Economics and Business Administration
The Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration (ECOAMM) has a duration of three years and belongs to the L18 Class of Bachelor’s Degrees in Economic Sciences and Business Administration
In order to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration, students must acquire 180 university study credits (CFUs) by passing 20 exams. In addition to the 20 exams, there is also the final exam and an IT test worth one CFU, which is necessary for the development of the skills required on the degree course.
The number of participants on the course is decided at a local level.
In order to be admitted onto the course, candidates must sit the TOLC-E (CISIA Online Test - Economics) at an accredited facility. Information regarding access to the test and a list of accredited facilities are available on the CISIA (Interuniversity Consortium of Integrated Access Systems) website. The TOLC-E test is split into four modules and aims to test skills in mathematics, logic, comprehension and English, in accordance with the information on the CISIA website.
For the purposes of assessment for enrolment on the course, only the results achieved in the first three modules (mathematics, logic, comprehension) are taken into account. Candidates are only required to obtain a score of at least 4 in the mathematics section.
At the end of the course, the qualification of Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration, part of the L-18 Class of Degrees, is issued.
The qualification enables access to the Master’s Degree in General Business Economics, run by the University of Milano-Bicocca’s School of Economics and Statistics. The second-level course (Master’s Degree) in General Business Economics is designed to offer avenues for further study with a specific focus on disciplines relating to the management, administration and organisation of companies. The course aims to provide students with an advanced understanding and solid cultural and professional preparation which enables them to deal with the increasingly interlinked problems that companies and public organisations are facing in the current, competitive context. The course also intends to prepare candidates to operate as chartered accountants, once they have completed a traineeship and passed the state exam.
Graduates in Economics and Business Administration will also be able to access first-level postgraduate programmes at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Participation in Master’s degree courses at other universities is subject to the regulations in place at those institutions.
The degree course aims to provide candidates with solid cultural and methodological preparation in disciplines of business administration: accounting, budgets, professional techniques, company audit and budgetary review, organisation, planning and management control, with a particular focus on regulations pertaining to commercial and tax law.
The course is particularly suitable for students interested in working in the fields of administration, finance and control within companies or who wish to become accounting professionals, statutory auditors or - eventually - chartered accountants.
The course also provides students with adequate knowledge regarding:
- basic economic/political disciplines
- basic and applied quantitative methods
- legal principles and institutions, with a particular focus on commercial and tax law
- English and another EU language (not Italian) within the specific context of economic, business and quantitative disciplines
- IT and data processing systems applied to a business context
The degree course ("Administration and Control” curriculum) is subject to a specific framework agreement signed by MIUR and CNDCEC in October 2014. Therefore, graduates are able to access support through the agreement between MIUR and curriculum to complete placements. Then, provided they pass the state exam, they will be able to practise as accounting professionals and statutory auditors.
When students achieve the degree in accordance with the requirements set out in the aforementioned agreement, not only are they entitled to complete six months of the 18-month placement during the three-year course period, but - once they have completed the remaining 12-month placement after graduating - they are also exempt from the first test in the state exam for access to Section B of the Register of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Professionals. The agreement with Milan’s ODCEC applies to all students registered from the 2015/16 academic year.