Business, Government and the Global Economy, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
Summer School at Università Cattolica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Italy ,
The aim of this course is to analyse the key factors that affect the competitive position of a nation by investigating the economic forces that drive trade integration and how globalisation is changing the macroeconomic scenario. The Business, Government and the Global Economy course from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) will give some answers on the most important questions related to the international economy.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Business, Government and the Global Economy course offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) will provide answers to these and other questions by mixing economic theory with facts and case studies. A strong emphasis will be placed on the role of government and international institutions in regulating trade and financial flows and in setting the needed standards.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students are expected to be able to

  • Analyse the determinants of competitiveness of nations
  • Understand the functioning of the world trading system
  • Understand the challenges of globalisation and market integration
  • Understand the different viewpoints on the European debt crisis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Topics include:
  • The long run, growth inequality and industrial development
  • What drives the competitiveness of nations? comparative advantages
  • Trade and market size
  • Dumping
  • The internalisation of business
  • Resource trade, outsourcing, and product fragmentation
  • Tariffs taxes, and the international trading system
English Language Requirements

Good level of English. Non native English speakers must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex: TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification).

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:
  • a passport size picture
  • the scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  • the transcript of records
  • certificates assessing the knowledge of the English Language
Programs requirements
  • Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  • Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1500 International
  • EUR 1500 EU/EEA
  • One session: € 1,500
  • Two sessions: € 2,850
  • Three sessions: € 4,200
  • Four sessions: € 5,500
  • Five sessions: € 6,500
  • Application fee: € 75


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