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Economics and Management

Sophia’s Master’s Program in Management for a Civil and Sustainable Economy – in short MaCiStE, a name that conveys an idea of courage and effort – is for well-motivated candidates preparing to play actively in today’s complex economic context, with an eye to turning it to the service of all and the respect of nature. Students will acquire valuable management competencies within a program aimed at helping them develop a broad interdisciplinary and intercultural vision.

“Learning to face the challenges of 21st century globalized economy, and to team up for making it people- and nature-friendly”

Management for a Civil and Sustainable Economy

Overview

ACADEMIC DEGREE

Master’s Degree (Licentiate) in Economics and ManagementSpecialization in Management for a Civil and Sustainable Economy

DURATION

Full-time curriculum (120 ECTS, 4 semesters);
A shorter program is available (60 ECTS, 2 semesters)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English, level B2 (students are encouraged to also know Italian, level B1, for maximum benefit). Unless otherwise indicated, all classes of the Degree programme are held in English.

ACCOMMODATION

On campus, in Loppiano, Figline e Incisa Valdarno (Florence). Fees: €230 per month (shared bedroom); €260 per month (single bedroom)

TUITION FEES

€3,600 per academic year to be paid in two six-monthly instalments

STARTING DATE FOR INTRODUCTORY COURSES

START OF FIRST SEMESTER

APPLICATION DEADLINES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or qualification of an equivalent standard earned after a minimum of three years of study (180 ECTS or more) from a university or recognised higher education institution in a subject relevant to the Master’s Degree programme and the preferred curriculum; acceptance of the programme’s objectives.

ADMISSIONS

Applicants will be selected by interview and on the basis of their previous academic record (see info section for how to apply).

First Year
  • Accounting and Social Reporting
  • Foundations of Civil Economy and Management
  • Judgement and Managerial Decision-Making
  • Organization & Management
  • Persons, Relation, Sociality: Theological & Anthropological Perspectives
  • Social and Sustainable Management
  • Social Ethics and Professional Life
  • Social, Civil and Communion Enterprises
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars on Global Challenges and a Culture of Unity
  • Research Work
Second Year
  • Advanced Topics in Innovation, Social Finance and Operations Management
  • Economic life: Insights from the Judeo-Christian Tradition
  • Politics and Economic Organizations
  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • Strategic Management
  • The Global Economic Context and Sustainable Value Chains
  • Interdisciplinary Seminars on Global Challenges and a Culture of Unity
  • Internship (optional)
Introductory Courses
  • For a Culture of Unity: methodology and approach
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Introduction to the Dynamics of Interculture
  • Introductory Themes to the Culture in Europe
  • Introductory Themes to Economical Sciences
  • Introductory Themes to Political Sciences
  • Italian Language Courses
  • English Language Courses
Employment

Given Sophia’s specific DNA, which it shares with the founders of the Economy of Communion, thanks to the professors’ unique expertise in the field of Civil Economy and the Economy of Communion, and through the vital links the university maintains with the world of Civil Economy and Economy of Communion organizations, the Economics and Management Master’s Degree aims to train:

  • economists, managers and entrepreneurs for the Social Economy, non-profit and NGO sectors, with the solid technical skills they need to act as protagonists within any business or institution;
  • all-round economists, managers and entrepreneurs who are able to not only interpret economic phenomena from the perspective of the culture of unity, but also to act as protagonists in building an Economy that is truly Civil and inspired by Communion in all its dimensions.
ECTS Credits Overview

SUMMARY OF CREDITS Master’s Degree in Economics and Management
(Specialization in Management for a Civil and Sustainable Economy)

ECTS

First Year Courses and Research Work

54

Second Year Courses

39

Electives

12

Internship (optional)

12

Final Dissertation

15

Total

120 ECTS

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