Master in 

Management of Sustainable Development Goals

First Level Specialized Master

The Master in Management of Sustainable Development Goals (MSDG) is a Specialized Master program taught entirely in English. It builds on a double blended learning approach. First, it combines face-to-face and online teaching – via the most advanced web/communication technologies – supporting student/faculty continuous interaction.
Second, MSDG blends a Knowledge-based part – theory, practice and technical skills relating to the UN Agenda’s SD goals – with a Professional-based part – a set of strategic competencies to manage international projects on SD. MSDG hinges on an extensive range of fundamentals, core courses and applied projects. With its problem-solving focus MSDG will allow you to indulge your passion using a systemic, holistic and skills-based approach in a truly global perspective.

Program Director
Giovanni Ferri

Ensuring Sustainability is the greatest challenge of our time

Dealing with both environmental and social emergencies is key to preserve humanity’s future. In his Encyclical letter Laudato si’ Pope Francis reminded us of the need to endorse an ‘integral ecology’ approach where preserving nature and respecting the dignity of each person must be achieved jointly.

Giovanni Ferri

MSDG Director

Become a Sustainable Manager

MSDG graduates are expected to move on to a diverse range of careers implementing sustainable development and dealing with the real environmental and social challenges facing humanity.

The program is of particular relevance to those planning to work, or working in:


Private sector


Government ministries


International and non-governmental organizations


Applied research and teaching

Cost and Scolarships

Cost of Tuition & Fees:  € 10,000.00 (+ € 16 of stamp duty)

The First Call for Applications (deadline September 10) offers 10 scholarships as described below:

The deadline for applications without scholarship is October 31


Becoming professionals in Sustainability means working for shared prosperity. Do you want to be part of those who ruined the planet or the ones who fought to save it? Be the change you want to see in the world.

Alvise Pisenti

I believe in positive thought, search and action which I got from LUMSA University.

I think everyone should focus on both personal and professional development.

Namuna Shrestha

To be admitted

Students must:

  • Have a Bachelor in Natural/Hard Sciences (Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Comminication, Economics, International Relations, Law, Management, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) or in Humanities (History, Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Theology).
  • Prove English language proficiency by means of: (this requirement is waived for candidates whose mother tongue is English) Cambridge FCE or IELTS or TOEFL or Level B of English Knowledge by Certification or oral exam with MSDG commission.
  • Take an interview via Skype with the MSDG Director.


Send your application

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