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Previous pre-program courses

Pre-program courses offered in 2015-2016

The Department of Business and Management offers the following pre-program courses:

Contabilità (in Italian) or Accounting (in English)

Finanza aziendale (in Italian) or Corporate Finance (in English)

Matematica Finanziaria (in Italian) or Financial Mathematics (in English)

Diritto Commerciale (in Italian)

The Department of Economics and Finance offers the following pre-program courses:

Economia di base (in Italian*) or Economics (in English)

Econometria (in Italian*) or Econometrics (in English)

Matematica (in Italian*) or Mathematics (in English)

N.B. Each pre-program course will be offered only in case a minimum number of applicants.

All students can attend the pre-program courses offered from both the Department of Business and Management and the Department of Economics and Finance. Students enrolled in a master's degree in English will be registered for pre-program courses in English, students enrolled in a master's degree in Italian will be registered for Italian pre-program courses.

Academic year 2013-2014

For students enrolled in their first year of the bachelor’s degree program and master’s degree program (2013-2014 academic year), the Department of Business and Management and the Department of Economics and Finance offer some intensive pre-program courses to give students the possibility of acquiring specific skills on fundamental topics that will not be covered during the degree program.

Class schedule

These pre-program courses will be held at LUISS University at the Viale Romania campus from September 9 to 21, 2013, and will be divided into nine hours per week for a total of 18 hours.  

See the class schedule:

Pre-program courses offered in 2013-2014

For bachelor's degree programs, the following pre-program courses are offered:

For master's degree programs, the following pre-program courses are offered:

  • Basic Economics*
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Econometrics*
  • Business Law
  • Quantitative Methods and Basic Econometrics (in English*)
  • Accounting (in English*)
  • Corporate Finance (in English*)
  • Economics (in English*)
  • Financial Mathematics (in English*)
  • Financial Mathematics (in Italian)
  • Mathematics (in English*)

*these courses will not be offered unless a minimum number of students register for them

Features and objectives of the pre-program courses 

It is strongly recommended that all enrolled students take these pre-program courses so that they can face some of the complex issues in their selected major with increased expertise and confidence.

Pre-program courses for those registered in master’s degree programs consist of several interactive instruction modules and in bibliographical recommendations aimed at making up for gaps in specific disciplinary areas considered fundamental for the academic program they have selected.

The pre-program courses in Mathematics (held both in Italian and English) for those enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs consist of interactive classroom lectures on basic mathematics modules with brief sections on theory and exercises at a higher level than those at the secondary school level. Familiarity with these topics is a prerequisite for first year Mathematics courses in the first academic year and the corresponding skills are of paramount importance for taking the written test for these same exams. Students will also be able to use an IT platform supporting them with open-ended exercises, guided exercises, tests, self-assessment modules, statistics on the exercises done, and the possibility of communicating and interacting with their professors. 

The pre-program course, Processes of Decision-making and Judgment, is aimed at interactively making students aware of essential mechanisms for forming judgments, and the main errors that affect cognitive processes. It is designed to prepare them to face the complexity of their university studies, independently of the degree program chosen and the material presented. 

Attending these pre-program courses does not exempt students from having to make up credits missing from their curriculum that were noted when they registered for the test.