Master Programs in Italy

See 465 Top Masters Programs in Italy 2018/2019

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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.... [-]


Master of Management of Tourism Organizations (MOT)

European University of Rome
Campus Full time Part time 8 months October 2018 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. [+]

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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 2018 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 International Business (for small and medium enterprises) - MIBS

University of Padova Department of Economics and Management
Campus Part time 300 hours October 2018 Italy Padua

The Master MIBS is devoted to training new professional figures applying the concepts, contents, languages, and methods of management. The Master provides a deep knowledge in different fields of management: human resources, innovation management, organization, international marketing, international strategy, international management, supply chain management, intercultural management, technology transfer and patent management, and business planning. [+]

In partnership with Padova Promex, Confindustria Padova, and the Italian Industry & Commerce Office in UAE Dubai

MIBS is a first level 1-year professional post-graduate course of the University of Padua. MIBS offers two paths: Supporting SME Internationalisation and Web Marketing The course consists of 300 hours of frontal lesson and at least 3 months stage in a firm. The application procedure will open in June/July 2018 The lessons starts in November 2018 AIMS

The Master MIBS is devoted to training new professional figures applying the concepts, contents, languages, and methods of management. The Master provides a deep knowledge in different fields of management: human resources, innovation management, organization, international marketing, international strategy, international management, supply chain management, intercultural management, technology transfer and patent management, and business planning. The goal is to develop specific skills in the context of firms' internationalization. The Master uses a mix of methodologies and training techniques: lectures, seminars, case discussions, company visits, group work, discussion and drafting of reports, etc.... [-]


Online Master in Fashion Management

Rome Business School
Online Part time 1 year Open Enrollment Italy Rome

The Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion Management is geared to provide all the tools necessary to interpret, forecast, and follow this sector’s phases and trends, and is aimed at students, professionals, and entrepreneurs in the fashion, design, and luxury industries who wish to acquire the basics of and the ability to interpret the evolution of this special market, setting up and maintaining successful businesses. [+]

Starting date: each year, in March and October.

Training of excellence, paid internships, career service, international networking and many others benefits from your professional and personal development. Teaching formulas for every demand.

The global fashion market is worth roughly three trillion US dollars each year, representing 2% of the world's Gross Domestic Product. The prime contenders among this rich industry’s sub-sectors are womenswear (621 billion), menswear (402 billion), childrenswear (186 billion), and sportswear (90.4 billion). To get an idea of the overall magnitude of the value created, just consider that wedding apparel on its own generates a sales volume of 57 billion US dollars, not to mention all those activities that are usually only partially associated with the fashion world, such as beauty products and some trendy household accessories.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 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 in Five Stars Hotel Management

Hotel Business School
Campus Full time 11 months November 2018 Italy Cagliari

The Master in Five Stars Hotel Management, promoted by Forte Village Resort and the Luiss Business School, is a training program that is unique in Italy thanks to its syllabus, employment prospects, end-of-course profile and location. It is the innovative answer to the challenge that the hotel industries will have to face in order to manage the complexity of a touristic system that is in constant development and requires levels of excellence in numerous skills areas, from Marketing to Revenue Management, Congress & Events Management to Company Finance and Management Control. [+]

The Master in Five Stars Hotel Management, promoted by Forte Village Resort and the Luiss Business School, is a training program that is unique in Italy thanks to its syllabus, employment prospects, end-of-course profile and location. It is the innovative answer to the challenge that the hotel industries will have to face in order to manage the complexity of a touristic system that is in constant development and requires levels of excellence in numerous skills areas, from Marketing to Revenue Management, Congress & Events Management to Company Finance and Management Control.

The Master’s prime objective is, therefore, to produce managers with excellent skills and expertise, capable of seizing opportunities for success and professional growth within the national and international 5-star hospitality industry. The constant reference, during both training and work placements, to the luxury market is the novelty and strength of the Master in Hotel Management.... [-]


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). ... [-]

Second Level University Professional Master MIPET: Master in Industrial Plant Engineering & Technologies

University Of Genoa (Università Degli Studi Di Genova)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Genoa

MIPET (Master in Industrial Plant Engineering and Technologies) is a One-year Degree Program organized in Genoa University and focusing on preparing new generations of top quality technical experts for Process Engineering, Industrial Plant Main Contractors, Power & Energy Industry, Iron & Steel Sector, Plant Equipment Suppliers as well as Construction Companies. [+]

MIPET (Master in Industrial Plant Engineering and Technologies) is a One-year Degree Program organized in Genoa University and focusing on preparing new generations of top quality technical experts for Process Engineering, Industrial Plant Main Contractors, Power & Energy Industry, Iron & Steel Sector, Plant Equipment Suppliers as well as Construction Companies.

MIPET main aim it is to satisfy the expectation from Leading Industries in term of high technical skills and excellent capabilities in Industrial Plants and Engineering. The Master Program is directed by Polytechnic School - Faculty of Engineering in strong cooperation with leading industries and major companies operating in these industrial sectors; this approach guarantees the relevance and effectiveness of the initiative in the international scenario.... [-]


MFA Program in Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament

ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Florence

Alchimia’s MFA program develops over a two-year period with the aim to expand and deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in studio-based jewelry design. The program is intended to generate further critical understanding in and of the discipline, strengthen individual artistic approaches and positions, and investigate new possibilities for marketing and promotion. [+]

Alchimia’s MFA program develops over a two-year period with the aim to expand and deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in studio-based jewelry design. The program is intended to generate further critical understanding in and of the discipline, strengthen individual artistic approaches and positions, and investigate new possibilities for marketing and promotion.

The objective of the course is to render the students independent and qualitatively highly prepared in every aspect of their work, not only including research, creation, and production, but also networking, and exhibiting and self-presentation in relation to galleries and collectors. Therefore, in the second year of the program, students are not required to live in Florence, but can choose any city in Europe as their base. A personal tutor appointed by the school will follow their developments, while intensive workshops, seminars, and training periods are held in Florence.... [-]


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 The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Rome

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design. [+]

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design.

The I Level Masters Degree The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet is meant to be an intensive theoretical and practical path of studies, with scientific research and hands-on laboratories offering tools for the design, modelling and application of costume-making: tailoring techniques focusing on costumes and their accessories, wigs, make-up, masks and jewellery, footwear, headgear. This is all offered in laboratories using practical techniques and applications, seeking to achieve organizational, design and operational skills.... [-]


Master International Management

CIS - Scuola per La Gestione D'Impresa
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Reggio Emilia

The Master International Management is a training course in General Management that provides the techniques and methodologies typical of the economy and business management, with particular focus on business internationalization. [+]

The Master International Management is a training course in General Management that provides the techniques and methodologies typical of the economy and business management, with particular focus on business internationalization. The Master is aimed at young graduates who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills required to operate in international contexts.

It is organized by CIS - Business Management School of Unindustria Reggio Emilia, which has been working for over 30 years in the training and development of projects for the Emilian economy.

Asfor - Italian Association for Managerial Training is accredited.

The course of the Master is designed on the basis of the professional needs expressed by the companies of the territory in order to make a profitable evaluation of the candidacies for the completion of the internship and the subsequent work placement.... [-]


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 Strategy and International Management

ISTAO Istituto Adriano Olivetti
Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 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.... [-]