Master Programs in Italy

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Italy is known for many of the most wonderful things in life; wine, great food, fashion, architecture, art, film, literature, and of course, the delightful Italian language. Italy also has a rich history of higher education and the country has been a leader in developing and adopting new standards for European higher education. Imagine spending two years studying for a master’s degree in Italy! In addition to an outstanding education, students will revel in the cultural experience that Italy has to offer – everything from ancient ruins to opera and modern technology.

Italian higher education has two components – universities and non-universities. Universities include about 60 public universities divided into private universities, universities specifically for international students, and  specialized schools. Non-universities offer programs in a wide variety of subjects such as fine arts, language, education and specialized fields such as military studies. Universities are characterized by research in addition to education, whereas non-universities focus on preparing students for a specific profession.

Since 2005, Italy has used the three-cycle degree system, awarding the equivalent of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The master’s degree is named “Laurea Specialistica (LS).” More than 100 types of degree programs are available.

Admission to master’s programs requires a first cycle/bachelor’s degree and competency in Italian. Some programs, such as education and arts, also require entrance examinations. Since admission procedures vary, prosepctive students should review the requirements for each program.

Tuition at public universities is low, beginning at around €1,000 per year, although master’s programs tend to run somewhat higher, and tuition at private institution is much higher. A typical master’s program requires two years of full-time study and 120 ECTS credits. However, scholarships are widely available for both Italian and international students and are offered by each individual institution.

There are many exciting Master in Italy degrees, with more and more of them being taught in English. Whether you want to study Fashion, Design, Management, Science, Economics, Psychology, Marketing, Engineering, or a different subject entirely, you’ll find something that interests you in Italy. Students pursuing a Masters degree in Italy benefit not only from the excellent faculty and academic facilities, but also from the international student body that brings many perspectives to the learning environment. More than 100,000 international students take classes in Italy every year. With rigorous academic classes and a world reputation for high quality research, master’s students will find a friendly but disciplined environment that encourages curiosity and innovation.

Italy is one of the most industrialized countries in the world, so individuals with master’s degrees will find many opportunities for post-graduate employment in both industry and research institutions. Major Italian industries include automotive, chemicals, energy, agriculture, fashion and tourism.

Take some time to check out the exciting educational opportunities that Italy has to offer by browsing the information below. After reviewing the information, if you have additional questions about a specific university or program, please contact the institutions directly.

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Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year April 2019 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.... [-]


Luxury Management (Milan) - English program

Il Sole 24 ORE Business School
Campus Full time 10 months November 2018 Italy Milan

Luxury goods, fashion and lifestyle represent one of the most important areas of Italian excellence. Our Master in International Luxury Management provides students with knowledge and capabilities required by firms in the luxury industry. [+]

OVERVIEW

Luxury goods, fashion and lifestyle represent one of the most important areas of Italian excellence. Our Master in International Luxury Management provides students with knowledge and capabilities required by firms in the luxury industry.

GOALS AND PROFESSIONAL OPENINGS train students with a multidisciplinary foundation by bringing together creativity with the ability to interpret and foresee business trends provide students opportunities to learn from experience of professionals working in the luxury good sector as well as develop future networks in the luxury good market provide pactical applications of the concepts learned in class through project work, on-site visit and educational tours DURATION AND STRUCTURE ... [-]

Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master of Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT)

European University of Rome
Campus Full time Part time 8 months October 2019 Italy Rome + 1 more

The European University of Rome established, by the Rector’s Decree, the Master on Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT). Thanks to the collaboration of Fiavet Lazio, Federalberghi, Confindustria Alberghi, Federturismo Confindustria, Federeventi Lazio, Dreamtour, Best Western, Seadam Serviz, I Viaggi Del Perigeoi, the MOT Master combines theory with operational skills immediately instrumental in the job market. [+]

General Informations

The European University of Rome established, by the Rector’s Decree, the Master on Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT). Thanks to the collaboration of Fiavet Lazio, Federalberghi, Confindustria Alberghi, Federturismo Confindustria, Federeventi Lazio, Dreamtour, Best Western, Seadam Serviz, I Viaggi Del Perigeoi, the MOT Master combines theory with operational skills immediately instrumental in the job market. Classroom teachers are University professors, business and professional experts of the area. A long period of training (stage) gives the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and facilitates entry into the job market. About 80% of our students have already found a job either during stage or shortly after.... [-]


Master in Insurance & Risk Management

MIB Trieste School of Management
Campus Full time 12 months October 2019 Italy Trieste

The Master Degree is a stimulating and complete master program (full-time, 12 months), providing competencies to advance the career in Insurance, Consultancy & Risk Management. [+]

Master in Insurance & Risk Management

The Master Degree in Insurance & Risk Management is a stimulating and complete master program (full-time, 12 months), providing the managerial and technical competencies to advance the career in insurance, risk management, finance and consulting.The Master has been developed with the direct support of company leaders in Insurance, Finance, and Consulting (Allianz, Generali, KPMG, EY, etc), contributing to its realization from a selection of candidates to defining the curriculum and job placement.

CareersAreas of employment: Insurance, Consulting, Business Advisory, Financial Services, Banking, Risk Management.

Professional Roles: Risk Manager, Underwriter, Actuary, Consultant & Advisor, Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor, Business Analyst.... [-]


Master in Information Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Italy Milan

The Master in Information Design has a multidisciplinary approach that brings together visual design, data analysis, and creative coding. Students will develop a skillset and a mindset to understand different cultural, social and economic contexts, translate complex information into engaging visual forms and narratives that are readable by different audiences, to support comprehensive communication strategies. [+]

Master in INFORMATION DESIGN - Nurturing accessible complex information

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design. Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree. Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects. Build your own Multicultural and Global Network. Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience. Career Opportunities ... [-]

ReADs - Master in Retail Architecture and Design for Social and Commercial Purposes

IUAV University of Architecture in Venice, Italy
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Venice

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Specialisation Programme for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spaces, architectures and experiences for commercial and social places. [+]

ReADs is a level 1 Postgraduate Master course for new graduates and professionals who want to acquire the fundamental skills to conceive and design RETAIL spaces, architectures and experiences for commercial and social places.

Held at the University of Architecture in Venice –IUAV– ReADs is a high-level Master’s course that aims to train Retail Design professionals through a “learning by doing” teaching consisting of frontal lessons integrated by workshops, internships, visits to the main international companies leaders of innovation and a filed trip to Sweden, home-country of Retail.

Lessons are held by some of the best professionals in Retail, Design and Architecture worldwide.... [-]


Master in International Business Management

GEMA Business School
Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome

The professional figure trained by the Programme will know how to do market analyses, prepare and monitor plans for marketing and communication and for commercial development abroad (also considering the possible multicultural dynamics in the various target countries), and develop skills in sales and e-commerce techniques, and will also have effectively improved their language skills: all the lessons on the Master’s programme’s central themes are held in English, allowing students to perfect their technical and language skills at the same time. [+]

Recipients

The Master Program in International Export Management is designed and promoted by GEMA Business School and is a modular postgraduate program designed to train a new generation of Export managers and International marketing managers, able to drive companies and businesses to expand their market shares in international markets by:

increasing the number of countries where products/services are sold, especially in fast-growing markets; increasing the number of product/service lines sold in international markets in tune with the structure of local demand; adopting new distribution strategies to get “closer to the customer” in international markets (e.g. commercial branches, joint venture, local production). ... [-]

Master in Hospitality Management International

Up Level School of Management
Campus 136 hours November 2019 Italy Milan

The Master’s programme in Hospitality Management at Up level is a professional course within the hotel management industry that allows its students to gain the necessary knowledge to fulfil managerial positions. [+]

About the Master’s programme in Hospitality Management

The Master’s programme in Hospitality Management at Up level is a professional course within the hotel management industry that allows its students to gain the necessary knowledge to fulfil managerial positions. By the end of the course the school grants an internship in important Hotels, which will help you boost your career and become Hotel and Resort Manager, Convention Centre or Event Manager, or alternatively establish your role in one of the following areas:

Operations Sales and Marketing Human Resources Financial Why choose the Master in Hospitality Management?

The Master in Hospitality Management is designed to qualify as an excellence training: an innovative formula for worthy professionals.... [-]


Master in Transportation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 2 years March 2019 Italy Turin

17th edition​ - The Master course in Transportation Design offers people with a great passion for cars the chance to engage strongly in car design techniques. It takes students at the core of design world, making them learn about innovative thinking and how to approach, develop and finalize the design of a car exterior and a car interior. Turin is the perfect city for this course, because it is the world capital of car design, and it was the birthplace of the most important design houses and car companies of Italy. The city offers the chance to get the whole network of Car Designers to come to IED sharing their abilities with our students for classes, lectures, workshops or for recruiting young talents. The Master focuses its approach on simulating a real work experience. The goal is to present a full-scale model designed and sculpted by the students. Then, it will be presented at the Geneva International Motorshow, the world’s most important display of car design. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

17th edition​ - The Master course in Transportation Design offers people with a great passion for cars the chance to engage strongly in car design techniques. It takes students at the core of design world, making them learn about innovative thinking and how to approach, develop and finalize the design of a car exterior and a car interior.

Turin is the perfect city for this course, because it is the world capital of car design, and it was the birthplace of the most important design houses and car companies of Italy. The city offers the chance to get the whole network of Car Designers to come to IED sharing their abilities with our students for classes, lectures, workshops or for recruiting young talents.... [-]


Master in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Venice

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability. The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability.

The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits.... [-]


Master's in Creative Knitwear Design

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Italy Rome

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia). The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. [+]

In Collaboration with CKM

Outline Be creative within an industry framework. Research, tradition and innovation are the key points of this educational course. Each student will have the opportunity to learn about and work with the latest industrial tools, experiencing first-hand the challenges of a professional knitwear designer. Course Structure

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at Accademia Costume & Moda as well as at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia).

The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. The course places great emphasis on collaborations with prestigious partner companies, these are a crucial element of the course. Therefore, students will be required to take part in external visits to these facilities in order to become familiar with and learn about the most technologically advanced knitwear manufacturing processes.... [-]


Master in Business Strategy and International Management

ISTAO Istituto Adriano Olivetti
Campus Full time 12 months October 2019 Italy Ancona

The Master in “Business strategy and International Management” offers a technical and managerial preparation suited to handle the on-going changes that are taking place focusing on the drivers of innovation, internationalization and ethical and sustainable leadership. [+]

Master in Business Strategy and International Management Full-time course 5 months of classes 3 month of Experience labs 4 months Internship Objectives and Targets

The Master in “Business strategy and International Management” offers a technical and managerial preparation suited to handle the on-going changes that are taking place focusing on the drivers of innovation, internationalization and ethical and sustainable leadership.

The course provides the necessary preparation to deal with complex and critical situations in a global vision to create professionals able to cover roles of responsibility in companies and in the economic system and manage international networks for the development of the business.... [-]


Master in E-Health & Telemedicine Management

Rome Business School
Online Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome

E-Health is the combined use of information technology and electronic communication, especially the internet, in the health sector, for clinical, educational and administrative purposes; both on-site and at distance (in which case it is called Telemedicine). [+]

Starting Date: each year, March and October

Under the patronage of SIT – the Italian Society of Telemedicine - The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree Course in e-Health Management has been designed to supply training on organizational processes and technologies aimed at the proper introduction and management of ICT solutions and Telemedicine in Health Systems.

E-Health is the combined use of information technology and electronic communication, especially the internet, in the health sector, for clinical, educational and administrative purposes; both on-site and at distance (in which case it is called Telemedicine). E-Health is not only a technical development but also represents a way of thinking, a commitment, an organizational approach to improve health care locally or regionally by using the new opportunities presented by Information and Communication Technology. Starting date: each year, in March and October.... [-]


Master in Business Innovation (English)

University of Deusto: Deusto Business School
Campus Part time 9 months September 2019 Italy Florence

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orchestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action. It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations. [+]

Program Description

The MBI is an Executive Master, taught in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School and Orchestra (Basque Institute of Competitiveness). The programme is unique in its field, integrating theory and practice and reinforcing the idea of innovation through action.

It allows participants to discover new business opportunities, enhance the development and implementation of strategic ideas, create a culture that encourages innovation, facilitate the integration of R+D+I, develop an innovation project for their company and convert themselves into leaders who can drive innovation in their companies. The course consists of 6 intensive week-long modules in various locations.... [-]