The Department of Economics and Management

With the courses it offers, the Department of Economics and Management aims to respond to the need for professional and scientific training in society and the labour market in the fields of business, economics in the broadest sense and statistics. Through the numerous degree programmes and study paths, students of the Department of Economics and Management can deepen their knowledge in four main areas: economics, business economics, mathematical statistics and law. As of the 2009/2010 AY, with the implementation of the university system reform (Ministerial Decree No. 270 of 22 October 2004), prospective students must meet the entry requirements and take a compulsory admission test in order to enrol in all degree programmes.

The department is a centre for higher education for general and business economists who, based on the qualified training they receive, can occupy management and leadership positions in the world of work and, in particular, in industry, credit, finance, insurance, commerce, public administration, research centres and national and international economic planning bodies. Furthermore, the degree programmes prepare students to practice the profession, to teach and for research.

The department is a lively environment where research and teaching live side by side in the areas of economics, business and management studies, mathematics and statistics. Moreover, courses on legal theory and foreign languages applied to economics are provided.It’s one of the biggest departments of the University of Pisa, including more than 70 professors and researchers, and more than 4,000 students both at the under and post graduate level, coming from every region of Italy as well as other European countries and the rest of the world.

In recent years, the Department has particularly increased its international activities, achieving very good results. We have created an International Relations Office (IRO), we have more than doubled the number of exchange students and exchange opportunities (Erasmus and overseas), and we have developed an International Programme for undergraduates and graduates, a MSc in Economics and an MBA totally taught in English, and many other international activities. In coming years, we aim to expand the opportunities for studying business, strategy, and marketing in English. This has a double aim: intensify the presence of foreign students in our Department and stimulate our students to live and work in an international context.

Relative to research activity, it covers a lot of topics in the major fields of Economics, Finance, Business Studies and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. In the recent years, we have been participating into Jean Monnet Activities promoting excellence of teaching and research in the field of European studies around the world, and many projects of our Department have been awarded by the European Union under this framework.



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