Professional Master’s programmes
Today’s organisations across all sectors have to face an increasing level of uncertainty and complexity. This requires executives to embrace a new set of skills necessary to work effectively in this volatile context.
Our Professional Master’s Programmes cover key areas to allow participants to gain competitive advantage, from digital transformation to organisational change. Furthermore, our programmes are built to allow participants to stir their passion and acquire expertise on specific topics, with groundbreaking knowledge provided by our Faculty as well as leaders in specific fields, from sustainability to the agri-food system, from luxury to sport, from healthcare to risk management.
Venice School of Management’s Professional Master’s Programmes are aimed at both recent graduates and professionals who want to enrich their competence in specific areas, as well as companies. Each training path includes top - level academic courses, devised thanks to the collaboration with important business partners, to support the development of a competitive skill-set, help students gain the ability to manage their own challenges, as well as those of complex organisations.
All VSM Professional Master’s Programmes are designed and managed in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari Challenge School.
1st cycle professional master’s programmes
Tourism economics and management
Duration: 1 year with 500 hours of internship/project work
Location: CISET - the International Centre for Studies on Tourism Economics, Treviso Palazzo San Paolo
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Description of Tourism economics and management
The Master in Tourism Economics and Management was launched in 1993, to offer high-level managerial training in the field of tourism. Thanks to the collaboration with several groundbreaking partners, today it has broadened its spectrum of training, covering also topics such as digital tourism, hospitality, experiential tourism with a focus on itineraries and cultural routes, and sustainable tourism. By continuously innovating, it has become a training path of excellence, and currently one of the most popular masters in tourism among those available.
Description of Sustainability management
In the current economic and social context, Sustainability management plays a fundamental role in terms of supporting a company's ability to generate long-term value. The Master in Sustainability Management explores the topic of sustainability and the related managerial tools, from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
Students will have the opportunity to work on real-life challenges with companies, while being guided and inspired by our top faculty, innovative entrepreneurs, business minds and professionals in the field.
Food and wine culture: promoting the excellence of "Made in Italy"
Duration: 02/2023 - 12/2023
Location: Ca’ Foscari Challenge School
More information: Food and wine culture: promoting the excellence of "Made in Italy" [ITA]
Description of Food and wine culture: promoting the excellence of "Made in Italy"
The agri-food sector plays a strong strategic role within the Italian economy. Currently, it witnesses a kaleidoscopic set of changes that requires a fast adaptation of the companies involved: from the variety and variability in consumer behaviours that has been amplified by globalisation and the influence of digital media, to the consequences of the pandemic, from geopolitical uncertainties and the focus on sustainability to Farm-to-Fork strategies.
These elements make the picture for companies in this field very challenging. The master aims at training professionals who can help companies to face current complexities, such as those described above. Students will be equipped with in-depth knowledge on the specificities of the agri-food system and on the characteristics of supply chains.
Also, they will be guided to become experts in enhancing the story and culture of the territories that are part of the Italian agri-food ecosystem, and to promote them abroad. The programme includes collaboration with important industry partners, company visits, analysis of case studies, laboratorial activities and a Summer School.
Partners: Albarella, Amarelli, Bortolomiol, Bottega SpA, Callipo, Casa Paladin, Cecchetto, Cecchi, Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Col D'Orcia, Conad [ITA], Consorzio tutela prosecco DOC, Creabio, Cuorebio, Ecor, Fairtrade Italia [ITA], Fiorital, Fraccaro Spumadoro SpA, Germinal Bio, Goppion Caffé, H-FARM, Hausbrandt, I Bibanesi, Lattebusche [ITA], Molino Rachello, Monograno Felicetti, Naturasì [ITA], Rotaliana, Serena Wines, Sgambaro, Toscano, Valsana, Zonin, 32 via dei Birrai
Luxury client advisor and store management
Description of Luxury client advisor and store management
Born from the collaboration with the LVMH Institute of Crafts of Excellence (IME), the Master offers a unique learning opportunity to develop a strong specialisation in the sector of luxury products.
The course will allow students to acquire a dual theoretical-practical training, and also includes an internship in one of the ‘Maison of the LVMH’ group’s boutiques.
Partners: LVMH and brands such as Bulgari, Christian Dior, DFS, Fendi, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Sephora
Sport business and strategies
Description of Sport business and strategies
Nowadays, the economic dimension of the sport system positions it among the main economic sectors, thanks to the impact generated on the GDP worldwide. This has created a need for professionals with specific skills and knowledge to work in this field, because of its specificies.
The Master in Sport Business and Strategies will guide students to learn how to manage purchasing processes, strategies, communication and sponsorship, and to become successful leaders in the Sport system.
Students will have the opportunity to visit some of the most prestigious realities of Italian sport, including A.C. Milan and CONI.
Mobility innovation and management
Description of Mobility innovation and management
Being strategic innovators implies the ability to combine an open-minded attitude and a strategic approach. This is an important skill set in order to clearly identify new consumer’s needs and potential business opportunities offered by new technologies. This scenario forms the basis for the need to train new highly skilled professionals, who are able to integrate knowledge that ranges from economic-managerial topics to urban planning and sustainable mobility systems development.
The objective of the Master is to guide future managers in this field to allow them to acquire the skill set they need to redesign a more sustainable mobility system, from a financial, social and environmental perspective.
Partners: Volkswagen [ITA], ATVO - Viaggiamo con voi, Gruppo Autotorino SpA [ITA], Birò [ITA], Centre for Experimental Research in Management and Economics (CERME), Quintegia, Accenture, Mobility Up [ITA]
2nd cycle professional master's programmes
Risk management, internal audit & fraud (RIAF)
Description of Risk management, internal audit & fraud
The Master in Risk Management, Internal Audit & Fraud - RIAF aims to train professionals able to interpret and manage the most recent regulatory and market dynamics related to corporate governance.
The risks that companies have to face on a daily basis have significantly increased in both number and complexity, as a result of technological innovations, regulatory changes and unforeseen events, such as the pandemic emergency. In this context, risk analysis and the establishment of an effective internal control system become essential, in order to create long-term value. Among others, the risk of fraud is one of the most insidious and, at the same time, underestimated problems. Indeed, companies suffer damages for fraud with an estimated cost of approximately 5% of the turnover.
Usually, the level of attention to risk management and internal auditing decreases with the size of the company. The recent Code of Business Crisis and Insolvency implies instead a cultural change, especially in smaller companies, requiring them to pay more attention to risk analysis and to the implementation of an internal control system.
The RIAF Master will allow students to work on specific cases and to face different scenarios related to the covered topics.
Description of Healthcare management
The healthcare sector requires increasingly competent and problem-solving oriented managers, with the necessary knowledge for the governance of the healthcare system and for the management of healthcare companies, being them public or private structures.
The Master in Healthcare Management aims to train students to develop knowledge, skills and abilities in planning, administration and management for the activities that are part of the healthcare system, and essential to take over organisational responsibilities. The programme is suitable for both those who already work in the healthcare system as well as post-graduate candidates.
The Master alternates frontal lectures with exercises, project works, laboratorial activities, company testimonials and company visits.
Description of Welfare management
The current complexity of the public and private welfare system requires specific skills to rethink its models and implement them, and to intercept and manage national, regional and European funds.
The Master in Welfare Management wants to train highly qualified professionals, able to operate in the field of corporate and contractual Welfare, in for-profit and non-profit enterprises active in the world of Welfare as well as in social innovation, and trade unions.
Partners: Ascom - Servizi Padova SpA [ITA], Codess Sociale, Confassociazioni [ITA], EBVF - Ente Bilaterale Veneto F.V.G. [ITA], CISL - FISASCAT [ITA], Fondazione Marzotto [ITA], Fondazione Angelo e Mafalda Molinari Onlus [ITA], Generali, Medì - Società di Mutuo Soccorso [ITA], Milc Foundation Onlus [ITA], Noi!Welfare [ITA], Sanifonds Trentino [ITA], U.R.I.P.A. - Unione Regionale Istituti Per Anziani Della Regione Veneta [ITA], Veneto Lavoro [ITA], Veneto Welfare [ITA], Welfare Insieme - Imprese, Famiglie, Territorio [ITA]
Management of cultural assets and activities
Description of Management of cultural assets and activities
This Dual Master in Management of Cultural Assets and Activities was created in partnership with the ESCP Business School of Paris, to train professionals who can manage projects and challenges related to the field of arts and culture.
Students will be guided by our Faculty and will come into contact with innovative minds in this field, who will help participants become the future leaders in the world of arts, and contribute to solving societal challenges through arts and culture.
Partners: Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro - Palazzo Vendramin Grimani, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Gallerie dell'Accademia Venezia, Marsilio Arte [ITA], Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana [ITA], Venetian Cluster
Description of Strategy innovation
Being strategic innovators implies the combining an open-minded attitude and a strategic approach, which are able to lead to the identification of new consumer’s needs and of potential business opportunities offered by new technologies.
The Master in Strategy Innovation intends to systematically explore the entire strategic innovation process, starting from the generation of a new idea, up to the creation of new companies (startups) or the radical redefinition of the business model of existing companies (re-startup).
The objective of the Master is to convey a change of perspective from the point of view of strategic innovation, to train managers who are prepared for the challenges related to the redefinition of business models and the management of corporate innovation.
Last update: 27/02/2024