Bachelor's degree course in Green Management and Sustainability

Class graduation: L-18
Academic year: 2024/2025
Duration: 3 years old
Admission: Free subject to verification of entry requirements
Modes: In presence and live streaming
META viewer:  supplied to freshmen to access virtual and augmented reality laboratories and train for professions
Course Director: Sara Trucco
Reception hours: Wednesday, 10:00-12:00

The three-year degree course in Green management and sustainability (L-18) responds to the growing demand for "green jobs", defined by the International Labor Organization of the United Nations as "any decent job that contributes to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment whether it is in agriculture, industry, services or administration”. These are therefore those occupations in the agriculture, manufacturing, administration, services, energy and R&D sectors that contribute to preserving or restoring environmental quality, thus reducing environmental risks and ecological deficits.

Indeed, a strong demand for "green jobs" is expected in the upcoming years, both by private companies and by public administration, that will need workers with "green" skills at intermediate and high levels, to address risks caused by climate change. The Course also responds to the current need linked to regulatory evolution, which requires companies to increasingly comply with environmental protection and social reporting requirements (e.g., ESRS sustainability standard - EFRAG 2022).

The Course delves deep into concepts relating to corporate sustainabilityESG factors (Environmental, Social & Governance), the legislation concerning  environmental protection and explores the most recent economic and management models underlying the so-called "green practices", such as circular economy, sustainable innovation, social communication and ethical and sustainable finance.

UNINT is a member of the AACSB – Business education alliance and has started the accreditation procedure for its degree courses in the economic and business area.

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

Subjects

The course is structured so as to provide solid knowledge on the following topics over three years:

  • basic principles of corporate sustainability, new businesses born from green economy (e.g., circular economy, sharing economy), and sustainable development models;
  • the evolution of legislation regarding environmental protection and its impact on production methods and corporate governance;
  • opportunities linked to incentives and "green" development policies, with particular reference to the European context;
  • international budget, non-financial and sustainability reporting techniques and environmental certifications;
  • the energy transition process, climate change and its implications, both in the management of business processes and in relation to the evolution of the main related sectors, such as logistics and mobility;
  • technological innovations linked to sustainability and the related impact on production models;
  • ethical and sustainable finance;
  • green marketing and external communication of the company's value proposition, in particular through digital channels;
  • governance of human resources in compliance with ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) standards, also through the enhancement of diversity and inclusion within the company;
  • intercultural communication and knowledge of the English language, including technical terminology relating to the environment and sustainability.
 

The professionalizing aspect of the course is completed by the Digital and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and courses to acquire soft skills. Furthermore, lectures are frequently alternated with presentations and seminars held by representatives of the corporate and institutional world, also thanks to our agreements with important companies.
Thanks to the characteristics of the study plan, the course allows the acquisition of soft skills suitable for both directly entering the world of work and continuing master's studies.

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

The course aims to integrate business management principles with ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) criteria to promote sustainable business and accounting practices, as well as analyze the process of drafting financial statements and sustainability reports.

12

The course aims to analyze political economy and economic models compatible with sustainable growth and global development, with particular reference to socio-environmental issues, providing a solid understanding of micro- and macro-economic aspects.

12

The course provides a basic knowledge of English terminology and structures for a professional environment, with the aim of knowing and understanding the main forms of written and oral communication in English, even in business contexts.

6

The course aims to provide students with the essential elements of general and financial mathematics, with particular reference to the study of real functions of one real variable, derivatives, matrices, linear systems and, as regards financial mathematics, the time value of money and interest rates.

12

The course aims to examine the legal phenomena of private law from the perspective of business sustainability in order to provide expertise on implementing legal regulations in companies operating in a sustainable market.

8

The course aims to explore sustainable business management strategies and provides managerial skills relating to the development and implementation of business strategies based on sustainability and ecological transition.

8

The laboratory aims to provide basic IT skills, useful during studies and in the world of work, focusing on the Office package and dealing with Python programming and artificial intelligence tools.

4

Year II

The teaching aims to deepen the reference accounting standards for the preparation of the IFRS international financial statements and those useful for the preparation of the non-financial declaration and sustainability reporting in international contexts.

12

The teaching aims to deepen specialist/advanced terminology in English on issues related to the environment and sustainability, with the aim of refining specific linguistic skills to deal with complex topics related to the environment, ecological issues and to sustainable practices.

6

The teaching aims to analyze economic policy with particular reference to environmental sustainability not only in the Italian context but also in the international one in order to evaluate the impact of public actions on both micro and macro-economic market failures.

8

The teaching aims to explore the regulatory framework of the European Union and the role of European funds for sustainable projects at national and local level, understanding the functioning of the single market and fundamental freedoms.

12

The teaching aims to analyze the descriptive and exploratory statistical methodology for the analysis of univariate and bivariate data and socio-environmental indicators to evaluate the socio-environmental impact of company activities, also providing tools for calculating probabilities .

8

The teaching aims to explore socially responsible marketing strategies and provides skills relating to the development of marketing campaigns oriented towards sustainability and social responsibility.

8

Leadership
The course develops leadership skills, focusing on management strategies, decision-making skills and effective communication, with the aim of training resilient and influential leaders.

Public speaking
The course aims to perfect students' communication skills, emphasizing preparation and effective presentation, addressing topics such as speech structure, audience management and improving oratory skills.

Team Building 
The course aims to enhance students' collaboration and communication skills, focusing on practical activities to develop effective group dynamics, leadership and resilience.

2

Year XNUMX

The teaching aims to explore environmental and energy laws, providing specific and applied knowledge on sustainable development policies, analyzing the legal phenomena that influence the behavior of companies and consumers in relation to sustainable development.

8

The teaching aims to deepen the financial principles of financing and investment oriented towards ethical sustainability, developing sustainable financial skills and evaluating the socio-environmental impact through ESG ratings of financial intermediaries.

8

The teaching aims to analyze the energy transition and sustainable technological innovation, offering a broad and technical understanding of global climate change and its impacts in international contexts.

8

The course aims to analyze advanced social media management strategies to support company competitiveness, enhancing digital communication capabilities through the analysis of metrics, the creation of engaging content and the planning of online advertising campaigns.

6

The course focuses on human resource management with a particular emphasis on inclusion and diversity management and aims to provide students with strategies to promote an inclusive work environment, manage diversity and address human resources issues in an ethical way and sustainable.

8

1 course
of your choice between

Green mobility, logistics and supply chain
The teaching addresses sustainable mobility, logistics and supply chain management with a focus on environmental sustainability, learning the challenges and opportunities of green mobility and providing skills in sustainable supply chain design and management.

Environmental certification techniques and systems
The course delves into environmental certification techniques and systems, providing knowledge of the main environmental certifications, such as ISO 14001, for the purpose of implementing and managing environmental certification processes.

Start-ups, entrepreneurship and sustainable business models
The course focuses on start-ups, entrepreneurship and sustainable business models, aiming to provide knowledge in relation to the creation and management of start-ups with a particular focus on integrating sustainable practices into business models.

Management of non-profit organizations
The course aims to deepen specific management skills for the non-profit sector, providing knowledge in relation to the concepts of strategic planning, fundraising and social impact assessment.

Eco-fashion management
The teaching aims to analyze sustainable management in the fashion sector, providing skills relating to the understanding and application of sustainable management strategies in fashion companies, integrating ethical and ecological aspects into business decisions.

6

Elective ECTS

Student's free-choice courses

12

Other activities

Virtual and augmented reality laboratory
The laboratory aims to provide practical experience in the use of emerging technologies in order to understand the operating principles and allow their practical application to design and develop virtual and augmented reality applications in different sectors.

3

Final examination

3

Study plan compilation guide

At the beginning of the academic year the university organizes days dedicated to guidance on compiling study plans. During the meeting, in which the teachers, the guidance office and the student secretariat participate, technical indications relating to the compilation of the plan and general information regarding the training offer and obtaining credits are provided.

Post-course and career opportunities

Thanks to the characteristics of the study plan, the three-year degree course in Green management and sustainability allows the acquisition of skills suitable for both direct access to the world of work and the continuation of master's studies.
The outgoing profile of the Course is that of the Sustainability manager, also called ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) manager or Green manager, i.e. a management figure, internal or external to the company, capable of defining, coordinating and implementing the adoption of sustainable strategies both in the management of business processes and in the approach to the market.
The Sustainability manager is able to:

  • recognize and anticipate corporate challenges related to environmental protection, diversity & inclusion and governance issues;
  • manage the ecological and digital transition process of companies, stimulating awareness of sustainability;
  • monitor the evolution of ESG factors and their impact on the dynamics of the markets where the company operates;
  • promote within your company every procedure that can reduce the environmental and social impact of company activities, reconciling ordinary company management with the innovative activities required by the evolution of the context;
  • pursue company development that is sustainable in the long term, i.e. capable of satisfying the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy their own needs.
 

This figure has specific skills in the economic, management-business, legislative and technical fields, topics included in the study plan.
Graduates of the course will be able to work both in private and public companies, both in large corporate entities, also located within groups, and in small and medium-sized enterprises in the European context, operating in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, transport, energy and services.

Steering committee

  • Sara Trucco, President of the three-year degree course in Green management and sustainability (L-18) UNINT 
  • Alessandro De Nisco, Director of the Department of International Humanities and Social Sciences UNINT
  • Francesco Fallacara, UNINT Teacher and Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor
  • Mariangela Siciliano, DoHead of Education and Business Promotion and Supply Chain in SACE
  • Elisabetta Lannutti, Master's student at Wageningen University & Research, MSc Resilient Farming and Food Systems, Specialization in Sustainable Food Systems

Academic offer: Languages

Graduates of the course will develop skills relating to intercultural communication and the English language. The study plan includes, in the first year, the basic English for Business course and, in the second year, the advanced English for Environment and Sustainability course, in order to deepen the technical terminology linked to environmental and sustainability aspects. Furthermore, the study plan includes free choice courses (12 ECTS) which can be selected from all the courses provided by the University. By selecting courses in the linguistic area you have the opportunity to learn new languages ​​and cultures useful for the linguistic enrichment of the outgoing managerial profile.

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.

Laboratory activities and soft skills

The study plan includes a series of in-depth activities for each year which aim to encourage the acquisition of transversal knowledge which is now indispensable for accessing the world of work.
In the first year there is a Digital and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory focused on the use of the main IT software commonly used in the professional field, programming languages ​​for the web and artificial intelligence to support business. In the second year the study plan includes teaching on soft skills chosen from the following themes: Leadership, Public Speaking and Team Building. Finally, in the third year it is possible to choose between the curricular internship and the Virtual and augmented reality laboratory based on the use of Meta viewers provided by the University.

Study and internship experiences abroad

The Course, with a strong international focus, offers the possibility to spend a Stay Abroad for study or internship purposes thanks to the network of over 100 international agreements signed with European and non-European universities. The University also has over 700 active agreements to carry out internships at public and private sector institutions in Italy and abroad.

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

Access to the Course is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma, another qualification obtained abroad recognized as suitable or another diploma that gives access to university courses in accordance with current legislation.

There is also a mandatory test to evaluate entry requirements (non-selective) reserved for students who intend to enrol. The test is made up of 30 single/multiple answer questions and aims to evaluate basic logical and mathematical knowledge and the level of the English language. On the basis of the test results, additional training obligations (OFA) may be identified and assigned, to be fulfilled within the first academic year of enrolment.

To enroll in the degree course it is necessary to verify that you meet the requirements through the following link.

For the academic year 2024/2025 the initial preparation test will take place in person on the following dates:

  • March 14th at 15:00 p.m.
  • May 20th at 15:00 p.m.
  • July 16th at 15:00 p.m.
  • September 18th at 11:00 p.m.
  • October 15th at 15:00 p.m.
  • October 23th at 15:00 p.m.

Register using the following form to carry out the simulation of the self-assessment test required to access the three-year degree course in Green management and sustainability (L-18).

Pre-courses

In order to support the start of studies, a pre-course in Mathematics is planned, aimed at filling any gaps in logical-mathematical skills and harmonizing the initial knowledge of those enrolling. The pre-course is open to all students, it is optional and not binding for enrollment purposes.

Path of excellence

An Excellence Path is active in the Course, which allows a limited number of particularly deserving students, selected on the basis of their study results through a specific call issued annually, to have free access to a training path supplementary to that provided for in the training plan. studies, the contents of which are defined in agreement with the student, who obtains, together with the degree qualification, an additional certificate which is recorded in the career certification. 

Supplementary training activities 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 predominantly in English and/or include the in-depth knowledge of at least a second foreign language in addition to English.

The supplementary activities envisaged by the Excellence Path can also be carried out at foreign universities, as part of 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, since 2021 UNINT has been certified in accordance with the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 regulation. The first certificate was released on 8 February 2021, confirmed for 2022 and 2023; on 31 January 2024, the new one was obtained for the year 2024 certification of conformity with ISO 9001:2015 requirements for "Teaching, training, research and third mission activities" certifying the correct definition and execution of the processes implemented within the University.

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