The Luiss master’s degree program in International Relations, taught entirely in English, offers a global mindset and interdisciplinary studies in key subjects to jump start a career with international institutions, non-governmental and governmental organizations and private companies operating around the world.
The major of the master’s degree in Diplomacy is designed to train students for careers representing Italy around the world while also providing outstanding preparation for careers with international organizations. Students majoring in Diplomacy focus on the theory and history of international relations as well as European governance.
One of the most pressing issues the course addresses is the current crisis of European institutions. In response, Luiss wants to shape a new generation of experts, ready to adapt the spirit of the original treaties to current needs and relaunch regional cooperation within the EU as well as with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.
The course also prepares students for careers addressing the migration crises, new geopolitical balances and the effects of new markets opening in Asia and Africa.
Students may choose elective courses to deepen their knowledge of themes covered in mandatory courses. They also have the opportunity to study a second language.
|Comparative History of Political Systems||6|
|Comparative Public Law||6|
|International Organizations and Human Rights||6|
|Data Analysis for Social Sciences||6|
|Demography and Social Challenges||6|
|Social and Economic Development of Mediterranean Countries||6|
|History and Culture of Mediterranean Countries||6|
|EU Neighborhood – Policies and Migrations||6|
|3 Elective courses||18|
The course is subject to approval from the Ministry of Education and the study plan could change.
The Luiss master’s program in International Relations prepares graduates for careers in diplomacy, as international security experts for both the public and private sectors and in the management of Euro-Mediterranean issues. The program furthermore responds to the growing need for highly trained figures within international organizations and the traditional diplomatic sector that are able to handle both old and new, emerging challenges.
Graduates of the program may begin careers with international and European organizations, as specialists in international and European politics, international affairs reporters, journalists, private consultants or consultants to the armed forces.
CFO Gruppo Leonardo - Finmeccanica
Graduated in Business & Management, 1996
Alessandra Genco is the CFO of Leonardo, the Italian aerospace and defense company. She was previously Vice President Group Finance, in charge of capital markets, treasury, investments and insurance activities.
Prior to joining Leonardo, she spent seven years in the US where she worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs as Vice President in their New York Office.
She covered clients across numerous industries, including financial sponsors. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a M.Sc. in Economics from Luiss Guido Carli University. She is on the board of various companies, in Europe and in the US. Strongly committed to the theme of diversity, she serves as mentor of talented young women.
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After a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, I enrolled in the Master’s program in Finance and participated in QTEM, an amazing experience both at an academic level and at a personal level, which helped me develop useful skills for the future market.
I now live in Frankfurt, where I work as an analyst in the Finance Directorate of the European Central Bank, dealing with budgeting, strategic planning, project governance and management reporting. In the future I’d like to continue this career in large-scale international institutions.