Society and Culture / Bachelor's degree programme
Economics and Finance

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaSociety and Culture
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Partially taught in English (2 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The degree programme in Economics and Finance is aimed at producing graduates capable of understanding the modern economic and financial systems, examining not only income production/distribution and the role of the public sector, but also family savings and financial choices. The ability to make connections with the real dimensions of a modern society as well as financial, institutional and social aspects is essential, particularly in this period of significant markets and social evolution. This degree program is listed under Economic Sciences because it is based on courses similar to the business degree courses offered by the Department of Economics. This guarantees a solid knowledge in the areas of accounting and budgeting, corporate management, and commercial law. The degree program in Economics and Finance provides graduates with a sound economic and financial background needed either to continue their studies or to find employment in companies, banks, public bodies, trade unions, foundations, and associations, as confirmed in the statistical data on the employment rate of graduates from this Department.

Course content

The Economics and Finance programme is based on economic, business, legal, mathematical, statistical, financial and historical disciplines, it also requires computational and English language skills. Additionally, it develops applied analytical skills, by teaching students how to process information from the principal economic and financial data banks. An internship, along with a final examination is the last phase of the programme and represents an important opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired. Through the study of specific interest areas, students will achieve: a) financial competences, for an in-depth understanding of the operating mechanisms of financial markets and the role of monetary policies, which are the basis for family financial and real investment decisions b) competences of industrial, international, labour Economics and the analysis of welfare state.

Career options

The Economics and Finance programme produces graduates capable of maintaining a broad perspective on the activity of economic and institutional bodies and of identifying the principal quantitative dimensions of the economic and financial system. In particular, depending on one's interests and choices, the knowledge and skills acquired will provide career opportunities for graduates to work as economists in various business structures (companies and public bodies, associations, union organizations), and in financial institutions (banks, insurance companies), as well as industrial and commercial institutions. Furthermore, the acquired knowledge provides a solid basis for further second-level graduate studies in Economics, Business Economics, and Finance.

List of single courses taught in English

- Economics and Labour Policies [ credits: 6]
- Financial Modeling Applications [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Costanza Torricelli
Maria Luisa Resta

The course is managed by the Marco Biagi Department of Economics