BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM
Department of Economics and Finance
Department of Economics and Finance
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to begin their careers find excellent postdegree placement as managers or financial professionals. Those who choose to continue studying go on to master's programs in the best academic institutions in the EU. The course also gives selected students the opportunity to spend a year in the Netherlands at the University of Utrecht, ranked first in the Netherlands and among the best in Europe. Through a structured study plan and an academic program that combines the best of what the two universities have to offer, participants will acquire the fundamentals of the culture and traditions of continental Europe. Moreover, students enrolled in their third year may directly apply for the LUISS Double Degree Program at the graduate level. We here at LUISS are very proud of our undergraduate program, and especially of our undergraduate students. And, above all, we are committed to improving further on the three grounds I mentioned before: even more quality, openness, innovation in the Laurea Triennale in Economics and Business at LUISS.
Openness to joint programs with top European universities. Constant innovation in academic tracks and teaching methods. A simple formula to state, a demanding goal to achieve. The aim of this three-year bachelor degree, fully taught in English, is to train open-minded graduates who are internationally focused. The course provides solid, basic, general preparation in the most important economic fields and offers an excellent introduction to the fields of business and finance. The program also offers an introduction to the functioning and policies of the main European institutions and regulatory requirements of various markets, with special attention given to areas such as competition and antitrust law. The three areas of specialization of the Laurea Triennale in Economics and Business in the third year are Management, Economics, and Finance, and give students the option of focusing on their possible future master’s programs. The main objective is to contribute to the creation of a class of European leaders with a strong economic background and a true affinity for management and entrepreneurship. Our graduates who choose
BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM
These are the keywords of our undergraduate program, the Laurea Triennale in Economics and Business at LUISS. High quality of professors and professionals in our classrooms, but also of our students who are selected following severe standards.
Quality. Openness. Innovation.
∆ STEFANO MANZOCCHI Dean of Department 3
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We have designed our course offerings in order to respond to the ever faster and more competitive international economic scene as well as the global job market. Businesses and organizations ask the University to develop people, not simply students. Alongside a solid academic preparation, the LUISS educational model offers programs filled with stimulating experiences and training activities to develop personal and universal skills that truly make a difference in the job market. The key to preparing for change lies in employability; by giving our students the skills that the labor market requires we help them reach their objectives.
A complete education Our goal is to shape citizens and future professionals with an international mindset as well as strong personal and human values.
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Soft skills & training opportunities Go further without limits Languages: tools to grow and expand your horizons The LUISS Tutoring Service
Soft skills & training opportunities LUISS offers a variety of innovative extracurricular activities to hone your talents and creativity while increasing your employability. The programs feature highly practical content to make your CV stand out.
Mood board: Skills
These courses will help you develop highly requested universal skills that are vital to succeeding in the job market such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication, all while developing specific professional skills.
Per studiare efficaceMENTE Studying Effectively is a pre-program course designed to help you successfully take on your university studies. The course is highly interactive.
Skill-a-bus Skill-a-bus includes modules on decision-making, judgment, writing and public speaking in order to develop strategic thought processes and efficient communication skills.
Lab Gov The LABoratory for the GOVernance of Commons is an informal educational program for social innovators, future entrepreneurs, agents of change and creative leaders. The training field is common goods. By participating in LabGov, you’ll come in contact with the creative class while outlining and developing projects in sectors in need of innovation. The goal of LabGov is to reflect, develop and apply a governance strategy that works to establish our land as a common good.
You can participate in several different programs from volunteer projects to arts and crafts workshops. You can become an expert in management of common goods, choose from professional skills modules focused on teamwork, leadership and problem-solving or work with startups and digital artisans. Furthermore, students are welcome to work in our very own community garden.
Every day, since I first stepped foot in the garden, has been memorable. This project is unique on both a personal and educational level because it teaches us to share, to work together and to coordinate day by day. It’s a completely new experience for me.
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Percorso “Well-being & Sostenibilità” Well-being and Sustainability. At LUISS, sports and sustainability are important. Starting this year students have the opportunity to participate in a new, innovative course dedicated to their personal well-being and sustainability. Participants in the course not only learn the fundamentals of a healthy diet but how lifestyle changes affect the global community. The program is divided into four modules: well-being; functional nutrition; sport, food and wellness; and health law.
Volontariamente The University encourages you to put yourself to the test by participating in activities with strong practical elements and high ethical and social values. VolontariaMENTE provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to learn, share and change the world. VolontariaMENTE was designed to put you into direct contact with the world of community service and volunteering. You can choose from a variety of projects such as: working on land that has been confiscated from organized crime rings, creating recreational activities for children with disabilities, helping incarcerated men and women develop new work skills, or organizing summer camps for disadvantaged children.
LUISS Community Garden On the Viale Romania campus, you'll find the community garden, run directly by students, where educational events are organized to promote ethics and responsibility. The garden is a place for social innovation and a true model of collaborative green governance, designed to bring together research, the environment and agriculture. In addition to daily gardening sessions, the garden sets up opportunities for you to learn to use the correct tools, distinguish plants and understand the best times to plant seeds.
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Go further without limits LUISS wants to help you develop an international mindset to prepare you for the global job market because a world without limits offers more opportunities.
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You will feel the difference as soon as you step into our classrooms, with students and professors from all around the world. Internationalization is a fundamental aspect of the LUISS educational model.
Erasmus programs, Double Degrees, Summer Schools and internships are just some of the international opportunities we have created to add an international experience to your CV. Those who will eventually evaluate your CV will not simply look at your major, GPA and University. They will also look at your experiences. A semester abroad or a Double Degree are significant advantages in the job market and our network of universities extends around the globe, featuring the best universities from Argentina to the Far East. With LUISS you can increase your employability while experiencing a stimulating new cultural and academic context that expands your horizons.
190 LUISS has more than 190 agreements for student exchanges, Double Degrees and other structured partnerships.
39 LUISS has a wide range of cooperation agreements with Universities from 39 European and not European countries.
600 About 600 LUISS outgoing students a.y. 2015/2016.
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY NEW YORK SOLVAY BRUSSELS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT BRUXELLES
UTRECHT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS UTRECHT
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW WASHINGTON
MGIMO - MOSCOW STATE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MOSCOW
STANFORD UNIVERSITY STANFORD
FUDAN UNIVERSITY SHANGHAI UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES BRUXELLES
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA LISBOA
SKEMA BUSINESS SCHOOL SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS AND SUZHOU
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Languages: tools to grow and expand your horizons We couldn’t advise you to go abroad without first giving you all the necessary tools to have the best experience possible.
The University Language Center will assist you in perfecting language skills and make sure you have the specialized language necessary for your future career.
Arabic Chinese French English Portuguese Russian Spanish German Our comprehensive system has modernized traditional teaching methods to include multimedia materials and linguistic laboratories for deep and efficient learning. Additional courses include: Specialized English courses including Academic English, Business English and Legal English to help you prepare for your chosen career Italian courses for international students E-learning opportunities on the Moodle platform with materials based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Free preparation courses for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the most highly recognized test to certify levels of English.
LUISS Language Café
LUISS Language Café Coordinator
The Language Café is a laboratory where our students can participate in a constant flow of debates, conferences, workshops and cultural events, while feeling at home.
We are on a mission to push peer-topeer learning, collaboration and creativity. By openly sharing our knowledge and best practices through other languages, we provide a wonderful basis for creativity an fulfillment.
«A multilingual center for creative collaboration and cultural exchange»
The LUISS Tutoring Service University Tutors accompany students throughout their careers at LUISS, guiding them in their decisions to achieve their goals. University Tutors inform students about programs and offer advice to help them in make informed choices while shaping their futures. YOUR UNIVERSITY TUTOR CAN HELP YOU
find your place within the University, according to the LUISS study model based on group work
find out about practical, CV-enriching programs
develop academic, transversal and professional skills while creating a cohesive and coherent study plan
Leonardo Risorto Caring for our students'present and future with attention and passion is the essence of our work. It is what makes complete growth and selfrealization possible.
resolve misunderstandings with teaching staff
organize your studies and plan your semesters according to exam sessions
plan a study abroad experience
choose educational paths, courses, international experiences, languages, internships and more
choose a thesis topic
decide on future degree programs
University Tutors also coordinate the Biography of the Student Project, organize groups of students involved in AdLab (see more at page 34) and lead Academic Gym activities (see more at page 34). Besides University Tutors, the Tutoring Service also has Academic Tutors that offer individual didactic support to all students in their areas of expertise in addition to organizing study groups and Academic Gym sessions.. For informations: [email protected]
Bachelor's Degree The course offers students the opportunity to attend classes entirely at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, or to spend the second year in the Netherlands at the Utrecht School of Economics.
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Economics and Business Job Opportunities Study Plan A summary of LUISS degree programs
Course presentation The aim of the three-year bachelor's degree program in Economics and Business is to create European graduates: open-minded and with a strong international vocation.
Daniela Di Cagno
Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business
The program gives a solid grounding in economic and management science, including problem solving, mathematical modeling, operations and risk management. Upon completion of the program students will have acquired enough knowledge and skills to equip them for professions requiring economic literacy and with the analytical tools expected to continue at a Master level. Our graduates go on to develop careers in banking and finance, the public sector, industry and research and analysis among other areas. The course offers students the
opportunity to attend classes entirely at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, or to spend the second year in the Netherlands at the Utrecht School of Economics. Founded in 1636, the University of Utrecht ranks first in the Netherlands and 13th in Europe according to the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities. Students may opt for this opportunity after their first semester in Rome, subject to a selection process based on their performance during their first year at LUISS.
Economic analyst Financial professional
Financial analyst Manager
Risk manager Quantitative analyst
Study Plan Economics and Business
Track in Management
Ist Year 2017 / 2018
3rd Year 2019 / 2020
Introduction to Business Economics
Financial Markets and Institutions
Principles of Economics
IO and Competition Theory
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology
Principles of Civil Law
Track in Economics 3rd Year 2019 / 2020
2nd Year 2018 / 2019 I SEMESTER SECS-P/01
Games and Strategies
Macroeconomics Information Systems
Financial Markets and Institutions
IO and Competition Theory
Economic Growth and Development
Money and Banking
Applied Statistics and Econometrics
Law and Economics
Track in Finance 3rd Year 2019 / 2020 I SEMESTER
Financial Markets and Institutions
Money and Banking
2 elective courses
Other activities (seminars, internship, etc.)
For all tracks
Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business at LUISS It is not just studying completely in English that makes this degree program so stimulating: the main strength of Economics and Business is its marked international vocation, that prepares students to face academic challenges worldwide. The course of Economics and Business offered me the opportunity to experience
Head of Research, Consip – The National Central Purchasing Body, Italy Professor, National School of Administration My professional career has always been driven by a passion for the evolving theory and practice of competition and the quintessential role of human capital in any social activity, and so far has been split between the academic world in Brussels and London and the public sector in Rome. I have almost touched with my bare hands how the confines between public and private have become more blurred, particularly in those markets that have experienced waves of privatizations or quasi-privatizations. Thus talents for the future need to be nurtured so as to be able to move back and forth from one sector to another. Future generations for a dynamic public sector will be asked to be at ease with ambiguity and complexity in a fastchanging environment, and to adopt a systematic evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach to decision
a practical approach to university, strongly related to the labor market and to reality-based case studies, and to spend two semesters at the Utrecht School of Economics. I participated in several group projects and I have learned how fantastic it is to work in a team with people from different countries. I would definitely suggest to all interested students to choose the bachelor’s degree program in Economics and Business.
making. The inspiring logic of the Bachelor in Economics and Business at LUISS University is exactly what a modern employer - be it public or private - would require from an outstanding educational institution, namely a wide array of courses aiming at endowing students with a conceptually rich toolbox to comprehend dynamic forces in different markets and evolving regulatory frameworks at both national and supra-national level. An open-minded and scientific approach to these issues requires formal modeling of economic relationships, and testing hypotheses against data. The study of Economics and Business at LUISS therefore involves developing problemsolving skills, including mathematical and statistical abilities, and applying these skills, without losing sight of the real world. Regardless of whether you will develop a passion for any professional research activity, these will be inevitably the prerequisites for critical thinking and an ever-challenging attitude towards received ideas.
A summary of LUISS Degree Programs
BACHELOR'S AND SINGLE CYCLE DEGREE PROGRAMS Department of Business and Management Economia e management (ita) Department of Economics and Finance Economics and Business (eng) Department of Law Giurisprudenza (ita) Department of Political Science Scienze Politiche (ita) Majors
Scienze Politiche Politics, Philosophy and Economics (eng)
MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS Department of Business and Management Amministrazione, finanza e controllo (ita) Majors
AFC – Aziendale
Department of Economics and Finance Economia e Finanza Majors
Banche e intermediari finanziari (ita) Finance (eng) Economics (eng)
Corporate Finance (eng)
AFC – Professionale
Gestione d'impresa (ita)
Department of Political Science Relazioni iternazionali / International Relations
Imprenditorialità e family business
European studies (eng) Global studies (eng) Relazioni internazionali (ita)
Corporate Finance (eng)
Organizzazione e gestione delle risorse umane Strategic management Piano di studio individuale
Governo e politiche/ Government and Policies
Comunicazione e nuovi media (ita) Istituzioni e politiche (ita) Politiche pubbliche (ita) Public policies (eng)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation International Management Luxury, Fashion and Made in Italy Individual study plan
Marketing (ita/eng) Majors
Analisi e misure di marketing Marketing Analytics & Metrics Gestione dei processi e delle relazioni di marketing Market Relationship & Customer Engagement
A process aimed at work The job market is looking for informed graduates who are not only book smart, but also equipped with broad set of skills that they are ready to use at work.
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Let’s write new biographies together The Biography of the Student is a unique programme designed to help students improve their employability on today's job market.
The Biography of the Student
Francesca Chiarelli University Tutor Through the Biography of the Student you can create a university path in line with your educational and universal goals. From the moment you begin your degree program you will receive support from your University Tutor, who will help you to make the most of your experience by making the right choices to increase your employability.
Together we will bridge your personal and educational gaps to create a complete personal profile. We will put you in contact with potential employers to familiarize you with the job market before you graduate.
In addition to offering advice and support, the University Tutor will assist you with administrative issues and guide you towards the wide variety of opportunities that LUISS has to offer. They will also help you to understand your strengths and
weaknesses in order to put you on the right path. You will meet them frequently to evaluate the choices you have made so that you will never have to design your personal plan alone.
ACADEMIC CROSS TRAINING SKILL DEVELOPMENT
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All important goals require hard work and lots of practice. This is why LUISS has an “academic gym,” offering you extra lessons and lectures to help you prepare for exams, explore important themes, participate in practical exercises and develop creativity. Professors, teaching assistants, tutors, students and graduates are all waiting to begin your “training.”
AdLab Adoption Lab
AdLab aims at putting you in contact with the employers and helping you learn about the job market from an insider’s perspective. Our partners include important companies, professional firms, government institutions and research centers. They are directly and fully involved in developing the biographies of the students, helping them develop the technical and soft skills necessary to access the job market. AdLab allows companies and professional firms to “adopt” students for eighteen months and guide them in their personal and professional development.
We want you to get acquainted with the working world while you’re still a student. Don’t wait until you graduate! To build your personal profile step-by-step, to write a great CV, to train in and learn about in your chosen field before graduation.
Project phases ➊ Meet employers during presentation sessions at LUISS. ➋ Get selected as an adopted team member. The process is similar to recruitment phases that students will face as graduates. ➌ Visit your partner's headquarters. Here you can immerge yourself in the company’s world and meet representatives from various departments and gain first-hand experience in all areas of your partner’s work. ➍ Meet with employers to get feedback on group and individual development. They will then assign a project for groups to test their knowledge and exercise teamwork and problem-solving skills. ➎ Present your project at your company's headquarters, get evaluated as a group and as individuals in order to obtain concrete material for your CV. ➏ Possibly get chosen to perform an internship for course credits.
Throughout the entire project you’ll be supported by an AdLab Tutor who will guide you during each phase of the project, from employers' presentations to the selection process and the company visits. The AdLab Tutor will be a point of reference for both students and AdLab partner companies.
Project employability We have strong connections to Confindustria, prestigious companies and both Italian and international institutions. These connections, in addition to our AdLab program and Office of Career Services, will help guide you along your career path.
Opportunities to prepare for your career
The University offers a variety of training and orientation services including internship and job placement to help you build your own personalized path.
Career Day for International Organizations Learn more about the world of international organizations, both governmental and NGOs. Representatives of various organizations will help you understand if you have the right motivations for this career path.
Counseling and one-to-one sessions
Biographic consultation You will regularly have the opportunity to participate in seminars on how to write a CV, interview for jobs and build a personal network.
Boost your potential and create an action plan that is coherent with your aspirations while learning to best highlight your skills and experiences.
I Giovani e il Lavoro For over 20 years, the university has dedicated this event to LUISS students and graduates. You will meet representatives of important companies from around the world, ready to read your CV. It's an ideal opportunity to learn what recruiters are looking for, application processes and available positions. Interested students can also participate in preparation sessions leading up to the event.
LUISS Brussels Days Two days of seminars, guided tours of European institutions, and selection and networking sessions with important representatives of the Brussels workforce. You'll learn that the LUISS community in Brussels is far more active than you imagined.
Recruiting Day A day to attend presenations and learn about skills that are highly requested by companies and law offices. You will also have the opportunity to meet with important recruiters from Italy and around the world.
Career Boot Camp A true training program to test yourself while learning everything you need to know to pass selection processes and join the workforce.
Visit the headquarters of dynamic and prestigious companies. Meet managers and get an up-close look at their world while learning about company values to see if you are a good match.
Programme promoted by the Lifelong Learning Programme. You can perform an internship with a company or research center in any European country that participates in Erasmus.
First net monthly salary
Job-Posting LUISS receives and publishes more than 2,000
compared to the national average of € 1,016 Almalaurea.
78% The percentage of graduates employed one year after their graduation.
Job-Posting links on the [email protected]
2000 Internships LUISS has organized more than 2,000 internships in the past six months.
First Place in salary increases according to Jobpricing rankings is held by LUISS graduates.
The startup accelerator LUISS ENLABS creates direct and innovative links with the job market as well as an additional placement source.
+208% Average increase in annual
salary up to € 115.000.
Companies LUISS has more than 100
Months Average waiting time
companies, law firms, consulting agencies, banks and government institutions at Career Day.
between graduation and first job.
LUISS ENLABS After inaugurating its new Termini headquarters in July 2016, LUISS ENLABS is now the largest business accelerator in Europe, transforming even more ideas into successful businesses.
«You can learn to structure and present your idea from successful startup owners»
Admissions Orientation programs and admission procedures.
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Come meet us Our orientation programs illustrate the educational offerings of our degree program, our Departments, admission procedures and professional opportunities.
Students must pass the admission test to attend LUISS. Selection Criteria 2017/2018.
ORIENTATION OFFICE T 06 85 225 354 [email protected]
Students graduating from secondary school have their first chance to take the admission test for 2017/2018 on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The second opportunity takes place in Rome and other Italian cities on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The last test session will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Rome.
STUDENT OFFICE [email protected]
The test consists of 70 multiplechoice questions. 70% of the questions are aptitude-based (to measure reasoning skills) and 30% are on specific topics (to measure knowledge acquired over the course of secondary school) and lasts 90 minutes. Rankings are 100% based on the test score. Students who live and study outside of Italy, interested in bachelor's, master's and single-cycle degree programs can participate in selection processes dedicated to international students.
For more information about admission criteria, deadlines and locations, and to fill the application out form consult our constantly updated website
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Students in the degree program in Economics and Business
Master’s degree from LUISS in Financial Economics
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Berardo Maria Angelini, Franco Colasanti, Rossana Rizzo and Monica Varlese Rotman European Trading Competition Winners
The LUISS team placed first in the Enel Electricity Trading Case and Generali Credit Risk Case. The competition, organized in collaboration with the Rotman School of Management, included 29 university teams.
Creator of Candy Crush
«Understand what you like doing. Take risks knowing that you could fail, but don't be afraid. Life is a game: have fun and play.»
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Behind the scenes
LUISS is a special place because it is full of beautiful places to study, but there's much more! It is also full of people, to grow and spend time with.
For us, this is the first form of education.
Emma Marcegaglia President LUISS
For this reason, alongside the various opportunities that we create, from sports to academics, there will always be a door open for everyone. These are the faces you will see at LUISS everyday with you. It is their responsibility, first and foremost, to offer you the best opportunities for your future.
Giovanni Lo Storto
General Manager LUISS
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C VIALE GORIZIA, 17 Alumni, Corporate Relations, Network Development
F VIA ANTELAO, 14 University Residence "Villa Betania"
D VIA PARENZO, 11 Department of Law
G VIA DI TRASONE, 56/58 Student Residence Don N. Mazza
E VIA DI SANTA COSTANZA, 53 Library, University Residence
I VIA DI VILLA EMILIANI, 14 School of Government, School of European Political Economy L VIA SALVINI, 2 Biography of the Student, Career Services, Digital Communication and New Media, ERS and Students' Development, Tutoring Service, Sport
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