John Cabot University

Economics and Finance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    20328 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    23900 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The major in Economics and Finance offered byJohn Cabot University is designed to give students a solid base in the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills necessary to pursue further study and careers in the areas that require a solid background in economics and finance.


Through appropriate choices of major electives, students can further develop their expertise in finance, economics, law, international affairs, marketing, and management. 

The Economics and Finance major offered at John Cabot University features a senior seminar that strengthens students’ ability to undertake research, work with empirical information, communicate their knowledge effectively via position and policy papers, and become aware of the CFA Institutes’ Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. In addition, following the University’s liberal arts tradition, students undertake study on the history of economic thought or business ethics to develop an understanding of the power of ideas that shape economic opinions and policy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Build a solid understanding of and knowledge base in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and finance.
  • Develop critical-thinking skills and learn to apply economic analysis in order to understand economic events and everyday problems.
  • Learn how to us empirical evidence to evaluate economic problems and theories, as well as strategic business and policy proposals.
  • Master research methods in the field and develop the ability to gather research data, conduct basic statistical analysis and interpret results. 
  • Receive adequate training in mathematical methods to develop problem-solving skills, perform proofs and prepare for further graduate studies in the areas of economics and finance.
  • Master solid communication skills in order to formulate a well-organized argument and communicate effectively in written, spoken, and graphical form about specific economic and financial issues.
  • Gain awareness of the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.


The Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance at John Cabot University, a CFA Recognized University since 2013, has been admitted to the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP). This status is granted to institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their curriculum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Statistics I
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Statistics II
  • Econometrics
  • Finance
  • International Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • Senior Seminar in Economics and Finance

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission to John Cabot's undergraduate program is based on a review of the following items:

1.Completed application form.We accept both ouronline applicationand thecommon application.

2.A 600 word personal essay.

3.$50/50 non-refundable application fee.

4.Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date.

5.Interview by phone, Skype, or in person.

6.Letter(s) of Recommendation orTeacher Evaluation Form.

7.SAT or ACT results (US applicants only)Collegeboard John Cabot University code for SAT is 2795 / ACT code is 5283

8.Evidence of English Language Proficiency(for students who have studied in an English language institution for fewer than two years)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10164 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    23900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • U.S. citizen / permanent resident of the United States / Canadian citizen: $11,950/term
  • Citizen of countries other than the United States or Canada:8,500/term

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


At John Cabot University we are committed to making our American degree programs in Rome as affordable as possible. Our generous scholarship program provides our students with numerous awards based on academic merit and financial need. We also participate in the U.S. Title IV Program for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized and Parent PLUS Loans, as well as Veteran and Military Family Aid.

John Cabot University offers a variety of financial aid options for ourundergraduatestudents.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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