General management and consulting

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 course in Corporate Management and Consulting is intended for those wishing to become entrepreneurs, or work in industrial, commercial, and service enterprises in general, or functional management (with particular emphasis on the administration and monitoring of information systems) and for those who aspire to a career in the financial and legal-taxation consulting in business. The program is designed to work closely with businesses, entrepreneurial, and professional associations in order to ensure a solid cultural preparation which reflects the needs of the job market, while offering a variety of opportunities for students to interact with companies and professional consulting firms.

Course content

This degree course is aimed at developing a solid background in the areas of financial statements, business administration and control, and business planning, along with courses designed to develop knowledge and skills in data analysis, industrial analysis, business finance, and company law. The degree course then offers students two optional areas. On the one hand, those interested in a management career can deepen their knowledge of business functions (marketing, production and logistics, etc.), develop an understanding of the interdependency between different companies and different company functions, and focus their studies on strategic choices (business strategies and corporate strategies). On the other hand, students interested in consulting can choose whether to focus on modules of legal principles or on a in-depth study of accounting, administrative, and management skills (high-level corporate transactions, consolidated financial statements, business assessment, auditing, etc.). Case studies, hands-on exercises and individual or group presentation will encourage the practical application of the acquired knowledge. Students will also collaborate closely with companies and professionals through business seminars, workshops, work placements, and works related to their dissertation.

Career options

The broad-based contents of the degree program in Corporate Management and Consulting open the door to a wide range of careers. In large corporations, General Management graduates can perform various business functions and roles requiring cross-functional knowledge, international openness, and an innovative attitude, and they can also be involved in management assistance roles. They can also take on administrative and managerial positions in public administrations. In consulting firms, graduates typically find employment as junior analysts, business analysts, and assistant consultants. Additionally, this program is aimed at developing a broad range of competences and skills required for starting new businesses as entrepreneurs. Graduates can also go on to careers in the following sectors: certified accounting; corporate auditing; administrative management of businesses and public administrations; financial-legal consulting.

More information

Course Director
prof. Mauro Zavani
dott.ssa Lara Liverani

The course is managed by the Marco Biagi Department of Economics