Course Presentation

The Foundation Course (FC) offered by the School of Economics and Management (SEM) is a one year, multidisciplinary, pre-university course, fully taught in English. It is intended for international students who wish to enrol in a SEM BSc course and fall into one of these two categories:

  • Students who must make up a year to reach the minimum requirement of 12 years of schooling.
  • Students who reach the 12 years of schooling but fail to satisfy admission requirements and need therefore some further education.

After completion, students acquire 60 Foundation Course Credits (FCC), computed on the basis of the equivalence 1 FCC= 25 hours of total student commitment = 8 hours of classroom lessons + up to 1.6 hours of exercise classes. The following table shows the syllabus.

 

Teaching

 Credits 
(FCC)

 Lessons 

(hours)

 Exercises 

(max hours)

Mathematics

15

120

24.0

Economics and Economic History

 9

 72

14.4

Social Sciences and Law

 9

 72

14.4

Italian Language

18

144

28.8

English Language (B2 level)

 9

 72

14.4

Total

60

480

96.0

 

To be admitted at the FC, students must have a certified knowledge of English at least at B1 level. No entrance knowledge of the Italian language is assumed.

 

The FC will be activated only in case of at least 5 enrolled students.