Business Economics (LM-77)

Business Economics (LM-77)


Coordinator: Professor Mauro Paoloni

The primary objective of the master’s degree in Business Economics is to help students acquire practical and methodological skills relevant to the fields of administration and finance, governance, and planning, audit and assessment of private and public companies. This master’s degree will adopt a multidisciplinary approach as well as providing a specialised overview of the aforementioned themes within a business context. These specialised notions will be taught by prioritising business related subjects (with particular attention for the academic field of Business Economics, although other fields like The Economics of Financial Intermediaries will be studied) and will therefore constitute the course’s guiding force. Such notions relate specifically to the various roles within a company (administration and finance, planning and audit, leadership, etc.), as well as to the kinds of procedures and activities that take place within a company (surveillance, assessment, revision, etc.); individual courses will also focus on the various sectors within which companies operate (manufacturing, distribution, financial and banking services, public sector, etc.). A multidisciplinary approach will be guaranteed by the presence of carefully chosen subjects in the areas of statistical mathematics, law and economics. The combination of different study disciplines and teaching methods will help students to acquire the skills necessary to apply an integrated problem-solving approach in business, thus performing a role appropriate to the requirements of a managerial position.

The contents of this degree course will take into account the latest international developments (particularly in the European Community) affecting the subjects in question.

Graduates of the Master’s Degree in Business Economics will be well-suited for highly professional roles of all kinds, from the public sector to economics-related freelance positions. They will be especially qualified for the following professions:

  • management specialists and consultants in administration and finance, planning, audit and assessment;
  • employment in small to large companies, in various positions pertaining to management, control and assessment responsibilities;
  • entrepreneurial roles in the manufacturing and service sectors;
  • employee or specialist contractor in national, EU and international organisations, in the fields of company administration, control and assessment;
  • accountancy (after successful completion of a trainee period and a state exam) or other freelance professions in the financial sector.

The master’s degree in Business Economics is structured in accordance with the requirements established by the Framework Convention signed by the Ministry for Education and Research, the Ministry for Justice and the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, and includes an internship to be provided as part of the degree course and exoneration from the obligation to sit the first written test of the examination for the licence to practice the professions of accountant and auditor. The following conditions will apply, however, before students are granted exoneration from the first written test; specifically they must have accumulated at least 24 credits in the SECS/P07  SSD of a bachelor’s degree course completed previous to enrolment in this master’s degree, and at least 15 credits in one of the following SSDs: SECS/P08, SECS/P09, SECS/P10 or SECS/P11. All of these requirements are covered by the Administration and Control study plan of this university’s bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management.

This Master’s Degree includes two alternative study plans, each designed with specific characteristics in mind: