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Educational aims

Specific objectives: The educational programme is designed for students to acquire adequate understanding of the functioning of the modern economic and financial processes and systems. This acquisition primarily takes place through the knowledge of the tenets of the four subject areas characterising the degrees in Economics, viz. economic theory, business economics, foundations of public and private law and basic mathematics and statistics. In this sense the degree program provides general contents to students who will later be able to undertake professional activities requiring this type of skills. The objective is to train economists, capable of describing and explaining economic phenomena at system as well as at market level, with a focus on understanding the interactions between economics and finance. This professional will be able to operate as a middle manager both in the private and public sectors. With respect, in particular, to the interpretation of the phenomena, 1st cycle graduates in Economics and Finance will be able to use, on the one hand, the tools of financial analysis and the modern finance techniques, and on the other hand, the specific knowledge of public policy and applied economics issues, with particular reference to the phenomena related to economic and regional development. The course aims at providing students with the analytical and quantitative tools needed for modern economic analysis and, at the same time, the indispensable knowledge of the institutional issues influencing and driving markets dynamics. In this sense, graduates in Economics and Finance will be able to examine individual decision-making processes and to interpret systemic facts, also through the forecasting of economic and financial movements at the micro and macro levels. The structure of the degree course provides a large group of common teachings (two in the theoretical economic disciplines, at least one teaching more oriented to the regulatory aspects of economics, historical economics, general mathematics, at least two statistical subjects (of which one basic course), private law and public law, English language, computer science, a group of specific teachings directed to the financial analysis (other private law disciplines, monetary economics, financial mathematics, management of financial intermediaries, corporate finance) and another group of specific teachings related to applied economic analysis (in the area of regional economics, other social sciences, business system analysis). Possible differences between the training profiles justify the breadth of credits intervals within class specific economic and statistical-mathematical activities.

work perspectives

Profile: Junior (1st cycle) graduate in Economics and Finance Functions: Economic consultant Skills: Analysis and solution of economic problems related to individual markets or general economic systems. Professional opportunities: Private practice. Public bodies with economic offices (Regional Departments of Economics and Budgeting, Economic Offices of Municipalities, Administrative Offices of Local Health Authorities, etc.) Profile: Junior (1st cycle) graduate in Economics and Finance Functions: Banking and insurance technician Skills: Counter operator in banks and credit institutions, Operator in insurance agencies. Understanding of financial securities trends, Evaluation of financial and insurance products. Professional opportunities: Private practice, credit institutions and banks, insurance agencies. Profile: Junior (1st cycle) graduate in Economics and Finance Functions: Accounting expert Skills: Expert in economic-administrative evaluation and advice, administrative reviews, analysis of financial statements and accounting records. Professional opportunities: Private practice, after enrollment in the Register of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts (Section B). Profile: Junior (1st cycle) graduate in Economics and Finance Functions: Financial promoter Skills: Agent managing the offer of financial instruments and investment services, representative of qualified intermediaries (banks, securities brokerage companies, asset management companies) Professional opportunities: Private practice, banking institutions, securities brokerage companies, asset management companies. Profile: Junior (1st cycle) graduate in Economics and Finance Functions: Development Agent Skills: Local development operator in different fields: from territorial, strategic and territorial marketing planning, to local planning, policy evaluation and territorial valorization, attentive to the promotion of local cultural and cultural features. Accompanist and facilitator in the processes of participation, acting as a "trait d'union" among the various actors of a territory. Professional opportunities: Public bodies, private subjects. Profile: Junior (1st cycle) graduate in Economics and Finance Functions: Continuation of studies with enrollment in a 2nd cycle Degree Program Skills: Basic economic-quantitative knowledge, with elements of Business Administration and Law. opportunities: Direct enrollment in the 2nd cycle Degree in Economics and Finance (LM-56 Economics) of the University of Palermo. Enrollment in any 2nd cycle Degree in the LM-56 (Economics) and in the LM-77 Class (Economics and Business Sciences)

Characteristics of the final exam

To obtain the degree, students must have acquired 180 credits including those relating to the final examination (3 credits). The final test has the objective of assessing the level of maturity and critical skills of the undergraduate, with respect to learning and to the acquired knowledge, on completion of the activities provided by the course syllabus. The final examination is an oral test, in accordance with the rules fixed every year by the Degree Course Regulations for the final examination, respecting and consistent to the calendar, the ministerial requirements and to the relevant Guidelines of the University.