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  • Viticulture & Enology

  • Curriculum

  • Faculty and partner organizations

  • Career Opportunities

  • Entry Requirements

  • Application Procedures

  • Tuition Fees

Master in Viticulture & Enology:
Innovation meets Tradition

Program Name: Master in Viticulture and Enlogy: Innovation Meets Tradition (VENIT)
Program type: Specializing Master (Master Universitario)
School: Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Piacenza, Italy
Duration: September 2017 - September 2018 
Total ECTS: 60

The Master in Economics and Finance is a graduate program that allows students to complete their training in economics providing them with a thorough understanding of the role and working of the economic and financial markets and institutions in modern economies.

The Master is a full-time, intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 20 students. The Master offers courses taught in English and it is accessible to students of all countries. The degree, issued by Università Cattolica, is recognized as a second level Master’s degree by the Italian Government.

Learning objectives

The Master will allow students to acquire the knowledge and research experience needed in order to pursue further studies with a Ph.D. in Economics, allowing students to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical and practical relevance. 

Graduate students are invited to take part in the seminar series, organized by the Department of Economics and Finance on a weekly basis. During the past two years, the seminars have featured scholars from top European and US institutions, such as Northwestern University, UCLA, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, European University Institute, University of Zurich, Goethe University Frankfurt, European Central Bank. 

Our research environment also benefits from many initiatives, such as an “Annual Lecture” in Political Economy, which, in recent years, has been delivered by prominent academics such as James Robinson (Harvard University), Peter Howitt (Brown University), Howard Rosenthal (Princeton University), and Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT).


Faculty & partner organizations

Faculty & Teaching staff

  1. Dr. Matteo Gatti - Research Assistant
  2. Prof. Gabriele Canali - Associate Professor
  3. Dr. Fabrizio Torchio - Research Assistant
  4. Prof. Stefano Poni - Full Professor
  5. Dr. Milena Lambri - Research Assistant
  6. Prof. Vittorio Rossi - Full Professor
  7. Dr. Emanuele Mazzoni - Research Assistant


Partner companies

Here are a few names of prestigious Wine Estates that gave their preliminary acceptance in hosting internships: Marchesi Antinori, Mossi, Tenute Ruffino, Barone Ricasoli, Santa Margherita, Sella e Mosca, Mezzacorona, Contratto, Ca’ Del Bosco, Zonin, Res Uvae, Marchesi Mazzei, Cavalieri di Malta, Pico Maccario, and Marramiero.

Career opportunities and professional recognition

The Master’s qualification in ‘Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition’ will open up professional opportunities in the fields of Viticulture and enology chain; wine marketing and distribution; restaurants; large scale retail trade and freelancing.


Entry Requirements

General entry requirements:

  1. Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
  2. The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
  3. Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program

Program-specific entry requirements:

Basics in viticulture and enology are required. For those not having such requirement, a pre-course named “Basics in Viticulture and Enology” is offered over the three weeks preceeding the start of the Master.

Language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to have either:

  1. TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or
  2. Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or
  3. Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language


Application Procedures

Please visit the section on application procedures for 1-year Specializing Master for information.

Tuition Fees

Please visit the section on Tuition Fees and Scholarships for 1-year Specializing Masters for detailed information.

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