Giulia Cappellaro

My teaching experience focuses on management of public and not-for profit organizations, public policy and fundraising strategies, and qualitative methods.


Management of International and Supranational Organizations. The course aims to provide an understanding of the functioning of international and supranational governmental organizations and transnational networks, their governance and managerial challenges and practices, put in the context of the fast-evolving international aid sector. It provides students with specific knowledge on the United Nations system and the European Union.

Management of Government Organizations. The course is designed for students in political science to reflect on the role and relevance that organizations of public interest fulfill in modern liberal democracies. The course provides an analytical framework for studying the tools at the disposal of policy-makers and public administrators to design, organize, manage and improve public sector organizations, covering topics of organizational design, strategy, stakeholder management, organizational performance, innovation and change.

Management of Public and Not for Profit Organizations. The course provides undergraduate students in management with an understanding of public institutions and not for profit organizations, and their role as policy designers, public service-providers, grant-makers and advocates of unmet ever-changing human needs.


Qualitative Research Methods. The course explores qualitative methodologies and their application to research in the social sciences. The course exposes doctoral students to the theoretical principles underlying qualitative approaches and discusses the questions that can be addressed with these methodologies. It aims at familiarizing the students with the concrete application of qualitative methodologies, giving them the opportunity to experience for themselves the strengths and weaknesses of such approaches. To achieve these aims, the course entails traditional lectures, discussion of scholarly papers built upon qualitative approaches, examples conducted with these methodologies and practical assignments in which students develop their own research designs, collect and analyze qualitative data.


Comparative Cultural Public Policies and Fundraising. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the policies that are central to the dynamics of expansion of the cultural sector. It does so by providing conceptual frameworks and empirical tools to study the role of multiple stakeholders – governments, third sector organizations, business firms and civil society – in the production, distribution and funding of arts and culture.

Executive Education

Funding and Fundraising in the Arts. The course is designed to equip executive education students with concepts and tools of funding and fundraising in the artistic and cultural sector. The course focuses on how to maximize revenues from sources not directly linked to services provided, i.e., donations, grants, contributions, and expose students to innovative trends in grant making and venture philanthropy

credits Bocconi University

Giulia Cappellaro, PhD
Associate Professor 

Department of Social and Political Sciences
Bocconi University
Room: 3-C1-15, via Roentgen 1, 20136 Milan, Italy