Business administration - a.y. 2019/20

Business administration graduates will learn how to work in organizations that need to change rapidly to unexpected changes and hence require the interaction of different functions.


Level: Master

Field of study: LM-77 - Management

Degree awarded: Master of science in Business Administration

Start date: October 2019

Location: Padova

Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: unlimited; non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 30 (5 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

  Course description

The Graduate course helps students to acquire competencies to work in management roles in medium/large size manufacturing firms or trading companies, consultancies, intermediary financial firms and finally in  government and public service companies. The course prepares students to develop and implement strategies consistent within the competitive environment where the firms operate. Students acquire knowledge of the business processes and practices that inspire and drive managerial choices.

The teaching style is interactive and enhances the involvement of all the students. During the two year-period student will have plenty of opportunities to work in groups to solve case studies, be involved in real-time simulationsmeet top managers, visit leading firms to see their operational processes and work on real business projects during internships in international and Italian firms.

  Course structure

The program has two curricula, one in management and the other in accounting and finance. The former is specialized in topics related to advanced marketing, operations and logistics, organizational design and behavior. The latter provides training in advanced management accounting, corporate finance, and banking. Some courses related to strategic development and planning, advanced accounting, international law and management of M&A processes are common to both curricula.

  Career opportunities

The course is for students who want to acquire managerial and technical skills to work in firms (especially medium to large firms) or public institutions.

The course prepares students to work in private and public sectors in areas of:

  • Administration, finance and control specialists
  • Human resource management and work organization
  • Marketing, logistics and operations management
  • Consulting firms, banks and insurance companies
  • Government and public service companies, business associations.

  Entry requirements

Candidates wishing to enroll in the second-cycle degree course in “Business Administration” are expected to hold a degree or a three-year Italian Diploma Universitario or other qualification earned in Italy or abroad recognized by the current legislation.

Candidates must have minimum credits in specific areas of study:

  • 30 ECTS with knowledge in one or more of the following areas: business administration, economics and business management, corporate finance, corporate organization, financial brokerage economics
  • 10 ECTS in economics, economic policy or public finance
  • 10 ECTS in Mathematics, statistics or econometrics.

Students must demonstrate competence in the following disciplines: Business administration, Microeconomics and macroeconomics, Accounting, Management control, corporate organization, Economics and business management, Marketing, and Commercial Law.


Candidates with a foreign Bachelor’s degree

The first Call for applications 2019/20 expired on 28th February 2019.

The second Call for applications is open from 15th April to 15th July for European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy. Please note that the Call will be officially confirmed before May.

All applicants are required to use the new online procedure (

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying to.


Candidates with an Italian Bachelor’s degree

They must follow the instructions of the Call for applications which will be published in June on the University’s website


  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2019/20. Please check:

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information: