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Info 2023/2024

Degree type
Master degree course
Duration and credits
Free access
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
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The course in brief


The course aims to train a professional profile strongly oriented:

  • to organizational innovation and change governance of complex, predominantly public organizations
  • to innovation and quality improvement of personal services of private (profit and nonprofit) institutions and service enterprises.

The training course is attendable for possible student-workers.

Learning by doing

There is a mandatory internship in a public or private company, organized in an accessible form even for students who are already working. The internship aims to maximize the relationship between the formative moment and the application moment of the acquired knowledge, through targeted projects shared between academic tutor and company tutor.

Professional outlets

Graduates in the course of study are placed in the sphere of administration both public (at all territorial levels) and private (private service companies, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations) by assuming roles of coordinating decision-making and organizational processes (after acquiring suitable experience in the field).

What you will learn

  • institutions

    Understand the transformations of institutions

  • public administration

    fostering the renewal of PA

  • public policies

    intervene in decision making

  • complex organizations

    designing organizational improvement interventions

  • territory

    analyze territorial needs

  • legal-economic factors

    Operate at the European, national and local levels


The transformation of public administration

The outgoing professional profile is attuned to the need for transformation of public administrations, related to their reconfiguration on the management level, the adoption of innovative organizational modes, and the changed ways of dealing with citizens, users, social groups and businesses.

The graduates are able to intervene within complex organizations in an innovative manner, managing the implications related to the action of change, through the development of strategies of governance.

Graduates are able to intervene within complex organizations in an innovative manner, managing the implications related to the action of change, through the development of government strategies, the coordination of decision-making processes, and the design of organizational transformations.

Soft skills

The educational pathway develops and consolidates:

  • the autonomy and critical ability, systemizing knowledge belonging to multiple disciplinary areas
  • the communicative skills in written and oral form, including through multimedia tools and in differentiated communicative contexts
  • the capacity for self-managed and continuous learning even within non-formal and informal contexts.
  • .

The in-depth study of the computer skills specific to the field of reference of the course is planned in order to reduce the gaps between the study experience and entry into the world of work.
Any study and internship experience abroad is valued.


8772_Paolo Parra Saiani
Contemporary society poses new challenges and with them many issues: the Master of Science in Administration and Public Policy degree program takes up the challenge of innovation and change in public-private relations. The goal is to enable those who complete the degree to intervene in specific contexts with flexibility, competence and practicality. Good studies

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Where we are

Department of Political Science - Dispo
Piazzale Emanuele Brignole 3a canc - West Tower
16125 Genova
+39 010 209 51131

Institute Brignole Teaching Pole (former Albergo dei Poveri)
Piazzale Emanuele Brignole 2a - East Tower
16125 Genova
+39 010 209 51296

Lecture rooms and homeroom
ground floor, 1st and 2nd floors
+39 010 209 51296
+39 010 209 51295
+39 010 209 51270

Computer lab
1st floor
+39 010 209 51297

Erico Vidal Library
2nd floor
+39 010 209 51213

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Social Sciences Single Student Desk
Piazza della Nunziata 9 r
16124 Genoa
+ 39 010 209 51890

Opening hours to the public
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.