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Joint degree with Grenoble École de Management (F), Bochum University of Applied Science (D), FECAP - Fundaçao Escola de Comercio Alvares Penteado (BR), Vilnius University (LT)

Second cycle degree course
Open access with verification of requirements
course in English
class LM-77
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Why in Parma?

This course, which has been running for many years, was the first to be offered entirely in English, and students’ reactions have been extremely positive.

This course is for you if:

  • you would like to study in a globalized environment alongside students who come from all over the world;
  • you would like opportunities to study abroad both through bilateral agreements and double degrees;
  • you would like to broaden your linguistic and intercultural abilities to work in an international setting, whether based in Italy or abroad;
  • you wish to focus on international aspects of Economics;
  • you would like to do a Master’s degree in Economics though coming from another 3-year degree course;
  • you are looking for a course with a pragmatic approach, where theory and practice always go hand in hand;
  • you would like to find yourself within a hard-working but friendly environment, where personal attention is given to students but hardwork and creativity are expected.

What you will learn

  • Economic statistics - 9 CFU
  • International accounting and governance - 10 CFU
  • Sociology & economics of globalization or Micro&macro economics - 8 CFU
  • Economics of innovation & sustainability - 9 CFU
  • International branding & retailing - 10 CFU
  • Growth and history of the global economy - 9 CFU

  • Environmental economics and policy - 6 CFU
  • Law, economics and culture - 8 CFU
  • Development economics and international cooperation - 8 CFU
  • International financial management - 9 CFU
  • Contemporary issues and tools in economics - 7 CFU
  • Communication skills - 3 CFU
  • Optative courses or activities - 8‐12 CFU
  • Final dissertation - 14 CFU

Access type

Open access (entry requirements to be verified).


Not mandatory.

After graduation

An IBD graduate has the global market on their horizon. They may work in Italy or abroad, wherever economic and socio-cultural abilities with a strong international characteristic are required. An IBD graduate may therefore find a home in the industrial and service sectors, wherever contact with foreign companies is indispensable.

They may work in international institutions and in organizations that work within the international cooperation sector. Fluency in English and the experience of studying through English and/or international internships within companies or organizations, are factors that are very appreciated and may make the difference within the world of work.

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