The program in Politics, Philosophy and Economics gives students a mastery of methods and content, providing them with scientific knowledge of contemporary politics.
The bachelor’s degree program in Political Science gives students a scientific knowledge of contemporary politics to master political and institutional phenomena, debates on fundamental questions of our time, and the economic aspect of contemporary reality.For this purpose, the course program provides an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, which includes economics, politics, philosophy, law, sociology, history and communications. This is designed to encourage the ability to grasp the relationships between the economic system, the political system and institutional structures. Teaching is done through lectures workshops and laboratories.
|Behavioral Economiics and Psychology||8|
|History of Political Thought (Distributive Justice)||8|
|Methods of Social Research||8|
|European Union Law||8|
|History of Political Institutions||8|
|Political Economy of Development||8|
|2 Elective courses||12|
|First language (English)||8|
|Workshop of data analysis for economics and political science||6|
|Workshop of computer skills||2|
Students must choose their major upon enrollment.
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
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.
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.
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.
|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
At the end of the three-year program, graduates will be ready for 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 majority of graduates go on to master’s programs 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 job market.
Luiss is committed to broaden its international dimension by giving current and prospective students the chance to belong to a dynamic community.
Erasmus+ and Bilateral Exchange Programs
The Luiss Student Exchange Office manages and promotes student exchanges within the Erasmus Program, as well as through bilateral exchange agreements with non-European universities. The procedures are based on the ECTS system. All eligible students can apply to be selected for an opportunity to study abroad on an Erasmus+ or Bilateral exchange in one of our several partner Institutions. Our Erasmus+/Bilateral network currently boasts 218 agreements with Higher Education Institutions in 46 countries, and it grows every year.
Structured Partnership Exchange and Double Degree Programs
The International Development Office offers to students a wide range of structured partnerships and double degree programs they can apply for, depending on the specific Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program they’re currently enrolled in or the program they’re willing to enroll in for the next academic year.
CFO Gruppo Leonardo - Finmeccanica
Graduated in Business & Management, 1996
Alessandra Genco is the CFO of Leonardo, the Italian aerospace and defense company. She was previously Vice President Group Finance, in charge of capital markets, treasury, investments and insurance activities.
Prior to joining Leonardo, she spent seven years in the US where she worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs as Vice President in their New York Office.
She covered clients across numerous industries, including financial sponsors. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a M.Sc. in Economics from Luiss Guido Carli University. She is on the board of various companies, in Europe and in the US. Strongly committed to the theme of diversity, she serves as mentor of talented young women.
I started my adventure in Expedia through an internship. After two months and a second interview, the company offered me a permanent position as Market Associate.
Expedia is a fast-growing and really dynamic company, characterized by great flexibility and a truly friendly environment. There is a strong focus over employees’ development on both hard and soft skills through recurrent coaching activities and trainings.
A lot of opportunities are created in terms of both vertical growth and horizontal moves allowing employees to continuously challenge themselves, learn and consolidate both the know-how acquired and the individual professional path.
I am really honored to be part of such a company, allowing to feel and breath the spirit of a typical US company in the very heart of Rome!