Administration and Public Policy (APP)

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-63 - Public sector administration
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The master's degree trains managers with:
- a realistic knowledge of the operating logic, or malfunctioning, of public administration
- the ability to manage human, financial, technological resources, and regulatory constraints, in complex organization
- full mastery of methods for designing, implementing and evaluating public policies
- knowledge of the standards, used in international comparisons
Administration and Public Policyis designed to train managers capable of assuming high responsibilities and coordinating projects of significant complexity
- in all areas of public administration
- in service companies
- in non-profit organizations
- in public control and auditing authorities
- in consulting companies
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

The requirements for admission to this Master's degree programme are of three types:
1. a degree in the classes listed below
2. skills and knowledge in specific academic fields (SSD)
3. a degree mark satisfying a given merit threshold.

1. Applicants must have a degree in one of the following classes (please note that class identifiers were changed in 2008; the previous ones are provided in brackets)

DEGREE CLASSES UNDER MINISTERIAL DECREE 270/04 (MD 509/99)
L-16 Administration (Class 19-Administration)
L-1 Cultural heritage (Class 13 - Cultural heritage)
L-5 Philosophy (Class 29 - Philosophy)
L-6 Geography (Class 30 -Geography)
L-7 Civil and environmental engineering (Class 8 - Civil and environmental engineering)
L-10 Humanities (Class 5 -Humanities)
L-11 Modern languages and civilisations (Class 11- Modern languages and civilisations)
L-12 Applied languages (Class 3 - Applied languages)
L-14 Legal services (Class 2 - Legal services)
L-15 Tourism  (Class 39 - Tourism)
L-18 Business administration (Class 17 - Business administration)
L-19 Education and training (Class 18 - Education and training )
L-20 Communication (Class 14 - Communication)
L-21 Town, regional and environmental planning (Class 7 - Town,regional and environmental planning)
L-24 Psychology (Class 34 - Psychology)
L-31 Computer science (Class 26 - Computer science)
L-32 Environmental sciences (Class 27 - Environmental sciences)
L-33 Economics (Class 28 - Economics)
L-36 Political science and international relations (Class 15 - Political science and international relations)
L-37 Peace studies (Class 35 - Peace studies)
L-39 Social work (Class 6 - Social work)
L-40 Sociology (Class 36 - Sociology)
L-41 Statistics (Class 37 - Statistics)
L-43 Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage (Class 41 - Conservation and restoration of cultural heritage)
Considering the interest of the public administration in recruiting professionals who combine technical, scientific and management skills, the Academic Board may also admit graduates in degree classes other than those listed above, provided that they meet the requirements set out below. The Academic Board may also admit:
- those who have obtained a four-year degree, or another Master's degree
- those who have obtained a suitable qualification abroad. 
Application forms are available in the web pages of the Master's degree programme  https://app.cdl.unimi.it/ .

2. The required disciplinary skills are defined with reference to the following groups of courses (please refer to the academic field identifier, not the course name):

Group: statistical-quantitative subjects
# of credits required for the group: 9
Academic fields: INF / 01 - Computer science; ING-INF / 05 - Data processing systems; MAT / 09 - Operational research; SECS-P / 05 - Econometrics; SECS-S / 01 - Statistics; SECS-S / 03 - Statistics for economics; SECS-S / 04 - Demographics; SECS-S / 05 - Social statistics
Group: economic-organizational subjects
# of credits required for the group: 15
Academic fields: SECS-P / 01 - Political economy; SECS-P / 02 - Economic policy; SECS-P / 03 - Finance; SECS-P / 06 - Applied economics; SECS-P / 07 - Business administration; SECS-P / 08 - Corporate finance; SECS-P / 10 - Business organization
Group: legal subjects
 # of credits required for the group: 15
Academic fields: IUS / 01 - Private law; IUS / 05 - Economic law; IUS / 07 - Labour law; IUS / 08 - Constitutional law; IUS / 09 - Public law; IUS / 10 - Administrative law; IUS / 14 - European Union law; IUS / 21 - Comparative public law
Group: decision-making and organizational processes
# of credits required for the group: 15
Academic fields: M-PSI / 05 - Social psychology; M-PSI / 06 - Psychology of work and organisations; SPS / 03 - History of political institutions; SPS / 04 - Political science; SPS / 07 - General sociology; SPS / 08 - Sociology of culture and communication; SPS / 09 - Sociology of economics and labour; SPS / 11 - Sociology of political phenomena
Group: language skills
# of credits required for the group: 6
Academic fields: L-LIN / 12 - English language and translation 
As an alternative to earning 6 credits in L-LIN / 12, candidates may submit a B1 language proficiency certificate.
In order to allow highly skilled graduates from different programmes to access this Master's degree programme, even if they do not fully meet the requirements listed above, the Academic Board, based on the admission commission's guidance, will approve a customised study plan, with curricular courses replaced, in full or in part, by courses aimed at ensuring an adequate educational background.
Should these changes to the study plan be insufficient, the Academic Board may request that the student earns further credits. Please note that it is possible to take additional exams in two ways: free of charge, during the period of enrolment in a Bachelor's degree programme, or – for those who have already graduated – by enrolling in single courses, following the procedures available on the website  www.unimi.it . 
To assist students in assessing their previous career and in the choice of any courses to be taken, we have set up a support service, managed by Prof. Gabriele Bottino ( gabriele.bottino@unimi.it ).

3. Candidates must also have a sound educational background
For the master's degree in ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY, the candidate's educational background is assessed based on the marks in their previous academic curriculum:
- for graduates who can directly access the Master's degree programme, without taking additional exams, the assessment is based on the degree mark, which must be at least 94/110;
- for graduates who can only access the programme after passing the exams referred to in point 2, the assessment is based on the weighted average of the degree mark (weighed for 180 credits) and the marks in the for-credit exams taken beyond the degree programme. This weighted average must be equal to or greater than 25/30.

The admission exam consists of an interview, which will ascertain the requirements listed in points 1, 2, and 3. 

The degree program partecipates in Erasmus and Erasmus Placement programs, with a particular focus on french and spanish University.
The student can achieve exams and a part of his/her dissertation.

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Data Analysis 9 60 Italian SECS-S/01
Performance Assessment and Social research 9 60 Italian SECS-P/07 SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Local Government 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Theories and Research Methods for Public Administrations 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Employment Relations in the Public Sector 9 60 Italian SPS/09
European Administrative Law 9 60 Italian IUS/10
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
E-Governement Law 6 40 Italian IUS/10
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
E-Government and Change Management 6 40 Italian SECS-P/10
Policy Analysis and Evaluation 9 60 Italian SPS/04
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
E-Democracy, E-Participation 6 40 Italian SPS/04
European Research and Innovation Policies 9 60 Italian SECS-P/03
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 Italian
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer skills test 3 20 Italian INF/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Language Skills: English (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - The student must achieve 9 cfu of free choice, also with exams in courses taught in other degree courses.
2 - The student must achieve 6 cfu for "other activities" through:
- assessment of advanced computer skills (3 cfu)
- assessment of advanced knowledge of english Language (3 cfu)
- traineeship (3 or 6 cfu - certifier: Prof. Gabriele Bottino, gabriele.bottino@unimi.it)
- attendance of courses, also external, or report on work, subject to the approval of Prof. Gabriele Bottino (3 or 6 cfu - gabriele.bottino@unimi.it)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer skills test 3 20 Italian Third trimester INF/01
Advanced Language Skills: English (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Data Analysis 9 60 Italian SECS-S/01
Performance Assessment and Social research 9 60 Italian SECS-P/07 SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Local Government 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Theories and Research Methods for Public Administrations 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Employment Relations in the Public Sector 9 60 Italian SPS/09
European Administrative Law 9 60 Italian IUS/10
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Tax Law 6 40 Italian IUS/12
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Local Government Law 6 40 Italian IUS/10
Policy Analysis and Evaluation 9 60 Italian SPS/04
Optional
Health Economics 6 40 Italian SECS-P/07
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Economics and Regional Policy of the European Union 6 40 Italian SECS-P/03
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
European Research and Innovation Policies 9 60 Italian SECS-P/03
Optional
Comparative Welfare Systems 6 40 Italian SPS/09
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
3 - The student must achieve 6 credits through one of the following teachings:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Health Economics 6 40 Italian Second trimester SECS-P/07
Economics and Regional Policy of the European Union 6 40 Italian Third trimester SECS-P/03
5 - The student must achieve 6 credits through one of the following teachings:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Tax Law 6 40 Italian Second semester IUS/12
Comparative Welfare Systems 6 40 Italian Undefined SPS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer skills test 3 20 Italian INF/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Language Skills: English (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - The student must achieve 9 cfu of free choice, also with exams in courses taught in other degree courses.
2 - The student must achieve 6 cfu for "other activities" through:
- assessment of advanced computer skills (3 cfu)
- assessment of advanced knowledge of english Language (3 cfu)
- traineeship (3 or 6 cfu - certifier: Prof. Gabriele Bottino, gabriele.bottino@unimi.it)
- attendance of courses, also external, or report on work, subject to the approval of Prof. Gabriele Bottino (3 or 6 cfu - gabriele.bottino@unimi.it)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Computer skills test 3 20 Italian Third trimester INF/01
Advanced Language Skills: English (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Data Analysis 9 60 Italian SECS-S/01
Performance Assessment and Social research 9 60 Italian SECS-P/07 SPS/07
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Local Government 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Theories and Research Methods for Public Administrations 6 40 Italian SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Employment Relations in the Public Sector 9 60 Italian SPS/09
European Administrative Law 9 60 Italian IUS/10
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Strategies against organized crime and paths of legality 6 40 Italian IUS/10 IUS/17
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economic and financial crime 6 40 Italian SECS-P/10
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Policy Analysis and Evaluation 9 60 Italian SPS/04
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Security and intelligence policies 6 40 Italian SPS/09
Sociology and Methods of Education on Legality 6 40 Italian SPS/09
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
European Research and Innovation Policies 9 60 Italian SECS-P/03
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 Italian
Study plan rules
4 - The student must achieve 6 credits through one of the following teachings:
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Security and intelligence policies 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/09
Sociology and Methods of Education on Legality 6 40 Italian Third trimester SPS/09
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Computer skills test 3 20 Italian INF/01
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Advanced Language Skills: English (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
Study plan rules
2 - The student must achieve 6 cfu for "other activities" through:
- assessment of advanced computer skills (3 cfu)
- assessment of advanced knowledge of english Language (3 cfu)
- traineeship (3 or 6 cfu - certifier: Prof. Gabriele Bottino, gabriele.bottino@unimi.it)
- attendance of courses, also external, or report on work, subject to the approval of Prof. Gabriele Bottino (3 or 6 cfu - gabriele.bottino@unimi.it)
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Advanced Language Skills: English (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
1 - The student must achieve 9 cfu of free choice, also with exams in courses taught in other degree courses.
Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Academic guidance tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
  • Per informazioni concernenti l'ammissione al Corso di laurea magistrale contattare il Prof. Gabriele Bottino
    gabriele.bottino@unimi.it

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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