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In order to gain the required credits, participants must carry out mandatory Practical Work Activities in which they will be dealing with issues related to a company’s internationalization process. Topics and contents of the activities are jointly drafted with the hosting/coordinating companies, and the participant is thereby directly involved and plays an active role in the host company’s internationalization process.

A first practical activity starts during the second quarter of the programme as a Field Work, where participants join small groups focused on projects designed and coached by partner firms. The aim of this activity is to allow participants to acquire fundamental methodological knowledge on field research and to grow their team-working skills. The knowledge acquired during class lectures will be employed in real-life situations to complement the participants’ training and to prepare them for working life.

A second practical activity (an In-Company internship) concerns the last part of Study Year 1. It is an individual in-company activity guided and monitored by the Internship Supervisor. It should last at least 3 months and have as possible contents:

Assessing a new potential market

Identifying a suitable distributor in a local market

Selecting foreign suppliers

Analyzing legal regulations in a foreign market

A third practical activity typically takes place in the Second Semester of Study Year 2 as a Project Work. It is organized by the partner Universities according to their schedule.

In addition to courses, a cycle of conferences has been designed and planned to enhance student’s international knowledge and competences in the different subject studies.

Field Works

Various partner companies assign missions that are carried out by groups of students monitored by Academic Tutors and coached by members of the companies, market experts or consultants
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Conferences

In addition to core courses, a mandatory cycle of conferences has been designed and planned to enhance students’ international knowledge and competences in the different subject studies.
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Company Visits

Company visits are an effective way to observe professions in real operating environments. The MIB Staff organizes visits to the most significant companies of the Italian territory operating worldwide.
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Seminars

The MIB Master offers Seminars designed to enhance knowledge in Excel in management utilization, held by Luca Bianchi, and The Hows and Whys of Public Speaking, held by Stefano Sarao.
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