Structure and contents

The Bachelor's degree programme in economics comprises a first common part that focuses on core subjects in the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, business administration, quantitative methods and law.
Subsequently, the programme provides four areas of specialisation: management, finance, economics and quantitative methods.

  • The management specialisation is intended to provide a solid education in the field of human resources management, production strategies and policies, and controlling and marketing of small, medium and large enterprises, both public and private;
  • The finance specialisation responds to the needs of national and international finance. You study the functioning of financial markets and institutions and learn how to assess, measure and manage the risks associated with financial decisions;
  • The economics specialisation provides training that meets the needs for analysing and understanding competitive and non-competitive markets. Alternative forms of economic organisation are sought that could produce higher standards of living or a more desirable distribution of wealth.
  • The quantitative methods specialisation offers a mathematical and statistical education in data science and quantitative analysis in economics.

To obtain a degree in economics, students must obtain 180 ECTS, divided as follows:

  • 19 compulsory 'core' courses: 90 ECTS
  • 8 'stream' first specialisation courses: 48 ECTS
  • 5 elective courses from the other specialisations: 30 ECTS
  • Capstones: business game + bachelor's or project memory + internship or alternative course: 12 ECTS

New for Academic Year 2024/25: bilingual programme

Each 'core' courses stream is presented in both Italian and English: students may choose to take the 'core' courses entirely in Italian (Italian course) or entirely in English (English course).

  • Students who choose the "core" stream in Italian and are not native speakers must present an Italian language certificate of a level of at least B2 from among those recognised by the University within the deadline communicated by the Admission Service.
  • Students who choose the "core" stream in English must present an English language certificate of at least B2 level from among those recognised by the University within the deadline communicated by the Admission Service:

IELTS

5.5

TOEFL

Internet-based: 70

Cambridge English

First pass (C)

TOEIC

Listening & Reading: 785
Speaking: 150
Writing: 150

Students possessing a secondary school leaving certificate from an English-speaking high school are exempt.

Classes in the second and third years are in Italian or English (see study plan).
The USI Laboratory of Modern Languages offers English courses for interested students and Italian courses for non-native speakers.

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