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Franklin students pursuing a Master of Science in International Management (MSIM) can choose to specialize in Climate Action, Digital Transformation and, the latest and scheduled to start in Fall 2022, Leadership for Sustainable Foods. Each of these has been developed in collaboration with institutions and businesses from around the globe. Here below are the details.

An exciting partnership built for the Climate Action specialization is the formation of a program with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), a worldwide leader in providing innovative learning solutions focusing on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. Students study and network with UN leading professionals and entrepreneurs, but also join a project team working on Climate Change Action directly at the UN in Geneva. In addition, joint efforts are also the development of educational programs, co-hosting events, and supporting and conducting research. More details on the partnership here.

The Digital Transformation program benefits from a collaboration with the multinational professional services network Deloitte in Zurich, Switzerland. In particular with the Lugano Living Lab (LLL), an operating platform aimed to encourage innovation, improvement of quality of life and attractiveness of the Lugano region. Together with this institution, MSIM students work on digital and innovative education, research and business assignments, plus a project-internship supervised by Deloitte consultants.

The novel program in Leadership for Sustainable Foods MSIM has been designed as an applied-learning pathway in unison with the Future Food Institute (FFI), an inspiring network, training platform and center of excellence for food intelligence. This is a unique opportunity for graduate students to gather perspectives and best practices from a diverse and intellectual background of ethical leadership in food systems, while mapping food revolution and dynamics, spreading knowledge on consumption, and accelerating transformational innovations that are revolutionizing the food ecosystem.


Last but not least, Franklin also offers Master of Arts programs, specifically in Political Economy of Money and Development and, the brand-new curriculum in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage. The first boasting a working partnership with the Swiss banking group Ceresio Investments, and the latter with the exceptional Italian institution of higher education SDA Bocconi School of Management.