Master's degree in International Economics and Business Management
Programme location: VICENZA
The MSc in IEBM is open to students with an undergraduate background in Economics who are interested in the international dimension of economic activity at both the firm level and the macro level. Students’ active participation in classroom seminars and project works is strongly encouraged. Every year several foreign teachers are invited to give lectures on special parts of the Master’s courses.
Main topics of the Master’s courses are the followings: causes and consequences of international trade; the relationship between trade and development; macroeconomic dynamics of open economies and international financial markets; international marketing and logistic decisions; groups and networks as a mean for firm internationalization; consolidated reporting, performance analysis and cost accounting; international and European law; international business law.
Upon completion of the Master’s degree, students will be able to understand the dynamics of the international economy and trade, to analyze the evolution of foreign markets, and to manage the operations of firms and organizations actively engaged in international markets.
Degree: Bachelor degree obtained before 31/12/2018.
Degree final grade: ≥ 95/110 or equivalent.
English language proficiency: level B1 (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or equivalent certifications.
Curriculum: the following minimum curricula preconditions are required:
- Economics: 20 CFU (or ECTS)
- Business: 15 CFU (or ECTS)
- Law: 15 CFU (or ECTS)
- Mathematics and/or Statistics: 10 CFU (or ECTS)
(A tolerance of up to 10% for one or more groups of subjects is allowed, provided the minimum of overall 60 CFU is satisfied.)
Without the Bachelor degree and/or the English proficiency and/or the curricula requirements enrollment is forbidden. Without the Bachelor degree grade requirement, enrollment is conditional on the evaluation by the Selection Committee.
For this purpose, training in the first year includes courses in Economics that provide students with a working knowledge of the causes and effects of international trade and of the operations in currency markets, together with macroeconomic relations and economic policies in open economies. Training in Economics is completed with classes in international trade related to the processes of internationalization of firms and their production cycles. In the area of International Business, the training includes courses on the management of financial flows, on logistics and international marketing, and on the accounting and management of internationalized groups of firms. Training in this area is then completed by a focus on the problems related to accounting and corporate reporting in multinational firms. Training in the legal field is developed with classes that focus on international law and international commercial law. Last but not least, the formal teaching is completed by a mathematical-statistical track that provides the working knowledge of the quantitative techniques useful to optimally manage and plan the business activities. The training is then strengthened with a structured internship in a firm engaged in international markets and with a thesis to be completed under the supervision of a faculty member. The MSc in IEBM is a unique combination of courses, project works and other learning experiences purposely split between International Economics and International Management. By obtaining the MSc, students will master the tools and acquire the skills in the various subjects related to the internationalization processes of economic activities, enabling them to take on managerial roles in firms and organizations active in international markets.
Roles in a work context:
- Analysis of productive and territorial systems.
- International economic analysis.
- International financial analysis.
- Management of logistics and international marketing.
- Management of group accounting and management reporting.
Competences associated with the roles:
The MSc in IEBM enables students to acquire skills and competences, with a strong economic, management and legal emphasis, in the advanced study of production and territorial systems, of international economics and policies, of financial market techniques and international development, as well as methods and models for logistics and marketing, group accounting and management reporting, which can all be used for the management of firms with a strong international characterization. All seen in the institutional framework of international commercial and tax law.
The training is aimed to ensure a suitable employment in the numerous and different professional managerial roles currently required by firms, organizations and institutions which operate in international markets. The depth of the acquired skills will enable graduates to pursue managerial careers within these roles, which are continuously growing due to the globalization processes of modern economies.
- Course contact person
- Angelo Zago
- Degree classification:
- LM-56 - Classe delle lauree magistrali in scienze dell'economia
- 2 years
- Entry type
- open access