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Economics and Finance - BA

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Program facts

  • Program type
    Bachelor's
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    21,444 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 EUR

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September, January

Program Overview

What John Cabot University says about their program:
"The Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance at John Cabot University, a CFA® Recognized University since 2013, has been admitted to the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP). This status is granted to institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) into their curriculum. For further information, contact Dr. Mary Merva, CFA.
The major in Economics and Finance is designed to give students a solid base in the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills necessary to pursue further study and careers in the areas that require a solid background in economics and finance. Through appropriate choices of major electives, students can further develop their expertise in finance, economics, law, international affairs, marketing, and management. The major features a senior seminar that strengthens students’ ability to undertake research, work with empirical information, communicate their knowledge effectively via position and policy papers, and become aware of the CFA Institutes’ Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. In addition, following the University’s liberal arts tradition, students undertake study on the history of economic thought or business ethics to develop an understanding of the power of ideas that shape economic opinions and policy."

Admissions requirements

Students applying from outside the United States may be required to submit additional documents, such as Evidence of English Language Proficiency and translations of transcripts, in addition to the regular undergraduate application materials. Learn more about our requirements.

  • TOEFL 85 / IELTS 6.5
  • 2 years on an English speaking institution
  • GPA 2.8 - 3.5 IB (on higher level 4, standard credits 3)

ENLUS - English program, students can join the university starting in an English Language program (4 month program starting September and January).

Undergraduate

Admission to John Cabot's undergraduate program is based on a review of the following items:

  • Completed application form.
  • A 600 word personal essay.
  • €50 non-refundable application fee. Please note that only US and Canadian citizens may pay in dollars.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date

    transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.

  • Interview by phone, Skype, or in person.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form. Two for freshman applicants, one for transfer applicants.
  • Evidence of English language Proficiency

We encourage all degree-seeking applicants and transfer applicants to submit their official high school transcripts or college / university transcripts via Parchment Services, E-Script or Student Clearinghouse.

Postgraduate

Applications are welcome from holders of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited university who have completed at least twelve semester credit hours or the equivalent in the history of art with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 (B) or the equivalent. Seminars and courses are conducted in English and thus require proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written. Reading knowledge of Italian, French, or German at the time of entry into the program is strongly recommended.

For application you will need to have:

  • A completed application form
  • A personal statement of 600 words detailing your reasons for interest in the program
  • A sample (10-15 pages) of your academic writing in English, with footnotes and bibliography
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) study undertaken to date. Transcripts not in English or Italian must be accompanied by a certified English translation
  • Proof of completion of a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent at an accredited university, if not attested in the official transcripts
  • GRE scores - optional, but strongly recommended for applicants wishing to be considered for funding.
  • Three letters of reference from professors evaluating your academic work and appropriateness for graduate study
  • Evidence of English language proficiency

Fall semester (September) application deadlines:

  • November 15 (early action)
  • March 1 (regular decision)
  • June 1 (late decision)
  • July 31 (for students who do not require a visa)

Spring Semester (January): deadline December 15

Fees and funding

The Office of Financial Aid is committed to making American degree programs in Rome as affordable as possible. Through the philanthropic support of donors the University are able create scholarships opportunities to help dedicated and deserving students pursue their degrees at JCU.

Undergraduate international students can be assessed for a scholarship on tuition of 20-25%. Postgraduate programs are eligible for the one or two merit based 100% scholarship awards per year, or a grant of up to 50% off tuition and fees.

Visa requirements for John Cabot University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Italy, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Italy student visa requirements