4 Reasons Why Milan is the Best Place to Study an MSc in Management
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Milan may be a city renowned for being a global fashion capital, but that’s not all it has to offer. It’s also home to one of the most bustling business districts in Europe. So, whether you have a burning ambition to work for a large corporation, or want to keep it local and give back to the community, Milan is full of opportunities for ambitious management graduates.
You’ll acquire an international outlook
Given the possibilities to move between local and global career spaces, the more international experience you have in management, the better.
Many leading universities and business schools around the world offer students unique opportunities to allow them to think globally in order to become professionals within the management industry. For example, students who study the MSc in Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore can also study an MSc in International Marketing at Boston University in the US, or at the University of Western Australia to better their international management awareness and perspective.
It’s important to realize that in every business organization, from luxury retail to healthcare, aspiring managers are going to have to understand not just how management works today, but how it’s changing and will continue to change in the future.
Experiential learning opportunities
In today’s competitive job market, just having a degree qualification may no longer be enough. Graduates need to have a wealth of practical experience as well, so they can put classroom theory into real-life practice. This is why the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan has its very own business labs which are an integral element of the MSc in Management program.
These business labs give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience and gain a genuine understanding of a particular business setting, whether it’s in a consulting firm, multinational firm, luxury and fashion, healthcare organization or small and medium enterprises.
If that wasn’t inspiring enough, some students at Cattolica have interned at companies and seen their ideas and plans go on to be implemented within the company. You’ll struggle to find other management programs which allow you to have such a direct impact on major companies.
Excellent employment prospects
A fast-paced city with a vision for the future, Milan is the leading financial and economic hub of Italy. Given its fortunate strategic location in the heart of Europe, it’s no wonder the city is a very attractive destination for corporate-minded individuals and organizations.
Employment prospects are so good here that the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is ranked just outside of the world’s top 100 universities in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, and the graduate employment rate for the Master of Science in Management program at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is 100 percent.
One of the best student cities in the world
Milan is full of cultural delights that make it worthy of its place in the top 50 in the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking.
From its fancy cuisine to its infectious passion for football, and not forgetting the sophisticated art and fashion districts that dominate the city’s classicism landscape, it’s easy to see why so many international students have fallen in love with Milan and have decided to call it home.
Of course, immersing yourself in the local culture means getting to grips with the language too. Although many Italian universities offer English-taught degree programs, it’s still courteous to at least learn the basics. In fact, it’ll be almost impossible to not find yourself speaking in Italian once you get to know it.
Fortunately, universities such as Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offer its international students the opportunity to enroll in Italian language courses, so you can work on your vocab alongside your studies. Bellissimo!
This article was originally published in April 2019 . It was last updated in April 2020