Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) – fifth edition | LUMSA Master School

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

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

A.Y. 2021-2022

Learning Objectives
The Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG - first level) 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 2022* 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 degrees at the time of application will be urged to provide convincing evidence that they will be able to comply by September 30, 2021.

**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 program is of relevance to those planning to work, or working in: private sector companies increasingly engaged to upgrade their sustainable corporate strategy; Government ministries and other public sector bodies and companies concerned with policy analysis in the in the fields of sustainable development and environmental planning; International and non-governmental organizations concerned with the sustainable dimensions of economic change; 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 (first level).

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
Economics> Business and Finance

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
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 in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG - first level) 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 8) – 44 hours
SECS-P/01 The Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 UN Agenda
Pillar 2 (ECTS 8) – 51 hours
SECS-P/01 Sustainable Socio-Economy
Pillar 3 (ECTS 18) – 100 hours
SECS-P/07 Sustainability Management
Pillar 4 (ECTS 8) – 44 hours
SECS-P/01 Environmental Management
Pillar 5 (ECTS 12) – 66 hours
SECS-P/11 Sustainable Finance Management
Internship- Based Final Project or Project-Work Report (ECTS 3) – 480 hours

Master Thesis & Final Exam (ECTS 3) – 75 hours

Scientific Committee

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 and LUMSA University
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 28, 00192, Rome, Italy
OR
LUMSA University, Borgo S. Angelo 13, 00192, Rome, Italy

Duration: 14 months

Term: October 2021 - December 2022

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 5th 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 16/09/2021.

(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 14/11/2021;
  • II installment: € 3.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2021;
  • III installment:  € 1.000,00 to be paid by 14/02/2022.

Payments must be made by bank transfer in favour of:
LUMSA - Intesa Sanpaolo
IBAN IT43S0306905238100000001983
BIC / SWIFT  BCITITMM

In the reason field specify your full name and insert Installment N. … and the title of the Master.

Application fees (with scholarships)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30th July 2021

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 15th of August 2021 and the remaining € 516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrolment) by 14/11/2021;
  • 3 advanced scholarships of € 7.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 15th of August 2021  and the remaining € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrolment) by 14/11/2021;
  • 6 partial scholarships of € 5.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 15th of August 2021 and the remaining € 5.016,00:
    • I instalment: € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrolment) to be paid by 14/11/2021;
    • II instalment: € 2.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2021.

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.

Deadline: 16th September 2021

Registration
In order to access the services that LUMSA makes available to its students it is mandatory to register your personal data personal data: Mi@Lumsa (https://servizi.lumsa.it) → Registrazione.
At the end of the procedure you will be given a login and password to access your personal profile. Without this registration it will not be possible to formalize the registration.

How to submit the enrollment

The enrollment form, accompanied by the required documents, must be sent to the following e-mail address: msdg@lumsa.it

Documents to attach:

  • Enrollment form duly completed and signed by the applicant
  • Copies of Identification Document (Passport or Carta d’ identità) and fiscal code
    - For EU citizen: copy of the European Identity Card and/or Passport
    - For Extra-European citizen: copy of the residential permit or copy of the appointment to the Police Headquarter for the permit; copy of the passport and of the VISA.
  • Self-certification of the university degree duly signed or its certification including the degree mark (for Italian students).
  • If in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, it is necessary to attach
    - the final degree in original (i.e. Bachelor) or a certified copy,
    - its legal translation in Italian (for documents issued in languages different by English, French, Spanish) and
    - the “Dichiarazione di valore” (Declaration of value) issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country of study. The Dichiarazione di valore can be replaced by the Statement of comparability issued by CIMEA ENIC-NARIC center or by the diploma supplement issued by the university with an English version (just in case of European Universities).
    - For European Degree, please attach only the Diploma supplement.
  • Legalization or Apostille of the final degree obtained. The legalization can be replaced by the Statement of verification of CIMEA ENIC-NARIC. The enrollment is subject to evaluation of degree elegibility by the academic bodies.
  • Degrees issued by university institutes of ecclesiastical studies located in Italy and approved by the Holy See: students in possession of these degrees must attach a copy of them endorsed by the competent ecclesiastical authorities and duly legalized by the Prefecture of Rome- Ufficio Bollo (for further info, visit the website: C.E.C. - Congregazione per l’Educazione Cattolica). Applicants must produce the original at the time of actual registration.
  • Foreign students must also send the high school diploma obtained with at least 12 years of schooling, to which the following must be added:
    -
    Scanning copy of the high school diploma.
    - CIMEA Certificate of Comparability or Declaration of Validity issued by the Italian Embassy of the country of study.
    - CIMEA Certificate of Verification or Apostille issued by the Italian Embassy of the country of study
    -
    Sworn/legalized translation into Italian (only for documents written in languages other than English, French, Spanish, German).
  • Copy of the Receipt of the first installment (refundable only in case the program is not activated) to be paid via bank transfers as follows: LUMSA - Intesa Sanpaolo
    Codice IBAN IT 43 S 03069 05238 100000001983
    (in the object of the transfer, please specify First Name and Family Name of the candidate, and Master in MSDG). The registration fees remain outside the scope of VAT, therefore, no invoice can be issued.
  • Picture (JPEG) with the following characteristics: recent and clear close-up photo, width of 35-40 mm; HD, clear and plain background, max 5 Mbyte

In case of any renunciation the applicant is not entitled to a refund of the installments paid. The renunciation does not exempt from the payment of the entire amount of the registration fee.

Incompatibility

Enrolment is incompatible with other enrolments in Degree Courses, Masters, Specialization Courses, Specialization Schools and Doctorates.

Contacts
Prof. Giovanni Ferri
Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari

msdg@lumsa.it

 

Administrative information
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Goals and admission requirements: 

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

A.Y. 2021-2022

Learning Objectives
The Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG - first level) 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 2022* 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 degrees at the time of application will be urged to provide convincing evidence that they will be able to comply by September 30, 2021.

**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 program is of relevance to those planning to work, or working in: private sector companies increasingly engaged to upgrade their sustainable corporate strategy; Government ministries and other public sector bodies and companies concerned with policy analysis in the in the fields of sustainable development and environmental planning; International and non-governmental organizations concerned with the sustainable dimensions of economic change; 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 (first level).

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
Economics> Business and Finance

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
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 in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG - first level) 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

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 and LUMSA University
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 5th 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 16/09/2021.

(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 14/11/2021;
  • II installment: € 3.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2021;
  • III installment:  € 1.000,00 to be paid by 14/02/2022.

Payments must be made by bank transfer in favour of:
LUMSA - Intesa Sanpaolo
IBAN IT43S0306905238100000001983
BIC / SWIFT  BCITITMM

In the reason field specify your full name and insert Installment N. … and the title of the Master.

Application fees (with scholarships)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30th July 2021

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 15th of August 2021 and the remaining € 516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrolment) by 14/11/2021;
  • 3 advanced scholarships of € 7.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 15th of August 2021  and the remaining € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrolment) by 14/11/2021;
  • 6 partial scholarships of € 5.000,00. The students awarded with a scholarship need to pay the acceptance fee (€ 500,00) by 15th of August 2021 and the remaining € 5.016,00:
    • I instalment: € 2.516,00 (€ 16 stamp duty upon enrolment) to be paid by 14/11/2021;
    • II instalment: € 2.000,00 to be paid by 14/12/2021.

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: 
14 months
Fee: 
€ 10,016.00
Language: 
ENG
Start: 
October 2021
Immagine: 
Loghi Partners: 
Ufficio destinatario: 
msdg@lumsa.it
Curriculum: 

The total number of credits to be obtained is 60.
Pillar 1 (ECTS 8) – 44 hours
SECS-P/01 The Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 UN Agenda
Pillar 2 (ECTS 8) – 51 hours
SECS-P/01 Sustainable Socio-Economy
Pillar 3 (ECTS 18) – 100 hours
SECS-P/07 Sustainability Management
Pillar 4 (ECTS 8) – 44 hours
SECS-P/01 Environmental Management
Pillar 5 (ECTS 12) – 66 hours
SECS-P/11 Sustainable Finance Management
Internship- Based Final Project or Project-Work Report (ECTS 3) – 480 hours

Master Thesis & Final Exam (ECTS 3) – 75 hours

Location and schedule: 

Location
LUMSA University, Via Pompeo Magno 28, 00192, Rome, Italy
OR
LUMSA University, Borgo S. Angelo 13, 00192, Rome, Italy

Duration: 14 months

Term: October 2021 - December 2022

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

 

How to apply: 

Deadline: 16th September 2021

Registration
In order to access the services that LUMSA makes available to its students it is mandatory to register your personal data personal data: Mi@Lumsa (https://servizi.lumsa.it) → Registrazione.
At the end of the procedure you will be given a login and password to access your personal profile. Without this registration it will not be possible to formalize the registration.

How to submit the enrollment

The enrollment form, accompanied by the required documents, must be sent to the following e-mail address: msdg@lumsa.it

Documents to attach:

  • Enrollment form duly completed and signed by the applicant
  • Copies of Identification Document (Passport or Carta d’ identità) and fiscal code
    - For EU citizen: copy of the European Identity Card and/or Passport
    - For Extra-European citizen: copy of the residential permit or copy of the appointment to the Police Headquarter for the permit; copy of the passport and of the VISA.
  • Self-certification of the university degree duly signed or its certification including the degree mark (for Italian students).
  • If in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, it is necessary to attach
    - the final degree in original (i.e. Bachelor) or a certified copy,
    - its legal translation in Italian (for documents issued in languages different by English, French, Spanish) and
    - the “Dichiarazione di valore” (Declaration of value) issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country of study. The Dichiarazione di valore can be replaced by the Statement of comparability issued by CIMEA ENIC-NARIC center or by the diploma supplement issued by the university with an English version (just in case of European Universities).
    - For European Degree, please attach only the Diploma supplement.
  • Legalization or Apostille of the final degree obtained. The legalization can be replaced by the Statement of verification of CIMEA ENIC-NARIC. The enrollment is subject to evaluation of degree elegibility by the academic bodies.
  • Degrees issued by university institutes of ecclesiastical studies located in Italy and approved by the Holy See: students in possession of these degrees must attach a copy of them endorsed by the competent ecclesiastical authorities and duly legalized by the Prefecture of Rome- Ufficio Bollo (for further info, visit the website: C.E.C. - Congregazione per l’Educazione Cattolica). Applicants must produce the original at the time of actual registration.
  • Foreign students must also send the high school diploma obtained with at least 12 years of schooling, to which the following must be added:
    -
    Scanning copy of the high school diploma.
    - CIMEA Certificate of Comparability or Declaration of Validity issued by the Italian Embassy of the country of study.
    - CIMEA Certificate of Verification or Apostille issued by the Italian Embassy of the country of study
    -
    Sworn/legalized translation into Italian (only for documents written in languages other than English, French, Spanish, German).
  • Copy of the Receipt of the first installment (refundable only in case the program is not activated) to be paid via bank transfers as follows: LUMSA - Intesa Sanpaolo
    Codice IBAN IT 43 S 03069 05238 100000001983
    (in the object of the transfer, please specify First Name and Family Name of the candidate, and Master in MSDG). The registration fees remain outside the scope of VAT, therefore, no invoice can be issued.
  • Picture (JPEG) with the following characteristics: recent and clear close-up photo, width of 35-40 mm; HD, clear and plain background, max 5 Mbyte

In case of any renunciation the applicant is not entitled to a refund of the installments paid. The renunciation does not exempt from the payment of the entire amount of the registration fee.

Incompatibility

Enrolment is incompatible with other enrolments in Degree Courses, Masters, Specialization Courses, Specialization Schools and Doctorates.

Contacts
Prof. Giovanni Ferri
Dott.ssa Francesca Lipari

msdg@lumsa.it

 

Administrative information
Segreteria LUMSA Master School

Ufficio destinatario ADV: 
neuralya.adv@gmail.com
Based: 
Rome
Scholarships: 
10
Come iscriversi titolo accordion: 
How to enroll
Prezzo: 
10016
Udm durata: 
mesi
Qta durata: 
14
Anno corso: 
2021
Sede corso: