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Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG)

A.Y. 2017-2018

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Application form

International scholarship for attendance of the annual master MSDG (Application Deadline: 16th July 2017)

Scholarship Application form
 

Scientific Director
Prof. Giovanni Ferri

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.

Master Goals

  • The 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
  • International Cooperation

Master Structure

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
    • Ethical Issues
    • Geo-Politics
    • 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

  • Development Economics:
    • Sustainable Development Economics
    • International Economics and Globalization
    • Inequality Issues
    • Economics of Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • Social Innovation
  • 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
    • Corporate Finance
    • Finance for Innovation
    • SRI in Financial Markets
    • Impact Investing
    • Microfinance
    • Financing Start-up Growth in Developed and Undeveloped Countries.


Module 4 (ECTS 12)
Sustainability Management Pillar

  • SD International Organization
  • Corporate Social Responsability
  • Organization Design and Management:
    • International Business
    • Organization Design and Human Resources Management
    • Research Methods in Management
  • Empowerment Methodology
  • Management of Sd Projects:
    • Project Design  for Developed and Undeveloped Countries
    • Project Management
    • Projects Dissemination and Exploitation
    • Project Financing
  • Communication and Institutional Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Environment Management
  • Ecology, Resilience and Biodiversity in Eco-Management
    • Sustainable Agriculture
    • Water Management, Sea Preservation and Fishing
    • Energy Management.

Module 5 (ECTS 9)
SD Goals Laboratory

  • Workshops on Transversal Issues
  • SD Projects Simulation
  • Final Exam.

Module 6 (ECTS 3)
Master Thesis & Final Exam

  • Design and Development of the project thesis on a specific topic analyzed during the master programme
  • Final Exam.

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.

Students

  • 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 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:
- 1 full scholarship of € 10,000.00
- 4 advanced scholarships of € 6,000.00
- 5 partial scholarships of € 4,000.00
Grants will be awarded on the basis of the ranking based on merit.
In case two or more students are ranked equivalent, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with lowest income.
International scholarship for attendance of the annual master MSDG (Application Deadline: 16th July 2017)

Scholarship Application form


Admission Requirements

One of the following English language certificates :

  • Cambridge FCE or
  • IELTS or
  • TOEFL or
  • Level B of English Knowledge by Certification or oral exam with MSDG commission.

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 deadlines:
Early early registration for student Admitted in the first Call: 16th July 2017.
Early registration: 31st July 2017
Final registration: 15th September 2017

The application form for the Selection must be delivered, together with following attachments:

  • Curriculum vitae et studiorum
  • Cover letter
  • 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:
- Cambridge FCE or
- IELTS or
- TOEFL or
- Level B of English Knowledge by Certification or oral exam with MSDG commission.
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 msdg@lumsa.it 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: 15th September 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 msdg@lumsa.it or by registered letter with return receipt to LUMSA - Master’s Office - Via Pompeo Magno, 22 - 00192 Rome, Italy.
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.

Registration fee and payment methods

  • Course fee: € 10,000.00.
  • Application fee: € 3016,00 to be paid at registration, including stamp duty (In case of failure to reach the minimum number of students the sum of € 3000.00 will be returned).
  • 1st installment : € 3,000.00 to be paid by 1 month after Master beginning
  • 2nd installment : € 3,000.00 to be paid by 2 months after Master beginning
  • 3rd installment:  € 1.000,00 to be paid by 4 months after Master beginning.
  • Payments must be made by bank transfer in favour of:
    LUMSA - UBI Banca S.p.A.
    IBAN IT 57 B 03111 03226 000000005620;
    BIC / SWIFT  BLOPIT22
    .

In the reason field specify your full name and insert the number of the Installment (installment n°.......) and make reference to MSDG.

The Master enrolment is incompatible with simultaneous enrolments to other Master, degrees, advanced courses, specialization and PhD schools.

 

Contacts
Chiara De Marchis
c.demarchis@lumsa.it
msdg@lumsa.it
http://mastermsdg.lumsa.it/

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