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Master's Degree in Economics and International Management - International Relations Management

The Master's Degree Programme in Economics and International Management – Curriculum in International Relations Management prepares students for a career as managers in international organization and NGOs operating in the field of international cooperation and economic development. The Course allows the acquisition of managerial skills relating to international organizations and third sector companies. At the same time, it provides students with a deep knowledge of the economic and political dimension of international relations. The courses are taught by professors, diplomats and leading experts with experience in international organisations and institutions 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. Students are given the chance to attend all the courses taught in English or to choose a mixed curriculum Italian – English. Furthermore, they are provided with several labs and they are offered the opportunity to participate in different initiatives such as the School of Political Science. Starting from the academic year 2020/2021, UNINT offers the possibility to attend classes in streaming. Each enrolled student will be provided a tablet, in order to optimize their study.

Fast facts
Academic Year: 2021-2022
Programme Length: 2 years
Access: Free
Location: Rome
 

The structure of the Master's Degree Programme in Economics and International Management – Curriculum in International Relations Management has been defined analysing the employment opportunities arising from the following phenomena:

  • the growing importance in the definition and coordination of economic and development policies at a national and global level assumed by: supranational government bodies (e.g. European Commission and Parliament); the UN system (e.g. UN, FAO, UNESCO); and International Financial Institutions (e.g. IMF, Regional Development Banks);
  • the increasingly important role of "Economic Diplomacy" as an instrument for the protection of national interests and the consequent need for new diplomats capable of combining economic and political skills;
  • the strong growth recorded by the non-profit sector and, particularly, by the institutions committed to international cooperation: according to the latest census on non-profit institutions published by ISTAT in 2019, the Italian non-profit institutions operating in the fields of international cooperation and economic development are approximately 11 thousand, with over 105 thousand employees;
  • the high qualifications required of those employed in the field of international cooperation and solidarity: according to the same ISTAT census, in this sector there is the highest percentage (62%) of graduated workers, compared to the other non-profit sectors.

This Course is particularly suitable for students with a Bachelor’s Degree in languages, political sciences and economics. Target students should also be interested in deepening the managerial, political and intercultural strategies implemented in the main international organizations and in the non-profit sector to address social and economic challenges of a global reach. Ideal students: are open to diversity; are able to understand and face the social and economic challenges arising from multiculturalism; believe in sustainable economic development; have a global vision on issues, a strong civic sense and a deep interest in public goods.

Graduates from the Curriculum in International Relations Management are highly qualified to work in the cooperation and international relations fields, thanks to their in-depth economic and managerial knowledge. The course prepares students for a career in international organizations and NGOs, multinationals, economic and political research centres, diplomatic bodies, non-profit organizations (especially those committed to human rights, economic and political cooperation and environmental protection) and private and public institutions interested in international economic and social policies.

The normal requirement for admission to the Master’s degree in Economics and International Management (LM-77) is one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or any other equivalent international diploma or certification in any of the following degree courses: L-14, L-16, L-18, L-33, L-36, L-37, L-40 (D.M. 270/2004); or in 2, 15, 17, 19, 28, 31 (D.M. 509/1999);
  • Bachelor’s degree or any other international equivalent diploma or certification in a degree course not mentioned above, plus the acquisition of at least 50 ECTS in a specific scientific-disciplinary sector, as defined in the course guidance. To check that you meet all entry requirements, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the full study plan of your bachelor’s degree as an attachment and all the ECTS you have been awarded in each scientific-disciplinary sector.

The Faculty of Economics organizes four preparatory course in Economics, Business Management, Statistics and Law reserved to students without a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. They aim at providing enrolling students with preliminary knowledge and filling any gaps.

Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma – UNINT strongly believes in rewarding the most deserving students. In fact, it provides scholarships linked exclusively to school and university merit, thanks to which the most brilliant students are awarded a reduction in their fees. Moreover, starting from AY 2020/21, new scholarships linked to civil and social commitment have been awarded. Students undertaking their 1st academic year and particularly committed in the civil society will be awarded a reduction up to 50% of their standard fees. Follow the link to find out more.

Alessandro De Nisco
Dean of the Faculty of Economics

The Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management is characterized by an educational philosophy based on 6 fundamental pillars:

  • the balance between theory and practice: the innovative "tree" structure of the study plan provides for three semesters common to all curricula. In this period, students acquire a thorough grounding in economics, private and business law and mathematics. The remaining three semesters are dedicated to in-depth study of the specific "branch" chosen by the student (digital, green or international management). This structure makes it possible to realize an optimal balance between theoretical and practical training;
  • The richness of different points of view: the academic staff is composed by professors with an academic background and by qualified professionals. The former are usually entrusted with basic courses, while the latter with courses characterized by more practical contents. The diversity of points of view helps students to develop deep understanding, critical thinking and flexibility;
  • language skills: knowledge of languages is an essential requirement for a global professional. The Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management offers a compulsory two-year course on English for business, an Economic Communication Lab and numerous courses in English. It also allows students to attend classes offered by the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation in order to approach or deepen the knowledge of a second foreign language (to be chosen from Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, German and Portuguese);
  • laboratory teaching: the study plan includes compulsory and optional labs and courses focused on soft skills. They provide students with practical skills, essential to work in a business context;
  • the continuous confrontation with reality: thanks to seminars and lectures, students have the opportunity to continuously confront themselves with reality, to understand the world of today and the directions of tomorrow. The Faculty is also active in organizing webinars, such as the E-CONOPOLIS cycle;
  • the international perspective: the Faculty encourages its students to spend at least one semester of study abroad, thanks to 31 active agreements with European and non-European Universities. In fact, the experiences abroad allow students to grow not only as professionals, but especially as citizens of the world.

Academic Year 2021/2022

COMPULSORY COURSES ECTS
YEAR I 
International Relations and Global Governance (in English) or International Relations and Human Rights 6
International Economy or Economics of Global Trade (in English) 9
International Organisations (in English) 9
International and Cooperation Law or European and International Trade Law (in English) 9
Management of International Organisations and NGOs (in English) 9
Development Economics, Sustainability and Cooperation (in English) or Economics and History of International Relations 9
English for International Affairs (Basic Course) or English for Diplomacy (Advanced Course) 6
 
YEAR II
Accountability of International Organisations and NGOs (in English) 9
Data Analysis (Basic Course - in English) or Social Media Analysis (Advanced Course) 6
Comparative Public Law (in English) or Competition Law and Consumer Protection 9
Project Management for International Cooperation (in English) or Leadership and HR Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (in English) 6
Two courses to be chosen.
Suggested
: Economic Diplomacy, Country Promotion and Soft Power or Intercultural Diplomacy (in English) or Geo-economy (1)
12
OTHER ACTIVITIES ECTS
Languages for Business Lab (to be chosen from the following: Chinese, English or Russian)
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Lab
or
Public Communication and Campaigning Lab (in partnership with Doctors Without Borders)
3
Internship or another Laboratory 3
Dissertation 12

(1) Course from the Faculty of of Political Science and Sociopsychological Dynamics.

LABS ECTS
Multimedia Communication and Web Design Lab 9
Public Communication and Campaigning Lab (in partnership with Doctors Without Borders) 3
Digital Advertising Lab (1) 3
EU Project Management Lab (in English) (2) 3
Excel for business 3
Store Management and Personal Selling Lab (in English) 3
Languages for Business Lab (to be chosen from Chinese, English and Russian)
3
Sustainable Luxury Lab (in partnership with Yoox) 3
Creative Writing and Digital Storytelling Lab 3
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Lab (in English) 3
Web Reputation and Sentiment Analysis Lab (3) 3

(1) Lab developed with professors from Google Italia

(2) Lab from the Master's Degree in INVESTIGATION, CRIME AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY (LM-52).

(3) Lab developed with professors from ISTAT

  ECTS
Consumer Behavior and Neuromarketing 6
Economic Diplomacy, Country Promotion and Soft Power 6
Entrepreneurship and Start Up (in English) 6
Event Management (1) 6
Hospitality and Tourism Management (in English) 6
Intercultural Diplomacy (in English) 6
International Brand Management (in English) 6
Geo-economy (2) 6
Digital Payment, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain 6
Project Management for International Cooperation (in English) 6

(1) Course from the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation.

(2) Course from the Faculty of of Political Science and Sociopsychological Dynamics.

Starting from the academic year 2021/2022, the Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management provides for the Path of Excellence initiative, reserved to a limited number of particularly deserving students - selected on the basis of their study results through a special call issued annually by the Faculty. The initiative provides them with the access for free to an additional training course, whose contents are defined in agreement with students. At the end of the Degree, students will obtain, together with the Degree title, an additional certification. The supplementary training activities may consist of courses provided by the University, disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, seminars, research projects and internships in companies and institutions. These activities must be carried out mainly in English and / or provide for in-depth study of at least a foreign language in addition to English. The supplementary activities of the Path of Excellence can also be carried out at foreign Universities, as part of UNINT international mobility programs.

Internships are fundamental for the development of students’ skills. UNINT recognizes ECTS for the internships (or work activities) independently carried out by students if they are in line with the Course Curriculum. The Faculty of Economics provides for three different ways of accessing and having recognized curricular internships:

  1. Applying for the calls proposed by the Placement Office, by visiting the dedicated web page and / or by subscribing to the Placement newsletter for announcements on job and internship offers. The Placement Office is available to identify, among the agreements, the most consistent opportunities with regard to the curriculum and professional goals of each student.
  2. Internship proposed by the student: students can propose a company in which to carry out the curricular internship. In this case, it is necessary to send by email a request to the Placement Office specifying: 1. The characteristics of the company / institution; 2. The tasks to be performed; 3. The duration. This request will be evaluated by the Dean of the Faculty and by the Faculty Placement Delegate. If successful, the student can proceed with the preparation of the required documentation (agreement, company data, training project) through the appropriate forms to be requested from the Placement Office.
  3. Recognition of internships not activated through UNINT or work activity with contract: in order to support working students, the Faculty of Economics allows the recognition of internships independently activated by the student (for example through public institutions or employment agencies) and of regularly contracted work in progress. Below you can download the documentation needed.

Form A - External Internship

Form A - Employment Contract

Form B - Recognition Request

 

For any further information on curricular internships, you can contact the Placement Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the Faculty Placement Delegate (Prof. Giada Mainolfi - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Faculty of Economics provides for a tutoring service in order to help students overcome any difficulties. Support figures available for the students are the following:

  • Dean of the Faculty (prof. Alessandro De Nisco - receives by appointment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): in case of particularly significant problems related to the overall organization of the Degree Programme (scheduling of courses, relationship with teachers etc.).
  • Senior Tutor: in case of problems related to the Degree Programme training offer, to the management of the study plan, to the entry requirements etc.
    Luxury, Made in Italy and Emerging Markets: prof. Giada Mainolfi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.);
    International Relations Management: prof. Andrea Gentili (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.);
    Digital Marketing and Export: prof. Sara Trucco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Peer tutor: a senior student who supports students in an informal way in case of organizational and didactic difficulties and help them integrate in the social life of University. 

For assistance with individual courses, students can meet the teachers at the end of the lessons or contact them for information or to make an appointment. You can find teachers' names and contacts at this link

Students of each Degree Programme vote their own Student Representative, who takes part in the Faculty Council. Students may address their Representative for any need. Student Representative of the Master’s Degree in Economics and International Management: dr Manar Jhir (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The academic and teaching staff consists of scholar and officials from some of the main international and national bodies operating in a global context, such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Atomic Energy Agency, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, NATO, ENI, Google e KPMG. Classes are also taught by experts with experience in professional activities for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy and Finances, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Youth and Sport Activities of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Court of Cassation, the Superior Council of Magistracy, the High Commissioner for Prevention and Contrast to corruption and other forms of crime in Public Administration, European Central Bank, Microsoft Italy, Mastercard, McKinsey, Poste Italiane and Wind.

For the entire list of the academic and teaching staff clic here.

The Steering Committee has the role of steering all the degree-programme activities towards relations with local territory, institutions, mass media, the world of work, production systems and civil society, pursuant to article 11 of the Ministerial Decree No. 270 of 22 October 2004 and to MIUR Circular No. 416 of 01/12/2005.Current external members of the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Economics (approved by the Faculty Council on 19 May 2021, minutes no. 248):

  • Dr. Eugenia Aguilar Auregui, UNINT graduate and Business developer at Too Good to Go;
  • Dr. Massimo Fedeli, IT Manager at ISTAT;
  • Min. Liborio Stellino, Deputy Director General for Country Promotion at MAECI;
  • Dr. Domenico Mauriello, Secretary General st Assocamere estero;
  • Dr. Carlo Palmieri, Vice President of the Board of Directors at Pianoforte Holding;
  • Dr. Mariangela Siciliano, Export Training manager at SACE.

The new MyUNINT platform is available for students to consult the Course documents, the complete list of courses and programs, the academic calendar, and the exams and graduation sessions.

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