Course units and programme of study

The programme of study is the set of compulsory and elective courses that the student must take in order to graduate.
Submission of the programme of study ("Piano degli studi") for your year of enrolment is compulsory and is required, in particular, for registration for examinations and completion of the teaching evaluation questionnaires.
All current students must submit their programme of study online via the Esse3 system.
The programme of study may differ according to the academic year of enrolment ('cohort'); it may also provide for a choice between different study paths ('curriculum').
To see the list of courses you can include in your programme of study, select the academic year of enrolment and, if available, the curriculum.

Below you can search for courses in the programme of study. Select the academic year of your first enrolment.

List of courses



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How the programme of study works

The specific activities in the programme of study must be chosen between November 7, 2022, and February 3, 2023 ("apertura del piano degli studi"). A second window is between March 2 and April 3, 2023 ("riapertura del piano degli studi", programme of study reopening window). [See also the Student Option]

The list of courses in the programme of study represents all the training activities that can be envisaged for each year of study. The programme of study depends on the year of first enrolment (it might be different for students enrolled in different academic years).

Free-choice and restricted-choice courses are optional courses that students may include in their programme of study according to the selection criteria specified on this page; the remaining courses are compulsory for all students.

The programme of study must be submitted online by the student for each year of the course using the Esse3 system.

Students enrolled in 2022-23

The course lasts for 2 years and corresponds to 120 credits on completion.Students can decide to enrol full time or part-time.

The full-time programme of study is in the table below. The part-time programme of study can be downloaded as attachment.

First year

# Subject (taught in 2022-23) SSD Credits Semester
1 International Accounting and Governance SECS-P/07 10 1
2 Growth and History of the Global Economy   9 1
  Economic Growth and Innovation SECS-P/06 5 1
  History of Globalization SECS-P/12 4 1
3A Micro & Macro Economics SECS-P/02 9 1
  or      
3B Sociology & Economics of Globalisation SECS-P/01 9 2
4 Cooperation and Competition Among Firms SECS-P/06 9 2
5 International Branding & Retailing SECS-P/08 10 2
6 Economic Statistics SECS-S/03 9 2
7 Communication Skills   3  

Second year

# Subject (taught in 2023-24) SSD Credits Semester
8 Environmental Economics and Policy SECS-P/02 6 1
9 Law, Economics, and Culture IUS/05 8 1
10 Development Economics and International Cooperation SECS-P/01 9 1
11 International Financial Management SECS-P/11 9 2
12 Contemporary Issues and Tools in Economics SECS-P/06 7 2
         
13 Student Option   8-12  
  Final Dissertation*   14  
  Credits - Total   120  

* The final examination consists of a written dissertation, theoretical or empirical, focussing on a topic related to the degree course.

Student option

Students must take between 8 and 12 ECTS credits on the "Student Option" module. The specific activities in the programme of study must be chosen between November 7, 2022, and February 3, 2023 ("apertura del piano degli studi"). A second window is between March 2 and April 3, 2023 ("riapertura del piano degli studi", programme of study reopening window).

Subjects taught in 2022-23 | Student option - Exams

The following subjects are strongly recommended to fulfil the "Student Option" credits:

  • Economics of European Integration (8 ECTS credits, first semester).
  • Religious Diplomacy (4 ECTS credits, first semester).
  • A series of seminars are being organised for the second semester, 4 ECTS credits. To choose this activity in the programme of study, select "1006659 – Tirocinio presso struttura dell’Ateneo (4 cfu)".

Alternatively, students interested in specific topics can also take the following courses (to be complemented with another activity to reach at least 8 ECTS credits):

Student Option - Internship (“Internships”)

  • Students enrolled between 2018 and 2022: if the optional exam chosen awards less than 8 ECTS  credits, an internship for a different number of ECTS credits (4 or 8) is possible in addition to the exam, to grant the 8 ECTS credits minimum (12 maximum) required for the "Student Option". Alternatively, an internship for 8 ECTS credits is possible as a "Student Option" in place of the optional exam.
  • Students enrolled in 2017-18: an internship for 6 ECTS credits is possible (not compulsory) in addition to the optional exam.
  • Students enrolled before: the internship is an alternative to the optional exam. If the optional exam has already been taken, the internship is additional to (“redundant”) the optional exam.

For any additional information on the internships: https://corsi.unipr.it/en/cdlm-ibd/tirocini

Seminar series 2022-23 (4 ECTS credits)

A series of about 12 seminars corresponding to 4 ECTS credits have been organised for the second semester (spring 2023), eligible for “Student Option”. Since the seminars concern specific topics related to practical skills, they are strongly recommended also to students who have already taken the “Student Option” credits

Seminars start on February 20, will be held mainly on Mondays or Tuesdays (depending on the week), in the afternoon, after the other lectures, and will award credits based on a minimum attendance percentage. Each seminar lasts between two and three hours.

The main topics are: 

  • Use of Excel (requires a personal laptop), 3 seminars.
  • Customs activities 
  • Business management (supply chain and business development) 

Calendar (work in progress):

  • 20 February, Monday, h. 15:00, Fabrizio Laurini, "Applied statistics: data analysis and practical modeling using the computer".
  • 27 February, Monday, h. 15:00, Fabrizio Laurini, "Applied statistics: data analysis and practical modeling using the computer".
  • 1 March, Wednesday, h. 15:00, Gianluca Savina, "Suppliers management".
  • 6 March, Monday, h. 15:00, Fabrizio Laurini, "Applied statistics: data analysis and practical modeling using the computer".
  • ...(to be continued)

Check Student Agenda for the room.

To choose this activity in the programme of study, select "1006659 – Tirocinio presso struttura dell’Ateneo (4 cfu)". The choice must be made by February 3, 2023 ("apertura del piano degli studi"). A second window is between March 2 and April 3, 2023 ("riapertura del piano degli studi", programme of study reopening window).