LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli – is an independent university. It was created out of a pre-existing Roman institution, Pro Deo, between 1974 and 1978.

LUISS offers an innovative educational approach at its four Departments: Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science. Its goal is not simply to convey knowledge but to instil flexibility in young people, giving them a sense of mastery over their future.

Furthermore, LUISS has four Schools for graduate and professional studies: the LUISS Business School, the School of Government, the School of Law, and the School of European Political Economy.

View of Rome from Castel Sant'Angelo

Hallmarks of the LUISS approach

Teaching

  • Set numbers (1620 students for bachelor's programs and 1000 for master's degree programs in 2017-2018)
  • Admissions entrance test
  • Obligatory full-time attendance
  • Distinguished teaching staff from the academic world, with a high level of professional experience
  • Intensive study of foreign languages and IT
  • A rich and specialized library with a catalog that can be consulted on the University’s web site
  • An extensive network of international exchange programs at 197 universities, both within and outside of Europe in 39 countries. LUISS also offers its students the opportunity to study abroad: 25 Double Degrees and structured partnerships.
  • Orientation for high school students
  • Help from qualified tutors for the entire duration of the degree program and internship
  • Seminars, debates and exchanges on important topics that integrate the material taught during the academic year

Links with businesses

What distinguishes LUISS is its privileged relationship with the business world.

Over 500 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the University, offering its degree candidates and new graduates their first real opportunities to step foot in the business world.

The LUISS Career Services Office provides students with multiple opportunities to meet people in the business world and learn with them. This orientation and educational service facilitate the placement of degree candidates and new graduates in the business world with internships and training at companies and at public and private institutions. It also sets up recurring meetings and presentations with major multinationals, investment banks, and public and private organizations and institutions.

Programs taught in:
Italian
English

This school also offers:

PhD

LUISS PhD programs

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international ec ... [+]

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and capable of expanding the frontiers of research in economic disciplines.

The program requires full-time attendance and is taught entirely in English. It is designed to give students the ability to understand and elaborate a broad spectrum of economic problems and to provide up to date analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques.

Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions.... [-]

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LUISS PhD programs

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Structure and Courses

The entire length of the program is three years, each worth 60 credits, for a total of 180 credits.

The first semester of the first year consists of the following common courses:

Constitutional values and enterprise (10 hours – 4 credits); Public regulation of enterprise (20 hours – 8 credits); Collective agreements and business systems (25 hours – 10 credits); Justice and functioning of the economy (25 hours – 10 credits).

There will also be a technical class on the use of legal databases.

The second semester of the first year consists of the following courses:

Economic analysis of the law (20 hours – 8 credits); Alternative dispute resolutions (20 hours – 8 credits); Administrative liability resulting from crimes of companies, institutions, and associations even without legal personality (20 hours – 8 credits); Organization, liability and tax burdens in groups of companies (20 hours – 8 credits); ... [-]
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The LUISS PhD Programme in Management is a disciplined – but not disciplinary – learning path for high potential doctoral candidates. It offers concentrations in strategy ... [+]

The LUISS PhD Programme in Management is a disciplined – but not disciplinary – learning path for high potential doctoral candidates. It offers concentrations in strategy, organization, innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, and corporate finance. Primary areas of faculty research include: business model innovation; corporate governance; finance for innovation; project-based organising, technology transfer and IPR management, international management; new venture formation, growth, and corporate entrepreneurship; organizational learning and adaptation; public management and accounting; social capital and innovation; and word-of-mouth-led innovation.

Faculty focuses on diverse empirical contexts ranging from the aerospace, creative and telecommunications industries to the health service and the public sector. LUISS faculty has published papers in Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Journal of Marketing Research, Organization Science, Psychological Science, Research Policy, andStrategic Management Journal.... [-]

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LUISS PhD programs

The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdis ... [+]

The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The faculty includes both Italian and international professors. The program has enrolled more 30 students in the last three years, with more than fifty percent of foreign students. Recently the program has been enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE).

Areas of study philosophy and political theory (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, ethics of international relations and human rights theories) political science, with particular reference to democracy and democratization, electoral studies, globalization, international relations and international political economy epistemology, methodology of research, quantitative methods history of politics, international relations, institutions, political ideas of the XIX and XX centuries ... [-]
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October 2019
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