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join the IDEA Programme

Digital Technology
Advanced Internationalization

Programme name: IDEA Innovation, Digital Technology Entrepreneurship and Advanced Internationalization

Programme type: Higher education programme

Language of instruction: English

Duration: 6 months

Total of hours: face-to face lessons 120 hours

Internship: 3 or 6 months

Application deadline: September 28th , 2015

Beginning of Course: October 12th , 2015

The IDEA Programme

120 hours of lessons and 3/6 months of internship to launch your career

The innovative IDEA programme aims at providing students with specific competences required to face a rapidly changing world of innovation and digital technology and to build a career in business sectors, such as Luxury Goods, Fashion, Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail, especially those embracing digital technology.

The programme, which alternates hours of classroom attendance and Project Work, is both theoretical and practical, but especially focused on giving students opportunities to put the knowledge acquired into practice in a real-life work environment, learning to become professionals and to enter the business world.

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IDEA at a glance


The interactive lessons consist of four modules: Startup Business, Digital Marketing e Social Media, User Experience & Mobile Design, Content – Analytics & Data.
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Participants could have the unique chance of three/ six months of paid internship at Accenture Italia.
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IDEA is a three month full-immersion programme held in ACIN, Accenture Customer Innovation Network of Milan, and at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
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A higher education programme delivered by

UCSC is highly regarded across Europe as one of the finest private institutions of higher learning, offering extensive courses in a variety of programs, notably Economics, Political Science, Law, and Education Training. The Milan campus is also an excellent choice for those students wishing to take courses in Sociology, Psychology, Languages, Literature, Arts and Philosophy, and History. With such a diversity of academic fields, UCSC offers international students the opportunity to study in their particular area while experiencing one of Italy’s most popular cities, known for its fast-growing industries, including fashion, media, and financing, aswell as its fascinating historical sites coupled with all the amenities of modern city life.
Accenture helps organizations assess how to maximize their performance and works with them to achieve their vision. They develop and implement technology to improve their clients’ productivity and efficiency – and may run parts of their business. Ultimately, they enable their clients to become high-performance businesses and governments.

ACIN, Accenture Customer Innovation Network, which is located in Milan, Chicago and Sao Paulo, is an interconnected, global system of centers, labs, and experts. The goal of ACIN is to assist businesses in discovering the most effective, innovative, and efficient processes and technologies to propel business to the forefront of industry.


IDEA's participants

  • Basically, there is no better way to launch your career than with a professional internship. In fact, I now believe that I will have a clear edge in the competition for entry-level positions.  By far, my experience as an intern has been quite good. I am just coming to the end of a month paid internship with ACIN and from the very start I felt as a valued employee, as the team is great and they gave their best to train me. I have learnt a lot about myself and the way that I work. This internship has given me the chance to work in a business environment, in a situation where I can take on some responsibility but with the freedom to make mistakes and learn from the team around me. ACIN has been great in making me feel a valued member of their team, giving me confidence in my own abilities and contribution. I have chosen the IDEA programme to learn how to become professional and to enter the business world.

    Anita Stanciu
    Anita StanciuIDEA Programme
  • I joined the IDEA Programme because I'm very interested in innovation, and because the chance to work in Accenture is amazing. Since the beginning I've been involved in ACIN's projects and I've been taking important decisions for those projects. And I find this fantastic, since I've just started working in this world of innovation and digital strategies. I think we can make great things here.

    Francesco Casati
    Francesco CasatiIDEA Programme