The Master in International Marketing Management (MIMM) provides a broad learning and training experience that helps students enter in the job market. The program aims at preparing students for a successful career in international marketing management, whether in a large multinational firm, a smaller company, or their own business.
The Master 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.
The Master aims at developing knowledge, competences and abilities in order to analyze 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-organizational 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 the Master’s partner companies, either in Italy or abroad.
Graduates from the Master 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. Graduates from the Master can take positions in market research centers and institutes or marketing offices of multi- nationals as well as smaller companies, as market analysts, marketing managers, product and brand managers etc.
Curriculum Propedeutic courses
● Propedeutic psychology course* (10 ECTS/CFU)
○ Fundamentals of social sciences and psychology for marketing
○ Principles of applied social research methodology
● Propedeutic economics course** (10 ECTS/CFU)
○ 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 (32 ECTS/CFU)
● International Business
● Understanding international markets
● Consumer behavior
● International marketing research
● Marketing strategies in an international setting
● Evaluating companies and markets for action
● Managing the international marketing mix
● Managing psychology in an intercultural context
Field projects and seminars (6 ECTS/CFU)
Teaching method includes seminars and conferences from guest speakers and practical activities:
● Field works implemented by small groups and coached by partner firms
● Project works
Internship and final report (12 ECTS/CFU)
The Master is structured to guide students in developing strategic capabilities in the search for innovative and creative customer-based marketing strategies for enterprises’ competitiveness. Students will be able to introduce a new and effective way of approaching and managing markets internationally.
Academics, professionals and key note speakers with international profiles will enhance students’ learning experience in the Master.
The Master has a methodology and a cultural approach which embraces two different scientific fields of study: Management and Psychology. This extends and enriches students’ perspectives and capabilities to understand markets and customers in greater depth.
The strong relationship among the students, their involvement in different activities and the specific contexts, as well as the city of Milan, and Università Cattolica will make the Master an extraordinary living experience.