Scuola Mattei & Medea Master

Founded in 1957, the Scuola Mattei was the institution the drove the MEDEA Master’s course, the first example of post-graduate training in Italy.

The importance of training for Eni

Since the days of Eni founder Enrico Mattei, training has played a vital role in Eni. 1957 saw the foundation of our Scuola di Studi Superiore sugli Idrocarburi (School for Further Study on Hydrocarbons), renamed Scuola Mattei in 1969, with the aim of ensuring the promotion, dissemination and development of Eni’s enterprise culture. Since December 2001, the School has been part of Eni Corporate University, founded in the same year.

Your future in energy and the environment

Launched in 1957 to educate professionals who would go on to join Eni, the MEDEA Master's was the first high-level, post-graduate training course of its kind in Italy and today has become a reference point for the energy sector.

As has been the case since the course began, we are looking for young men and women with a passion for energy and the environment and the desire to build their own future. We offer a 10-month study programme in a cutting-edge international environment in which students can acquire the very latest knowledge from university professors, managers and experts from Eni, while meeting fellow students from all over the world. An adventure and an investment – in yourself and in a team.

La scuola mattei

Mariangiola Mollicone - Business Advisor, Eni UK

The Master

The MEDEA Master is an MBA course aimed at graduates with degrees in technical, scientific and economic disciplines, both from Italy and internationally, and at those already working in the energy and environment sector wanting to gain a more in-depth understanding of these areas. The course is focused on the themes of energy and the environment and takes an international and interdisciplinary approach. The academic staff includes an internal team and professors from leading Italian and international universities, along with experienced managers and experts from Eni. The teaching is made up of lectures, blended learning such as flipped classrooms, which combine online study and classes, case studies, learning by doing, project work, seminars and conferences, as well as onsite visits.

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Practical information

Starting from academic year 2020-2021 Master MEDEA is organized in collaboration with University of Pavia, in order to provide students with a legally recognized diploma. The Master's runs from September to June at Eni Corporate University in San Donato Milanese. The courses are delivered in English and require full-time attendance. They generally start mid-September and end on 30 June. For non-Italian students, there will be an intensive Italian language course during the summer before the course starts. Successful graduates will be awarded the Master's Degree in Management and Economics of Energy and the Environment (MEDEA).

Admission requirements

Italian candidates must:

  • hold an Italian degree with a final grade of 105/110 (or 95/100) or above, obtained in economics or engineering, or an equivalent academic qualification from an international institution
  • be younger than 28 on December 31 of the year in which the Master’s course begins
  • have excellent English language skills

Applications are accepted from Italian candidates who are expected to graduate in the July preceding the course start. 

Non-Italian candidates must: 

  • hold a degree from a recognised university, obtained in economics, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, statistics
  • be younger than 32 on December 31 of the year in which the Master’s course begins
  • have excellent knowledge of English 

All the details about formal requirements are available on the University of Pavia website 


Every year, Eni offers a number of full scholarships that cover the cost of the MEDEA Master's (worth €25,000) including teaching materials, the use of company canteens and a monthly cash allowance. When awarding the scholarships, the examining committee will assess the university qualifications of candidates, along with any other academic achievements and professional experience. Academic or professional experience in the Oil & Gas sector will be given the appropriate consideration. Individuals selected independently by Eni's international subsidiaries are also eligible.