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 MSc AND SPECIALISING MASTERS AY 2022/2023
 MILAN | BRESCIA | PIACENZA | CREMONA | ROME
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Università Cattolica    Location highlights   Facts and figures      Student services                           Settling in                                  Career advising
del Sacro Cuore

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Education abroad and    Notable alumni        Italian higher         Comitato università -                      Admission                                    Application
experiential learning                         education system       mondo del lavoro                           information                                  procedures

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English-taught          Italian-taught        Italian-taught
programmes              programmes            Specialising Masters       Image Disclaimer: Most images inserted in this publication were taken before the global COVID-19 Emergency.
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Università Cattolica
    del Sacro Cuore
    "everything possible in person,
    everything necessary from remote"
    Envisioning life after COVID-19 on-campus is the desire to see our University come alive
    again, to welcome smiling faces in lecture halls and our corridors, to wish you a smooth
    start to a new academic year.

    In 2020 institutions across the globe, including Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, were
    compelled to remodel the educational environment. In a short time, COVID-19 radically
    changed the way students received their education and together with their professors they
    were forced to adapt to alternative learning methods. Despite the challenges, Università
    Cattolica’s response from our community was very positive and different learning methods
    paved the way for extensive study and new work opportunities. And we value this.

    However, we foresee a return to campus in person, in full compliance with COVID-19
    preventive and safety measures. Your safety comes first. We are optimistic about getting
    closer to university life, fostered by sharing ideas and experiences. We are excited to see
    the rush of students on their way to class or eagerly waving at friends passing by on
    campus.

    With passion and perseverance, Università Cattolica is putting in an endless effort every
    day to inspire all its members into creating a safe, responsible and educational haven for
    welcoming our students on-campus.

                                                                                                  your safety
    We look forward to meeting you.

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Location highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Piacenza campus boasts on-campus
                                                                                          1   2                                                                                                                                                  Agribusiness      laboratories  including
    at the heart of europe                                                                    3   4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the most recent, SensoryLab, a sensory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 analysis laboratory, useful for students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to learn the main sensory evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 techniques applied to different food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 products from coffee to wine, oil and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 chocolate. The idea is to taste food, not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 only with the taste buds but to involve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 all the senses, from sight to smell, from
                                                                                                            5                                                                                                                                    hearing to touch.

                                                                                                                                                                 3 - PIACENZA campus
                                                                                                                                               ρ Piacenza is located less than 1-hour train ride away from Milan
                                                                                                                                               ρ A key position in the Northern Italian food valley where approximately
                                                                                                                                                 53,000 agricultural businesses are based
                                                                                                                                               ρ €113 billion contributions to the agri-food sector

                                                                                                                                                         In Cremona, Università Cattolica has recently
                                                                                                                                                         moved and is now housed in the new campus
                                                                                    Milan is the campus that offers the highest number                   in the former Monastery of Santa Monica.
                                                                                    of English-taught programmes. Students may choose                    The new campus is set to design the future
                                                                                    from a range of undergraduate and graduate                           for the younger generations, highlighting the
                                                                                    degrees or Specialising Master programmes across                     importance of learning, and making most of the
                                                                                    eight Schools. Most graduate programmes offer                        territorial resources.
                                                                                    students the opportunity to undertake an internship
               1 - Milan campus                                                     or a field project as part of their curriculum.

                                                                                                                                               ρ Cremona has a picturesque historic centre with most sights
                                                                                                                                                 clustered around the main square, Piazza del Comune
    ρ Milan is the economic capital of Italy with over 3,000 active companies present,                                                         ρ A must for music lovers. The city was home to many
      ranging from Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinationals                                                                   luthiers, makers of stringed instruments
    ρ The World capital of fashion and design brands, host of many annual international                                                        ρ The Teatro Ponchielli (where Mozart once performed) has
      events                                                                                                                                     one of the largest stages in Italy and is still popular for
    ρ Centrally located campus facilitates access to internships across the city                                                                 international performances
    ρ Conveniently positioned, transport hub with three airports, high-speed trains,
      and a 2-hour drive from the Alps and the Ligurian coast                                                                                                                                                                       4 - cremona campus
                                                                      ρ Brescia has a long history, which embraces Roman, Medieval and
                                                                        Renaissance periods
                                                                                                                                                         Università Cattolica, Rome campus is affiliated with the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli hospital which opened in 1964. It
                                                                      ρ The city has a very active social and economic fabric
                                                                                                                                                         is ranked the best hospital in Italy and in the top 50 worldwide based on the World’s Best Hospital 2021 Ranking by Newsweek.
           A new Università Cattolica sustainable campus              ρ Rich in cultural and leisure opportunities, it is a thriving tourist
           has been developed. Classes will begin in                    attraction, thanks to its proximity to renowned lakes Garda and Iseo
           the 2021/2022 academic year. The building
           is designed with a 70-kilowatt solar power
           system. The campus will house over 2,000                                       2 - brescia campus                                                                5 - ROME campus
           students from the Schools of Mathematical,
           Physical and Natural Sciences, Education,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ρ A true cultural capital. The Eternal City and
           Psychology and an undergraduate programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cradle of western civilisation
           from Political and Social Sciences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ρ An open-air museum: picturesque and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   historic bliss, containing many of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   world’s most breathtaking masterpieces,
                    Visit our website                                                                                                                                                                                                              from Michelangelo’s ceiling in la Cappella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sistina, to the beautiful attractions in Piazza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Navona, la Fontana di Trevi, il Vittoriano, il
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Colosseo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ρ A popular set of Academy Award-winning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   movies: The Great Beauty, La Dolce Vita,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Roman Holiday among others

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                                                                  1921               14 Subjects in the top 300
    facts and figures                                                                QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
                                                                                     The QS World University Rankings features 1,300 universities from around the world. Università Cattolica is ranked in the top 43%
                                                                                     of the universities worldwide and stands out in 13 different subjects for its quality in research as well as academic and employer
                                                                                     reputation.

    40,000
    overall number of students
                                       #2
                                      in Italy for
                                                             7,600
                                                               overall number of
    25,000 FTE students*         student-faculty ratio              faculty staff
    * Full time equivalent

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    40+                             87                        200+                   International students
    English-taught programmes    research centres        Italian-taught programmes

                                                                                     exchange and degree-seeking                                                                           (Students enrolled in a
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       universities
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                                                                     countries
                                                                                     students                              nationalities

         QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
                                                                                             +59%                                                                                         2018/19
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2019/20

    #121-130                              #1 TOP 10
                                                                                             international students                                                      2017/18
                                                                                                                                                         2016/17
                                                                                                                                           2015/16

    overall                               in Italy
                                                                                             enrolments                       2014/15

                                                                                                                                            3460         3972           4400             4665             4803
                                                          in Europe
                                          for employer-student connections                   in 6 years                         3015

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Education abroad and                                                                                                                           SHORT-TERM STUDY PROGRAMMES
                       experiential learning                                                                                                                          AND INTERNSHIP ABROAD
                                                                                                                                                                                             Why study a short-term programme?
                       Cattolica International is privileged to have a large team of people who plan and manage outbound student mo-                                                                            Strong focus on employability
                       bility, by sending students enrolled at Università Cattolica abroad for study or work experiences. There is an office
                       located at the Milan, Brescia, Piacenza, Cremona and Rome campuses.                                                                                 They bridge the gap between the academic and professional world,
                                                                                                                                                                                   creating awareness for job opportunities and job placement

                       LONG-TERM STUDY PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                              There are career-driven prerequisites for each short programme

                   Why study a long-term programme?                                                                                                                        Programmes are tailor-made according to the needs of the students

                                Expand your employment opportunities

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We work with
                   33 of the top 100
                   Universities in the World
                   (QS World University Rankings 2022)

     RANKING   UNIVERSITY                                                        COUNTRY

        19     COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY                                       UNITED STATES

        82     DURHAM UNIVERSITY                                         UNITED KINGDOM

        31     FUDAN UNIVERSITY                                          CHINA

        70     KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN                            BELGIUM

        74     KOREA UNIVERSITY                                          SOUTH KOREA

        78     LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL         RUSSIA

        49     LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCES (LSE)   UNITED KINGDOM

        64     LUDWIG MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITÄT                            GERMANY

        58     MONASH UNIVERSITY                                         AUSTRALIA

        68     NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY                                TAIWAN (ROC)

        30     NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHICAGO                           UNITED STATES

        63     RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG                     GERMANY

        3      STANFORD UNIVERSITY                                       UNITED STATES

        97     SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY                                   SOUTH KOREA

        27     THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY                        AUSTRALIA

        16     THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH                               UNITED KINGDOM

        82     TOHOKU UNIVERSITY                                         JAPAN

        72     UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS SORBONNE PARIS IV                     FRANCE

        55     UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM                                NETHERLANDS

        90     UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM                                  UNITED KINGDOM

        8      UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON                                 UNITED KINGDOM

        32     UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY                         UNITED STATES

        40     UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES                      UNITED STATES

        79     UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN                                  DENMARK

        82     UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN                UNITED STATES

        100    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL               UNITED STATES

        47     UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND                                  AUSTRALIA

        77     UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON                                 UNITED KINGDOM

        38     UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY                                      AUSTRALIA

        26     UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO                                     CANADA

        61     UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK                                     UNITED KINGDOM

        93     UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (UWA)                     AUSTRALIA

        45     ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY                                       CHINA

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Notable alumni                                                                                                                      Italian higher education system
     our inspiring graduates                                                                                                             step by step
     Università Cattolica’s multidisciplinary approach prepares outstanding graduates for both the private and the public sectors.
     Where could your programme take you? Become one of Cattolica’s inspiring graduates!                                                                                 1        2         3                    1
                                                                                                                                                                      3 YEARS - 180 ECTS                      1 YEAR - 60 ECTS
                                                                                                                                                                      LAUREA TRIENNALE                        SPECIALISING
                                                                                                                                                                      (BSc)                                   MASTER

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 YEARS - 120 ECTS                          1 YEAR - 60 ECTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2ND LEVEL
                                                                                                                                           9       10         11       12                                     LAUREA MAGISTRALE
                                                                                                                                                                                                              (MSc)                                       SPECIALISING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MASTER
                                                                                                                                                  12/13 YEARS
     Rocco and Christina                           Nausicaa Dell’Orto                            Massimiliano Pogliani                    13      PRE-UNIVERSITY
     Baldassarre                                   Production Department, NFL Films |            CEO IllyCaffè                                    EDUCATION
     Founders Zebra Advertisement |                Forbes 30 under 30
     Forbes 30 under 30                                                                                                                                                  1        2         3

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                                                                                                                                                                      5/6 YEARS - 300/360 ECTS                          3 YEARS - 180 ECTS
                                                                                                                                                                      (BSc, MSc)                                        DOTTORATO DI RICERCA (PhD)
                                                                                                                                                                      LAW | EDUCATION | MEDICINE

                                                                                                                                         Graduate Degree/Master of Science - MSc                             and service companies, public bodies and universities.
                                                                                                                                         (Laurea Magistrale)                                                 What are the differences between 2-year MSc de-
                                                                                                                                         Course duration: 2 years                                            grees and 1-year Specialising Masters?
                                                                                                                                         ECTS/Credit points: 120
                                                                                                                                         Undertaken after the undergraduate degree and aimed at              The 2-year MSc degree:
     Concetta Lanciaux                             Tommaso Migliore                              Federica D’Alessandra                   providing rigorous, advanced training in more highly special-       ■ Is an academic degree of 120 ECTS
     Vice-President of fashion house Louis         CEO and Founder - MDOTM (Select-              Executive Director Oxford Programme     ised areas. Enables students to apply for a PhD at any Italian or   ■ Requires a similar academic background for access
     Vuitton Moët Hennessy                         ed for the Silicon Valley acceleration        on International Peace and Security |   international university.                                           ■ Provides advanced academic knowledge in highly specialised
                                                   programme powered by Google for               Forbes 30 under 30                                                                                            areas. Students will write a final dissertation
                                                   Entrepreneurs)                                                                        Specialising Master (Master Universitario)                          ■ The degree enables students to apply for a PhD at any Italian
                                                                                                                                         Course duration: 1 year                                               or international university, as well as to internships/job
                                                                                                                                         ECTS/Credit points: 60                                                opportunities
                                                                                                                                         A professionalising programme providing practical knowl-
                                                                                                                                         edge and training through coursework and internships. These         The 1-year Specialising Master Diploma:
                                                                                                                                         Masters programmes within the Italian education system do           ■ Is a professionalising diploma of at least 60 ECTS
                                                                                                                                         not generally allow access to a PhD programme upon com-             ■ Welcomes students from different academic backgrounds
                                                                                                                                         pletion of the Master. Recognition of the Specialising Master       ■ Focuses on specific topics and provides practical skills. There is
                                                                                                                                                                                                               dedicated time for an internship or project work and students
                                                                                                                                         towards a PhD programme outside of Italy will depend on local
                                                                                                                                                                                                               will not write a final dissertation
                                                                                                                                         state regulations or individual doctoral programmes. Univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ■ The diploma does not give students direct access to a PhD but
                                                                                                                                         sità Cattolica’s English-taught 1-year specialising Master pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               leads to internships/job opportunities
                                                                                                                                         grammes include consultancy work projects that may lead to
                                                                                                                                         internships/job opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ! CFU = CREDITO FORMATIVO UNIVERSITARIO
                                                                                                                                         Doctoral Programme - PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca)
     Romano Prodi                                  Claudio Luti                                  Lorenzo Ornaghi                         Course duration: 3 years
     Former Prime Minister and EU                  President Kartell                             Former Rector and Minister of           ECTS/Credit points: 180
     Commission President                                                                        Cultural Heritage                       Undertaken after the completion of a Master of Science or an
                                                                                                                                         equivalent graduate degree. It aims to develop the professional       ECTS = EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
                                                                                                                                         competence to carry out high level research in manufacturing
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Milan Campus

     your degree
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2-year Master of Science (MSc)                            1-year Specialising Master

     laurea magistrale                                         1st and 2nd level

     AGRIBUSINESS                   HUMANITIES                 AGRIBUSINESS                       MANAGEMENT
                                                 THE ART AND
      page    AGRICULTURAL AND       page        INDUSTRY OF
                                                                page    VITICULTURE AND            page    ARTS MANAGEMENT
               FOOD ECONOMICS                                               ENOLOGY
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              FOOD PROCESSING:                                                                              INTERNATIONAL
      page     INNOVATION AND
                                                                                                   page        BUSINESS
       21         TRADITION                                                                         46        Executive class

                LIVESTOCK AND       MANAGEMENT                 BANKING, FINANCE                             INTERNATIONAL
      page                                                                                         page
                 AGRO-GREEN                                    AND DATA SCIENCE                            BUSINESS ONLINE
       22         INNOVATION         page    GLOBAL BUSINESS
                                                                             CREDIT RISK
                                                                                                    47        Executive class

                                      40       MANAGEMENT       page        MANAGEMENT
                SUSTAINABLE                                                                                 INTERNATIONAL
      page       VITICULTURE                                     32     Applicants must already    page        BUSINESS
                                                                        have a graduate degree
       23       AND ENOLOGY          page        HEALTHCARE                                         48         Regular class

                                      41         MANAGEMENT     page    DATA SCIENCE FOR
                                                                                                            INTERNATIONAL
                                                                 33       MANAGEMENT               page    BUSINESS ONLINE
                                             INNOVATION AND
     BANKING, FINANCE                page                               ECONOMICS AND
                                                                                                    49         Regular class
                                               TECHNOLOGY
     AND DATA SCIENCE                 42       MANAGEMENT       page       FINANCE
                                                                 34     Applicants must already    page     LUXURY GOODS
             APPLIED DATA SCIENCE                                       have a graduate degree
      page       FOR BANKING         page                                                           50       MANAGEMENT
                                                 MANAGEMENT
       25        AND FINANCE          43                                                                      STRATEGIC
                                                                                                   page    MANAGEMENT FOR
      page      BANKING AND                   METHODS AND      COMMUNICATION AND
                                     page                      MARKETING                            51     GLOBAL BUSINESS
                  FINANCE                     TOPICS IN ARTS
       26                             44       MANAGEMENT
                                                                page      CORPORATE
      page     DATA ANALYTICS                                    35     COMMUNICATION
       27       FOR BUSINESS                                                                      POLITICAL SCIENCE
                                                                         INTERNATIONAL
                                                                page       MARKETING               page    ADVANCED GLOBAL
      page       ECONOMICS                                       36       MANAGEMENT                52         STUDIES
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             EUROPEAN STUDIES IN                                page    USER EXPERIENCE            page
                                                                          PSYCHOLOGY                      CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
      page   INVESTOR RELATIONS                                  37                                 53
                AND FINANCIAL
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               COMMUNICATION                                                                                INTERNATIONAL
                                                                                                   page    COOPERATION AND
                 PHYSICS FOR
      page                                                                                          54       DEVELOPMENT
                TECHNOLOGIES                                   HUMANITIES
       30      AND INNOVATION
                                                                         INTERNATIONAL
                                                                page     SCREENWRITING
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               STATISTICAL AND                                   39     AND PRODUCTION              55
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     AGRICULTURAL AND                                                                                                                     FOOD PROCESSING:
     FOOD ECONOMICS                                                                                                                       INNOVATION AND TRADITION
     laurea magistrale in agricultural and food economics                                                                                 laurea magistrale in food processing
                                                              Programme                                                                                                                              Programme
          Campus                    School                                              Next Intake          Total ECTS   Edition n.           Campus                      School                                            Next Intake        Total ECTS       Edition n.
                                                               Duration                                                                                                                               Duration
                              Agricultural, Food and                                     September                                                                  Agriculture, Food and                                     September
       Cremona, Italy                                             2 years                                       120          11             Cremona, Italy                                                 2 years                                  120               3
                             Environmental Sciences                                        2022                                                                    Environmental Sciences                                       2022

     Curriculum                                                                                                                           Curriculum                                                            Double degree options
     FIRST YEAR                                                        “Marketing and consumer behaviour” profile credits                 FIRST YEAR                                                            The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
     ρ Business management and finance: (12 ECTS)                      ρ Multi-channel retail marketing (5 ECTS)                          ρ Raw materials (12 ECTS)                                             gives participants of the Master of Science in Food Processing:
       ⧉ Management basics                                             ρ Food consumer psychology and market intelligence (5 ECTS)          ⧉ Grains and vegetables                                             Innovation and Tradition the opportunity to undertake the
       ⧉ Financial accounting and business evaluation                  ρ Qualitative research methods for the agri-food system (5 ECTS)     ⧉ Fruit science                                                     second year of their programme at the University of ISARA Lyon,
     ρ Technology for food health and safety: (10 ECTS)                                                                                     ⧉ Animal sources                                                    France, and receive both degrees:
       ⧉ Principles of food protection                                 * SUGGESTED OPTIONAL COURSES:                                      ρ Physical chemistry and biochemistry of food (12 ECTS)               ■ Master of Science in Food Processing: Innovation and
       ⧉ Principles of food hygiene                                    ρ Agricultural and food legislation (5 ECTS)                                                                                               Tradition at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
                                                                                                                                          ρ Food microbiology (11 ECTS)
     ρ Economic fundamentals of the agri-food system: (10 ECTS)        ρ Agricultural, food and environmental policies (5 ECTS)                                                                                 ■ Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems at ISARA Lyon
       ⧉ Economics of the agri-food system                                                                                                ρ Agricultural and food supply chain management (5 ECTS)
                                                                       ρ Food footprint: the environmental impact of the agri-food        ρ Food technology and plants (10 ECTS)
       ⧉ Microeconomics of the agri-food system                          chain (5 ECTS)
     ρ Quantitative methods: (12 ECTS)                                                                                                    ρ Food quality assurance and international certifications
                                                                       ρ Italian language and civilisation (5 ECTS) [1]                     (5 ECTS)
       ⧉ Applied statistics for the agri-food system
       ⧉ Applied econometrics for the agri-food system                 [1]
                                                                             only for non-Italian students
     ρ Industrial organisation: (10 ECTS)                                                                                                 SECOND YEAR
       ⧉ Strategic decision making                                     Once students have chosen their specialising track, they can       ρ Food processing (10 ECTS)
       ⧉ Industrial organisation of the food system                    take also one optional course from the other profile.              ρ Innovation in food packaging (8 ECTS)
     ρ Agricultural and food marketing (6 ECTS)                                                                                           ρ Process control and digitalization in food industry (6 ECTS)
     ρ Seminars (1 ECTS)                                               Selected students can attend one or two semesters in the           ρ Agricultural and food legislation (5 ECTS)
                                                                       following partner universities:                                    ρ Digital data processing (5 ECTS)
     SECOND YEAR                                                                                                                          ρ Soft skill seminars (1 ECTS)
     In the SECOND YEAR of their curriculum students have an option    Double degree options                                              ρ Elective courses (10 ECTS)
     between a “Business and management” and a “Marketing and          ρ Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany)                    ρ Final dissertation (20 ECTS)
     consumer behaviour” profile.                                      ρ Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
                                                                       ρ Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
     Common credits                                                      (Sweden)
     ρ Agricultural and food market institutions (6 ECTS)              ρ Wageningen University (Netherlands)
     ρ Economics of agricultural and food markets (7 ECTS)
     ρ Seminar on theological issues                                   Once enrolled, students can refer to Cattolica International for
     ρ Optional courses* (10 ECTS)                                     details.                                                            did you know?
     ρ Soft skills and entrepreneurship (1 ECTS)                                                                                           This degree will be taught in the brand new campus of Cremona: a completely renovated 16th Century monastery. Historically
     ρ Seminars (1 ECTS)                                               Erasmus/Exchange programmes                                         it was devoted to the production of botanical drugs and now will be dedicated to the most up-to-date innovation of food
     ρ Final dissertation (20 ECTS)                                    ρ Technische Universität München (Germany)                          processes. The campus consists of 12,000 square meters of university buildings, high tech labs and teaching rooms, together
                                                                       ρ North Dakota State University, Fargo (USA)                        with 20,000 square meters of open green space in the city centre.
     “Business and management” profile credits                         ρ University of California, Davis (USA)
     ρ Agricultural and food supply chain management (5 ECTS)          ρ Western Sydney University (Australia)
     ρ Business planning for start-up (5 ECTS)                         ρ Griffith University, Brisbane (Australia)
     ρ Business strategy and leadership (5 ECTS)                       ρ Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia)

                                                                                                                                           career paths:
      did you know?                                                                                                                        As an expert in food product innovation graduates can apply as product developers, with a role in R&D groups of Food
      An interactive approach to teaching is a consistent plus to this programme: students benefit from business games as real-life        Companies. In managerial positions, they will be combining technology, financial planning and research. Positions as product
      business challenges to resolve in team and exchange opportunities during a semester abroad at one of our university partners         and innovation managers will be specific for the programme graduates' skills. In addition, as food quality expert, graduates
      in Europe or overseas.                                                                                                               can become global food production managers. This entails monitoring fundamental aspects of food production, which means
                                                                                                                                           graduates are responsible for creating high quality, safe and healthy products. Graduates are likely to start out as junior food
                                                                                                                                           safety specialist working in the innovation, safety, or quality department of a food company.
      career paths:
      Managerial positions in agri-food corporations (multinational food companies, small and medium enterprises, retail chains) ·
      Managerial positions in professional associations linked to the agricultural and food sector · Consultants for agricultural and
      food companies · Professional positions in international organisations · Research positions in universities or applied research
      companies
                                                                                                                                           Programme-specific entry requirements
      Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                                ■ Ideal candidates have a background in Science and Food Technology
      Ideal candidates have an academic background in agriculture/food and/or in economics, with basic knowledge of                        ■ We welcome applications from students with other Bachelor degrees (i.e. Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, etc.), however,
      mathematics and statistics.                                                                                                            these candidates may be required to take integrative exams on Microbiology and Food Technology.
      See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                       See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).

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AGRIBUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AGRIBUSINESS

     LIVESTOCK AND                                                                                                                           SUSTAINABLE
     AGRO-GREEN INNOVATION*                                                                                                                  VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY
     laurea magistrale in Livestock and Agro-Green Innovation                                                                                laurea magistrale in agricoltura sostenibile e di precisione
                                                                Programme                                                                                                                                 Programme
          Campus                      School                                          Next Intake         Total ECTS        Edition n.               Campus                     School                                           Next Intake        Total ECTS        Edition n.
                                                                 Duration                                                                                                                                  Duration
                               Agriculture, Food and                                   September                                                                          Agriculture, Food and                                   September
       Cremona, Italy                                               2 years                                   120                  2              Piacenza, Italy                                             2 years                                    120               2
                              Environmental Sciences                                     2022                                                                            Environmental Sciences                                     2022

     Curriculum                                                          SECOND YEAR
     The course is divided into a common basis of founding and           (training course "Animal production and products")                  Curriculum                                                            SECOND YEAR
                                                                         ρ Economic sustainability of livestock systems (8 ECTS)             FIRST YEAR                                                            ρ Topics in wine marketing (6 ECTS)
     characterising courses and two specialised training courses.
                                                                         ρ Ruminant science and animal welfare (8 ECTS)                      ρ Applied statistics and big data analytics (6 ECTS)                  ρ Automation and robotics in viticulture (7 ECTS)
     The training course "Crops for livestock systems" is directed
                                                                         ρ Precision feeding for adaptation (8 ECTS)                         ρ Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches          ρ Applied grapevine ecophysiology (7 ECTS)
     to train in:                                                                                                                                                                                                  ρ Topics in enology (7 ECTS)
                                                                         ρ Dairy and meat technologies (8 ECTS)                                   (7 ECTS)
     ρ Plant defence and plant production for animal feeding                                                                                                                                                       ρ Wine microbiology (5 ECTS)
                                                                         ρ Free choice course(s) (8 ECTS)                                    ρ    Grape and wine biotechnology (8 ECTS)
     ρ Modern low impact cultivation methods                                                                                                                                                                       ρ Soil microbiology and vine nutrition (4 ECTS)
                                                                         ρ Final dissertation (20 ECTS)                                      ρ    Disease and pest management (Pathology) (6 ECTS)
     ρ Recycling of production waste                                                                                                                                                                               ρ English for scientists (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                             ρ    Disease and pest management (Entomology) (4 ECTS)
     The training course "Animal production and products" will                                                                                                                                                     ρ Elective courses (12 ECTS)
                                                                         Internships                                                         ρ    Grapevine varieties and terroir (7 ECTS)
     train on:                                                                                                                                    Advances in enology (8 ECTS)                                       ⧉ Risk analysis of regulated products (12 ECTS)
                                                                         Students will be able to carry out practical training at the        ρ
     ρ Methods to improve livestock resilience to climate change         experimental farm CERZOO, just renovated and equipped with                                                                                  ⧉ Management of organic viticulture (6 ECTS)
     ρ Animal welfare; precision nutrition                               the most modern devices for precision agriculture, to increase                                                                              ⧉ Internship or other extracurricular activities related to the
     ρ Technological processes of transformation of animal products      efficiency and decrease the impact of livestock farming.                                                                                       programme (6 ECTS)
                                                                         The internship and Final dissertation can be prepared at:                                                                                 ρ Final dissertation (23 ECTS)
     FIRST YEAR                                                          ρ CERZOO
     ρ Livestock production and climate changes (8 ECTS)                 ρ Laboratories of Università Cattolica in Cremona and Piacenza
     ρ Livestock technologies (8 ECTS)                                   ρ Politecnico di Milano with which there is a collaboration and
     ρ Statistics and big data management (8 ECTS)                          student mobility agreement
     ρ Soil, plant and livestock microbiota (8 ECTS)                     ρ National and multinational companies and at other
     ρ Livestock genetics and biodiversity (8 ECTS)                         universities, in Italy and abroad
     ρ Plant biotechnology for sustainable forage and energy
       production (8 ECTS)                                               Double degree options
     ρ Environmental sustainability of livestock systems (8 ECTS)        Students have the option to apply for the double degree
     ρ Seminars and soft skills (4 ECTS)                                 programme with Politecnico di Milano adding one semester to             did you know?
                                                                         the 2-year programme. Depending on their previous academic
                                                                         studies, biosciences or engineering, students will be required to       Italy is the world’s top wine producer, with over 50% of its production destined for global export. Learning how to interact with
     SECOND YEAR
                                                                         take the classes listed on the website.                                 international stakeholders is a key aspect of the course, making it particularly relevant for international students.
     (training course "Crops for livestock systems")
     ρ Economic sustainability of livestock systems (8 ECTS)             At the end of the two-and-a-half-year programme, students will
     ρ Microbiological process for resource recovery (8 ECTS)            be awarded two degrees:
     ρ Cropping system for feed production (8 ECTS)                      ρ A Laurea Magistrale in Livestock and Agro-green Innovation
     ρ Crop protection in livestock feeding systems (8 ECTS)               from Università Cattolica
     ρ Free choice course(s) (8 ECTS)                                    ρ A Laurea Magistrale in Agricultural Engineering from
     ρ Final dissertation (20 ECTS)                                        Politecnico di Milano

      did you know?                                                                                                                              career paths:
      The exceptional learning experience of the programme consists of quality academic teaching and state-of-the-art technology                 Vineyard manager and/or specialist · Winemaker · Consultant
      to address the practical aspects of the course. Students access high-tech laboratories for plants, animals and microorganisms’             Jobs which can fit into the whole value chain (grape production, vinification, bottling, storage, marketing, logistics, consumers'
      observations, feed and food analysis and bioinformatics, as well as CERZOO, a unique experimental station fully equipped for               perception).
      precision agriculture, precision farming and precision feeding technologies.

      career paths:
      Manager in livestock farms and feed industries · Managerial positions in agri-food corporations offering services to livestock
      farming (multinational companies, small and medium enterprises) · Managerial positions in professional associations linked
      to the livestock and agriculture · Consultants for agricultural and feed companies · Professional positions in international
      organisations · Research positions in universities or applied research companies
                                                                                                                                                 Programme-specific entry requirements
                                                                                                                                                 Students need to hold an undergraduate degree in the fields of Agricultural and forestry sciences and technologies; Zootechnical
      Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                                      sciences and technologies of animal production; Biotechnology; Biological Sciences; Sciences of territorial, urban, landscape
      Ideal candidates have a background in Agricultural Science but we welcome applications from students with other Bachelor                   and environmental planning; Agro-food sciences and technologies; Sciences and technologies for the environment and
      degrees (i.e. Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Food Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Economics).                            nature. We welcome applications from students with an academic background in Agricultural and food economics.
      See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                             See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).

     * The course will run only if a minimum number of 10 participants is reached.
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AGRIBUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                                     BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE

     specialising master in                                                                                                                          APPLIED DATA SCIENCE
     VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY (VENIT)                                                                                                                 FOR BANKING AND FINANCE
     INNOVATION MEETS TRADITION                                                                                                                      laurea magistrale in Applied data science for banking and finance
                                                                     Programme                                                                                                                                            Programme
             Campus                       School                                             Next Intake          Total ECTS         Edition n.       Campus                             School                                                 Next Intake      Total ECTS      Edition n.
                                                                      Duration                                                                                                                                             Duration

                                   Agriculture, Food and                                      September                                                                Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences |                                September
           Piacenza, Italy                                               1 year                                        60                 6          Brescia, Italy                                                             2 years                               120              3
                                  Environmental Sciences                                        2022                                                                    Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences                                     2022

     Curriculum                                                                Faculty and teaching staff                                            Curriculum                                                             Elective courses
                                                                               The Faculty is composed of scholars and professionals sharing         FIRST YEAR                                                             ρ Laboratory of cloud computing, big data and security
     ρ Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches
                                                                               their experience with the class. The teaching staff is made of        ρ IT Coding for data science (12 ECTS)                                     (12 ECTS)
          (6 ECTS)
     ρ Wine-marketing and enotourism (6 ECTS)                                  both Università Cattolica professors and international visiting       ρ Probability and statistics (6 ECTS)                                  ρ   Applied financial econometrics (6 ECTS)*
     ρ Wine making of varietals (6 ECTS)                                       scholars.                                                             ρ Analytics accounting (6 ECTS)                                        ρ   Sustainable business innovation and finance (6 ECTS)*
     ρ Applied grapevine ecophysiology (6 ECTS)                                                                                                      ρ Course from the economic/Legal area (6 ECTS)                         ρ   Business analytics and data-driven decision making (6 ECTS)*
     ρ Advances in enology (9 ECTS)                                            FORTHCOMING VISITING PROFESSORS                                       ρ Finance and banking (12 ECTS)                                        ρ   Cyber security regulation (6 ECTS)*
     ρ Disease and pest management toward a sustainable                        ρ Prof. Emeritus Albert Mas - University of Rovira I Virgili, Spain   ρ Elective course (6 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ρ   Game theory (6 ECTS)*
       viticulture (6 ECTS)                                                                                                                          ρ Foreign language (Italian for international students) (6 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ρ   Fintech regulation (6 ECTS)
     ρ Seminars on Italy-French ethnography, berry sensory analysis            PAST VISITING PROFESSORS                                                                                                                     ρ   Quantitative finance (6 ECTS)
       and genetic traceability of cultivars in wines will be provided.        ρ Prof. Christian Butzke - Purdue University                          SECOND YEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ρ   Dynamical systems in finance (6 ECTS)
                                                                               ρ Prof. Saucier Cédric - University of Montpellier                    ρ Artificial intelligence and machine learning (6 ECTS)
     ECTS of each course also include practical activities, wine               ρ Prof. Paolo Sabbatini - Michigan State University                   ρ Time series analysis and forecasting (6 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Economic/Legal area
     tasting and field visits. VENIT also offers extracurricular wine and      ρ Prof. Fernando Zamora Marín - Universitat Rovira i Virgili          ρ Laboratory of data analytics for banking and insurance (6
     field courses.                                                                                                                                       ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                     ρ    Laboratory of data analytics for investment (6 ECTS)
     Each year the “Topic in Enology” course is given by an                                                                                          ρ    Elective courses (12 ECTS)
     outstanding invited lecturer.                                                                                                                   ρ    Internship/Stage (6 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                     ρ    Final dissertation (18 ECTS)

         did you know?
         Wine in Italy is history, tradition, cultural heritage, pairing with food, and an increasingly important business sector. From 1993 up to
         2015, there has been a + 388% export (in value) for the Italian wine sector. Italy has more than 450 cultivars, and grapes are grown
         in every region with a multitude of terroirs and wine styles.
                                                                                                                                                         did you know?
                                                                                                                                                         Students joining this degree will be able to personalise the curriculum to allow focusing on subjects they are less familiar with
                                                                                                                                                         and be brought up to speed to become the ideal data analyst: one that does not have a stronger side but is perfectly formed
                                                                                                                                                         on both the financial and the technological front.

         career paths:
         This Master will open up professional opportunities in the fields of viticulture and enology chain; wine marketing and distribution;
         restaurants; large scale retail trade and freelancing. Some of the job positions a graduate student can apply for are: Viticulture
         educator · Cellar/vineyard assistant · Winemaker assistant · Vineyard technician · Head of vineyard management · Viticulture                    career paths:
         and enology consultant · Enologist · Laboratory assistant                                                                                       Professional financial technology skills related to: managing large banking/financial databases · Filtering significant information
                                                                                                                                                         out of conspicuous and heterogeneous data sets · Extracting from massive data insights relevant to several decision-making
                                                                                                                                                         processes in the banking/financial industry (e.g. asset allocation, dynamic portfolio choice, risk management, and client
                                                                                                                                                         profiling/servicing)

                                                                                                                                                         Programme-specific entry requirements
         Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                                           Students should have acquired at least 12 ECTS in the area of Information Technology and Mathematics; 12 ECTS in the area
         Basics in viticulture and enology are recommended. For those not having such requirement, a pre-course named “Viticulture,                      of Economics, Corporate Finance, and Statistics; and a total of at least 36 ECTS in a larger pool of subjects which may include
         Enology and Pest Pathology” is offered over the three weeks preceding the start of the Master.                                                  further exams in Mathematics or Statistics, as well as in Economics and Information Technology.
         See the entry requirements section on page 68 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                                  See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).

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BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                                  BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE

     BANKING                                                                                                                             DATA ANALYTICS
     AND FINANCE                                                                                                                         FOR BUSINESS
     laurea magistrale in banking and finance                                                                                            laurea magistrale in data analytics for business
                                                             Programme                                                                                                                              Programme
          Campus                       School                                         Next Intake         Total ECTS     Edition n.           Campus                      School                                             Next Intake        Total ECTS        Edition n.
                                                              Duration                                                                                                                               Duration
                                Banking, Finance and                                   September                                                                Economics | Mathematics,                                      September
          Milan, Italy                                           2 years                                      120            14              Milan, Italy                                               2 years                                      120               3
                                 Insurance Sciences                                      2022                                                                  Physics and Natural Sciences                                     2022

     Curriculum                                                       Electives courses list                                             Curriculum                                                           ELECTIVE COURSES
     FIRST YEAR                                                       ρ Corporate governance and social responsibility - I part 		       FIRST YEAR                                                           ρ Internship/Research assistantship/Field project (8 ECTS)
     ρ Advanced financial accounting (5 ECTS)                              (4 ECTS)                                                      ρ Mathematical methods and probability (8 ECTS)                      ρ Causal methods for policy evaluation (4 ECTS)
     ρ Advanced microeconomics (5 ECTS)                               ρ    EU risk governance regulation (5 ECTS)                        ρ Statistical inference (8 ECTS)                                     ρ Strategic decision-making (4 ECTS)
     ρ Applied econometrics (8 ECTS)                                  ρ    International corporate finance (8 ECTS)                      ρ Applied linear models (8 ECTS)                                     ρ Strategic equity transactions (4 ECTS)
     ρ Applied statistics for finance (6 ECTS)                        ρ    International financial markets (4 ECTS)                      ρ Computational statistics (8 ECTS)                                  ρ Data-driven operations and supply chain management
     ρ Corporate finance (8 ECTS)                                     ρ    Project management (8 ECTS)                                   ρ Database systems and computer programming (8 ECTS)                     (4 ECTS)
     ρ Derivative securities pricing (8 ECTS)                         ρ    Real estate finance (4 ECTS)                                  ρ Principles of management and tech law (8 ECTS)                     ρ   Logic, rationality and decisions (4 ECTS)
     ρ Monetary economics (6 ECTS)                                    ρ    Internship (8 ECTS)                                           ρ One elective course among: (8 ECTS)                                ρ   Statistical methods for network data (4 ECTS)
     ρ Principles of financial regulation (10 ECTS)                                                                                        ⧉ Bayesian modelling                                               ρ   Experimental design (4 ECTS)
     ρ Quantitative methods for finance (8 ECTS)                      Double degree options                                                ⧉ New venture development and data-driven strategy                 ρ   Italian course (4 ECTS)
                                                                      ρ MSc degree in Banking and Finance (Università Cattolica
     SECOND YEAR                                                        del Sacro Cuore) | MSc in Mathematical Finance o MSc in          SECOND YEAR                                                          Notes
     ρ Investment risk management (4 ECTS)                              Economics (UNC Charlotte, USA)                                   ρ Statistical learning (8 ECTS)                                      The curriculum is flexible to encourage students to pursue their
     ρ Foreign language (4 ECTS)				                                  ρ MSc degree in Banking and Finance (Università Cattolica del      ρ Time series and spatial data analysis (8 ECTS)                     interests.
       (French, German, Spanish or Italian for international            Sacro Cuore) | MSc in Global Finance (Fordham University,        ρ Advanced programming and deep learning for AI (8 ECTS)             For instance, two broad study tracks are:
       students)                                                        USA)                                                             ρ One elective course among: (8 ECTS)                                i) Data science methods
     ρ Market microstructure (8 ECTS)                                 ρ MSc degree in Banking and Finance (Università Cattolica del        ⧉ Stochastic processes and optimisation for machine                ii) Applied business analytics.
     ρ Risk management (8 ECTS)                                         Sacro Cuore) | MSc in Banking and International Finance (BIF)         learning                                                        For track i) the recommended choices are:
     ρ Electives (12 ECTS)                                              or MSc in Corporate Finance (MF) or MSc in Finance (Cass           ⧉ Financial markets and institutions                               ρ Bayesian modelling
     ρ Final dissertation (20 ECTS)                                     Business School, UK)                                             ρ One elective course among: (8 ECTS)                                ρ Stochastic processes and optimisation for machine learning
                                                                      ρ MSc degree in Banking and Finance (Università Cattolica del        ⧉ Empirical economics                                              ρ Empirical economics or Data visualisation and text mining
                                                                        Sacro Cuore) | MSc in Finance (HSE-Saint-Petersburg, Russia)       ⧉ Marketing analytics
                                                                                                                                                                                                              For track ii) the recommended choices are:
                                                                                                                                           ⧉ Data visualisation and text mining
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ρ New venture development and data-driven strategy
                                                                      Once enrolled, students can refer to Cattolica International for   ρ Elective courses (8 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ρ Financial markets and institutions
                                                                      details.                                                           ρ Final dissertation (16 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ρ Marketing analytics or Data visualisation and text mining

      did you know?                                                                                                                       did you know?
      Students of the School of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences can benefit from an internship created exclusively for the        Milan is Italy’s startup capital: 15% of the national startups are born in the city (in 2019 they were just over 1,500), and startups
      School, with 30 relevant companies coming on campus to interview for different internship positions.                                are the primary actors driving innovation in the field of big data analytics. A fertile ground for students taking up internships in
                                                                                                                                          their second year, and for job opportunities after graduation.

      career paths:                                                                                                                       career paths:
      Trader · Risk manager · Financial analyst · Consultant                                                                              Data analyst and Business analytics specialist in industries including: manufacturing, technology, logistics, services, finance,
      Areas: banking, finance, banking and financial market supervision                                                                   insurance, and consulting. Suitable graduates may also pursue research-oriented careers enroling in PhD programmes in
                                                                                                                                          Statistics, Data science or related areas, leading to jobs in academia research, centres and industry.

      Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                               Programme-specific entry requirements
      Ideal candidates have an undergraduate background in banking and finance.                                                           Students should have acquired at least 12 ECTS in the area of Statistics and 14 ECTS in the area of Mathematics.
      See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                      See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).

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BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                                  BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE

     ECONOMICS                                                                                                                          European Studies
     laurea magistrale in economia                                                                                                      in Investor Relations and Financial Communication
                                                                                                                                        laurea magistrale in european studies in Investor relations and financial communication
                                                              Programme                                                                                                                                                       Programme      Next         Total      Edition
         Campus                     School                                             Next Intake     Total ECTS          Edition n.           Campus                                   School
                                                               Duration                                                                                                                                                        Duration     Intake        ECTS         n.
                                                                                        September                                                                     ■ Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences and
         Milan, Italy              Economics                     2 years                                    120               12                Year 1:
                                                                                          2022                                                                            Linguistic Sciences and Foreign Literature
                                                                                                                                               Milan, Italy                                                                                September
                                                                                                                                                                                   at Università Cattolica                      2 years                    120           3
                                                                                                                                                Year 2:                                                                                      2022
                                                                                                                                                                         ■ Communication, Culture and Society
                                                                                                                                           Lugano, Switzerland
                                                                                                                                                                           at Università della Svizzera Italiana
     Curriculum
     FIRST YEAR                                                        SECOND YEAR
     ρ Microeconomics (8 ECTS)                                         ρ Three Economics courses (GDE) among the following:             Curriculum                                                             ELECTIVE COURSES IN MILAN, ITALY*
     ρ Macroeconomics (8 ECTS)                                             (24 ECTS)                                                    FIRST YEAR IN MILAN, ITALY                                             ρ Chinese for business and finance (1st level) (6 ECTS)
     ρ Mathematics for economic analysis (8 ECTS)                        ⧉ Industrial organisation                                      ρ Introductory module on communication in banking and                  ρ Modern standard Arabic for business and finance (1st level)
     ρ Empirical economics (8 ECTS)                                      ⧉ International economics                                        finance (0 ECTS)                                                         (6 ECTS)
     ρ Statistical modelling (8 ECTS)                                    ⧉ Labour economics                                             ρ Accounting for investor relations (6 ECTS)                           ρ   Law for EU financial markets (6 ECTS)
                                                                         ⧉ Monetary economics and asset pricing                         ρ Corporate finance (3 ECTS)                                           ρ   Chinese for business and finance (2nd level) (6 ECTS)
     ρ Two business courses among the following: (16 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Speech communication (3 ECTS)                                        ρ   EU risk governance regulation (5 ECTS)
       ⧉ Public management                                               ⧉ Political economy of the European Union
                                                                                                                                        ρ Statistical data analysis (3 ECTS)                                   ρ   International financial markets (4 ECTS)
       ⧉ Supply chain management                                         ⧉ Political and public economics                                                                                                      ρ   Modern standard Arabic for business and finance
                                                                                                                                        ρ English for business and finance (1st level) (3 ECTS)
       ⧉ Performance measurement                                         ⧉ Policy evaluation                                            ρ A second language among: (6 ECTS)                                        (2nd level) (6 ECTS)
       ⧉ Corporate governance and social responsibility                ρ One of the following (student’s choice subject to approval):     ⧉ Français de la finance (1st level)
       ⧉ Business communication                                            (8 ECTS)                                                       ⧉ Deutsch für die Finanzkommunikation (1st level)                    ELECTIVE COURSES IN LUGANO, SWITZERLAND*
       ⧉ Corporate strategy                                              ⧉ A course in Economics (GDE)                                  ρ EU Financial systems and bank management (6 ECTS)                    ρ Advertising and consumer representations (3 ECTS)
       ⧉ Entrepreneurship                                                ⧉ Internship programme                                         ρ Economics of the EU (6 ECTS)                                         ρ Argumentation in conflict resolution (3 ECTS)
       ⧉ Business analytics and data mining                              ⧉ A course among:                                              ρ Principles of financial European regulation (6 ECTS)                 ρ Brand management (3 ECTS)
       ⧉ Finance and risk management                                        ⟫ Applied statistics and big data (advanced)                ρ English for business and finance (2nd level) (3 ECTS)                ρ Comparative public administration (3 ECTS)
     ρ One law course among: (8 ECTS)                                       ⟫ Quantitative methods for finance                          ρ A second language among: (6 ECTS)                                    ρ Digital corporate communication (3 ECTS)
       ⧉ Transnational business law                                         ⟫ International corporate finance                             ⧉ Français de la finance (2nd level)                                 ρ Intercultural communication (3 ECTS)
       ⧉ Principles of financial regulation                                 ⟫ Corporate finance                                           ⧉ Deutsch für die Finanzkommunikation (2nd level)                    ρ Marketing semiotics (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ρ Media relations (3 ECTS)
                                                                            ⟫ Project management
                                                                                                                                        SECOND YEAR IN LUGANO, SWITZERLAND                                     ρ Multimodal rhetoric (3 ECTS)
                                                                            ⟫ A course in Business (GDA)                                                                                                       ρ Organisational behaviour (6 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Financial communication (6 ECTS)
                                                                            ⟫ A course in Law (GDG)                                     ρ Communication strategies in financial disclosure (3 ECTS)            ρ Social media management (3 ECTS)
                                                                       ρ Final dissertation (24 ECTS)                                   ρ Banking strategies and wealth management (6 ECTS)                    ρ Transmedia narratives (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Sustainable finance and ethics (3 ECTS)                              ρ User experience design (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Online communication design (3 ECTS)                                 ρ Inside the MEM: New dynamics of the Mediterranean and
                                                                                                                                        ρ Current issues in international affairs (3 ECTS)                       Middle East region (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Argumentation in finance (6 ECTS)                                    ρ Market system dynamics (6 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Investor relations (3 ECTS)                                          ρ Sponsoring and partnership management (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                        ρ Conversations with industry experts on private banking		             ρ Strategies and markets of digital media (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                          (3 ECTS)
      did you know?                                                                                                                       or                                                                   *Students are required to take a total of 12 ECTS credits from
                                                                                                                                        ρ Conversations with industry experts on investor relations            the elective courses in Italy and/or Switzerland.
      In 2019 the School of Economics awarded an honorary degree to Mario Draghi, former President of the European Central Bank
                                                                                                                                          (3 ECTS)
      and Italian Prime Minister in office.                                                                                                                                                                    Joint degree
                                                                                                                                        ρ Law and practice of capital markets (3 ECTS)
      A regular guest of honour at Università Cattolica, Mario Draghi has often lectured privileged students on multiple occasions.                                                                            Students will be awarded a joint degree in European studies in
                                                                                                                                        Students may have the option to undertake an internship                investor relations and financial communication from Università
                                                                                                                                        (9 ECTS - 2 months) starting from the second year of the               Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università della Svizzera Italiana.
                                                                                                                                        programme.

      career paths:                                                                                                                      did you know?
      Financial analyst · Economic consultant · Market research analyst · Policy analyst · Data analyst · Investment analyst · Public    This degree’s curriculum is the perfect testimony of the strength of Università Cattolica’s multidisciplinary approach to academics.
      sector roles                                                                                                                       The curriculum covers four distinct yet correlated macro areas: economics/finance, communication, law, and foreign languages:
                                                                                                                                         graduates are professional figures that can work globally in multiple sectors.

                                                                                                                                         career paths:
                                                                                                                                         Investor relations and financial communication, both in private and public institutions · Proxy advisors and shareholders
      Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                              engagement management · Private banking and wealth management · Management and control in financial institutions ·
      Ideal candidates have a background in economics and quantitative methods (eg. majors in economics, mathematics, statistics,        Professional consultancy in investors relations and financial communications
      or business studies).
      Applications from students who did not major in the previously mentioned subjects will also be evaluated. In these cases,
      submission of an official report for the GRE or the GMAT test with a satisfactory performance level in the quantitative section    Programme-specific entry requirements
      would help increase their chances of admission.                                                                                    Ideal candidates have an academic background in economics/finance, foreign languages, law, or communication.
      See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                     See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).
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BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                                  BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE

     PHYSICS FOR TECHNOLOGIES                                                                                                            STATISTICAL AND
     AND INNOVATION                                                                                                                      ACTUARIAL SCIENCES
     laurea magistrale in fisica                                                                                                         laurea magistrale in statistical and actuarial sciences
                                                              Programme                                                                                                                              Programme
         Campus                      School                                         Next Intake         Total ECTS       Edition n.              Campus                       School                                           Next Intake       Total ECTS      Edition n.
                                                               Duration                                                                                                                               Duration
                               Mathematics, Physics                                   September                                                                         Banking, Finance and                                    September
        Brescia, Italy                                            2 years                                   120               3                  Milan, Italy                                           2 years                                     120               6
                               and Natural Sciences                                     2022                                                                             Insurance Sciences                                       2022

                                                                                                                                         Curriculum                                                           Statistical area
                                                                                                                                         FIRST YEAR                                                           ρ Statistical modelling (5 ECTS)
     Curriculum                                                                                                                          ρ Data analysis for insurance (9 ECTS)
     FIRST YEAR                                                        SECOND YEAR                                                       ρ Advanced calculus and stochastic processes (9 ECTS)                Applied mathematical area
     ρ Advanced techniques for physics research (12 ECTS)              ρ Two elective courses among: (6 ECTS)                            ρ Statistics for economics and finance (9 ECTS)                      ρ Quantitative risk management (5 ECTS)
     ρ Quantum physics of atoms and molecules (8 ECTS)                   ⧉ Coding for data science applications
                                                                                                                                         ρ Accounting and management in insurance (10 ECTS)                   ρ Actuarial and financial modelling for solvency II (5 ECTS)
     ρ Solid-state physics (8 ECTS)                                      ⧉ Artificial intelligence and machine learning
                                                                                                                                         ρ Actuarial life insurance (8 ECTS)                                  ρ Introduction to actuarial mathematics and risk theory
     ρ Statistical mechanics and complex systems (8 ECTS)                ⧉ Cloud computing technologies
                                                                                                                                         ρ Econometrics (7 ECTS)                                                  (10 ECTS)*
     ρ One elective course among: (6 ECTS)                               ⧉ Data management
                                                                                                                                         ρ Quantitative methods for finance (4 ECTS)
       ⧉ Advanced solid state physics                                    ⧉ Time series analysis and forecasting
       ⧉ Quantum electronics and photonics                               ⧉ Business analytics and data-driven decision making                                                                                 Internship (5 ECTS)
                                                                         ⧉ Low temperature physics and quantum technologies              SECOND YEAR
     ρ 12 ECTS among:
                                                                         ⧉ Physics applied to energetic systems                          ρ Economics for finance (7 ECTS)                                     *Students who need to strengthen their knowledge in
       ⧉ Design thinking and start-up launch (8 ECTS)
                                                                         ⧉ Non-linear optics                                             ρ Insurance statistics and advanced risk theory (11 ECTS)            Actuarial mathematics, Risk theory and Advanced mathematics
       ⧉ Economics of innovation (6 ECTS)
                                                                       ρ One elective course among:                                      ρ Actuarial non-life insurance (8 ECTS)                              (depending on their Bachelor Degree) might be required to
       ⧉ Organising and leading change (6 ECTS)
                                                                         ⧉ Cosmology (6 ECTS)                                            ρ Actuarial social security and pension funds (7 ECTS)               attend this course at the beginning of the programme to follow
       ⧉ Project financing and open innovation (8 ECTS)
       ⧉ Technologies in action lab (4 ECTS)                             ⧉ Micrometeorology (6 ECTS)                                     ρ Insurance law and regulation (6 ECTS)                              properly the advanced actuarial courses (in the study plan, this
       ⧉ Data analysis: techniques and tools (6 ECTS)                  ρ Internship in partner companies (6 ECTS)                        ρ Foreign language (3 ECTS)				                                      will substitute the elective courses).
       ⧉ IT coding for data science (12 ECTS)                          ρ Final dissertation (36 ECTS)                                      (French, Spanish, German or Italian for international
                                                                                                                                           students)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Double degree options
                                                                                                                                         ρ Elective courses [1] (10 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              MSc degree in Statistical and Actuarial Sciences (Università
                                                                                                                                         ρ Final dissertation (12 ECTS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) | MSc Degree in Mathematical
                                                                                                                                         [1]                                                                  Finance (UNC Charlotte, USA).
                                                                                                                                               Elective courses list:
                                                                                                                                         Economic and Business area                                           Once enrolled, students can refer to Cattolica International for
                                                                                                                                         ρ Derivative securities pricing (8 ECTS)                             details.
                                                                                                                                         ρ Risk management (8 ECTS)

      did you know?                                                                                                                      Legal area
                                                                                                                                         ρ EU risk governance regulation (5 ECTS)
      This degree is born as a response to explicit needs of the technology industry: to have graduates with a solid STEM knowledge
      and honoured problem-solving skills typical of Physicists, matched with soft skills of business managers.

                                                                                                                                           did you know?
                                                                                                                                           The curriculum offered is aligned with the core syllabus of the International Actuarial Association allowing graduate to pursue
                                                                                                                                           careers globally.

      career paths:                                                                                                                        career paths:
      Innovation Manager in small and medium-sized enterprise and corporations · Scientist · Research coordinator · Data analytics         Actuary in life or general insurance companies, pension funds, public social security agencies, supervisor authorities or financial
      expert in: enterprises, start-ups, incubators, science and technology parks, public administrations, public and private research     services consulting firMs
      institutions                                                                                                                         Risk manager in banks, insurance companies, financial services consulting firms or non-financial companies.

                                                                                                                                           Programme-specific entry requirements
                                                                                                                                           Students should have acquired at least 12 ECTS in the area of Statistics; 14 ECTS in the area of Mathematics (up to 5 credits may
      Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                                be missing in this two areas), and at least 26 ECTS in a larger pool of subjects which may include further exams in Mathematics
      Bachelor degree in physics, engineering, or materials science.                                                                       or Statistics, as well as in Economics and Computer Science.
      See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                       See the entry requirements section on page 66 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).

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BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE                                                                                                                                                                       BANKING, FINANCE AND DATA SCIENCE

     2nd level advanced specialising master in                                                                                              specialising master in
     CREDIT RISK                                                                                                                            DATA SCIENCE FOR
     MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                             MANAGEMENT
                                                                Programme                                                                                                                                 Programme
          Campus                      School                                           Next Intake        Total ECTS       Edition n.            Campus                           School                                        Next Intake         Total ECTS         Edition n.
                                                                 Duration                                                                                                                                  Duration
                               Banking, Financial and                                    November                                                                                                                                  January
         Milan, Italy                                                  1 year                                  60               14               Milan, Italy                 Economics                       1 year                                      60                7
                                Insurance Sciences                                         2022                                                                                                                                     2023

     Curriculum                                                                                                                             Curriculum                                                             enterprise initiatives have clear business objectives and identify
     PROPAEDEUTIC COURSES (18 ECTS)                                        FIELD PROJECT WORK AND SEMINARS (6 ECTS)                         PREPARATORY COURSES                                                    the relationships of Digital enterprise with specific enablers
     ρ Statistics (6 ECTS)                                                                                                                  · Management (2 ECTS) · Statistics (2 ECTS)                            (Digital marketing, Analytics and Customer relationship
     ρ Financial accounting (4 ECTS)                                       Course duration                                                  · SAS Programming · R Programming                                      management).
     ρ Introduction to credit risk (4 ECTS)                                The programme consists of 390 hours of lessons. The                                                                                     Data visualisation
     ρ Legal framework and retail lending (4 ECTS)                         importance of work groups and workshops is reflected by the      COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This course covers the basics of data visualisation and
                                                                           total of 610 hours these take, whilst the internship and final   Data management and warehousing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   exploratory data analysis. Several data visualisation libraries
     CORE COURSES (36 ECTS)                                                report requires 500 hours.                                       The course illustrates how to implement and technically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in Python/R starting with simple datasets will be used, then
     ρ Client acquisition (12 ECTS)                                                                                                         maintain a data warehouse. The focus is on database data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   moving to economic and financial data. How to treat errors
     ρ Credit portfolio management (8 ECTS)                                                                                                 design, extraction, profiling and standardisation along with data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and missing data to avoid the most common representation
     ρ Planning (6 ECTS)                                                                                                                    transformation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   mistakes will also be looked into.
     ρ Analytical data processing for credit analysis: SAS (10 ECTS)                                                                        A detailed analysis of big data quality management is provided.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Text and web mining
                                                                                                                                            Software development          and      technologies   for   business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This course focuses on extracting knowledge from the web by
                                                                                                                                            intelligence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   applying classification and clustering techniques on hypertext
                                                                                                                                            The course focuses on software development and Object
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   documents. Students are introduced to information retrieval
                                                                                                                                            oriented programming. Students will gain broad software
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and filtering methods. Practical applications on web information
                                                                                                                                            development skills to be able to independently write procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   extraction and text categorisation are presented.
                                                                                                                                            and functions to expand and automate data analysis studies
                                                                                                                                            and results.                                                           Data mining and pattern recognition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The purpose of this course is to provide step-by-step instructions
                                                                                                                                            Statistics and probability (basics)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for the entire data modelling process, with special emphasis
                                                                                                                                            This course aims to deepen the knowledge of inferential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on the business knowledge necessary to successfully use
                                                                                                                                            methods which are useful for empirical research in all areas of
      did you know?                                                                                                                                                                                                statistical models. Moreover, students will be able to select
                                                                                                                                            business economics, as well as banking, insurance and finance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   suitable approaches for pattern recognition, and to compare
                                                                                                                                            Together with the theoretical concepts, data sets derived from
      Despite over a decade has passed since the Lehman Brothers financial crisis, the fear of another financial crisis hovers amongst                                                                             alternative methods to implement the best decision process for
                                                                                                                                            empirical studies will be analysed. The open-source software
      businesses. That is why the Credit Risk manager is a professional figure that is in extreme demand in the financial sector and                                                                               the problem under study.
                                                                                                                                            environment for statistical computing and graphics R will be
      this programme specialises in addressing that need.
                                                                                                                                            introduced and used throughout.                                        Business intelligence and data analytics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This course illustrates the usage of data and analytics in modern
                                                                                                                                            Management for digital enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   business activities. The main focus is on data preparation
                                                                                                                                            The course illustrates the business characteristics of a Digital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to create suitable multidimensional database marketing
                                                                                                                                            enterprise along with the impact of a Digital enterprise on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   frameworks. Demand segmentation and scoring models will
                                                                                                                                            customer experience. At the end of the course, students will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be practical applications.
                                                                                                                                            be able to understand the importance of ensuring that Digital

      career paths:                                                                                                                          did you know?
      Risk manager in banks and financial institutions · Risk expert in consulting firms and software house · Risk expert in supervisory     Data science has been defined as the “sexiest job of the 21st century” (Harvard Business Review): the shortage of data scientists
      authorities                                                                                                                            poses in fact a serious constraint in many sectors of the economy, whose demand for this professional role is instead rapidly
                                                                                                                                             increasing. Students will be exposed to real business scenarios thanks to experienced professionals teaching 50% of the
                                                                                                                                             Masterclasses. The Master network includes companies such as: Ernst and Young, IBM, Microsoft, and Sky Italia.

                                                                                                                                             career paths:
                                                                                                                                             Data analyst · Business analyst · Business data scientist

                                                                                                                                             Programme-specific entry requirements
      Programme-specific entry requirements                                                                                                  The Master is addressed to graduates with a Bachelor or Master of Science degree in any of the following fields: Computer
      Candidates best suited for the programme will have a 4/5 years degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Physics,                     Science, Economics, Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Physical sciences. Alternative degrees may be
      Engineering, or Statistics.                                                                                                            considered under specific circumstances.
      See the entry requirements section on page 68 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).                         See the entry requirements section on page 68 for general graduate requirements (e.g. language prerequisites).

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