Laurea Magistralis In
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (MIBE)
MIBE at a glance
The ‘Master in International Business and Entrepreneurship’ (MIBE) is an intensive, full-time Master Programme – “Laurea Magistralis” – in Business and Management. It isentirely taught in English and covers two academic years, i.e. 4 semesters (120 ECTS credits).
It focuses on three main pillars:
- International environment, showing faculty and students from all over the world;
- Balance between in-depth theory and practical experience, including innovative learning methods;
- Strong Community – ‘Mibers’ – coupled with the unique athmosfere and background given by one of the oldest universities in Europe.
- International Business and Management;
- Doing business in emerging countries;
- International Marketing;
- Cross-cultural Marketing;
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Innovation Management
- International Entrepreneurship
- Digital Marketing
- Management of Information Systems
- Big Data Analysis
- Firm Valuation and Capital Market Instruments;
- Project Management;
- Performance Management;
- Basics of Competition and International Law;
- Basics of Economics
Fundamentals of statistics and data mining, with a special emphasis on problems related to: market forecasting, analysis of international scenario, web analytics;
- About 100 students per year;
- Starting from the second year, small sub-classes to stimulate teamwork and practical exercises;
- Up to 30% of foreign students, coming from all over the word.
- International environment
Started in 2009, throughout the academic years the course has built a very strong reputation in the international academic environment. It has attracted students from all over Italy and all over the world. The number of enrolled students has almost doubled, reaching a high percentage of foreign students (more than 30%). In addition to this, more than a third of the enrolled students has taken part to a double-degree programme, thanks to the agreements with 10 foreign partner universities. All this contributes to a highly rich international environment with a lively cultural scenario and a multidisciplinary approach to higher education.
- Balancing in-depth theory and practical experience
Lectures are a well-studied blend of theory and practise, with a strong focus on class discussion stimulation, case studies, teamwork, simulation projects, business games and workshops. MIBE project also shows innovative teaching methods, including: e-learning platform, business games (jointly with well known companies), ‘Call for Ideas’ is aimed at bringing together students coming from different departments (economics & management, biotechnology, engineers, software developers, …), working on business plan for new ventures.
- Unique experience
First of all: because our students develop a strong feeling of belonging to a community, the community of ‘Mibers’. They feel that MIBE is a label, a distinctive mark: a nice one, to wear and recognise.
Secondly: because of the unique atmosphere of the University of Pavia, one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded in 1361).The university is also well-known for its students’ accommodation system consisting of 20 students’ residences (the so called “collegi”), where thousands of students live, study and play sports. Furthermore, Pavia is a lovely small medieval town, which feeds that special sense of community, but at the same time offers the opportunity to reach a metropolis like Milan in a very short time (only 35 kilometres away, with an excellent train connection).
Career opportunities and job profile
MIBE is for aspiring leaders only, with an interest in pursuing careers as manager or entrepreneur and showing strong international attitude. Careers taken up by MIBERS include, but are not limited to: export manager, business development manager, analyst of international markets, innovation manager, IT manager / CIO, web marketing manager, management consultant, and – of course – international entrepreneur.
Because of their distinctive profile, MIBE students have acquired a kind of “trademark” in the job market and they are highly saught by companies with a international vocation.
Contact and Further information
Laurea Magistralis In
ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION (MEFI)
The second-level degree in Economics, Finance and International Integration aims to train professionals with a high capacity of analyzing complex economic systems, in the context of markets globalization and interdependence, financial activities innovation and firms’ strategic behaviour. Graduates will learn to understand the mechanisms underlying financial asset pricing and to develop models for forecasting returns, linking them to the underlying trends of the economic system. They will also be able to analyze issues concerning industrial organization and market regulation, formulating solutions to practical problems associated with an increased competition. Finally students will acquire expertise in tackling international issues of integration and development by applying theoretical models and techniques appropriate to the analysis of the interdependence between economic, social and political forces operating in a European and global environment.
To this end, the degree program is divided into 4 semesters, and comprises a number of different courses covering topics related to:
- applied economics;
- theoretical and applied finance;
- business administration;
- other complementary courses.
The program is structured in three different curricula:
- Industrial Organization and Market Regulation;
- International Economic Integration and Development
each one corresponding to a consolidated research tradition line within the Department of Economics: quantitative finance, industrial organization, cooperation and development, integration of economic, political, juridical and sociological issues in national and international contexts, interaction between general economic and business phenomena within a well-defined legal framework. The specific knowledge acquired by graduates will also enable them to proceed to third-cycle studies.
Along with the main core subjects, the program offers several other advanced courses, which differ according to the selected curriculum, with the goal of completing the specialized education offered. Lastly students are required to write a final dissertation, coherent with the chosen curriculum, under the supervision of one or more teachers, and to discuss its results in front of an academic commission.
In short, the program structure, in terms of disciplinary areas, may be summarized as follows:
- studies in Economics, including courses in Finance Theory; courses in Industrial Economics, Market Regulation, Economics of Innovation; courses focusing on the ongoing international integration processes such as International Economics and Policy, Economics of Monetary Unions, Economics of Cooperation and Development;
- studies in Quantitative disciplines, including courses on Mathematical Finance and Financial Econometrics, Probability and Stochastic Processes, Theoretical and Applied Statistics;
- Business-related studies, including courses focusing on Firms’ Organization and Governance, Corporate Finance, International Management, Business Administration;
- Law studies, including courses in International, Competition and Constitutional Law and Financial Markets Regulation.