STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL Degree Program Profile
Master Degree in STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
EHEA First Cycle; EQF Level 6
Number of Years/credits
2 years; 120 ECTS
Mode of Study
*All Degree Programmes are planned and organised for full-time students. It is possible, however (without special arrangements), to proceed through the course of study at one's own rhythm. This makes it possible, if necessary, to accommodate employment or other non-university activities or obligations.
Name of Course Director and other contact information
President of the Degree Course Council:
Prof. MARIACRISTINA BONTI
Department of ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Internationalization Coordinator (CAI):
Prof. Luca Spataro
Language of Teaching
Italian First cycle qualification (Laurea) or foreign equivalent in the same or related subject area, with possible extra work if required competences are lacking.
Possible assessment prior knowledge and competences
Obligatory entrance exam for orientation purposes (non-selective).
Required knowledge and competences support programmes
Students whose curricula show lacuna may need to take extra first cycle course units before admission.
The Degree Programme in Strategy, Management and Control intends to provide students with the knowlegde and the competencies on the areas of corporate and business strategy, corporate management and management control systems.
Through traditional and innovative teaching methods, the programme aims to integrate theoritical concepts with practical experiences to provide our students with the skills required for a successful professional career in the area of management and business control systems.
The Degree Programme has three tracks:Strategy, Management Control (Cost/Performance) and Organization and Information systems
Key Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Programme in Strategy, Management and Control will be able to demonstrate:
- advanced knowledge of management principles;
- ability of a strategic thinking;
- advanced skills on the tools and techniques which can be used for designing and implementing the planning, budgeting and reporting systems;
- ability to design a management accounting system;
- knowledge of information systems;
- ability to link the information systems with the business requirements in order to support the process of planning and control;
- basic knowledge of risk management systems.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates
The graduates in Strategy, Management and Control have a wide range of job opportunities in manufacturing and services companies as well as to work as an external consultanting.
Basing on the work experiences done by the students already graduated in this programme, the main professions we develop are:
- management consultant;
- business controller;
- strategy consultant;
- organizational consultant;
- business process analyst;
- internal and external auditors.
Access to further study
The Laurea Magistrale degree in STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT E CONTROL allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.
Assessment methods, examination regulations, and grading
Assessment is normally by means of an oral or written examination; in some cases there are intermediate exams during the course; other elements (participation in discussion, written or oral reports, comment of texts etc. ) are foreseen in specific course units and are described in the Course Unit Profiles.
The grading system for the course units consists of 30 possible points, plus 'lode' (cum laude) in case of excellence. Marks are given by the lecturer on the basis of performance as ascertained in a public examination by a board of at least two teachers. Main exam sessions are held in June/July; September; and January; students may resit exams**. Actual grading curves differ in different degree programmes. The University of Pisa provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems. ---> Link to ECTS Grading Table
An overall mark is given on occasion of the 'Final Exam', when a written research text is presented and discussed. The final overall mark is calculated on the results of the marks obtained in the single course units and the final exam, and is based on 110 possible points, with the possible further mention of honours ("lode" or cum laude).
**The exam sessions are organised in sessions (the dates vary according to the Department and are published in the Department's academic calendar). In each session there are a certain number of 'appelli' [calls], or dates on which the examination for each course unit may be taken. The 'appelli' are fixed by the teacher. The student chooses which of the appelli he or she wishes to respond to. In most cases it is obligatory to sign up before the specified date.
Requirements (regulations) to obtain the qualification
The final dissertation, to which 18 ECTS are allocated, must demonstrate the knowledge of the above mentioned theoretical and practical skills.