Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management

Study Programme Course L-18

The Bachelor's degree programme in Business Economics and Management at Niccolò Cusano University allows graduates to acquire both general and specialised knowledge and skills in business, management and legal areas. The Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management is available online and, through additional services, on campus.

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Bachelor's degree in Economics - programme overview
The Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management is designed to permit students to:

  • acquire both general and specialised knowledge and skills in business, management and legal areas;
  • acquire deep knowledge of analysis approaches and a critical interpretation of corporate structure and dynamics;
  • achieve basic and fundamental knowledge in different fields of Economics and management of both public and private companies, highly evaluated in a range of professions;
  • learn mathematics methods and quantitative techniques;
  • achieve proficiency in Financial Mathematics and Statistics.

Students enrolled are also required to study additional modules in law, in order to improve their knowledge on the existing regulatory framework of reference.

Online degree
The Bachelor's degree programme in Economics is designed for those who are unable to attend traditional education programmes due to distance or professional commitments. At Unicusano online degree courses, classes adapt to your schedule. Lectures and assignments can be watched and completed when it is most convenient for the students, while exams can be taken at the nearest local exam centre. Thanks to the quality of our teaching and the broad number of authorised exams centre spread across Italy, Unicusano is today the best choice for students willing to pursue an online degree in Economics.

Job profile
The broad spectrum of subjects constituting the Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management at Unicusano provides numerous career opportunities for graduates.
A range of employment opportunities are possible in the following areas/roles:

  • management;
  • accountant and auditor;
  • work consultant;
  • human resources manager;
  • business analyst;
  • business consultant.

Acquired competences
The extremely flexible skills acquired during the Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management allow graduates to develop a better understanding of corporate dynamics, and to implement efficient solutions for management and risks control techniques in a corporate environment. Additionally, the present degree course allows students to acquire solid methodologies required to understand and analyse economic and financial phenomena, including the acquisition of basic legal concepts. Students will also learn to handle, elaborate and monitor data, as well as analysis of statistics relevant for descriptive and predictive purposes in various economic sectors.

Career opportunities
The Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management offers a wide range of employment opportunities. The knowledge developed during the three years of the degree programme will provide graduates with the necessary background and skills needed to succeed in different corporate roles. Furthermore, graduates will gain a much deeper understanding of economic theories and will have the opportunity to apply economic principles to a number of areas such as:

  • administration, accountancy and control in public and private companies;
  • human resources management;
  • management in various corporate functions;
  • business and corporate consultant;
  • financial and commercial consultancy mostly in banking, and insurance and financial institutes;
  • management, monitoring and evaluation and analysis of statistical data.

A Bachelor's degree in Business and Economic Management prepares students to the following careers (ISTAT DATA):

  • accountant (3.3.1.2.1);
  • bursar and treasurer (3.3.1.2.2);
  • property administrator (3.3.1.2.3);
  • factors of production management and organisation technician (3.3.1.5.0);
  • expert in financial management of inputs (3.3.2.1.0);
  • bank technician  (3.3.2.2.0);
  • stockbroker, stockbroking firm and related fields technician (3.3.2.5.0).

Entry requirements
In order to be eligible for the Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management, students are required to possess a high school diploma or international equivalent; core math skills, as well as good levels of comprehension skills and general education are also required. Assessment modalities are defined by the Academic Didactic Regulation, which also defines additional education modules in case of failing to meet the required standards. Students attending courses taught in English are required to take a test aimed to prove their proficiency in English. To access the programme, a level B2 (English language) is required.

Applications
In order to be eligible for the Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management, students must possess a high school diploma or international equivalence in compliance with the Ministerial Decree of the 22nd October 2004, n. 270 - art. 6 and with art. 5 of the Ministerial Decree of 25th November 2005 (qui avete saltato l'articolo 5 menzionato nel testo italiano). Additionally, minimum knowledge and skills are required, as indicated on the web site of the University. 

The Academic Didactic Regulation of the Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management envisages a placement exam aimed to verify students' initial preparation and the additional education modules students have to take if failing to achieve the required standards. As far as the placement exam is concerned, it includes an online test uploaded on the Unicusano's e-learning platform, which must be submitted in accordance with the procedural rules. If the test is unsuccessful, students will be assigned with additional learning requirements (or OFA, from the Italian equivalent) which must be passed within a year by attending bridge classes.


Educational aims, objectives and course plan outline
The Bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Management aims to equip students with a broad knowledge of corporate, economic, mathematical, statistical and legal subjects along with offering the tools to effectively apply the gained skills in a corporate environment. Furthermore, the present degree is aimed to align the contents of the different disciplines and to provide the necessary interdisciplinary tools for managing autonomously and independently different issues. This implies acquiring knowledge not only in business management area but also in the economic, mathematical, statistical and legal areas. Such interdisciplinary approach is confirmed by the intersection of different modules, such as: Business Economics (SECS-P/07), Political Economy (SECS-P/01), History of Economic (SECS-P/12), Methods of Mathematical Economics and Financial Actuarial Sciences (SECS-S/06), Private Law (IUS/01) and Public Law (IUS/09). By combining learning objectives with practical knowledge required in the workplace, the degree course offers job opportunities in vocational areas such administration in public and private companies. In addition to the core modules, the present degree course envisages teachings in different fields related to the management and the administration in public and private companies such as recognition of Business Operations, Planning and Controlling Management (SECS-P/07), Economy and Business Management (SECS-P/08), Economy of the Financial Intermediaries (SECS-P/11). The broad acquisition of economic-business knowledge ensures that students possess the necessary preparation to operate in various company functions in consciously and autonomously way, by tackling also subjects concerning legal (IUS/04, IUS/07, IUS/12) economic (SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02 and SECS-P/03) and mathematical-statistical (SECS-S/01 and SECS-S/06) fields. In particular, legal disciplines provide the necessary preparation to know the regulatory framework of reference within which the corporate activities must be carried out. Moreover, in addition to the acquisition of basic linguistic and computer skills, the training course includes placements, internships and other professional activities in companies or public bodies.
Fundamental is the interaction between training objectives and the workplace, aimed to provide the adequate theoretical and practical knowledge to job opportunities in different areas, such as management and administration in public and private companies. Furthermore, internships are designed so as to facilitate this interaction: Unicusano has several agreements with various corporations and public bodies to offer students a wide range of internships.
In addition, Unicusano has signed an agreement with Ordine dei Commercialisti (Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/Chartered Accountants) of Rome, which is applicable throughout Italy and allows exemption from the first written part of the State examination required under Italian law to succeed in the examination of Certified Public Accountants. It is also worth reminding the agreement signed with the Ordine dei Consulenti del Lavoro Consiglio Provinciale (Provincial Council Order of Labor Consultants of Milan/Provincial Council Order of Labor Consultants) of Milan on a specific internship required to access to the professional qualifying examination for Labour Consultant. This specific internship can be carried out during the last year of the study course.

Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and comprehension skills

Graduates in Business Economics and Management are required to achieve solid preparation in business, economic, statistical, mathematical and legal disciplines. Along with acquiring knowledge on contents, student critical thinking skills, communication skills and quantitative reasoning.
To support the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding, a self-auditing test is provided to students; students are required to take part to study projects on subjects chosen by professors so as to improve their knowledge and skills. The achievement of the learning outcomes is verified through written and/or oral exams.

Ability to apply knowledge and comprehension skills
Graduates in Business Economics and Management degree can apply the developed skill to launch or elevate careers in a broad variety of fields and contexts; additionally, they are able to manage and coordinate business situations, as they possess specific and interdisciplinary operational skills achieved by applying individual study and critical thought. The achievement of the learning outcomes is assessed through written and/or oral exams.

Making judgements
Graduates in Business Economics and Management can analyse different business situations, to formulate correct assessments of the problems that may arise and to suggest decisions to address and solve them. Students are induced to deepen fundamental principles, theories and issues which are particularly relevant to the business decision making. This is also accomplished by providing a first level of common formative credits, i.e. the essential basic knowledge. A second level is articulated in a differentiated way so as to appropriately analyse the acquired concepts. In order to be able to formulate fully autonomous judgments on the different possible situations, graduates are required to possess adequate knowledge of the different company issues, from strategies of programming and management control, to cost analysis and company organisation. Crucial is the knowledge on the Economics of Intermediaries and Financial Markets, in order to train aware operators who are able to develop rational decisions based on the most recent techniques in terms of doctrine and professional practice.
During the training course, graduates in Business Economics and Management acquire critical skills and autonomy in choices and assessments, by the use of:

  • discussion during the virtual classes;
  • exercises/coursework;
  • activities that lead to professionalisation.

The achievement of the learning outcomes are verified through written and/or oral exams. At the end of their educational training, students are required to choose a topic for their dissertation.

Communication skills
Graduates are required to be capable of reporting clearly the results of the analysis carried out in accordance with company policies and law requirements. They also have to be capable of communicating and interacting with the labour market and professionals. Such skills are acquired during the educational path, in both exam preparation and specific training activities, such as the ones set out in art.10 of the Ministerial Decree 270/04. Additionally, students foster their communication skills by elaborating and discussing the final thesis. The achievement of the learning outcomes are verified through written and/or oral exams and the final thesis.

Learning skills
Graduates in Business Economics and Management are required to demonstrate capabilities to learn and re-elaborate concepts and techniques related to each subject studied. The achievement of such goal, closely related to the previous ones, gradually develops through the acquisition of the training credits linked to the different disciplines and activities. Additionally, graduates, at the end of their studies, are capable of continuously updating their skills, while developing strong expertises in the application of methodologies and tools useful to implement valid decision-making processes.
Learning skills are developed throughout the whole training process, especially in individual study. The achievement of the learning outcomes are verified through written and/or oral exams and the final thesis.

Final exam
The final exam for the achievement of the degree in Business Economics and Management consists in writing and defending a dissertation. The topic of the dissertation must be related to one of the subjects covered during the course of studies. A professor, belonging to the academic field chosen by the student, provides guidance as supervisor on the research process, on the academic content and on the development of the argument.