Master in Economics and Business Administration

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics

Program Description

Master in Economics and Business Administration

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competencies

Curricular requirements:

In order to attend the 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics and Business Administration, students must possess the following knowledge:

  • knowledge of business, economics, law, mathematics and statistics;

  • knowledge of English language (level B1 for the Economics and Business Administration curriculum taught in Italian, level B2 for the Business and Administration curriculum that is taught in English).

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is also conditioned on the possession of the following curricular requirements:

A 1st cycle degree in any degree class, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Assessment of knowledge and language skills.

Admission to the degree programme is conditioned on the assessment of the knowledge already possessed by means of an interview, and on a test of English language skills (up to the different levels required as specified above) at the University Linguistic Centre.

Students holding a corresponding language certification may be exempted from taking this test.

For the Economics and Business Administration curriculum (taught in Italian): Students passing the English language test with a score lower than that required for the level B1 shall be required to pass a level B1 English test as laid down in the study plan.

For the Business and Administration curriculum (taught in English): Students passing the English language test with a score lower than required for level B2 shall be required to pass the level B2 English language exam by the start ofthe second semester of year I. B2 English language skills are therefore a prerequisite for all exams starting from the 2nd semester of year I onwards.

Restricted access

The second cycle degree programme may adopt restricted access set at local level (in accordance with art. 2 of Italian Law 264/99) depending on the resources available.

The number of places available and the selection methods are published annually int he relative call for applications.

Assessment of personal competences and skills

Admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is conditional on the possession of the prescribed curricular requirements and on passing a test of personal competences and skills.

Second Cycle Degree Programmes may include a specific session for international students, by appointing a Board to assess students' personal competences and skills, as compatible with the schedule laid down in the call for applications for study grants (the deadline of which is indicatively in May).

Expected learning outcomes

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics and Business Administration provides students with advanced knowledge of business activities both within and across traditional functional boundaries. It provides inter-functional knowledge of the economic and managerial logics, methods and instruments available to entrepreneurs, managers and consultants in different business contexts (with a primary though not exclusive focus on middle-sized companies). The programme offers students an international perspective aimed at fostering the internationalization of the companies they will work for. Students will, therefore, acquire the knowledge, logics, methods and instruments to undertake managerial careers in industrial businesses, services companies and consulting services, also through the development of entrepreneurial skills in the field of innovation and start-ups. In the latter field, they will develop competencies in entrepreneurship, business planning and business venturing.

These objectives are achieved through a study plan that provides a basic grounding in economics and business that includes the typical analytical methods and approaches of managerial practices, integrated by legal, professional and statistical competencies. Subsequently students will learn the specific principles and strategies of management: strategic management and marketing, business finance, accounting and control, management of innovation and the development of entrepreneurial skills. A key feature of this advanced degree programme is its focus on the interdisciplinary nature of problems and the integration of economic and business knowledge with more purely economic, mathematical, statistical and legal fields. The teaching methods focus on an active and participatory approach, mixing traditional classroom teaching with the discussion of business case studies, exercises also using computer-based tools, to simulate business decision-making processes, and the testimonial of business managers and operators.

The two-year study plan covers the study and integration of the above subjects with particular attention to the establishment, development and internationalisation of businesses, also through the discussion of business case studies, the drafting of business plans, and lectures by managers and entrepreneurs.Students have the option to perform an internship at a business or institution with a view to future professional activities. The internship is one of the elective learning activities available to students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian


Last updated August 1, 2016
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