The programme

A.A. 2021/2022

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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
For further information about the MSc in IEB visit  
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For information on the assessment of foreign qualifications:
For Information on tuition fees visit

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

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.
  • TypologyCorsi di laurea Magistrale
  • Duration2 years
  • Possibility of part-time enrollment Yes
  • AccessSubject to entry requirements
  • Category LM-56
  • Sitevicenza
  • Language of instructionEnglish
  • 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).

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

Il sistema universitario italiano


Primo ciclo: Corsi di Laurea

Essi hanno l’obiettivo di assicurare agli studentesse e studenti un’adeguata padronanza di metodi e contenuti scientifici generali e l’acquisizione di specifiche conoscenze professionali.
Requisito minimo per l’accesso: diploma finale di scuola secondaria, rilasciato al completamento di 13 anni di scolarità complessiva e dopo il superamento del relativo esame di Stato, o un titolo estero comparabile; l’ammissione può essere subordinata alla verifica di ulteriori condizioni.
Durata: triennale.
Titolo: per conseguire il titolo di Laurea, è necessario aver acquisito 180 Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU), equivalenti ai crediti ECTS; può essere richiesto un periodo di tirocinio e la discussione di una tesi o la preparazione di un elaborato finale.
Il titolo di Laurea dà accesso alla Laurea Magistrale e agli altri corsi di 2° ciclo.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore”

Secondo ciclo: Corsi di Laurea Magistrale

Essi offrono una formazione di livello avanzato per l’esercizio di attività di elevata qualificazione in ambiti specifici.
Requisiti per l’accesso: l’accesso ai corsi è subordinato al possesso di una Laurea o di un titolo estero comparabile; l'ammissione è soggetta a requisiti specifici decisi dalle singole università.
Durata: biennale.
Titolo: per conseguire il titolo di Laurea Magistrale, è necessario aver acquisito 120 crediti (CFU) e aver elaborato e discusso una tesi di ricerca.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore magistrale”
Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico
Alcuni corsi (Medicina e chirurgia, Medicina veterinaria, Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria, Farmacia e Farmacia industriale, Architettura e Ingegneria edile-Architettura, Giurisprudenza, Scienze della formazione primaria) sono definiti “Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico”. Requisito di accesso: diploma di scuola secondaria superiore o un titolo estero comparabile; l’ammissione è subordinata a una prova di selezione.
Durata: gli studi si articolano su 5 anni (6 anni e 360 CFU per Medicina e Chirurgia e per Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria).
Titolo: per conseguire il titolo di Laurea Magistrale, è necessario aver acquisito 300 CFU ed aver elaborato e discusso una tesi di ricerca.
Il titolo di Laurea Magistrale dà accesso al Dottorato di Ricerca e agli altri corsi di 3° ciclo.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore magistrale”.

Terzo ciclo

Dottorato di Ricerca: essi hanno l’obiettivo di far acquisire una corretta metodologia per la ricerca scientifica avanzata, adottano metodologie innovative e nuove tecnologie, prevedono stage all’estero e la frequenza di laboratori di ricerca. L’ammissione richiede una Laurea Magistrale (o un titolo estero comparabile) e il superamento di un concorso; la durata è di minimo 3 anni. Il/la dottorando/a deve elaborare una tesi originale di ricerca e discuterla durante l’esame finale.
Qualifica accademica: “Dottore di ricerca” o “PhD”.
Corsi di Specializzazione: corsi di 3° ciclo aventi l’obiettivo di fornire conoscenze e abilità per l’esercizio di attività professionali di alta qualificazione, particolarmente nel settore delle specialità mediche, cliniche e chirurgiche. Per l’ammissione è richiesta una Laurea Magistrale (o un titolo estero comparabile) e il superamento di un concorso; la durata degli studi varia da 2 (120 CFU) a 6 anni (360 CFU) in rapporto al settore disciplinare. Il titolo finale rilasciato è il Diploma di Specializzazione.


Corsi di Master universitario di primo livello: corsi di 2° ciclo di perfezionamento scientifico o di alta formazione permanente e ricorrente. Vi si accede con una Laurea o con un titolo estero comparabile. La durata minima è annuale (60 CFU); non consente l’accesso a corsi di Dottorato di Ricerca e di 3°ciclo, perché il corso non ha ordinamento didattico nazionale e il titolo è rilasciato sotto la responsabilità autonoma della singola università. Il titolo finale è il Master universitario di primo livello.
Corsi di Master Universitario di secondo livello:corsi di 3° ciclo di perfezionamento scientifico o di alta formazione permanente e ricorrente. Vi si accede con una Laurea Magistrale o con un titolo estero comparabile. La durata è minimo annuale (60 CFU); non consente l’accesso a corsi di Dottorato di Ricerca e di 3° ciclo, perché il corso non ha ordinamento didattico nazionale e il titolo è rilasciato sotto la responsabilità autonoma della singola università. Il titolo finale è il Master universitario di secondo livello.

Altro da sapere sul Sistema universitario italiano

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU): i corsi di studio sono strutturati in crediti. Al Credito Formativo Universitario (CFU) corrispondono normalmente 25 ore di lavoro. La quantità media di lavoro accademico svolto in un anno da un/a iscritto/a a tempo pieno è convenzionalmente fissata in 60 CFU. I crediti formativi universitari sono equivalenti ai crediti ECTS.
Classi dei corsi di studio: i corsi di studio di Laurea e di Laurea Magistrale che condividono obiettivi e attività formative sono raggruppati in “classi”. I contenuti formativi di ciascun corso di studio sono fissati autonomamente dalle singole università; tuttavia le università devono obbligatoriamente inserire alcune attività formative (ed il corrispondente numero di crediti) determinate a livello nazionale. Tali requisiti sono stabiliti in relazione a ciascuna classe. I titoli di una stessa classe hanno lo stesso valore legale.
Titoli congiunti: le università italiane possono istituire corsi di studio in cooperazione con altre università, italiane ed estere, al termine dei quali sono rilasciati titoli congiunti o titoli doppi/multipli.

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