Business administration - a.y. 2020/21

The Master’s degree provides both theoretical and technical skills that allow students to develop and implement consistent strategies within the surrounding competitive environment. Students acquire a solid knowledge of the business processes and practices that inspire and drive managerial action, responding to unexpected changes and considering the challenges of the evolving markets. The interactive teaching style enhances the involvement of all students through working on case studies, business simulations, meeting with executives and visiting leading firms.


Level: Master

Field of study: Management

Degree awarded: Master of science in Business Administration

Start date: October 2020

Location: Padova

  Programme structure

Common Path: Strategic Development and Planning; Business plan; Corporate finance; Advanced Accounting; International Law and Management of M&A Processes
Path 1 – Management: Advanced Marketing; Operations and Logistics; Organisational Design and Behaviour; International Business Law; Statistics for Management
Path 2 – Accounting and Finance: Advanced Management Accounting; Corporate Finance and Banking; International taxation; Finance and real options; Accounting for Financial Institutions; Financial Risks and derivatives.

  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

minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent)  in one or more of the following areas: Economics and Management; Business Economics; Business Administration; Accounting, Finance and Control; Industrial Engineering

Applicants who do not have one of the above mentioned degrees can also be qualified for the MSc in Business Administration, if the core academic areas listed below are covered.

The below specific entry requirements will be subject to evaluation also if you own one or more of the above listed degrees.

Fulfil specific entry requirements (core academic areas)

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish whether the following core academic areas are satisfied:

1. Accounting and Control
2. Management (marketing, operations management, human resources management, business strategies)
3. Quantitative methods for Business and Economics (mathematics and statistics)

Additional requirements

The following options might be an asset to your evaluation:

  • SAT
  • References
  • GPA (Grade Point Average)

Whenever necessary, the Commission may also ask candidates for an on-line interview.

  Language requirements

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent


If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on according to the following timeline:

  • First Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th January-7th March 2020
  • Second Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th April-7th June 2020 (NON-EU applicants residing outside Italy)/7th July 2020 (EU applicants or equivalent)

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on according to the instructions provided in the Call for applications which will be published in late Spring on the University’s website (Italian version)

Application fee

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 for.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less 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: