The Master with major in Sustainability and Energy Industry focuses on the transfer of basic knowledge about the Energy industry as well as developing a thorough knowledge of the Energy ecosystem. Students will learn managerial skills and develop an understanding of the environmental and societal dimensions required to guide their actions.
The programme is taught in English and takes place at Milano Luiss Hub.
Objectives of the Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry
The energy industry is at the centre of the economic and social scenarios worldwide. It is a system shaped by a series of complex trade-offs. The?complexity of the sector?requires a?well-grounded understanding of a variety of elements, both theoretical and practical.
The Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry provides a solid foundation in the energy industry, as well as a thorough knowledge of the energy ecosystem. Students acquire managerial skills and develop an understanding of the environmental and societal dimensions required to operate in the sector.
The programme gives participants an in-depth understanding of:
- building T-shaped capabilities,?providing the business foundation to leverage?technological expertise and become industry leaders
- cutting-edge?financial instruments?to manage energy projects
- emerging business models?and the challenges provided by the impact of?new geopolitics
- interaction with?institutions, to gain advantage from the correct interpretation and use of the regulatory environment
- trends?and?evolutional dynamics, with a focus on?renewable energy, opportunities and?sustainability
Diploma and ECTS
The?Master in International Management – Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry is a?one-year Master of Science?equivalent to “Master Universitario di I livello” in accordance with the Italian university system. It provides students with at least?60 ECTS?– European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. At the end of the Programme, the Master’s Diploma “Master Universitario di I livello” will be conferred to participants who have passed exams or others assessment tests envisaged in the study program
The Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry is aimed at recent graduates — or those graduating soon— interested in developing competencies in the energy industry.
The Programme enables graduates to undertake career paths in a wide range of organisations in the industry, including positions such as:
- Business Development Manager
- Energy Efficiency Consultant
- Energy Investment Analyst
- Energy Project Manager
- Environmental Manager
The curriculum of the Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry is designed to ensure and support the progressive professional and personal growth of students who benefit from a productive learning experience: lessons, case studies, group work sessions, and a high-level faculty comprised of both academics and professionals.
During the Master’s Degree Programme, students receive constant support from the Career Service Office that helps them increase their employability and find a curricular internship.
The induction week is an introductive week to the Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry during which students can settle in and familiarise themselves with life on campus. Ice-breaking labs, seminars, workshops, and presentations allow students to meet their classmates and get a better idea of the services offered by Luiss Business School, as well as curricular and extracurricular activities.
General management courses aim to give all students the necessary business management foundations in order to better understand new concepts that will be introduced during the core and advanced courses. The general management courses provide students with an overview that is highly useful upon entering the job market.
- Financial Management
- International Economics
- Strategic Management
The core courses introduce students to industry-focused concepts that are specific to this major. These courses provide students with the key principles and skills they need to better understand their chosen sector.
- Organization & HRM
- Megatrends in the Energy Ecosystem
- Technologies for sustainability in the energy industry: smart grid, IoT and smart mobility
- Financial Modelling for Energy
- Project Financing for Energy
- Oil & Gas: Industry Fundamentals Challenged by New Sources and New Geopolitics
- Renewable energy and sustainable development
- Transformation in Power Utilities
The advanced courses provide students with an in-depth perspective on specific aspects of international business by adopting a more practical approach.
- Understanding Institutions: Opportunities and Constraints
- Strategy for a sustainable Growth in Energy Business
- Managing Risks in Energy Industry
- Market Design and the Role of Trade and Traders
- Taxation in the Energy Sector
- Increased Efficiency, Reduced Emissions
- Retail Management in the Energy Market
Learning labs focus on personal development. During the programme, students develop cross-functional and soft skills by attending sessions to cultivate intellectual flexibility, develop problem solving skills, learn to adapt in diverse situations and refine cross-cultural awareness.
The curricular internship is generally done at the end of the Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry and represents an opportunity for students to combine theory and hands-on experience, coming into direct contact with professionals working in the industry. The Career Service Office supports students in their search for internship opportunities, thus helping to broaden their career prospects and giving them the possibility to acquire the necessary work experience, both increasing and improving their skills while expanding their business network.
The field project is a great opportunity for students to put into practice the knowledge and competences acquired during the Master’s Degree Programme. Each type of field project helps students to move faster in their career path. Students will combine theory and practice, build professional connections, gain relevant work experience, strengthen their creative and analytical skills, thus increasing their future employability.
The field project can be one of the following:
- internship: from educational training to the job reality! Students participate in an internship that will follow the educational programme
- entrepreneurial project: students develop their own business idea, from the idea creation to the business plan and go-to-market
- research project: students develop a research-based project on a subject selected with faculty members
Direction and Coordination Scientific Director
Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, Luiss Business School
Marco Alverà,?Chief Executive Officer, SNAM Federica Brunetta,?Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy and Technology and Innovation Management, Luiss Guido Carli University
Learning labs focus on personal development and are tailored to specific focuses. Students develop cross-functional and soft skills by attending sessions during which they cultivate intellectual flexibility, develop problem solving skills, learn to adapt to diverse situations and refine cross-cultural awareness.
The lab aims to help students to further develop the ten key skills outlined by the World Economic Forum 2020. The lab is organised in collaboration with Luiss Business School’s Career Service Office.
This lab aims to create an entrepreneurial framework and to allow students to put what they have learnt in class into practice. Students learn basic mechanisms that allow them to launch a new business by means of a business plan. The lab provides students with useful insights to lay out a business idea, create a business plan, draft a marketing and fundraising campaign, and define the organisational structure.
Social, Environmental and Impact Lab
This lab sensitises students to current global issues related to sustainability. Students analyse business cases and present creative and innovative solutions that consider social, economic and environmental impact. Students then come up with solutions that to decrease the impact on a social, environmental and economic scale.
This lab allows students to develop and acquire new skills using their creativity. The lab helps participants to create a work environment that values individuals by increasing personal motivation and favouring integration with other group components in order to obtain better results.
Digital Skills Lab
The Digital Skills Lab increases students’ comprehension of the organisational impact that the digital era has on businesses.
Project Management Lab
The lab aims to provide the vocabulary and basic knowledge of the Project Management field in order to effectively contribute to various aspects of the planning and execution of a project. Furthermore, the lab highlights the critical success factors of a project. The lab gives students basic knowledge of Project Management concepts, highlighting the fundamental differences between a project and a programme. Students study the five group processes for the management of a project.
This lab gives students the presentation tools necessary for the world of business. The lab is divided into four sections: personal branding, writing with impact, public speaking and pitching.