Learning objectives

Areas of competency

Thanks to the training activities that characterize graduates, you will acquire in-depth knowledge of business economics, environmental economics, economics of innovation, environmental and commercial law, as well as good knowledge in the field of quantitative methods, econometrics, international marketing.

You will be able to analyze the effects of economic and social activities on the environment and their sustainability in highly integrated contexts at international level, as well as evaluate the economic effects of technological innovation processes capable of exploiting the opportunities for new growth paradigms and sustainable business management, also with the aid of statistical and econometric methodologies. 
You will be able to describe and correlate the fundamental aspects of business management in international contexts, both in its strategic, financial and commercial management profiles, and in the aspects related to sustainability and opportunities and reflections of market opportunities linked to global challenges and the circular economy.

In order to better guide you towards the different  areas of competency, the programme is divided into two separate two-year curricula:

  1. Small and Medium Enterprises in International Markets
    Once you've completed your studies, you will have gained knowledge and skills that fit perfectly with the internationalization needs of businesses, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises, companies for which internationalization processes are essential. The programme's content will be aimed at satisfying the educational needs which derive from the internationalization processes of markets and businesses. You will develop competencies and abilities in understanding and analysing market internationalisation processes and their effects on new business models. The fact that it is taught entirely in English is completely in-line with the content offered, which has a markedly international outlook, and with the goal of developing the ability to operate effectively within an international context.

  2. Green Economy and Sustainability
    The Green Economy and Sustainability programme arose from the importance of innovation in general, and environmental innovation in particular, in the transition to a greener economy with low carbon emissions - one of the European Union’s goals - adhering to the fundamentals of a circular economy. The lessons taught as part of our programme fit perfectly with this outlook, giving special prominence to issues relating to innovation. The goal is to develop the skills and abilities necessary to analyse environmental policies and innovation processes and to evaluate the economic impact of pursuing the goal of a more efficient use of natural resources. The fact that the curricula is entirely in English is in-line with today's businesses and the institutional players involved in various capacities in the green sector.

Career opportunities

Through the completion of the course  you will have a wide range of career opportunities. Let's go through them for each curricula.

  1. Small and Medium Enterprises in  International markets
    You will gain an in-depth understanding of management at an international level, preparing for diversified employment areas and developing your talent for a lasting success over a lifelong career. Our graduate students may benefit for entering in career development in management consulting, general management marketing and human resource management in SMEs.
    In more details, you will have the possibility to work in or as: business start-ups; taking over family businesses ;management functions in SMEs; management consultant for SMEs; public research institutes; venture capital firms and banks; PhD research into entrepreneurship and related topics.

  2. Green economy and sustainability 
    Green economy and sustainable development are worldwide strategic issues both for businesses and public or private institutions. You will gain subject expertise, as well as a practical understanding of how to apply that knowledge to make a difference to businesses and policy-makers. As a Green economy graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as: Sustainability manager, Green economy advisor, Carbon management advisor, as well as Academic researcher.
    In more details, you will have the possibility to work in or as: Management Consultant for Green firms; Public Research Institutes; Chief Sustainability Officer; General and Operation Manager; Marketing Manager; Transportation Manager; Environmental Economist; Urban and Regional Planner; PhD Research into green related topics.

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As a graduate of this programme

You will develop competencies and abilities in:

  • understanding and analysing market internationalisation processes and their effects on new business models;
  • analyse environmental policies and innovation processes and evaluate the economic impact of pursuing the goal of a more efficient use of natural resources;
  • analyze and determine the implications relating to internationalization and sustainability strategies on the company's operational and logistical processes;
  • analyze and apply the marketing mix tools in international contexts;
  • analyze organizational contexts, aligning needs and skills also for the purpose of developing business innovation processes;
  • use quantitative models for the development of a functional systematic approach for solving business problems and analyzing economic scenarios;
  • develop the knowledge acquired to elaborate policy proposals that favor the internationalization processes of companies and set objectives of environmental and economic sustainability;
  • reading situations from different disciplinary perspectives, in order to be able to deal with them creatively and thus arrive at innovative solutions;
  • develop original ideas in a research context on pre-established themes, organizing work independently and effectively managing deadlines.