Master Degree courses

The Master Degree Course in Business Management trains young graduates for positions in public and private economic organizations and non-profit associations in the fields of administration and finance, planning and control, strategic marketing, supply chain management, and business innovation. The Course is structured into different curricula so that students can easily choose a specific orientation that best reflects their aptitudes and professional ambitions. Furthermore, the Course offers valuable opportunities for international exchanges in the framework of the Erasmus+ Program and Bilateral Agreements, and it promotes training and internships with enterprises, which give students the opportunity to test the acquired knowledge and competence directly on the ground.

The Master Degree Course in Technologies and Languages of Communication is grounded on the awareness that Paul Watzlawick’s first axiom - “people cannot avoid communicating” - is currently valid to a much broader extent than in the past, due to complexities of modern communication, as mediated by digital technologies. The Course offers the opportunity for in-depth study of the way in which, in a digital context, each single performed act acquires significance in communication terms because it leaves a trace behind, a sign, of a more or less digital nature, made up of data and information that contribute to the daily information pollution. In this framework, students gain both theoretical and practical competencies in communication and digital and interactive media languages, with emphasis on designing and implementation of innovative content, products, and services applicable to digital communication.

The Master Degree Course in Strategic Studies and Diplomatic Sciences is inspired by an interdisciplinary approach, in which the contents and methodologies of Political Science, Sociology of Communication, Law, Economy, and Statistics complement each other. The knowledge and tools acquired through the study of these disciplines are essential to develop a career in both the public and private sectors in the contemporary world. In the first year students master and learn how to use the main theories of international relations in a flexible way; and develop a good understanding of: the dynamics of the global economy and financial markets, the classical and emerging legal principles that regulate international political life; and the relationship between media, actors and political processes. Moreover, at this stage, students are guided in the exploration of the objectives and strategies of two international actors particularly relevant from the Italian perspective: the USA and the Vatican. In the second year students turn their attention to emerging global issues such as energy and climate policies, the management of local conflicts and international humanitarian crises with unclear outcomes, and the conflicting strategies of the main protagonists of international politics. They are asked to integrate the skills of qualitative analysis developed previously with the use of quantitative methods to investigate international political phenomena. Finally, they are offered the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of two crucial regions of the world political chessboard, namely, the Indo-Pacific quadrant and the Post-Soviet Space, as well as the goals and policies of their respective champions, China and Russia.