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Accounting, Control and Finance

The two-year degree program with two majors, AFC - Aziendale and AFC - Professionale, combines academic excellence with managerial skills and access to the LUISS network to prepare students for careers in administration, control and finance. 

The course is offered in Italian only.

Heightened awareness of business issues and management techniques, from both the qualitative and quantitative points of view, can be useful to organizations of all sizes in all sectors. A combination of these areas of knowledge allows students to develop operational and professional skills to strategically manage problems that regularly arise in administration, finance and business control. 

The course focuses on, but is not limited to: national and international accounting, writing a consolidated budget, tax planning, control system creation, and measuring performance. Particular attention is devoted to extraordinary financial management, internal and external auditing, and corporate governance themes. 

The degree program also includes an internship period with businesses as well as public and private institutions both in Italy and around the world.

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

Graduates of the program become professionals in consulting, auditing and in business development. Students in the AFC - Aziendale major are prepared primarily for careers with industrial and service companies while students in the AFC - Professionale major are guided towards accounting studios and consulting firms.

The degree program also prepares students for bar exams to become accountants and auditors. Through agreements with the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili di Roma, students that present a specific study plan have an extra support system in becoming a certified accountant, according to D.Lgs. 28 giugno 2005, n. 139 or in becoming an auditor, according to D.Lgs. 27 gennaio 2010, n. 39.

Study plan

Afc - aziendale

First year (2017-2018)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
M267Corporate law and capital marketsIUS/046
M265International financial economicsSECS-P/0112
M266Quantitative methods for the enterpriseSECS-S/068

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
M170Advanced corporate financeSECS-P/098
SMRCorporate governance and internal auditingSECS-P/076
M205Business tax lawIUS/128
M142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076

Second year (2018-2019)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
M287Corporate transactions and business valuationSECS-P/076
  • TBA
M288Planning and controlSECS-P/078
  • TBA
M289Business finance toolsSECS-P/116
  • TBA
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

Students must choose their majors at the end of the first year of studies through Web Self Service.

Majors will only be activated if a minimum number of students have registered.

For both courses, students must take one Advanced Corporate Finance in English, all other courses are in Italian.

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students must choose two courses to obtain 12 elective credits.

Students interested in taking advantage of the university’s agreement with the
Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili di Roma, which exempts them from the first bar exam to access Section A of the Albo dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti contabili, as well as the possibility to perform an internship during the final semester of the master’s degree program, must:

  • Those registered for AFC – Aziendale, must choose a course with one of the following codes IUS/04; IUS/05; IUS/12; IUS/15; IUS/17
  • Those registered for AFC – Professionale must choose a course with one of the following codes SECS-P/08, SECS-P/09, SECS-P/10 o SECS-P/11

Students must also follow the information published here in order to receive credits for the internship.
Final exam 

The final exam (18 credits) for master’s degree students includes preparing and defending a thesis written in Italian or another language on a topic related to a course taken during the student’s years of study.

Foreign language skills 

Students must register for the four-credit Business English course, to be taken during the II semester of the I year. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or Project Work 

Students must also register for an internship or project work worth 8 credits. Students may also perform the internship or project during the first year of studies. For more information, contact the Career Services Office or read more about the Project Work network.
Additional skills for the workplace

Students must register for a four-credit Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop. Students will receive more information during meetings, notices and emails during their first year of studies.
For more information, visit the ERS Lab.

Agreement with the Associazione Italiana Revisori Contabili (ASSIREVI) 

Students can take advantage of the university’s agreement with the Associazione Italiana Revisori Contabili (ASSIREVI), including apprenticeships with the association’s members. To participate, students must be under 26, have an average of 27/30 and, in 2018-2019, be registered for the second semester of the second year of the degree program.

Starting with the call for applications to participate in international exchanges in 2018-2019, students will be evaluated based on all credits obtained and registered throughout their academic careers until the winter exam session, no exceptions.

Afc - professionale

First year (2017-2018)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
M267Corporate law and capital marketsIUS/046
M265International financial economicsSECS-P/0112
M266Quantitative methods for the enterpriseSECS-S/068

Second semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
M170Advanced corporate financeSECS-P/098
SMRCorporate governance and internal auditingSECS-P/076
M205Business tax lawIUS/128
M142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076

Second year (2018-2019)

First semester

CodeCourseSSDCreditsProfessor
A21Business insolvency lawIUS/046
  • TBA
M287Corporate transactions and business valuationSECS-P/076
  • TBA
M133Auditing, business combinations and business ethicsSECS-P/078
  • TBA
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

Students must choose their majors at the end of the first year of studies through Web Self Service.

Majors will only be activated if a minimum number of students have registered.

For both courses, students must take one Advanced Corporate Finance in English, all other courses are in Italian.

Elective courses (12 credits)
At the end of the I year, students must choose two courses to obtain 12 elective credits.

Students interested in taking advantage of the university’s agreement with the
Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili di Roma, which exempts them from the first bar exam to access Section A of the Albo dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti contabili, as well as the possibility to perform an internship during the final semester of the master’s degree program, must:

  • Those registered for AFC – Aziendale, must choose a course with one of the following codes IUS/04; IUS/05; IUS/12; IUS/15; IUS/17
  • Those registered for AFC – Professionale must choose a course with one of the following codes SECS-P/08, SECS-P/09, SECS-P/10 o SECS-P/11

Students must also follow the information published here in order to receive credits for the internship.
Final exam 

The final exam (18 credits) for master’s degree students includes preparing and defending a thesis written in Italian or another language on a topic related to a course taken during the student’s years of study.

Foreign language skills 

Students must register for the four-credit Business English course, to be taken during the II semester of the I year. For more information, contact the University Language Center.

Internship or Project Work 

Students must also register for an internship or project work worth 8 credits. Students may also perform the internship or project during the first year of studies. For more information, contact the Career Services Office or read more about the Project Work network.
Additional skills for the workplace

Students must register for a four-credit Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability workshop. Students will receive more information during meetings, notices and emails during their first year of studies.
For more information, visit the ERS Lab.

Agreement with the Associazione Italiana Revisori Contabili (ASSIREVI) 

Students can take advantage of the university’s agreement with the Associazione Italiana Revisori Contabili (ASSIREVI), including apprenticeships with the association’s members. To participate, students must be under 26, have an average of 27/30 and, in 2018-2019, be registered for the second semester of the second year of the degree program.

Starting with the call for applications to participate in international exchanges in 2018-2019, students will be evaluated based on all credits obtained and registered throughout their academic careers until the winter exam session, no exceptions.