International opportunities for students

Master Thesis and Graduation sessions

The Master Thesis is a dissertation written by the student about a topic decided with the Thesis supervisor and related to the study course (it can be either a topic already discussed during a course or a project carried out during an internship/courses) and defended during the graduation session in front of the Academic Board. 

As a general rule, Graduation sessions & Award Ceremony* are held each year in:

  • February, usually in Pisa
  • March, usually in Trento
  • July, usually in Pisa
  • October usually in Trento

[*location may change according to the Academic Board]

The updated calendar of the Graduation sessions as well as instructions and locations are available on Infostudenti.

Please read and download the MAIN Master Thesis Guideline at the bottom of the page. The Guidelines will provide information regarding the process of writing a research thesis, the responsibility of supervisors and students, the most widely accepted editorial policies and stylistic conventions on how to organize a substantial study, how to present the bibliography and other evidence and references in the text. 

The Rules of the Department of Economics and Management are explained in the Thesis Regulation available in the attachment section below (italian and english).

Procedures and instructions

Information about graduation, Thesis supervisor, dissertation, score and evaluation methods of the final examination are described in the final examination regulation (in Italian only) available in attachment. An English translation will be available soon.

General rules and administrative procedures to write and deliver in due time the Master thesis and to register to the Graduation session are described on Infostudenti.

It is responsibility of the student to follow the guidelines and clear any doubt with the Administration offices: supportostudentiecogiursi [at]

Master Thesis evaluation and final score

In order to graduate you must defend your Master Thesis in front of the Academic Board in the graduation session you have enrolled in. 

The final mark of your Diploma is awarded on a scale 60-110 and it will be calculated considering:

  • your GPA out of 30 converted on a scale out of 110. This will be your starting mark before the Thesis defence in front of the Academic Board.
  • The Academic Board will evaluate your Thesis defence on a scale 0-12 points. The points will be added to your GPA previously converted on a scale out of 110 

Ex. with a GPA of 27 out of 30, your starting mark will be 99 out of 110. If you receive 8 points from the Evaluation Committee your final mark will be 107/110.

Graduate fellowship and awards

application/pdfMAIN Master Thesis Guidelines(PDF | 769 KB)
application/pdfRegolamento prova finale(PDF | 394 KB)
application/pdfRegulation for graduation Master's degree(PDF | 176 KB)