2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Economics and Commerce

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 0905
Degree Programme Class LM-77 - Management
Years in which the programme is being held 1° and 2° year
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Forlì
Degree Type Double/Multiple degree
Degree Programme Director Filippo Cicognani
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission requirements

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the prescribed curricular requirements and to the passing of a test to assess the students' personal competencies and skills.

Curricular requirements

To profit by a second-cycle degree programme in Economics and Business one needs to have gained:

- knowledge of business management, economics, law and statistics/maths;

- knowledge of English (to B2 level).

To be admitted to the second-cycle degree programme one also needs to possess the following curricular requirements:

1. A degree in one of the following degree classes, or a recognised compatible foreign qualification:

- ex D.M. 270: degree classes L-18 Economics and Business Management, L-33 Economic Science;

- ex. D.M. 509/99: degree classes 17 Economics and Business Management, 28 Economic Science;

- Previous four-year degree system: degree from an Economics Faculty.

- Three-year university diploma from an Economics Faculty.

- A foreign qualification in economics/business studies recognised as compatible and equivalent to a first-cycle degree;


2. To have gained at least 40 university educational credits in at least two of these subjects: business management, economics, law and statistics/mathematics (ex D.M. 270/04 subjects): in one or more of the following scientific subjects:


AGR/01 Economics and farm evaluation

SECS-P/07 Business economics

SECS-P/08 Economics and business management

SECS-P/09 Company finance

SECS-P/10 Company organization

SECS-P/11 Economics of financial intermediaries

SECS-P/13 Science of commodities


SECS-P/01 Political economy

SECS-P/02 Economic politics

SECS-P/03 Financial science

SECS-P/05 Econometrics

SECS-P/06 Applied economics

SECS-P/12 Economic history


IUS/01 Private law

IUS/04 Commercial law

IUS/05 Economic law

IUS/06 Navigational law

IUS/07 Labour law

IUS/09 Public law institutions

IUS/12 Tax law

IUS/13 International law

IUS/14 European Union law

IUS/15 Civil trial law


MAT/09 Operative research

SECS-S/01 Statistics

SECS-S/03 Economic statistics

SECS-S/06 Mathematical methods for economics and actuarial/financial science

3. Failing possession of the type of degree and/or credits listed above, admission to the second-cycle degree programme is conditional on graduating (in Italy or abroad) with a grade of at least 100/110 (for foreign degrees the grade considered is the one shown in the declaration of degree status or can be calculated from MIUR tables of correspondence or diplomatic equivalents), and on a preliminary assessment by a Committee checking knowledge and skills by interview or CV analysis.

The Committee is appointed by the Degree Programme Board and will set dates of interviews, to be published on the School Portal.

If the Committee judges the graduate's knowledge and skills to be compatible, it will issue a verdict of suitability, giving access to the personal knowledge assessment.

Assessment of knowledge and language skills

Candidates for this degree programme must be certified level B2 in English. Students already possessing the relevant certificates may be exempted.

The degree programme may require any student whose test rates them lower than B2 to make good this starting deficit. In such a position students will have to have passed the B2 English test before they may discuss their graduation dissertation.

Assessment of personal competencies and skills

To join the second-cycle degree programme you must not only possess the set curricular requirements , but undergo a personal knowledge assessment consisting of:

a) ascertainment that you passed your degree with a grade of 90/110 or upwards. This applies to:

- graduates from degree classes L-18 and L-33 (DM270/04);

- graduates from degree classes 17 and 28 (DM 509/99);

- graduates and diploma holders from the former degree system;

- graduates with foreign degrees in economics/business studies recognised as compatible and corresponding to a first-cycle degree (see point 1) Curricular requirements ); for foreign degrees the grade considered is the one shown in the declaration of degree status or can be calculated from MIUR tables of correspondence or diplomatic equivalents.

b) ascertainment that you passed a degree other than those listed in point 1) with a grade of 90/110 or upwards, or have gained at least 40 credits in the subjects listed at point 2) Curricular requirements . For foreign degrees the grade considered is the one shown in the declaration of degree status or can be calculated from MIUR tables of correspondence or diplomatic equivalents.

c) an individual interview for graduates falling under point 3) Curricular requirements, to establish the suitability of their personal knowledge for graduates falling under point a) and b) with a grade of 90/110 or downwards. The individual interview will be conducted by the same Committee of teachers appointed to verify curricular requirements . The Committee will set dates for interviews, to be published on the School Portal (www.ems.unibo.it).

The Degree Programme Board may evaluate positively passed the assessment of personal competencies and skills only if you present an old-system option claim, provided you have gained at least 6 credits in your university career hitherto.

The second-cycle degree programme may decide on a special session for international students and appoint a Committee to check the suitability of their academic background, if the Call for study grant allocation allows time (its deadline is usually in May).

Programme profile

The two-year programme aims to providestudents with the legal, accounting and managerial skills needed to embark onprofessional careers as consultants for public and private concerns, also withthe possibility to register with the national association of auditors; it alsoprovides specialist grounding for professional and freelance profiles workingin companies and professional firms with significant accounting and legalcompetencies, who can work with the required degree of flexibility withorganisations requiring accounting, administrative and contractual consultancyservices, and constitutes a fundamental step in the preparation for careers aschartered accountants.

These precise objectives are developedthrough learning activities which cover the main areas of interest, analysingthe theoretical and practical aspects of law and business management of publicand private companies, as well as the economic aspects of running a commercialbusiness, also with a view to mathematical and statistics subject areas.

These objectives are achieved through ateaching programme which offers solid grounding in economics, law and business management in order to acquireanalysis techniques and the necessary methodological procedures to manage and developbusinesses, considering the knowledge acquired during the previous three-yearstudy programme.

The study programme is divided into twoyears, aiming to complete the training required to meet the objectives laiddown for access to freelance professions, achieving the ability to analyse andprocess the problems linked to business management and corporate accounting.

In particular the study programme followsthe path outlined below:

a) Year I focuses on the acquisition ofknowledge of the theories and rules of accounting and business planning, aswell as commercial and tax law and the study of financial sciences;

b) Year II instead focuses on thedevelopment of professional skills needed to work in company environments,dealing with institutional and private stakeholders, based on the knowledge ofthe best professional techniques; it also studies the theories and techniquesrequired to solve business problems, particularly in the field of theprevention and recovery of business crises.

The study plan also includes learningactivities in the English language, allowing students to understand andeffectively use oral and written English, with a particular focus on economicand business language skills.

Finally, prior to the final examination,students have the possibility to complete an internship within institutions andbusinesses with a view to their future professional activities, which iscurrently recognised by law as valid for the professional practice required inorder to be admitted to sit the state chartered accountants exam.

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Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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