12 months (part-time)
20 Nov. 2023
16.000,- €

Master in Space Business Management is a Major of the Executive Master in Advanced Management. This part-time programme is a Master’s Degree Programme accredited by the Italian Ministry as a “Master Universitario di I Livello” and provides students with at least 60 ECTS. The classes will be delivered alternately on campus and on-line, to adapt to working professionals’ agenda.

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Space has Scientists and Technicians, now it needs Managers. In recent years we have been witnessing a renewed and increasing  attention  to (the) Space (sector) that has become so relevant to deserve the name of the New Space Economy.

This course aims to offer the missing managerial competences to those highly specialised professionals who operate in the space sector or who intend to move there, to enable their professional growth into top positions. 

Our goal is therefore to start you off to a path that goes from being a professional, to becoming a manager, to developing into a leader an organisation.

As a participant you will be provided with the vision, the hard (financial, marketing, organisational) and soft (people management, negotiation, leadership) managerial competences and skills required to be successful in the Space Economy.

With a faculty of top Academics, Practitioners, and Entrepreneurs from the field, this programme goes beyond a traditional Master curriculum, providing hands-on and theoretical knowledge from the most diverse perspectives to allow you to develop the right mindset and hone the necessary skills.
The Faculty consists of professors from Luiss Guido Carli and several other prestigious universities. Other faculty members include professionals and top international managers with several years of experience in teaching and lecturing.

Scientific Directors

  • Paola Belingheri, Professor of Innovation Management
  • Josè D’Alessandro, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Marco Recchioni, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Scientific Committee
The scientific committee is made up of academics, researchers and managers and consultants who work in the space economy with the aim of bringing theoretical and practical knowledge into the reality of the space economy.

  • Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation Founder, Professor, Luiss University
  • Massimo Comparini, Deputy CEO & ESVP Observation, Exploration and Navigation, Thales Alenia Space
  • Carla Filotico, Partner & Managing Director, SpaceTec Partners
  • Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Vice President Government Affairs EMEA, Planet
  • Massimiliano Mazza, COO & CISO, ATG Europe
  • Luca del Monte, Head of Commercialisation Department, European Space Agency, ESA Professor, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Franco Ongaro, Chief Space Business Officer, Leonardo
  • Luca Rossettini, CEO, D_Orbit
  • Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO, Planetek
  • Other academics, researchers and managers TBC

Coordination Committee

  • Jacopo Celentano, Project Manager, AIPAS
  • Fiorella Coliolo, Business and International Relation Manager, ReMedia
  • Mariangela Dejana, Head of Institutional Sales, D_Orbit
  • Michiel Vullings, SpaceNed Board member, SCN Avatar Director & ATG Europe Innovation Manager

The Executive Master in Space Business Management is composed of 14 modules.

  • Module 1: The New Space Economy Ecosystem, Stakeholders and Business Opportunities
  • Module 2: Space Business Law
  • Module 3: Strategies for Disruptive Times
  • Module 4: Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Module 5: Grand Sustainability Challenges
  • Module 6: Innovation Strategy and Management
  • Module 7: Collaborative Innovation
  • Module 8: Finance
  • Module 9: Space Project & Program Management in international and intercultural settings
  • Module 10: Accounting in International, Public and EU-funded Projects
  • Module 11: Organisational Design for Project Management-Oriented Organisations
  • Module 12: Human Resources Management for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Teams
  • Module 13: Leadership
  • Module 14: Communication

For more information on the content of this Executive Master’s Degree Programme, please download the brochure or schedule an info session.

The Executive Master in Advanced Management – Major in Space Business Management is a Master’s Degree Programme, classified as a second cycle qualification/EQF level 7, in accordance with the Bologna process.

It is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education as a “Master Universitario di Primo Livello” and provides students with at least 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).

The Master’s Diploma and ECTS will be awarded to participants who have passed all mandatory exams and assessment tests.


The tuition fee for the Major in Space Business Management is € 16,000*. Payment is made in three installments. Tuition includes materials and access to all Luiss Business School facilities.


Luiss Business School offers different funding opportunities, including scholarships, early-bird savings, reductions and loans. Fee waivers cannot be combined with any other waiver, scholarship or sponsorship support.


Eligibility: Candidates who have been admitted (after having successfully passed the admission test) are eligible to receive the scholarships.


  • 3 scholarships, each up to 50% of the value of the tuition fee.

How to apply: After admission to the programme, candidates may apply for the scholarship by sending a motivational letter to executive@luissbusinessschool.nl, expressing interest in competing for the scholarship.

Deadline: 15th of September 2023.

Evaluation: This scholarship is classified as merit based. Scholarship recipients must confirm acceptance of the same by the deadline indicated in the admission email.


  • Participants who have already attended a Luiss Business School programme or are Luiss Guido Carli graduates are entitled to a 10% fee reduction.
  • Any company (or VAT holder) that enrols one individual is entitled to a 10% fee reduction.
  • Any company (or VAT holder) that enrols multiple individuals in the same programme is entitled to a 20% fee reduction.
  • 10% Early Bird. Participants who enrol at least 60 days before the start date will be entitled to a 10% fee reduction.
  • 5% Early Bird. Participants who enrol at least 30 days before the start date  will be entitled to a 5% fee reduction.


All candidates can independently:

  • seek funding from their current or future employer;
  • apply for external scholarships.


To enrol in this Executive Master’s Degree Programme it is necessary to pass the admission test which assesses the candidates’ skills, motivation and potential. The Admission Test will be held via WebEx.

For detailed information about Admission and Application, please read the Luiss Business School Admission Process fact sheet.


  • Undergraduate/Bachelor/HBO Degree in any discipline


The admission fee of  € 75,- (non-refundable) is payable via bank transfer. Proof of payment must be sent by email to: executive@luissbusinessschool.nl.

Bank Account Details
  • Bank: Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Account holder: Luiss Business School
  • IBAN: IT17H0306905060100000064006


The Admission Test consists of:

  • English Test: two written tests with open and multiple-choice questions (applicants with valid TOEFL/IELTS scores can be exempted from the English test).
  • Logic Test – Inductive, Numerical, Deductive: one written test with multiple choice questions (applicants with valid GMAT/GRE scores can be exempted from the Logic test).
  • Personal Interviews: two interviews consisting of an English language evaluation and an assessment of the academic path and self-motivation.


If you have valid TOEFL/IELTS and/or GMAT/GRE scores, you can insert your scores in the application form to be exempted from the English and/or Logic test. You will still be required to take part in personal interviews.

GMAT/GRE for the Logic test: We do not require a minimum score. The GMAT and GRE scores of admitted applicants vary across classes, however it is very unusual for us to accept candidates with a total GMAT score below 550 and a total GRE score below 145.

IELTS/TOEFL for the English Test: We require a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 and TOEFL 100 as evidence of your advanced English level.


Logic & English Test | Personal Interview

  • 14th of September
  • 21st of September
  • 28th of September

Please send the required documents 3 days prior to the test date.



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