ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
The Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business belongs to the L33 Class of Bachelor’s Degrees in Economic Sciences, has a duration of three years and involves the acquisition of 180 university study credits (CFUs) leading to the award of the degree. There are 20 exams which are worth a total of 176 CFUs. The remaining credits will be obtained through other educational activities: one CFU for IT competence and three CFUs for the final exam. Indicatively, the exams are divided as follows: seven in the first year, six in the second and six in the third. Of the 20 exams, one is in English, one is in another European Union language and one requires the candidate to demonstrate specific IT skills.
The course of study is organised locally (300 places, including 11 for Chinese students from the Marco Polo project and three for non-EU students not residing in Italy): the ranking is formulated based on performance in the CISIA TOLC-E test. In order to apply for the degree course, the university requires candidates to obtain a score of at least 4 in the mathematics section of the TOLC-E test.
Some aspects of the course may be taught in English. At the end of the course, the qualification of Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business is issued.
The qualification enables access to first-level postgraduate programmes, LM-56, LM-76, LM-16, LM-77 Master’s Degree courses and other classes launched at the University of Milano-Bicocca or at other universities in accordance with the procedures set out in their respective regulations.
Graduates then have the option to qualify as accounting professionals, provided they pass the exam.
The degree course intends to provide a general understanding of its four learning areas: political economy, quantitative economics, legal economics and business economics. These are considered complementary areas useful in tackling and analysing any problem.
In the third year, the course offers optional teaching modules designed to focus attention on one subject to be explored from the perspective of the four learning areas, of which political economy is the most relevant.
By way of example, focus areas include: International markets and institutions, International businesses and markets, Management, Public bodies and organisations and non-profit companies, Economics and management of tourism companies.
The aim is to develop experts in commercial sciences, rather than just in economics, management and legal economics, and consultants who can apply their knowledge in their specific field of activity. The skills acquired by candidates in the various learning areas will enable them to develop links and gain useful tools in terms of problem-solving.