Faculty of: Political And Social Sciences

Labour management and communication for organisations


Academic Year 2023/2024

Duration 2 years

Language Italian

Degree classes LM-88 (Sociology and social research)

Profile in Organisation Management in Global Systems (GEOR)

Coordinator: Emanuele Camillo Colombo
Professors: Augusta Isabella Alberici; Sara Balestri; Ilaria Beretta; Daniela Bragoli; Simone Carlo; Emilio Colombo; Emanuele Camillo Colombo; Laura Maria Ferri; Paolo Maria Leo Cesare Maggiolini; Giovanni Marseguerra; Patrizia Milesi; Luca Pesenti; Silvio Cotellessa; Flavio Rocchio.

The graduate programme in Organisation Management in Global Systems (GEOR) of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences aims at providing the cognitive tools and disciplinary competences necessary to manage the processes that characterise the life of organisations and enterprises, which, even when they belong to local and national systems, are nowadays necessarily integrated in a global context. In view of the growing importance of internationalisation processes, an understanding of global scenarios is an indispensable prerequisite for guiding the actions of private and social actors (cooperatives, associations, foundations, non-profit organisations) as well as public institutions.

In recent years, the university has increasingly boosted and strengthened training and research initiatives in the campus of Brescia, with a view to responding more closely to the needs of the local community. The GEOR profile is part of this strategy, as it is proposed as a suitable training tool to promote in a systematic and strategic way the collaboration of the University with the many profit and non-profit enterprises in the Brescia area.

Companies and organisations representing qualified models of dynamic and responsible entrepreneurship.

The GEOR graduate programme responds to the need to train professionals who are able to move in the fields of management, human resources management and communication in companies, organisations, private and public bodies. The development and valorisation of human capital is of strategic importance within organisations, and communication plays an essential role both in this area and in relations between organisations and society as a whole. Through a strongly interdisciplinary approach, the new graduate programme therefore offers the possibility of acquiring professional communication and management skills that are strategic for entering the labour market.

Through this programme, on the one hand you will acquire the skills required to understand the complex phenomena of communication in contemporary reality and to develop effective communication strategies, consistent with the objectives of public, private and privatesocial organisations. On the other hand, you will assimilate the competences that will enable you to work in companies with tasks related to organisational development and the management and valorisation of human resources, the definition and management of corporate welfare policies, in the perspective of roles oriented towards general management and with specific reference to the design and strategic management of innovation.

Dear students,

my colleagues and I feel all the fatigue and tribulation you are facing these months. After so many hopes of a restart, in academic activity and even more so in social life, we still find ourselves distant, in a condition of mutilated humanity.

We try to be close to you, above all and, we hope, tangibly, with the commitment to organize teaching as best we can, in compliance with the given constraints.

Please don't give up! To paraphrase an English poet of the twentieth century, don't give up because you have friends, a company, and there’s a place, a community, where we belong. I am convinced that the end of the nightmare is no longer far away. Please, continue to attend the courses, to actively participate in online lessons, to study, to discuss, as far as possible, with your colleagues, to interact even if at a distance with the teachers. Let us work together so that this time is not suspended and the journey continues.

Some practical indications:

- after the Easter break, lessons will resume, in the manner that the pandemic framework will allow, according to the schedule and pre-established timetable. We hope to be able to return to dual mode soon, which however presupposes the relocation of the campus site in the “orange zone”. As usual, you will receive information in this regard on the University's information channels. When the dual mode resumes we will return to the week planning followed for the first weeks of the second semester;

- for the Laurea magistralis final exams scheduled between 7 and 9 April, the possibility of taking the exam in person will in any case be guaranteed to all students who have requested it and wish to confirm their orientation. If Lombardy were in the orange zone, it will be possible for undergraduates to be accompanied by a maximum of 5 people, as expected. If, on the other hand, Lombardy were in the red zone, unfortunately it will not be possible to allow the presence of accompanying people. In that case, those who wish to change their orientation on presence can do so by communicating it to the competent offices;

- as you have seen, for students aiming at taking their final exam in the academic year 2019/2020 who were unable to finish the final papers or theses in time for the March-April session, an extraordinary session has been scheduled between 7 and 10 June. The specific dates are available in iCatt and on the dedicated web pages;

- as for the exams of the summer session, the schedule is confirmed, but the uncertainties related to the health situation are still such that it is not possible to define, to date, a certain scenario on the methods of delivery. In that respect, notice will be given as soon as possible.

I send you my sincere wishes for the upcoming Easter. May it be an opportunity for regeneration starting from the heart of each one!

Guido Merzoni

Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences