Master in Management for Sustainable Firms
University of Padova
EUR 2,739 / per year
01 May 2024
Earliest start date
01 Oct 2024
This Master’s degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage business processes sustainably and delivers a unique approach to the field of sustainable management combining sustainability with digital transformation and innovation.
The topics covered also address some of the key issues regarding the globalization of competition and supply chains to equip students with the expertise to understand and face the sustainability transition.
Scholarships and Funding
Padua International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Padua offers 53 scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padua.
The University of Padua additionally offers 100 full tuition fee waivers to students enrolling in one of its degree programs held completely in English.
Some Departments offer additional scholarships to more than 30 international students
Galilean School of Higher Education Scholarships
The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is the University of Padua’s school of excellence. It combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by renowned international visiting professors. Up to four highly talented international students are selected each year.
Scholarships awarded by other national or international organizations
Scholarships awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MAECI
Every year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy to both international students and Italian students who are permanent residents in countries other than Italy (IRE).
These scholarships aim to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture, and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
Loans for merit
The University of Padua has signed an agreement with the bank Banca Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A, the savings bank Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, and the Association ‘Friends of the University of Padua’. The agreement is aimed at providing EU students with a flexible borrowing option at advantageous interest rates, to be granted with no need for collateral, to bear expenses for education.
The loan will be granted following checks on the eligibility criteria of the student asking for the financing and prior approval of the lender.
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
The Management for Sustainable Firms course, structured with 120 (ECTS) credits, empowers students with a holistic understanding of business practices that prioritize environmental, social, and economic sustainability. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage organizations committed to sustainable principles, fostering a new generation of business leaders dedicated to positive societal and environmental impacts.
The first year’s courses are designed to give the students an integrated view of the management of modern firms competing sustainably in the global economy: from sustainable strategies and business models to organizational structures, from business economics to accounting systems.
The second year aims at building skills along three business processes, each through a dedicated study track:
- Smart Manufacturing: Lean Management, Sustainable Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Machine Learning for Operation Management.
- Marketing and Digital Transformation: Relational Marketing, Economics of Innovation, Digitalization and Product-Service Innovation, Quantitative Methods and Analytics for Marketing.
- People and Organization: Talent Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Performance Management & Compensation.
Each track includes an internship, elective courses, and a thesis.
Credits: 120 ECTS
Master of Science in Management for Sustainable Firms
Program Tuition Fee
Graduates can work in field such as Smart Manufacturing, Operations Management, Supply chain Management, Operational excellence Management, HR Management, Business and organization consultancy, Talent acquisition and management, Digital marketing management, Business Innovation Developement.