Master's Degree Programme in
Governance of Public Organizations

Academic year 2024/2025

Degree-seeking students: apply

Level of qualification

Master's degree programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-63 (Public Administration)






Department of Economics - San Giobbe Cannaregio 873 - 30121 Venice
For further information please contact the Campus of Economics,

Head of studies

Prof. Vania Brino (Teaching Committe Coordinator,


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

Access to the programme

Open admission subject to assessment of minimum requirements.
Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 30 seats, of which 15 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Master's Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Students who do not attest the knowledge at enrolment will be required to verify it before graduation.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

Admission with international qualification

Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.

Course overview

The Master's Degree Programme aims to train high-level professionals who, merging theoretical and technical skills acquired during the course, can fit into different contexts, starting with public administrations (local, regional, national, and international) and also in the private social work sector as well as not-for-profit and for-profit organisations that operate in public interest. These are professional figures destined to promote and accompany the processes of innovation and renewal needed to respond to the social and economic changes of contemporary society. Through a wealth of knowledge and expertise in economics and business, statistics and IT, law, organisation, sociology, and a wide range of soft skills acquired through highly innovative teaching featuring the engagement and interaction of different external bodies, Master’s graduates will be able to tackle the main innovative challenges (de-bureaucratization, digitisation, sustainability) that public organisations are facing and will face in the foreseeable future, thus being a necessary asset in such a complex society.

Examination assessment and graduation

Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the work world.
Knowledge gained by the students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their course of study.
The final exam consists of writing a thesis, which must possess the characteristics of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Occupational profiles

Thanks to the high level of interdisciplinarity of the course, Master’s graduates are able to conduct independently tasks and professional activities that enable them to work within all the institutions of public administration in its broadest sense, supervisory and control bodies and all public and private enterprises that work for public administrations. Graduates will be able to interact with both the managers and technicians of the various areas of these entities (legal, quantitative, managerial), as well as with strategic figures and policy makers. They can undertake tasks of coordination and can also take on professional roles in senior management, such as manager and executive, of such organisations.
While not involving any particular specialisation, the course content is flexible, allowing students to adopt different pathways, choosing more in-depth study in each of the four areas of the course (quantitative studies, economics/business, law and sociology/organisation).