Advising and guidance

Advising and guidance refer to all activities aimed at enabling the future student to plan and manage their learning in a way that is consistent with their personal life goals and makes full use of their individual skills and interests to achieve personal fulfilment.

Depending on the stage of the university process at which these activities are carried out, a distinction is made between:

  • Advising: carried out before the choice of course of study, it is aimed at future students and offers support in identifying the course to be undertaken on the basis of individual interests, expectations and aptitudes. In this phase, the various possible scenarios are presented to the future student and the alternatives of the university path are illustrated;
  • Guidance: carried out during the university career, it is aimed at enrolled students and is designed to guide them through the courses of study already undertaken, allowing them to establish a better interaction with the structures and the university context;
  • Career guidance: carried out close to or after graduation, is aimed at graduates or graduating students and is designed to facilitate their introduction into the working environment.


Advising activities organised by the Department of Economics and Management are intended to inform students in order to facilitate their choice of course of study by familiarising them with the Department's first- and second-cycle degree courses, facilities and services.

The main events organised by the University, which also involve the Department, are the Open Day (generally held every year in spring) and the Info Day (held in July, at the end of the baccalaureate exams): orientation and information days dedicated to future students.

In order to guide future students in their choice of study pathway, the website 'The World Awaits You' is active, where it is possible to consult information brochures and watch videos presenting the degree courses.

The course teaching staff member to be contacted for incoming orientation is Prof. Donata Tania Vergura

Further information on advising is available on the dedicated pages on the Department and University websites.

Useful information: 
Online enrolment

Study prospectus

Career guidance and tutoring

The service is intended to support the proper integration of male and female students into the course of study through, in particular, specific tutoring activities. Educational tutoring (guidance) is able to facilitate the completion of studies on time and, in particular, reduce drop-outs in the first year. The aim is to guide and assist students throughout their studies, to make them active participants in the educational process, to remove obstacles to successful attendance, including through initiatives tailored to the needs, aptitudes and requirements of individuals. The guidance and tutoring service, therefore, takes the form of support and assistance to students enrolled in the course of study, diversified according to the needs of the users and adapted to changing needs.

In particular, the activities implemented, carried out by teachers within in the course of study, concern the dissemination of information, reception, support and tutoring to help students during their training. More specifically, the activities carried out include advising on the drawing up of programmes of study and on issues relating to propaedeuticity, how to attend courses, tutorials and laboratory activities, the cultural and career guidance for students, the promotion of their participation in national and international exchange or mobility programmes, as well as the referral to appropriate support structures in the event of any difficulties or situations of psychological distress.

Tutoring and tutorials also make it possible to support both the process aimed at increasing the number of male and female students who enrol in the second year of the same degree class having acquired an adequate number of university credits in relation to the cohort of enrolled students in the previous academic year, and the process aimed at increasing the number of graduates who obtain their final degree within the normal duration of the degree course.
In addition, it was intended to design the advising also in the light of the choice of a degree course, so as to orientate it, fostering vocation and talent, through more intensive contacts with students, school heads and the outgoing guidance delegates of upper secondary schools.

For the purpose of carrying out tutoring activities for students, there are two distinct figures within the Department of Economics and Management and thus within the course of study:
- Tutoring (TU)
- Supplementary, preparatory and remedial teaching activities (DI)

Tutoring activities are as follows:
- information support on the organisation of teaching activities (lesson timetables, classrooms, etc.); 
- information support on deadlines and procedures for the compilation of programmes of study; 
- a listening service to help students with the management and organisational solution of any problems they may encounter, with a view to facilitating their training process; 
- support for administrative staff for the needs of the Front Office and the Academic Office; 
- information support on deadlines and procedures relating to the University and Department support services (e.g. Erasmus programmes, libraries, language centre, etc.); 
- activities on the Department's and the course's social networks; - support for the Department's initiatives (tests, open days, placement days, assistance with conferences, etc.). erasmus programmes, libraries, language centre, etc.); 
- activities on the Department's and the course's social networks; - supporting the Department's initiatives (tests, open days, placement days, conference assistance, etc.).

As far as supplementary, preparatory and remedial (DI) teaching activities are concerned, these take place on a daily basis under the direction of the study course chairperson to whom the tutors refer on the basis of their expertise.
DI activities are as follows:
- operational support to the Course President in carrying out the periodic reporting for the degree course (cyclical review report, SUA-CdS, etc.); 
- organisational/operational support in the management of paperwork relating to internships for students enrolled on the degree course; 
- 'basic' assistance to students with learning difficulties in certain specific subjects; 
- organisational/methodical assistance for taking examinations in English; 
- assistance (in the sense of supervision) for written examinations of the study course; 
- support/assistance to ERASMUS students on the contents of specialised courses; 
- operational support to the president of the course of study for the conversion of exam marks taken by students during their ERASMUS experiences; 
- carrying out support activities for the Department's initiatives (tests, open days, placement days, conference assistance, etc.).

Further information can be found on the Department's website on the tutoring page.