Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC)


The Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC) is an independent, state-recognised institution situated in the small town of Castellanza, within easy reach of Milan and the Malpensa International Airport. The university is housed in a nineteenth century cotton mill which has been beautifully restored by the world famous Italian architect Aldo Rossi and is surrounded by over 90,000 square metres of parklands. It is only 1 kilometre from the train station that links Castellanza to Milan in 35 minutes and just over 1 kilometre from the motorway.

The town has a population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants and since the late 1800s has been one of the main industrial centres in the province of Varese. With the beautiful backdrop of the Alps and the famous Italian lakes of Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como, the province of Varese is also home to 23,000 manufacturing and craft industries that export over 30% of their production worldwide and generate employment to approximately 175 thousand people.

The University is an important example of the tradition for initiative and entrepreneurship in this part of Italy. It was founded on the initiative of the Industrial Association of the Province of Varese and was immediately recognised for its close relationships with the business world.

Today its three Schools

  • Economics and Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Law

are open to a limited number of students (about 2,000 in total).

All courses are interdisciplinary with cross-faculty teaching in order to provide students with a broad based education and overall understanding of the different business functions. The main objective underpinning all university courses is to prepare professionals for a successful career in an increasingly complex and competitive environment both at home and abroad.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MSc in International Business Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Castellanza

The course is aimed at students who possess in-depth knowledge in business economics, mathematics and statistics and law and who are able to use them to address business problems by developing an attitude towards strategies of internationalisation in business... [+]

The course is aimed at students who possess in-depth knowledge in business economics, mathematics and statistics and law and who are able to use them to address business problems by developing an attitude towards strategies of internationalisation in business. The application of analytical skills, strategic and operative diagnosis is extended to the different industrial sectors and services. Professional opportunities: director of marketing, expert in operational marketing, product manager, expert in market research, sales director, key accounts manager, communications and external relations manager, personnel director, organisational analyst, selection and evaluation of staff manager, corporate training manager, change manager, treasurer, finance director, financial risk manager, financial planner, financial consultant, asset manager, chartered accountant, buyer, auditor of financial statements, credit manager. I year Global Markets and Economic Policies International Marketing Quantitative Methods for Economics, Finance and Management Corporate Citizenship for a Global Firm Doing Business around the World Global Corporate Entrepreneurship International Financial and Foreign Exchange Markets TOEFL iBT preparation II year Corporate Governance [English version] Intercultural Competences International Business Law International Strategy & Multinational Corporation Thesis The pathway is completed with additional curriculum chosen for a total of at least 22 credits to be followed in any semester of the biennium. At least 6 of these credits must always be related to the curriculum of the SSD SECS-P/07, SECS-P/08, SECS-P/10, SECS-P/11 (also in the event that a student chooses the option with more training stages than specified) and at least six must be related to a training taught in English. At the beginning of the academic year, students must chose the list of courses they intend to attend and the exam to take in order to obtain the relative credits. The full list of courses in English varies from year to year, but it always ensures the opportunity for students to get all the credits related to courses belonging to SSD in English. Experience Abroad Students who choose this pathway are highly recommended to spend at least one semester of study abroad at a partner university. Option with placement Students who have earned at least 45 credits, can replace 6 credits of 6 credits by either conducting a stage at an institution, enterprise, or institution in Italy or abroad, with a minimum duration of 150 hours over at least 6 weeks. [-]


LIUC is...

Interview with Angelina Miller and Desiree Waal, Exchange Programme students


Università Carlo Cattaneo - Liuc

Address C.so Matteotti, 22
Castellanza 21053 (VA), Italy
Website http://www.liuc.it/
Phone +39 0331 572111