Master in International Business for Small and Medium Enterprises - MIBS: supporting SME internationalisation and web marketing

Aims and Objectives

The goal of MIBS, Master in international Business for Small and Medium Enterprises, is to train its students to match the needs of SMEs and companies operating on international markets and to support them by boosting their internationalization process.
The Master provides the acquisition of specific knowledge and know-how in different fields of management such as innovation, organization, marketing, digital media marketing, international law, logistics, international commerce, and international accounting. Lastly, the Master MIBS can be a unique experience thanks to its professional on-the-field internships in one of the partner companies.

The course

The first level professional post-graduate Master of the University of Padova is directed to train new professional figures applying the concepts, contents, languages, and methods of management. With the goal of  developing specific skills in the context of firms‘ internationalization, students will be able to master the key fundamentals of international management practices thanks to a mix of methodologies and training techniques: lectures, seminars, case studies, company visits, teamwork, discussion and drafting of reports.

The program of the executive course includes a compulsory internship of 3 months or longer, and offers a unique opportunity to directly perform what has been learnt in class in one of our partner companies to better understand the process of internationalization. During the internship period participants will also develop a final project work that will combine theoretical frameworks with the internship experience outcome.

Useful information

The duration of Master MIBS is one year, and lectures will last six months, fully taught in English, and will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, 8 hours per day. The mandatory attendance threshold is set at 70% and there will be the possibility of blended participation (although students presence is strongly recommended).
After or during the course, at least 3 months internship will be organized with the aim of putting in practice the knowledge acquired during the Master and that of creating strong and long-lasting working relations with the host companies.
The Master MIBS also gives the possibility to join single modules according to your preferences (see the “Single Course Units” session for more info).

The cost for participating in the executive master course is 5.022,50 €.

The Master MIBS can be the partner of the "Apprendistato in Alta Formazione" projects with firms.

The Master MIBS does not provide scholarships but there is the possibility to apply for a prestito d’onore.


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For the official pre-enrolment you can click on the following link, that will lead you to the PICA page where you can start the application.

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