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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Facoltà di Economia


ECTS Course Catalogue

for

FOREIGN STUDENTS


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


Academic year 2010-2011

INDICE


GENERAL INTRODUCTION 3

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS 4

The Dean’s introductory statement 5

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND SERVICES 7

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION 10

DEPARTMENTS 11

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010-2011 20

FINAL DISSERTATION SCHEDULE 20

USEFUL CONTACTS 21

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 22



COURSES DESCRIPTION 24


GENERAL INTRODUCTION


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS

Faculty


The Faculty of Economics is located in the ancient monastery of San Felice, which was founded in the 8th century AD by the last Longobard King, Desiderio, and his wife Ansa. Gradual restoration of the monastery buildings is under way, and Faculty students already have access to the highly distinctive reading room, which used to be the monastery’s church. Two finely decorated medieval tombs were found inside the church in 1996; one of the tombs contained the earthly remains of the Abbess Ariperga. The room also houses graduation ceremonies. The Faculty Library, which ceilings are decorated with medieval bas-reliefs and frescos, is also situated in the monastery premises.

History


The Faculty of Economics is heir to the original Italian schools of commerce, which were founded in the second half of the 18th century, and subsequently transformed into the various Faculties of Economics and Commerce. This title was given to the Faculty that was founded in Pavia in 1964, and it remained thus until very recently. By today’s standards, the Faculty’s initial educational goals were limited, and graduates were prepared for 2 broad career paths: one in the traditional professions, i.e. managerial positions in banks and other for-profit companies, with an emphasis on commerce and related procedures; the other in the public sector, which required particular competence in law and accounting. Subsequently, the constant burgeoning of world-wide markets, the rapid development of financial markets and the expansion of new information and communication technologies multiplied the professional profiles required by Faculty graduates. In addition to changing its name, the Faculty has faced the need to adapt itself to the new requirements, and hence to diversify the training it offers. Accordingly, and in alignment with the transformations affecting all companies, new three-year undergraduate degree courses, such as Marketing & E-Business, were added to the more general and traditional ones, namely Economics and Enterprise Economics. At the same time, the general and interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty has not been obscured. Over the 3-year undergraduate period, the Faculty offers a general education in the basic notions of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Management, Mathematics, Statistics, History and Law.


Address:
Via S.Felice 7 – Pavia – tel +39-0382/986201 reception

The offices of the Faculty can be reached by dialing 0382 986 followed by the three- digit internal desired number The main entrance of the Monastery remains open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 23:00 and on Saturdays from 8:00 to 13:00. Same opening hours for the reading room .

The Dean’s introductory statement



The so-called “Bologna process”, aiming at harmonizing higher education systems in Europe, has promoted a strong effort of internationalization in Italian Universities, that started developing academic curricula, specifically devised to allow integrated mobility programs promoting competition and equal opportunities between students and graduates in all European countries. With regards to the Italian experience, at present a little less than 50% of foreign students are concentrated in the Universities of Lombardy. The Faculties of Economics in the region are at the top of the place-list of faculties with the highest attendance of foreign students. In particular, the Faculty of Economics at the University of Pavia records a share of enrolled foreign students greater than 10%, thanks to the combined attraction of this field of academic studies and the peculiar features of the University town, described below in more detail. The international opportunities successfully offered by the Faculty of Economics until now, besides the traditional LLP-Erasmus and Erasmus placement projects, are the ISEP (International Student Exchange Program), the EMBS (European Master of Business Sciences) program and the double- degree program, jointly operated with renowned European higher education institutions. Starting from the academic year 2009/2010 the Faculty will offer a new opportunity for both Italian and foreign students: a graduate course (Laurea Magistralis, substantially equivalent to an anglo-saxon M.Phil. course) labelled «International Business and Economics», entirely taught in English. This course possesses all the requisites of a solidly founded international academic proposal addressed to students wishing to improve their knowledge of business and economic studies at the graduate level. Indeed the first pre-requisite for the success of higher education initiatives is represented by a course of studies in line with internationally accepted qualitative standards, integrated in a network of foreign Universities. In this perspective the University of Pavia belongs to the prestigious Coimbra Group of oldest European Universities and can boast a wide variety of cooperation agreements with more than 500 Universities and research centres around the world. The second pre-requisite for success of international programs is the existence of peculiar reception capabilities of the local University structures. In this perspective the University of Pavia can rely upon a network of 15 historical colleges, which can host foreign students and teachers, contributing to promote a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment and facilitating formal and informal meetings between people designed to enrich their academic experience. Moreover in 2005 the IUSS (Institute for Advanced Studies) was created to offer talented young students the opportunity to widen their specific academic curriculum with additional courses, seminars and other educational activities. Hence the 9 academic Faculties, the colleges and the IUSS constitute an integrated system of University structures, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, almost unique in the Italian panorama. And finally, last but not least, the reception capability of the town of Pavia is relevant for the success of higher education initiatives, because the learning experience of students during their University studies is based not only on the notions and skills learnt, but also on the development of social, interpersonal relationships and the development of a wide spectrum of cultural and interdisciplinary interest (as the original term Universitas Studiorum actually means). In this perspective, the town of Pavia, located only a few miles away from Milan and its airports, with its historical heritage, its cultural opportunities, its cultural and social events and its excellent quality of life represents an unrivalled place for University studies. In conclusion I believe that the above described features of the University of Pavia ensure that the new-born graduate course in «International Business and Economics» will fulfill the expectations of foreign students aiming to improve their business or advanced economics studies in Pavia and will contribute to promote and expand the international dimension of our Faculty.

Prof. Carluccio Bianchi


Dean of the Faculty of Economics
University of Pavia


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