Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

2 classes of 115 students, of whom 120 are international* 


*”International”= A diploma awarded anywhere in the world with the exclusion of: Italian high school qualification (Maturità) | European Bac. 

The undergraduate programme has a common curriculum in the first two years and offers a specialization in either Economics or Management in the third year.

The major in Economics is designed for students who wish to gain a background in the field of economic sciences. It gives students the necessary tools to carry out active roles in business decision processes by interpreting business phenomena through the understanding of theories, quantitative analysis techniques and the most up-to-date institutional references. The major in Management is aimed at developing skills, knowledge and abilities with reference to the administration and management of firms, the execution of functions and processes affecting the most important and critical areas of companies, and the resolution of problems between functional areas.

The academic calendar is organized in three quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring terms).  

Each course syllabus is available here.
Select the academic year, campus and Faculty to view and download the file. 

First year

  • Economic history - 8 ECTS
  • Introductory microeconomics - 8 ECTS
  • IT for economics and management - 4 ECTS
  • Mathematics - 9 ECTS
  • Organisation theory and design - 8 ECTS
  • Principles of law - 9 ECTS
  • Principles of management - 8 ECTS
  • First foreign language I (French) - 4 ECTS

Second year

  • Comparative company law - 9 ECTS
  • Economic policy - 8 ECTS
  • Financial accounting - 8 ECTS
  • Financial market, credit and banking - 8 ECTS
  • Financial mathematics - 5 ECTS
  • Introductory macroeconomics - 8 ECTS
  • Statistics - 9 ECTS
  • First foreign language II (French) - 4 ECTS
  • Second foreign language (German or Spanish) - 4 ECTS

Third year - Profile in Economics

  • Applied statistics and big data - 8 Ects
  • Corporate finance or Business strategy - 8 ECTS
  • Public finance - 8 ECTS
  • Two field courses among the following: - 16 ECTS
    • Game theory and strategy
    • International economics
    • Monetary economics
    • Labor economics
  • Two elective courses (students are advised to choose among the following elective courses or the field courses not chosen above) - 16 ECTS:
    • Applied econometrics
    • Business strategy
    • Corporate finance
    • Information systems
    • Innovation and R&D Management
    • Logistics and Operations Management
    • Management accounting
    • Management and organisation in the digital economy
    • Marketing management
    • The R language and environment for statistical computin 
  • Final dissertation - 3 ECTS


Third year - Profile in Management

  • Business strategy - 8 ECTS
  • Corporate finance - 8 ECTS
  • Management accounting - 8 ECTS
  • Marketing management - 8 ECTS
  • One field course among the following - 8 ECTS
    • Innovation and R&D management
    • Logistics and Operations Management
    • Management and organisation in the digital economy
  • Two elective courses (students are advised to choose among the following elective courses) - 16 ECTS:
    • Applied econometrics
    • Applied statistics and big data
    • Game theory and strategy
    • Information systems
    • Innovation and R&D Management
    • International economics
    • Logistics and Operations Management
    • Management and organisation in the digital economy
    • Monetary economics
    • The R language and environment for statistical computing
    • Internship
  • Final dissertation - 3 ECTS
Students who graduate from the  B.Sc. in Economics  and Management can apply for a  postgraduate programme or enter the job market.

The job possibilities are numerous both in Italy and abroad, with the main career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Professional and managerial careers in internationally oriented companies, in different industries (manufacturing, services, consulting, finance, governmental institutions), in different roles (marketing and sales, operational processes, finance, HR, administration, etc.)
  • Research careers, with special reference to international issues
  • Careers in international and transnational institutions
Classes for academic year 2024/2025 will start on September 16th, 2024.

Programme dates and academic calendar for academic year 2024/25 will be published in the month of July.
For reference​​​​ find here the calendar of the Faculty of Economics for the academic year 2023/24. 

A Welcome event is usually organized by the Faculty in the week prior to the beginning of the courses; confirmation and details will be available in early August.


If you are looking for a flexible and autonomous solution to learn Italian while studying at Università Cattolica, you can access the self-learning linguistic lab (CAP) of the SeLdA (Servizio Linguistico d’Ateneo) and benefit from a personalized language advisory service. 

In addition, SELDA organizes fee-paying Italian language courses, for more information contact SELDA from the dedicated iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).

Students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message.