The Advanced Studies Course in Business Culture in the Italian Context is designed to strengthen knowledge of theoretical and contextual factors that influence the role of Italy in the global economy. This objective is reached through educational and teaching activities that investigate the themes of Italian culture, global economic processes, competitive effectiveness and Italian language in order to provide the student with refined analytical skills in the global areas of business and finance necessary for professionals able to understand and manage the complex connections between culture, society and economy. Among the objectives of this course is the education of professionals that demonstrate transversal skills useful for working in Italian and foreign economic and business sectors such that they can successfully create and implement strategies and policies of internationalisation and cooperation between Italy and global markets. For this purpose, lessons will be taught in English and the programme’s focus course – Competitive Effectiveness – will require students to develop a practical and applicable marketing plan together with a local Italian company. Foreign students are required to take two levels of Italian language.
Successful participants in this course will acquire skills needed in economic and business areas that will allow them to work as researchers and analysts as well as financial or business operators working in Italian, Anglophone and global markets.
Contents and structure of the course / Syllabus
Activities of PhD Students
The course lasts 1 semester of 15 lesson-weeks. The break week at half semester and Italian national holidays are not counted as part of the 15 week teaching period. Class participation is mandatory. Lessons will begin in the third week of January and will finish in the middle of May. Lessons will take place during the entire week from Monday to Friday.
The course includes a total of 925 hours of educational activities between lessons, activities and individual study corresponding to 37 CFU (University Education Credits). Conferral of the certificate of successful participation depends on attendance of all course activities, successful completion of exams and the presentation of a final report.
COURSE TITLES AND CREDITS
1) Global Political Economics - SECS-P/01 - 9 CFU
2) Competitive Effectiveness - SECS-P/09 - 18 CFU
3) Un insegnamento a scelta di 9 CFU tra / one elective of 9 CFU from either:
- Italian Culture - L-ART/05 - 9 CFU
- Economic History - SECS-P/12 - 9 CFU
4) Prova finale / Final exam - 1 CFU
Total - 37 CFU
Information about final examination
Course structure and research training
The conferral of the certificate requires that the student is positively evaluated in each course taken. Each student will present a final report produced under the supervision of one of the professors and the didactic coordinator.
Did you know that?
- The Business Culture in the Italian Context (BCIC) Program is a joint programm with the Villanova School of Business (Pennsylvania)
- The Competitive Effectiveness course is a team-taught core course in which one professor will be from the Villanova Business School and the other from the University of Urbino. The course will cover management and marketing principles and apply them to a class consultancy project for an Italian organization.
How to apply for Business culture in the Italian context (BCIC)
- Course with limited number of positions
- Number of positions
- 45 available
- Admission deadline
- Applications due by 23/11/2018
- Useful information
The course is aimed at Italian and non-Italian citizens in possession of adequate knowledge of the English language to operate successfully in an English language academic environment. The scientific committee will confirm this level of knowledge for non-Anglophone students by consideration of:
Certificate of a B2 level of spoken and written English (according to the European Common Framework for Languages) and a C1 level in reading skills. The scientific committee recognises IELTS or Cambridge Exams, or documented attestation of native-speaker ability. Only language certificates obtained within two years of application to this course will be considered valid. A native speaker is considered to be a person who has lived, studied or worked in an Anglophone country for at least three years.
Further requirements are:
Presentation of a transcript from a university or other post-secondary educational institution that demonstrates study in economics, business studies, economic history, Italian cultural studies, political science or other sectors deemed to be congruent with the scope of this course as considered by the selection committee;
Admission is carried out by a committee of three professors nominated by the scientific committee and is based on a candidate selection according to documents presented. Students who will receive the required diplomas or titles after the admission deadline but before registration may be admitted on a waiting list.
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES
This course will activate upon receiving a minimum of 15 applicants. It will accept a maximum of 45 students. The course will not be activated if enrolment does not reach the minimum number of students required.
If applications exceed 45 students, the scientific committee will proceed with admissions selection based on the quality of the candidate's experience, studies, scientific and professional activity as documented by their application.
Applications presented by students regularly registered in courses at Villanova Business School will be internally evaluated by the partner professors of the Villanova Business School and approved by the Scientific Committee.
Admission evaluation will take into account:
- curriculum: max 30 points;
- English language certification: C2 10 points, C1 7 points, B2 4 points
- final degree evaluation and/or GPA (grade point average) or weighted average marks of degree programme in progress.
Points attributed for academic performance as attested by the undergraduate degree presented, GPA (Grade Point Average) or weighted average of marks in an active degree course will be considered as part of the academic c.v. and will be attributed as follows:
- 10 points for university degree obtained with maximum final marks =110/110 lode;
- 8 points for university degree obtained with marks between 104/110 and maximum;
- 4 points for university degree obtained with marks less than a 104/110.
- 10 points for GPA (grade point average) of 3.5-4.0/or average weighted marks equivalent to 95% or higher;
- 8 points for GPA (grade point average) of 3.0-3.49/ or average weighted marks equivalent to 85%-94.9%;
- 4 points for GPA (grade point average) of 2.5-2.99/ or average weighted marks equivalent to 75%-84.9%.).
- Registration form
- Application procedure
- You can apply from the 30/11/2018 to the 25/01/2019 . Using the online procedure you can register to fill in the application and pay with PagoPA (Credit Card, PayPal) to complete the payment of the admission fee.
Information on teaching and research activities
- Antonella Negri (Director, Associate professor of Philology)
- Kimberley Cahill (Administrative Director of the Institute for Global Leadership - Villanova University)
- Peter Cullen (Scientific-Didactic coordinator for the programme)
- Claus Ehrhardt (Associate professor of German language)
- Flora Sisti (Associate professor of language didactics)
- Anna Teresa Ossani (Full professor of Italian Literature)
- Giovanna Carloni (Didactic coordinator of the language school Lingua Ideale)
- Giorgio Calcagnini (Full professor of Political Economy)
- Antonello Zanfei (Full professor of Industrial Economics)
- A chi rivolgersi
For information please contact Sandra Abderhalden
- Sandra Abderhalden
- Peter Cullen
- Secretary’s Office
- Ufficio Dottorati - Post laurea - Esami di Stato
- Via Veterani, 36 - Urbino
- Office hours
- Monday - Friday from 9.30 am to 13pm
- Tel. +39 0722 304631 / +39 0722 304632 / +39 0722 304634 / +39 0722 304635 firstname.lastname@example.org