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Economics, Public Policy and Sustainability

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Access rules (in italian)Extract of the Call for application to the Master's degree Programme in ECONOMICS, PUBLIC POLICY AND SUSTAINABILITY (EPPS) - Academic Year 2024-2025
Bando per l'ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale del Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi" in ECONOMIA, POLITICHE PUBBLICHE E SOSTENIBILITA' (EPPS) - Anno Accademico 2024-2025

The course is managed by the Marco Biagi Department of Economics


The Master's degree programme in Economics, Public Policy and Sustainability (EPPS) aims to train experts capable of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating public policies and defining management strategies in compliance with economic, social and environmental sustainability objectives. The programme responds to the need to formulate programmes to regulate and support the economic development of companies and territories with the aim of improving the future of the next generations. The training profile combines multidisciplinary skills in economic, business, legal and data analysis. Graduates can take on decision-making roles of significant responsibility in various fields of work, in the public, private and third sectors. The link with the labour market is facilitated by the possibility of internships with national and international research institutions, local administrations, companies and third sector organisations, and by the possibility of following an educational pathway that prepares and enhances critical thinking and the development of soft skills (including team work and problem solving), included in some teachings that also make use of innovative teaching methods.

Programme contents

The curriculum focuses on the analysis of public policies and economic- quantitative techniques for evaluating their effects, also considering their implementation from a legal-administrative, management and human resources organisation perspective. Teachings are planned to develop skills in the following areas: design and analysis of public policies at regional, national and supranational level, monitoring and evaluation of investments by businesses and PA, data analysis for the study of economic and business scenarios, public accounting and sustainability reporting, strategies for business management and relations between businesses and the territory, administrative law, innovation and evaluation of new organisational models for managing diversity and inclusion in businesses and PA.

Job opportunities

Graduates can hold management/management positions in the public, private or third sector or can work in consultancy as: applied economist, management and control specialist, specialist in the acquisition and/or marketing of goods and services, economic systems specialist, business economics specialist, market analyst. These professionals will be able to find employment in: European and national institutions, companies and public bodies, trade unions, business associations, non-profit organisations, cooperatives, chambers of commerce, companies and financial institutions dealing with the public administration, public and private research centres, think tanks, evaluation agencies, national and international organisations, statistical and research offices, consultancy firms.

More information

Course Director:
Prof. Barbara Pistoresi
tel. 059 2056881
Tutoring delegate:
Dott.ssa Lara Liverani
tel. 059 2056913