Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Post address: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli 1

Milan, Italy, 20123 IT
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Post address: ALTIS & ASERI
Via S. Vittore 18

Milan, Italy, 20123 IT
Location address: Milan, 20123 IT
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
Post address: Postgraduate Office
Via Carducci 28/30

Milan, Italy, 201213 IT

399Founded in 1921, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is a private Italian University which has  5 campuses (Milano, Brescia, Piacenza-Cremona, Roma and Campobasso), 14 Faculties, 52 three-year Major tracks, 42 graduate level degrees,  over 100 master tracks, 6 Postgraduate Schools, 42.000 students.

The attention given to each individual student and his/her specific interests starts with enrollment and continues throughout and beyond the completion of a diploma or degree.

The Postgraduate Programs

The Advanced Studies and Graduate Schools Department promotes a wide range of opportunities in Italian and English language, both for bachelor’s graduates and for executives. MBA, Master's Programs and PhD programs are designed with the purpose of offering highly specialised courses, which are increasingly aligned with the changing demands of the business world.

UCSC particularly welcomes international graduate students and every year several scholarships are awarded for worthy candidates.

ALTIS - Postgraduate School of Business & Society


ALTIS, the Postgraduate School of Business & Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, promotes business and management innovation which simultaneously creates competitive advantage and contributes to social and environmental well-being. Its mission is to foster impact entrepreneurship and management for sustainable development.

ALTIS combines quality courses with strong connections to the business and it is characterized by an openness towards the international business world and a desire to effectively serve the students and enterprises that interact with it. Courses are taught by academic professors, business professionals and managers from all over the world, with an extensive use of case studies.

Its highly innovative programs have received recognition from international institutions such as Ashoka Foundation and GMAC, which have awarded ALTIS with Ashoka U Innovation Award and GMAC Met Fund Grant respectively.

ALTIS is designing and implementing educational programs and development projects in India, Africa and South America. It is now a point of reference for Italian and multi-national companies interested in developing business in the fastest growing countries and a leader in the promotion of impact entrepreneurship in those countries.

ASERI, Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations

ASERI is a unique education and research center, born to interpret the great transformations that involve economic-political world dynamics and the complex phenomena of globalization.

Founded in 1995 thanks to the co-operation between the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and the Milan Chamber of Commerce, ASERI trains experts of economic and political global systems, able to operate at high level within international organizations and systems, multinational companies, banking and financial institutions, public supranational administration.

ASERI attracts people from different countries and educational backgrounds. It is open to:


- graduates with a strong interest in the field of international studies;
- people who have already started a professional career and wish to broaden their knowledge of scientific methodologies and disciplines which are indispensable when working within a global context.


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Master - Campus 

Master in International Business (MIB)

Campus Italy Full time 2 years
October 2014

The innovative MIB programme aims to fully prepare the students for the international business world through courses of study tailored to company requirements. [+]

The Master in International Business MIB is promoted by Faculty of Economics and by the ICRIM – International Center of Research in International Management.

The innovative MIB programme aims to fully prepare the students for the international business world through courses of study tailored to company requirements. Close collaboration with companies working in a chosen field forms an essential facet of the programme, making sure that the participants develop exactly the right skills needed to work proactively in international management and to develop an international career.

The MIB Master Academic programme offers two modular configurations:

■MIB Fast Track (Master of Arts) - 1 Year Master - 60 learning credits ■MIB International Track - 2 Year Master - 80 learning credits... [-]

Master in International Cooperation and Development

Campus Italy Full time 1 year
February 2015

The Master's course focuses on the evolving economic, political, social and cultural issues related to international cooperation and development as well as on professional skills and methodological tools. [+]

{title_short}. Master in International Cooperation and Development

The political, economic and social development of least developed countries is one of the major challenges of globalization. Growing interdependence and integration offer a chance to strengthen cooperative relations between the North and the South of the world. The call to cooperation is urgent: poverty, inequality, conflict, instability, and uncertainty still affect everyday life of a majority of world population. The Master's Course in International Cooperation and Development offers a privileged framework for designing tentative solutions to the above mentioned problems through the collective action of governmental and non governmental agents, bridging gaps among people, groups and institutions. WHY THIS MASTER'S COURSE This Master's program aims at converting theoretical knowledge into practical wisdom, and to give students a specific set of professional skills to successfully face the job market. This is possible thanks to these distinctive characteristics:... [-]

Master in International Relations

Campus Italy Full time 1 year
February 2015

The MIR provides a well-balanced combination of theory and practise, by focusing on international relations, economics, politics and law, as well as, those emerging issues that challenge today's global system [+]

ONE YEAR TO TRAIN GLOBAL LEADERS

The MIR is an innovative postgraduate program developed for graduates willing to deepen their knowledge of the field of international relations through an immediate privileged experience with a distinguished faculty and top-level professionals. The principal aim of the Diploma is to provide students with knowledge and managerial skills indispensable for a professional career in international organizations and companies working in a constantly changing global environment. The MIR provides a well-balanced combination of theory and practise, by focusing on international relations, economics, politics and law, as well as those emerging issues that challenge today's global system: trade, finance, security, information and communication technology, energy, environment and global networks. The privileged partnership with important academicians from different countries and leading professionals from multinational companies, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations will allow students to take part in team projects and individual internships. English is the language of instruction of the Master.The Master's Diploma (Level I) will be granted by Università Cattolica after the achievement of 60 credits gained through the attendance to all the Master activities and the positive results in the examinations taken. The MIR begins next January 2013 at the ASERI campus in Milan. Scientific coordinator: prof. Roberto Zoboli THE ASERI DIFFERENCE ASERI Masters' courses are in response to the current job market demands: they train students in a constant face to face comparison with theoretical topics, but provoking their personalities and experiences to form a practical and highly professional point of view. With this in mind, the Università Cattolica decided to create ASERI in 1995 as a centre of excellence in the heart of Milan. Students experience the new global reality through a unique collaboration of exclusive international faculty, meetings with senior executives, multicultural classes, flexible modular-format courses in English and international internships.... [-]

Masters Program in International Management (MIM)

Campus Italy Full time 12 months
February 2015

Several of these partners offer an intensive 12 to 15 month Masters Program in International Management (MIM) combining a sound awareness of the international scene and an extensive approach of the international business world at a managerial level. [+]

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The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) is a consortium of leading business schools located in Boston (USA), Dublin (Ireland), Lancaster(United Kingdom),Madrid (Spain),Reims(France), Reutlingen(Germany), Piacenza(Italy) and Puebla(Mexico).

Several of these partners offer an intensive 12 to 15 month Masters Program in International Management (MIM) combining a sound awareness of the international scene and an extensive approach of the international business world at a managerial level. Upon completion of the program, the participants fully understand the interactions in the decision-making process.... [-]


Course - Campus 

Experiencing Italian Excellence

Campus Italy Full time 1 month
February 2015

"Experiencing Italian Excellence" in Summer 2010, an international summer program for business students interested in acquiring direct knowledge and experience of Italian business expertise. [+]

The International Relations Office (IRO) and ALTIS, Postgraduate School of Business & Society of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan, Italy will offer "Experiencing Italian Excellence" in Summer 2010, an international summer program for business students interested in acquiring direct knowledge and experience of Italian business expertise.

The program, taught by both academic and professional experts, offers interaction and up-close exposure to the best practices of the Italian entrepreneurial system. Particular attention will be paid to fashion & design, tourism, agribusiness, art, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), industrial clusters and entrepreneurship.... [-]


MBA - Campus 

1-Year Full-Time MBA in Global Business and Sustainability

Campus Italy Full time 12 months
September 2014

The Full-time MBA in Global Business and Sustainability offered by ALTIS provides students with the necessary tools needed to prepare them for a competitive business world. [+]

{title_short}. The International MBA offers participants from the BRICS area (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa and Mediterranean Basin, including Italy, the unique opportunity to study in close contact with Italian and European companies interested in doing business in their countries of origin. 

With ALTIS Full Time MBA students gain the skills, knowledge and firsthand experience that will make them ideal candidates as managers and entrepreneurs, especially for international business development projects, with a specific focus on sustainable development.

The International MBA is in English.

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MBA - Online & Campus Combined 

MBA Social Entrepreneurship and Management

Online & Campus Combined Kenya Full time 11 months
March 2015

The MBA Social Entrepreneurship and Management is the MBA Programme for you who wants to be involved in an international network of successful companies, Universities, social funds, and microfinance institutions? [+]

Have you got a business idea you want to implement?

Do you wish to proactively contribute to your country's sustainable development?

Do you want to be involved in an international network of successful companies, Universities, social funds, and microfinance institutions? 

The MBA Social Entrepreneurship and Management is the MBA Programme for you!

DRIVING AFRICA'S FUTURE

SEM has been specifically designed for young professionals wishing to become leaders in Africa through the development of sustainable businesses.

The MBA aims at developing entrepreneurial and management skills while focusing on environmental and social awareness.... [-]