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University of Pavia Master in International Business and Entrepreneurship

About the degree

The University of Pavia (Unipv) is offering a Master's Degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship aiming to equip graduates with the managerial capabilities that can be leveraged in both small and large companies. Graduates of this programme will be able to integrate corporate environments and apply their design thinking, agile management, and other skills to.

Unipv's degree spans over four semesters and awards 120 ECTS credits to graduates. This programme is taught in English. The programme has three distinct curricula options that students can follow based on their interests: digital management, sustainable management and international management. 

Study programme

The students will be able to choose from the three curricula detailed below as their specialisation.

Digital management

Students who opt for this specialisation will learn the managerial and analytical skills needed to understand the dynamics and potential of the Digital Economy and Digital Transformation. The topics covered in this curricula will include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, FinTech, Blockchain technologies, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and more. Additionally, the basics of coding will be taught to students. The following courses will be part of this curriculum:

  • Year one
    • Transformative innovation
    • Innovation and technology law
    • Firm valuation and capital market instruments
    • Big data analysis
    • Economics of emerging economies
    • Information systems for managers
    • Consultancy and soft skills (elective)
    • Applied project management and agile methods (elective)
    • Coding and database management (elective)
    • Managing research for business (elective)
    • Digital sustainability (elective)
  • Year two
    • Corporate finance
    • Economics of innovation and industrial dynamics
    • Business analytics with Excel
    • Digital marketing and crypto strategies (elective)
    • Behaviour design for strategic management (elective)
    • Internship
    • Thesis defence

Sustainable management

This specialisation will equip students with cutting-edge knowledge, soft and leadership skills pertaining to the management of corporate sustainability practices throughout the business value chain. Students will have hands-on and career-oriented learning in this curriculum. The following courses will be part of this curriculum:

  • Year one
    • Performance management of ESG practices
    • Financial markets and sustainability
    • Sustainable development law
    • Sustainability reporting, governance and ethics
    • "Innovability" and circular entrepreneurship
    • Energy and environmental economics
    • Sustainable corporate finance and ESG metrics
    • Digital sustainability (elective)
    • Managing research for business (elective)
    • Coding and database management (elective)
  • Year two
    • Innovation management
    • International economics and policy
    • Healthcare management (elective)
    • Global value chain and sustainability (elective)
    • Behaviour design for strategic management (elective)
    • Business analytics with Excel (elective)
    • French language (elective)
    • Spanish language (elective)
    • German language (elective)
    • Internship
    • Thesis defence

International management

This curriculum aims to train students into managers and consultants that can navigate international contexts. They will acquire knowledge of management theories as well as the skills needed to apply this knowledge in various countries and cross-cultural contexts. The following courses will be part of this curriculum:

  • Year one
    • Innovation management
    • Firm valuation and capital market instruments
    • Financial markets and sustainability
    • Capital markets and EU company law
    • Economics of emerging economies
    • International business and management
    • International entrepreneurship and agile marketing
    • Applied project management and agile methods (elective)
    • Consultancy and soft skills (elective)
  • Year two
    • International economics and policy
    • International accounting and finance
    • Global value chain and sustainability (elective)
    • Corporate reputation and storytelling (elective)
    • Business analytics with Excel (elective)
    • French language (elective)
    • Spanish language (elective)
    • German language (elective)
    • Internship
    • Thesis defence

Requirements

Prospective students must hold a Bachelor's degree in either Business, Management or Economics. Furthermore, students will need to prove that their Bachelor's degree conferred them with the required credits in each area as detailed below:

Breakdown of credits required per subject area to access the degree
AreaExamples of exams in the areNumber of credits required
Business and managementAccounting; Management; Finance; Organisational Design and Human Resources Management; Banking and Finance24
EconomicsMacro and micro economics; Political Economy; Econometrics; Economic History and History of Economic Thoughts12
Quantitative MethodsAny exam in Mathematics or Statistics12
English language 5

If students cannot provide prove of the required English language credits, they will need to provide international certification.

Training Offer Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Advanced
Digital Expert
Geographic scope - Country
Italy
Industry - field of education and training
Management and administration
Target language
English
Type of initiative
National initiative
Typology of training opportunties
Learning activity
educational programme
Assessment type
Training duration
Is this course free
No
Is the certificate / credential free
No
Effort
Full time
Self-paced course
No