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.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
Diploma and ECTS
The Master in International Management is a one-year Master of Science equivalent to “Master Universitario di I livello” in accordance with the Italian university system. It provides students with at least 60 ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. At the end of the Programme, the Master’s Diploma “Master Universitario di I livello” will be conferred to participants who have passed exams or others assessment tests envisaged in the study program.
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.
Direction and Coordination Scientific Director
Roberto Maglione, Professor of Practice, Luiss Business School
Learning labs focus on personal development and are tailored to specific focuses. Students develop cross-functional and soft skills by attending sessions during which they cultivate intellectual flexibility, develop problem solving skills, learn to adapt to diverse situations and refine cross-cultural awareness.
The lab aims to help students to further develop the ten key skills outlined by the World Economic Forum 2020. The lab is organised in collaboration with Luiss Business School’s Career Service Office.
This lab aims to create an entrepreneurial framework and to allow students to put what they have learnt in class into practice. Students learn basic mechanisms that allow them to launch a new business by means of a business plan. The lab provides students with useful insights to lay out a business idea, create a business plan, draft a marketing and fundraising campaign, and define the organisational structure.
Social, Environmental and Impact Lab
This lab sensitises students to current global issues related to sustainability. Students analyse business cases and present creative and innovative solutions that consider social, economic and environmental impact. Students then come up with solutions that to decrease the impact on a social, environmental and economic scale.
This lab allows students to develop and acquire new skills using their creativity. The lab helps participants to create a work environment that values individuals by increasing personal motivation and favouring integration with other group components in order to obtain better results.
Digital Skills Lab
The Digital Skills Lab increases students’ comprehension of the organisational impact that the digital era has on businesses.
Project Management Lab
The lab aims to provide the vocabulary and basic knowledge of the Project Management field in order to effectively contribute to various aspects of the planning and execution of a project. Furthermore, the lab highlights the critical success factors of a project. The lab gives students basic knowledge of Project Management concepts, highlighting the fundamental differences between a project and a programme. Students study the five group processes for the management of a project.
This lab gives students the presentation tools necessary for the world of business. The lab is divided into four sections: personal branding, writing with impact, public speaking and pitching.