Management Committee Giovanni Ferri; Angela Sansonetti; Bruna Marro.
Scientific Commitee H. Em. Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson; Giovanni Ferri; Angela Sansonetti; Enrico Giovannini; Grammenos Mastrojeni; Matthieu David; Maurizio Zollo; Massimiliano Falcone; Gennaro Iasevoli; Giampaolo Malgeri.
Main partners United Nations; Candriam; World Bank (Golden Partnership); Pontifical Commission Justice and Peace (Holy See, Vatican).
Program presentation Pope Francis’s Laudato si’ Encyclical, on one side, and the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, on the other, define a new vision for people, planet and prosperity for transforming our world on the basis of a new idea of sustainable development focused on consolidate universal peace, eradicating poverty and to heal and secure our planet ‘to shift the world on to a new sustainable and resilient path’.
This new vision of sustainable development should be oriented to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies through eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities; to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women, and to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. This new approach implies inter-linkages and multidimensional nature of the Sustainable Development Goals oriented to improve the quality of life and world and to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities.
Following this approach this blended Master Programme will be addressed to give a system of knowledge, expertise and know-how to analyse the set of issues related to the UN 2030 Agenda and how manage through project management instruments and a problem solving approach.
In this innovative and attractive new framework/vision coming from UN Agenda and Pope Francis’s Encyclical, the MSDG aims at integrating knowledge and expertise in the field of Social Sciences - from Geopolitics to Economic Growth, Social Development, International Law- with the UN Agenda SD goals and a set of strategic competencies to manage international projects on Sustainable Development – SD Project Management, Negotiation and Cultural Mediation Technical, Social Corporate Responsibility, Social Innovation Promotion and Dissemination of SD Projects, Problem Solving.
Open and collaborative approaches will be introduced to promote a new pervasive and global vision and approach on SD. Therefore the MSDG follows a matrix structure that integrates the main pillars of 2030 UN Agenda with the 5 specific areas of critical importance for Sustainable Development (SD):
Planet: to protect the planet from degradation and to promote the sustainable management of natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change in the perspective to support the needs of the present and future generations.
Prosperity: to ensure good level of prosperity at all human beings, and economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
Peace: to strengthen peace around the world and guarantee peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence.
Partnership: to implement the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries and all stakeholders.
People: to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions.
The Professional Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) by LUMSA International is a one year international MSc programme in English language of 1st level and it is offered in a blended format to facilitate the participation of both professionals and long-distance students.
This Problem-oriented, creative, innovative, learning by doing Master Programme aims to support graduated students from around the world, in the acquisition of knowledge and competencies on the management of sustainable development in dynamic environments.
The development of a new vision on sustainable development concerning the set of interrelated issues in a world scale to solve the related issues concerning preservation on the planet in long time will be the vision and the focus of the MSDG.
The Laudato si’ Encyclical by Pope Francis’, on one side, and the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, on the other, define a new vision for people, planet and prosperity for transforming our world on the basis of a new idea of Sustainable Development (SD) focused on consolidating universal peace, eradicating poverty and to heal and secure our planet ‘to shift the world on to a new sustainable and resilient path’.
This new approach implies inter-linkages and the multidimensional nature of the Sustainable Development Goals oriented to improve the quality of life and of the world and to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities.
In this innovative and attractive new framework/vision coming from the UN Agenda and Pope Francis’ Encyclical, the MSDG aims at integrating knowledge and expertise in the field of Social Sciences with the UN Agenda SD goals and a set of strategic competencies to manage international projects on Sustainable Development.
According to the UN goals, poverty eradication, changing unsustainable and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production and protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and social development are indispensable requirement for Sustainable Development.
Professional Profile Manager on Sustainable Development with focus on:
Management of Sustainable Development (SD)
Design and Management of SD Projects
Impact Investing Policies
Module 1 (ECTS 12) Sustainable Development in the 2030 UN Agenda
Agenda 2030: History, Vision, Strategy and Goals
The New Vision on Development: Knowledge Integration
The Nexus Goals: Food, Water, Energy, Institutions and Migration
The Sustainable Development Pillars
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Compliance and International Agreements: Role and Instruments
Land SD Issues: Land Degradation Neutrality; Land Grabbing
Economic Growth, Demography and Climate Change.
Module 2 (ECTS 12) Socio-Economy Pillar
Sustainable Development Economics
International Economics and Globalization
Economics of Innovation for Sustainable Development
Statistics applied to the 2030 Agenda Pillars
International and Business Law.
Module 3 (ECTS 12) Finance Pillar
Finance for Development
Public Finance Policies and Instruments for SD
Finance for Innovation
SRI in Financial Markets
Financing Start-up Growth in Developed and Undeveloped Countries.
Organization Design and Human Resources Management
Research Methods in Management
Management of Sd Projects:
Project Design for Developed and Undeveloped Countries
Projects Dissemination and Exploitation
Communication and Institutional Marketing
Ecology, Resilience and Biodiversity in Eco-Management
Water Management, Sea Preservation and Fishing
Module 5 (ECTS 9) SD Goals Laboratory
Workshops on Transversal Issues
SD Projects Simulation
Module 6 (ECTS 3) Master Thesis & Final Exam
Design and Development of the project thesis on a specific topic analyzed during the master programme
Main teaching staff H. Em. Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson; Giovanni Ferri; Enrico Giovannini; Grammenos Mastrojeni; Matthieu David; Maurizio Zollo; Massimiliano Falcone; Angela Sansonetti; Luigino Bruni.
Maximum Number of Students admitted: 50
Minimum Number of Students admitted: 15.
Lessons 1500 Total hours of lessons divided by:
Lessons: 800 h
Laboratory & Stage: 400 h
Individual Study: 300 h.
Teaching modality The Professional Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) is based on a blended learning approach combining both face-to-face and online teaching.
The program includes three one-week on-campus sessions, one each at the beginning (October 2017), in the middle (January 2018), and at the end of the teaching programme (May 2018). Frontal lessons will take place at LUMSA University, Borgo Sant’Angelo 13, Rome, Italy.
Duration Start of lessons: October 2017 Duration of classes: 12 months.
Fees The MSD Master Programme participation costs have been set at € 10,000 per student for the 1st edition of the MSDGs.
These costs cover tuition fees, examination and administrative services provided by each academic institution. This amount must be paid to the coordinating institution upon registration in the EMIN programme.
Some scholarships (partly or fully) covering all these participation costs will be made available to the students judged most deserving by the selection Committee.
Fellowships On the basis of the selection results could be approved: Partial fellowship: € 5,000.00 Global fellowship: €10,000.00.
Admission Requirements To be admitted – both European and non-European Students – must have the following:
Bachelor in Economics, Management, Engineering, Political Sciences, International Relationships, Sociology, Social Science, Law, Philosophy, Biology, Languages, Architecture.
Proven English language proficiency by means of:
IELTS TEST (academic version) or
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
The selection will be done on the basis of CV, motivation and English knowledge.
Selection The selection aims to choose the best talent and to assess the motivational level of the Master students.
The selection will be based on qualifications, curriculum vitae and interview (it is also possible to have a Skype interview).
The date of the interview will be notified on the website after the application deadline.
The list of the selected students will be published on this page.
Application Application deadline: July 2017. The application form for the Selection must be delivered, together with following attachments:
Curriculum vitae et studiorum
Copy of your original academic degree (or degrees) or in case you did not yet graduate: A certified statement from your university confirming that you are in the last year of your undergraduate studies.
One of the following English language certificates: a TOEFL certificate; an IELTS certificate (academic version); a University of Cambridge 'Certificate of Proficiency in English', or a University of Cambridge 'Certificate in Advanced English'. Instead of a your English-language certificate you may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organisation’s website).
ID Card /Passport.
The envelope could be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to LUMSA - Master’s Office - Via Pompeo Magno, 22 - 00192 Rome, Italy.
The delivery by e-mail will be considered valid only if you receive the response from the Master’s Office.
LUMSA has no responsibilities for delays or loss of communications due to incorrect personal details given by the applicants or due to late communications upon changes of personal details, nor for any postal or telegraph mistakes, or which can be attributable to third parties, or due to case fortuitous or force majeure happenings.
Application for students admitted Enrolment Deadline: September 15, 2017.
The candidate present on the list of admitted, has to deliver the application form for the enrolment.
It will be possible to download the application form on this page The application must be delivered, together with all attachments, by email to email@example.com or by registered letter with return receipt to LUMSA - Master’s Office - Via Pompeo Magno, 22 - 00192 Rome, Italy.
The delivery by hand must take place exclusively at the following times: Tuesday 15:00 to 17:00; Friday 12:00 to 14:00 (tel. +39.06.68422467). LUMSA has no responsibilities for delays or loss of communications due to incorrect personal details given by the applicants or due to late communications upon changes of personal details, nor for any postal or telegraph mistakes, or which can be attributable to third parties, or due to case fortuitous or force majeure happenings.
The Master enrolment is incompatible with simultaneous enrolments to other Master, degrees, advanced courses, specialization and PhD schools.