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Firms of any size across any industries should prepare themselves dealing with a future that is not what it used to be. This is the assumption that guided our approach in designing the innovative MIB Online programme. The MIB Online Regular class will continue offering a learning experience that examines global issues in-depth focusing on collaboration, community building, exploration and individual and group ownership.

While moving to remote learning, we have leveraged on existing tools to move in-person gatherings online and open up spaces for discussions, events and more. The idea is to offer virtual spaces in lieu of physical ones to enable MIB participants to be part of a university community that continues to connect.

Close collaboration with companies forms an essential facet of the programme. The skills we cover include change management, customer-driven transformation, group negotiation and management of intercultural communication projects, business process analysis and management. MIB has forged links with an impressive network of firms both to design the course and to provide the students with first-hand access to the international business world.

Key Facts

DeadlineDecember 15th, 2020
Classes startJanuary 11th, 2021
Duration & Structure1 Year Full-time / Monday to friday
Taught inEnglish
Tuition fees 7.000,00 €
Scholarshipshttps://tinyurl.com/y2kdcqq5
Number of participants100

Requirements & Professional Paths

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Students preparing for a Bachelor’s degree to be achieved by April, 2021
  • Excellent command of the English language (mandatory)

Professional Paths

The aim of the programme is to offer MIB students different career opportunities/job profile:

Business Manager, Supply Manager, Financial Manager, Business Analyst, Logistics Manager, Managing Consultant, Import-Export Specialist, Entrepreneur.

Participants may take advantage of the MIB’s connections in the business world and hear from guest lecturers who are industry professionals. You’ll also complete a consulting/research project with a real company or organization.

Employment opportunities for MIB graduates include:

  • Large Multinational Enterprises
  • Consulting Company
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Government agencies and NGOs

Participants Profile

The Master participants may have various backgrounds (in Agriculture, Biotechnology, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Economics and Management, Engineering, Foreign Languages, Law, Literature and Philosophy, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology).

A common good command of the English language (both oral and written) is essential.

Good knowledge of a second language (beyond mother tongue) among Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu is considered as a preferential admission criterion.

The potential candidates should be interested in international career developments, have an inclination for interpersonal relationships and Team Work, sensibility for international cultures. Furthermore, the potential candidates should be market-oriented and goal-oriented, capable to cope with situations and problems in an international business environment.

Career Prospects

The aim of the programme is to offer MIB students a diverse career, providing the opportunity to work in varied roles and geographies.

The occupational opportunities provided for students graduated in International Business could be listed among:

  • Large Multinational Enterprises. Students being able to work efficiently in multicultural teams may find placement in a large number of functional areas by practicing management skills in the international arena.
  • Consulting Company. A large number of consulting projects are oriented to support the multinationals in the management phase of their international positioning and efficient integration of their network of subsidiaries worldwide. The Master in International Business prepares students for projects related to cross border management.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Graduates in International Business will be able to fill the role of Business Development Manager and/or Export Manager. They will be able to identify and select international market opportunities by understanding and capturing the added value through export strategies or other entry modes.
  • Government agencies and NGOs. The Master in International Business also focuses on the applied economics and on the economic policies. The practical study of the role played in global business by governments and supranational institutions help International Business students to become preferential candidates for covering positions in government agencies and NGOs operating on international scale.

Main job profiles would be: Business Manager, Supply Manager, Financial Manager, Business Analyst, Logistics Manager, Managing Consultant, Import-Export Specialist, Entrepreneur.

Programme Contents

Following an Introduction and Orientation part based on the MIB Precourses where we allow participants either to refresh or to acquire basic concepts in accounting, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing and quantitative methods, the programme will consist of two main groups of learning activities. The first one covers basic aspects of Economics and International Business Administration & Management as well as current research and consultancy methods. The second group of activities is a set of hands on, in-the-field experiences allowing students to put theory into practice.

Twelve courses refer to five main educational areas. The teaching method of the programme is oriented towards a goal of professional relevance and consists of lectures, group work supervised by experienced professional, and individual study. These components coexist within a training course closely linked to the business world.

In addition to the core courses, students are offered a series of business talks designed to enhance the knowledge and international expertise in the various fields of study, thus ensuring the relevance and practicality of management training.

Management Area (GDA) 32 ECTS Credits*

  • International Finance
  • International Banking
  • International Business Strategy & International Entrepreneurship
  • International Marketing
  • International Brand Management
  • Economic and Financial Analysis
  • International People Management

Economics Area (GDE) 8 ECTS Credits*

  • International Economics
  • Industrial Economics

Quantitative Area (GDQ) 8 ECTS Credits*

  • International Transportation & Logistics

Legal Area (GDG) 4 ECTS Credits*

  • Legal System & International Contractual Law

Cross-Disciplinary Area (GID) 4 ECTS Credits*

  • Social Skills & Negotiation Techniques

* In order to obtain the degree, attendance must be at least 80% of the total hours in each course.

Practical Work Activities

  • Field Work (FW) 2 ECTS CREDITS
  • Individual Field Work (IFW) or an Internship (INTp) or a Project Work (PW) 10 ECTS CREDITS
  • Final Exam (Report and Presentation) 2 ECTS CREDITS


TOTAL ECTS CREDITS: 70

Programme Structure

All admitted students will take part in the MIB Fast Track, a twelve-month, full-time program composed of three teaching periods. It delivers up to 70 ECTS CREDITS and a “1st. level Specializing Master’s Degree” (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework – EQF).

The Fast Track offers:

-Lectures: 12 core courses taking place from Monday to Friday 

-Business Talks: business executives are regular guests, thus ensuring the relevance and practicality of our management education. This activity is spread all over the 1st term.

-Field Work: small group activity, focused on projects designed and coached by partner firms. This activity is spread all over the 2nd. term, generally taking place on Monday and Tuesday;

-Internship


-Individual Field Work


-Project Work: it is either a consulting project or a business plan for a new venture.

These alternative activities are spread all over the 3rd. term, from May until the end of the internship project.

-Final report and presentation: preparation, presentation and discussion of the Internship, Individual Field Work or Project Work. Students will be able to access one of three different sessions.

Classes begin in January 2021 and run until July 2021. Classes run from Monday to Friday. In order to obtain the degree you must attend at least 80% of classes and obtain a minimum of 60 ECTS. Please note that exact timetable will be provided approximately in December 2020.

Practical Work Activities

MIB offers stimulating academic activities alongside a series of professional development experiences in the field. Each Practical Work Activity (PWA) ends with a written report and a final presentation evaluated and graded by a Board of Examiners.

Following the Business Talks scheduled in the 1st. term, the collaboration with companies continues during the 2nd. term of the MIB programme, when each participant must carry out mandatory Practical Work Activities dealing with issues related to companies’ internationalization processes or further development on international markets. 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 internationalization process.

Each PWA is designed and tailored according to the MIB requirements:

  • The Field Work, where participants join small groups focused on projects designed and coached by partner firms. The aim of this activity – scheduled in the 2nd. term – 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 and business talks will be employed in real-life situations to complement the participants’ training and to prepare them for working life. A FW tutor supports the team work.

During the programme’s 3rd. term, an additional set of PWA activities is scheduled. These are alternative options among which the students may select those that better meet their interests and suit their learning requirements. They include the following:

  • The In-company (curricular) Internship –– engages students in, an in-company individual activity guided and monitored by a company tutor, lasting from 3 to 6 months (at least 300 hours are mandatory).
  • The Individual Field Work is either a “spin-off” – carried out individually – of a previous Field Work or a new assignment from a company or an organization to be carried out in smart working.

In order to maintain consistency with the Master’s programme, the Internship or the Individual Field Work should imply a mission related to the referring organization’s internationalization process. Possible contents maybe the following:

  • Measuring a new potential market
    • Identifying a suitable distributor in a local market
    • Selecting foreign suppliers
    • Analyzing the legal regulations regarding a foreign market
  • The Project Work allows participants to study, do research, and take action, by using their abilities, interests, personal experience and aptitudes. It could be carried out as a
    • Consulting Project, or a
    • Business Plan

Both, IFW and PW last as long as 300 working hours and are carried out under the guidance and monitoring of a Mentor.

Network

Business Partners

One of the salient features of the Master in International Business is the tight cooperation established with more than one hundred partner firms. This network intends to help businesses and organisations 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.

3M, Accenture, Airbnb, AirFrance – KLM, Ali Baba, Altran, Aran Cucine, Atlantyca Entertainment, Auchan, Bain & Company, Baker & McKenzie, BNP Paribas, Bolton Group, Bosch, Brembo, Campari, Caronte Law, Cinecittà ,Coca Cola, Continuum Innovation, COOPI, Credit Suisse, Disignum, Dolce & Gabbana, Eataly, Eni, EON Energia, Esprinet, Fedon, Gellify, GES Italy, GMT Partners, Halldis, Holiday Inn, IBM, Illy, Innocenti Depositi, LVMH, Maurizio Baldassari, Moleskine, Moncler, Monster, NCR, Neticon, New Zealand Embassy, NH Hotels, Osram, Peroni, Poliform, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Rhode&Schwarz, Richemont, Rintal, Shaa, Sky, Stage Entertainment, STMicroelectronics, Tanaza, Tucano Urbano, Udinese Spa, Unicredit , UPS.

Italian Application & Requirements

Application

Candidates holding a non-Italian Bachelor Degree should apply here.

Candidates holding an Italian Bachelor Degree or another academic title issued by an Italian University should follow the indications provided below.

Infrastructure and equipment availability requirements:

  • Updated pc (laptop; desktop)
  • Fast Internet connection
  • Freeware software (Teams, Skype),
  • Webcam and microphone

Applicants are required to upload the following documents on the admission portal:

  • Motivation essay in English
  • Updated CV in English
  • Copy of passport or ID
  • Transcripts and copies of the Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (accepted in English or Italian)
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, or have not completed a degree programme taught in the English language, we require an IELTS of at least 6.0 or Toefl 80. Should you not be able to provide one of these English certificates, you will be contacted to take an English Language Test through Skype with the MIB Staff
  • Publications, (eg articles, books, etc.), Academic honors, scholarships and letters of reference, are considered as additional documents although the submission is not compulsory

Deadline for application: December 15th, 2020
 

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Early Bird scholarship of as much as € 1,500 will be required to send the documents by October 15th, 2020. The Early Bird scholarships will be 10 for the MIB Regular course.

Selection

The selection process for admission to the Master is based on the materials received.
A maximum score of 100 points is available. Out of these, a maximum of 25 points will be accredited for each of the following qualifications:

  • Consistency of the previous studies and post post-degree working experiences (if any) with the objectives of the Master outline;
  • Statement of motivation;
  • Certified or tested (if required) English Language Proficiency;
  • Marks/Grades obtained in previous studies.

The applicant must have at least 60 out of a total of 100 points to be admitted to the course.

Maximum number of participants: 100

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore reserves the right to cancel the master’s course should it not recruit a viable number of students.

Enrollment

Admitted students will be notified via email and in the admission portal.

The enrollment must be completed within 5 working days from the receipt of notice, uploading in admission portal, the payment of first installment and the documents required in admission notice.

Students preparing for a degree  or who have a foreign university degree are required to pre-enroll through the admission portal.

Once the university degree or the Declaration of Value / Diploma supplement * will be evaluated as adequate, applicants can proceed with the matriculation.

* Students with a foreign university degree must request the Declaration of Value to the consular offices of the country where the title has been awarded. If the degree was awarded in a EU university, applicants can request the Diploma Supplement released by the university of origin. (More info at FAQ).

Tuition Fees

MIB Fast Track
The tuition fee is  € 7.000,00 to be paid as follows:

  • € 3.000,00 on matriculation
  • € 2.500,00 by end-March, 2021
  • € 1.500,00 by end-June, 2021

The fee gives access to the web platform where all the files and course content will be made available.


Refund policy

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore guarantees a refund on deposit and first installment only in case:

  • the Italian Embassy/Consulate rejects your visa application
  • the master does not start for insufficient enrollments

International Application & Requirements

Admission & Tuition

Applications for the next intake are now open. The deadline for application is December 15th, 2020.

You may also express your interest by contacting us using this form.

The following sections are applicable to candidates holding or who are about to obtain a non-Italian academic qualification.

Candidates holding or who are about to obtain an Italian academic qualification must follow the admission procedures for domestic students.

The application fee will not be refunded in case you follow the incorrect application procedure.

Entry Requirements

The Master participants may have various backgrounds (in Agriculture, Biotechnology, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Economics and Management, Engineering, Foreign Languages, Law, Literature and Philosophy, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology).

A common good command of the English language (both oral and written) is essential.

Good knowledge of a second language (beyond mother tongue) among Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu is considered as a preferential admission criterion.

The potential candidates should be interested in international career developments, have an inclination for interpersonal relationships and Team Work, sensibility for international cultures. Furthermore, the potential candidates should be market-oriented and goal-oriented, capable to cope with situations and problems in an international business environment.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English or that have not completed a programme taught entirely in English, are required to provide evidence of a B2 level of English proficiency; either via a certificate (TOEFL/iBT, Academic IELTS) or via a Skype interview with the Master committee.

General Entry Requirements

  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minumum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS):
    • EU citizens: The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the programme.
    • Non-EU citizens: The undergraduate degree must be obtained at least two months prior to the start of the programme.
       
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate programme.

Infrastructure and equipment availability requirements:

  • Updated pc (laptop; desktop)
  • Fast Internet connection
  • Freeware software (Teams, Skype),
  • Webcam and microphone

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition

€ 7.000

Scholarships

Scholarships available

  • The Early Bird application advantage scheme grants up to 10 € 1.500 scholarships to the first 10 MIB candidates holding an Italian Bachelor/Master’s Degree applying earlier than October 15th 2020 and completing the enrollment procedure within 5 working days, after receiving the confirmation of admission by email.
     
  • A discount of € 500 on the third installment will be provided to students who have achieved their previous studies in Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and who have subscribed to the premium services “Alumni UCSC”. Click here for more information. The discount is valid only for students who are members of the Alumni community before enrolling in the master.