Economics and Finance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The major in Economics and Finance offered by John 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 has been admitted to the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines fall: 

    • Early Action: November 15
    • Late Decision I: June 1
    • Late Decision II: July 31 (only available to students who do not require a study visa)

    Deadlines spring: 

    • Late Decision: November 15
    • Late Decision II: December 15 (only available to students who do not require a study visa)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus 
  • Statistics 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 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 TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

Academic Requirements

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

  • Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application
  • A 600 word personal essay
  • $50/€50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date: transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation
  • Interview by phone, Skype, or in person
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form. Two for freshman applicants, one for transfer applicants
  • SAT or ACT results (US applicants only)
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21786 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10893 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • the NON-EU tuition is available for U.S. citizens, permanent and canadian residents - 12,450 USD.
  • the EU/EEA tuition is available for NON U.S./Canada citizens.

Living costs for Roma

  • 850 - 1450 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.

John Cabot University offers undergraduate applicants the various forms of financial aid below:

  • Merit-based Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance Grants
  • Tuition Reduction Grants
  • US Federal Student Aid
  • Veteran & Military Family Aid
  • Secchia Scholars Program
  • Union County College Scholarship (UCC)
  • Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship
  • Undergraduate External Scholarships

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