Master's degree course in Economics and International Management - International Relations, Global Management and Economic Diplomacy

Class: LM-77
Academic year: 2024/2025
Duration: 2 years
Admission: Free admission upon verification of requirements
Modes: In person and online teaching
META viewer:  supplied to freshmen to access virtual and augmented reality laboratories and train for professions
Course Director: Anna Carla Nazzaro
Reception hours: Tuesday, 12pm - 00pm

The International Relations, Global Management and Economic Diplomacy degree course aims to train professionals that will achieve broad and qualified managerial expertise in the field of international relations and, in particular, of international organizations management, national and international government institutions, NGOs operating in the world of cooperation and economic development and multinational companies. The study plan, with innovative characteristics, was designed to balance out acquisition of managerial skills and knowledge regarding the economic and political dimension of international relations.

Given the characteristics of the degree course, the courses are held by lecturers, diplomats and officials from some of the main international and national institutions operating globally, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, NATO, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The lectures are integrated with laboratory activities, seminars and orientation initiatives, such as the School of Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy (SERID). The course is particularly suitable for students who have obtained a three-year degree in political science, languages ​​or economics. For students who are interested in learning more about economic and management tools and methods used in the international organizations, governmental and non-governmental institutions fields.

The design and structure of the master's degree course in International Economics and Management - International Relations, Global Management and Economic Diplomacy have been defined on the basis of employment opportunities analysis caused by the following phenomena: 

  • <strong>the growing importance in the regulation and coordination of economic and development policies </strong>at national and global levels assumed by international government bodies (e.g. Commission and European Parliament), by the UN system (e.g. FAO, UNESCO) and by International Financial Institutions (e.g. IMF, Regional Development Banks);
  • <strong>the increasingly important role of "economic diplomacy" </strong>as a tool for the protection and promotion of national interests, as a consequence there's a need for new diplomatic figures capable of combining economic and political skills;
  • <strong>the strong growth recorded by the non-profit sector</strong> and, within it, the growth recorded by the institutions operating in the international cooperation sector. According to the census on non-profit institutions published by ISTAT during 2019, the number of Italian non-profit institutions operating in international cooperation and economic development amounts to approximately 11 thousand units, for a total of over 105 thousand employees;
  • <strong>the high level of qualification of those employed in the cooperation sector</strong>: according to the same ISTAT census, this sector has the highest percentage (62%) of graduate workers in the non-profit sector.

 

UNINT is a member of the AACSB – Business Education Allianceand has started the accreditation procedure for its degree courses in the business sector. 

The University also ranked first in Italy among the universities in our size class for quality of research in the economic-business area and sixth place in the overall ranking out of 70 universities evaluated in this area (Anvur – VQR – 2015- 2019).

Subjects

The study plan, entirely in English, is characterized by a prominent attention to the economic and managerial sides of international relations: in particular, the fundamentals of global governance and diplomacy, international economics and development, the functioning of international organizations and public management are the subject of in-depth analysis, international trade and cooperation law, leadership and human resource management in public organizations, economic diplomacy and e-diplomacy.

The educational activities also include annual Language for Business laboratories (Chinese, French, English, Russian and Spanish). In addition, the students can choose one of the mandatory specialized laboratories between the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Laboratory (in English) and the of Europlanning Laboratory (in English).

Study plan

academic year 2024/2025

This page contains information about programs for students planning to begin their academic career in the fall of 2024. The information is updated as of the date of publication, but some changes may be necessary. 

ECTS

Year I

ECTS

International Relations studies are the focus of this course, it aims to provide students with the theoretical foundations to understand the international political scenario and the strategies implemented by the main national and international actors. Particular attention is paid to the historical evolution of international relations, the role of diplomacy and the understanding of current global geopolitical dynamics.

8

The course aims to provide advanced theoretical and analytical tools to evaluate the political and social dynamics that underlie international economic relations. Particular attention will be paid to the international trade theories, the management of economic relations and the analysis of globalization consequences.

9

The course analyzes the structure and role of international organizations in the global economy and politics, focusing on the different types of IOs and their main institutional and operational characteristics. Particular attention is paid to NATO, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

8

The course aims to introduce students to the regulatory system of international trade, with particular attention to the aspects governed by international treaties and conventions. Students will develop skills relating to the management of obligations, cross-border operations, and the drafting and understanding of international contracts.

8

The course aims to teach the values and modern practices of globally relevant public organizations, and accompanies students to understand the main international models of public management and the related strategic, operational and institutional profiles.

8

The course provides students with the theoretical and analytical tools to understand the foundations and dynamics of global economic development, focusing on the main political and social determinants. Particular attention is paid to the governance of sustainable development and the role of international cooperation programs and policies.

8

English for international affairs (foundation course)
The course aims to provide language skills at an intermediate level, with specific knowledge regarding the economic world and aims to strengthen oral expression skills in business contexts, in addition to drafting and understanding commercial documents in English.

English for diplomacy (advanced course)
The course provides advanced skills in written and oral expression in English in the context of international relations and diplomacy, allowing students to acquire a solid knowledge of jargon and relevant terminology.

6

Year II

The course focuses on the principles and techniques of public accounting and provides students with practical skills for understanding and preparing financial reporting documents, budgeting and monitoring the performance of public organizations.

8

The course guides students in the acquisition of data analysis methods focusing, in particular, on the most suitable techniques to support business decisions and processes with quantitative tools.

8

The course delves into the principles and institutions of international law, allowing students to frame international cooperation policies and more generally the relationships between the subjects of the global community in a legal context.

8

The course aims to provide students with skills relating to Human Resources management in public organizations. Particular attention is dedicated to the study of the principles and styles of leadership in international contexts.

6

Intercultural Diplomacy (in English)
This innovative course aims to analyze diplomatic communication strategies from an intercultural perspective. The topics addressed include intercultural dialogue, verbal and non-verbal communication and emotional intelligence. These topics are of high relevance typical contexts of international diplomacy.

Economic Diplomacy, Soft Power and Public Diplomacy (in English)
The course allows students to explore the role of diplomacy in the protection and promotion of national economic interests, examining in particular the strategies based on the use of "soft power" and the enhancement of national identity, reputation and image.

Public communication and digital diplomacy
The course focuses on the principles and techniques of public communication, with a focus on the design and implementation of institutional campaigns based on the use of media and digital communication channels.

6 + 6

Laboratory of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (in English) 
The laboratory allows students to acquire practical skills on the effective management of negotiation processes with international interlocutors, learning how to deal with the typical phases of a negotiation and overcome potential conflict situations.

Laboratory of International Markets Analysis (in English)
The laboratory aims to develop practical skills in the analysis and evaluation of foreign markets, with particular attention to the main destination markets for Made in Italy. Upon completion, students will be able to carry out an assessment of the degree of attractiveness, risk and accessibility of the markets of potential interest.

Europlanning laboratory (in English) 
The laboratory aims to provide students with practical skills on the techniques and methods of Communitarian planning, with a specific focus on funding opportunities linked to EU programs and on the methods of drafting and evaluating project proposals.

4

Other activities

Internship or
another specialized laboratory chosen from all those activated by the Course

4

Business language laboratory (English)
The laboratory allows students to further delve into business English, improve business vocabulary and practice speaking, listening and writing skills, in order to communicate with confidence in business situations that require advanced use of the English language.

Business language laboratory (Chinese)
The laboratory, which requires prior knowledge of the Chinese language, aims to provide practical and cultural skills to operate in the Chinese economic context, delving into the linguistic aspects and negotiation dynamics of the Chinese cultural context.

Business language laboratory (Russian)
The laboratory, which requires prior knowledge of the Russian language, aims to provide linguistic and socio-cultural tools for communicating in the Russian economic world. Among the cognitive objectives are the understanding of commercial dynamics, negotiation practices and adaptation strategies to the Russian cultural context.

Business language laboratory (French)
The laboratory, which requires prior knowledge of the French language, focuses on developing linguistic and cultural skills to interact in the French economic context. The aim is to provide students with a linguistic fluency suitable for understanding commercial and business dynamics.

Business language laboratory (Spanish)
The laboratory, which requires prior knowledge of the Spanish language, aims to develop communication and linguistic skills in Spanish, with a focus on terminology, commercial negotiation and business presentations in Spanish-speaking contexts.

3

Final examination

12

Study plan compilation guide

At the beginning of the academic year, the university organizes topic days dedicated to guidance on filling in study plans. During the meeting, which teachers, the Guidance Office, and Student Services participate in, several pieces of information will be provided: technical indications relating to the compilation of the plan, general information regarding the Academic offer, and guidance on obtaining credits.

Post-course and career opportunities

The International Relations, Global Management and Economic Diplomacy degree course trains professionals to achieve qualified expertise in the sector of international relations, placing particular emphasis on economic and management aspects. Thanks to the skills acquired, the graduate will be able to operate in managerial roles or as an external consultant at international governmental and non-governmental organizations, nonprofit organizationsPublic Administrations and institutions operating in the field of diplomacy and in all public and private bodies that place the convergence between economic, social and political interests of international importance at the center of their activity. They will also be able to position themselves within multinational companies operating in the public sector. Finally, the study plan provides the basis for preparing for the admission competition for the diplomatic career. 

Steering committee

  • Anna Carla Nazzaro, President of the Master's Degree Course in International Economics and Management (LM-77) UNINT
  • Alessandro De Nisco, Director of UNINT's Department of International Humanities and Social Sciences
    International UNINT
  • Massimo Fedeli, Director of the Department for the development of methods and technologies for the production and dissemination of statistical information (DIRM) of ISTAT
  • Carlo Palmieri, Vice President Pianoforte Holding SPA
  • Fabrizio Lobasso, Deputy Director General for the Promotion of Italy and Principal Director for Economic Internationalization (DGSP – MAECI)
  • Arianna Sassi, Sustainability Program Manager of Almaviva

Admission requirements, assessment of prior knowledge, additional training obligations and pre-courses

Admission to the Course is subject to possession of one of the following qualifications:

  • An Academic degree or Bachelor's degree or other foreign recognized degree that is equivalent in degree courses for the following classes: L-14, L-16, L-18, L-33, L-36, L-37, L-40 (DM 270/2004) and classes 2, 15, 17, 19, 28, 31 (DM 509/1999);
  • An Academic degree or Bachelor's degree different from the above, with the acquisition of at least 50 CFUs in specific scientific-disciplinary fields defined in the Academic Regulations of the course of study.

For enrollment purposes, a mandatory interview with a board of teachers is requirde. This happens in order to verify personal preparation and the adequacy of curricular requirements.  

For the academic year 2024/2025 the assessment of prior knowledge will take place in person and online on the following dates:

  • April 22th at 12:00 p.m.
  • May 30th at 12:00 p.m.
  • June 20th at 12:00 p.m.
  • September 26th at 12:00 p.m.
  • October 31th at 12:00 p.m.


An English language proficiency test for newly enrolled students is also planned. Based on the results of the test, freshmen will be directed to the English for International Affairs course or to one of the advanced English courses provided in each course. English language proficiency test dates will be made available on this page. 

To enroll in the degree course and register for the interview it is necessary to verify that you meet the requirements using the following link.

Pre-courses

There are four pre-courses on EconomyBusiness ManagementStatistics Law. These are reserved to students who have not obtained a degree in economics, but who meet the entry requirements. This is aimed at achieving preliminary knowledge useful for the start of the study programme.

To consult the academic calendar, class schedules, courses and programs, tutoring and student assistance, exams and graduations, you can consult the Info dropdown menu and click on Enrolled students.

As part of the activities related to quality assurance, UNINT, since 2021, is certified in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015. The first certificate was released on February 8 2021, confirmed for 2022 and 2023. On January 31 2024, the new certification of conformity with the requirements ISO 9001:2015 for "Teaching, training, research and third mission activities" was obtained for the year 2024. This certified the correct definition and execution of the processes implemented within the University.

Academic offer: Languages

Language skills ​​represents an essential requirement to deal with international markets. The degree course in International Economics and Management - Marketing and Digital Export allows you to attend some courses in English. The study plan also includes:

  • 6 ECTS dedicated to business English, with the possibility of choosing between a basic course in English for International Affairs (entry level B1/exit level B1+) or an advanced course in English for Diplomacy (entry level C1/exit level C1 reinforced with specialized language);
  • A laboratory for Business Language with compulsory attendance chosen from the following: <br>English (entry level B2+/C1; exit level C1 strengthened with specialized language), Chinese (entry level B1/exit level B1 strengthened with specialized language ), French (entry level B2+/C1; exit level C1 strengthened with specialized language), Russian (access level B1; exit level B1 strengthened with specialized language), Spanish (entry level B1; exit level B2 strengthened with specialized language).

 

It is also possible to attend a one year course of Japanese Language and Culture. Thanks to the courses provided by the University Language Centre, students can acquire fundamental knowledge of languages ​​such as Turkish and Korean.

Language certifications

During the academic year 2024/2025, the University Language Center (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) offers newly enrolled students (enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any of the majors offered in the University's Academic offer) the possibility to obtain a language certification based on their skill level.

Every student, during their study career, will be able to take an international certification exam, without any additional costs, choosing among the certifications affiliated with the University: CAMBRIDGE, TOEFL iBT, DELE, CAPLE, TORFL, DELFDALF.

Path of excellence

A Path of excellence is operative in the Course. The Path allows a limited number of particularly deserving students to access a supplementary training course for free. The students are selected on the basis of their study results through a specific call issued annually by the University and the contents of the course are defined in agreement with the student. Finally, in addition to the degree qualification, the student will obtain an additional certification which is reported under the Career Certification.

The supplementary training course is characterized by high <strong>professionalizing vocational training</strong>. It may consist of courses provided by the University, disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, seminar activities, research projects and internships at companies and institutions.

These activities must be carried out mainly in <strong>English</strong> and/or provide for the in-depth study of at least <strong>one second foreign language</strong> in addition to English. The supplementary activities established by the Path of Excellence can also be carried out at foreign university in cooperation with the international mobility programs activated by the University.

To consult the academic calendar, class schedules, courses and programs, tutoring and student assistance, exams and graduations, you can consult the Info dropdown menu and click on Enrolled students.

As part of the activities related to quality assurance, UNINT, since 2021, is certified in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015. The first certificate was released on February 8 2021, confirmed for 2022 and 2023. On January 31 2024, the new certification of conformity with the requirements ISO 9001:2015 for "Teaching, training, research and third mission activities" was obtained for the year 2024. This certified the correct definition and execution of the processes implemented within the University.

Share
Share