How to graduate in International Management

To graduate with a master degree a student must obtain at least 120 credits.

A student obtains credits awarded in the final exam following discussion of the master degree thesis, which is a piece of original work drawn up by the student under the guidance of a lecturer who performs the role of supervisor.

A student is admitted to the final exam:
after having completed at least the credits relating to the exams in the curricular courses, both obligatory and those freely chosen as per the regulations for each course, and 3 University credits regarding training activities for the preparation of the thesis (present in a number of second-cycle degree courses, certified by the course director); 
when their supervisor considers that the thesis drawn up is satisfactory and signs the title page.

If an internship is included in the master degree course, it is aimed at preparing for the degree thesis and does not give rise, in itself, to the recognition of credits. In addition, such internship must be organised in such a way as to allow the student to combine their study and thesis preparation with the work activities performed in the relevant organisation.

Assignment of the thesis
A student may request the assignment of a topic for the second-cycle degree thesis and of a supervisor when a maximum of 15 credits are missing for completion of their studies (obligatory and free choice exams).

Students are assessed by an appropriate commission, appointed by the faculty board for each second-cycle degree course. The thesis topic and the name of the supervisor (involving an up-to-date review of theses assigned) are assigned for the purpose of:

a) allowing for a fair distribution of teaching commitments between course lecturers;
b) avoiding excessive periods of time for the completion of a thesis and the obsolescent nature of certain theses.
Every second-cycle degree course has its own rules regarding the procedures for assigning students degree theses to be prepared, as described below.

Master degree course in International Management
For the assignment of the thesis, please click here.

Access to the final exam: rules and deadlines

at least a month before the graduation session students have to

  • access the ESSE3 reserved area and fill in the online Graduation application form
  • choose the graduation session date
  • check the “Exams taken” form and fill in the “Not taken exams” form, if necessary
  • add the data related to the thesis (title, supervisor, etc. ...), which may be modified up to 21 days before graduation

at least 21 days before the graduation session students have to

  • complete their graduation application
  • state that the thesis is research work
  • provide the final title of the thesis
  • indicate the name of the supervisor and any co-speaker
  • upload the abstract - summary of the thesis in Italian and possibly in English
  • type at least 5 keywords
  • state if they want their data to be inserted into Alma Laurea database. If students do not want it, they must declare it by filling in the online questionnaire.
  • select "completa domanda conseguimento titolo" in order not to lose all the data entered. This confirmation is essential for the application to be successful.

payment of stamps

Students must provide for the payment of stamps from their personal page in Esse3, under the item Taxes, the total sum is 32.00 euros (16 euros for the graduation application and 16 euros for the degree parchment)
By entering their application, the system automatically invoices 2 stamps, one for the graduation application and one for the release of the degree parchment, so the stamp on the graduation application will be in a virtual way. The Student Secretariat will check the regularity of payments.
The degree application must not be printed, must not be signed (neither by the student nor by the supervisor or co-speaker) and must not be sent to any office.
Within 21 days before the graduation session, all the exams in the curriculum must be taken. The competent offices have the right to check it. For further information about it, please write to
The deadline for uploading the documents to the student secretariat office (21 days) coincides with the deadline for taking exams; the exam transcript may be done later so students are invited to inform the teacher responsible for that exam of their degree so that they can proceed in due time.
The deadline also coincides with the deadline for filing the thesis on Morethesis.

Deadlines for academic year 2019/2020 

csession submission graduation
form (31 days)
  (21 days) 
23 e 24 july 2020 23 june 2 july
28 october 2020 28 september 7 october
18 december 2020 18 november 27 november
15 e 16 april 2021 15 march 25 march





The final exam: mark
A mark of up to 6 points out of 110 are assigned by the Degree Commission in the final exam; in the event of theses of a particularly high standard, attested in writing by the supervisor, the Commission may attribute a higher mark, up to a maximum of 10 out of 110.

The final mark for the second-cycle degree is established by summing this mark with the “base” mark, calculated as an average of the marks awarded in the exams on obligatory subjects and in the exams on chosen subjects, weighted for the credits awarded over the second-cycle degree course.

If the credits awarded for free choice subjects exceed those provided for in the regulations for the course of study, they are considered the best marks regarding credits provided for.

If the final mark reaches or exceeds 110 one hundred and tenths, the Commission considers the possibility of assigning “honours”.

Certain second-cycle degrees may be assigned a number of bonuses, which increase the base average to which the marks from the final exam are added.

Some information on the format of the thesis
While the students are free to choose the format of their thesis, a minimum page size is, nevertheless required: at least 24 lines of at least 65 characters.

Those students writing with computerised means may use the following specifications:
• the character type is Times New Roman or similar;
• the dimension of the character is 12 points;
• the line spacing is 1.5 and no more (if anything, less, for example, exactly 15 points);
• the page dimension is A4 (29.7 cm - 21 cm);
• the distance from the margins of the page must not be less than 2 cm and not greater than 3 cm, except for the left-hand margin, which can also be 3.5 cm to facilitate binding.

Students are advised to submit theses written on both sides of the page, using, if possible, recycled paper.

Master Thesis Guidelines 2021

Master Thesis Guidelines (slides)

Supervisor - April 2020

Supervisor - June 2020

Supervisor - October 2020