1 Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo FACULTY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Announcement and regulations of admission to the Advanced Studies Course in LINGUA E CULTURA ITALIANA NELL ECONOMIA GLOBALE/ ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY Academic Year 2012/2013 Deadline for application: 30 November Institutions Under the articles of Decree 22 October, 2004, n.270 issued by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the University of Urbino Carlo Bo and Villanova University (USA) have jointly activated the Advanced Studies Course in Lingua e cultura italiana nell economia globale/italian Language and Culture for the Global Economy for the academic year Completion of this course confers upon the student a certificate of successful participation recognised by both universities. 1.Aims and occupational prospects The Advanced Studies Course in Lingua e cultura italiana nell economia globale/italian Language and Culture for the Global Economy is designed to strengthen knowledge of theoretical and contextual factors that influence the role of Italy in the global economy. This objective is reached through educational and teaching activities that investigate the themes of Italian culture, global economic processes, competitive effectiveness and Italian language in order to provide the student with refined analytical skills in the global areas of business and finance necessary for professionals able to understand and manage the complex connections between culture, society and economy. Among the objectives of this course is the education of professionals that demonstrate transversal skills useful for working in Italian and foreign economic and business sectors such that they can successfully create and implement strategies and policies of internationalisation and cooperation between Italy and global markets. For this purpose, lessons will be taught in English. Foreign students are required to take two courses of Italian language. Successful participants in this course will acquire skills needed in economic and business areas that will allow them to work as researchers and analysts as well as financial or business operators working in Italian, Anglophone and global markets. 2. Course structure
2 The course lasts 1 semester of 15 lessonweeks, not including a break week at half semester and Italian national holidays. Class participation is mandatory. Lessons will begin in the third week of January and will finish in the middle of May. Lessons will take place during the entire week from Monday to Friday, and Saturday if scheduling requires. Course structure Lessons The course requires completion of 49 CFU. Lessons numbered 1) and 2) and the final exam are obligatory for all students regardless of nationality or linguistic ability. Subject Code Credits Lessons for nonnative speakers of Italian 1) Global Political Economics SECSP/01 9 2) Competitive Effectiveness SECSP/08 18 Italian language* 12 One class of 9 CFU from either: Italian Culture LART/05 9 Economic History (CLIL approach) SECSP/12 9 Lessons for native Italian speakers 1) Global Political Economics SECSP/01 9 2) Competitive Effectiveness SECSP/08 18 Italian Culture LART/05 9 Economic History (CLIL approach) SECSP/12 9 One elective of 3 CFU from the following two. Comunicazione ed Educazione Interculturale MDEA/01 (in lingua italiana) 3 Elementi di sociolinguistica dell italiano LFIL LET/12 3 Final exam 1 Total CFU 49 * These lessons are for students who are not native Italian speakers. The course includes a total of 1225 hours of educational activities between lessons, activities and individual study corresponding to 49 CFU. Conferral of the certificate of successful participation depends on attendance of all course activities, successful completion of exams and the presentation of a final report.
3 3. Admission requirements The course is aimed at Italian and nonitalian citizens in possession of adequate knowledge of the English language to operate successfully in an English language academic environment. The scientific committee will confirm this level of knowledge for nonanglophone students by consideration of: Certificate of a B2 level of spoken and written English (according to the European Common Framework for Languages) and a C1 level in reading skills. The scientific committee recognises IELTS or Cambridge Exams, or documented attestation of nativespeaker ability. Only language certificates obtained within two years of application to this course will be considered valid. A native speaker is considered to be a person who has lived, studied or worked in an Anglophone country for at least three years. Further requirements are: Presentation of a transcript from a university or other postsecondary educational institution that demonstrates study in economics, business studies, economic history, Italian cultural studies, political science or other sectors deemed to be congruent with the scope of this course as considered by the selection committee; Admission is carried out by a committee of three professors nominated by the scientific committee and is based on a candidate selection according to documents presented. Student who receive the required titles and documentation before the final registration deadline may also apply, but will be put on a waiting list for acceptance. Foreign students This course is open to EU citizens with foreign degrees, non EU students who have either graduated from university or possess a secondary school diploma and the requisite curriculum of study who are currently domiciled in Italy, as well as non EU students who are normally resident outside of the EU. General information and required documentation for foreign student registration may be found at the following University of Urbino website: stranieri. For noneuropean Union students, fill out the preregistration form for noneu citizens applying to the Corso di Perfezionamento and follow the directions on the back of the form. Please forward this form to the Office of Advanced Studies/Ufficio di Alta Formazione at the University of Urbino (see address at the bottom of this document) as soon as possible so that letters of acceptance may be issued for visa purposes. 4. Application and admission procedures The course accepts a maximum number of 35 students. The minimum number for activation of this course is 11 students (eleven) and the maximum number of students accepted is 35 students (thirty five). The course will not be activated if enrolment does not reach the minimum required number for activation of the course. If applications exceed 35 (thirty five) students, the scientific committee will proceed with admissions selection based on the quality of the candidate s experience, studies, scientific and professional activity as documented by their application. The admissions committee will be composed of three professors from the course Scientific Committee. Applications presented by students regularly registered in courses at Villanova Business School will be internally evaluated by the partner professors of the Villanova Business School and approved by the Scientific Committee. Admission selection evaluation will take into account: curriculum: max 30 punti;
4 English language certification or native language ability (documented when necessary): C2 10 punti, C1 7 punti, B2 4 punti. Points attributed for academic performance as attested by the undergraduate degree presented, GPA (Grade Point Average) or weighted average of marks in an active degree course will be considered as part of the academic c.v. and will be attributed as follows: 10 points for university degree obtained with maximum final marks =110/110 lode; 8 points for university degree obtained with marks between 104/110 and maximum; 4 points for university degree obtained with marks less than a 104/ points for GPA (grade point average) of /or average weighted marks equivalent to 95% or higher; 8 points for GPA (grade point average) of / or average weighted marks equivalent to 85% 94.9%; 4 points for GPA (grade point average) of / or average weighted marks equivalent to 75% 84.9%.). The admissions form, duly completed in capital letters and accompanies by the required documentation (noted in this document and on the form itself) must be sent by certified return post with by 30 November 2012 to the following address: Università di Urbino Carlo B Area Processi FormativiUfficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e Pergamene Via Saffi, Urbino (PU) Italy The admissions request form may be downloaded from the following web or may be picked up in person at the l Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e pergamene at the address above. The admissions request form must be accompanies by: a) An academic c.v. outlining university activities, experience, internships, work experience, etc.; b) IELTS or Cambridge BEC certification of B2 English competence (in case of non native English speakers). c) Transcript (record of classes attended and final marks achieved during regular university study) and/or a copy of the degree obtained and the final evaluation ; d) Photocopies of any other title, or document the candidate deems useful for the purpose of strengthening their application. Please include a list of all documents submitted, duly signed and dated. If the admissions request is sent by post, please include a photocopy of a valid photo identification document, duly signed and dated by the bearer of the document. The list of admitted students and the waiting list will be published by 12 December 2012 on the notice board of the Presidency of the Faculty for Foreign Languages and Literature/Department of International Studies Piazza Rinascimento, 7 Urbino as well as on the course website and will also communicated by if indicated by the candidate on the admissions request form. All candidates are admitted with admission reservation: the administration reserves the right to exclude students who in fact do not possess the titles and experience required for admission as explained in this document.
5 5.Registration Admitted candidates must submit their registration forms by 11 January The registration form must be filled and accompanied by the requisite documentation (see list below) and handed in in person or sent by registered return mail to the Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e pergamene (see address below) The registration form may be downloaded from or picked up in person at the Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e pergamene. The registration form must be accompanied by the following documentation: a) receipt of payment for the course; b) a European size passport photo duly signed on the back; c) a photocopy of all sides of a valid photo id.; d) for noneu citizens a copy of the photo page and visa page of the passport indicating a valid student visa. Registration is considered complete only after the completed form and all accompanying documentation is received by the Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e pergamene. Presentation of false documents, declaration or transmission of information for the purpose of registration will result in the application of the penal sanctions stipulated in art. 76 del DPR n. 445 del 28/12/2000, and will result in the immediate exclusion of the student from the course with no right to reimbursement of fees and exposure of the student to legal action by the interested parties. 6.Tuition and other fees The total amount of the tuition fee for the course is 5.000,00 euro to be paid in a single payment no later than 21 January Recepit of payment must be submitted to or sent by registered return mail to the Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e pergamene. Payment must be made out to the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, and may be made at any branch of the Banca delle Marche or by bank to bank transfer from another bank or credit institution using the coordinates indicated below. At the point of payment, indicate on the payment form the course account code codice 4060 Lingua e cultura italiana nell economia globale/italian Language and Culture for the Global Economy and the last name of the course candidate for whom the payment is being carried out. Tuition fees are to be considered net of bank transaction expenses. Banking Coordinates For payments made within Italy IBAN CAUSALE IT91 H Codice 4060 For payments made from outside of Italy IBAN BIC IT91 H BAMAIT3A290 Tuition fees will only be reimbursed in the case that the course is not activated due to lack of minimum number of registered students.
6 Given that the course is financed through tuition, tuition fees will not be returned to students upon their voluntary withdrawal from registration in or attendance of the course for any reason or motive whatsoever, whether due to teaching methods, work motives, or other reasons whether or not lessons have actually begun. 7. Teaching and programme information Dr. Peter Cullen (scientific and teaching coordinator). Dipartimento di Studi Internazionali. Storia, Lingue, Culture, Piazza Rinascimento 7 Dott. Sandra Abderhalden (manager didattico). Dipartimento di Studi Internazionali. Storia, Lingue, Culture, Piazza Rinascimento Urbino Administrative information Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e pergamene Via Saffi, Urbino Tel / Fax Open to the public from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 12:00 Mailing address: Università di Urbino Carlo Bo Area Processi FormativiUfficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e Pergamene Via Saffi, Urbino (PU) Italy 8. Administrative director and responsible for information and data Limited to the terms of admission and selection, according to Legge 241/90 and successive modifications to the said law, the administrative director and person responsible for bureaucratic admission and selection procedures is Ester Maroncini Area Processi Formativi Ufficio Alta Formazione Post Laurea e Pergamene Via Saffi, Urbino (PU) Tel fax As stipulated in D.Lgs. n. 196 of June 30, 2003, the University of Urbino will respect the reserved nature and privacy of information provided by candidates. All information submitted will be used solely for the purposes of selection and management of the relationship between the student and the university, in respect of laws governing privacy and right to information. Urbino, 4 ottobre 2012 Il Rettore Stefano Pivato Il Direttore del Master Prof.ssa Antonella Negri
7 ALLEGATO 1 DICHIARAZIONE SOSTITUTIVA DI CERTIFICAZIONE Autocertification of titles and documents (art. 46 D.P.R.. 28 dicembre 2000, n. 445) l sottoscritt (last name, name and middle name(s) nat a (place of birth) (Prov. ) il (date of birth) sotto la propria responsabilità e consapevole delle sanzioni penali richiamate dall art.76 del D.P.R. 445/00 per le ipotesi di dichiarazioni non veritiere, di formazione e uso di atti falsi, D I C H I A R A According to the above states laws declare to be in possession of the following titles: ai sensi e per gli effetti dell 46 del D.P.R. 445/00, di possedere i seguenti titoli : Data Firma ² Note per la compilazione: ¹Specify titles by analytically indicating all information necessary for their appropriate identification and evaluation. ² The signature must be complete and legible or may be considered invalid for the purposes of this document.
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