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A student who participates in this unique opportunity will graduate with a Master in International Business (MIB) degree from the Moore School and a Master in International Management (MIM) from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. The Moore School offers this double degree opportunity for up to five MIB applicants each year. Candidates for the double degree will be evaluated based on the strength of their application and supporting documents, including indications they are culturally, academically and personally motivated to participate in the program. Italian proficiency is not a requirement, as courses taught at Bocconi are offered in English.

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Program Structure

The length of study for the double degree is two years, and students may not deviate from the program structure. This program also includes a 10 week full-time internship. The two years are split into four semesters, as follows: 

Semester I, Fall: MIB Coursework at the Moore School

Semester II, Spring: MIB Coursework at the Moore School

Semester III, Fall: MIM Coursework at Bocconi University

Semester IV, Spring: MIM Coursework at Bocconi University


School     Requirement  Details 
Bocconi University Core Curriculum* (32 ECTS)
  • International Economics and Business Dynamics - Module 1 (Applied International Economics)
  • International Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Management
  • Marketing Decisions - International Product Launch
  • Organization
   Seminar* (2 ECTS)
  •  Seminar on Collaborative competences 
    Foreign Language* (8 ECTS)
  • First Foreign Language (Italian)
  • Second Foreign Language (additional European language for native English speakers)
     Professional Full-Time Internship*

(8 ECTS) 

10 weeks

               Thesis** (20 ECTS) 
The Moore School   Core Curriculum (27 Credit Hours)
  • IBUS 706 - Nation States, Regional Networks and Global Markets
  • IBUS 707 - Comparative Institutional Systems
  • POLI 710 - Introduction to International Relations
  • IBUS 705 - Sustaining the Global Enterprise
  • IBUS 734 - International Business Negotiations
  • LAW 784 - Transnational Law
  • IBUS 711 - Global Corporate Valuation
  • POLI 734 - Economics of International Politics 
  • MGSC 871 - Global Sourcing: Strategies and Applications

(3 Credit Hours)

Foreign Policy Elective

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*Please note, these courses are not given in American credit hours, but in ECTS credits.

**All students will defend their thesis at Bocconi during one of the five official graduation sessions available throughout the year.


For those interested in participating in the double degree, please make sure to check the appropriate box on your online application. If you are applying directly to the Moore School, no additional application is needed for Bocconi University. 
We need to receive your online application and supporting documents/test scores, prior to June 1 in order to be considered for the double degree. For those students who have already applied/been accepted to the MIB program, please contact us immediately if you are interested in the double degree.


Please direct any questions regarding the double degree to:

Angel Earle
Managing Director, MIB Program
Office: +1.803.777.6169

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