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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MSc

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

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

M.Sc. Economics (Milan campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

M.Sc. in Banking and Finance (Milan campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

M.Sc. Management (Milan campus)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

Master

Specializing Master in International Marketing Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

Specializing Master in International Screenwriting and Production

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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.... [-]

Specializing Master in Luxury Goods Management (Milan)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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... [-]

Specializing Master in Viticulture & Enology

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan Rome Piacenza Ghana Accra Cremona + 5 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.... [-]