We believe in the socially oriented enterprise which is socially responsible for all that it does and decides by putting the person and the quality of relationships at the center of the philosophy underlying its own activity. This innovative enterprise is an agent for integral development in today’s context and in the future, in public and private relations and in the creation and distribution of wealth in economic and social terms.

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MAGIS is designed to develop professional qualities which can sustain the enterprise’s irreplaceable strategic task by forming persons who are in a position to interpret and deal with the complex challenges of the national and global economic social context without neglecting the enterprise’s calling to serve the common good. In addition to equipping participants with the required managerial skills, it does this by giving them tools of “meaning” as well which make it possible to imagine, manage and take responsibility for enterprises, organizations or institutions concerned about the common good, the viability of the business and social integration.

Why today?

A new era is opening up for the social enterprise with the reform of the non-profit sector in Italy as well as throughout the world. The formation being offered is enhanced by three principles in dialogue:

  • Care for the foundations of meaning which orient the choice of the socially oriented entrepreneurial commitment
  • Broad interdisciplinary formation which must characterize the quality of economic activity and commitment to the common good
  • The combination of competent strategic managerial thinking where human and managerial capabilities to envision and organize exist with and enhance the management of enterprises, institutions and cooperatives

Who are the managers for organizations for the common good?

The goal of MAGIS is to form the key new characters (managers and entrepreneurs) for every organization and institution which cares for the common good.

Upon concluding this formation course, participants will be in a position to imagine, manage and assume the responsibility for an enterprise which can:

  • flourish in terms of economic viability as demanded by the national and international market
  • stay rooted within a socio-economic framework where enterprises do not neglect application of values in consideration of the good of society
  • contribute to the enterprise’s own employees’ development along with that of the local and global community

Who do we form?

Entrepreneurs, managers and professionals in for-profit and non-profit organizations which want to take on a socially oriented role.

Some examples:

  • Directors and managers of traditional social enterprises, unions, consortiums, volunteer associations, including situations of the passage from one generation to another;
  • Directors and coordinators of public policy for the development of social welfare;
  • Consultants and sales representatives working to develop social enterprises;
  • Managers of ecclesiastical bodies striving to make their own activity viable and to enhance the value of their human and social assets;
  • Young graduate students anticipating involvement in socially oriented enterprises.

Training program

The classes, seminars and laboratories will be conducted by professors, scholars and professionals with proven technical competence and a deep understanding of values, along with years of substantial experience in the field. The faculty includes the greatest experts in the area of civil economy and the economy of communion.

An internship of 250 hours will complement academic work in the classroom. Participants will conclude these internships in enterprises near their homes. They can be performed in for-profit or non-profit enterprises reasonably close to their residence, and where possible, they will foster the establishment and development of a socially oriented project within their own organization of interest.

Areas of study

The social and socially oriented enterprise

  • Definition and frame of reference
  • Regulation of the non-profit sector and organizational typologies
  • Managerial systems and civil economy
  • Relational goods, behavioral dynamics and well-being in the working environment
  • Relations with external stakeholders and the surrounding territory
  • Social responsibility and the enterprise’s social orientation

The socially oriented enterprise in action

  • General Management and innovation
  • Human resource management
  • Business marketing
  • Intergenerational dynamics
  • Elements of business finance
  • Elements of relational leadership and teamwork
  • Management of crises in the ethical sphere of the business

Economics and society today

  • Foundations of civil economy
  • The role of cooperation
  • Finance in the world today
  • The challenges of globalization
  • Inequality and the forms of poverty
  • Intercultural communication
  • Humanity’s questions about meaning today



Arcidiocesi di Pisa


Pastorale Sociale e del Lavoro Pisa


Arcidiocesi di Vercelli


Agenzia Formativa A.fo.ri.s.ma






Banca Popolare di Lajatico


Belvedere SpA




Fondazione Casa Cardinale Maffi ONLUS



Associazione Nazionale Banche Popolari


Banca di Piacenza


Centro I Cappuccini


Cooperativa Sociale Alzaia


Cooperativa Sociale Il Simbolo


First Social Life


Fondazione Giuseppe Toniolo

con il Patrocinio di


Regione Toscana