Environmental and food economics

Giovani spighe di grano in campo
Laurea magistrale
A.A. 2020/2021
LM-76 - SCIENZE ECONOMICHE PER L AMBIENTE E LA CULTURA
Laurea magistrale
120
Crediti
Accesso
Libero con valutazione dei requisiti di accesso
2
Anni
Sede
Milano
Lingua
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 resource economics and in the economics and management of the agri-food chain 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, management and innovation of the agri-food sector, internationalization of agri-food companies, food security issues and rural development. The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics represents a novelty in the Italian university system, by combining topics of environmental and climate change economics with the economics and management of the agri-food sector, carefully selects the contents of its courses, and for being taught entirely in English.
The Master degree in Environmental and Food Economics is organized in two curricula: i. Environmental and Energy Economics; ii. 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, as well as the green economy.
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 security, and rural development (FAO, World Bank, OECD, and the European Commission).
Statistiche occupazionali (Almalaurea)
- Pre-requisites for admission
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) in any 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 (see official course's website https://efe.cdl.unimi.it/en). (Note, crash courses are only for admitted students).

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

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 1. be English mother tongue; 2. have obtained a high-school diploma in English; 3. have obtained a Bachelor's or other first-level university degree in English. Students who do not meet any of the requirements listed in points 1, 2 and 3 must have a B2 level or higher in English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For an overview of CEFR levels, please see: https://www.unimi.it/en/study/language-proficiency/placement-tests-entr….
Students meeting the above requirements 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, and the above mentioned skills.

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).

- Practical instructions
Applicants, both foreign and Italian holding a bachelor's degree or expecting to obtain it by December 31st, 2020, must apply for admission to the EFE program from March 1st to June 30th, 2020. Non-EU Applicants from outside Italy holding a non-Italian bachelor's degree or expecting to obtain it by December 31st, 2020, must submit a pre-application at the Italian Embassy of their own country. Applicants will be selected on the basis of an interview, which aim is to ascertaining the applicants' motivations as well as their personal knowledge, competences, and skills in the core areas of the EFE program. For an idea of the appropriate level of knowledge, competences, and skills, candidates may consult the following textbooks:

Economics:
- Varian H., Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach, 8th edition, Norton, New York, N.Y., 2009. Chapters: 1-6, 14-16, 18-24.

Quantitative methods:
- Haeusserl E. F., R. S. Paul, R. J. Wood, Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 13th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2010. Chapters: 0-6, 10-14.

Applicants will be contacted for a skype interview.

Further detailed information concerning the EFE program are available at https://efe.cdl.unimi.it/en. For any other information, please contact the program secretariat: efe@unimi.it; tel. +39 02 503-16475; fax +39 02 503-111.

Please consult the degree course web site for further information and updates: https://efe.cdl.unimi.it/en.
· ERASMUS+ PROGRAM
The degree in Environmental and Food Economics offers the opportunity to study at several European universities, where students will be able to attend lectures and obtain credits for their degree. Our partners are selected among the most prestigious academic institutions: France (Rennes), Finland (University of Helsinki), Germany (University of Gottingen), Greece (University of Athens), Netherlands (Wageningen University), Poland (University of Warsaw), Spain (University of Madrid-Politenica), Switzerland (University of Geneve).
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.
Attendance is strongly recommended

Elenco insegnamenti

Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Advanced microeconomics 8 80 Inglese SECS-P/01
Environmental accounting and management 12 104 Inglese SECS-P/07 SECS-P/08
- Accounting6
- Environmental management6
Mathematics for economics 6 56 Inglese MAT/06
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Economics and politics of the agrifood sector 14 112 Inglese AGR/01
- Agrifood economics7
- International agrifood markets and policies7
Environmental and natural resource economics 8 64 Inglese SECS-P/01
Statistics and econometrics 9 80 Inglese SECS-P/05 SECS-S/01
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Energy economics 6 48 Inglese SECS-P/01
Environmental and food law 6 48 Inglese IUS/13
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Economic history 6 48 Inglese SECS-P/12
Global and climate change economics 6 48 Inglese SECS-P/01
Sustainable development 6 48 Inglese SECS-P/01
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Stage 3 0 Inglese
Final exam 21 0 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Food industry design technology and innovation 6 48 Inglese AGR/15
Social media for environmental communication 3 20 Inglese SECS-P/08
Water resources sustainable economy 3 20 Inglese ICAR/02
Regole di composizione
- Open choice courses: 9 CFU
The student can employ part or all of the 9 CFU of freely chosen activities in attending one ore more of the following courses:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Food industry design technology and innovation 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre AGR/15
Social media for environmental communication 3 20 Inglese Secondo semestre SECS-P/08
Water resources sustainable economy 3 20 Inglese Secondo semestre ICAR/02
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Advanced microeconomics 8 80 Inglese SECS-P/01
Environmental accounting and management 12 104 Inglese SECS-P/07 SECS-P/08
- Accounting6
- Environmental management6
Mathematics for economics 6 56 Inglese MAT/06
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Economics and politics of the agrifood sector 14 112 Inglese AGR/01
- Agrifood economics7
- International agrifood markets and policies7
Environmental and natural resource economics 8 64 Inglese SECS-P/01
Statistics and econometrics 9 80 Inglese SECS-P/05 SECS-S/01
Primo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Environmental and food law 6 48 Inglese IUS/13
Food chain in the global market 6 48 Inglese AGR/01
Food marketing and consumer behavior 6 48 Inglese AGR/01
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Economic history 6 48 Inglese SECS-P/12
Food security and rural development 6 48 Inglese AGR/01
Attività conclusive
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Obbligatorio
Stage 3 0 Inglese
Final exam 21 0 Inglese
Secondo semestre
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua SSD
Facoltativo
Food industry design technology and innovation 6 48 Inglese AGR/15
Social media for environmental communication 3 20 Inglese SECS-P/08
Water resources sustainable economy 3 20 Inglese ICAR/02
Regole di composizione
- Open choice courses: 9 CFU
The student can employ part or all of the 9 CFU of freely chosen activities in attending one ore more of the following courses:
Attività formative Crediti Ore totali Lingua Periodo SSD
Food industry design technology and innovation 6 48 Inglese Secondo semestre AGR/15
Social media for environmental communication 3 20 Inglese Secondo semestre SECS-P/08
Water resources sustainable economy 3 20 Inglese Secondo semestre ICAR/02
Sede
Milano
Sedi didattiche
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Via Celoria, 2 - 20133 MILAN
Presidente del Collegio didattico
Tutor per i piani di studio
Referente AQ del corso di studio
Contatti

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  • l'importo della prima rata è uguale per tutti
  • l'importo della seconda rata varia in base al valore ISEE Università, al Corso di laurea di iscrizione e alla posizione (in corso/fuori corso da un anno oppure fuori corso da più di un anno).
  • per i corsi on line è prevista una rata suppletiva.

Sono previste:

  • agevolazioni per gli studenti con elevati requisiti di merito
  • importi diversificati in base al Paese di provenienza per gli studenti internazionali con reddito e patrimonio all'estero
  • agevolazioni per gli studenti internazionali con status di rifugiato

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