Management and Business Studies

The Summer School in Management and Business Studies is a collaboration between the School for International Education and the Department of Management at Ca' Foscari, University of Venice that provides  students with the opportunity to gain important skills in the areas of Economics, Management and Business Studies.

The Summer School will take a multidisciplinary approach by using different teaching methods to cover a variety of topics. Each topic will be introduced within its theoretical framework of reference, moving into its extension and diffusion with application possibilities. Related research projects and their empirical implication will also be investigated and each topic will end with a final discussion.

A final workshop in which students discuss a specific topic will be held at the end of the course.All teaching and discussion will be in English.

Programme Director

prof. Salvatore Russo

Course Contents

Prerequisites: a background of the following topics is not necessary, but basic skills in Economics (high school level) are assumed. A B2 Level of English is required.

Main topics:

  • Business Innovation
  • Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management
  • Public Management
  • Project Management
  • Management Drivers in Cultural Organizations
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Sustainability Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Healthcare Management

Excursions and extra-curricular activities

Social and cultural activities may be organised during the programme and could include a visit to the Biennale di Venezia (International Art Exhibition), guided visits to museums and walking tours, as well as other site visits and excursions in Venice and its surroundings. Certain events might require an additional fee to be paid locally.


Classes, seminars and final workshops are scheduled over two weeks from 1st to 12th July, 2019 for a total of 60 contact hours, amounting to 12 credits to be recognized by the participants' home Universities.


The Summer School is addressed to any undergraduate students who wish to acquire skills in Management and Business studies.

Assessment and credits

Evaluation will be based on an in-depth analysis of a topic to be selected from those in the programme. The presentation and discussion will take place during the final workshop.

Students from the Ca' Foscari Department of Management who successfully complete the final evaluation can recognise the credits as extra credit (12 ECTS) in their study plan. All other students should check first with their Head of Studies.


Venice: all classes will be held at the Ca' Foscari University Campus of Economics and Management "San Giobbe". Information about how to get to Campus San Giobbe 


Accommodation is not included but can be reserved through the SIE (School for International Education). Students will be required to contact the accommodation provider for confirmation and payment following programme confirmation. For specific needs or requests please let us know well in advance.
Requests may incur additional costs:

  • € 38 double or triple room per night
  • € 40 single room per night

Reservations will be made for check-in on the Sunday before the programme starts, and  check-out the Saturday after the programme finishes. Please note that prices are approximate and will be confirmed once the booking has been reserved.

Following the application deadline you will be sent an email confirming your place and students who requested accommodation will be contacted with details about how to confirm the booking.


Fees for the whole summer school (12 days) cost € 700 per student. 
Programme fees cover all instructions, student administration (including a final transcript) and orientation. All participants will have access to the University Wi-Fi network in all the University buildings (including libraries and cafeterias).


Applications are closed.

Payment details

Payment must be made by bank transfer/wire to the following account:

  • Account name: Ca' Foscari School for International Education (CFSIE)
    Account number: 46603825
    Bank name/Address: Banca Popolare FRIULADRIA, San Marco 4121 Salizada San Luca - 30124 VENEZIA
    IBAN: IT 96 U 05336 02020 000046603825
    Reference: "Management - student name"
    For international transfers, SWIFT CODE: BPPNIT2P326

All transfer fees need to be covered by the student.

Withdrawal Policy

  • Students can withdraw from the programme with full reimbursement up until May 31st, 2019.
  • Students withdrawing between June 1st and June 14th will receive 75% reimbursement.
  • Students withdrawing between June 15th and  June 21st will receive 50% reimbursement.
  • Any withdrawal from June 21st onwards will not be reimbursed.

Last update: 31/05/2019