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MINIMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students should hold a 3-year university diploma (Bachelor of Science degree)
Students should provide evidence that in their 3-year diploma they have acquired the following number of ECTS (in case of students outside the European Union, the equivalent number of hours of study) in these areas:
Business and Management (i.e. Accounting; Management; Finance; Organisational Design and Human Resources Management; Banking and Finance) - 24 ECTS
Economics (i.e. Macro and Micro Economics; Political Economy; Econometrics; Economic History and History of Economic Thought) - 12 ECTS
Quantitative Methods – (any exam in Mathematics and Statistics) - 12 ECTS
English language - 5 ECTS
Students with a 3-year university diploma or another undergraduate degree obtained in Italy should have a final graduation score higher than or equal to 95/110.
Students with any other foreign qualification considered equivalent to the above-specified Italian degree should provide evidence of a final graduation score equivalent to the Italian requirement (95 out of 110).
Students holding an Italian degree failing to reach the minimal entry requirements (see the official “BANDO” to check in detail the different cases when the entry requirements are not met) must pass an admission test with the teaching committee to show their knowledge of the basic principles of management, economics and quantitative methods (see “Italian degree students” section)
Students who do not have the required ECTS in the English Language (5 ECTs), should provide an international certification proving the necessary English knowledge.
Certifications should attest a knowledge equal or higher than the B2 level of the Common European Framework (First Certificate in English). For example, a TOEFL certificate with an iBT total score of B2 level (87-109) or higher is considered equal to the level B2 of the Common European Framework. Students who do not hold an international certification will have their English level tested with a test at the Faculty of Economics.
The Admissions committee may decide (on the basis of an interview) to admit a student who does not hold an English language certificate, on condition that they demonstrate their proficiency in the English language.
In order to apply, there are TWO DIFFERENT PROCEDURES for students holding an Italian degree and for students holding a foreign degree. Please see tabs below.
In order to enroll in the Master's Programme in International Business and Economics, students holding an Italian qualification will have to go through the following stages:
1st stage: Students holding an Italian qualification need to make sure they satisfy the entry requirements illustrated above.
2nd stage: Students holding an Italian qualification who do not satisfy the minimal entry requirements (check the official “bando” below to see in detail the different cases when the requirements are not met) will have to undergo and pass an admission test in the month of September in order to be admitted to the course. Further information is provided below (see“Admission Test”)
3rd stage: Past the entry requirements (and the admission test stage, if necessary) students holding an Italian qualification will have to enroll in the month of October. Detailed information on the enrollment procedure is provided in the "Enrollment" section.
Students holding an Italian degree failing to reach the minimal entry requirements must undergo an admission test with the teaching committee.
The test usually takes place in the month of September, prior to enrollment time.
The test will be written and consists of 30 close-end questions. Please download a specimen exam paper.
RECOMMENDED TEXTS to prepare for the admission test:
Students are suggested to study the two following books:
1. Contemporary Strategy Analysis, by Robert M. Grant, Wiley's Higher Education, any edition from the 5th onwards.
2. Principles of Corporate Finance, by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, McGraw Hill. Any edition from the 5th edition onwards.
REGISTRATION FOR THE ADMISSION TEST:
Registration for the admission test in September 2013 can be done on-line after the official notice (Bando) is published in July 2013.
Please see the following link for instructions: http://www.unipv.eu/site/en/home/articolo4157.html
and then access the reserved area to register: REGISTRATION
The online registration is divided into two phases:
1. REGISTRATION TO THE SYSTEM: access the Reserved Area and click on 'Registration' on the left-side menu. The candidates have to enter their personal details, including the Italian fiscal code, and contact address. Even if the candidates do not have an Italian fiscal code yet, it will be automatically worked out by the system itself, completing the registration procedure that enables the users to print out a reminder reading their own Username (fiscal code) and Password. Of course each candidate is supposed to save such important details to get further access to the Reserved Area. If you have graduated from the University of Pavia and already have a Username and Password for the university online services, you can access directly the Reserved Area.
2. REGISTRATION FOR THE EVALUATION TEST: Get access to Reserved Area : select 'Login' from the left-hand side menu and type in your Username and Password, then click on 'Admissions' on the same menu, and then click on 'Evaluation Test' and the pre-selected degree course.
A registration fee of 31 euros will have to be paid in order to be admitted to the test.
For further information, see the academic year 2012-2013 official notice: