University of Parma

Introduction

The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy, providing services to the general public. On 13th March 962, Emperor Ottonian I conferred on Uberto, the Bishop of Parma, the initiation of the University in the 'Diploma' - a document which granted the Bishop the power to order and elect legal leaders ('eligere et ordinare notarios'). This document was the foundation of creating an educational institution that would last centuries later, and is still preserved in the Bishop's Archives in Parma today.

The University holds 18 Departments, 35 first degree courses, 6 one-cycle degree courses, 38 second degree courses, as well as many Postgraduate schools, Postgraduate Teacher Training courses, several Masters' Degrees and Research Doctorates (PhD).

Students can choose between courses on: Arts and Humanities, Economics, Engineering and Architecture, Food and Agriculture, Law and Social Studies, Mathematical Physical and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine.

The ideal size of the University (30,000 students, with more than 5,000 graduates per year, and about 2000 faculty and staff members) and the living conditions in Parma attract a large number of students from all over Italy. More than two-thirds of our registered students come from outside of Parma and the Parma Province, which places the University in the highest rank for attracting the most non-resident students nationwide.

The different locations of the University allow students to study in comfortable, efficient structures near green areas, such as the Campus: a 77 hectare area south of the city accommodating scientific deparments, our campus consists of departments, modern and well-equipped lecture halls, comfortable study areas, technologically advanced laboratories, and a CNR centre - as well as several sports facilities, a conference centre, and a canteen. This significant combination of structures and people is absolutely unique on the Italian university scene.

The other University settlement is in the heart of the city with the University's central building that houses the rector's office, administrative offices and the Law Department. In the hearth of the city is located the Medical school too, in the Hospital area, the the Economics Department, the Arts, Letters, History and Social Sciences Department and the Ancient culture, Philosophy, Educations and Modern Languages Department. Finally the Veterinary Medicine Department is located in the immediate north-western outskirts of the city.

In the heart of the city, the University's central building houses the rector's office, administrative offices and Law. The Medical school is also in the city, located in the Hospital, while Economics and the Political Sciences are next to the Parco Ducale. The Arts and Philosophy and Psychology have their campuses in the old city centre, and Veterinary Medicine is located in the immediate north-western outskirts of the city.

The activities and facilities of the University of Parma attract the participation of an ever-growing student body. There are information and career counselling services to help students with their university-related choices, good relations with foreign universities, and a lively exchange of students in terms of community programmes, including many available scholarships. Libraries, computer laboratories and Internet access points, student residences and canteens, part-time jobs, cultural activities, a toll-free number, and post-graduation career counseling are all available to students - along with interviews and short courses to help our graduates to find jobs.

Many facilities are available to students to enhance the quality of their studies and university life. Some of these are the free e-mail and ad hoc services for disabled students, language courses at the Foreign Language Centre. Students can also sign up for exams via the Internet, download administrative forms, or access personal e-mail supplied to each student by the University, thus creating a fast and accurate channel of communication.

The University of Parma website offers students regularly updated information and the ideal interface for communicating with the University.

Students have and many opportunities in sports run by the University of Parma CUS with courses in all disciplines in a range of structures - our swimming pool, athletics track, tennis courts, football pitches, golf yard, basketball courts, rugby pitches, etc.

Museums, such CSAC in the Abbazia of Paradigna (www.csacparma.en) with an impressive collection of Italian works of art (from design, architecture, illustration, advertising, photography), the Botanical Gardens, the Natural Science museums and other scientific collections, then the university chorus: these are the cultural activities and also study opportunities.

International Students will be welcome at the Erasmus and International Home near the San Francesco church, in the hearth of the city, and they will take advantage of Italian language courses especially taught to help academic study.

Two of the II level degree courses are totally taught in English, while there is a growing offer of English taught courses in the Architecture Master of Science Course, in the Engineering courses and in the Humanities courses too.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Master in Company Administration and Management

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

The programme mainly focuses on disciplines belonging to the area of Business Administration. Such disciplines are integrated with statistic knowledge to identify and elaborate data used in the business decisional processes, an economic background concerning problem-solving issues and business history. The programme also includes juridical knowledge on commercial, bankruptcy and tax law. [+]

Official Program Description SECOND LEVEL ACADEMIC TITLE IN COMPANY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT University of Parma, Italy (LM -77 Degree courses in the Sciences, Economics and Business) Double degree: 1) Pamukkale University (Turkey): II level degree “Accounting and Finance” 2) Grenoble École de Management (France): “MSc in Management” Duration: Two years. Places available: 140 of which: - n. 124 for EU citizens and EU-equated citizens; - n. 4 for non EU citizens; - n. 2 for Chinese citizens (“Marco Polo” contingent). Curricular requirements: To access, the curricular requirements are related to the basic content of the degree courses in Economics and Management or Business Administration. The access at this degree course also requires specific knowledge of issues relating to Business Administration and Management. In particular, graduated students in Economics and Management or Business Administration must have at least 15 ECTS in academic disciplines of Business Administration and Management. The access is also open to graduated students in other degree courses, if they have acquired at least: - 15 credits in Business Administration and Management; - 10 credits in one or more of the following academic disciplines: Economics; Economic Policy; Public Economics; Applied Economics; Economic History; - 10 credits in one or more of the following academic disciplines: Statistics, Economic Statistics, Mathematical Methods of Economy, Finance and Actuarial Sciences; - 10 credits in one or more of the following academic disciplines: Private Law, Business Law. Admission test: Admission to the Degree Course in Company administration and management is regulated by an admission test. Potential applicants will take the test only if they have the above mentioned requirements. Admission procedures, terms and deadlines are published on the following website: http://www.dipartimentoeconomia.unipr.it/it/offerta-formativa. Key learning outcomes: The programme mainly focuses on disciplines belonging to the area of Business Administration. Such disciplines are integrated with statistic knowledge to identify and elaborate data used in the business decisional processes, an economic background concerning problem-solving issues and business history. The programme also includes juridical knowledge on commercial, bankruptcy and tax law. More in depth, thanks to the competences acquired in the degree course, graduated students will obtain advanced expertise on: - corporate governance and auditing; - financial accounting, financial reporting and determination of the taxable income of a company; - group-structured companies and elaboration of consolidated financial reporting; - management and control activities in companies in the public sector; - management and cost accounting; - economic-financial evaluation of the extraordinary operations with an accounting, fiscal and civil point of view; - analysis of the financial reporting of the firms in the public and private; - companies evaluation according to the established practices and analysis of their financial structure; - economic, financial and tax consulting to institutions, companies and private individuals at a national and international level; - worker as official receivers and liquidators and commercial and bankruptcy consultant, - compliance assessment; - internal auditing processes and evaluation on the effectiveness of internal administration procedures (risk assessment); - economic-financial communication procedures concerning capital markets, through the function of investor relator. Students will acquire and enhance the above mentioned competences through traditional lectures integrated with innovative teaching methods: workshops, research groups, discussion of business cases , thesis, seminars and contributions from experts from the professional economic and business world. Learning activities: Denomination - ECTS - Year Advanced management accounting 6 - 1 Companies financial analysis 9 - 1 Business statistics and data analysis 6 - 1 Management control in companies in public sector 9 - 1 International accounting 9 - 1 Industrial districts and business networks 8 - 1 Tax law and international taxation 8 - 1 Corporate governance and auditing 12 - 2 Advanced financial accounting 9 - 2 Commercial law (advanced course) 11 - 2 Business history 8 - 2 Business English 3 - 1 Optional activities (es.: exam, laboratories, stages) 8 Final thesis 14 Career opportunities: The Second Level Degree Course in "Business Administration" aims tot produce professions which will be able to: - use the necessary methodologies knowledge and skills for roles of responsibility in business management and administration (corporate governance and management control); - apply specific tools for research activities concerning the decision process implemented by the company; - apply different accounting standards; - study manufacturing firms, ,mainly focus on different types of business groups; - analyse the business context through an interdisciplinary approach; - deal with laws regulating companies, especially as regards the juridical aspects of extraordinary operations and of executive procedures; - apply knowhow regarding tax law and international tax systems in international market operations. In particular, graduated students could find a job as directors, accountants, legal-economic consultants, auditors, internal auditors, investor relators . If you need more information or have any questions, please fill in this form. It takes approximately 45 seconds to be completed. DEGREE COURSE WITH ADMISSION TEST AT LOCAL SCALE - Places available: 130, of which 6 for non EU citizens, including 2 reserved for Chinese citizens - No pre enrolment request will be accepted - 75 PLACES of which 4 for non EU citizens, including 2 reserved for Chinese citizens - 63 PLACES of which 6 for non EU citizens, including 2 reserved for Chinese citizens Classification: LM -77 degree courses in the sciences, economics and business. Learning activities The year (58 credits) - Tax Law and elements of international taxation (8 cfu) - Industrial districts and business networks (8 cfu) - Financial management of enterprises (9 cfu) - Programming, control and budget in public companies (9 credits) - International Accounting (9 cfu) - Programming systems and management control (6 cfu) - Business Statistics and data analysis (6 credits) Learning activities II year (62 credits) - Commercial Law (advanced course) (11 credits) - systems of governance and auditing (12 credits) - History of businesses (8 cfu) - Themes special budget (9 cfu) - English (suitability B1 +) (3 cfu) | From supporting mandatory before the exams of the second year - Optional activities (8 cfu) - Thesis (14 credits) To access you must: - meet certain academic requirements. - pass an admission test for the assessment of individual preparation, which assigns the ranking position. Bando and ranking (when available) can be downloaded right (links and downloads). Curricular requirements The curricular requirements required for access correspond to basic content of degree courses in class L-18 (ex 270/04) or 17 (ex 509/99). It also requires specific knowledge of issues relating to the sector SECS-P / 07. In particular: graduates from class 17 (previously 509/99) or L-18 (ex 270/04) requires at least 20 credits in the SECS-P / 07. Access is also open to graduates in other classes, provided they have acquired at least: - 20 credits in the SECS-P / 07; - 10 credits in one or more of the following sectors: SECS-P / 01 , SECS-P / 02, SECS-P / 03, SECS-P / 06, SECS-P / 12; - 10 credits in one or more of the following sectors: SECS-S / 01, SECS-S / 03, SECS- S / 06; - 10 credits in one or more of the following areas: IUS / 01 IUS / 04. Who should undertake curricular supplements may do so before the graduation of three-year degree, claiming the tests corresponding to debts. Students enrolled in a three-year Bachelor of Economics in Parma can do it as part of Activity-choice exams or supporting additional to the 180 credits required for the degree of Bachelor degree. Anyone who is not enrolled in a three-year Bachelor of Economics in Parma, can make curricular supplements at another location or subscribing to individual examinations. In any case, the curricular additions must be made ​​prior to the assessment of individual preparation. [-]

Master in Food Science and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in <strong>Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science</strong>, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum. [+]

Official Program Description This Degree Course is designed to be the natural continuation of studies graduates in Food Science and Technology, Catering Science and Gastronomic Science, but it can also be of interest to graduates in other scientific-technical areas of chemistry, biology and engineering, in possession of an appropriate curriculum. At the end of the course, second cycle graduates in Food Science and Technology will have gained the following knowledge and abilities: - a solid foundation knowledge in those areas of mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry and biology relating to the applied aspects of the food sector; - a solid knowledge of the scientific method needed to apply basic and practical knowledge to the solution of the many technical and organizational problems of the food sector; - the ability to optimize production, preservation and distribution processes and to manage industrial research and development projects; - the ability to manage and promote food quality and safety in accordance with regulations on workers’ safety and protection of the environment; - the ability to perform efficiently complex supervision and management activities in the agri-food sector; - a high level of technical expertise in monitoring the organoleptic, hygienic and nutritional quality of food, also using innovative methods; - advanced skills in the management and organization of companies, agri-food supply chains and consultancy firms and services connected with them; - the ability to communicate, to work within multidisciplinary groups and to show good judgement both on the technical and economic level and on the human and ethical one; - proficiency in at least one language of the European Union other than Italian, usually English, within the specific area of expertise and for the exchange of general and specialized information. To these ends, the programme of the second cycle degree in Food Science and Technology involves: - the acquisition of in-depth knowledge about specific technical aspects, both general and specialized, of the food sector and related sectors; - monitoring activities and practical exercises dedicated to learning about experimental and control methods and data elaboration; - activities for promoting mastery of traditional and innovative technologies; - external internships, in relation to specific objectives, at companies, public administration facilities and laboratories, as well as study periods at other Italian and European universities, including work experience organized within the framework of international agreements. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES The degree course aims to provide second level graduates with good basic knowledge (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology) and food sector applied skills (production technology, control of the safety and nutritional quality, hygienic and organoleptic aspects, agri-food economics and management business of production, processing). FINAL EXAMINATION, IF ANY Upon completion of the course the final exam must testify to the cultural growth of the student in their field of study. To this end, the final exam consists of a progress report on an advanced and/or innovative subject in a discipline from the course, chosen under the supervision of a professor on the course. The report is discussed in front of a Commission, usually composed of professors from different disciplines. The discussion must make clear in particular the capacity gained by the student to select and use independently and critically the methodologies of analysis acquired during the training on the one hand, and the flexibility to use other interdisciplinary frames of reference on the other. [-]

Master in International Business and Development (IBD)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

<strong>International Business and Development (IBD)</strong> is the first degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university is actively seeking to raise its international profile in teaching and research and for several years has played a key role in projects with developing countries. [+]

Official Program Description Second cycle degree course in International Business and Development (IBD) International Business and Development (IBD) is the first degree course to be taught and examined entirely in English at the University of Parma, in Italy. The university is actively seeking to raise its international profile in teaching and research and for several years has played a key role in projects with developing countries. IBD is an advanced degree, an innovation in the wide range of graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Economics, and is aimed at those aspiring to work at international level. IBD offers diverse groups of students a unique opportunity. First of all, it is addressed to Italians who wish to improve their command of English in a professional context. All lectures and seminars will be conducted through the medium of English, so that as well as learning about economics, students will profit from full immersion in the language. Scientific studies attest the value of Content and Language Integrated Learning, and IBD offers the chance to work towards an advanced qualification in economics and also acquire advanced language skills throughout the two-year course. IBD is also aimed at non-Italian students who wish to study in Italy. For many of these students, their lack of Italian has been a barrier until now. But today some of the major Italian universities, like many in the EU, are offering degree courses in English. We hope that IBD will attract as many applications as possible from overseas to Parma. IBD will bring many benefits. All students, both Italian and foreign, will gain advantages in terms of employment. Today, knowledge of the international economy needs to be complemented by language skills for entry to many professions, and an advanced knowledge of English for business and economics will open up opportunities for young people in Italy and abroad. Double degree: "International Business and Development" University of Parma and "International Business, Economics and Management" University of Vilnius A joint agreement has been signed between the University of Parma and the University of Vilnius (Lithuania) for a double degree covering the second level "International Business and Development" offered by the Economics Faculty at Parma and "International Business, Economics and Management" offered by the Economics Faculty at Vilnius. Both degree courses are delivered in English. Parma students now have the opportunity to obtain 30 credits valid for the IBD degree, and be awarded a double degree from Parma and Vilnius University, by spending one semester at Vilnius and passing examinations there. Vilnius students are offered the same opportunity to study IBD in Parma. The agreement is part of the internationalization project currently pursued by Parma University and the Economics Faculty. The aim is to increase levels of student mobility and enhance opportunities for Parma students to gain academic and personal experience by studying abroad. OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY ABROAD IBD students are encouraged to gain experience abroad during the two academic years, and can take advantage of various opportunities. As well as the Erasmus program, there is the chance every year to compete for places at overseas universities which have cooperation agreements with the Economics Department. These currently include universities in Brazil, Japan, Vietnam, Britain and the United States, and other agreements are due to be signed in the near future. [-]

Master in Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

The Master’s Degree course in <strong>Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies</strong> was designed to provide a specific training for the management of distribution problems, in order to improve company sales policies, and to provide an effective response to the strategic and operational management of companies and institutions, adopting an interdisciplinary approach, interconnected with the business world. [+]

Official Program Description Language: Italian Duration: 2 years Maximum number of participants: 160 Admission Requirements: Candidates applying to the Master must possess a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and/or Business Administration or any other valid title recognised as equivalent to three-year and four-year Italian Bachelor’s Degrees in classes L-18 (former 270/04) or 17 (former 509/99). In addition, specific knowledge of Marketing topics is required. Candidates from classes 17 (former 509/99) or L-18 (former 270/04) must possess at least 9 ECTS credits in Marketing-related subjects (sector SECS-P/08 of the Italian system). Graduates from different classes can apply for the Course if they possess at least 27 ECTS credits as follows: • At least 9 ECTS credits in sector SECS-P/08 (Marketing/Economics and Business Management); • At least 9 ECTS credits in the following sectors: SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02, SECS-P/03, SECS-P/06 o SECS-P/12 (Economics, Economic History); • At least 9 ECTS credits in the following sectors: SECS-S/01, SECS-S/03, S/04, S/05 o SECS-S/06, M-PSI 01, M-PSI03, M-PSI05 e M-PSI06, SPS 07, SPS 08 (Statistics, Psychology and Sociology). Specific cases of candidates who do not meet the aforementioned requirements will be first examined through an interview. In case of positive outcome, such candidates will be admitted to the test. Undergraduate candidates can take the test as well. The test will take place in July each year. Candidates passing the test and included in the rankings can pre-enrol on the Master’s Degree Course TRADE. Definitive enrolment is possible exclusively after graduation, which must be obtained not later than 31st December 2015. Description of the Course. The Master’s Degree course in Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies was founded in 2005. It was the first Master in Marketing in Italy and was designed to provide specific training for the development of marketing strategies and commercial policies of manufacturing, retail and service companies. It stems from the 30 year old research activity of the Marketing Area at the University of Parma, a well know “research school” in the field of retail, distribution and channel management. Trade marketing activities have become increasingly important in horizontal and vertical marketing processes. More specifically, this importance has been enhanced by: the increasing significance of points of sale in industrial marketing processes; a progressive increase and sophistication of demand for retail services among consumers; developments in distribution systems that could be considered as true revolutions, such as e-commerce; an increase in the levels of commercial concentration in purchasing and sales processes, so as to affect “vertical” power relations in the supply chain. These phenomena have given rise to a strong demand for professionals with a consolidated cultural background in the area of planning, management and organization of corporate commercial strategies. More specifically, large and small companies, in manufacturing, distribution and service, both on a national and international level need professional to design sales and marketing strategies and manage channel relations. The Course was therefore structured to provide theoretical and practical proficiency in the following areas: marketing channels, retail and channel management, merchandising policies, systems for planning and monitoring sales, trade marketing strategies. These marketing foundations, developed during the first year of the course, are complemented by economic history of marketing and distribution and management macroeconomic scenario analysis. Statistical methodologies necessary for the analysis of marketing data are introduced in the second year (introductory and advanced courses, plus applied laboratories). Over the years, the course has expanded the area of core competences developed until reaching a complete overview on the different aspects of the Marketing sector, including its cutting-edge themes, with 11 subjects and 4 laboratories: Neuromarketing, Consumer Behaviour Analysis, Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, In store Marketing, Category Management, Fashion and Design Marketing, Channel Metrics, Retail Branding and Image, Retail and Channel Management, Social Marketing, Crisis and Reputation Management, Food Marketing, Promotional Mediation and Negotiation. This broad and expert range of Marketing-related subjects offered by the TRADE course has no equals in Italy: this is possible thanks to the Marketing Area of the Department of Economics in Parma, which boasts a valid team of 15 professors and researchers with long experience in research projects and didactic methodologies as regards the aforementioned themes. The fit between the course’s academic content and real business necessities of firms is constantly assessed with regard to scientific progress in the sectors of marketing and trade marketing (and this is assured by the fact that the professors teaching the courses conduct their own research in these sectors), and by means of continuous involvement with managers and market experts. The innovative didactic methodologies are a strong point of the course: besides the aforementioned laboratories (limited number of participants: 30), the course includes group work activities, marketing games, role-plays, collaborations of experts and managers, for nearly all subjects. Since 2014, a programme of visits to companies has been part of the course as well. Course structure The Course Structure is available at the following link: http://www.dipartimentoeconomia.unipr.it/it/TRADE-2014-15 Career Opportunities. Master’s Degree graduates in Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies can hold positions of responsibility in the management of manufacturing, services, distribution and trading companies. More specifically, the roles that can be effectively performed by Master’s Degree graduates in Trade Marketing and Commercial Strategies are: In the Commercial sector: Sales manager, Key account manager, Area manager, Trade marketing manager; Channel manager; E-commerce manager, Export manager, Store manager. In the Marketing sector: Marketing manager, Brand manager, Product manager, Loyalty marketing manager, Merchandiser, Customer service manager. In the Purchase Department sector: Buyer/Purchase Manager, Category manager, Supply chain manager, E-procurement manager. In the Analysis sector: Research manager, Market analyst, CRM expert, Commercial Consultant, Expert Journalist in Economics International opportunities The course offers two Double Degree opportunities: with the Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 (France) for the three best students with excellent commmand of French (they will be awarded the Master en Marketing et Vente in addition to the Italian Second Cycle Degree); with the University of Pamukkale (Turkey) for the three best students with excellent commmand of English (they will be awarded the Master in Marketing Management in addition to the Italian Second Cycle Degree). Results Graduates from the Course generally find an occupation after 3.8 months from their graduation: this is an excellent result, considering that entering in the Italian labour market usually requires a longer time. The innovative contents and concrete possibilities of finding a job in a short time make the TRADE Course extremely attractive for students: 50% of students enrolled come from other universities (17 different universities) and every year more than 200 candidates take the admission test in July. About 75 % of these students usually pass the test. [-]

Master of Science in Communication Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

<strong>The Master of Science in Communication Engineering</strong> is taught and examined entirely in English. Communication Engineering is a two-year graduate course tailored to those aspiring to work in an advanced engineering field at an international level. [+]

Official Program Description The Master of Science in Communication Engineering is taught and examined entirely in English. Communication Engineering is a two-year graduate course tailored to those aspiring to work in an advanced engineering field at an international level. Communication Engineering offers Italian and international students a unique opportunity. First of all, it provides sound knowledge and methodology in an area which is experiencing an impressive technological innovation and is likely to continue this trend for many years to come. Furthermore, it allows international students to improve their command of the English language in a professional context. All lectures and seminars are held in English, so that students may practice the language in its technical terminology, while learning about current technology. Many scientific studies attest the value of such a Content and Language Integrated Learning. Communication Engineering offers the chance to work towards an advanced qualification in Communication Engineering and also acquire advanced language skills throughout the two-year course. Communication Engineering has a well-established tradition at the University of Parma. In the last decades, the Department of Information Engineering has been active in research in all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) areas, namely Electronics, Computer Engineering, Communications, and related fields. The Department coordinates advanced research, graduate and undergraduate studies. Research activity is carried out by several groups often in collaboration with foreign universities and renowned international institutions. The Department also provides scientific and technical consulting to industries, firms and public institutions in Italy and abroad. The Master of Science in Communication Engineering has been offered in Italian since the early 1990s, alongside international-level research in Digital, Wireless and Optical Communications. Beginning with the academic year 2012-2013, the program has been offered entirely in English. All students, both Italian and foreign, will benefit in terms of career opportunities. Today, advanced ICT knowledge needs to be complemented by language skills in order to gain access to many professions, and an advanced knowledge of English will open up opportunities for young people in Italy and abroad. Parma is an ideal destination for foreign students. Famous for its art and history, the city also offers a high level of public services. It is small enough for the local people to be welcoming and friendly, but large enough to host important cultural events. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics is required. A BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering typically provides the necessary background knowledge, but other first-level University degrees may also be suitable. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Communication Engineering is designed for candidates from different academic backgrounds and aims to provide a thorough grounding in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The main goal of the Communication Engineering course is to provide advanced insight into the current ICT technology, while simultaneously emphasizing a methodological approach to the analysis and design of complex systems - an essential ability in a fast moving world. The first year of the course provides the sound and fundamental background tools of the Communication Engineer, but also leaves significant space to interdisciplinary learning by allowing the student to attend courses from other Engineering, Physics or Economics programmes. The second year focuses on specific advanced disciplines within Communication Engineering and leaves significant space to a final thesis work. The final examination consists of a public defense of a written theoretical or experimental thesis, focusing on a theme consistent with the subjects of the degree course. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will be trained to work in companies challenging the global technology competition, in multinational corporations, European and supranational organizations and national and regional institutions operating internationally. [-]

Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management Programme (FRIM)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

The second cycle degree in <strong>Finance and Risk Management (FRIM)</strong> is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and management of banking and financial risk and, more generally, of corporate economic risk, in management of financial institutions, and in analysis and management of insurance risk. [+]

Official Program Description The Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) Programme is designed to produce experts in the management of financial products and portfolios, in analysis and management of banking and financial risk and, more generally, of corporate economic risk, in management of financial institutions, and in analysis and management of insurance risk. Graduates in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM): acquire thorough knowledge of mathematical calculation tools applied to the economy of financial products and markets, finance and insurance as well as specialized knowledge of company risk models employed by banking, financial and insurance analysts; in addition, they gain statistical knowledge that enables them to process data and estimate economic relationships; acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply such methodologies and tools to the field of finance in terms of analysis of international scenarios, implementation of decision models in financial markets and in company management, and analysis and development of the management processes typical of the different categories of financial intermediaries; develop the capacity for independent judgement regarding issues of company financial management and risk management and the modelling of financial markets, thus being able to efficiently interpret and process the information and data acquired; develop the ability to communicate, both within companies and to a non-specialized public, information about the performance of financial markets, the use of alternative financial tools and banking and insurance risk management; acquire the ability to organize independently the life-long learning process now required by professions because of the changed economic context, to investigate issues connected with the use of specific financial tools or the functioning of specific markets, as well as the opportunity of going on to Doctorate and second-level Master’s courses on economic and business studies. Possible career opportunities for graduates in Finance and Risk Management include: asset management companies, financial supervisory organizations and financial rating companies; technical offices and planning offices of organizations and companies in the financial system; consulting activities in the financial and insurance area, management of company risks and insurance processes; portfolio management, financial analysis services; financial management of industrial and business companies; the profession of Chartered Accountant after passing the state exam. Operators in these different fields are constantly consulted in order to ensure that the course content corresponds to the professional profiles required by the market. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The course is open access (without programmed number). Curricular Requirements The curricular requirements required for access correspond to basic content of degree courses in class L-18 (ex 270/04), 17 (ex 509/99), L-33 (ex 270/04) and 28 (ex 509/99). Graduates with a Bachelor degree obtained with score of degree greater than or equal to 95/110 in one of the following classes of Degree: L-18 (ex 270/04) or 17 (ex 509/99) L-33 (ex 270/04) or 28 (ex 509/99) can directly access. Graduates with a Bachelor degree obtained with a score of less than 95/110 degree in one of the following classes of Degree: L-18 (ex 270/04) or 17 (ex 509/99) L-33 (ex 270/04) or 28 (ex 509/99) and graduates holding a foreign degree equivalent to a bachelor degree or higher Italian, regardless of grade, subject to the procedure provided by the current legislation for qualifications obtained abroad, can access, after passing an admission test for the assessment of individual preparation (DM 270/04). KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES The Master of Science in Finance and Risk Management (FRIM) Programme was designed with the principal objective of training professionals expert in the management of financial products and portfolios, the analysis and management of banking and financial risk, and, more in general, of corporate economic risk, the management of financial institutions, and the analysis and management of insurance risk. Particular attention will be dedicated to management roles emerging in the sector of private pension, whose importance is increasing due to the planned reduction of public pension benefits. At the end of the course, FRIM graduates will have mastered the principal themes in the financial area, in particular as regards financial markets and the formation of prices of financial and derivative instruments, the management of financial investments and the measurement and management of financial risk, management and legislation applied to financial intermediation, the management of capital value in financial intermediation, and the management of insurance risks. FRIM graduates will be able to apply this knowledge and these tools to practical work in markets and financial institutions. The professional skills acquired will be hallmarked by a combination of techniques from the major subject areas (corporate, mathematical-statistical, economics and juridical), including the international dimension.The academic syllabus is organized taking into account the fact that some roles in finance and risk management require considerable managerial knowledge, while in other roles it is necessary to be able to use quantitative analytical tools, in particular those supplied by mathematical finance. With regard to the corporate area, the academic course comprises the following themes: financial analysis, corporate financial risk management, risk management and insurance, financial statements for financial intermediaries, and the relevant accounting principles, marketing and business strategies for financial services, applied finance, risk management and value creation in banks and investment banking, and real estate finance. As regards quantitative analysis, the following foundation areas are studied: risk management tools, techniques in insurance and life insurance, quantitative finance, computational and statistical methods applied to finance, asset-liability management (the latter is studied in an integrated approach, with mathematical and corporate methodologies). It is important to note that the study of such subjects is approached from an integrated viewpoint, so that FRIM students possess knowledge of the most important areas for finance and risk management. As regards the Economics area, the course includes the study of macro-financial analytical and forecasting methodologies, along with the history of financial markets in order to extend the students’ cultural profile. Lastly, students learn concepts regarding law as applied to financial markets. The degree to which the course’s academic content corresponds to real necessities is constantly assessed with regard to scientific progress in the sectors of finance and risk management and by means of interaction with operators working on the market. The latters will specifically be invited to play an active part in academic activities, by means of seminars, personal experience descriptions, and case studies. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Potential employment opportunities for Master of Science graduates in Finance and Risk Management include: savings management companies, supervisory authorities for the financial sector, financial rating companies; technical offices and planning offices in organizations and companies in the financial sector; consultancy in finance and life insurance, risk management in the corporate and insurance sectors; portfolio management, financial analysis services and the financial management of industrial and commercial companies. There are constant contacts with professionals in these fields in order to verify the correspondence between the course syllabus and the professional profile required by the market. FINAL EXAMINATION, IF ANY For the final examination, students are asked to prepare a final dissertation, under supervision by a course professor, consisting of a detailed study of themes treated in the course subject areas, developed both from the theoretical/conceptual point of view, and by means of empirical observations. [-]

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Master of Arts in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature. First year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History. [+]

Official Program Description The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature. First year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History. Second year courses are divided into two modules: LM 14 (Modern Philology and Literature) provides an in-depth study especially within the fields of Italian and Romance Languages, Literatures and Philology, Historical and Musicological Studies. LM 15 (Classics) offers you high-standard, advanced training in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Ancient History, Papyrology, Classical Philology, Archaeology and Sanskrit. Our Mission - Knowledge and Understanding: Upon completion of the Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature you will have advanced methodological and philological skills. Our program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. - Applying knowledge and understanding: You will be able to apply your knowledge and comprehension ability autonomously, developing research projects in all key fields of the Humanities. - Making judgements: Direct and comparative in-depth approaches to literary and critical sources will grant you the tools to interpret and judge complex issues related to specific literary, philological, linguistic and historical phenomena and to submit high level critical proposals. - Learning skills: You will develop the ability to independently pursue original thinking and to update your knowledge in view of personal research or access to further university education programs (Ph.D. programs, postgraduate schools). - Communication skills: Thanks to specific core modules developed to meet your needs for high standard communication skills, you will be able to communicate with clarity and authority, in both written and oral form, the results of your studies and researches to specialist and non-specialist audience. Career Opportunities Our Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature can be the gateway to many professions, and the training in analytical and communication skills acquired by our graduates make them employable in a wide variety of fields including: - Ph.D. programs; - First/Second grade and High School teaching. - Publishing, freelance journalism and communications; - Archives, libraries, cultural heritage organisations, museums, archaeological parks, cultural centres, editorial offices; - New communication technologies; - Cultural services; - Historical organisations; - Archaeological organisations: you will be granted the opportunity to gain great field experience within one or more of the high profile partners collaborating with us and helping us to explore the vast scientific potential of our territory (regio VIII Aemilia and Cisalpine Gaul in particular) for archaeological ventures: excavation at the site of Theodoric’s villa of Galeata (partnership with Disci Unibo), survey of urban monuments in Parma (partnership with Dicatea Unipr), landscape archaeology (partnership with Sbaer Mibac, Reggio Emilia City Museums network, National Archaeological Museum of Parma, Society of Romagna Studies). Admission Requirements Admission to the combined Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature requires the possession of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with ECTS in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature, History and Archaeology. Upon review of the credentials of an applicant seeking regular admission to the Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature, the Graduate Studies Committee may recommend that the applicant submitting regular application be subjected to specific conditions being satisfied over a specified time period. Classical and Modern Philology and Literature - Curriculum First Year (classes listed below are communal - 60 ECTS total) Italian Literature and Contemporary Italian Literature [12] Latin Literature [6] Roman History [6] 6 ECTS to be chosen from: General Linguistics [6] Dialectology [6] 24 ECTS to be chosen from: Christian, Medieval and Humanist Literature [12] Classical Tradition and Humanities Computing [12] Palaeography and Archival Science [12] 6 ECTS to be chosen from: Medieval Civilisation and Cultures [6] History of the Age of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation [6] History of Contemporary Europe [6] Modern Philology and Literature (LM 14) Second Year (60 ECTS total) 12 ECTS to be chosen from: Italian and Romance Philology [12] History of Communication and Musical Theatre [12] History and Systems of Musical Communication [6] History of Musical Theatre [6] Romance Philology [6] Italian Philology [6] 12 ECTS to be chosen from: Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature [12] History and Didactics of Italian Language [12] Philology and Criticism of Musical Texts [6] History and Style of Poetry in Music [6] Italian Literary Criticism [6] Teaching Italian as a Second Language [6] History of Italian Language [6] Modern Comparative Literatures [6] 6 ECTS to be chosen from: Cultural Geography Elements of Musical Analysis Provençal Literature Medieval Civilisation and Cultures [6] History of the Age of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation [6] History of Contemporary Europe [6] 12 ECTS to be chosen freely Work experience internship [3] Master’s Thesis [15] Classics (LM 15) Second Year (60 ECTS total) Greek History and Historiography [6] 12 ECTS to be chosen from: Didactics and Humanities Computing for Classical Languages and Literatures [12] Greek and Latin Philology [12] Didactics of Greek Language and Literature [6] Greek Philology [6] Latin Philology [6] Latin Grammar [6] History of Latin Language [6] E-Classical Sciences [6] 12 ECTS to be chosen from: Archaeology and Topography of the Ancient World [12] Papyrology and Classical Philology [12] Papyrology [6] Archaeology and History of Greek and Roman Art [6] Ancient Topography [6] Classical Philology [6] 12 ECTS to be chosen freely, but the classes listed below are recommended: Etruscology [6] Multimedia Technologies applied to Archaeology [6] Sanskrit [6] Work experience internship [3] Master’s Thesis [15] [-]

Master of Arts on Arts and Spectacle History and Criticism

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Italy Parma

Master's Degree in History and criticism of the arts and entertainment industry is founded on a tradition of studies and research established based on the overcoming of hierarchies and disciplinary divisions and on the analysis of forms of expression in a historical perspective. [+]

Official Program Description COURSE WITHOUT ADMISSION TEST 5 places available for non-EU citizens, including 2 places reserved for Chinese citizens The II level Master’s Degree in History of Art and Entertainment Industry History and Art Criticism is founded on a tradition of studies and research established on the overcoming of hierarchies and disciplinary divisions and on the analysis of forms of expression in an historical perspective. The objectives of the course are: to acquire knowledge of the methodologies of research and acquisition of the tools of research in the history of the arts (visual and performing); to acquire a specialist level of knowledge of the history of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary and of the history theatre, performing arts and cinema; to acquire awareness of the critical historical debate, in the fields of art, film, performing arts and theatre history and the acquisition of deep critical skills; to acquire the comprehension of the dynamics relating to the organization and management of the arts; to acquire theoretical and applied knowledge of the problems of conservation, management, promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage. These objectives will be achieved through the articulation of specific subjects on the courses in art history (History of the Arts from Middle Ages to the present and History of Art Criticism, History of Theatre and Dramaturgy, and History of Cinema) supplemented by theoretical and methodological courses (Aesthetics and Information science). Students will have the opportunity to expand and personalize their curriculum with 1 or 2 free choice examinations. The traditional lectures will be supplemented by seminars and workshops. Particular attention will be devoted to internships that will allow students a direct relationship with the institutions responsible for the conservation of cultural heritage and of theatre and cinema production activities. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS To be enrolled at the II level master’s degree the student must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with ECTS in history of art, from the middle ages to the present, and on the history of cinema and performing arts. Upon review of the credentials of an applicant seeking regular admission to the II level Master’s degree, an Academic Committee will evaluate the preparation and the respect of the requirements for the admission to the course. KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates in History and criticism of the arts and entertainment industry will acquire the skills to analyse critically and with independent judgment the different issues related to the study, conservation and protection and promotion of cultural heritage and cinema and performing arts. The graduate will be able to treat, organize and coordinate with autonomy exhibitions, art exhibitions, theatrical film and all editorial activities relating to these areas, identifying the critical literature specific and necessary documentation. The graduate will also be able to identify the skills necessary to create activities that require a level of specialization. The level of these skills will be tested as part of individual lessons, within the seminars and the final tests, on the occasion of the training activities and Finally, in the preparation and discussion of the thesis. STUDY PLAN YEAR OF STUDY: 1 Cultural Heritage Law - 6 cfu Aesthetics - 6 cfu Information and Documentation Science - 12 cfu History of american cinema - 6 cfu History of medieval architecture - 6 cfu Renaissance Art History - 6 cfu Modern and contemporary Art Critic - 6 cfu YEAR OF STUDY: 2 Contemporary art practices (History and theory of art exhibitions + Video art and Visual communication) - 12 cfu Drammaturgy - 12 cfu History of Contemporary Art - 6 cfu Free Choice exam - 12 cfu (one or two exames) Laboratory - 6 cfu Traininingship - 6 cfu Final exam - 18 cfu CAREER OPPORTUNITIES The graduate of the II level master’s degree can access the museum and any other art and cultural institutions career. FINAL EXAMINATION The final thesis, (24 credits), involves the preparation of a written paper of at least 100 pages (2000 characters each), excluding bibliography, which must be original in nature and that the student will have to complete under the guidance of a Rapporteur identified among the holders of the teachings contained in the plan of study. The teacher, as a speaker, will discuss with the student the subject of research, verify the capability of selection and analysis of the critical literature; the ability to develop research by identifying the specific documentation; the ability to set in an original way the structure of the treatment and the ability of argument with respect to the arguments presented. The final evaluation of the thesis, which will be discussed by the student with a committee appointed in accordance with the provisions of the University didactic rules, will take into account: the overall career of the student; the maturity shown by the student in the analysis of critical debate and in the identification the methodology of analysis than the chosen theme; the ability to identify new interpretive hypotheses and criticism or the ability to add new contributions bringing to light new elements compared to the state of the art studies; the mastery of specific vocabulary and ability in building the discussion; the arrangements for the conduct of the defence of the thesis with the rapporteur and the members of the Committee. [-]

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