Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Registration is compulsory. Please register online.


MSc in Management

10:30 - 12:00
253, Main Building

Organizational Design and Change
Dr Francesca Pallotti

In today’s highly changing business environment, organizational design is a crucial activity for executive managing a global enterprise as well as a small work team, in both private and public sectors. Globalization, digital transformation, worldwide competition, and ever-new technologies drive the ongoing reassessment and change of the organization. New forms of organizational design have been developed in recent years: matrix, virtual, modular, cellular, network, alliance, “spaghetti” or “holacracy” – to name a few. New organizational forms challenge old ways of organizing for efficiency and effectiveness. This course focuses on developing an understanding of the basics of organizational design, how to adopt appropriate organizational design principles to manage innovation and change, and how to keep organizational structures aligned to increasingly complex and competitive environments. Despite its emphasis on theory, the course is accessible to students with no previous background in economics and management. The course builds on examples and case studies about real-world companies in a variety of industries, businesses, and countries. The course engages students in a creative effort to apply empirically supported theoretical principles to actual business examples.

14:30 - 16:00
Auditorium, Main Building

Corporate Strategy
Prof. Emanuele Bettinazzi

This course focuses mainly on business strategy, examining issues central to its long and short-term competitive position. We will explore a variety of conceptual frameworks and models to analyse and gain insight about how to achieve or sustain competitive advantage. This journey starts by analysing the external environment’s influence on a firm’s performance. We will subsequently analyse the impact of the internal context (resources and capabilities) on firm performance. After covering both the external and internal perspectives, we bring these concepts together to discuss firm level competitive advantage. This first part of the course focuses on single business or business unit strategy and will take up the first part. The final part explores corporate or multi-business strategy and international strategy.