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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 (2019-2020)

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
ABBM142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076
M142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076

Second year (2020-2021)

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 I year of studies through Web Self Service.

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

Elective courses (12 credits) At the end of the I year, students must choose two courses from the list of electives to obtain 12 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 have:

  • a bachelor’s degree codified under L18 –Economics and Business Management or L33 – Economics
  • obtained the credits listed in article I of the agreement (in the case of students from the bachelor’s program in Economics and Management, a course with code SECS-P/07)
  • chosen – in order to fulfill the requirements of article 3 of the agreement – as an elective or free course:
    • 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

Foreign language skills  Students must register for the four-credit Business English course, to be taken during the II semester of the I year.  More information

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.

Students interested in taking advantage of the agreement between Luiss University and the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili di Roma, allowing students exemption from the bar exam to enter sections A and B of the Albo dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili, students must select a course with code SECS-P/07 as an elective or free course.

Students registed for the master’s degree program in Accounting, Control and Finance, interested in taking advantage of the internship agreement with Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili di Roma, and in performing a one-semester internship during the final year of studies, must, in addition to choosing one of the aforementioned courses, must follow the official procedure to receive credits for the internship (8 credits).

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. More information

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.

For selection purposes (Exchange Programs, Double Degrees, Structured Partnerships) account will be taken of all credits earned and recorded by the end of the winter exam session (including credits earned from internships, languages, seminars, soft skills, summer schools, courses brought forward, etc.). Credits earned from additional courses (corsi liberi) will not count.

Afc - professionale

First year (2019-2020)

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
ABBM142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076
M142International accounting standardsSECS-P/076

Second year (2020-2021)

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 I year of studies through Web Self Service.

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

Elective courses (12 credits) At the end of the I year, students must choose two courses from the list of electives to obtain 12 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 have:

  • a bachelor’s degree codified under L18 –Economics and Business Management or L33 – Economics
  • obtained the credits listed in article I of the agreement (in the case of students from the bachelor’s program in Economics and Management, a course with code SECS-P/07)
  • chosen – in order to fulfill the requirements of article 3 of the agreement – as an elective or free course:
    • 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

Foreign language skills  Students must register for the four-credit Business English course, to be taken during the II semester of the I year.  More information

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.

Students interested in taking advantage of the agreement between Luiss University and the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili di Roma, allowing students exemption from the bar exam to enter sections A and B of the Albo dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili, students must select a course with code SECS-P/07 as an elective or free course.

Students registed for the master’s degree program in Accounting, Control and Finance, interested in taking advantage of the internship agreement with Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili di Roma, and in performing a one-semester internship during the final year of studies, must, in addition to choosing one of the aforementioned courses, must follow the official procedure to receive credits for the internship (8 credits).

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. More information

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.

For selection purposes (Exchange Programs, Double Degrees, Structured Partnerships) account will be taken of all credits earned and recorded by the end of the winter exam session (including credits earned from internships, languages, seminars, soft skills, summer schools, courses brought forward, etc.). Credits earned from additional courses (corsi liberi) will not count.