Advising and guidance

Advising and guidance (Orientation) refers to all activities enabling future or current students to plan and manage their education in a manner consistent with personal life goals, making full use of the individual's skills and interests to achieve personal fulfilment.

Depending on when these activities are carried out during the university course, we distinguish between:

  • advising: held before the choice of course of study, it targets future students and helps identifying the course to be taken based on individual interests, expectations and aptitudes. In this phase, the different possible scenarios are presented to the prospective student and the options of the university course are explained;
  • guidance: carried out during university, it guides students through their courses of study, enabling them to better interact with the university structures and context;
  • career guidance: onducted close to or after graduation, is designed to facilitate graduates and undergraduates in their transition to the workplace.


The incoming guidance activities organised by the Department of Economics and Business Sciences are intended to inform students in order to facilitate their choice of degree course by familiarising them with the Department's three-year 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 upper-secondary exams): guidance and information days dedicated to future students.

'The World Awaits You' ("Il mondo che ti aspetta") website has been set up to guide future students in their choice of study pathway. Here they can consult information brochures and watch videos presenting the degree courses.

The course lecturer to be contacted for incoming orientation is Prof. Donata Tania Vergura

Further information on incoming guidance is available on the Department's website at and the University's website at

Useful information: 

Online enrolment 


Ongoing tutoring and guidance

The service is intended to support the proper integration of students into the degree course with the help of specific tutoring activities. Educational tutoring 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 of course units, including through initiatives tailored to the needs, aptitudes and requirements of individuals. The ongoing guidance and tutoring service, therefore, takes the form of support and assistance to students enrolled in courses of study, diversified according to the needs of the users and adaptable to the changing needs presented.

In particular, the activities implemented, carried out by professors/instructors delivering the degree courses, concern the dissemination of information, reception, support and tutoring to help students during their university careers. More specifically, students are offered advice on drawing up their programmes of study and on issues relating to prerequisites, course, exercise and laboratory attendance, the cultural and professional guidance of 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 psychological distress.

Tutoring and tutorial sessions also make it possible to support both the process aimed at increasing the number of 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, tutoring is adapted to suit the choice of a second-cycle degree, so as to offer guidance, encouraging vocation and talent, through more intensive contact with students, school directors and the career guidance of upper secondary schools.

In order to carry out tutoring activities for students, the Department of Economics and Business Administration (and therefore the degree course) has two separate tutoring positions:
- Tutoring (TU)
- Supplementary, preparatory and remedial teaching activities (DI)
- Tutoring activities are as follows:
- information support on the organisation of teaching activities (class 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 Didactic Service;
- 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;
- 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 course president, 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 activities of drafting the mandatory periodic reporting related to the degree course (Review Report, SUA-CdS, etc.),
- operationsl support to the Course President in preparing the incoming communication/guidance material for the degree course (brochure, website, etc.);
- organisational/operational support in the management of paperwork relating to work placements for students enrolled on the degree course;
- 'basic' assistance to students with learning problems in certain specific subjects;
- organisational/methodical assistance for taking examinations in English;
- assistance (in the sense of supervision) for written examinations of the degree course;
- support/assistance to ERASMUS students on the contents of specialised courses;
- operational support to the president of the degree course 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 on the tutoring service can be found at