Bachelor in Economics, Politics and Ethics
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
English, German, Italian
EUR 1,350 / per year
07 May 2024*
Earliest start date
* early bird application | late application (only for EU citizens): 10 July 2024
If you have an interest in economics, politics, and society, and you like exploring them from several different points of view, this is the right study program for you.
How much room for negotiation on economic issues is there for the decision-makers in charge? What implications do their choices have on the development of our society and what is the impact of their decisions on legislation? What model of development should an economy adopt? Why do countries go to war or make peace? How has democracy evolved in different countries? In this study program, we will discuss such issues not only from an economic but also from a philosophical, ethical, political, and legal perspective. In this way, you will be able to both acquire quantitative skills and develop your critical and analytical thinking.
This interdisciplinary program offers two curricula. During the first two years, which are the same for both curricula, you will become acquainted with basic notions of economics, politics and philosophy, acquire the necessary quantitative skills, and be introduced to fundamental law. At the end of the second year, you will have the opportunity to choose between a Politics and Ethics and an Economics Curriculum. Both lead you to a fully-fledged degree in economics. However, the Politics and Ethics Curriculum maintains the integrative perspectives of political science and philosophical and ethical analysis, while the Economics stream is mainly focused on the perspective and methods of economic science.
- Mathematics for EPE
- M-1 Mathematics A for EPE
- M-2 Mathematics B for EPE
- Comparative Politics
- Principles of Philosophy 1
- Business Administration
- History of Economic Thought
- Foreign Language 1 - Specialized Language Course*
- Foreign Language 2 - Specialized Language Course*
- Information Systems and Data Management
- Statistics for EPE
- European and Public Law
- M-1 Public Law and Fundamental Rights
- M-2 European Law
- Complementary subject (one of the following):
- Principles of Philosophy 2
- Data Science for Social Sciences
Typical subject 1 (one of the following):
- Growth and Development EconomicsPublic EconomicsApplied EconometricsEconometrics
- Introduction to academic writing
- Foreign Language 1 - Advanced Specialized Language Course*
- Foreign Language 2 - Advanced Specialized Language Course*
- Free Choice**
3rd Year - Politics and Ethics Stream
- Nature and Society
- Responsible and transformative decision-making
- Economic Policy and Institutions
- Political Theory
- Free Choice**
- Environmental and Resource Economics
- Italian and European Economic Law
- Bachelor Thesis
3rd Year - Economics Stream
- Political Economics
- Financial Markets and Institutions for EPE
- International Economics
- Economic Policy: Theory and Practice
- Free Choice**
- Labour Economics
- Italian and European Banking and Financial Law
- Bachelor thesis
* English, German, and Italian specialized language courses
Students cannot sit these exams in the language in which they sat their final exam at secondary school.
Students who graduated from a Ladin school in South Tyrol have to sit the English language exams and can choose between German or Italian for the others. They have to communicate their option to the Faculty Secretariat.
Students who graduated in a language different from the three unibz official teaching languages must choose the two languages in which they intend to sit the language exams. They have to communicate their option to the Faculty Secretariat.
** Free Choice Courses
Students can choose free choice courses during their 2nd or 3rd year. Every year the Faculty publishes the list of free choice courses offered.
First-year students will be supported through personalized tutoring aimed at welcoming them and guiding them in their educational path. Each student will be assigned to a peer tutor, who, for example, will assist them in organizing their study activities, in choosing courses to attend, or with general questions about student life at unibz.
Exchange Programs and Internships
Currently, we offer exchange programs with partner universities all over the world and we are part of a large network of collaboration with employers in Italy and abroad. An internship as well as a period in another, preferably foreign, university (min. 20 – max. 80 credit points), through exchange programs (LLP/Erasmus+, Bilateral Agreements, Free Mover), are compulsory.
Program Tuition Fee
Our graduates are working in the services sector, in public institutions or private businesses, NGOs, and charities in national and international contexts, as well as in political consulting or diplomacy, in banking or finance. Mostly these career paths are taken after having completed a master’s degree in economics, management, or neighboring fields, such as international relations, at renowned universities in Europe and worldwide.
Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea, you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.