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Economics and Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The aim of the three-year bachelor degree program in Economics and Business 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 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.

In addition, students will acquire solid methodological tools that are needed to understand and analyze economic and financial phenomena, including the acquisition of basic legal concepts. The main objective is to contribute to the creation of a class of European leaders with a strong economic background and a real affinity for management and entrepreneurship. The program is only taught in English and students have the possibility of spending two full semesters studying in the Netherlands. Legal material in the areas of public, private and commercial law will be taught within an economic framework, in line with the course’s goal of maintaining the prevalence of national content in the principal legal areas.

The course also gives students the opportunity to spend a year in the Netherlands at the University of Utrecht, ranked first in the Netherlands and 12th in Europe, according to the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities. 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. Students can apply for this program during their first year and will be selected based on their performance and on an interview. Moreover, students enrolled in their third year may apply for the LUISS Double Degree Program at the graduate level.

The three areas of specialization in the third year are Management, Economics, and Finance (held entirely in English) and give students the option of focusing on their possible future master’s programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Study Plan

I YEAR (2016-2017)

I semester

  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Mathematics 1
  • Principles of Economics

II semester

  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Civil Law

II YEAR (2017-2018)

I semester

  • Information Systems
  • Games and Strategies
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics 2

II semester

  • Applied Statistics and Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Law and Economics
At the end of their II year, students must choose a major (Management, Economics, Finance) and 2 elective courses from those offered by the Department.Majors
  • Major Management (held in English)
  • Major Economics (held in English)
  • Major Finance (held in English)

Major: Management (held in English)

III year – 2018-2019

I semester

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • IO & Competition Theory
  • Management

II semester

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology
  • International Economics
Additional credits
  • 2 Elective courses
  • Mandatory language
  • Other activities (internships, seminars)
  • Final work
Major: Economics (held in English)III year – 2018-2019I semester
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • IO and Competition Theory
II semester
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Money and Banking
  • International Economics
Additional credits
  • 2 Elective courses
  • Mandatory language
  • Other activities (internships, seminars)
  • Final work
Major: Finance (held in English)III year – 2018-2019I semester
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Mathematical Finance
II semester
  • Capital Markets
  • Money and Banking
  • International Economics
Additional credits
  • 2 Elective courses
  • Compulsory language
  • Other activities (internships, seminars)
  • Final work

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission procedure and criteria

To apply, students need to complete the application form between October 7, 2015 and May 26, 2016. At the same time, they must send the following documentation by mail to LUISS Guido Carli – Student Office, Viale Romania, 32, 00197 Rome:

a certificate authenticating the results of the SAT Reasoning Test (Scholastic Assessment Test) in each of the three sections:

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing

For information on this test please consult the College Board website

  • The certificate authenticating the courses taken (second-to-last year of secondary school) and related grades
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter
  • a reference letter

Solely non-EU students interested in degree programs held in Italian will be required to self-certify knowledge of the Italian language, to be demonstrated after admission by exhibiting suitable certificates.

The requested material must be sent in advance to, attaching scans of each document to the email.

Only applications accompanied by all documentation and received by May 26, 2016 will be considered.

A special examination board will evaluate the material sent by each individual candidate and will establish rankings based on SAT scores, academic background, and the motivations and age of the candidate.

Candidates will be conditionally admitted. They will be fully admitted only after the diploma has been conferred and the original, translated, authenticated documentation, accompanied by the declaration of equivalent value is received by the Student Office. For non-EU citizens, a certification of the student's personal identity (an authenticated photo) is also required.

Students admitted will be notified via email in June and they will enroll by July 25, 2016.

Please note that, in accordance with MIUR regulations, diplomas conferred abroad only allow access to Italian universities if:

  • they have been conferred by official schools in that country's educational system
  • they entitle the student to enroll in universities in the country in which they were conferred
  • they have been conferred after a minimum of twelve years of schooling overall (primary and secondary education).

Candidates with US High School Diplomas

Furthermore, to meet admission requirements, students holding a US High School Diploma must also either:

  • have successfully completed two years of college/university education (and be admitted to the third year)
  • have successfully completed one year of college education (and be admitted to the second year) and have earned at least 4 US Advanced Placements (APs)
  • have earned at least three US Advanced Placements (APs) with a score of between 3 and 5, in subjects relating to the university program applied for and one of which must necessarily be in Italian if required by the rules
  • have been awarded the Italian school leaving qualification
  • have been granted equivalence in Italy

Candidates with GCSEs

To meet admission requirements, students holding GCEs (General Certificate of Education) must have six passing grades in different subjects, and at least three of these must be A-levels (advanced level).

For further information regarding foreign diplomas, students should contact the local Italian consulate or embassy in the country where the diploma was conferred.

Tuition Fee

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.


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