After a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, I enrolled in the Master’s program in Finance and participated in QTEM, an amazing experience both at an academic level and at a personal level, which helped me develop useful skills for the future market.
I now live in Frankfurt, where I work as an analyst in the Finance Directorate of the European Central Bank, dealing with budgeting, strategic planning, project governance and management reporting. In the future I’d like to continue this career in large-scale international institutions.
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Major of the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science
The bachelor’s degree program in Political Science gives students a mastery of methods and content, providing them them with scientific knowledge of contemporary politics.
The degree program offers a solid preparation for a wide variety of professions, many linked to newly developed or developing subjects in the globalizing world. In the first year, it is possible to choose between two majors: Scienze Politiche (in Italian) and Politics, Philosophy and Economics, held entirely in English.
The Department of Political Science offers a major in Italian in Scienze Politiche and one in English in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
The bachelor's degree program in Political Science is aimed at giving students a mastery of methods and content, which will provide them with scientific knowledge of contemporary politics. For this purpose, the program provides an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, which includes economics, politics, philosophy, law, sociology, history and communications. This is designed to encourage the ability – essential in order to understand contemporary politics – to grasp the relationships between the economic system, the political system and institutional structures. Teaching is mainly done through lectures, as at least for the first phase of university, this methodology remains the most effective. The department then offers students the chance to further develop their skills in specific areas during workshops and laboratories.
The underlying idea, which has already been successful in several countries, is to offer the foundation needed to master political and institutional phenomena, debates on fundamental questions of our time, and the economic aspect of contemporary reality.
Considerable focus is given to languages. At the end of their studies, graduates in Political Science will have perfected their knowledge and mastery – both written and oral – of English and another foreign language (including Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and German). Language instruction is provided by native speakers and done throughout the program, with evaluations by specialized institutions. This is followed by a language and academic/specialized skills module taught by Luiss professors, which is completed with an exam and assignment for a grade and credits.
The Politics, Philosophy and Economics major is open only to students with advanced proficiency in English, who continue to work on Academic English for Social Studies as well as one or two other foreign languages.
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I year – 2020-2021
|Behavioral Economiics and Psychology||8|
|History of Political Thought (Distributive Justice)||8|
II year – 2021-2022
|Methods of Social Research||8|
|European Union Law||8|
III year – 2022-2023
|History of Political Institutions||8|
|Political Economy of Development||8|
Activities for both majors
|2 Elective courses||12|
|First language (English)||8|
|Workshop of data analysis for economics and political science||6|
|Workshop of computer skills||2|
For all majorsStudents must choose their major upon enrollment.
Elective courses (12 credits)At the end of the second year, students must choose two electives courses for a total of 12 credits. Courses are chosen through Web Self Service. Available courses
First language (English) (8 credits)The course lasts five or six semesters and begins in the I semester of the I year. Levels beginning with C1.1 begin in the II semester of the I year.University Language Center
Second language (obligatory) (8 credits)The course lasts five semesters and begins in the II semester of the I year. Language courses are selected through Web Self Service in the I semester.University Language CenterFinal work The final project for the bachelor's degree program requires students to write a paper on a topic in which they have taken a course. Students are not required to defend their thesis orally.More information
|Activity||Time period||Course content|
|Academic writing workshop||Obligatory II semester II year||The workshop teaches students to write clearly, concisely and free of errors, all essential in writing a bachelor's thesis.|
|Workshop of data analysis for economics and political science (6 credits)||Obligatory both semesters II year||Modern society relies increasingly on data and statistics to understand a country or society and to lay the basis for decision-making processes in political, economic and social fields.Students who participate in the workshop will learn where to find relevant data from a thematic point of view and from a geographic point of view, to process it and use the obtained results.|
|Workshop of computer skills (2 credits)||Obligatory I year I semester||The course offers a basic understanding of modern digital technology.Course topics: the concept of data, information and its coding; software and hardware components that are the basis of digital devices used in the business environment; the main characteristics of modern communication networks and protocols, web architecture, cloud computing, software application as a solution to specific problems, algorithms and programming, databases and Big Data, computer security, the risks of malware and the exposure of sensitive information for both individuals and companies.In order to pass the final exam, students must first pass prerequisite exams|
This bachelor’s degree program provides solid preparation for a wide range of professions, many linked to newly developed or developing subjects in the globalizing world.
At the end of the three-year program, graduates will be ready for decision-making roles, obtained through competitions open to bachelor’s degree graduates or more direct forms of personnel selection preceded by internships in the ranks of public administration, of national and international institutions, private businesses, in sectors related to organization, management of human resources and external relations, as well as public and private entities that operate internationally and in communications.
However, the main outlet of the bachelor’s degrees has so far consisted in admission to a master’s degree program (or to a first-level master), in the awareness that the knowledge and interdisciplinary experience acquired in the three-year period needs to be refined and completed in order to be better appreciated by the world of work. The master’s degree programs at Luiss and the various specialization courses are designed to meet these objectives.
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