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Preparing the study plan

Information on how to prepare and present a study plan.

What is a Study Plan?

The study plan is the complete set of exams that you need to sit in order to graduate. Some exams are compulsory, while others are elective. By modifying your study plan you have the opportunity to personalize your own career according to your preferences.

Who can present a study plan?

A study plan can be presented by properly enrolled students who have paid their tuition fees and, in the case of international students, who hold a valid permit of stay.

The procedure

1.  Present your Study Plan

When: You can present your Study Plan during two periods: from September 30 to October 25, 2019 and/or from February 24 to March 20, 2020. These deadlines must be strictly respected.

How: Access Studenti Online website with your institutional credentials*. There you can choose the electives you prefer from a list of availables subjects. "Save" before logout.

Once you have inserted your choice then it will appear to you on your AlmaEsami

2. Book for the exam on AlmaEsami

3. Sit the exam**

*: Students who are "fuori corso" (past envisaged completion time for the degree course) or who have transferred in, must use the hard-copy forms to present their study plan rather than the Online system. The forms have to be completely filled in and delivered to the administrative office. Please find the form here attached. Once you have filled in the form and signed it, you will have to send a scanned copy to ems.bo.studenti@unibo.it 

**: You are not allowed to take you electives before your third year (with except for COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS  3CFU)

Very important!

There are two electives which are alternatively mandatory. It means that you have to get 3 CFUs choosing between only two subjects (each subject is 3 CFU). The two subjects are COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS and LABORATORY. If you choose COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS then you have to attend it during your first year while if you choose LABORATORY then you have to attend it during your third year.

COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS is the unique elective you can attend during your first year.

In your third year you will have to choose electives for an amount of CFUs equal to al least 18. There you can (it is not an obligation) insert the one you did not take between COMP. TOOLS and LAB.

For 3rd year and graduating students:

  • as any academic year, 2018-19 will include 4 graduation sessions: July, September, October 2019 and also March 2020. If you are planning to graduate in one of these 2018-19 dates (including March 2020), you cannot edit your Study Plan in the a.y. 2019-20, i.e. in October 2019. If you do edit your study plan then, you will not be allowed to graduate within March 2020. In other words, if you are planning to graduate within 2018-19 academic year (including March 2020) your last chance to edit your study plan will be February 2019. Similarly, those who intend to graduate within March 2020 cannot edit their study plan in October 2019.
  • Within the 18 CFU elective box you will note that you are allowed to select more options than you need to. This is to give you more flexibility and grant you a wider choice, also in terms of what exams dates are available before your expected graduation session. You are not bound to take all the modules that you select, BUT, the optional/elective exams that you will actually take in the end, will have to be selected in your study plan. The same applies to internhips.
  • In light of the two points above, if you intend to graduate in March 2020, it may be safe to select also optional/elective modules that will have exam dates in the first semester, before March 2020.

How to fill in your study plan

Connect to Studenti On Line, enter with your ID and password, select study plan and add the electives to your exam list. Read the following instructions:

THIRD YEAR STUDENTS

Third year students must fill in the study plan with the compulsory learning activities and the electives.
Compulsory learning activities are not changeable unless you are going to spend a semester in Buenos Aires. If it is the case then you simply have to change the compulsory subject with the BA relative subject accordingly to the semester you are going to spend in BA (i.e. 48144 CORPORATE FINANCE substituted by 79484 CORPORATE FINANCE (B.A.)).

Electives:

For the electives you have to add a minimum of 18 CFU and a maximum of 54 CFU. In the Course Structure diagrams page of the CLABE website you can find the activities suggested by the programme to be chosen as electives. Students can also select the following electives of the programme in Economics and Finance:

Public Finance and Public Policy

Behavioral economics

Economic analysis

Development: Economics and Financial Markets

Introduction to project financing

Law and economics of regulation

Ethics and Markets

Industrial Organization

Financial Instruments


If you choose an internship, the 12 CFU provided by your internship (to be done during the 3rd year or already done at the end of the 2nd year) will be part of your electives CFU.

For students spending a semester in Buenos Aires, we suggest to add LABORATORY OF MANAGEMENT and INNOVATIVE RETAILING in any case, so that in case you will need to sit these exams in Bologna, you will have them in your study plan. In case you pass your exams in Buenos Aires, the Bologna ones will be deleted automatically.

Language Exams: (to be taken at the Language Centre) You may decide to pick either B1 (3 CFU) or B2 (6 CFU) in French, German and Spanish. Of course if you are a native speaker of any of these languages, you are not allowed to take the exam related to your mother tongue, even though it appears in your module options.

*WATCH OUT: If you change your study plan in February/March, adding electives that take place in the first term, it won't be possible to graduate in July.

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS 
Group 3 Bologna track
: if you attended the first year in Bologna you must select all of the following exams:
59691 MACROECONOMICS
47732 STATISTICS
Group 2 Buenos Aires track
: if you attended the first year in Buenos Aires and you didn't anticipate, you must select:
47736 ACCOUNTING 
37294 PRINCIPLES OF LAW
Make sure that the following learning activities are already listed in your study plan:
37299 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, 37296 COMMERCIAL LAW, 37300 FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS,37297 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, 09511 MARKETING
For both tracks, students can select Internship filling the study plan from February 25th to March 22nd 2019.

 

- FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (enrolling to 2019/2020)

Bologna track: you must skip box n°1 and select all the activities in Box n° 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as listed:

2) 37685 COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS**
3) 37292 MATHEMATICS
4) 23611 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
5) 37068 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
6) 37293 MICROECONOMICS 
7)47736 ACCOUNTING 
7) 37294 PRINCIPLES OF LAW

** your study plan manages two groups of electives. Group 1 (3 ECTS) is made by Computational tools and Laboratory and group 2 (18 ECTS) is made by electives, internship, language activities and Laboratory. 
Important: Computational Tools can be chosen during the first year only. It won't be possible to choose Computational tools during next years. That is why the program strongly suggests to select it in the first year. 
If you choose Computational tools you should not pick Laboratory as a compulsory activity in the third year from group 1 (but you can still choose it from group 2). 
If you did not choose CP, you will still need to fulfill the requirement for group 1 and it will be mandatory to attend Laboratory during the 3rd year. 

N.B.! This also applies to students who already reach the required 177 credits to graduate.

Buenos Aires track:
If you want to attend 
37294 PRINCIPLES OF LAW you have to select it from box 1. 
Then, select the following activites from box number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, as listed:
2) 77095 COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS B.A.
3) 75229 MATHEMATICS B.A.

4) 75248 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR B.A.
5) 75235 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT B.A.
6) 75231 MICROECONOMICS B.A
8) 75250 MACROECONOMIA B.A.
8) 75249 STATISTICS B.A.

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Outgoing Erasmus/Overseas (or other exchanges)

The Learning Agreement replaces the study plan in your period abroad and you can state your optional and elective choices on the L.A. For the optional and elective choices that you do not include in your L.A., you need to include them in the study plan within the set deadlines.

However, if you are leaving for an exchange period, it may be wise to fill in the study plan anyway as if you were in Bologna. Why? If, for example, you do not manage to sit abroad all the exams that you had planned in your L.A., having optionals / electives selected in your s.p. is a safer fall back option if you what to take them in Bologna on your return. If htey are not selected, you cannot take them when you come back.

Essentially, everything that is not a mandatory module needs to be duly selected, be it in the final version of the Learning Agreement or in the Study Plan, or both to be on the safe side.