PREPARATORY COURSE BUSINESS ENGLISH
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WHY STUDY ANALYTICS AND DATA SCIENCE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRESCIA?
Large and complex amounts of data are nowadays produced by many different human, commercial, and industrial activities.
This wealth of information is the basis for descriptive, integration and visualisation methods that improve our knowledge on multifaceted phenomena, predictive models for forecasting future trends, prescriptive models for suggesting feasible actions, and methods for impact evaluation.
The above models, methods and algorithms extract useful information from data and enable decision-makers to take decisions that are effective in uncertain situations by offering a fuller consideration of the available options and estimates of the risks.
Analytics and Data Science for Economics and Management provides the knowledge and the skills to deal with the mathematical, statistical and computational aspects of digital data processing and the understanding of how to approach economic and management issues.
The course is aimed at students who have a keen interest in using quantitative data analysis to extract strategic insights for businesses, private and public organisations in which they operate.
Students will learn how to model and interpret complex phenomena and to develop sophisticated evidence-based answers to relevant questions in the fields of economics, marketing, management control, business intelligence and social sciences.
The students will acquire the necessary combination of economic and quantitative knowledge to interpret problems and to play a key role in their solution.
MINIMUM CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
The requirements for admission to the ADSEM Second Cycle degree course are:
- having a First Cycle degree or university diploma for a course of at least three years or another educational qualification awarded abroad;
- have acquired at least 30 academic credits in the preceding university career in subjects in the following academic fields and disciplines: INF/*, ING-INF/*, MAT/*, SECS-S/*, SECS-P/05, FIS/*, MED/01, M-PSI/03 (IT/*, ENGINEERING-IT/*, MATHEMATICS/*, ECONOMICS & STATISTICS-S/*, ECONOMICS & STATISTICS-P/05, PHYSICS/*, MEDICAL SCIENCES/01, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, PEDAGOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY/03).
A tolerance of six academic credits is set out for the check on minimum curricular requirements. For the check on these, the academic credits acquired in previous Second Cycle degrees, four-year single cycle degrees and university short specialisation courses [AO1] can also be used, and shown on the degree/Master’s certificate.
The credits used to reach the minimum curricular requirements cannot be used to request shortening of the university career.
knowledge of English to at least level B2.
This requirement is considered met if:
- certified by appropriate international linguistic knowledge certifications presented by candidates, in accordance with the provisions of Art. 16 of these regulations;
- the candidate has a document certifying level B2 issued by the University of Brescia University Linguistic Centre or equivalent proof produced by a Linguistic Centre or Service of an Italian or foreign university;
- at least 3 academic credits in English were acquired during the previous university career;
- the First Cycle degree (or qualification considered equivalent or of a higher level) was awarded acquiring at least 60 academic credits in education carried out in English.
CHECK ON PERSONAL PREPARATION
Admission to the ADSEM Second Cycle degree course of candidates with the above minimum curricular requirements can only take place subject to a check on personal preparation by an Examination Board. Assessment of personal skills and abilities is based on the academic curriculum (degree mark/Class, average mark obtained in subjects falling within the sectors listed above, and consistency with the educational aims of the ADSEM Second Cycle degree).
If the academic curriculum is judged not fully sufficient, candidates must take and pass an interview in English. For three-year university diplomas awarded in Italy or educational qualifications awarded abroad, the admission test is compulsory.
The curriculum assessment methods, admission tests, subjects that may be requested during the test and the admission thresholds to the course are published in the document enclosed here.
A conditional registration in the ADSEM Second Cycle degree course for later ‘registration during the year’ can be made by people enrolled in a course who have not yet obtained the qualification set out for enrolment, even by those who already have the minimum curricular requirements and adequate personal preparation. Conditional registration will no longer be valid if the qualification is not awarded in the sessions held by 31 December, considered for the purpose extraordinary sessions of the previous academic year.