Online Blended

The Master in International Business (Online Version) is promoted by the Faculty of Economics and by the ICRIM – International Center of Research in International Management. The master is directed by Alessandro Baroncelli, full Professor of Business Strategy and International Management at Università Cattolica and ICRIM Director. A joint faculty between the Università Cattolica and its Partner Universities has been appointed. Visiting professors from Partner Universities as well as business professionals will take part in the teaching activity.

Firms of any size across any industries should prepare themselves dealing with a future that is not what it used to be. The MIB Executive Online programme is designed to support executives across industries figuring out how to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, while companies have to learn how to match those workers to new roles and activities.

Adapting employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building operating-model resilience.

The course contents are designed to develop up-to-date competencies to successfully face global business perspectives in rapidly changing economies. The focus on personal development provides participants with new visions and new ambitions.

In the MIB Online Executive Class (offering Evening & Weekend online classes beyond the articulated teaching material carefully designed for an online program), you will master the skills and build the network you need to realize your highest career aspirations while earning a part time online Master.

The MIB Online Executive Class trains young professionals to be future international business managers with advanced seminars.

A selection of Electives on the most useful and updated contents to develop executives’ critical digital and cognitive capabilities, to recovery business models after the crisis disruption is available to participants.

Key Facts

DeadlineDecember 15th, 2020
Classes startJanuary 11th, 2021
Duration & Structure 1 Year / Part time evening + saturday
Taught in English
Tuition fees 7.000,00 €
Scholarships https://tinyurl.com/y2kdcqq5
Number of participants 100

Requirements & Professional Paths

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Excellent command of the English language (mandatory)
  • Approximately 3/5 years of working experience

Professional Paths

The MIB Executive is designed to further enhance the careers of individuals interested in business and management.

The career perspective includes positions in:

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

Employment opportunities for MIB graduates include:

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

Participants Profile

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 have a few years work experience, be interested in international career developments, have an inclination to 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

The main focus is on twelve courses which refer to five main educational areas:

  • Industrial Economics- 4 ECTS
  • International Economics- 4 ECTS
  • International Finance – 4 ECTS
  • International Banking – 4 ECTS
  • International Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship – 8 ECTS
  • International Marketing – 4 ECTS
  • International Brand Management – 4 ECTS
  • Economic and Financial Analysis – 4 ECTS
  • International People Management – 4 ECTS
  • International Transportation and Logistics – 8 ECTS
  • Legal System and International Contractual Law – 4 ECTS
  • Social Skills and Negotiation Techniques – 4 ECTS

In addition the program offers:

  • On-line materials and tutorials for basic contents of each subject and live webinars to discuss more advanced contents and case studies.
  • Pathways to enhance expertise at edge of innovation management and business topics, in emerging areas and evolving industries;
  • Learning Labs based on a selection of electives.
  • Project Works to meet participants future professional needs.
  • One-to-one interviews with our career development coordinator to support your career boost

Programme Structure

All admitted participants will take part in a part-time program composed of three teaching periods which deliver up to 70 ECTS and a “1st level Specializing Master’s Degree” (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework – EQF).

In line with the new tools and trends that are currently emerging in this new and unprecedented working scenario, the program has been designed in order to flexibly combine independent self-study and live webinars.

We have designed preparatory courses conceived to allow participants coming from different academic backgrounds and professional experiences to better follow all the educational activities of the Master. In particular, participants will have independent access to materials aiming at providing an introduction to the basic key concepts of the twelve courses of the whole program.

Subsequently, each of the twelve core courses of the program will be organized in order to allow for both independent study work and interactive group sessions. In this frame, the theoretical portion of each course will be made available to participants in the form of recorded lectures to be viewed and studied independently, covering the fundamental notions of the course content.

At the same time, live webinars will be scheduled for each course on a weekly basis to give participants the chance to interact with each other and with the professor, to discuss together the theoretical framework, share ideas and thoughts on its practical implementations, clear possible doubts and work on assignments and case studies.

In order to obtain the degree participants must attend at least 80% of classes and obtain a minimum of 60 CFU.

Project Work

The project work represents an opportunity for participants to put into practice the management and leadership skills acquired throughout the program. Each project is supervised by a mentor.
Participants are free to tailor their project to meet their future professional needs.
The choice of project type may include:

Consulting Project

Consulting project is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the range of skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the programme. It also provides an invaluable opportunity to extend your consulting experience and to collaborate directly with both national and international organizations.
The focus of the consulting project should be on performance improvement and involve strategic management issues and/or organizational changes, preferably with an international approach.

  • Launching a new product on international markets
  • Developing an existing product in new markets on an international scale
  • Conducting a global survey on gender diversity with recommendations
  • Re-positioning a start-up, revising of the business plan, identifying access to capital
  • Developing a comprehensive mobile offering for B2B clients worldwide
  • Exploring alternatives to current organizational structure in investment banking

Research Project

If you want to deepen your knowledge in one particular field, you can opt for a research-based project, leading to a MIB thesis. The subject should be in line with your career objectives and can focus on any technical or fundamental topic in business, management, leadership or finance. 

Business Plan

The MIB Executive programme boosts entrepreneurial spirit and assists participants interested in setting up their own business. This project allows you to link your passions and ideas with the business world. The aim of entrepreneurial projects, such as drawing up a business plan, start-up or buyout, must be to evaluate the economic feasibility of a new business idea. It can be worked on individually or within a team.

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 5 for MIB Executive 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 have a few years work experience, be interested in international career developments, have an inclination to 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.