There are three possible majors in the program, one in Italian in “Banks and Financial Intermediaries” and two in English: “Economics” and “Finance”.
The major in Italian gives students knowledge of and methodologies for the economic and financial sciences, applying them to the analysis and evaluation of the complexity of monetary and financial markets, including with regard to related innovations and appropriate regulatory and supervisory action. The major in Economics, held entirely in English, develops skills and the ability to analyze at the micro and macroeconomic level, which is useful in professionally furthering an international career as an economist; the major in Finance puts the emphasis on the functioning of financial markets and the efficiency of its intermediaries. The topics of international finance, asset management, transactions on the stock, bond and derivatives markets, including through the acquisition of appropriate quantitative and computer skills, are explored in depth.
A large number of those registered can access, if they are selected, the prestigious QTEM program carried out by LUISS in partnership with several of the most important universities in Europe and around the world.
The two majors in English also offer the possibility, for a limited number of students, to earn a Double Degree in Finance or in Economics with NOVA University in Lisbon.
Major: Financial Economics (in English)
I Year (2013/2014)
II Year (2014/2015)
Plus 2 elective courses in English (16 credits) offered in either the first or the second semester.
Final thesis 20
Others (internships, languages, etc.) 4
TOTAL no. credits 120
To apply, students need to complete the application form between September 19, 2012 and May 31, 2013. At the same time, they must send the following documentation by mail to LUISS Guido Carli – Student Office, Viale Romania, 32, 00197 Rome:
For information on this test please consult the GMAT site or the GRE site.
The requested material must be sent in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org, attaching scans of each document to the email.
Only applications accompanied by all documentation and received by May 31, 2013 will be considered.
A special examination board will evaluate the material sent by each individual candidate and will establish rankings based on GMAT/GRE scores, academic background, curricular qualifications, and the motivations and age of the candidate.
Candidates will be “conditionally admitted” and will be fully admitted only when, after the final degree has been conferred by the candidate’s university, the original documentation, accompanied by the “declaration of equivalent value,” is received by the Student Office. For non-EU citizens, a certification of the student’s personal identity (an authenticated photo) is also required.
Students admitted will be notified via email, and with this notification they will receive the forms necessary to complete their enrollment by July 4,2013.
If LUISS Guido Carli decides to not to offer a degree program or specialization, this will be promptly communicated to the candidate.
Please note that, in accordance with MIUR regulations, degrees conferred abroad only allow access to Italian universities if:
Furthermore, to meet admission requirements, students holding a US High School Diploma must also either:
To meet admission requirements, students holding GCEs (General Certificate of Education) must have six passing grades in different subjects, and at least three of these must be A-levels (advanced level).
For further information regarding foreign degrees and diplomas, students should contact the local Italian consulate or embassy in the country where the degree or diploma was conferred.
No work experience is required.
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LUISS (Liberà Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali) is a private Italian university located close to Rome’s historic centre, in one of the city’s most beautiful areas. The University has three faculties (Economics, Law and Political Science), plus a Business School, and it offers a variety of programmes held in Italian, plus an increasing number of courses in English, making it accessible to students from all over the world.