Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Economics and Law

Dean: Prof. Anna Maria Fellegara
Campuses: Piacenza, Cremona

1 Single-cycle degree programme in Law (In Italian)

2 Undergraduate programmes

  • B.sc Business Administration in Piacenza (partially in English)
  • B.sc Business Administration in Cremona (In Italian)

3 Graduate programmes

  • M.Sc Business Management (In Italian)
  • M.Sc in Global Business Management (in English)
  • M.Sc in Food Marketing and sales strategies (interfaculty - in Italian)

The Faculty of Economics and Law is located at the Piacenza Campus, one of Italy's most modern and student-friendly learning environments, and is active at the Cremona Campus with an undergraduate programme in Business Economics. The faculty offers a high level service of delivery of various distinctly differentiated programmes in the areas of both economics and law. In the field of economics, the programmes are aimed at developing managerial and professional skills in the areas of marketing, sales management, finance, business administration, and human resources management. A double-degree programme allows for student involvement in an international exchange curriculum, with the first two years spent at the Piacenza Campus and the final two years at a partner university, either in Europe or in the United States. Interactive and innovative teaching methods are combined with opportunities for students to work with important companies and professional firms, thereby promoting a continuous exchange between theoretical concepts and business practices, and a positive relationship between Università Cattolica and the business world. In the field of law, the courses are aimed at providing increasingly more proficient training for access to the legal professions. Students are also able to personalise their degree programmes by selecting courses from a large array of electives. With the 2014-2015 academic year, three new pathways are to be introduced: courtroom theory and practice, business law, and international law. Traditional teaching methods are combined with e.g. seminars, case simulations and so on to highlight the links with socioeconomic disciplines. Aside from the inter-class banking and law undergraduate programme, the general approach is to draw on different disciplines so as prepare students for prospective careers in the traditional legal profession and also in other areas such as companies, public offices, international organisations, and associations.

Mission statement

The university must serve as a breeding ground for scientific activity, a real laboratory where professors and scholars work together to investigate new truths and review issues which have already been considered. In this way, students’ critical awareness and – more importantly, given the special purpose of our University - their spirit of research are educated.”

Father Agostino Gemelli, man of religion, doctor and researcher, founder of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, by these words already in 1917 expressed the values we still believe in. The School of Economics and Law’s mission is to provide accessible, affordable, engaging and highly effective higher education, because we believe that higher education is a basic human right and a lifelong experience.

We implement active and participatory teaching methods, we support research activities, including those of interdisciplinary nature, we work in constant contact with the economic labor market to train marketable skills; we consider ourselves a place of progress in terms of knowledge and of existence, because for us the "spirit of research" is not only scientific but also human.

The faculty is a young and dynamic community, open and projected towards the world but rooted locally.

Course Catalogue - ECTS Guide

Full list of the courses offered by Università Cattolica