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Management and Computer Science

Digitalization and subsequent development in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, applications and IT infrastructures represent an important change that permeates all other fields. Both large and small companies, public administration, government institutions and professionals are interested in producing and using data for a variety of purposes, from improving production processes to defining new models to generate value. Digital transformation thus challenges us to rethink traditional managerial logic and use evidence-based approaches. It requires a new leading class to embrace the opportunities offered by new technologies and the market to create organizational change and to guarantee a control of business for new institutional assets. The bachelor’s degree program in Management and Computer Science stands out from other courses offered by LUISS University in Economics, Business and Finance for the significant presence of technical and engineering topics, focused on computing and business analytics. These skills are also integrated with traditional foundation courses in Economics, Business Management, Law and Statistics.

The core of the program focuses on collecting, processing and analyzing data in order to generate new knowledge to improve processes for large and small companies as well as for startups. To develop these skills, students are given solid preparation on algorithms and coding starting in their first year, as well as database management and advanced analysis techniques. In their third year, students focus on data science applications such as cybersecurity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The program is designed for high school graduates interested in engineering-based programs (electronics, information technology, management), statistics, mathematics and computer science. The course prepares students for roles as data scientists or to go on to master’s programs in Marketing, Operations and Finance.
The program is offered entirely in English and the university is currently developing exchange programs with several foreign universities. Through these partnerships, participants will be able to spend their final year abroad, creating a multicultural experience thanks also in part to the presence of foreign instructors and students.

The bachelor's degree program in Management and Computer Science combines economics, management and law courses – essential to critically analyze and understand the context companies and institutions operate in – with a strong focus on quantitative methods, in particular statistics, information technology and information processing.

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

Graduates are equipped to work for economic and financial institutions as well as businesses and public administration in positions commensurate with their three-year preparation.

Study plan

First year (2019-2020)

First semester

TDS04Fundamentals of managementSECS-P/088
TDS03Introduction to computer programmingING-INF/056
TDS08Performance measurementsSECS-P/078

Second semester

LABMDS1Digital skills labINF/016
TDS07Legal system in the digital ageIUS/016

Second year (2020-2021)

First semester

TDS15Artificial intelligence and machine learningING-INF/058
TDS12Databases & big dataING-INF/058
TDS09Quantitative models for data scienceSECS-S/068
TDS11Social network analysisMAT/098

Second semester

TDS16Business law and ictIUS/046
TDS10Data analysis for businessSECS-S/018
TDS14Digital business and workplace technologySECS-P/108

Third year (2021-2022)

First semester

TDS18Business and marketing analyticsSECS-P/088
  • TBA
TDS17Business cyberlawIUS/046
  • TBA

Second semester

TDS19Finance and financial technologiesSECS-P/098
  • TBA
Additional creditsCredits
A scelta dello studente18
Per la prova finale4
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera4
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro10
Total number of credits180

Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera – Mandatory language (4 CFU)

During the II year students are required to attend a mandatory language course (4 credits), choosing from the language courses provided by the Department. Students must choose the mandatory language during the I year according to the procedure that will be communicated. For further information: The University Language Center

A scelta dello studente – Elective courses (18 CFU) 
Students must choose 3 elective courses of 6 credits which will be held in the III year.
Students must choose the elective courses at the end of the II year according to the procedure that will be communicated and published on the Department website at the dedicated section.
Altre conoscenze utili per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro – Other Activities (10 CFU) 
Students have to earn 10 credits as follows:

  • 4 credits with the Digital Entrepreneurship Lab*
  • 6 credits with the Digital skills lab

The Digital Entrepreneurship lab is mandatory, any request to modify the study plan must be approved by the Study Course Dean

Prerequisites to take the Introduction to Computer Programming exam.

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.