Work-based learning in the Bachelor's degree programme in Economics and Management

Progetto di alternanza studio–lavoro, svolto in collaborazione con Assolombarda e COSP
Il progetto ULISSE (Università, Lavoro, Impresa per lo Sviluppo Strategico dell’Education) ha lo scopo di avvicinare gli studenti universitari del corso di laurea triennale in Economia e Management dell’Università degli Studi di Milano alle dinamiche d’impresa.

La struttura del progetto intende favorire la cosiddetta “didattica attiva”, in una logica integrativa rispetto all’apprendimento teorico (testimonianze e lezioni). Nello specifico, la collaborazione tra Università e imprese prevede alcune testimonianze aziendali all’interno del corso di Economia Aziendale e Accounting del 1° anno, un laboratorio all’interno del corso di Analisi di Bilancio (tramite l’utilizzo della piattaforma Bancopass) al 2° anno e un project work contestuale a un periodo di tirocinio curriculare in azienda di circa 6 mesi al 3° anno. 

Al progetto possono candidarsi studenti iscritti al 2° anno che siano in regola con il con gli studi previsti al 1° anno del corso.

How it works
Work-based learning project

Programme year

University time

Company time

Duration

Project description

Compensation

1st

100%

-

-

Case studies

-

2nd

100%

-

-

Balance sheet analysis of a partner company using Bancopass

-

3rd 

50%

50%

6 months (part-time)

Curricular internship in a partner company and thesis on a project work

UNIMI - Up to € 300 per month (based on ISEE) for each month in the company + reimbursement of expenses by the host company (if any)

  1. Between September and October 2019, partner companies will present their project works to students during an ad hoc meeting. The project works will also be made available to students through institutional channels (programme and COSP websites) 
  2. After company meetings, second-year EMA students can apply through the COSP portal, expressing their interest in a project work. In order to apply, you must have passed all first-year exams. There are no average score requirements.
  3. Between December 2019 and January 2020, partner companies will interview students to select the internship and thesis project participants.
  4. In April 2020, partner companies will make their financial statements available to the selected students (possibly, there will also be meetings with individual students / small groups) and guide them through the analysis.
  5. The curricular internship will last 6 months, from January to June 2021, and will be part time (details to be agreed based on university workload and time). The chosen candidates will be followed in the drafting of the project work and possibly of their final paper.

Current partners include: Interlem, October, Epic, Meccanica Vimercati, Polimark, Pierre Mantoux, Reno de Medici and Rollwasch Italia. These companies will present case studies in the first-year course of Business Administration and Accounting, to help students become familiar with their businesses.

The project works may cover one of the following subjects: Business Administration and Accounting, Principles of Accounting, Marketing, Financial Markets and Institutions, Business Statistics, and Statistics for Big Data.

The internship at the partner company will last 6 months, from the beginning of the second quarter to the end of the third quarter of the second year, and students will be able to graduate in July. It will be a part-time internship, so as to allow students to attend courses in the second quarter and write their final paper in the third quarter.

The project work will be the topic of the final paper; the supervisor will be the regular teacher of the course associated with the internship and the project work.

Customized study plan

Students interested in the Ulysses project will follow the planned course of study, with the possibility of attending case study presentations by some partner companies during the course of Business Administration and Accounting.

 

Course

Quarter

Credits

Mathematics

1st

12

Business Administration and Accounting (case studies presented by partner companies)

1st

12

English Business Communication

2nd

9

Management

2nd

9

Microeconomics

3rd

12

Private Law

3rd

6

 

Total credits

6

Students interested in the Ulysses project may use the Bancopass software to analyse the financial statements of some partner companies during the Principles of Accounting course.

Course

Quarter

Credits

Statistics

1st

12

Business Law

1st

6

Macroeconomics

2nd

12

Marketing

2nd

9

Business Statistics

2nd

6

Statistics for Big Data

3rd

6

Public Finance

3rd

9

Principles of Accounting (Bancopass + check-up at partner companies)

3rd

12

 

Total credits

72

The 6-month part-time internship will start in January 2021, and students can make arrangements with the company in order to attend second-quarter courses. The third quarter is entirely dedicated to the internship and preparation of the final paper.

Course

Quarter

Credits

One of the following courses (at your choice):
- Economic Policy
- Economic History

1st

9

Econometrics

1st

6

Beginning of the part-time company internship

January 2021

 

Financial Markets and Institutions

2nd

9

Labour Law

2nd

6

European Union Law

2nd

6

Internship (started in the 2nd quarter)
+
final paper (on project work and internship)

3rd

6+6

 

Total credits

48