Management for Sustainable Firms

University of Padua
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
01 October 2023

About this program

Management for Sustainable Firms

This Master’s degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage business processes sustainably and delivers a unique approach to the field of sustainable management combining sustainability with digital transformation and innovation.

The topics covered also address some of the key issues regarding the globalisation of the competition and supply chains to equip students with the expertise to understand and face the sustainability transition.

Admission requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with proven skills in at least two of the following core academic areas:

  • Management (ex.: strategy, marketing, operations, organization and human resource management)
  • Accounting & Finance (ex.: management accounting, auditing, control, corporate finance)
  • Economics & Quantitative (ex.: microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics)

Language requirements

English - B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The first year’s courses are designed to give the students an integrated view of the management of modern firms competing sustainably in the global economy: from sustainable strategies and business models to organisational structures, from business economics to accounting systems.

The second year aims at building skills along three business processes, each through a dedicated study track:

  • Smart Manufacturing: Lean Management, Sustainable Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Machine Learning for Operation Management.
  • Marketing and Digital Transformation: Relational Marketing, Economics of Innovation, Digitalization and Product-service innovation, Quantitative Methods and Analytics for Marketing.
  • People and Organization: Talent Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Performance Management & Compensation.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition Fees: €2,626 per year


Master of Science in Management for Sustainable Firms

Credits: 120 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates can work in field such as Smart Manufacturing, Operations Management, Supply chain Management, Operational excellence Management, HR Management, Business and organization consultancy, Talent acquisition and management, Digital marketing management, Business Innovation Developement.

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The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.

Contact info

University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

Phone no: +390498273131

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