International study week

International study week (ISW) is an exchange opportunity for the graduate students enrolled in one-year master programmes of a business area. This project aims to give a possibility to graduate students to gain international experience, taking into consideration their time restraints and the necessity, at the same time, to be ready for the challenges of the international market. It is addressed especially to those students who aspire to work in a global market and who want to learn about the best-practices of different countries.


ISW is a network of business schools that arises from the need to give a possibility of international exposure to graduate students enrolled in one-year master programmes.
Schools put together their resources necessary for the ISW network activities, such as faculty, international office staff, facilities and study material.
The network schools exchange their students during the same week. Each school can send their students in one of the network schools.

Network Schools

Católica Porto Business School, Portugal – Nottingham Trent University, Business School, UK – Tilburg School of Economics and Management, The Netherlands – Luiss Business School, Italy


Each school can select up to fifteen students to send to partner schools.

Students who haven’t been selected to go abroad will stay at home school. They will attend classes of the International Study Week with the students, coming from other network schools, hence, having a chance to network with their international peers at home.

Programme structure

A total of fifteen students from Luiss Business School may participate in the international study week at one of the network schools. The network weeks are held in parallel and each school may host up to 5 students from Luiss Business School.  While students from Nottingham Business School, Tilburg School of Economics and Management and Católica Porto Business School come to Luiss for the network week and attend the event on Luiss campus.

Programme content

Each school prepares a topic according to the school’s or the country’s most relevant area. As for example, fashion and food for Italy but not limited to; or a topic concentrated on “Doing business in “country””.

The programme structure includes workshops held by guest speakers from a national or international company and LUISS faculty, group work on a business case, a learning tour to distinctive locations and a cultural visit.

How to participate

A call for participation will be announced by each schools’ international office.

Current Edition

March – April , 2021

During this week students will attend an international study week at one of the following schools:

Luiss Business School “Luxury Heritage and Style”
Nottingham Business School “Global Responsibility Week”
Tilburg University “Gateway to Europe. Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain”

Previous editions

2° Edition: Made in Italy: Fashion “Capucci Project”, March 4-8, 2019.
During this edition students attended sessions on luxury and fashion, visited Capucci and Bulgari distinctive locations. Participants analised a current Capucci portfolio, identifying a possible growth opportunities. At the end of the week each group presented a new strategy for a Capucci rebranding.


MIM International Study Week: second edition 


1° Edition: Made in Italy: Food, “Colli Etruschi Project”, March 5- 9, 2018.
The aim of the study week was to explore the food system in Italy through the eyes of managers and entrepreneurs that contributed to the creation of Italian excellence in the food sector.


Made in Italy: Food. The International Week at #LUISSBusiness