First and Second Level Master Degree

PART-TIME – November 2015 ⁄ November 2017

In partnership with:
Master of Philosophy (M.PHIL.)  in Management Research (MARES)

Executive MPhil in Management Research


The Master of Philosophy in Management Research (MPhil MARES) is an Executive Program that enables companies’ executives to develop cutting edge thinking through the latest management theory approaches and research techniques. The MPhil MaRes Program is both rigorous and relevant: it enables participants to acquire in-depth knowledge as well as research skills. During the two-year program, participants have the unique opportunity to conduct rigorous research on compelling managerial issues that will impact management practice, while modifying their decision-making approach. The MPhil MaRes Program allows participants to acquire a new mind-set to master complex management issues.

MPhil in Management Research is a two-year part-time program in the heart of Rome.

The MPhil Program is a research training path that develops a thought leaders’ ability to acquire problem-framing and problem-solving skills, which leads to the advancement of management practices.

“An increasing body of evidence suggests that organizations manage their 21st century businesses models weighed-down by 19th century management principles. To successfully compete in the 21st century, organizations require a new breed of leaders who can generate and advance management knowledge and practice developing new management principles and eventually new business models.”

Andrea Prencipe

Andrea Prencipe MPhil Director

Program Aims and Outcomes

  • To introduce participants to the theories, practices, and techniques of evidence-based management in order to further develop critical thinking;
  • To lay the foundations for conducting rigorous research with a bearing on real management problems within organizations;
  • To equip participants with the research skills to conceptually understand real problems, challenge conventional management wisdom, and to think and devise effective practices within their organizations;
  • To enable participants to frame and solve management problems by applying qualitative and quantitative research methods;
    • To bridge academic research and real-world management practices.