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 global markets, and those who can deal with the management of major projects. The Global Business Management program aims to endow students with the listed skills so as to enable them to quickly adapt to an international environment, whilst understanding the dynamics, and knowing how to effectively identify solutions to managerial problems in such settings.
The curriculum presents two types of courses: subjects relating to the managerial disciplines (strategy, HRM, accounting), and subjects relating to business issues and problems typically associated with the processes of internationalization of firms and the understanding of economic issues (managerial economics, financial reporting and performance measurement, business and government relations). This is done to balance traditional knowledge of management with the specialization and the development of specific internationalization-oriented skills. The ourses intend to develop the capability to work in different social and cultural contexts, and to review, develop and implement the issues that typically arise when firms go global.
Graduates from the Global Business Management 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 multinational, domestically owned corporations and international institutions. Yet their learning of abilities of how to deal with international and multicultural issues should also enable them to work within smaller companies, where flexibility and the ability to adapt comes first. Graduates from the program are given the unique opportunity to take advantage of the interaction with guest speakers coming from the most innovative business models
-International human resource management
-Business government relations
-Strategy and international business
-Economics of globalization
ELECTIVE (three of the following):
Small business management
-Management of international organization and NGOs
-Economics in the media
-Financial markets and institutions
-Seminar on ethical issues
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 Global ogram, 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.