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Master in International Business

Course Description

The Master in International Business (MIB) provides a relevant training experience that allows participants to join the next wave of dynamic business leaders. The program will train you to have the skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace. Contents are designed according to firms’ requirements, allowing companies to select up-to-date competencies to successfully face global business perspectives in rapidly changing economies. MIB challenges its students through rigorous coursework and practical work activities, training its students to place concepts and theory into practical application. Set in diverse global contexts and in a global classroom, MIB students don’t merely think global, they simply become global.

Learning objectives

Students will be asked to use all the acquired knowledge and skills to solve international management problems, consolidating them and applying them to the real world of business. One of the most important components of the course is the strong collaboration with an impressive network of firms. This provides participants with first-hand access to professional expertise to prepare them for the international business world. Several practical work activities are offered with the aim to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multicultural experience. Acquired skills include change management, customer-driven transformation, group negotiation and intercultural communication, project management, business process analysis and management.

Career opportunities & professional recognition

The program prepares students for a range of diverse careers, providing students the opportunity to work in varied roles and geographies. Many take management positions in departments of multinational companies and SMEs, in areas including general management, human resources, accounting, foreign trade and international marketing. Others find roles in the field of business consultancy.


● Economic and financial Analysis
● International finance
● Industrial economics
● International marketing
● International banking
● International people management
● International brand management
● Legal system and international contractual law
● International business strategy & international entrepreneurship
● Social skills and negotiation techniques
● Transportation and logistics
● International economics

Partner companies

One of the salient features of the Master in International Business is the tight cooperation established with more than one hundred partner firms worldwide. This network intends to help businesses and organizations improve their competitiveness and capability to infiltrate international markets by effectively exploiting knowledge and skills that reside within the know- how and expertise offered by the MIB partner universities. The Master in International Business enjoys the valuable support of a business network, which includes:

● 3M
● Accenture
● Altran
● Aran Cucine
● Atlantyca Entertainment
● Auchan
● Bain & Company
● Baker & McKenzie
● Brembo
● Cinecittà
● Continuum Innovation
● Dolce & Gabbana
● Eataly
● Fratelli La Bufala
● Halldis
● Innocenti Depositi
● Moleskine
● NH Hotels
● Peroni
● Poliform
● Sky

Professional experience

Company and cultural visits, business games, field work and internship activities all allow students to come into immediate contact with the work world whilst being exposed to some of Italy’s rich culture. Students attend around 20 conferences with outstanding speakers; entrepreneurs, top managers and professionals of large multinationals and bright SMEs that allow students to share ideas with the business players.

Innovative method

One of the significant features of the Master is the tight cooperation established with more than 100 partner firms worldwide. This strong partnership gives students the outstanding specialization opportunities related to internationalization process of the firms as well as working and living experiences in the most dynamic and relevant market areas of the world.

From theory to practice

In an increasingly challenging job market, Università Cattolica takes great pride preparing its students with the adequate knowledge, skills, and motivation to make an impact and become leaders in a global context. MIB students are in the ideal position to put into practice the knowledge gained in the program that are so valued and sought.

Peer-to-peer learning

MIB supports students in designing their own career, which is aided by the diverse skills, backgrounds, and nationalities that make up the study body. This fosters peer-to-peer learning whilst at the same time provides a versatile learning context. Additionally, students will be exposed to the strong community of alumni, business professionals, academics and entrepreneurs for career support and development, which will help students set the foundations to becoming culturally-astute business leaders for the global field.

Candidates must prove proficiency of the English language. Accepted certificates include:
● TOEFL: internet- based (iBT) of at least 80 points; computer- based (CBT) of at least 213 points; paper- based (PBT) of at least 550 points
● IELTS: of at least 6 points
● PTE: of at least 53 points
● CPE/CAE: any successful results if available

The certificate is not required for neither English mother-tongue applicants, nor for students who have obtained an English taught bachelor.


All scholarships are assigned on a merit basis and will be mostly given to students who apply by the priority deadline. Some scholarships may also target specific geographic regions.

Scholarship value: €2400 - €7200

Visit the Master in International Business page on the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website for more details!

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Merit-based partial scholarships on 1 year Masters (EU and non EU) - 20+ Awards

Scholarship amounts vary according to program; please check individual page tuition fees & costs. They all consist of tuition fee reduction and are open to EU and NON EU students alike.

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies according to program


Students that have submitted their application form within the first three deadlines, and meet the course program requirements.

Application Procedure

Simply click "yes" on the relevant section of the online application form. Submit the application form within the first 3 deadlines of the program. No separate application or documents are needed; however, there may be a Skype interview for shortlisted candidates. Successful candidates will learn of the outcome via email.

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Entry Requirements

Students may have various backgrounds in Agriculture, Bio-technology, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Economics and Management, Engineering, Foreign Languages, Law, Literature and Philosophy, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Political Sciences, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics. A good command of the English language is essential. Good knowledge of a second language is an advantage. The potential candidates should be interested in international career developments, have an inclination to interpersonal relationships and team work, sensibility for international cultures. Furthermore, potential candidates should be market-oriented and goal-oriented, capable to cope with situations and problems in an international business environment.

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