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Global Management and Politics

The master’s program is offered by the Department of Business and Management in cooperation with the Department of Political Science. The Master's degree program in Global Management and Politics – held entirely in English – aims at balancing topics related to management with socio-political issues, on the ground that global managers must be aware of the intricacies of global politics. The initiative stems from the need to offer interdisciplinary and international training in order to allow graduates to easily master the skills required by companies and institutions operating on a global scale. Strategic analysis carried out by LUISS has demonstrated an increasingly need to respond to those economic and institutional changes by the adoption of inter- and trans-disciplinary educational approaches. The course of study, therefore, develops around an intersection of fields necessary to undertake specific career paths, to which programs in Economics, Management and Political Science currently provide only partial answers. This need is particularly felt in graduate programs, as natural and immediate channels towards the labor market.

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

The master’s program trains professionals to perform managerial and specialist functions within international organizations (profit and non-profit), and, in particular, in the context of global industrial companies and services, strategic consultancy firms, as well as institutions operating at the supranational and international levels.

The program creates professional figures who can predict, support and govern complex phenomena that require interdisciplinary approaches and skills. Specifically, reference is made to the professional opportunities related to positions of responsibility in international companies and institutions, consultancy firms operating at the global level,  representing interests (lobbying) at the international and institutional levels, as well as complex interactions with government and non-governmental global organizations.

The expected professional profile differs from the ones acquired via a pure managerial education due to the addition of political skills, including: understanding political and bureaucratic logics (in abstract and in practice) compared to the corporate world; perception of how national and international public institutions are changing, and how managers should interact with them; risk assessment with respect to political-institutional transformations.

Study plan

First year (2019-2020)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
GMP04Financial reporting and performance measurementSECS-P/076
GMP03Global organization design and hrmSECS-P/106
GMP02Managerial economicsSECS-P/066
GMP01Political economy of globalizationSECS-P/026

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
GMP05Corporate strategySECS-P/086
GMP06Cross-cultural managementSECS-P/106
GMP07Data analysis for social sciencesSECS-S/066
GMP08International trade lawIUS/056

At the end of the I year, students are required to choose 3 core program courses from among the the following list (through Web Self Service for a total of 18 credits).

Second year (2020-2021)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
ECO2***core abroad***SECS-P/086
  • TBA
ECO3***core abroad***SPS/046
  • TBA
ECO1***core abroad***SECS-P/086
  • TBA
GMP14Business ethicsSPS/016
  • TBA
GMP11Global historySPS/066
  • TBA
GMP09Global politicsSPS/046
  • TBA
GMP10International institutions and global governanceIUS/136
  • TBA
GMP12Political risk analysisSPS/046
  • TBA
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente18
Per la prova finale14
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche4
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento8
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro10
Total number of credits120

A scelta dello studente - Elective courses (18 credits) 
Students have to choose three courses of 6 credits that will be held in the I semester of the II year. The courses have to be chosen at the end of the I year.

Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche Language skills development: communication and negotiation (4 credits) 
The course will be held during the II year. More information will be available.
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento - Internships (or project works)
An internship or project work is required for 8 credits. The internship or project work can be performed in both the I and II year of the program. For more information contact the Career Services Office or Luiss Project Network.  

Altre conoscenze utili per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro - Other activities (10 credits)
Students have to obtain 10 credits as follows:

  • 6 credits with the course Research Methods for Social Sciences (LABGMP02), held in the in the I semester of the I year.
  • 4 credits with a Laboratory of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS Lab). Further information will be given during the I semester of the I year. The ERS Lab is held in the II semester of the I year. For further information please contact the ERS Lab Office. 

Prova Finale – Master’s Degree Thesis (14 credits)
The final evaluation for master's degree programs consists of the discussion and evaluation of a dissertation written in English on a topic related to a course the student has passed an exam on.