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Small business management in international markets

University of Ferrara
Italy, Ferrara
Dipartimento di Economia e Management Italy, Via Voltapaletto n. 11 - 44121 Ferrara (Italy)
Tuition fee

The annual fee in Ferrara ranges from € 156,00 to approximately € 2.200,00 per year. Tuition fees are calculated on your family income and on credits obtained.
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La quota annuale di contribuzione a Ferrara è compresa tra € 156,00 e all’incirca € 2.200,00 all’anno. Le rate sono calcolate in base al reddito familiare e ai crediti ottenuti.
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An international Master’s degree for Italian and non-Italian students, taught entirely in English, that produces graduates qualified to take up management or consultancy positions in small and medium-sized enterprises operating in international markets.
You will improve your management skills and your ability to deal with international issues in small and medium-sized enterprises. You will learn to analyse and understand the fundamentals of industrial economics and business administration as they relate to the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises, integrating performance, organisational and financial skills.

The Master’s strengths are:
- Taught entirely in English;
- A practical approach combining theory and practice. Candidates will develop leadership skills through practical experience of project management that will be useful when working with the subjects in their future careers.
- Active teaching strategies in small groups to develop students’ skills and abilities (problem-based learning, project teaching, workshops, case studies…);
- The possibility of combining dissertation research and internship or project work for active collaboration with companies, also during the study period.
- Double degree programmes with Kristianstad University, Southern Denmark University, East Anglia University.
- Several integrated projects for study, training or dissertation research abroad (Erasmus+, Atlante, etc.).
- A department at the forefront of research on environmental issues and innovation management, with a unique intersection between research and teaching.
- Orientation and tutoring service to help students to be informed about academic choices and the academic community.

Programme structure

The academic programme and further details are available at the following link

Career opportunities

The aim of this MSc is to prepare students for the global labour market. The programme combines theory and practice, where students develop leadership skills from practical experience through project management that will be useful when working in specific fields and careers.
The Master’s degree provides a career pathway to senior roles with employers and consultants.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of management at an international level, preparing you for diverse areas of employment and developing your talent for sustained success throughout a lifelong career.

Our graduates can benefit from entering careers in management consultancy, general management, marketing and human resource management in small businesses.
More specifically, you will have the opportunity to work in or as:

▶ business start-ups
▶ taking over family businesses
▶ management functions
▶ management consultant
▶ public research institutes
▶ venture capital firms and banks
▶ PhD research into entrepreneurship and related topics.

Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Aug 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Applications are temporarily suspended
Apply now! Academic year 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Aug 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Applications are temporarily suspended