Master's degrees

Current year courses

Interuniversity Master's degree in Viticulture, Oenology and the Wine Market
Contact: Office of the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Udine
Ph: 0432 558538/39/46/49
Fax: 0432 558547

This programme is offered as a joint Masters between the University of Udine, the University of Padova and the University of Verona. These three universities located in the Triveneto area are top teaching and research institutions in the wine sector, at both national and international level.

All administration is undertaken at the University of Udine. First year courses take place at the University of Padova’s site in Conegliano Veneto (TV). Second year courses take place either at the University of Udine’s wine and oenology teaching and research centre in Cormons (GO) or at the University of Verona. Students can do the preparation for their final exam at one of the three partner universities or at any foreign institution where there is an agreement in place (e.g. Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique in Montpellier, France; University of Applied Sciences in Geisenheim, Germany or Fachhochschule in Wiesbaden, Germany). Thanks to a number of Erasmus agreements with different European universities, students also have the opportunity to take courses in other significant wine-producing nations.

The programme curriculum is made up of several types of study modules:
a) Core modules aim to provide advanced knowledge and skills relating to vineyard agro-ecosystems, vine genetics and physiology, protection of vines, technology for processing grapes and their derivatives, quality control of wine products, and marketing and management in the wine sector. Particular attention is given to analysing and overcoming critical points in the supply chain at business level and local level.
b) Similar or related modules include content related to the core modules and are intended to complement the main programme of study, for example: experimental methodology, improving English language skills or learning a second international language. Within the scope of this area, students can choose which specific modules to take according to their own interests and professional background.
c) Optional modules where students can freely choose their own topics (pursuant to Article 10 of Ministerial Decree 270/04).
d) Modules relevant to the student's final exam topic, which they shall discuss in front of a Committee of teachers.

Possible careers:
- Director of a private company in the agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing or agronomy sector
- Specialist in the marketing of goods and services
- Researcher or expert in agrarian studies or animal production.
Master’s degree in Business Administration and Corporate Law
Course outline and objectives
The course offers advanced preparation in the subjects of economic and financial reporting, relations with tax authorities, institutional frameworks and corporate governance and performance measurement and evaluation.
The graduate will be able to prepare and analyse major company reports, translating the accounting data into strategic and operational decisions; apply performance measurement and evaluation methods; and design and verify controls on business processes.
These skills will be achieved through the study of subjects aimed at combining the interpretation of business concepts, supported by related measurement and reporting techniques, with knowledge of the legal arrangements essential to the management of complex organisations.
In addition to traditional instruction, the course provides applications, case studies and testimonies from representatives from businesses and the profession, at the same time offering opportunities for internships.
Areas of employment
The course, producing professionals equipped with the entry skills required, opens up the following possible employment opportunities: chartered accountant, management consultant, administrative officer/account manager, statutory auditor and internal auditor.
With regard to the profession of chartered accountant, please note that the course has an agreement with the “Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili” (equivalent of the Association of Chartered Accountants). As a result of this agreement, students enrolled in the course can begin their chartered accountancy internship during their studies, without having to wait for graduation; moreover, at the State examination, the graduate is exempt from the first of the written tests.
From bachelor’s degree to master’s degree
Admission to the course requires possession of a Level B1 or higher certification from the CEFR system, or other equivalent certification, relating to knowledge of at least one language of the European Union other than Italian.
In view of the agreement, the curriculum prerequisites for admission to the course are agreed with the local Associations and are described in detail in the Academic Regulations. The Academic Regulations also provide the contents and procedures for verification of personal information.
Master’s degree in Management and business strategy
Master’s degree in Marketing and Corporate Communication
Master’s degree in Banking and Finance
The primary objective of the master’s degree in Banking and Finance is to provide the student with specific skills to understand the management peculiarities, operational characteristics and evolutionary dynamics that characterize both intermediaries and financial markets. 
The student’s education is also aimed at ensuring an interdisciplinary approach (business, economic, quantitative and legal) to the issues of financial intermediation. 
Particularly important will be to equip the graduate with a solid conceptual basis and methodological rigor that will enable him to understand the issues of the industry and to propose appropriate and innovative solutions in strongly dynamic contexts. 
The course also intends to develop the ability to propose and apply mathematical-statistical methodologies and innovative tools in financial and insurance fields and to enhance the IT component.
The provided preparation, the methodological rigor delivered and the analysis and synthesis skills acquired in the characterizing subjects must enable the graduate to adequately address the path of scientific research applied in business-quantitative disciplines, with a financially distinct Universities, both in research centers established with international bodies and supervisors.
The training course is articulated in a first common year followed by a second year which allows you to differentiate your master's degree in two curricula. In this logic, the first year is devoted to basic lessons, which mainly concern financial instruments and markets in their economic, managerial, legal and quantitative dimensions. The second year, however, provides for the curriculum devoted to financial intermediation management to deepen the management logic of credit and insurance intermediaries, while for the curriculum dedicated to quantitative finance the mathematical and statistical aspects of pricing of derivative instruments and of financial and insurance risk management  are privileged.
Master's degree in International Economics and Business Management
Born and grown in a region with strong international vocation, the two-year Master's degree in International Economics and Business Management (IEBM) is entirely taught in English and aims to train post-graduate students in the fields of International Economics, International Business Management, and International Law. Quantitative methods for optimizing firm’s management are also provided.
The MSc in IEBM is open to students with an undergraduate background in Economics who are interested in the international dimension of economic activity at both the firm level and the macro level. Students’ active participation in classroom seminars and project works is strongly encouraged. Every year several foreign teachers are invited to give lectures on special parts of the Master’s courses.
Main topics of the Master’s courses are the followings: causes and consequences of international trade; the relationship between trade and development; macroeconomic dynamics of open economies and international financial markets; international marketing and logistic decisions; groups and networks as a mean for firm internationalization; consolidated reporting, performance analysis and cost accounting; international and European law; international business law.
Upon completion of the Master’s degree, students will be able to understand the dynamics of the international economy and trade, to analyze the evolution of foreign markets, and to manage the operations of firms and organizations actively engaged in international markets.

Courses not currently running

Master’s degree in Business Management (Vicenza) Course partially running (all years except the first)
The Master’s Degree in Business Management aims to provide graduates with the tools to undertake managerial careers in industrial and services companies, as well as in management consulting companies. More specifically, it intends to train graduates enabling them to work in for profit and no-profit organizations, initially assuming the role of assistant managers and, progressively, of senior managers, as well as of business consultants.
The course offers specific knowledge about business strategy, management, organizational planning and management control providing graduates the right skills to become professionals that are ready to enter the job market.
The training of graduates in Business Management is multidisciplinary in order to allow them to approach the job market via several job opportunities across different functional areas 
The student acquires the key competences through a first common year, based on a strong multidisciplinary approach, in which topics include law (intellectual property and antitrust law), economic (industrial economy and innovation), quantitative (quantitative models for business management) and management (business strategy, governance and financial reporting of groups) areas.
In the second year, two curricula are organized in order to train students in different professional fields, while preserving a common teaching philosophy.
The “Strategic Management” curriculum deals with the strategic management in a broader sense through the study of disciplines related to organizational planning, analysis of competition and innovation, social responsibility and management control.
The “Service Management” curriculum deals with the strategic governance of companies that operate in the services industries such as retail, tourism and non-profit, with a focus on service quality and relationship marketing.
Traditional teaching is integrated through different ways across most of the courses. For instance, professionals are invited in classrooms, project works are organized and developed by students, company visits and other activities are organized in order to develop students' soft skills.
The course takes place in Vicenza thanks to the agreement between the University of Verona and the Fondazione Studi Universitari di Vicenza (in English language: Vicenza University Foundation) (signed in 2009/10 and renewed in 2014/15).
The employment opportunities include management, administrative and strategic planning and control positions within the industrial and service organizations as well as within management and strategic consulting firms.
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