Companies tend to 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 those who can develop major projects. The International Management, Legislation and Society program aims to give students an education that enables them to adapt quickly to an international environment, whilst understanding the dynamics, and knowing how to effectively identify solutions to managerial problems.
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.
Career opportunities & professional recognition
Graduates from the International Management, Legislation & Society program are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates will have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large corporations and international institutions (WTO, IMF, WB) dealing with international and multicultural issues, as well as smaller and national companies, implementing and managing international processes and strategies.
First year credits
● Corporate strategy & strategic control:
○ Module 1 - Corporate strategy (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Strategic control (5 ECTS/CFU)
● ELECTIVE (one of the following two)
○ Cross cultural management (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Management of Information Systems and Society (5 ECTS/CFU)
● Doing business in emerging markets (5 ECTS/CFU)
● Entrepreneurship and small business management:
○ Module 1 - International corporate taxation and tax planning (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Small business management (5 ECTS/CFU)
● European Economic Law (5 ECTS/CFU)
● International competitiveness (7 ECTS/CFU)
● English for international management (5 ECTS/CFU)
● Seminar on Theological Issues
Second year credits
● Business finance:
○ Module 1 - Financial analysis (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Corporate finance (5 ECTS/CFU)
● International finance (5 ECTS/CFU)
● International strategies:
○ Module 1 - International business strategy (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Business Government relations (4 ECTS/ CFU)
● Business Analytics (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Direct Investment and Trade Law (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Public Law (6 ECTS/CFU)
● International Management (10 CFU):
○ Module 1 - International human resource management (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - International institutions and society (5 ECTS/CFU)
● Compulsory internship (7 ECTS/CFU)
● Thesis (20 ECTS/CFU)
The relationship between the students and the professors is an added value at Cattolica’s Piacenza campus. Students are stimulated and encouraged to achieve their goals by showing competitiveness and ambition, preparing them for an ideal array of future job opportunities.
The economy of the province of Piacenza is based on, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), active mainly in manufacturing, services and construction industries, sectors on which the events held at Piacenza Exhibition Center are focused.
The Career Service at Cattolica’s Piacenza campus provides support to students by helping them find relevant internships and placements related to their studies.
During the International Management, Legislation & Society program, options to study abroad will be offered. A Study abroad can come in different forms, from Erasmus programs to visiting semesters at the International Partnership of Business schools (IPBS) partner institutions.
Candidates need to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement in order to submit their application.