University of Pisa
The University of Pisa, founded in 1343, is one of the most ancient and prestigious universities in Europe.
At present Pisa is strengthening its vocation as a "campus city", with nearly 50 thousand students upon 90 thousand inhabitants. Students mainly come from Tuscany and Liguria, with a significant presence from Southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. In addition, several hundred of foreign students, coming from other European nations, United States of America, Africa and Asia, contribute to enrich the city life, favouring fruitful cultural exchanges.
The environmental and cultural context of the town helps the course of studies of the students and enriches their everyday experiences: Pisa is one of the most beautiful towns of Italy, rich in monuments and historical traditions, famous for its civil commitment and cultural life. It's a rather small town and it's easy to go round it by bike: for this reason, it is a very enjoyable town, and really on a student scale. Besides, it's linked up very well with other parts of Italy and Europe, thanks to a good railway and road connections and an airport, which is constantly growing.
The Department of Economics and Management participates in national and international research programmes, in cooperation with both academic and private institutions.
Our research activity includes scientific areas such as Management, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Management Control, Banking, Finance, Internal Auditing, Corporate Governance, Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Strategy, Organization, Human Resources Management, Innovation & Technology Management, Emerging Economies.
Among our recent initiative, we can mention the Fifth European Academic Conference on "Internal Audit and Corporate Governance", held in Pisa in April 2007. Our researchers took part in the project of the EECIA (The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing) Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK), in partnership with Cass Business School members (London, UK). International Association of Financial Executives Institute (IAFEI) is the professional partner for a Research Programme about the new role of CFOs in companies.
The Department of Economics and Management offers high profile postgraduate Master and PhD programmes with international partners.
Our approach to teaching results from a combination of traditional academic lessons, exercises, cases studies. We provide an effective learning experience that brings together up-to-date research and best practices from the business world.
Visiting Professors and Lecturers from top Universities and Business Schools, along with guest speakers from our Corporate and Professional Network, join the Department’s Faculty in graduate and post-graduate courses.
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