The Master’s Degree Programme in International Management is a practice-oriented programme that prepares talented graduates to kick-start their international careers.
Objectives of the Master’s Degree Programme in International Management
The Master’s Degree Programme in International Management (MIM) is a unique programme aimed at young graduates motivated to become global managers. It combines theory and practice, bridges academia and industry, and integrates hard and soft skills. The MIM Programme blends traditional courses with learning labs to promote critical thinking and push students to think systematically about culturally and intellectually demanding tasks.
This programme exposes students to top academic executives to develop the business skills required to operate in international contexts.
The Programme offers its best candidates the chance to obtain a double degree from Burgundy School of Business, in France or Zagreb School of Economics and Management, in Croatia, attending one semester at Luiss Business School and one abroad. Students will learn throughout interactive lectures, live case discussions, field projects and group work, thus acquiring the tools and techniques necessary to build the skill set required for international management challenges.
The Programme is held in Rome, at the Luiss Business School
The Master’s Degree Programme in International Management provides students with 60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
Target audience of the Master’s Degree Programme in International Management
The Master’s Degree Programme in International Management is aimed at recent graduates — or those graduating soon — from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
The programme puts students on career paths in a wide range of organisations such as:
- Consulting firms
- Industrial multinational firms
- Institutions for foreign trade
- National and international public administration and policy organisations
- Small- and medium-sized firms that pursue internationalisation strategies
- Universities or other organisations contributing to international research projects
The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in International Management is designed to ensure and support the progressive professional and personal growth of students who benefit from a productive learning experience: lessons, case studies, group work sessions, and a high-level faculty comprised of both academics and professionals.
During the Master’s Degree Programme, students receive constant support from the Career Service Office that helps them increase their employability and find a curricular internship.
The induction week is an introductive week to the Master’s Degree Programme in International Management during which students can settle in and familiarise themselves with life on campus. Ice-breaking labs, seminars, workshops, and presentations allow students to meet their classmates and get a better idea of the services offered by Luiss Business School, as well as curricular and extracurricular activities.
General management courses aim to give all students the necessary business management foundations in order to better understand new concepts that will be introduced during the core and advanced courses. The general management courses provide students with an overview that is highly useful upon entering the job market.
- Financial Management
- International Economics
- Strategic Management
The core courses introduce students to industry-focused concepts that are specific to this major. These courses provide students with the key principles and skills they need to better understand their chosen sector.
- International Trends and Business Transformation
- International Group’s Organisation
- International Groups’ Corporate Governance
- International Business Relations
- Intercultural Management
- International HR Management
- Strategic Issues for International Companies
- International Marketing
The advanced courses provide students with an in-depth perspective on specific aspects of international business, adopting a more practical approach.
- International Organisation of Operations
- Innovation Management in International Companies
- Communication in International Markets
- Managing SMEs in the International Arena
- Made in Italy in International Markets: the Food Industry
- Made in Italy in International Markets: the Fashion Industry
- Made in Italy in International Markets: the Mechanical Industry
Learning labs focus on personal development. During the programme, students develop cross-functional and soft skills by attending sessions to cultivate intellectual flexibility, develop problem solving skills, learn to adapt in diverse situations and refine cross-cultural awareness.
The curricular internship is generally done at the end of the Master’s Degree Programme in International Management and represents an opportunity for students to combine theory and hands-on experience, coming into direct contact with professionals working in the industry. The Career Service Office supports students in their search for internship opportunities, thus helping to broaden their career prospects and giving them the possibility to acquire the necessary work experience, both increasing and improving their skills while expanding their business network.
The field project is a great opportunity for students to put into practice the knowledge and competences acquired during the Master’s Degree Programme. Each type of field project helps students to move faster in their career path. Students combine theory and practice, build professional connections, gain relevant work experience, strengthen their creative and analytical skills, thus increasing their future employability.
The field project can be one of the following:
- internship: from educational training to reality, students participate in an internship that follows the educational programme
- entrepreneurial project: students develop their own business idea, from the idea creation to the business plan and go-to-market
- research project:students develop a research-based project on a subject selected with faculty members
The Master’s Degree Programme in International Management lasts 12 months and is divided in 4 terms.
Direction and Coordination Scientific Director
Roberto Maglione, Professor of Practice, Luiss Business School
Partners Corporate Advisory Board
The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) — composed of the Master’s Degree Programme Scientific Committee and representatives of the most important firms in the industry — aims to ensure student employability and business partner satisfaction.
The objective of the programme is to transmit a body of knowledge that encompasses new technologies, and an understanding of industry dynamics through the involvement of companies that act as a bridge between the classroom and the job market.
During the CAB our Corporate Partners:
- Cooperate in the program design: sharing its objectives, curriculum, processes and training program
- Participate in teaching and coordinating activities: with business managers contributing on-the-job experience
- Support the Career Service team: through the field project, a key opportunity for students to be involved in a company experience
International Experience Alternative term abroad
Students can spend two months abroad with one of our partner schools during the third term of their Master’s Degree Programme.
Extra semester abroad
Students can attend an additional semester at one of the partner schools, from September to December/January, after having completed their Master’s Degree Programme in International Management at Luiss Business School.
During the summer, students can attend Summer Schools at one of our partner universities.
MIM International Study Week
The International Study Week (ISW) is an exchange opportunity for graduate students enrolled in one-year master programmes of a business area. This project aims to give graduate students the chance to gain international experience, taking into consideration their time restraints and the necessity, at the same time, to be ready for the challenges of the international market. It is designed for students who aspire to work in a global market and who want to learn about the best practices of different countries. For more information visit the dedicated page.
Double Degree Programmes
- Double Degree in International Management and International Business & Entrepreneurship with Burgundy School of Business, France
- Double Degree in Management with Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Students can take part in more than one international experience, as long as there are enough places available. The list of available partner schools may slightly change each academic year.