1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Business and Economics

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8965
Degree Programme Class L-18 - Business administration
Years in which the programme is being held

1°year, 2°year, 3°year

Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Maria Giulia Roversi Monaco
Language English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

To be accepted on this degree programme one needs to have a 5-year high school leaver's certificate or foreign qualification recognised as compatible, or a 4-year high school leaver's diploma plus catch-up year or, where that is no longer being run, proof of having made up an additional learning requirement.

Restricted access

Locally this is a restricted-access degree programme (ex art. 2 L. 264/99) on the basis of the resources available. The exact student intake and the selection procedure will be published every year in a specific call for applications.

Knowledge requirement

Knowledge of the following is required:

- Basic mathematics and logical reasoning

Assessment of basic knowledge

To be admitted to this degree programme all students have to sit a knowledge test forming part of the restricted-access admission selection.

A minimum score will be set to the restricted-access admission test which is entirely designed to test if students know enough to join.

Any students admitted with a score lower than the set minimum will have to do an additional learning requirement (OFA).

Additional Learning Requirements

If you fail an exam, you will be set a learning requirement consisting in attending a catch-up course in mathematics or other subjects that may be set, as outlined in the Call. When you pass the maths exam by the deadline set by the academic authorities, the additional learning requirement will be deemed to have ended.

Failure to make the OFA grade by the official deadline published on the University Portal means having to re-enrol for the year in question.

When you pass the maths exam you are exempted from the OFA test.

Assessment of knowledge and language skills

To join the degree programme you have to show knowledge of English. The minimum level is B1. The form of the English test will be made known every year via the Call mechanism; a level higher than B1 may be set.

Semester and third year@Buenos Aires Campus

To bolster international mobility, the degree programme in Business and Economics allows students to spend one semester or more of the third year at the Bologna University Campus, Buenos Aires.

The following course units are scheduled at Buenos Aires:

Corporate Finance (B.A.) SECS-P/09 60 hours, 9 credits

Attività a libera scelta 1* 60 hours, 9 credits

Attività a libera scelta 2* 60 hours, 9 credits

Internship* 320/480 hours 6/9 credits

Business Strategy (B.A. in Spanish) SECS-P/08 60 hours, 9 credits

International Marketing (B.A. in Spanish) SECS-P/08 60 hours, 9 credits

International Economics (B.A.) SECS-P/01 60 hours, 9 credits

Spanish Language (B.A.) 30 hours 3 credits to be chosen among the electives

The semesters are reserved for a limited number of students, established annually in the call for admission. The students will be selected according to the following criteria:

- Minimum number of CFU obtained

- Exam average (75%)

- Letter stating motivation and Spanish language certificates (25%)

The selection methods are published annually in the relative call for admission

* The School/Department Board may recognise elective learning activities included in the study plan and undertaken by the student at foreign universities and/or other bodies providing university-level teaching activities, with which agreements have been signed. This possibility is extended to students registered from AY 13/14 and later academic years.

Programme profile

The degree programme in Business andEconomics sets out to provide graduates with the skills required to embark oncareers as market-oriented managers and consultants in businesses and otherorganisations, focusing particularly on development in an internationalcontext. As the degree programme trains students in the management ofmarket-oriented businesses and organisations, its guiding thread lies instrategic management, complemented by the various functional business areas.Businesses aiming for international growth need to maintain and strengthen their own functional specialisationswhile at the same time managing the processes which orient their activitiestowards the market and allow them to operate in diversified contexts.

The development of market orientationwithin businesses requires knowledge of the consumer behaviour analysis methodsapplied to international consumer and industrial markets, the theories andtechniques of competition and sector analysis, financial, product and servicemarkets.

The degree programme in Business andEconomics aims to provide graduates with the skills required to approach andmanage specific issues related to the international presence of businesses andorganisations operating in product and service markets which target consumersor customer-businesses (Business to Consumer or Business to Business).

In order to develop an all-round knowledgeof the issues of international market orientation, the degree programme alsoprovides business skills covering all main functions, as the Business andEconomics graduate must be able to work in all business areas; even working ina specific company function, graduates will have to be able to interact andcollaborate with other functions.

For example, working in sales and marketing,with a solid grounding in international market economics, graduates will haveto interact with production, negotiating product development andindustrialisation, with finance, negotiating investments in new products andservices, and with the company organisation, negotiating and deciding on themanagement of sales networks and incentive systems.

The study programme is therefore designedto develop both solid skills in economic fields, studying the foundations ofeconomic processes inside and outside the company, business management,quantitative economics and law, as well as skills in marketing and financial,strategic and organisational business management.

Legal studies will complete the businesspackage, providing knowledge used to define legal frameworks, particularly inthe fields of business governance and contracts.

The programme also deals with the issues ofinternal monitoring, particularly concerning performance assessment andmanagement control.

The programme also allows students toconsolidate the language and computing skills, as well as develop generalrelational skills.

The curriculum offers the possibility forup to 2 internships: a standard curricular internship and an Erasmus placementmobility internship. Students are engaged by international companies and aresupported in all steps from candidature to the assessment of the internshiplearning outcomes.

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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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