Double degree

The university, on the basis of special agreements with foreign universities within the framework of internationalisation projects, offers international education courses that allow the acquisition of a double degree.

Double, multiple or joint degrees are study courses organised with foreign universities that provide for forms of curriculum integration and structured student mobility schemes, with mutual recognition of educational activities.

The double degree is in fact an integrated study programme that allows students to spend part of their university career abroad at a partner university under an agreement, obtaining, at the end of the course, both the Italian and the foreign degree and guaranteeing recognition of the degree in both countries.

The main features distinguishing double, multiple or joint degree programmes are the following:

  • mobility: the student attends part of his or her career at the University of Parma and part at the foreign universities involved;
  • full recognition of the activities carried out abroad;
  • at the end of the course, a double degree (one from the University of Parma and one from the foreign partner university) or a multiple degree (one from the University of Parma and at least two others from foreign partner universities) or joint degree (a single degree awarded by the University and at least one partner university).

Double/multiple degree programmes are unique opportunities that offer the student the valuable advantage of benefiting academically, professionally and culturally from different contexts and of acquiring transversal skills: a specific added value that generates an international profile ready to face global challenges.

TRADE: three Double Degree paths


TRADE believes in increasingly expanding the education opportunities abroad offered to its students through a constant search for new partnerships with foreign universities in Europe and around the world.

The TRADE student has three opportunities to obtain two degrees within the normal duration of the course of study (two years): the TRADE Second-cyce degree and the Master's degree of the twinned foreign university.

  • Double degree with the University of Grenoble in France with a Master in Management. The course includes a year at the Grenoble Ecole de Management with examinations in English or in English and French. 

Grenoble Double Degree Plan

  • Double degree with the Master in International Management at Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Germany), for students with excellent English skills (a basic knowledge of German is recommended).  The Double Degree pathway includes the first year of TRADE in Parma and the second in Bochum, with classes taught in English or German for students who also know this language, and the writing of the thesis. This double degree is reserved for students who have a three-year degree in economics.

Bochum Double Degree Plan

  • Double Degree with the Mestrado profissional em administração (Master in Business Administration - MBA) at FECAP University (Brazil), a university based in Sao Paulo, for students with excellent English language skills.  The Double Degree programme involves the first year of TRADE in Parma and the second in Sao Paulo, with the attendance of lessons taught in English or Portuguese (if the student knows Portuguese) and the writing of the thesis.

FECAP Double Degree Plan

The selection for double degree courses takes place at the same time as the selection for the Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and all information on the selection criteria for double degrees can be found in a separate section of the Erasmus+ Call for Proposals, to which please refer.

Please consult the Call for Proposals in the appropriate area of the University website.

For more information see the pages: International (programmes offered by the University) and International Exchanges (programmes based on specific agreements between the Department of Economics and Management and foreign universities).

Departmental DD contact person: Prof. Fabio Landini