Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Statistics, Economics and Business

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8876
Degree Programme Class LM-82 - Statistics
Years in which the programme is being held

1°year, 2°year

Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Marzia Freo
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the 2nd cycledegree programme in Statistics, Economics and Business is subject to thepossession of the prescribed curricular requirements and to the passing of anexam to assess the students' personal competencies and skills.


To be able to profitably complete the 2ndcycle degree programme in Statistics, Economics and Business, candidates musthave university-level knowledge of:

- mathematics (the fundamentals ofinstitutions of mathematical analysis, matrix algebra);

- calculation of probability (fundamentaltheorems and axioms of calculating probability);

- statistics (fundamentals of descriptive statistics,fundamentals of statistical inference, linear models, data matrices andderivative matrices, notions of sampling techniques, multivariate statistics);

- economics (fundamentals ofmicroeconomics);

- economics and business management(fundamentals of business management and marketing).

Candidates must also have a command of theEnglish language to level B1.


Admission to the 2nd cycledegree programme is subject to the possession of the following curricularrequirements:

a 1st cycle degree in class L-41 (ex D.M.509/270) or class 37 (ex. DM no. 509/99) or other suitable qualificationobtained abroad.

Alternatively, admission to the 2ndcycle degree programme is subject to the possession of the following threecurricular requirements:

1) A 1st cycle degree in one ofthe following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:

• ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270:

L-7 Civiland environmental engineering

L-8Information technology engineering

L-9Industrial engineering


L-18Business administration


L-31Computer Science



L-36Political science and international relations

L-37 Peacestudies


• ex. D.M.509/99:

8 Civil andenvironmental engineering

9Information technology

10Industrial engineering

19 PublicAdministration

17Economics and management


26 ComputerScience



15Political science and international relati

35 Socialsciences for co-operation, development and peace


2) candidates must have obtained at least 24 ECTS in the following subject areas:

MAT/02 -Algebra

MAT/03 - Geometry

MAT/05 MathematicalAnalysis

MAT/06 - Probabilityand Mathematical Statistics

MAT/07 - MathematicalPhysics

MAT/08 - NumericalAnalysis

MAT/09 - OperationalResearch

SECS-S/01 -Statistics

SECS-S/02 -Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research

SECS-S/03 -Statistics for Economics

SECS-S/05 -Social Statistics

SECS-S/06 -Mathematics for Economics, Actuarial Studies and Finance

For which at least 16 CFU credits overallare required in the following subject areas:

SECS-S/01 - Statistics

SECS-S/02 -Statistics for Experimental and Technological Research

SECS-S/03 -Statistics for Economics

SECS-S/05 -Social Statistics

3) candidates must have obtained at least 16 ECTS in the following subject areas:

SECS-P/01 -Political Economy

SECS-P/02 -Economic Policy

SECS-P/03 -Finance

SECS-P/05 -Econometrics

SECS-P/06 - Applied Economics

SECS-P/07 -Business Administration

SECS-P/08 -Corporate Finance

SECS-P/09 -Financial Management

For which at least 8 ECTS overall arerequired in the following subject areas:

SECS-P/01 -Political Economy

SECS-P/02 -Economic Policy

SECS-P/03 -Finance

SECS-P/05 -Econometrics

SECS-P/06 - Applied Economics

Referring to the requirements listed inpoints 2) and 3), if credits have been obtained in other but similar subjectareas to those listed, the Degree Programme Board reserves the right toestablish and approve the equivalence of the credits obtained in this way.

If the above curricular requirements arenot met, admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is subject to apreliminary assessment of the candidate's curriculum and an interview held by aBoard, appointed by the Degree Programme Board, to check the required knowledge

The Board will set a calendar forinterviews, between September and December, which will be published on theUniversity portal.

If the Board considers the level of thecandidates' knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, they will be allowed toenrol in a test to assess their personal competencies and skills.


For graduates meeting the above-describedcurricular requirements, the assessment of personal competencies and skillswill be based on the analysis of the curriculum; candidates with a degree scoreof at least 95/110 will be deemed to have passed the assessment.

In all other cases, the assessment ofpersonal competencies and skills will be based on the analysis of thecurriculum and an interview.

For graduates not meeting theabove-described curricular requirements, personal competencies and skills andother requirements for admission will be assessed during a single interview.


Admission to the degree programme issubject to the assessment of the graduates' knowledge and skills in the Englishlanguage, to at least level B1.

Graduates in possession of a correspondinglanguage certification will be deemed to have passed the assessment of languageskills and knowledge.

Graduates demonstrating language skills tobelow level B1 will be make up for the initial deficit before sitting the levelB2 language exam in the course structure diagram.

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programmein Statistics, Economics and Business combines statistical methodology witheconomic and business studies, with more in-depth study of quantitativemarketing and methods of economic analysis.

The programme is divided into two separatecurricula.
The Marketing and Market Research curriculum provides the statistical andmethodological tools needed for decision-making in the field of marketingprocesses and analysis, with emphasis on the business world. Specific referenceis made to those sectors with broad and dynamic databases concerning theconsumption patterns of their own customers.
The Quantitative Methods for economic decisions curriculum places the accent onstatistical analysis of economic phenomena and processes, as well as the designand coordination of economic analyses. It prepares graduates for high-rankingjobs in the fields of aggregated, local, time-related and individual economicand quantitative analyses, the evaluation of economic and business policies,the analysis of competitive performance and productivity in countries andbusinesses, inequality and poverty.

The programme is structured according tothe latest teaching practices, combining periods of theoretical study withpractical applications to the business and economic world, with a particularemphasis on the use of specific software. The programme can be completed with acurricular internship, students are strongly recommended to use thisopportunity to put the knowledge they have gained into practice.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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