Economics and law in business and public administration

Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Second-Cycle Degree Program in Economics and Law for Enterprises and Public Administration was designed to respond to the need to prepare young managers and administrators trained to operate within today's rapidly evolving public and private organizations and institutions. With this in mind, the degree program combines the features of two study fields (Economic-Business Sciences, and Public Administration Sciences). This has resulted in an interdisciplinary approach, which combines legal, economic, administrative, sociological, and statistical competencies, with the intent to prepare graduates with an interdisciplinary knowledge and the skills necessary to perform diversified tasks and assume varied responsibilities. The program was developed, and is jointly managed, by the Faculties of Economics, Law, and Communication Studies and Economics in order to offer a broad integration of legal, administrative and managerial competencies.

Course content

This program straddles two complementary areas of study which allow students to acquire economic and business competencies for the management of public and private organizations, and for the comparative analysis of the principal organizational models of management activities. In particular, the program focuses on the development of an in-depth knowledge in economics, commercial, labor, and administrative law for the purpose of managing and coordinating contractual and institutional relations in a chosen area. Students will also acquire an understanding of political economy and the principal sociological theories of organization for managing relations in cultural, economic, and heterogeneous social contexts. Lastly, the study of statistical methods will enable students to learn to produce and interpret reporting tools useful for strategic decisions. The program is divided into two areas of study: “International Business and Law,” and “Public Management.” The former combines a basic knowledge in the economic and legal competencies necessary to operate in international markets using innovative organizational and contractual solutions, while the latter offers a more in-depth knowledge of the disciplines necessary to perform managerial roles in public administrations. Moreover, students have at their disposal a recorded version of each lecture right after its execution, through ONELab services. Thanks to One Lab services, they can also reach professors by on- line colloquium.

Career options

Graduates of Economics and Law for Enterprises and Public Administration can perform high-level functions in public and private organizations, public entities, trade associations, offices, professional consultancies, and research centers. The second-cycle degree program leads to employment as managers in the industrial and service sectors, as self-employed professionals, and as experts and consultants. Graduates can move into general and legal positions of responsibility in the coordination of management planning, auditing, and accounting.

More information

Course Director
prof. Giuliano Lemme
prof.ssa Giovanna Galli

The course is managed by the Department of Communication and Economics