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

The study of international relations has become central to understand and manage the complexity of global social life. The landscape of international relations has expanded considerably with a number of new challenges confronting today's society. Against this backdrop, the need to properly manage risks and opportunities related to globalisation, international institutions and global political economy requires the development of advanced management skills. The Master's Degree Programme in Economics and International Management – International Relations Curriculum develops the critical skills, insight and global awareness required for a successful career in international relations, politics and law. Vital to this is the constantly increasing number of courses taught in English by leading experts with experience in international organisations and institutions such as the IFAD, NATO, the UN, and the World Bank. Students are given the chance to attend all the courses taught in English. The Programme offers a fascinating insight into core concepts related to international relations, as well as into the normative and economic issues involved. Students explore a broad range of issues, including foreign policy, international organisations and NGOs, international law and international relations. Furthermore, they are offered the opportunity to participate in the School of Political Science at no additional cost. The study of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as a second foreign language is also included in the Programme. Students may apply for a Double Master's Degree Programme (fully taught in English), thereby strengthening both their cultural and linguistic knowledge, core elements when pursuing international careers.

Fast facts
Academic Year: 2020-2021
Programme Length: 2 years
Access: Free
Location: Rome
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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.
Alessandro De Nisco
Dean of the Faculty of Economics

The Master's Degree Programme in Economics and International Management – Curriculum in International Relations provides students with a considerable expertise in the field of international relations, with particular emphasis on the underlying economic and political aspects. They will be able to work at an advanced level in international governmental and non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, economic and political research centres, administrations, organisations and institutions working in the field of diplomacy, non-profit businesses, and public and private organisations whose business consists in the protection of national and international economic and political interests.

Academic Year 2020/2021

International and Cooperation Law or
European and International Trade Law (in English)
English for International Affairs (Basic Course) or
English for Diplomacy (Advanced Course)
International Economics or
Economics of Global Trade (in English)
International Organisations (in English) 9
International Relations and Global Governance (in English) 6
Management of International Organisations and NGOs (in English) 6
Accountability of International Organisations and NGOs (in English) 9
Comparative Public Law (in English) or
Competition Law and Consumer Protection
Data Analysis (in English) 6
Development Economics, Sustainability and Cooperation (in English) 9
Project Management for International Cooperation (in English) 6
Two courses to be chosen.
Suggested: Leadership and HR Management in Public and Nonprofit
Organisations (in English) and Intercultural Diplomacy (in English)
Two Laboratories to be chosen from the following:
Languages for Business Lab (Chinese, English, Russian)
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Lab (in English)
Social Communication and Fundraising Lab
Internship or another Laboratory to be chosen from the following:
Economics of Climate Change Lab
Emotional Intelligence Lab
Fashion Event Management Lab (in English)
Sustainable Luxury Lab
Web Graphics Lab
Web Reputation and Sentiment Analysis Lab
Dissertation 12
Economics of Climate Change Lab 3
Emotional Intelligence Lab 3
EU Project Management Lab (in English) 1 3
Fashion Event Management Lab (in English) 3
Languages for Business Lab (to be chosen from the following: Chinese, English or Russian) 3
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Lab (in English) 3
Social Communication and Fundraising Lab 3
Sustainable Luxury Lab 3
Web Graphics Lab 3
Web Reputation and Sentiment Analysis Lab 3

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. 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, the European Corporate Governance Institute, Eni Spa.

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:

  • Massimo Feddeli, IT Director of ISTAT;
  • Daniela Conte, President of Giovani nel Mondo Association;
  • Salvatore Rebecchini, President of SIMEST.