ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD ECONOMICS-enrolled from 2014/15 academic year

Area Scienze Agrarie e Alimentari
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2016/2017
LM-76 - Scienze economiche per l'ambiente e la cultura
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Inglese
The relationship between the environment, natural resources, and the agri-food system plays a central role in the development of modern societies. The issues of sustainable economic development, the management of natural and energy resources, and the sustainability of the agri-food system represent new economic and policy challenges. The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics provides the conceptual and analytical tools for participants to be able to address those challenges. Advanced expertise in economics and business administration and management, quantitative methods, and specific theoretical and applied knowledge in environmental and natural resources economics and in the economics and management of the agri-food system is provided. The aim is to equip students with a solid understanding of the instruments to promote sustainable economic development, the management of natural resources (water, soil, energy), environmental and energy policies, working of the agri-food system, innovation in the agri-food sector, internationalization of agri-food companies, food safety and rural development. The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics, for combining the economics of environment and of agri-food, for the choice and content of its courses, and for being taught entirely in English, represents a novelty in the Italian university system.
The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics is organized in two curricula: Environmental and Energy Economics; Economics and Management of the Agri-Food System. The professional profiles that characterize the two curricula can be summarized as follows.
The professional profile of the Environmental and Energy Economics curriculum is more oriented to the world of institutions, both public and private, with job opportunities in national, EU, and international institutions, public administration, Energy Authorities, FAO, OECD, European Commission, public and private research organizations, and research departments of large national and multinational companies.
The professional profile of the Economics and Management of the Agri-Food System curriculum is more oriented to the world of private business with job opportunities in agri-food companies (small and medium enterprises, multinationals, GDO) as well as in producer organizations and national, EU, and international institutions that carry out research and studies in the fields of agricultural and food policies, food safety, and rural development (FAO, World Bank, OECD, and the European Commission).
http://statistiche.almalaurea.it/universita/statistiche/trasparenza?cod…
To attend the Master programme in Environmental and Food Economics it is necessary to possess an adequate knowledge of mathematics, economics and statistics at the undergraduate level. The Master programme can be attended by Students with an Italian three-year undergraduate degree (ex. DM 270/04 or equivalent ex. DM 509/99) from one of the following classes:

Geografia (L-6),
Ingegneria civile e ambientale (L-7), Ingegneria dell'informazione (L-8), Ingegneria industriale (L-9), Scienze biologiche (L-13),
Scienze del turismo (L.15),
Scienze dell'amministrazione e dell'organizzazione (L-16), Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18),
Scienze della pianificazione territoriale, urbanistica paesaggistica e ambientale (L-21), Scienze e tecnologie agrarie e forestali (L-25),
Scienze e tecnologie alimentari (L-26), Scienze e tecnologie chimiche (L-27), Scienze e tecnologie fisiche (L-30), Scienze e tecnologie informatiche (L-31),
Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e la natura (L-32), Scienze economiche (L-33),
Scienze geologiche (L-34), Scienze matematiche (L-35),
Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (L-36),
Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37), Sociologia (L-40),
Statistica (L-41), Storia (L-42),
Tecnologie per la conservazione e il restauro dei beni culturali (L-43).

Students having obtained an undergraduate degree in classes other than those listed above and students with foreign degrees are admitted to the programme subject to a favorable decision by the Didactic Committee or by an ad hoc committee named by it.

There are minimum requirements in order to be admitted to the programme:

- at least 6 ECTS credits in the area of mathematics and statistics (MAT/01 - MAT/09 - SECS-S/06);
- at least 6 ECTS credits in the area of economics and agricultural economics (AGR/01, SECS-P/01 - SECS-P/06, ING-IND/35);
- at least 6 ECTS credits in the area of management (AGR/01, SECS-P/07-SECS-P/11, ING-IND/35);

Students who do not comply with the above prerequisites can fulfill them by attending crash courses in the above areas to be held starting at the end of August.

Students with foreign qualification are expected to meet the requirements equivalent to the minimum ones required to students with an Italian degree. The existence pre-requisites will be verified by a special committee appointed by the Didactic Committee.

Students meeting the above requirements are admitted to the programme and are invited to an interview for admission (in English). The interview, done remotely via electronic devices if necessary, is aimed at verifying the motivations of the candidates, the above mentioned skills and the knowledge of the English language.

Each applicant must submit his application for admission, a letter of motivation and at least one letter of recommendation (this apply only to foreign students).
· ERASMUS+ PROGRAM
In line with the nature of the course, international mobility is very desirable.
Students enrolled on the course may spend a study period abroad under the ERASMUS+ program (take courses, take exams, prepare theses, carry out research) obtaining recognition for their academic career from the educational experience.
Erasmus+ also provides Placements, that is, the opportunity for a traineeship in companies and other organisations abroad. The new Erasmus+ program provides the following new study and placement opportunities: a) 12 months abroad (study periods and placements); b) placements, including for new graduates (within 12 months of completing a degree). Students who have already studied or had a placement abroad may apply to Erasmus+ nevertheless remembering that the possible total of 12 months for each Erasmus+ study cycle include the months previously spent abroad.
Information: http://www.demm.unimi.it/ecm/home/didattica/erasmus
Attendance is strongly recommended.

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Advanced microeconomics 8 80 Inglese
Environmental accounting and management 12 96 Inglese
- Accounting6
- Environmental management6
Mathematics for economics 6 56 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Economics and politics of the agrifood sector 14 120 Inglese
- Agrifood economics7
- International agrifood markets and policies7
Environmental and natural resource economics 8 64 Inglese
Statistics and econometrics 9 80 Inglese
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Energy economics 6 48 Inglese
Environmental and food law 6 48 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Economic history 6 48 Inglese
Economics of growth and sustainability 6 48 Inglese
Global and climate change economics 6 48 Inglese
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Stage 3 Inglese
Prova finale 21 Inglese
Regole di composizione
- A scelta dello studente: CFU 9
Suggested pre-requisites:
1. Mathematics for economics for the Advanced Microeconomics course;
2. Others prerequisites can be suggested by professors.
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Advanced microeconomics 8 80 Inglese
Environmental accounting and management 12 96 Inglese
- Accounting6
- Environmental management6
Mathematics for economics 6 56 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Economics and politics of the agrifood sector 14 120 Inglese
- Agrifood economics7
- International agrifood markets and policies7
Environmental and natural resource economics 8 64 Inglese
Statistics and econometrics 9 80 Inglese
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Environmental and food law 6 48 Inglese
Food chain in the global market 6 48 Inglese
Food marketing and consumer behavior 6 48 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Economic history 6 48 Inglese
Food security and rural development 6 48 Inglese
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua
Obbligatorio
Stage 3 Inglese
Prova finale 21 Inglese
Regole di composizione
- A scelta dello studente: CFU 9
Suggested pre-requisites:
1. Mathematics for economics for the Advanced Microeconomics course;
2. Others prerequisites can be suggested by professors.
Presidente del Collegio Didattico
ALESSANDRO OLPER
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