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Double degree: King’s Business School and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali ‘Guido Carli’ (Luiss)

Students on the exchange programme will be full members of the partner institutions, with access to careers support and a full range of co-curricular options designed to improve key employability skills as well as extra-curricular activities.

Luiss’s particular strengths and connections are in the manufacturing, fashion and luxury goods industry.

At the end of the year of study at Luiss, students will submit a dissertation proposal in July. The final thesis will be defended in Rome in July or November, depending on when your final exams are. Students graduate from Luiss following the defence in Rome.

Programme Structure

Year one: King's Business School Masters in International Management

Year two: Enter the second year of one of the following Master’s programmes at Luiss:

Using an innovative approach that balances academic rigor with managerial experience, the Master’s Degree in Management consists of core courses that increase students’ knowledge of the functional areas of management and majors that offer specialized knowledge and real-life experience in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Management and Luxury, Fashion and Made in Italy.

The Luiss Master’s programme in Management – FT-ranked among the top 100 worldwide (and 3rd for career progress) – offers high-potential graduates an exceptional opportunity to develop the right skills and mindset for an international business career.

Year 2 Content: Two elective courses from one Major (Semester 1 - 6 ECTS each)

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • International Management
  • Luxury, Fashion and Made in Italy

Two core courses

  • Markets, Regulation and Law (Semester 1 - 6 ECTS)
  • Quantitative Methods for Management (Semester 1 - 8 ECTS)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (Semester 2 - 6 ECTS)
  • Italian language course (Semester 1 – 4 ECTS)
  • Internship or Project Work (Semester 1 or 2 - 8 ECTS)

Learn more about the Master’s Degree in Management

Graduates in Corporate Finance will have the opportunity to work within finance divisions of large corporations, corporate banking and M&A divisions of investment banks, financial advisory and consulting firms and investment funds

Year 2 Content:

  • Business Valuation
  • Risk Management

Two elective courses

  • Cases in Business Law (Semester 1 - 6 ECTS)
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance (Semester 1 - 8 ECTS)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (Semester 2 - 8 ECTS)
  • Italian language course (Semester 1 – 4 ECTS)
  • Internship or Project Work (Semester 1 or 2 - 8 ECTS)

Learn more about the Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance

The master’s programme trains professionals to perform management and specialist functions within international organizations (profit and non-profit), and in the context of global industrial companies and services, strategic consultancy firms, as well as institutions operating at the supranational and international levels.

The programme creates professional figures who can predict, support and govern complex phenomena that require interdisciplinary approaches and skills. Specifically, reference is made to the professional opportunities related to positions of responsibility in: international companies and institutions, consultancy firms operating at the global level, representing interests (lobbying) at the international and institutional levels, as well as complex interactions with government and non-governmental global organizations.

The expected professional profile differs from the ones acquired via a pure managerial education due to the addition of political skills, including: understanding political and bureaucratic logics (in abstract and in practice) compared to the corporate world; perception of how national and international public institutions are changing, and how managers should interact with them; risk assessment with respect to political-institutional transformations.

Year 2 content:

  • International Trade Law (Semester 2 - 6 ECTS)
  • 3 Core programme electives (Semester 1 - 6 ECTS each)
  • Managerial Economics (Semester 1 - 6 ECTS)
  • 2 Elective Courses (Semester 1 - 6 ECTS each)
  • Language Skills Development (4 ECTS)
  • Internship (or Project Work) 8 ECTS

Learn more about the Master’s Degree in Global Management and Politics




Who can apply?

Students currently studying on the Master’s in International Management programme at King's Business School. The opportunity is limited to five students per year.


Entry requirements for International Management MSc. Should you need to resit your dissertation, you will need to do this concurrent with your Luiss studies.

How to apply

Please send your Bachelor and Master’s degree transcripts (including proof of bachelor graduation) with a copy of your passport, your CV to Katherine Sharp.

Luiss will review your application and confirm your place on the course.

You will then need to formally apply online via the Luiss admissions portal and your application will be auto accepted.

Once accepted onto the programme you will be able to choose your electives.