Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Economics and Finance

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8835
Degree Programme Class L-33 - Economics
Years in which the programme is being held

I Year, II Year, III Year


Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Type International Degree Programme
Degree Programme Director Sergio Pastorello
Teachers Teachers
Language English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission Requirements

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma obtained in Italy or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma plus the related supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Restricted access

The programme has restricted access, according to the available resources. The number of places and selection methods, which may include scores obtained in nationally and internationally accredited tests, are published annually in the call for applications.

Knowledge required

Candidates shall possess the following knowledge:

  • Basic mathematics and logical reasoning skills
  • English Language skills (minimum level B2)

Assessment of basic knowledge required

All candidates must sit one of the selection tests - and follow the admission procedures - indicated yearly in the call for applications. Such tests will also serve to prove whether candidates possess the basic knowledge required to be admitted in the programme. Such basic knowledge is assessed by defining the minimum score for admission to the programme with restricted access, which aims exclusively to check the knowledge required for admission. Admitted students who scored less than the minimum threshold will be assigned additional learning requirements ("OFA – Obblighi Formativi Aggiuntivi").

Additional Learning Requirements

Candidates obtaining less than the minimum score in the entrance exam will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), and will be required to attend supplementary courses in mathematics or other related learning activities. The additional learning requirements will be considered accomplished for students who pass the exam in Calculus and Linear Algebra by the due date. Students with OFA who do not complete their additional learning requirements within the year will need to repeat year I of the programme in the following academic year, and, anyway, to meet their additional learning requirements. Students passing the exam in Calculus and Linear Algebra will be deemed to have satisfied the Additional Learning Requirements.

Assessment of knowledge and of language skills

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language. The minimum required level is B2. The evaluation methods and documents needed will be published annually in the call for applications and might indicate a level higher than the minimum required.

Programme profile

The degree programme in Economics andFinance aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the dynamics ofmodern economic and financial systems, in line with the highest European andinternational standards.

The first two years of the programme coverbasic economics, while the third year has a more economic-financial basis. Inboth the second and third years students may choose elective course units in arange of economic subjects: economics, history of economics, business, legal,statistical and mathematical courses. The learning areas of year III includespecific sub-fields of economics, econometrics, economic-financial courses

Graduates are able to work as junioreconomic and financial analyst, or may attend 2nd cycle studies ineconomics and finance.

Expected learning outcomes


Access to further study

The Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance gives access to second-cycle studies: Laurea Magistrale (Master's Degrees) and Master Universitari (Professional Masters Programmes – what is this?)

Career opportunities

The Bachelor's in Economics and Finance is designed for students seeking a career with an international dimension in diverse fields and industries. Graduates in Economics and Finance are employable as junior economists, financial analysts and consultants - also with managerial responsibilities - in economic and financial organizations, in the business world, in banking and insurance, in investment and consulting firms, in government agencies and authorities, in international organizations, NGOs and no-profit organizations.