Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) – fourth edition

Course title
Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG)

A.Y. 2020-2021

Learning Objectives
The Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) is a problem-solving oriented, creative, innovative, learning-by-doing Master Programme whose aim is to support participants from around the world, in the acquisition of knowledge and competencies on the management of sustainable development in dynamic environments.

The vision and the focus of the MSDG will be the spread of a new idea of development, which implies inter-linkages and a multidimensional approach to solve in a world scale the issues and challenges concerning the preservation of the planet and of its inhabitants in long time. 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher qualification (e.g. Master's degree) or a degree obtained through the old system (ante DM 509/1999) or being on track to graduate within April 2021* in Natural/Hard Sciences (Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, International Relations, Law, Management, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) or in Humanities (History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
  • Proved English language proficiency** by means of Cambridge test (minimum level B2) or IELTS (minimum grade 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum grade 85) or Level B of English Knowledge by Certification or oral exam with MSDG Commission.
  • An interview via Skype with the MSDG Scientific Director.

*Candidates who don't have their Bachelor degree at the time of application will be urged to provide convincing evidence that they will be able to comply by September 30, 2020.

**Applicants not holding a certificate can still apply and, upon conditional offer, will be assessed by an English Knowledge Interview.

Career Opportunities
MSDG graduates are skilled to be Managers of Sustainability. The Master of Science will provide all the theory and all the operational tools you need to tackle the world of sustainable development, following the innovative and attractive vision coming from Pope Francis’ Laudato sii Encyclical, on one side, and the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, on the other. The MSDG aims at integrating knowledge and expertise in the field of Social Sciences with the UN Agenda SD Goals, the 5 specific areas of critical importance for sustainable development (planet, prosperity, peace, partnership and people) and a set of strategic competencies to manage international projects on sustainable development. MSDG graduates are expected to move on to a diverse range of careers implementing sustainable development and dealing with the real environmental and social challenges facing humanity. The program is of particular relevance to those planning to work, or already working in private sector companies, government ministries and other public sector bodies and companies, international and non-governmental organizations, applied research and teaching in institutions of research and higher education.

Whom is this program for?

Young professionals or graduate/graduating students (Bachelor's degree, Master of Science’s degree or equivalent) in Natural/Hard Sciences (Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, International Relations, Law, Management, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) or in Humanities (History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
 

Degree issued
Students will receive the degree of Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals.

In order to graduate students are required to attend at least 80% of the classes, successfully pass all examinations and complete one of the following: internship or project work and a thesis

Department
Law, Economics, Politics and Modern Languages

Reference area
Social sciences

Scientific Director
Prof. Giovanni Ferri

Steering Commitee
Prof. Giovanni Ferri, Chair
Prof. Filippo Giordano, Sustainable Management Strategy
Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari, Teaching Contents Planning & Internships
Prof. Agostino Marengo, e-learning & Communication
Dott. Marco Nicoli, Institutional & Foreign Relationships
Prof. Alessandro Pagano, e-learning & Communication (alternate)
Prof. Habib Sedehi, Project Management

Management Committee
Prof. Giovanni Ferri
Dott. Matthieu David
Prof. Servio Vergalli
Dott.ssa Bruna Marro

Scientific Commitee
H. Em. Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, Dicastery for the promotion of Integral Human Development (Holy See)
Prof. Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University linkabile
Prof.ssa Angela Sansonetti, LUISS University
Prof. Enrico Giovannini, Asvis& University of Tor Vergata
Prof. Grammenos Mastrojeni, LUMSA University
Dott. Matthieu David, Candriam Investors Group
Prof. Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University
Dott. Massimiliano Falcone, Connect4Climate (World Bank)
Prof. Gennaro Iasevoli, LUMSA University
Prof. Giampaolo Malgeri, LUMSA University

Content and structure
The Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) by LUMSA International is a one year international MSc programme in English language of 1st level offered in a blended format to facilitate the participation of both professionals and long-distance students. You will follow the lectures in class and online (each lecture will be live streamed in HD. Participants will be able to interact with the instructor through emails. Moreover, each lecture will be uploaded to an e-learning platform and you will be able to watch it in HD any time you want).

The Master is taught by a highly qualified faculty, which includes teaching and research staff from LUMSA University and other top universities as well as Research Institutes and International Organizations.

The learning process has a practical orientation: it takes the form of structured lectures (frontal lessons + e-learning introducing the pillars) backed up by practical applications through case studies and visiting speakers as well as project works and individual research. 

In addition, divided in sub-groups (one for each region of the Earth to have the opportunity to dive into their specific sustainability challenges), participants will be assigned specific teamworks.

Contents
The program is completed in 12 months divided in three terms:

  1. the first term covers mainly the first (Sustainable Development Goals) and second (Socio-Economic Challenges) pillar with the aim first, of introducing the SDGs and second, of studying the challenges related to society and economy that a Sustainability Manager needs to face and solve;
  2. the second term is entirely focused on Management of Sustainability (pillar 3) and is intended to emphasize different fields of management, combining quantitative and risk management topics. It focuses on the most technical aspects of management practice while stressing the institutional, organizational and regulatory background;
  3. the third term addresses the Environmental challenges (pillar 4) and focuses also on the Financial tools and institutions necessary to reach sustainability (pillar 5).

To qualify for the Master degree participants must successfully complete: 

  1. 5 pillars (SDGs, Socio-Economic Challenges, Management, Environmental Challenges, Finance) – all the pillars are introduced during the three weeks of frontal lessons that take place at the beginning of each term. The rest of the classes will be run in e-learning mode, consisting of e-lessons and of interactive e-lab. Each pillar is assessed on the basis of a test and either an-end-of-course essay or final project. In some pillars, during the frontal week, class participation and oral report presentations might be graded; 
  2. an internship-based individual project or internship report and 
  3. a thesis. 

Regular attendance (frontal+e-learning) is needed to complete the program successfully. 

Students are required to attend at least 80% of frontal lessons, to complete all the e-learning modules and are expected to be fully involved in all activities the program offers. 

The final vote will take into account all the individual pillar tests, the e-lab team-works, the individual project-work or internship report and the thesis.

Key facts
Maximum intake: 50 students
Minimum intake: 20 students
Overall training hours: 1500 h, distributed as follows:

in-class lectures (120 hours) and online (200 hours);

E-lab (185 hours);

Internship / Project work / Thesis-Research project / Final dissertation: (30 hours)

Individual study: 965 hours

Language: English

The total number of credits to be obtained is 60.
Pillar 1 (ECTS 9) – 74 hours
SECS-P/01 Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 UN Agenda
Pillar 2 (ECTS 9) – 81 hours
SECS-P/01 Socio-Economy Pillar
Pillar 3 (ECTS 18) – 165 hours
SECS-P/07 Sustainability Management
Pillar 4 (ECTS 9) – 74 hours
SECS-P/13 Environment
Pillar 5 (ECTS 12) – 111 hours
SECS-P/11 Finance
Master Thesis & Final Exam  (ECTS 3) – 15 hours

Scientific Committee

An experienced, qualified faculty; a carefully selected mix of academics and practitioners who will strive to transmit to you a true passion for sustainable management. 

H. Em. Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, Dicastery for the promotion of Integral Human Development (Holy See)
Prof. Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University
Prof.ssa Angela Sansonetti, LUISS University
Prof. Enrico Giovannini, Asvis& University of Tor Vergata
Prof. Grammenos Mastrojeni, LUMSA University
Dott. Matthieu David, Candriam Investors Group
Prof. Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University
Dott. Massimiliano Falcone, Connect 4 Climate (World Bank)
Prof. Gennaro Iasevoli, LUMSA University
Prof. Giampaolo Malgeri, LUMSA University
Prof. Luigino Bruni, LUMSA University
Dott. Fernando Castellanos Silveira, United Nations (UNFCCC)
Dott. Mounir Ghribi, OGS Trieste
Prof. Filippo Giordano, LUMSA University
Prof. Jaideep Gupte, Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex)
Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari, Carlos III University of Madrid
Prof. Fabrizio Maimone, LUMSA University
Prof. Ryan Muldoon, University of Buffalo
Prof. Vito Peragine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Dott.ssa Martina Rogato, Sustainability advisor
Prof. Habib Sedehi, “La Sapienza” University
Dott. AngaTimilsina, United Nations
Prof. Alessandro Vercelli, University of Siena
Prof. Stefano Zamagni, University of Bologna

Location
LUMSA University, Via Pompeo Magno 22, 00192, Rome, Italy
OR
LUMSA University, Borgo S. Angelo 13, 00192, Rome, Italy

Duration: 12 months

Term: October 2020 - October 2021

Master’s Calendar
A detailed calendar of the Master’s lessons will be published on the thematic website mastermsdg.lumsa.it

In order to fulfill the master requirements, students have to choose one of the following:
a.    Internship:
Students will have the chance to join one of the international master’s corporate or education partners for an internship. Thanks to its global network, the Master will offer its brightest students internship opportunities in various places (e.g., Rabat, Bruxelles, Milan, Rome), at leading research, financial institutions and consulting firms.
The internship is recommended for students that are not yet professional and are interested in understanding the new opportunities that Sustainable Development Goals’ implementation could open to them;
b.    Project Work:
Students will be asked to work on a task-based assignment. The Project Work addresses real business/social/environmental issues and will be realized in collaboration with a sponsor company. The project is recommended for students that are already professional and want to apply their new knowledge to projects that are internal to their work;

Over the years, Internships have been organized with worldwide leading private, national and international organizations in the fields of corporate sustainability, finance, energy and environment. Some conventions activated:
Candriam, CMCC, WFP, VIGEO, FEEM, Impact Tools, Hub Humanitaire, Enel, RES4AFRICA, Generalitata de Catalunya, UNCCD, Unidroit, FEEM, UNICEF, Yemen UN Youth Council, Unicredit and Nobel Foundation

c.    Thesis/Research Project:
Students undertaking the Thesis or Research Project need to prepare a research paper on an advanced SDG related topic. The project is compulsory for both student and professionals. The project can be realized in collaboration with a sponsor company.

The Master’s international partners are keen on talking with you about job opportunities (internship or full time employment) and the Master's career service will connect you with a wide range of international players. The Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals can rely on a dedicated career service team whose mission is to support Master’s students in their job search.

Fees
The Master Programme participation costs for the 3rd edition of MSDG are € 10,016.00 (€ 16.00 stamp duty upon enrolment) per student.
These costs cover tuition fees, examination and administrative services provided by each academic institution.
This amount must be paid to the coordinating institution upon registration in the programme.

Registration fee and payment methods

Course fee: € 10.016,00.

Application fee: € 3.016,00 (€16 stamp duty upon enrolment) by 16/09/2020.

(In case of failure to reach the minimum number of students the sum of € 3.000,00 will be returned)

  • I installment: € 3.000,00 to be paid by 14/11/2020;
  • II installment: € 3.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2020;
  • III installment:  € 1.000,00 to be paid by 14/02/2021.

Payments must be made by bank transfer* in favour of:
LUMSA - UBI - BANCA POPOLARE DI BERGAMO
IBAN IT 57 B 03111 03226 000000005620;
BIC / SWIFT  BLOPIT22.
In the reason field specify your full name and insert Installment N. … and the title of the Master of Science.

Application fees (with scholarships)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10th July 2020

Some scholarships (partly) covering all these participation costs will be made available to the students judged most deserving by the selection Committee.

On the basis of the selection results could be approved:

  • 1 excellence scholarship of € 9.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 27th of July 2020 and the remaining € 516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrollment) by 14/11/2020;
  • 3 advanced scholarships of € 7.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 27th of July 2020 and the remaining € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrollment) by 14/11/2020;
  • 6 partial scholarships of € 5.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 27th of July 2020 and the remaining € 5.016,00:
    • I installment: € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrollment) to be paid by 14/11/2020;
    • II installment: € 2.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2020.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of a ranking based on merit.

Please see the Call for Applications of MSDG Scholarships as signed by LUMSA's Rector.

To participate in the selection, follow the information below. 

Visit the Master’s Web site www.msdg.it by:

  • the 10th July 2020 for candidates applying with scholarship
  • the 30th of July 2020 for candidates applying without scholarship

In the Master web page you will need to:

  1. Fill in the Application Form;
  2. Upload your Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  3. Upload your motivation letter;
  4. Upload a copy of your bachelor’s degree1 (if you have a master’s degree, please attach both certificates) along with official transcript of records of all your degrees1,2, or in case you have not graduated yet3;
  5. Upload a certified statement from your university confirming that you are in the last year of your undergraduate studies along with official transcript of records2;
  6. Upload one of the following English language certificates4:
    • Cambridge test (minimum level B2);
    • IELTS (minimum grade 6.5);
    • TOEFL (minimum grade 85)5.

Applicants not holding a certificate can still apply and, upon conditional offer, will be assessed by an English Knowledge Interview.

     7. Upload one copy of the ID Card/Passport.

1For Italian students: self-certification.

2All submitted documents must be in English or Italian. 

3Students not yet graduated and on track to graduate before September 30, 2020 are welcome to apply: if the selection is passed, and all the other requirements fulfilled, these graduating candidates will be admitted “with reserve” to attend the Master’s program. Under penalty of forfeiture, they must promptly notify to Segreteria LUMSA Master School the successful completion of the qualification, which must take place before September 30, 2020.

4You may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organization’s website).

5If you hold a bachelor's degree entirely taught in English, you are exempted from providing the above English language certificate.

ADMISSIONS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS ARE CONDITIONAL ON THEIR OBTAINING THE REQUIRED VISA.

Admission notification will be communicated via email in the following dates:

  • with scholarship: 20th of July 2020
  • without scholarship: 14th of August 2020

Contacts

Prof. Giovanni Ferri

Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari

msdg@lumsa.it

 

Administrative information

Segreteria LUMSA Master School

Goals and admission requirements: 

Course title
Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG)

A.Y. 2020-2021

Learning Objectives
The Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) is a problem-solving oriented, creative, innovative, learning-by-doing Master Programme whose aim is to support participants from around the world, in the acquisition of knowledge and competencies on the management of sustainable development in dynamic environments.

The vision and the focus of the MSDG will be the spread of a new idea of development, which implies inter-linkages and a multidimensional approach to solve in a world scale the issues and challenges concerning the preservation of the planet and of its inhabitants in long time. 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher qualification (e.g. Master's degree) or a degree obtained through the old system (ante DM 509/1999) or being on track to graduate within April 2021* in Natural/Hard Sciences (Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, International Relations, Law, Management, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) or in Humanities (History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
  • Proved English language proficiency** by means of Cambridge test (minimum level B2) or IELTS (minimum grade 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum grade 85) or Level B of English Knowledge by Certification or oral exam with MSDG Commission.
  • An interview via Skype with the MSDG Scientific Director.

*Candidates who don't have their Bachelor degree at the time of application will be urged to provide convincing evidence that they will be able to comply by September 30, 2020.

**Applicants not holding a certificate can still apply and, upon conditional offer, will be assessed by an English Knowledge Interview.

Career Opportunities
MSDG graduates are skilled to be Managers of Sustainability. The Master of Science will provide all the theory and all the operational tools you need to tackle the world of sustainable development, following the innovative and attractive vision coming from Pope Francis’ Laudato sii Encyclical, on one side, and the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, on the other. The MSDG aims at integrating knowledge and expertise in the field of Social Sciences with the UN Agenda SD Goals, the 5 specific areas of critical importance for sustainable development (planet, prosperity, peace, partnership and people) and a set of strategic competencies to manage international projects on sustainable development. MSDG graduates are expected to move on to a diverse range of careers implementing sustainable development and dealing with the real environmental and social challenges facing humanity. The program is of particular relevance to those planning to work, or already working in private sector companies, government ministries and other public sector bodies and companies, international and non-governmental organizations, applied research and teaching in institutions of research and higher education.

Whom is this program for?

Young professionals or graduate/graduating students (Bachelor's degree, Master of Science’s degree or equivalent) in Natural/Hard Sciences (Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Economics, International Relations, Law, Management, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) or in Humanities (History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
 

Degree issued
Students will receive the degree of Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals.

In order to graduate students are required to attend at least 80% of the classes, successfully pass all examinations and complete one of the following: internship or project work and a thesis

Contents and structure: 

Department
Law, Economics, Politics and Modern Languages

Reference area
Social sciences

Scientific Director
Prof. Giovanni Ferri

Steering Commitee
Prof. Giovanni Ferri, Chair
Prof. Filippo Giordano, Sustainable Management Strategy
Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari, Teaching Contents Planning & Internships
Prof. Agostino Marengo, e-learning & Communication
Dott. Marco Nicoli, Institutional & Foreign Relationships
Prof. Alessandro Pagano, e-learning & Communication (alternate)
Prof. Habib Sedehi, Project Management

Management Committee
Prof. Giovanni Ferri
Dott. Matthieu David
Prof. Servio Vergalli
Dott.ssa Bruna Marro

Scientific Commitee
H. Em. Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, Dicastery for the promotion of Integral Human Development (Holy See)
Prof. Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University linkabile
Prof.ssa Angela Sansonetti, LUISS University
Prof. Enrico Giovannini, Asvis& University of Tor Vergata
Prof. Grammenos Mastrojeni, LUMSA University
Dott. Matthieu David, Candriam Investors Group
Prof. Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University
Dott. Massimiliano Falcone, Connect4Climate (World Bank)
Prof. Gennaro Iasevoli, LUMSA University
Prof. Giampaolo Malgeri, LUMSA University

Content and structure
The Master of Science in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) by LUMSA International is a one year international MSc programme in English language of 1st level offered in a blended format to facilitate the participation of both professionals and long-distance students. You will follow the lectures in class and online (each lecture will be live streamed in HD. Participants will be able to interact with the instructor through emails. Moreover, each lecture will be uploaded to an e-learning platform and you will be able to watch it in HD any time you want).

The Master is taught by a highly qualified faculty, which includes teaching and research staff from LUMSA University and other top universities as well as Research Institutes and International Organizations.

The learning process has a practical orientation: it takes the form of structured lectures (frontal lessons + e-learning introducing the pillars) backed up by practical applications through case studies and visiting speakers as well as project works and individual research. 

In addition, divided in sub-groups (one for each region of the Earth to have the opportunity to dive into their specific sustainability challenges), participants will be assigned specific teamworks.

Contents
The program is completed in 12 months divided in three terms:

  1. the first term covers mainly the first (Sustainable Development Goals) and second (Socio-Economic Challenges) pillar with the aim first, of introducing the SDGs and second, of studying the challenges related to society and economy that a Sustainability Manager needs to face and solve;
  2. the second term is entirely focused on Management of Sustainability (pillar 3) and is intended to emphasize different fields of management, combining quantitative and risk management topics. It focuses on the most technical aspects of management practice while stressing the institutional, organizational and regulatory background;
  3. the third term addresses the Environmental challenges (pillar 4) and focuses also on the Financial tools and institutions necessary to reach sustainability (pillar 5).

To qualify for the Master degree participants must successfully complete: 

  1. 5 pillars (SDGs, Socio-Economic Challenges, Management, Environmental Challenges, Finance) – all the pillars are introduced during the three weeks of frontal lessons that take place at the beginning of each term. The rest of the classes will be run in e-learning mode, consisting of e-lessons and of interactive e-lab. Each pillar is assessed on the basis of a test and either an-end-of-course essay or final project. In some pillars, during the frontal week, class participation and oral report presentations might be graded; 
  2. an internship-based individual project or internship report and 
  3. a thesis. 

Regular attendance (frontal+e-learning) is needed to complete the program successfully. 

Students are required to attend at least 80% of frontal lessons, to complete all the e-learning modules and are expected to be fully involved in all activities the program offers. 

The final vote will take into account all the individual pillar tests, the e-lab team-works, the individual project-work or internship report and the thesis.

Key facts
Maximum intake: 50 students
Minimum intake: 20 students
Overall training hours: 1500 h, distributed as follows:

in-class lectures (120 hours) and online (200 hours);

E-lab (185 hours);

Internship / Project work / Thesis-Research project / Final dissertation: (30 hours)

Individual study: 965 hours

Language: English

Professors and guest experts: 

Scientific Committee

An experienced, qualified faculty; a carefully selected mix of academics and practitioners who will strive to transmit to you a true passion for sustainable management. 

H. Em. Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, Dicastery for the promotion of Integral Human Development (Holy See)
Prof. Giovanni Ferri, LUMSA University
Prof.ssa Angela Sansonetti, LUISS University
Prof. Enrico Giovannini, Asvis& University of Tor Vergata
Prof. Grammenos Mastrojeni, LUMSA University
Dott. Matthieu David, Candriam Investors Group
Prof. Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University
Dott. Massimiliano Falcone, Connect 4 Climate (World Bank)
Prof. Gennaro Iasevoli, LUMSA University
Prof. Giampaolo Malgeri, LUMSA University
Prof. Luigino Bruni, LUMSA University
Dott. Fernando Castellanos Silveira, United Nations (UNFCCC)
Dott. Mounir Ghribi, OGS Trieste
Prof. Filippo Giordano, LUMSA University
Prof. Jaideep Gupte, Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex)
Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari, Carlos III University of Madrid
Prof. Fabrizio Maimone, LUMSA University
Prof. Ryan Muldoon, University of Buffalo
Prof. Vito Peragine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Dott.ssa Martina Rogato, Sustainability advisor
Prof. Habib Sedehi, “La Sapienza” University
Dott. AngaTimilsina, United Nations
Prof. Alessandro Vercelli, University of Siena
Prof. Stefano Zamagni, University of Bologna

Internship and project work: 

In order to fulfill the master requirements, students have to choose one of the following:
a.    Internship:
Students will have the chance to join one of the international master’s corporate or education partners for an internship. Thanks to its global network, the Master will offer its brightest students internship opportunities in various places (e.g., Rabat, Bruxelles, Milan, Rome), at leading research, financial institutions and consulting firms.
The internship is recommended for students that are not yet professional and are interested in understanding the new opportunities that Sustainable Development Goals’ implementation could open to them;
b.    Project Work:
Students will be asked to work on a task-based assignment. The Project Work addresses real business/social/environmental issues and will be realized in collaboration with a sponsor company. The project is recommended for students that are already professional and want to apply their new knowledge to projects that are internal to their work;

Over the years, Internships have been organized with worldwide leading private, national and international organizations in the fields of corporate sustainability, finance, energy and environment. Some conventions activated:
Candriam, CMCC, WFP, VIGEO, FEEM, Impact Tools, Hub Humanitaire, Enel, RES4AFRICA, Generalitata de Catalunya, UNCCD, Unidroit, FEEM, UNICEF, Yemen UN Youth Council, Unicredit and Nobel Foundation

c.    Thesis/Research Project:
Students undertaking the Thesis or Research Project need to prepare a research paper on an advanced SDG related topic. The project is compulsory for both student and professionals. The project can be realized in collaboration with a sponsor company.

The Master’s international partners are keen on talking with you about job opportunities (internship or full time employment) and the Master's career service will connect you with a wide range of international players. The Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals can rely on a dedicated career service team whose mission is to support Master’s students in their job search.

Tuition fee and scholarships: 

Fees
The Master Programme participation costs for the 3rd edition of MSDG are € 10,016.00 (€ 16.00 stamp duty upon enrolment) per student.
These costs cover tuition fees, examination and administrative services provided by each academic institution.
This amount must be paid to the coordinating institution upon registration in the programme.

Registration fee and payment methods

Course fee: € 10.016,00.

Application fee: € 3.016,00 (€16 stamp duty upon enrolment) by 16/09/2020.

(In case of failure to reach the minimum number of students the sum of € 3.000,00 will be returned)

  • I installment: € 3.000,00 to be paid by 14/11/2020;
  • II installment: € 3.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2020;
  • III installment:  € 1.000,00 to be paid by 14/02/2021.

Payments must be made by bank transfer* in favour of:
LUMSA - UBI - BANCA POPOLARE DI BERGAMO
IBAN IT 57 B 03111 03226 000000005620;
BIC / SWIFT  BLOPIT22.
In the reason field specify your full name and insert Installment N. … and the title of the Master of Science.

Application fees (with scholarships)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10th July 2020

Some scholarships (partly) covering all these participation costs will be made available to the students judged most deserving by the selection Committee.

On the basis of the selection results could be approved:

  • 1 excellence scholarship of € 9.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 27th of July 2020 and the remaining € 516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrollment) by 14/11/2020;
  • 3 advanced scholarships of € 7.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 27th of July 2020 and the remaining € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrollment) by 14/11/2020;
  • 6 partial scholarships of € 5.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 27th of July 2020 and the remaining € 5.016,00:
    • I installment: € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrollment) to be paid by 14/11/2020;
    • II installment: € 2.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2020.

Grants will be awarded on the basis of a ranking based on merit.

Please see the Call for Applications of MSDG Scholarships as signed by LUMSA's Rector.

Length: 
12 months
Fee: 
€ 10,016.00
Language: 
ENG
Start: 
October 2020
Immagine: 
Loghi Partners: 
Ufficio destinatario: 
msdg@lumsa.it
Curriculum: 

The total number of credits to be obtained is 60.
Pillar 1 (ECTS 9) – 74 hours
SECS-P/01 Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 UN Agenda
Pillar 2 (ECTS 9) – 81 hours
SECS-P/01 Socio-Economy Pillar
Pillar 3 (ECTS 18) – 165 hours
SECS-P/07 Sustainability Management
Pillar 4 (ECTS 9) – 74 hours
SECS-P/13 Environment
Pillar 5 (ECTS 12) – 111 hours
SECS-P/11 Finance
Master Thesis & Final Exam  (ECTS 3) – 15 hours

Location and schedule: 

Location
LUMSA University, Via Pompeo Magno 22, 00192, Rome, Italy
OR
LUMSA University, Borgo S. Angelo 13, 00192, Rome, Italy

Duration: 12 months

Term: October 2020 - October 2021

Master’s Calendar
A detailed calendar of the Master’s lessons will be published on the thematic website mastermsdg.lumsa.it

How to apply: 

To participate in the selection, follow the information below. 

Visit the Master’s Web site www.msdg.it by:

  • the 10th July 2020 for candidates applying with scholarship
  • the 30th of July 2020 for candidates applying without scholarship

In the Master web page you will need to:

  1. Fill in the Application Form;
  2. Upload your Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
  3. Upload your motivation letter;
  4. Upload a copy of your bachelor’s degree1 (if you have a master’s degree, please attach both certificates) along with official transcript of records of all your degrees1,2, or in case you have not graduated yet3;
  5. Upload a certified statement from your university confirming that you are in the last year of your undergraduate studies along with official transcript of records2;
  6. Upload one of the following English language certificates4:
    • Cambridge test (minimum level B2);
    • IELTS (minimum grade 6.5);
    • TOEFL (minimum grade 85)5.

Applicants not holding a certificate can still apply and, upon conditional offer, will be assessed by an English Knowledge Interview.

     7. Upload one copy of the ID Card/Passport.

1For Italian students: self-certification.

2All submitted documents must be in English or Italian. 

3Students not yet graduated and on track to graduate before September 30, 2020 are welcome to apply: if the selection is passed, and all the other requirements fulfilled, these graduating candidates will be admitted “with reserve” to attend the Master’s program. Under penalty of forfeiture, they must promptly notify to Segreteria LUMSA Master School the successful completion of the qualification, which must take place before September 30, 2020.

4You may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organization’s website).

5If you hold a bachelor's degree entirely taught in English, you are exempted from providing the above English language certificate.

ADMISSIONS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS ARE CONDITIONAL ON THEIR OBTAINING THE REQUIRED VISA.

Admission notification will be communicated via email in the following dates:

  • with scholarship: 20th of July 2020
  • without scholarship: 14th of August 2020

Contacts

Prof. Giovanni Ferri

Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari

msdg@lumsa.it

 

Administrative information

Segreteria LUMSA Master School

Based: 
Rome
Scholarships: 
10
Area tematica: 
Prezzo: 
10016
Udm durata: 
mesi
Qta durata: 
12
Anno corso: 
2020
Sede corso: