Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Introduction

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe boasting over 41 000 students across 12 Schools.

Cattolica distinguishes itself for its multidisciplinary curriculum, industrial ties, and strong international focus. Aside from our 200+ Italian programs, we offer undergraduate, graduate, Summer and Semester programs in English, with a focus on economics, medicine & surgery, business, management, international relations and marketing. We also offer partial, merit-based scholarship opportunities to international students.

Milan is home to Cattolica’s largest campus, located in the stunningly beautiful medieval building in the heart of the city. By living and studying in Milan, with its constant flow of international businesses and investments, our students are ideally positioned to put into practice the knowledge gained in their studies whilst using their own language abilities and cultural competencies.

The stunning city of Rome is home to Cattolica’s internationally acclaimed School of Medicine and Surgery. Forty-three Faculty members are listed among the Top Italian Scientists. The School is affiliated with the Policlinico Gemelli University Hospital, ranked first for the number of national non-profit clinical trials and third for non-profit drug experimentations performed. It is also the first Italian oncologic hospital for the number of patients treated.

Excellent preparation has led to outstanding alumni in both private and public sectors. To date, we can count three Prime Ministers, multiple Ministers in various Offices, as well as CEOs of leading companies such as ENI, Trussardi and Louis Vuitton.

Studying at Cattolica is to study at a University where the wealth of academic programs and the robustness of academic standards, is matched by the grandeur of our buildings and equally impressive locations.

Cattolica is where great minds connect. Where enthusiasm meets innovation. Where dedication creates outcomes.

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Specializing Master in International Marketing Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Master in International Marketing Management provides a broad learning and training experience that helps students enter in the job market. The Master in International Marketing Management is characterized by active learning and student interaction, aimed at developing individual skills of analysis and decision-making. In particular, the traditional teaching methods will be integrated by... [+]

The Master in International Marketing Management provides a broad learning and training experience that helps students enter in the job market. The Master in International Marketing Management is characterized by active learning and student interaction, aimed at developing individual skills of analysis and decision-making. In particular, the traditional teaching methods will be integrated by the presence of academics of international standing and managers, case discussions, role playing, individual, group projects and seminars. Learning objectives The Master aims at developing knowledge, competences and abilities in order to analyse the international markets and to assume managerial, commercial and marketing responsibilities. It enables to operate in international contexts thanks to original, dynamic and unique approaches, culture and knowledge coming from a training process that virtuously integrates the economical-managerial disciplines with the psychological-organisational ones. The learning objectives are to develop an open culture, flexible to changes and a long lasting set of competences able to continuously adequate themselves to various and dynamic economical contexts. Career opportunities & professional recognition The Master’s graduates will gain full marketing management knowledge and practices. They may take positions in any company or agency to carry out tasks related to marketing and customer management and marketing research. A class that makes a difference The Master in International Marketing Management is comprised of international and domestic students. Scientific Direction - Annalisa Tunisini - Director, Professor of Marketing, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan - A. Claudio Bosio - Co-Director, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Professor of Consumer and Marketing Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan - Renato Fiocca - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Edoardo Lozza - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Ivan Snehota - Università della Svizzera Italiana The faculty is composed by internationally renowned professors - from Italy and different Countries , as well as keynote speakers,managers and professionals. Can I learn Italian while studying? Students are invited to complement their studies with an Italian Language Culture Course offered at a small additional cost which are taught by a team of qualified and experienced native Italian speakers, should the course fit within their program schedule Can I work while studying? Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week). Propedeutic Courses Propedeutic psychology course* Fundamentals of social sciences and psychology for marketing Principles of applied social research methodology Propedeutic economics course** Fundamentals of business and management Principles of marketing *Those courses should be considered mandatory only for students coming from Faculties other than Psychology. **Those courses should be considered mandatory only for students coming from Faculties other than Economics. Core courses Introduction to internationalisation Understanding international markets Consumer behaviour Marketing research Marketing strategies in an international setting Managing the international marketing mix Management psychology in an intercultural context Evaluating companies and markets Teaching method Includes seminars and conferences from guest speakers and practical activities: Field works implemented by small groups and coached by partner firms In-company internship Project works Program specific requirments Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a Bachelor’s degree and/or Master of Science in Psychology Applicants may also be graduate students in technical disciplines and humanities and may be admitted to the Master in International Marketing Management subject to evaluation and verification by the Scientific Board of Professors Candidates are required to have a more than adequate knowledge of the English language Admission requirements Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS) The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program For applicants whose first language is not English: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Completed a degree program taught entirely in the English language [-]

Specializing Master in International Screenwriting and Production

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series... [+]

The Master in International Screenwriting and Production is a graduate program that aims at creating professional scriptwriters, story editors and producers, providing them with a thorough understanding of the audiovisual industry and a strong knowledge of the storytelling techniques, which are the heart of every project of feature film and television series. The MISP is a full-time intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 42 students. The diploma, issued by Università Cattolica, is recognized as a first level Master’s degree by the Italian Government. Learning Objectives The MISP will allow students to acquire the required knowledge to work in the entertainment industry, both as writers and/or professionals working in production or distribution companies, TV networks, talent agencies or as production assistants. Students will receive a comprehensive and high level training which effectively combines the academic expertise of university professors with the professional know-how of high-ranking professionals with international profiles. Curriculum Screenwriting theory Script analysis and project evaluation Writing techniques for audiovisual products Screenwriting practice: treatments, scenes and dialogues, scripts, pitches. The writing of genres and adaptation. Writing for different formats: comic books, novels, documentaries, entertainment TV shows, advertising, the web, mobile media, and transmedia projects. Screenwriting and production of animation projects. The audiovisual industry Industries and audiences. TV acquisition and programming and film distribution The physical production: pre-production, shooting, post-production, contracts and budgeting. Communication ethics Final Project Three months before the end of theoretical classes, the students will have to choose between one of the following careers: screenwriting or production. The students, who choose the screenwriting career, will have to write and deliver a final project from which the writing abilities developed during the program should emerge. Typically,the final project takes the form of a script for a feature film, which can either be an original idea or an adaptation. The final project can be written in English, Italian, French or Spanish. The students, who choose the production career, will have the opportunity to undertake an internship within an established production or distribution company, a TV network, an advertising agency or on a film set. Career Opportunities Graduates from the MISP are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates have both the theoretical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers as: Screenwriters or creative producers of television series and feature films; Authors of TV entertainment programs and documentaries, copywriters, creators of video games and web series, writers of comic books and novels and fiction editors in publishing companies; Story editors and script consultants; Supervisors of evaluation, acquisition and programming of TV shows; Professionals working in different areas of the television and film industry (physical production, distribution, acquisition, product placement, etc.) Program-specific entry requirements In order to enter the MISP, students need to hold an undergraduate degree (180 ECTS). Degrees in Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, Media studies and Communication are preferable, but no other degree is excluded. The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program. Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program. Students must be able to excel in courses that are reading-and-writing intensive. Language proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English will need to have either: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language [-]

Specializing Master in Luxury Goods Management (Milan)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Master in Luxury Goods Management - EMLUX is aimed at those students who wish to begin their career path in the luxury industry, a sector that requires both an understanding of the process of creativity and a solid managerial approach in order to succeed in an international multifaceted environment. With a concrete approach, EMLUX allows students to understand the peculiar logic and strategies of luxury companies, who master the ability to... [+]

The Master in Luxury Goods Management - EMLUX is aimed at those students who wish to begin their career path in the luxury industry, a sector that requires both an understanding of the process of creativity and a solid managerial approach in order to succeed in an international multifaceted environment. With a concrete approach, EMLUX allows students to understand the peculiar logic and strategies of luxury companies, who master the ability to craft products that are desired by clients worldwide. Learning objectives Starting from the necessary cultural foundations of luxury and the understanding of the utmost importance of craftsmanship and of the métiers d’art which are vital for this industry, EMLUX proceeds to unravel the managerial tools that dominate the functions of a luxury company, with a particular focus on brand management, retail, finance and accounting, which are key to obtain economic stability and long term growth. Our cross-functional approach is the key for future managers, who need to understand the implications and impact of company decisions. Career opportunities & professional recognition EMLUX is especially designed to enhance diverse skills related to the particular operational, financial, marketing and product issues that impact strategic and business decisions in the luxury industry. Participants will therefore be exposed to the fundamentals needed to start the following careers: Marketing or brand manager Product manager Licensing manager Retail/wholesale manager Communication manager Area manager Buyer/merchandiser Can I learn Italian while studying? The Master offers a compulsory Italian Language and Culture course to international students. Classes are scheduled twice a week. Are there internships opportunities? The Master does not include a mandatory internship. However students can find placement opportunities within the network of the University. An online platform gives access to plenty of internship offers, and students can contact the company/firm directly. Some internships may include a reimbursement (lunch and transportation), others may offer a monthly compensation, and finally some internships may not be paid. This information is provided in each offer. Can I work while studying? Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week). Course components Luxury: definition, environment and characteristics - introductory course Sociocultural analysis of luxury Human resource management & business organization Cross cultural management & organization Marketing management Brand management Global integrated marketing communication Research techniques in the luxury industry Accounting, financial management and performance measurement Pricing and retail in the luxury industry Sales and customer relationship management Legal issues Supply chain strategy and network design Manufacturing, distribution & operations Product design, development & management Innovation & trends Italian language course Admission requirements Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS) The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program For applicants whose first language is not English: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Completed a degree program taught entirely in the English language [-]

Specializing Master in Viticulture & Enology

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition program aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars. The peculiarities of Italian viticulture and opportunity to maintain a leading role in the field are today bound by the ability to introduce sustainable innovation without losing its well-known appeal... [+]

The Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition program aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars. The peculiarities of Italian viticulture and opportunity to maintain a leading role in the field are today bound by the ability to introduce sustainable innovation without losing its well-known appeal. Learning objectives The main goals of the program are: - To acquire solid methodology and knowledge suitable to address innovation issues in the vineyard and winery - To achieve specific skills for new canopy management technique suitable to mitigate undesired climate-related effects, new sustainable approaches for pest and disease control, precision viticulture and enology - Develop the ability to diagnose limiting factors occurring in vineyard and winery and to produce suitable solutions - Learn to pro-actively take part in discussions dealing with viticulture and enology topics. Career opportunities & professional recognition The Master’s qualification in ‘Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition’ will open up professional opportunities in the fields of viticulture and enology chain; wine marketing and distribution; restaurants; large scale retail trade and freelancing. A class that makes a difference The Master in Viticulture & Enology will be comprised of international students and Cattolica’s domestic students. Faculty & teaching staff Dr. Matteo Gatti - Research Assistant Prof. Gabriele Canali - Associate Professor Dr. Fabrizio Torchio - Research Assistant Prof. Stefano Poni - Full Professor Dr. Milena Lambri - Research Assistant Prof. Vittorio Rossi - Full Professor Dr. Emanuele Mazzoni - Research Assistant Partner companies Here just a few names of prestigious Wine Estates that gave their preliminary acceptance in hosting internships: Mossi, Tenute Ruffino, Barone Ricasoli, Santa Margherita, Sella e Mosca, Mezzacorona, Contratto, Ca’ Del Bosco, Zonin, Res Uvae, Marchesi Mazzei, Cavalieri di Malta, Pico Maccario, and Marramiero. Can I learn Italian while studying? An intensive Italian course will be available to international students for the duration of the Master in Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition. Are there internships opportunities? Students will need to carry out a mandatory internship for the duration of at least 450 hours (i.e. 18 ECTS) in a farm/wine estate/ institution. A final exam is scheduled including a case study discussion and/or experimental activity carried out during the internship. Can I work while studying? Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week). Curriculum Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches Topics in wine-marketing Enhancing the wine quality: innovation in monitoring and controls Applied grapevine eco-physiology Advances in enology Disease and pest management toward a sustainable viticulture Seminars on sustainable pesticides use and genetic traceability will also be provided ECTS of each course include also practical activities, wine tasting and field visits. Program-specific entry requirements Basic knowlegde in viticulture and enology is required. As an alternative, a 3-week intensive course, “Basics in Viticulture and Enology” is offered prior to the beginning of the Master. General graduate requirements - You need to hold an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). If you’ve undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, you are not eligible for admission to a graduate program. Your application can be evaluated for a transfer to an undergraduate degree program - Cattolica will evaluate your academic and personal background and decide if you meet the specific conditions for admission to the graduate degree of your choice English language proficiency For applicants whose first language is not English they will need to either: - Have a TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80 or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 or; - Have successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language [-]

MSc

M.Sc. Agricultural and Food Economics (Piacenza-Cremona campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

Università Cattolica’s Cremona campus boasts one of the world’s most renowned teams of Agriculture academics, scientists and researchers; a team at the forefront of food innovation and technology, whose expertise extends to developing tracking systems for any product transported across the European Union. If you would like to study for a graduate qualification in the world’s fastest growing industry, then a beautiful city in the heart of the... [+]

Università Cattolica’s Cremona campus boasts one of the world’s most renowned teams of Agriculture academics, scientists and researchers; a team at the forefront of food innovation and technology, whose expertise extends to developing tracking systems for any product transported across the European Union. If you would like to study for a graduate qualification in the world’s fastest growing industry, then a beautiful city in the heart of the Italian food valley will open your doors to the world. Learning objectives The program will prepare students to analyze the Agri-food system and to operate in the various functional areas of businesses and organizations. The program will develop your professional knowledge and skills. Career opportunities & professional recognition Graduates from the Agricultural and Food Economics program have various professional openings in: Agri-food corporations (multinational food companies, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), retail chains Professional associations of agricultural and food companies Service and consultancy firms for agricultural and food companies Entrepreneurial activities Academic or applied research International organizations A class that makes a difference The M.Sc. in Agricultural and Food Economics is comprised of international students and Cattolica’s domestic students. Faculty & teaching staff The M.Sc. in Agricultural and Food Economics boasts a rich learning platform fostered by committed teaching staff who are professionals in their field and always available to assist students. Guest lecturers from abroad and local firms also make the course exclusive. Can I learn Italian while studying? Italian courses are not embedded in the M.Sc. in Agricultural and Food Economics curriculum, however you are encouraged to follow the Italian Language & Culture Courses (a small extra cost), taught by a team of qualified and experienced native Italian speakers. Are there internships opportunities? Internships are not mandatory in our M.Sc. in Agricultural and Food Economics program, though highly recommended in order to boost your University experience and gain new practical skills. Our career service, Stage & Placement, is at your disposal. Can I work while studying? Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week). First year courses Management basics Technology for food health and safety: Principles of food protection Principles of food hygiene Economic fundamentals of the Agri-food system: Economics of the Agri-food system Agricultural and food legislation Quantitative methods: Applied statistics for the Agri-food system Applied agricultural and food economics Industrial organization Financial accounting and business evaluation Optional courses Seminars Second year courses Agricultural and food market institutions Agricultural and food marketing Economics of agricultural and food markets Business planning and control Strategy and leadership Final dissertation General graduate requirements - You need to hold an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS) and in a subject which is relevant to the chosen degree course. If you’ve undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, you are not eligible for admission to a graduate program. Your application can be evaluated for a transfer to an undergraduate degree program - Cattolica will evaluate your academic and personal background and decide if you meet the specific conditions for admission to the graduate degree of your choice - You must obtain your undergraduate degree by the end of July 2015 (September for EU students). English language proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English will need to either: - Have a TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80 or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0; or - Have successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language [-]

M.Sc. Banking and Finance (Milan campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The program is designed for students wishing to concentrate their career in financial markets and institutions. The program provides advanced training in the key areas of securities trading and risk management. A significant feature is the combination of strong analytical foundation and applications to real world issues... [+]

The program is designed for students wishing to concentrate their career in financial markets and institutions. The program provides advanced training in the key areas of securities trading and risk management. A significant feature is the combination of strong analytical foundation and applications to real world issues. Learning objectives Students will learn to integrate financial models, firm-specific as well as industry and economic factors in their decision making process. Students have access to meetings with highly qualified speakers from the financial industry, internship programs in major Italian and international financial institutions, exchange programs in European and US universities. Career opportunities & professional recognition Graduates have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in banks, asset management companies, securities firms, large corporations (particularly in the Treasury and Finance departments), and regulators. Professional consulting positions in all areas of banking and finance represent another option for graduates. A class that makes a difference The M.Sc. in Banking & Finance is comprised of international students and Cattolica’s domestic students. Faculty & teaching staff The M.Sc. Banking & Finance boasts a rich learning platform fostered by committed teaching staff who are professionals in their field and always available to assist students. Guest lecturers from abroad and local firms also make the course exclusive. Can I learn Italian while studying? Italian courses are not embedded in the M.Sc. in Banking & Finance curriculum, however you are encouraged to follow the Italian Language & Culture Courses (a small extra cost), taught by a team of qualified and experienced native Italian speakers. Are there internships opportunities? Internships are not mandatory in our M.Sc. in Banking & Finance program, though highly recommended in order to boost your University experience and gain new practical skills. Our career service, Stage & Placement, is at your disposal. Can I work while studying? Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week). First year courses Advanced financial accounting Advanced microeconomics Applied econometrics Applied statistics for finance Corporate finance Derivative securities pricing Monetary economics Principles of financial regulation Quantitative methods for finance Second year courses Investment risk management Foreign language Market microstructure Risk management Electives Thesis Elective courses Corporate governance and social responsibility - I part 4 International corporate finance International financial markets Project management Real estate finance Stage/Internship General graduate requirements - You need to hold an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS) and in a subject which is relevant to the chosen degree course. If you’ve undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, you are not eligible for admission to a graduate program. Your application can be evaluated for a transfer to an undergraduate degree program - Cattolica will evaluate your academic and personal background and decide if you meet the specific conditions for admission to the graduate degree of your choice English language proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English will need to either: - Have a TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80 or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0; or - Have successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language Cattolica’s TOEFL institution code is 2605. [-]

M.Sc. Economics (Milan campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The curriculum is entirely taught in English and represents the University’s flagship course in Economics. The programme is equivalent to a two-year Master of Science in Economics. It provides students with a solid training in Economics emphasizing rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods. Faculty members are internationally recognized economists... [+]

The curriculum is entirely taught in English and represents the University’s flagship course in Economics. The programme is equivalent to a two-year Master of Science in Economics. It provides students with a solid training in Economics emphasizing rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods. Faculty members are internationally recognized economists. Our aim is to train economists suited both for academic and non-academic careers. During the first year, students will study the foundations of economics and quantitative analysis, whereas the second year is devoted to field courses that will expose them to recent developments at the frontier of economic research in a variety of topics. At the end of the second year students will work on their final dissertation. Besides taught courses, the curriculum also offers an internship programme with either economic research institutions located in the Milan area or within the University’s Department of Economics and Finance, where student are offered the opportunity of working as applied economists on real world economic issues, as well as meeting prospective employers. The skills acquired through the Economics programme prepare students to pursue their careers both in academia through further education at the PhD level as well as in the labour market as applied economists in firms, banks and institutions. The programme is now at its sixth edition and so far it has performed very well in terms of placement in the labour market (Eurizone, Deloitte, Oxford Policy Management, Intesa San Paolo) and in the academia (some of our student are now completing their PhDs at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, University of Nottingham, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and at Cattolica itself, and include winners of prestigious scholarships granted by the Bank of Italy). First year Microeconomics Macroeconomics Mathematics for economic analysis Empirical economics Statistical modelling Two Business courses among the following: Public management Supply chain management Performance measurement Corporate governance and social responsibility Business communication Change management Cross cultural management One Law course among the following: Transnational business law Principles of financial regulation Second year Three Economic courses among the following: Monetary economics and asset pricing International economics Political and public economics Industrial organization Labor economics Political economy of the European Union One of the following (student's choice subject to approval): A course in Economics Internship program A course in Business A course in Law A course among: Quantitative methods for finance International corporate finance Corporate finance Project management Applied statistics and big data (advanced) Final dissertation Career Opportunities The 2-year graduate program provides adequate knowledge and research skills for those who wish to work in research positions in national and international businesses, private and public national and international institutions or to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics at leading Italian and international universities. English language proficiency requirements Candidates need to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement in order to submit their application. Program-specific entry requirements The entry requirements are based on the guidelines for admission published every year in March by the Italian Ministry for Education. 1. Eligible candidates need to hold an undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), which satisfies the requirements for access to second-level academic studies in the awarding country. If candidates have undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, they may not be eligible for admission to a Laurea Magistrale. 2. The degree has to be issued by a higher education institution which is regularly accredited or recognized in the awarding country. 3. The degree and related studies undertook so far need to be in a subject which is relevant to the chosen Laurea Magistrale degree program. Candidates best suited have a background in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Business studies. This program is however also open to graduates from other faculties. In these cases, GRE or GMAT test with a satisfactory performance level in the quantitative section would increase the chances of admission. The academic board will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission. [-]

M.Sc. International Management, Legislation and Society (Piacenza-Cremona campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

Companies employ graduates who have developed awareness to issues of internationalization, who are competent to work in multinational working groups, who can analyze international markets, and develop major projects. The International Management program aims to give students an education that enables them to adapt quickly to an international environment, whilst understanding the dynamics, and... [+]

Companies employ graduates who have developed awareness to issues of internationalization, who are competent to work in multinational working groups, who can analyze international markets, and develop major projects. The International Management program aims to give students an education that enables them to adapt quickly to an international environment, whilst understanding the dynamics, and knowing effectively how to identify solutions to managerial problems. Learning objectives The curriculum presents two types of courses: subjects relating to the basic disciplines (business, economic, and law), and subjects relating to business issues and problems typically associated with the processes of internationalization of firms. This is done to balance traditional knowledge of management with the specialization and the development of specific internationalization-oriented skills. In addition to traditional business disciplines, there are courses that intend to develop the capability to work in different social and cultural contexts, and to review, develop and implement internationalization of firms. First year Corporate strategy & strategic control: Module 1 - Corporate strategy Module 2 - Strategic control European economic law Cross cultural management or Management of Information System and Society Doing business in emerging markets Business management: Module 1 - International corporate taxation and tax planning Module 2 - Small business management International competitiveness English for international management Internship Seminar on Theological issues Second year Business finance: Module 1 - Financial analysis Module 2 - Corporate finance International finance International strategies: Module 1 - International business strategy Module 2 – Business Government relations Business analytics Public law International management: Module 1 - International human resource management Module 2 - International institutions and society Thesis Career opportunities & Professional recognition Graduates from the International Management program are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large corporations and international institutions (WTO, IMF, WB) dealing with international and multicultural issues, as well as smaller and national companies, implementing and managing international processes and strategies. English language proficiency requirements Candidates need to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement in order to submit their application. Program-specific entry requirements The entry requirements are based on the guidelines for admission published every year in March by the Italian Ministry for Education. 1. Eligible candidates need to hold an undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), which satisfies the requirements for access to second-level academic studies in the awarding country. If candidates have undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, they may not be eligible for admission to a Laurea Magistrale. 2. The degree has to be issued by a higher education institution which is regularly accredited or recognized in the awarding country. 3. The degree and related studies undertook so far need to be in a subject which is relevant to the chosen Laurea Magistrale degree program. The academic board will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission. [-]

M.Sc. Management (Milan campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Management program is designed for students wishing to play an active role in managerial processes typical of companies operating in a global market. Students will explore areas critical to every business enterprise, including accounting, organizational behavior, business communication, and strategic management... [+]

The Management program is designed for students wishing to play an active role in managerial processes typical of companies operating in a global market. Students will explore areas critical to every business enterprise, including accounting, organizational behavior, business communication, and strategic management. Learning objectives Students will get advanced training in the key areas of management and business administration in global contexts. A major strength is the combination of strong analytical foundation and applications to real-world issues. Students will learn to integrate international management and innovation issues, as well as industry and economy-related competences for understanding global changing organizations. Several teaching methods are used. Career opportunities & professional recognition Graduates have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large corporations dealing with international and multinational issues, as well as smaller national companies implementing and managing international processes and strategies. A class that makes a difference The M.Sc. in Management is comprised of international students and Cattolica’s domestic students. Faculty & teaching staff The M.Sc. in Management boasts a rich learning platform fostered by committed teaching staff who are professionals in their field and always available to assist students. Guest lecturers from abroad and local firms also make the course exclusive. Can I learn Italian while studying? Italian courses are not embedded in the M.Sc. in Management curriculum, however you are encouraged to follow the Italian Language & Culture Courses (a small extra cost), taught by a team of qualified and experienced native Italian speakers. Are there internships opportunities? Internships are not mandatory in our M.Sc. in Management program, though highly recommended in order to boost your University experience and gain new practical skills. Our career service, Stage & Placement, is at your disposal. Can I work while studying? Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week). First year courses Mathematics for economic analysis Transnational commercial law Industrial organization Select FOUR elective courses: Corporate strategy Corporate finance (advanced) Customer-based marketing strategy Financial accounting and analysis (advanced) HR management Management control systems Supply chain management Second year courses Select ONE elective course of economics International economics Monetary economics and asset pricing Political economy of the European Union Select TWO elective courses Business communication Change management International corporate finance Management information systems Project management Performance measurement Work and organizational psychology Program-specific entry requirements - Students need to hold an undergraduate degree either: in a subject relevant to the chosen degree, such as economics, management or business studies; or - In other fields (such as engineering or social sciences) if they have studied at least 4 out of the following 5 subjects, which will be verified through their transcripts: commercial law, financial management, marketing, business organization, management accounting. General graduate requirements - You need to hold an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). If you’ve undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, you are not eligible for admission to a graduate program. Your application can be evaluated for a transfer to an undergraduate degree program - Cattolica will evaluate your academic and personal background and decide if you meet the specific conditions for admission - You must obtain your undergraduate degree by the end of July 2015 (September for EU students). English language proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English will need to either: - Have a TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80 or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0; or - Have successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language. [-]