Characteristics and Purposes
The Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business of the University of Verona provides students with the necessary tools for understanding the functioning of the economic and financial systems, and of the companies that make them up. The degree enables students to achieve an extensive knowledge of economics, finance and business management, of the measurement, analysis and modelling of economic and financial phenomena, of the evolution of economic systems from a historical perspective and of the legal regulations governing the relationships among individuals, companies and enterprises.
The aim of the degree is to prepare future graduates to face the challenges and the changes resulting from the continuous technological progress within companies, in the economic and financial systems, as well as in society. A large part of the new professions requires an excellent knowledge of economics, finance and business management disciplines, together with decision-making competences based on the gathering, management and analysis of the growing mass of information available today.
To achieve these objectives, the compulsory subjects are complemented with many optional activities like workshops, laboratories on some of the main IT tools used in business, banking and insurance companies, as well as meetings with managers from relevant companies. Moreover, the degree gives the opportunity to carry out an internship at a company, a public administration office, an agency or research institution. Students will be given the chance to spend some time abroad through international mobility study programs such as Erasmus+ and Worldwide. It is worth noticing that the second semester of the third year is characterized by the presence of a basket of subjects, mostly delivered through laboratory activities, from which students are allowed to choose the ones they deem most appropriate to refine their knowledge in the desired direction.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business aims to forge professionals with solid foundations in economics, business administration and finance, with skills in line with the current dynamics of the job market, not forgetting those related to the emerging area of data analytics and business intelligence. The degree prepares professionals working either in private and public companies, as well as in non-profit organizations, banks, financial and insurance companies, in auditing, accounting and business consultancy firms, in regional, national and international organizations and research bodies, in the public administration, in trade unions and professional bodies, and also to work as self-employed freelancers.
The Degree in Economics and Business allows graduates to enter, after passing an examination, into the Register of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts (Section B) in order to practice as auditor and accounting experts and being allowed to carry out the activities contained in the Legislative Decree 34/2005 (art. 1).
The degree provides the optimal prerequisite to continue studying in master's degrees and other advanced courses in economics, finance and management offered by the University of Verona, or by other universities, in Italy and abroad.
From School to University
Access to the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business is limited and is regulated in the ways and terms set by the annual call. To be admitted to the degree, it is necessary to have obtained a high school diploma or a qualification, in Italy or abroad, recognized as equivalent. In addition, students must pass an entry examination test, which verifies the possession of the following skills: 1) logical-mathematical, to understand and elaborate logical and mathematical reasoning involving also basic mathematical notions; 2) linguistic and verbal, to read and understand Italian texts, showing knowledge of the grammar, structure, syntax and lexicon of the Italian language.
Tutoring, counseling and job orientation services are provided, as well as assistance for students with disabilities or in special needs. There are also incentives, discounts and scholarships for deserving students. The administrative staff of the School of Economics and Management is the reference point for information about the organization, the teachings and the main services offered by the degree.
Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)
As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.
The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.