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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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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Master

(2nd level, Advanced) Master in Economics & Finance

Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 Italy Milan

The Master will allow students to acquire the needed knowledge and research experience in order to pursue further studies with a Ph.D. in Economics; allow them to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical and practical relevance. [+]

The Master in Economics and Finance is a graduate program, that allows students to complete their training in economics providing them with a thorough understanding of the role and working of the State in modern economies. The Master is a full-time, intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 20 students. The Master offers courses taught in English and it is accessible to students of all countries. The diploma, issued by Università Cattolica, is recognized as a second level Master’s degree by the Italian Government. Graduate students are invited to take part in the Seminar series, which is organized by the Department of Economics and Finance on a weekly basis. During the last two years, it has featured scholars from top European and U.S. Institutions, such as Northwestern University, University of Southern California, University of Maryland, European Central Bank, CEMFI-Madrid, Université de Toulouse, Tel Aviv University, Queen Mary College of London, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Our research environment also benefits from many initiatives, such as the “Annual Lecture” in Political Economy, which, in recent years, has been delivered by prominent academics such as James Robinson (Harvard University), Peter Howitt (Brown University), Howard Rosenthal (Princeton University), and Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT). Career opportunities & professional recognition The Master allows students to acquire the needed knowledge and research experience in order to pursue further studies with a Ph.D. in Economics. Furthermore, students will be able to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical practical relevance for building a professional career in the research departments of banks, governments, and international organizations such as IMF, World Bank, OECD and ILO. [-]

1 year Specializing Master in Middle Eastern Studies

Campus Full time 12 years January 2016 Italy Milan

The program offers solid historical, political and institutional perspectives of the current domestic, regional and international dynamics affecting the stability of the Middle East, as well as a critical outlook on current debates over the region. [+]

Learning objectives: This innovative program aims to guide the students across this diverse and fascinating region, which, since decades, is at the center of the geostrategic interest of the international system. The program mainly focuses on the contemporary period, through a multi-disciplinary approach ranging of international relations, geopolitics, conflicts and security, economy and energy. Nonetheless, specific sections are devoted to the analysis of the historical and religious foundations of the modern Middle East, from the birth of Islam to the evolution of Islamic thought, law and economy. A dedicated course will offer a linguistic analysis of the political and juridical terminology and a glossary in Arabic. MIMES analyses in details infra-regions and inter-regions peculiarities and relations, from Maghreb to Central-Southern Asia, encouraging a comparative and holistic area studies approach. Career opportunities & professional recognition: MIMES provides graduate students with a detailed, comprehensive knowledge of the wider Middle East, beneficial to undertake a number of different careers, consistently with their previous training and experience, within international institutions, private companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research centers and area studies, media networks, etc. Course structure: 1st level –Propaedeutic Phase: history, power and institution: the conceptual foundation of the Middle East 2nd level – Analytical Phase 3rd level – Contemporary Issues 4th level- Research Project 5th Level- Language and Culture Course OR Internship for the Middle Eastern Studies program [-]

Master in Global Business and Sustainability

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year December 2015 Italy Milan

For young adults eager to become impact entrepreneurs and managers for sustainable development [+]

The Master in Global Business and Sustainability offered by ALTIS - Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, offers you the opportunity to receive an outstanding entrepreneurial and managerial preparation and to meet Italian and international companies that share your values of entrepreneurship and management and your international vision. It is an opportunity to study and work with professors, colleagues and businesses in a global setting and with a global outreach. Learning objectives Students will acquire an entrepreneurial and managerial mindset with a global and multicultural approach. Moreover they will be able to strategically integrate the issues of environmental concern, sustainability and corporate social responsibility in their professional practices. Upon completion of the master, students will have gained leadership and entrepreneurial skills, managerial competences, an international business network and experience, a “sustainability vision” and knowledge of Italian and European best practices. Career opportunities & professional recognition The Master prepares students to become: ●●Entrepreneurs of small and large scale enterprises capable of guiding and/or expanding their business to emerging markets ●●Managers capable of developing an innovative and sustainable business in the international context of their company. Action project The Master in Global Business and Sustainability includes a hands-on four-month Action Project. The aim of the Action Project is to give students the opportunity to experience and put into practice the entrepreneurial and managerial skills acquired with the Master. It can alternatively take the following forms: ●●Development Project. Single students or groups of students will be required to support Italian or multinational companies interested in an internationalization, entrepreneurial or market development plan as well as in bridging the company with students’ country of origin. Students will work in close connection with entrepreneurs and managers and will assist them in studying and analyzing the context and the market and designing an operative plan to support the growth of the company ●●Development of a business plan of the student’s business idea or of his/her family business ●●Research study on entrepreneurship, especially in emerging economies ●●Assistance for new business ideas and start-ups related to ALTIS Masters Programs working side-by-side with new or established entrepreneurs Students can also look for the internships provided that such internship is in line with the Master’s program and goal and therefore approved by program advisor. An online platform gives access to internship offers, and students can contact directly the company/firm. 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. [-]

Master in International Business (MIB)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2015 Italy Milan

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) provides a relevant training experience that allows participants to join the next wave of dynamic business leaders. The program will train you to have the skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace. Contents are designed according to firms’ requirements, allowing companies to select up-to-date competencies to successfully face global business perspectives in rapidly changing economies. MIB challenges its students through rigorous coursework and practical work activities, training its students to place concept and theory into practical application. Set in diverse global contexts and in a global classroom, MIB students don’t merely think global, they simply become global. Learning objectives Students will be asked to use all the acquired knowledge and skills to solve international management problems, consolidating them and applying them to the real world of business. One of the most important components of the course is the strong collaboration with an impressive network of firms. This provides participants with first-hand access to professional expertise to prepare them for the international business world. Several practical work activities are offered with the aim to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multicultural experience. Acquired skills include change management, customer-driven transformation, group negotiation and intercultural communication project management, business process analysis and management. Career opportunities & professional recognition The aim of the program is to offer a diverse career, providing the opportunity to work in varied roles and geographies. Graduates from the MIB go on to work in a variety of roles. Many take management positions in departments of multinational companies and SMEs, in areas including general management, human resources, accounting, foreign trade and international marketing. Others find roles in the field of business consultancy. [-]

Master in International Cooperation and Development

Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 Italy Milan

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. [+]

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 Marketing Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2015 Italy Milan

The Master aims at developing knowledge, competences and abilities in order to analyse the international markets and to assume managerial, commercial and marketing responsibilities. [+]

The Maser enables students 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. A classroom mix of different competencies will benefit the learning environment and allow students to share different perspectives of the marketing field. The Master aims at training professionals able to comprehend and put into action a cross-cultural approach in the negotiation and strategy development phase. 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. Students will complete the program by taking an internship at one of Cattolica’s partner companies, either in Italy or abroad. Career opportunities & professional recognition Graduates from the Master will gain a fully 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. Graduates from the Master can take positions in market research centers and institutes or marketing offices of multinationals as well as smaller companies, as market analysts, marketing managers, product and brand managers etc. [-]

Master in International Relations

Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 Italy Milan

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.... [-]


MSc

M.Sc. Agricultural and Food Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2015 Italy Cremona

The program will prepare you to analyze the Agri-food system and to operate in the various functional areas of businesses and organizations, as well as develop your professional knowledge and skills. [+]

The program will prepare you to analyze the agri-food system and to operate in the various functional areas of businesses and organizations. It will develop your professional knowledge and skills with regards to: - analyzing traditional problems relating to agricultural markets and food, evaluating the implications of agri-food and commercial policies; - managing the liberalization processes and rules of free competition also within an international context; - analyzing the behavior of final consumers with respect to agricultural and food products; - understanding the different sectors of the agri-food system, the vertical relations and the coordination of the various phases of the system (e.g. agriculture, food processing and food retailing); - managing emerging issues in agricultural and food production, including the safety of foodstuffs and the environmental impact of agricultural activities, the role of quality, information and traceability, the management of technical innovations, in particular biotechnology, and of the industrialization of agriculture; - dealing with corporate and logistical problems that affect business functions according to the peculiarities of agribusiness companies. The Faculty has strong partnership ties with national leading companies such as Barilla and Parmalat. Companies organize keynote lectures, internships and funding for scholarships Graduates have various professional openings in: Agri-food corporations (multinational food companies, SMEs, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, retail chains), professional associations of agricultural and food companies, service and consultancy firms for agricultural and food companies, entrepreneurial activities,academic or applied research, and international organizations. [-]

M.Sc. Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2015 Italy Milan

The Banking and Finance (BF) program is a specialized degree 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 major strength of the program is the combination of strong analytical foundation and applications to real-world issues. [+]

The Banking and Finance (BF) program is a specialized degree 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 major strength of the program is the combination of strong analytical foundation and applications to real-world issues. Students will learn how to integrate financial models, firm-specific as well as industry and economy-wide factors in their decision making process. English-taught classes enable us to recruit the best and brightest students from all over the world. A diverse and multicultural class will enrich the learning experience. Additionally, familiarity with English – enhanced by its day-by-day practice – is essential for those wishing to pursue a career in finance. BF 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. Graduates from the BF program 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 BF graduate [-]

M.Sc. Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2015 Italy Milan

The graduate program is designed for students who wish to gain a thorough theoretical and empirical knowledge of key economic principles. Students will be endowed with in-depth understanding of recent economic issues and are expected to develop a high level of autonomy with regard to research and methodology. [+]

The graduate program is designed for students who wish to gain a thorough theoretical and empirical knowledge of key economic principles. Students will be endowed with in-depth understanding of recent economic issues and are expected to develop a high level of autonomy with regard to research and methodology. During the first year compulsory core courses will give the students sound economics and quantitative methods foundations. The second year aims to take the students closer to the research frontier. Students will tackle interesting problems in economics by applying the tools learned during the first year. The program offers a choice of courses from different fields of economics with the purpose of finding a promising research topic and developing a final research dissertation. The 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 (e.g. ECB, World Bank, Bank of Italy, IMF, OECD, Goldman Sachs, Consulting companies, Think tanks, etc…) or to pursue a PhD in economics at the best Italian and international universities. [-]

M.Sc. International Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2015 Italy Piacenza + 1 more

The program is designed 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. It also prepares students to develop awareness towards issues of internationalization, multinational working groups and analyzing international markets. [+]

The profile "International Management" aims to give students an education that enables them to adapt quickly into an environment of international work, understanding and knowing the dynamics and knowing effectively to intermediate problems in the process that define them. In the curriculum there are 2 types of courses: - Subjects relating to the basic disciplines (business, economic, and legal); - Subjects relating to business issues and problems typically associated with the processes of internationalization of firms. The idea behind this choice is to balance the traditional knowledge of management (that each person intended to operate in a business context needs) with the specialization and the development of specific internationalization-oriented skills. For this reason, in addition to traditional business disciplines, there are courses that intend to develop the capability to work in different social and cultural context and to review, develop and implement internationalization of firm. [-]

M.Sc. Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2015 Italy Milan

The Management program is a two-year course designed for students wishing to concentrate their career to assume an active role in managerial processes typical of companies operating in a global scenario. [+]

The course provides advanced training in the key areas of management and business administration in global contexts. A major strength of the program 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-wide competences for understanding global changing organizations. Several teaching methods are used, including group project work, case studies, role-plays, and simulations. English-taught classes enables us to recruit the best and brightest students from all over the world. A diverse and multicultural class will enrich the learning experience. The program opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Management graduates have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large corporation dealing with international and multicultural issues, as well as smaller and national companies implementing and managing international processes and strategies. [-]

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Largo Gemelli 1
Milan, Italy, 20123 IT
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Via S. Vittore 18
Milan, Italy, 20123 IT
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Milan, 20123 IT