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Economics and Business Management

The curriculum for the Economics and Business Management master’s degree program gives its graduates a deeper understanding of business phenomena and management techniques, as well as qualitative and quantitative tools that can be used in large, medium-sized, and small organizations. Particular attention will be paid to the unique nature of international organizations.

Using innovative teaching methods that combine academic rigor and managerial relevance, the EBM curriculum includes the following:

  • Basic courses to develop a systemic view of the functional areas of organizations and acquire cross-cutting skills;
  • Four areas of specialization: administration; finance and control; management consulting; business management; digital management.

The major in Administration, Control and Finance focuses on decision-making and financial business processes, management and control systems for administrative information flows, and economic and financial analysis techniques for companies and public administrations. The major in Management Consulting combines specific disciplinary tools with the development of analytical problem-solving skills for corporate and tax consulting and business auditing and evaluations of the company. The major in Digital Management provides tools to govern innovation and digitalization of organizational processes in health, the legal process, public administration, and in companies. The major in Business Management allows the acquisition of expertise on business phenomena with special reference to the formulation and implementation of strategies and business models.

The EBM program has an innovative learning process: through a system of relationships with industry and public administration, the EBM faculty combine traditional lectures and interactive insights with professionals in the sector. EBM students have the opportunity to get field experience through internships, business game simulations, and to spend time abroad at prestigious universities. The last semester of the second year is dedicated to writing the thesis and possible internships.

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

Graduates of the Economics and Business Management degree program can take on the following roles:  in administrative and financial offices for industrial business, commercial and financial services with tasks that range from accounting to management planning and control, financial communication to management of company information flows; in consulting firms with roles and functions related to the design of company administrative systems; in strategy offices for national and multinational companies with tasks concerning the strategic analysis of competitive contexts, in public administration with roles analyzing decision-making and organizational processes related to gradual digitization.

Study plan

Students enrolled in the degree program must choose their profile in November 2016 through Web Self Service. More information will be provided in the I semester of the I year.

Amministrazione, finanza e controllo

First year (2016-2017)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M134Industrial dynamic SECS-P/0612
SJLCompany lawIUS/046
SE4Financial mathematics (advanced course)SECS-S/068
SY3Business strategySECS-P/088

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
SBTAdvanced management controlsSECS-P/076
M220Corporate and investment bankingSECS-P/116
SE3Economics and international business managementSECS-P/088
SGPAdvanced corporate financeSECS-P/098

Second year (2017-2018)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
689Mergers and acquisitionsSECS-P/096
S0WInternational accounting standardsSECS-P/076
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale18
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche4
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento8
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro4
Total number of credits120

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students are required to choose 2 elective courses through Web Self Service for a total of 12 credits. For more information see the guide to the compilation of study plans.

Thesis evaluation (18 credits)
The final evaluation for master's degree programs consists of the discussion and evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or a foreign language on a topic related to a course the student has passed an exam on.

Additional language skills (4 credits)
Business English is a required course for 4 credits. Students take the course in the II semester of the I year. The course must be chosen in November 2016 according to the procedure that will be communicated. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or project work (8 credits)
An internship or project is required for 8 credits. The internship or project can be performed in both the I or II year of the program. For more information contact the Career Services Office.

Additional skills for the job market (4 credits)
An Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop is required for 4 credits. More information will be provided during seminars, notices and email during the I semester of the I year. For more information contact ERS Lab.

Each profile required that one course be taken in English, as follows:

  • Amministrazione, finanza e controllo - Corporate and investment banking
  • Consulenza direzionale - Advanced organizational design
  • Digital management: transforming business and public administration - Organization theory and digital networks
  • Gestione d'impresa - Advanced organizational design

Majors will only be activated if the minimum number of required students is reached.

All credits obtained and registered within the winter exam session are taken into account when calculating an applicant’s score for the selection for international exchange programs, except for the credits obtained from other activities (altre attività), internships, soft skills, workshops and seminars. Only the credits obtained through curricular courses and language exams taken at LUISS will be considered. Extracurricular courses (corsi liberi) are never included in the credit count.

Consulenza direzionale

First year (2016-2017)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M134Industrial dynamic SECS-P/0612
SJLCompany lawIUS/046
SE4Financial mathematics (advanced course)SECS-S/068
SY3Business strategySECS-P/088

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M003Advanced organizational designSECS-P/106
SE3Economics and international business managementSECS-P/088
SGPAdvanced corporate financeSECS-P/098
M169Project-based organization: design and hrmSECS-P/106

Second year (2017-2018)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
M064Business modeling and planningSECS-P/086
M136Corporate governance and compliance managementSECS-P/076
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale18
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche4
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento8
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro4
Total number of credits120

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students are required to choose 2 elective courses through Web Self Service for a total of 12 credits. For more information see the guide to the compilation of study plans.

Thesis evaluation (18 credits)
The final evaluation for master's degree programs consists of the discussion and evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or a foreign language on a topic related to a course the student has passed an exam on.

Additional language skills (4 credits)
Business English is a required course for 4 credits. Students take the course in the II semester of the I year. The course must be chosen in November 2016 according to the procedure that will be communicated. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or project work (8 credits)
An internship or project is required for 8 credits. The internship or project can be performed in both the I or II year of the program. For more information contact the Career Services Office.

Additional skills for the job market (4 credits)
An Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop is required for 4 credits. More information will be provided during seminars, notices and email during the I semester of the I year. For more information contact ERS Lab.

Each profile required that one course be taken in English, as follows:

  • Amministrazione, finanza e controllo - Corporate and investment banking
  • Consulenza direzionale - Advanced organizational design
  • Digital management: transforming business and public administration - Organization theory and digital networks
  • Gestione d'impresa - Advanced organizational design

Majors will only be activated if the minimum number of required students is reached.

All credits obtained and registered within the winter exam session are taken into account when calculating an applicant’s score for the selection for international exchange programs, except for the credits obtained from other activities (altre attività), internships, soft skills, workshops and seminars. Only the credits obtained through curricular courses and language exams taken at LUISS will be considered. Extracurricular courses (corsi liberi) are never included in the credit count.

Digital management: transforming business and public administration

First year (2016-2017)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M134Industrial dynamic SECS-P/0612
SJLCompany lawIUS/046
SE4Financial mathematics (advanced course)SECS-S/068
SY3Business strategySECS-P/088

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M138Big data analyticsSECS-S/036
SE3Economics and international business managementSECS-P/088
SGPAdvanced corporate financeSECS-P/098
M137Organization theory and digital networksSECS-P/106

Second year (2017-2018)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
M140Organization of the big digital companiesSECS-P/106
M139Digital systems and spending reviewSECS-P/036
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale18
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche4
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento8
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro4
Total number of credits120

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students are required to choose 2 elective courses through Web Self Service for a total of 12 credits. For more information see the guide to the compilation of study plans.

Thesis evaluation (18 credits)
The final evaluation for master's degree programs consists of the discussion and evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or a foreign language on a topic related to a course the student has passed an exam on.

Additional language skills (4 credits)
Business English is a required course for 4 credits. Students take the course in the II semester of the I year. The course must be chosen in November 2016 according to the procedure that will be communicated. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or project work (8 credits)
An internship or project is required for 8 credits. The internship or project can be performed in both the I or II year of the program. For more information contact the Career Services Office.

Additional skills for the job market (4 credits)
An Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop is required for 4 credits. More information will be provided during seminars, notices and email during the I semester of the I year. For more information contact ERS Lab.

Each profile required that one course be taken in English, as follows:

  • Amministrazione, finanza e controllo - Corporate and investment banking
  • Consulenza direzionale - Advanced organizational design
  • Digital management: transforming business and public administration - Organization theory and digital networks
  • Gestione d'impresa - Advanced organizational design

Majors will only be activated if the minimum number of required students is reached.

All credits obtained and registered within the winter exam session are taken into account when calculating an applicant’s score for the selection for international exchange programs, except for the credits obtained from other activities (altre attività), internships, soft skills, workshops and seminars. Only the credits obtained through curricular courses and language exams taken at LUISS will be considered. Extracurricular courses (corsi liberi) are never included in the credit count.

Gestione d'impresa

First year (2016-2017)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M134Industrial dynamic SECS-P/0612
SJLCompany lawIUS/046
SE4Financial mathematics (advanced course)SECS-S/068
SY3Business strategySECS-P/088

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup BGroup C
M003Advanced organizational designSECS-P/106
SBTAdvanced management controlsSECS-P/076
SE3Economics and international business managementSECS-P/088
SGPAdvanced corporate financeSECS-P/098

Second year (2017-2018)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsGroup AGroup B
M060Labour and industrial relations lawIUS/076
M135Managing innovationSECS-P/106
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente12
Per la prova finale18
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche4
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento8
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro4
Total number of credits120

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students are required to choose 2 elective courses through Web Self Service for a total of 12 credits. For more information see the guide to the compilation of study plans.

Thesis evaluation (18 credits)
The final evaluation for master's degree programs consists of the discussion and evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or a foreign language on a topic related to a course the student has passed an exam on.

Additional language skills (4 credits)
Business English is a required course for 4 credits. Students take the course in the II semester of the I year. The course must be chosen in November 2016 according to the procedure that will be communicated. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or project work (8 credits)
An internship or project is required for 8 credits. The internship or project can be performed in both the I or II year of the program. For more information contact the Career Services Office.

Additional skills for the job market (4 credits)
An Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop is required for 4 credits. More information will be provided during seminars, notices and email during the I semester of the I year. For more information contact ERS Lab.

Each profile required that one course be taken in English, as follows:

  • Amministrazione, finanza e controllo - Corporate and investment banking
  • Consulenza direzionale - Advanced organizational design
  • Digital management: transforming business and public administration - Organization theory and digital networks
  • Gestione d'impresa - Advanced organizational design

Majors will only be activated if the minimum number of required students is reached.

All credits obtained and registered within the winter exam session are taken into account when calculating an applicant’s score for the selection for international exchange programs, except for the credits obtained from other activities (altre attività), internships, soft skills, workshops and seminars. Only the credits obtained through curricular courses and language exams taken at LUISS will be considered. Extracurricular courses (corsi liberi) are never included in the credit count.