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Enrolment is open by assessing candidates' personal competencies.

  • For further details, please visit the section Enrolling 

Duration of the programme

The regular duration of the programme is of 2 years - 120 ECTS

Programme aims

Economics Management and Policies for Global Challenges is an International 2nd Cycle degree (Master’s degree) for Italian and Foreign Students, entirely taught in English.

Students may choose among the following two curricula:

  1. Small and Medium Enterprises Curriculum:
    Graduates will be qualified for managerial or consultant positions in international markets. The course provides students with integrated management abilities enabling them to address international issues in small and medium enterprises. Candidates will learn to analyze and understand the fundamentals of industrial economics and business administration related to the internationalization of small and medium enterprises by integrating performance, organizational, and financial abilities. 

  2. Green Economy and Sustainability Curriculum:
    Graduates will be qualified for managerial or consultant positions in the green economy sector. The course provides students with interdisciplinary abilities enabling them to address issues related to green economy and sustainable development. The main topics of green economy and sustainability are eco-innovation, green economy, and sustainable development. Challenging eco-policy issues - from both national and international perspectives - are also studied.

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Strengths of the program

The Department of Economics and Management is firmly committed to providing innovative international training and education approaches. Candidates can take advantage of various opportunities to learn in an international context. The Master's strengths are:

  • Entirely taught in English;
  • A practical approach combining theory and practice. Candidates will develop leadership skills from practical experience with project management that will be useful when working with the subjects in their future career;
  • Active teaching strategies in small groups to develop the student's abilities and skills (Problem-Based Learning, Project teaching, Workshops, Case studies…);
  • The possibility to combine thesis research and internship or project work for active collaborations with enterprises also during your studying period;
  • Joint study programmes (double degree) with Kristianstad University, Southern Denmark University, East Anglia University;
  • Several integrated projects for studying, training, or dissertation research abroad (Erasmus+, Atlante, etc.);
  • A Department that is on the front line of research on environmental topics and innovation management with the unique intersection between research and teaching topics.

Training path

As presented under the program's aims, enrolled students may choose among two curricula:

  • Small and medium enterprises in international markets 
    This curriculum provides modules with advanced core areas of industrial economics and business administration related to the internationalization of SMEs 

  • Green economy and sustainability
    This curriculum provides modules with advanced core areas of environmental economics, environmental law, econometrics, and research methods

Both the curricula provide the opportunity to choose from an interesting portfolio of optional courses

For more details on the two curricula structure, and in general, visit Training Path

Instructional modalities

This course is provided via face-to-face teaching and in-presence learning.

While attendance is not mandatory, it is highly recommended.  

Double Degree

The Master's offers the possibility to enroll in a double degree program.

Selected students will spend the first year in a foreign partner university and the second year at Unife obtaining two degrees issued by both universities.

The available options are:

  • Curriculum SMEs in International Markets
    Kristianstad University (Sweden)
  • Curriculum Green Economy and Sustainability
    Southern Denmark University (Denmark )
    East Anglia University (UK)

For details, visit the section Double degree  

Studing abroad

The programme strongly encourages exchange experiences, such as Erasmus+, Atlante, Erasmus Traineeship, and so forth. 

Career opportunities

The purpose of this Master's is to prepare students for the global labor market. The program combines theory and practice where students will develop leadership skills from practical experience through project management that will turn useful when working in specific fields and careers. 

Students will gain subject expertise, as well as, a practical understanding of how to apply that knowledge to make a difference for businesses and policy-makers. Students who graduate from this Master's will access the labor market well-equipped to work within both national and international organizations.


This course is offered by the Department of Economics and Management 

  • Further details about teaching locations are available here  


Students can gain additional educational support by relying on University tutors who can provide supplementary lessons to the teachings and coaching in the laboratories by offering pear-to-pear support.

Tutors are senior students selected by the departmental committee.

Disabilities or SLD

For students with disabilities or SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), the University provides special services to support their choose of course.

Discover all the possibilities here: SLD and Disabilities