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Bachelor's degree in International Economics and Digital Management

The three-year degree course in International Economics and Digital Management trains graduates to meet the growing demand for professionals able to operate in globalised, multicultural economic realities characterised by a high use of digital technologies.

The specificity of this degree course and its study plan lies in the combination of four disciplinary areas:

  1. the fundamentals of the business decision making, by learning the economic-management, mathematical-statistical and legal methods and tools that underlie the functioning of the enterprise and its ability to compete in a constantly changing global arena;
  2. the dynamics of the globalisation of the economy and markets, through the study of the determinants and effects of economic globalisation and the learning of methods for the analysis of foreign markets and input business processes and international expansion;  
  3. technological innovation and the digital transformation of enterprises, through the acquisition of the IT skills needed to operate in modern enterprises and the study of digital strategies and tools used in marketing, communication and sales abroad;
  4. intercultural communication and languages, through the compulsory study of two levels of business English and a second language to be chosen among Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Russian, as well as the possibility to include in the study plan up to 7 exams in English.

In order to enhance the professional profile of the degree course, the study plan is completed by the presence of in-depth workshops and courses aimed at the acquisition of soft skills. In addition, students who wish to further enhance their international outlook have the opportunity to spend a period of study abroad through the network of international agreements that the Faculty has established with European and non-European universities.

Thanks to a teacher/student ratio of 1/14, students have the opportunity to train in numerically limited classes, where they can build a direct relationship with the teacher and optimise the study and learning process. In addition, from the academic year 2020/2021 UNINT offers the possibility to follow the courses also in synchronous streaming mode; each enrolled student will be provided with a tablet, in order to optimise the time management dedicated to study and transportation.

Fast facts
Academic Year: 2022-2023
Programme length: 3 years
Access: Free upon check of admission requirements
Location: Rome

This degree course is particularly suitable for high-school graduates interested in undertaking a course of study in the field of international economics and management in a dynamic, challenging and student-friendly university environment. Students will be able to get involved in first person in order to better understand the multiple challenges linked to globalisation and become global citizens and professionals. Ideal students are enterprising, flexible and open to interaction with different cultures and international experiences.

The structure and aims of the Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Digital Management has been defined analysing the employment opportunities arising from the following phenomena:

  • the increasing globalisation of the economy and trade: according to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the total value of international trade in goods and services rose from USD 12.5 trillion in 2005 to around USD 25 trillion in 2019. After a 5.5% drop in 2020 due to the pandemic, international trade has been growing again since 2021 at rates higher than in the pre-COVID period;
  • the high international vocation of Italian companies:at an overall level, Made in Italy exports account for about 1/3 of Italy's GDP and our country ranks 8th in the world ranking of exporting countries.  Despite the COVID emergency, ITA (Italian Trade Agency) estimates that in 2021 the value of Italian exports will reach €500 billion for the first time;
  • the fundamental role of digital skills in business management: according to the latest World Economic Forum 'Future of jobs' report, the pandemic has led to the need to accelerate digitalisation in 84% of the world's businesses; 
  • the importance of language skills in company recruitment processes: according to data from Unioncamere's Excelsior information system on the professional needs of Italian companies, a high level of language knowledge is considered indispensable for 56% of the recruitment of graduates.

The normal requirement for admission to the Bachelor's Degree in  International Economics and Digital Management is the award of the Secondary School diploma, an equivalent qualification, or any international certificate or diploma which provides access to university programmes in accordance with the regulations of the country in question.

There is also a compulsory test to assess entry requirements, reserved for students wishing to enrol. The test, which is not selective, aims to identify the starting level of freshmen and consists of 30 single/multiple-choice questions focusing on basic logical and mathematical knowledge and on the level of English.

Depending on the results of the test, Additional Learning Obligations may be identified and assigned, which must be fulfilled within the first academic year of enrolment.

For admission to the degree course in the 2022/2023 academic year, the assessment test dates are the following:

  • 19 July 2022, 11 a.m.
  • 8 September 2022, 11 a.m.

In order to support the beginning of studies, the Faculty organises a Pre-course in Mathematics aimed at filling any gaps in logical and mathematical skills and harmonising the initial knowledge of the students enrolling in the course. The pre-course is open to all students, is optional and not binding for enrolment purposes. For the academic year 2022/2023, the Mathematics Pre-course will be held between 12 and 23 September 2022.

Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma – UNINT strongly believes in rewarding the most deserving students. In fact, it provides scholarships linked exclusively to school and university merit, thanks to which the most brilliant students are awarded a reduction in their fees. Moreover, starting from AY 2020/21, new scholarships linked to civil and social commitment have been awarded. Students undertaking their 1st academic year and particularly committed in the civil society will be awarded a reduction up to 50% of their standard fees. Follow the link to find out more.

Alessandro De Nisco
Dean of the Faculty of Economics
"Nella società e nell'economia della conoscenza il futuro appartiene a chi non smetterà di imparare"

Graduates in International Economics and Digital Management will be able to work in all companies operating in globalised contexts, where solid language skills, the ability to understand the dynamics of international markets and skills in the use of information technology and digital communication channels are required.

In particular, graduates will be able to hold management positions related to the definition and implementation of internationalisation strategies, the management of exports of products and services, digital marketing and intercultural communication, sales organisation and international e-commerce. 

They will also be able to work as internationalisation consultants and create new companies in innovative and highly globalised sectors. Graduates will have an excellent ability to interact with interlocutors of different cultures, thanks to the knowledge of two languages and of the mechanisms of negotiation and intercultural dialogue.

Thanks to an agreement with the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (ODCEC) (the Professional Accounting Association of Certified Public Accountants, Auditors and Advisors) of Rome, the degree programme allows students to sit for the state exam to become chartered accountants and auditors.

Due to its characteristics, the degree programme is suitable both for direct entry into the world of work and for the pursuit of master's studies at Italian and international universities, especially in the fields of economics and business management.

The study plan includes a series of in-depth activities for each year, aimed at fostering the acquisition of transversal knowledge, nowadays essential for entering the world of work.

In the first year there is a Digital Laboratory focusing on the use of the main computer softwares commonly used in the professional field and programming languages for the web.

In the second year, the study plan also includes a soft skills course to be chosen from the following topics: Leadership, Team building, Ethics and corporate social responsibility and Public speaking.

In the third year, the study plan includes the compulsory inclusion of one of the professional laboratories focusing on international and digital issues, including a Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning for business, a Laboratory of Digital Export or a Laboratory of Intercultural Negotiation (in English).

The Faculty is also active in the organisation of in-person and online webinars, through the E-CONOPOLIS cycle, in which managers, entrepreneurs and representatives from the world of international organisations take part.

Through these initiatives, students have the opportunity to constantly face reality in order to understand today's world and tomorrow's directions.

Languages are a prerequisite for a citizen and professional destined to work in a global context. The degree course includes 24 compulsory CFU dedicated to language training, of which:

  • 12 CFU dedicated to English for Business, divided into a basic course of English for business with a duration of 60 hours in the first year (entry level B1/exit level B1+) and an advanced course of English for business with a duration of 60 hours in the second year (entry level B1+/exit level B2- or B2);
  • 12 CFU dedicated to a second language of your choice: French (access level A1-A2/exit level B2), Spanish (access level A1-A2/exit level B2), German (access level 0 to B1/exit level B1 to B2-),  Portuguese (access level 0 to B1/exit level B1 to B2), Chinese (access level 0 to A2/exit level A2 to B1-), Arabic (access level 0 to A2/exit level A2 to B1-) and Russian (access level 0 to A2/exit level A2 to B1-).

The study plan also allows students to take up to 7 courses in English from the second year onwards.

It is also possible to take a year-long course in Japanese language and culture and, thanks to the courses offered by the University Language Centre, acquire basic knowledge of languages such as Turkish and Korean.

From the second year onwards, students can strengthen their international profile by spending a semester studying abroad at one of the over 45 universities located in 28 countries with which the Faculty of Economics has signed a mobility agreement. In this case, the Internationalisation Commission agrees with each student on a personalised study plan containing a list of the exams to be taken at the selected foreign university and proceeds to recognise the marks obtained.

Students have access to internationalisation experiences through a special call for applications, which is published annually and allows them to benefit from a financial contribution to support travel and accommodation costs. Students have access to international internships and traineeships.

Due to the high international vocation of the degree course, participation in mobility programmes is considered an experience of fundamental value for the personal and professional training of students, particularly in the third year.

Starting from the academic year 2021/2022, the Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Digital Management provides the Path of Excellence initiative, reserved to a limited number of particularly deserving students - selected on the basis of their study results through a special call issued annually by the Faculty. The initiative provides them with the access for free to an additional training course, whose contents are defined in agreement with students. At the end of the Degree, students will obtain, together with the Degree title, an additional certification. The supplementary training activities may consist of courses provided by the University, disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, seminars, research projects and internships in companies and institutions. These activities must be carried out mainly in English and / or provide in-depth study of at least a foreign language in addition to English. The supplementary activities of the Path of Excellence can also be carried out at foreign Universities, as part of UNINT international mobility programs.

 

Internships are fundamental for the development of students’ skills. UNINT recognizes ECTS for the internships (or work activities) independently carried out by students if they are in line with the Course Curriculum. The Faculty of Economics provides three different ways of accessing and having recognized curricular internships:

  1. Applying for the calls proposed by the Placement Office, by visiting the dedicated web page and / or by subscribing to the Placement newsletter for announcements on job and internship offers. The Placement Office is available to identify, among the agreements, the most consistent opportunities with regard to the curriculum and professional goals of each student.
  2. Internship proposed by the student: students can propose a company in which to carry out the curricular internship. In this case, it is necessary to send by email a request to the Placement Office specifying: 1. The characteristics of the company / institution; 2. The tasks to be performed; 3. The duration. This request will be evaluated by the Dean of the Faculty and by the Faculty Placement Delegate. If successful, the student can proceed with the preparation of the required documentation (agreement, company data, training project) through the appropriate forms to be requested from the Placement Office.
  3. Recognition of internships not activated through UNINT or work activity with contract: in order to support working students, the Faculty of Economics allows the recognition of internships independently activated by the student (for example through public institutions or employment agencies) and of regularly contracted work in progress. Below you can download the documentation needed.

Form A - External Internship

Form A - Employment Contract

Form B - Recognition Request

 

For any further information on curricular internships, you can contact the Placement Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the Faculty Placement Delegate (Prof. Giada Mainolfi - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Students in possession of language certifications obtained from an external accredited certifying body or from the University Language Centre are exempt from the exam English for Business – Basic Course. The accepted certifications are the following:

  • Cambridge exams First Certificate FCE - mark > 159 (Grade C);
  • IELTS level - > 5.5;
  • PTE Pearson academic - mark > 51;
  • Trinity College London Trinity GESE - level 8 or ISE II or superior;
  • TOEFL - mark IBT > 70;
  • TOEIC -mark > 605.
In order to be recognized, the language certification must have been obtained no more than two years prior to the request.

Students coming from an English-speaking country can request the exemption from the exam. In this case, the exemption is subject to an interview to verify students’ level of knowledge of the language.

Students who have not yet taken the English for Business - Basic Course exam may request the recognition of their language certifications at any time during the Academic Year.

Students who meet the requisites must send to the Presidency Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) an e-mail (object: "Richiesta riconoscimento English for business – corso base") with the following attachments:

  • the request form available at this link;
  • a copy of the language certification or an ID attesting citizenship of an English-speaking country.

The requests sent to the Presidency Secretariat are firstly assessed by the Didactic Commission and then approved by the Faculty Council. Following the completion of the procedure, the Presidency Secretariat informs students of the outcome of their request for recognition.

The procedure was approved by the Faculty Council on 8 September 2020.

The Faculty of Economics provides a tutoring service in order to help students overcome any difficulties. Support figures available for the students are the following:

  • Dean of the Faculty (prof. Alessandro De Nisco - receives by appointment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): in case of particularly significant problems related to the overall organization of the Degree Programme (scheduling of courses, relationship with teachers etc.).
  • Senior Tutor (prof. Sara Trucco – receives by appointment at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): in case of problems related to the Degree Programme training offer, to the management of the study plan, to the entry requirements etc.
  • Peer tutor: a senior student who supports students in an informal way in case of organizational and didactic difficulties and help them integrate in the social life of University. 
  • Mathematics Tutor: the Faculty provides a specific tutor to support students attending Mathematics for Economics and Business and Mathematics for IT. For the AY 2021/2022 the Mathematics Tutor is dr Andrea Ancona (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For assistance with individual courses, students can meet the teachers at the end of the lessons or contact them for information or to make an appointment. You can find teachers' names and contacts at this link

Students of each Degree Programme vote their own Student Representative, who takes part in the Faculty Council.

The academic and teaching staff consists of scholar and officials from some of the main international and national bodies operating in a global context, such as World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Atomic Energy Agency, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. Classes are also taught by experts with experience in professional activities for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy and Finances, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Education, University and Research, the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Youth and Sport Activities of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Court of Cassation, the Superior Council of Magistracy, the High Commissioner for Prevention and Contrast to corruption and other forms of crime in Public Administration, the European Corporate Governance Institute, Eni Spa.

For the entire list of the academic and teaching staff clic here.

The Steering Committee has the role of steering all the degree-programme activities towards relations with the local territory, institutions, mass media, the world of work, production systems, and civil society, pursuant to article 11 of the Ministerial Decree No. 270 of 22 October 2004 and to MIUR Circular No. 416 of 01/12/2005.Current external members of the Steering Committee of the Faculty of Economics (approved by the Faculty Council on 19 May 2021, minutes no. 248):

  • Dr. Eugenia Aguilar Auregui, UNINT graduate and Business developer at Too Good to Go;
  • Dr. Massimo Fedeli, IT Manager at ISTAT;
  • Dr. Filippo Maria Invitti, President of the International Observatory of ODCEC of Rome;
  • Dr. Domenico Mauriello, Secretary General st Assocamere estero;
  • Dr. Carlo Palmieri, Vice President of the Board of Directors at Pianoforte Holding;
  • Dr. Mariangela Siciliano, Export Training manager at SACE;
  • Min. Liborio Stellino, Deputy Director General for Country Promotion at MAECI.

The new MyUNINT platform is available for students to consult the Course documents, the complete list of courses and programs, the academic calendar, and the exams and graduation sessions.

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