The programme

A.A. 2021/2022

Servizi di orientamento

The new site of the Study Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long project aiming to give a better and more complete service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary schools pupils approaching the university world for the first time and schools' University Orientation Services who organize activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. "Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations".

More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

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Course of study in brief

Would you like to learn how to sail into the water of global markets? To use Economics to understand how the global economy works and why and how firms decide to go international? To practice Management, Logistics, and Law to manage such multinational firms? To master Accounting tools to account for and analyze their performances? Born and grown in a region with a strong international vocation, the two-year Master's degree (MSc) in International Economics and Business (IEB) aims to train post-graduate students in the fields of International Economics, International Business, and International Law.
The MSc is entirely taught in English in Vicenza, a close-by subsidiary of the University of Verona. Verona is the top European freight village. Vicenza is the third Italian province for total export and the first in terms of export per capita. In such an area, many Small and Medium Enterprises – very open to international markets, i.e., they are referred to as ’pocket-size multinationals’ – operate with a core specialization in the ‘well-done’ and ‘well-designed’ sectors that form the backbone of the ‘Made in Italy’ label.
Among the main topics of the MSc courses are the followings: causes and consequences of international trade and development; macroeconomic dynamics of open economies and international financial markets; export, offshoring and outsourcing decisions by heterogeneous firms and their participation into global value chains; international marketing and logistic decisions; networks and groups of firms as means for firm internationalization; consolidated reporting, performance analysis and cost accounting; international and European law; international business law.
The MSc in IEB is a unique combination of courses, project work and other learning experiences purposely split between International Economics and International Business. Students’ active participation in classroom seminars and project works is strongly encouraged. Every year several foreign teachers are invited to give lectures on special parts of the MSc courses. The training is then strengthened with structured internships in firms actively engaged in international markets and with a thesis to be completed under the supervision of a faculty member. We strongly support participation into Erasmus+ program, and we have working agreements with many partners both in Europe and worldwide. Last, starting from the academic year 2020-21 a Double Degree program with the University of Bordeaux is fully operative. 
The MSc in IEB enables students to acquire skills and competences, with a strong economic, management and legal emphasis, in the advanced study of production and territorial systems, of international economics and policies, of financial market techniques and international development, as well as methods and models for logistics and marketing, group accounting and managerial reporting, all of which can be used for the management of firms and organizations with a strong international characterization. All seen in the institutional framework of international commercial and tax law. In short, by obtaining this MSc, students will master the tools and acquire the skills in the various subjects related to the internationalization processes of economic activities, enabling them to take on managerial roles and consulting positions in firms and organizations active in international markets.
The MSc in IEB is open to students with an undergraduate background in Economics and Management interested in the international dimension of economic activity at both the firm and the macro level. More in detail, the admission requirements are the following:
-) Degree: a three year University Degree (Bachelor) in Economics, Business Administration or other fields related to Economics, Business, and Statistics, to be awarded within December 31st  2020. 
-) GPA: a Cumulative Grade Point Average (or equivalent) equal to or higher than 70/100 (21/30). 
-) English language proficiency: level B2 (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or equivalent certifications.
-) Curriculum: students with a bachelor different from Economics or Business Administration are admitted, provided they meet the following minimum curricula preconditions: at least 12 ECTS credits in Mathematics and at least 48 ECTS in either Economics, Statistics, Business Administration, Mathematics, Geography, Law, Physics, Engineering, Informatics, or International Relations. 
The deadline for EU-Students application is October 15th, 2020 (or December 15th, with a fee).
Classes will start on October, 5th, 2020
Contacts
For further information about the MSc in IEB visit www.univr.it/IEB  
For further information on entry requirements: didattica.economia@ateneo.univr.it
For information on the assessment of foreign qualifications: admissions@ateneo.univr.it
For Information on tuition fees visit https://www.univr.it/en/our-services/-/servizi/international-degree-seeking-students

Be careful! Students coming from extra-EU countries do NOT follow these deadlines and procedures. They need to contact the international Student Desk (admissions@ateneo.univr.it)

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.
  • Typology Corsi di laurea Magistrale
  • Duration 2  years
  • Possibility of part-time enrollment Yes
  • Access Subject to entry requirements
  • Category LM-56
  • Site vicenza
  • Language of instruction English
  • Methods of teaching delivery Mixed
  • Possibilità Doppio Titolo
The Master's degree in International Economics and Business (IEB) was established to address the needs of internationally-oriented economies and firms. The programme aims to prepare graduates for a management level career in companies that are actively engaged in international trade, in both production and marketing. The IEB programme aims to train experts in the analysis of the dynamics of international markets and in the organisation of the international production and sales. The programme is taught entirely in English and is developed to deepen the students’ knowledge of methodological and operational aspects of economic, business, legal and quantitative disciplines needed to understand the dynamics of international markets and the management of companies operating in global markets.

To this end, the first year of the programme includes core modules on economics that provide students with a working knowledge of the causes and effects of international trade and currency market operations, together with macroeconomic relations and economic policies in open economies, as well as specialist knowledge for econometric analysis.

As regards the economics area, in the second year students are provided with modules on international trade in relation to globalisation, world development processes, and the industrial and organisational strategies of companies involved in internationalisation processes.

In the field of business management, the first year includes modules on the analysis and performance management of international groups of companies, as well as on logistics and international marketing. These topics are further developed in the second year, through a focus on the issues relating to management reporting, governance and business models in companies operating in international markets.

The modules in international law (year one) and commercial law (year two) will equip students with the necessary legal skills and knowledge. The programme also has a statistical-mathematical focus, with a range of modules - offered in the first year - designed to provide students with a knowledge of the quantitative techniques needed to optimise exchange rate risk management, hedging with derivative financial instruments, and investment planning for companies operating in international contexts. Students are also provided with a module in statistics for the analysis of data and the presentation of market analysis results.
International Trade Specialist
Graduate’s role in a working environment: international economic analysis; analysis of territorial production systems; international financial analysis.
Graduate’s skills: this programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills, with a strong economic and quantitative focus, in the advanced study of international economics, territorial production systems, international trade and development, as well as mathematical, statistical and econometric methods for the analysis of economic phenomena and international financial markets.
These topics are considered in the institutional framework of the relevant international trade regulations.

Internationalised Companies Specialist
Graduate’s role in a working environment: management of import/export decision-making processes in internationalised companies; management of decision-making processes and international finance instruments; management of logistics and international marketing; performance analysis of international groups of companies and management reporting; analysis of governance and business models in internationalised companies.
Graduate’s skills: this programme provides skills, with a strong economic, business and quantitative focus, in the following areas: market planning, in particular the management of supply and end markets; in international finance decision-making and the associated risk hedging; in logistics and international marketing methods and models for the management of global value chains and the levers to meet customer satisfaction. Furthermore, the programme provides students with the tools to represent and analyse the performance of groups of companies, operate management reporting and/or analyse governance and business models, which can be particularly useful in the context of managing internationalised companies. These topics are considered in the context of the regulatory and contractual mechanisms that protect international markets.
Career prospects: the programme aims to enable graduates to find their way into the various professional positions currently required by companies and organisations operating in international markets, as well as by consultancy firms. The advanced preparation achieved, both in terms of methodology and operational practices, enables graduates to take on management roles within these organisations, especially in the areas of purchasing, sales (account management), logistics, and related reporting and analysis.
Graduates will also be able to take on consultancy roles in business and market planning, as well as cross-functional roles for the analysis of development dynamics in internationalised companies.


Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

QA bodies

QA in degree programmes

QA activities

Description of the training course - Didactic regulations

The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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