M.Sc. International Management - MIM

University of Trento

Application deadline: March: All students, July: for EU applicants, and any applicants who do not need to apply for a visa to study in Italy
Tuition fee:
  • € 3,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: August  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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MIM - the Master in International Management of the University of Trento - is a two-year full-time program ('Laurea Magistrale') that equips home and international students with refined business knowledge, practical experience and personal skills. Specifically, it provides a sound knowledge in managementwith solid foundations in economics and law, together with a quantitative orientation and the exposure to a mixture of world-wide cultures.

Aimed at graduates and young professionals from all backgrounds, the program is specifically designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the needs and trends of the Europeanas well as the Asianand Americanmarketplaces. The multi-cultural environment, based on the long-term international relationships which globally connect the University of Trento, fosters a stimulating learning process. Accordingly, the University of Trento has been ranked as the best Italian University by the THE (Times Higher Education) international ranking 2013.

MIM lasts 2 years full time (in-take in late August each year), the official language is Englishand it is based on a mixed teaching methodology (traditional lessons and case studies). The curriculum requires an internship which is scheduled as a part of the 2-year-program.

The Department of Economics and Management of Trento is specialized in business studies, economics and law, and offers a wide range of management programs at Master and PhD level. It consistently ranks among the top three schools of business and economics in Italy.

Career opportunities

MIM students are tutored by faculty and staff during the Master and in the internship experience. Professional coaches advise MIM students on their professional careers. The Placement Service of the University of Trento organizes on a regular basis seminars with companies, on-campus interviews with recruiters, career days, individual coaching sessions and placement days. The Job Guidance Office recently launched the Job Speed Dating Day and won the Italian Best Campus Recruitment Program in 2010 and 2013, as well as the Best Placement Program in 2012.


International companies, consultant agencies, SME

MIM graduates are highly attractive to small and medium enterprises with high growth potential, as well as to consultant agencies and international companies, and companies which aim at expanding their business abroad. MIM graduates typically pursue careers as general and operations managers, management analysts or management consultants, as well as in the fields of marketing, product development, project management.

Research centres, Government Agencies, NGO's

With their strong background in management and sound knowledge of international law and economics, MIM graduates can usefully apply their interdisciplinary knowledge in research centres, Government Agencies and NGO's.

Start-Ups and New Businesses

MIM start-up labs provide the specific knowledge to run or improve an innovative business or launch a start-up. In the dedicated "Business Labs", MIM students are tutored throughout the process from the idea generation to the launch of a successful business. International business contests provide MIM students with the opportunity to interact and compete at international level at partner Universities and institutions (e.g. Virginia Tech, USA).

Recent MIM graduates have been placed as:

* Key Account Manager (Procter&Gamble, Sofia, Bulgaria)
* Business Analyst (McKinsey, Milan)
* Coordinator in Asset Creation & Media team (Mazda, Leverkusen, Germany)
* Market Research Associate (Piaggio India, Pune)
* Brand Manager Assistant (Nestlè, Milan)

The University and the Department advantage

The University of Trento is ranked firstin the national ranking of Italian Universities published yearly by the Italian Ministry of Education. The Department of Economics and Management is specialized in business studies, economics and law, and offers a wide range of management programs at Masters and doctorate level. It consistently ranks among the top three Departmentsof Economics and Management in Italy.

The University of Trento, despite its small size if compared with the top universities, is steadily ranked among the 500 top Universities in the Times Higher-QS World University Ranking. It has also been ranked as the best Italian University by the Timest Higher Education (THE) international ranking 2013.

The MIM has been accredited by the GMAC as an authorized recipient of GMAT score reports. Also, our Program participates in the Validity Study Service offered by the GMAC, which allows us to study the statistical relationship among GMAT scores, other admissions criteria, and academic success in the program. We use these results to improve our offering, by tailoring it on our students needs, as well as on the market requirements. Moreover, the University of Trento is an authorized English certification centre for PETand FCECambridge tests (University of Cambridge), as well as a TOEFLand GRE authorized score recipient.

Finally, the Department of Economics and Management of Trento is a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Crash Courses * - Introduction to International Business
* - Introduction to International Accounting
* - Introduction to Quantitative Methods
* - Introduction to European Union Law
* - Introduction to Economics

First semester * - Quantitative Methods (I module)
* - International Accounting
* - International Competition Law
* - International Trade and Competitiveness

Second semester * - Organizational Behavior
* - Quantitative Methods (II module)
* - International Institutions
* - Financial Markets and Economic Activity

First semester * - International Business Management 1 (Int. Marketing)
* - International Business Management 2 (Int. Corp. Str.)
* - International Corporate Finance

Second semester * - International Contracts Law
* - Internship (2ECTS)

Electives (at least 16 ECTS, to be chosen in the first or second year): * - International Entrepreneurship (first semester) - see Business Labs
* - Start Up Lab (SUL, first semester) - see Business Labs
* - Integrated Logistics and Business Processes (second semester)
* - Comparative Human Resources Management (second semester)
* - Seminars: Doing Business in India (no credits)

* - Any other course offered in English at Master level can be chosen upon agreement with the Department of Economics and Management (DEM).

- MIM - Master Thesis (12 ECTS)

Total complete program: 120 ECTS


To apply for MIM, please access the MIM online application form and complete it accurately.
Please note that no paper applications will be accepted.

In order to be considered for admission to the MIM program, a Bachelors degree or a higher degree is required, as well as certified English knowledge (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or similar). The GMAT test is crucial, and selection is based mainly on test scores. A curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and a letter of motivation are also required.

Minimum requirementsFollowing minimum requirements must be fulfilled by MIM applicants:

* a three- or four-year-Bachelors degree from an internationally recognized institution at university level
* working knowledge of the English language (min. B2 level of the European Common Framework)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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