Economics and Management - Curriculum Business and Administration, M.Sc.

Economics and Management - Curriculum Business and Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #138 (BCR) ,
The two-year postgraduate degree course Economics and Management - Curriculum Business and Administration is offered at the University of Bologna. A special focus will be placed on the interdisciplinary character of managerial skills in an international context, by bridging fields like economics, statistics mathematics and law.


The two-year postgraduate degree course in Economics and Management - Curriculum Business and Administration, offered at the University of Bologna, provides the international curriculum Business and Administration entirely taught in English. 

As future managers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge about business administration and entrepreneurial skills connected to innovation and business start-up projects.

Career prospects

Graduates will be able to join PhD programmes, and to perform the following professional roles:

Marketing and HR manager within manufacturing, service and consultancy companies, banks and inscurance companies, in bothe local and international contexts.

Finance control manager, financial and managerial consultant and Analyst in industrial and service companies, banks, surveillance bodies, financial institutions, consultancy companies, Investments funds in both national and international context.

Entrepreneur, consultant, chief executive officer (CEO) or chief financial officer (CFO) in business start-ups.

Programme Structure

The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS. First year modules cover the areas of decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management and business plan. Second year B&A modules cover the areas of finance, international management and marketing.  The programme also includes a job placement seminar and a final dissertation. Students may personalize their study plan with elective courses and internships. They may also exploit the opportunity to participate in a Double Degree Programme with Neoma Business School – Reims and ICN Business School – Nancy.

Courses included

1st year

  • Administration and networks
  • Comparative labour law
  • Cost management
  • International economics
  • Management accounting and strategic control
  • Quantitative methods
  • 1 course among: Business plan/Economics and competition policy/Financial accounting & reporting/Food economics

2nd year

  • Corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions
  • International management  
  • Merchant banking and private equity
  • Job placement seminar
  • 12 elective credits
  • Final exam
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    To apply for the B&A programme, you must meet the following (two) requirements:
      • You must have obtained a three-year First Cycle Degree/Bachelor's degree in one of the course class indicated in the call for applications or you must have obtained, by the date of the application, a total amount of 48 ECTS credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sectors (SDS) such as Business, Economics, Law, Mathematics-Statistics, at least 30 of which obtained in the Business SDS (ScientificDisciplinary Sector)
      • Proficiency in English at B2 level of the Common European Framework - certificates are not compulsory

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        3234 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 3234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        3234 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 3234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

      Living costs for Forlì

      • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      • Study grants for international students, Unibo Action 2 - If you are an international student, you can apply for a study grant worth 11.000 € gross (assigned on the basis of the SAT and GRE tests) or an exemption from tuition fees. 
      • Unibo Action 1 -Tuition fee waivers for international students who wish to register for First Cycle, Second Cycle or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna
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