Systematic observation and research affirm that companies that achieve results of excellence are those that are able to activate more rapidly effective learning processes, to understand the characteristics of the different contexts in which they operate, to create new organisational solutions through continuous processes of change. The skills that companies now require of graduates are increasingly more connected to this context, which has become multidimensional, defined not only in the specific content of the responsibilities attributed to the job position and the activities carried out, but also in corporate strategies, in the organisation of tasks, in management choices, in the corporate culture and in the characteristics of businesses.
Some dimensions of knowledge and knowhow that were previously considered negligible or subordinate to others have become important and, at the same time, their level of interdependence has increased. Skills and knowledge are closely linked: knowledge creates value if it is applied. The skills needed to support these conditions of excellence are key elements of the design of the Graduate degree in Management for Business. This Graduate degree programme develops skills and knowledge together using active learning methodologies, which encourage the use and application of acquired knowledge, 'putting the learner to work'. The professional profile that the Graduate degree in Management intends to train must be able to conceive problems according to a broad and differentiated number of perspectives, which is the only way to keep together different needs, multiple and complex relationships and to effectively manage professional and highly motivated people.
The Graduate degree programme in Management, which belongs to the LM-77 class-Economic and Business Sciences, aims to provide students with an advanced level of training in the management of companies, both profit and non-profit, private and public, operating in Italy and internationally.
The development of the following competences, knowledge and skills are specific learning objectives:
- advanced knowledge of the new and emerging problems of business management of complex organisations, characterised by intense dynamics, both competitive and of organisational change, as well as of strategic reorientation and the related solution possibilities that favour an integrated view of these problems;
- ability to manage interpersonal relations with superiors, colleagues and subordinates, so as to bring the student closer to the inter- and intra-organisational dynamics that characterise almost all companies or other private and public organisations, regardless of size and structure, and always with a view to the international, intercultural and difference perspective in general;
- methodological skills closely linked to both the socio-organisational and governance variables, the latter referring specifically to the possibility of covering - in perspective - positions of responsibility in the administration and governance of private and public companies; in particular, the behavioural variables that enable and/or facilitate a rapid and effective introduction into the world of work are addressed;
- professional and cultural knowledge, appropriately balanced both in functional and procedural logic, enabling to work as experts and consultants as well as entrepreneurs and managers in the industrial and service sectors, public and private.