The program features subjects that provide you with a solid grounding in quantitative disciplines (mathematics, statistics and informatics), combined with economics, management and law, in order to acquire, organize and process data.
First Year: Learning the fundamentals
- Computer Science
- IT law
First foreign language
During the first year you will be exposed to the fundamental notions that will accompany you during the next years of your degree. Mathematics and Statistics will provide you with the basic quantitative tools that will allow you to read the structure of mathematical models and apply them for data analysis. Fundamentals of Computer Science will provide you with the basic notions of computer programming, computer architecture and an introduction to the world of algorithms. In Microeconomics you will study the foundations of economic behavior and markets and learn how powerful the rational choice framework is to understanding human behavior. The Principles of Management course introduces to the broad field of economics and management of firms, presenting the basic concepts and theories of modern management.
The course of Accounting will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and measurements underlying financial statements, the use of double-entry systems to report corporate transactions and the use of this information to make proper business decisions. Finally, you will be offered an overview on the fundamentals of IT law (ISP liability, protection of freedom of speech and personal data on the Internet) in both a domestic and a broader European and comparative context.
Second Year: Focusing your studies
- Applied and Advanced Math
- Computer Programming
- Machine Learning
Second foreign language
In the second year, you will delve deeper into concepts assimilated in the first year and, at the same time, you will be lead to discover new and exciting subjects. The courses in mathematics and statistics will deal with more advanced approaches, strengthening your quantitative skills. Computer Programming will provide you with advanced notions in computer languages and bring your computer programming ability to a higher level. Machine Learning will introduce you to the principles of artificial intelligence to extract quantitative information from data. In Econometrics, you will learn the main statistical methods for economic analysis with time series and cross sectional data. The course of Macroeconomic will give you the knowledge needed to understand the functioning of the economy as a whole and the changes implied by globalization and digitalization. Finally, the Principles of Finance course will allow you to understand the theories and mechanisms at the basic of modern financial evaluation of firms and startups.
Third Year: Expanding your curriculum
- Big Data and Databases
- Marketing Analytics
- Computational Economics
- Game Theory
- IT Management
During the third year, you will be exposed to advanced subjects such that Big Data and Databases, that will allow you to acquire familiarity with the use and interpretation of big data, or Marketing Analytics, that will expose you to the advanced instruments of modern marketing techniques. The courses in Mechanism Design and Game Theory will introduce you to the advanced concepts in strategic thinking and rational decision making. The IT Management course will introduce you to principles of the management of Information technologies, the engine of the data driven economy and how they make a difference in modern organizations. You’ll have also the opportunity to study at leading universities abroad and/or take part in internships in Italy or elsewhere. A wide choice of elective courses will allow you to deepen your favorite subjects. Seminars with partner companies (Amazon, Microsoft, SAS, IBM, CISCO, Oracle, etc.) will provide insights from the real world that will help you understand how important people can be in the midst of all this data.
Program requirements are subject to change.