There’s no doubt that the covid-19 pandemic has heavily influenced people’s behaviour and choices, including those regarding students’ mobility and study abroad.
The University of Siena has made a great organizational effort to guarantee students and staff the best possible safety conditions while providing ample opportunity to take part in courses, study, research and work activities.
We firmly believe that the University experience is complete only if it involves sharing spaces, opinions and emotions.
We are equally certain that our students feel likewise, and we are committed to making this possible.
Nonetheless, in addition to in-presence teaching, which continues to be the preferred method, every single lesson will be simultaneously live-streamed and/or videorecorded and uploaded on our digital platform for subsequent viewing. This mode is essential for students who are temporarily unable to be on premises.
Nonetheless, this modality is however temporary, since it is strictly related to an emergency; therefore, at this moment we are not able to guarantee that the BLENDED mode will remain active FOR ALL courses in the new academic year as well.
Economics and Management (E&M) is a three-year degree programme focusing on the acquisition of multidisciplinary expertise in economics, management, accounting, and statistics. Its purpose is to prepare students to understand how firms work and operate in the increasingly complex social and economic environment they face.
Graduates in Economics and Management will be able to understand economic and financial phenomena and their effects on markets and firms; they will acquire all the core skills required for analyzing the firm’s behaviour and for designing the firm’s optimal strategy. Economics and Management graduates will also achieve the necessary background and skills to successfully progress to postgraduate courses in Italy and elsewhere. At the University of Siena, they will have the opportunity to apply for an MSc in Accounting and Management (AMa), MSc in Economics and Finance, and MSc in Economics; all of which are taught in English.
The programme will provide students with:
Management and accounting skills that will enable them to address and solve business problems and to prepare and analyse accounting reports;
The ability to use quantitative and statistical tools in order to analyse firm behaviour, market environments, and consumer demand;
The ability to use theoretical and quantitative tools in order to understand the trends of the main economic and financial variables and to frame firm behaviour in the national and international macroeconomic context;
The ability to deal with market economies and related phenomena, from both a strictly economic point of view and in terms of social implications;
The capability to support small and medium firms in entering international markets and in properly facing the challenges of globalisation.
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International students can apply to Italian Universities only if they have an educational qualification that allows them to enrol. This qualification of secondary education has to be awarded after a study period of at least 12 years. If the educational qualification has been awarded in less than 12 years, it has to be accompanied by the academic certification of the examinations taken or a post-secondary title to compensate for any missing years of secondary education.
For this purpose the University of Siena, in collaboration with the University for Foreigners of Siena, has established a Foundation Year, to fill a possible gap between the different schooling systems.
To apply to a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) programme, you must hold a secondary school qualification released after a minimum of 12 years of schooling (overall).
It verifies the validity of it and can allow access to first cycle programmes if:
It is the official final secondary school leaving certificate/the first and second cycle university qualifications from the relevant foreign system;
A qualification that allows entry to comparable first cycle programme (ex. academic) in the relevant foreign system; a qualification that allows entry to comparable second or third cycle programme in the relevant foreign higher education system;
Qualification obtained after an itinerary of at least 12 years of schooling.
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Departments at the University of Siena have adopted a semester system.
The academic year is divided into two terms: from October to January, and from March to May. At the end of each term, a period of examination is scheduled.
However, each department has its own academic calendar, which can be found at the departments’ website (at the section “Didattica”): http://www.unisi.it/strutture/dipartimenti
2020-2021 indicative academic calendar
Autumn term (1st semester)
Lecture period: October 1st, 2020 - January 18th, 2021
Examination period: January 21st - March 1st, 2021
Spring term (2nd semester)
Lecture period: March 4th - June 14th, 2021
Examination period: June 17th - July 31st, 2021
Determination of the contribution amounts
The contribution amount due from each student enrolled in degree courses, master’s degree courses, or single-cycle master’s degree courses offered by the University of Siena is defined on the basis of the following elements:
Category the degree course belongs to;
The economic status of the student’s immediate family, as this is expressed by the equivalent economic situation indicator (ISEE) for the year immediately preceding the year of enrolment;
University credits earned (ECTS credits) in the twelve months prior to 10 August.
The study course falls under one of the three categories below:
Humanities-social studies (US)
EU regulated healthcare (EU)
Note: For students who are citizens of non-EU member countries and who are not residents of Italy and for students to whom ISEE calculation is not applicable to their immediate family, an adjustment coefficient depending on the country of origin may be applied.
The University of Siena makes available a tuition fees calculation page: https://www.maprin.unisi.it/tasse19_20/index_eng.php
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A Strong International Mission
In its eight Centuries of history, the University of Siena has been producing a wide range of studies in many different fields of culture.
Over the years the University of Siena has enhanced its strategy for internationalisation, aiming to strengthen its international academic relationships and to attract students and researchers from different parts of the world.
In the early 21st Century this historical Institution has been able to face challenges related to the globalisation of learning, knowledge, and research with a wide number of international collaborations.
New international collaboration agreements and projects established each year, increasing number of Degrees and courses delivered in English, holding good placement in National and International Rankings; these are some of the University of Siena’s strong points.
Welcome in Siena
The University of Siena is one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been founded in 1240.
Its history has evolved alongside Tuscany’s cultural tradition from the Middle Ages to modern times.
Siena is located in the heart of Tuscany amid a landscape of gently rolling hills. Built on three steep hills and encircled by ancient walls, it is a unique city where students can spend a profitable study period, full of opportunities for their personal enrichment.