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Management and Consulting MSc curriculum in Management and Sustainability

Master’s Degree – LM77

Chair of the master degree: prof. Filippo Giordano

Recognized CFU 123
Admission Assessment of basic skills
Department Department of Economic Science, Political Science and Modern Languages
Training centre Via Pompeo Magno, 22 - Rome
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The MSc curriculum in Management and Sustainability aims to give postgraduate students specific, appropriate skills in the areas of management and business administration, governance and sustainability. The acquisition of these skills will allow graduates to develop successful careers as managers or consultants both in the private and public sectors, as well as in nonprofit organizations. Traditional economic studies are complemented by specialized courses in the areas of regulation, corporate social responsibility and sustainability to promote an ethical approach to management and business consulting.

World-Class Learning
Courses are entirely in English and are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops, all aimed at developing problem-solving and communication skills and at the same time promoting teamwork and collaboration. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in internships in Italy and other countries of the European Union in order to develop their skills during the final semesters of their studies.

Study Abroad
LUMSA offers various opportunities for students to study abroad at other major universities in Europe.

Career Opportunities
Manager of non-profit organizations, Consultant on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

LUMSA Talent Academy is an innovative program designed to help students enter the labour market. It offers a Careers Advice Service and organizes workshops offered by chief executives and human resources directors from leading firms in the business community.

Program Structure
The degree consists of courses and related activities for a total of 120 ECTS.

Accademic Year 2017-2018 (First year)    
Analysis of economic data 12 80
Business English 6 40
Corporate governance 9 60
European values in the global economy 9 60
Jean Monnet module on European approach to better regulation 6 40
Managerial accounting 9 60
Moral Theology 3 40
The governance of the European Union 6 40
Accademic Year 2017-2018 (Second year)    
Corporate social responsibility 9 60
Environmental and social sustainability 9 60
Social entrepreneurship 9 60
Sustainable investment banking 9 60
Special topics in theology 3 40
Internship 3 150
Optional Course* 9 60
Thesis 12  

*Additional courses taught in English can be found in other postgraduate programs offered at LUMSA.

Admission requirements
To be admitted to the master degree in Management and Sustainability is necessary to:

  • Have at least a first-level degree (Bachelor’s) or an equivalent degree in any discipline from an Italian or foreign university that has been deemed eligible;
  • English language knowledge is required. Candidates must possess a minimum B2 level or equivalent;

Rules and italian regulation
The Diploma Supplement was developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and by UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international transparency and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is appended. It is free from any value-judgements, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition. Information is provided in eight sections. Where information is not provided, an explanation will give the reason why. (more information)

Graduation and final thesis
Laurea Magistrale degree is awarded to students who have gained 108 ECTS/CFU credits and satisfied all curricular requirements, including the production and public defence of an original dissertation.
The thesis  is worth 21 ECTS points according to the program structure of the MSc Program.
To be admitted to the graduation session students must earn all the credit points provided for in the program structure (at least 96 ects) except for those credits of the thesis and must not have any pending financial obligations to University LUMSA. The thesis  is worth 12 ECTS points according to the program structure of the MSc Program.
The thesis is evaluated on contents, presentation and defence. The evaluation is expressed out of 110. Students pass the final degree exam if they obtain a mark of at least 66 (if student ha san average of 18 on 30). The Board can unanimously award "lode" (cum laude) as a special distinction.

Admission and enrollment procedure
To be admitted must have:

  • The entrance visa for study purposes issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic authorities
  • Certified true copy of the final academic qualification achieved, which entitles the student to have access to the following level of academic education. Duly legalized by the Italian Diplomatic Authorities in the country of reference, provided with consular legalization, the Dichiarazione di valore in loco and with an official translation into Italian;
  • Transcript of exams issued by the competent University – approved by the Italian Diplomatic Authority in the country of reference  – with the name of each passed exams and the detailed syllabi of each course attended, required to achieve the final title in question;
  • ID Card /Passport.

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