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Preparing the Study Plan


CLEF allows you to shape your study programme so that it matches your interests and ambitions. In the first year all your modules are set for you and mandatory. From the second year on, it is requested that you make some choices, and pick some electives. To do that, if you are a 2nd or 3rd year student, you have to to fill in your individual study plan on StudentiOnline. Your study plan needs to be filled and submitted within certain periods in the year, and anyway before sitting the exams that you will include in it.


1st period:  from 30th Semptember to 25th October 2019*
2nd period:
from 24th February to 20th March 2020

*"Patent &Trademarks" and "Information Literacy in English" will be selectable from Oct 14th.


Log in your StudentiOnline profile, choose Teaching Activities. State your choices and press the Save button before quitting the programme.
It is possible to edit your Study Plan by adding or deleting courses in the two periods indicated. Please make sure that all the courses/teaching activities you are going to be marked for are actually included in your online study plan

2nd-year students


In addition to your mandatory second year modules, you have to choose two modules within a range, among the following, depending on your interests, and/or on the teaching period each is offered (1st/2nd semester). 

Also, if you wish to take an internship, you can do it starting from the summer at the end of your second year, by including it in your second semester study-plan (see Internship** below)

3rd-year students

It is important that you understand the difference between "optionals" and "electives"


In addition to your mandatory third year modules, you have to choose one within a range, depending on your interests, and/or on the teaching period each is offered (1st/2nd semester),: 


In addition, in your third year you will spend 16 credits on electives: choose among (or combine) modules, seminars (if offered), language exams, or an internship.

1)  Modules: You may choose among the modules that will be listed as available on the Study Plan webpage. You will find in the list:

  • CLEF electives  (e.g. Open your mind - a class without borders)
  • a few non-CLEF modules taught in English at the School of Economics in Bologna at Bachelor's-level (the list will be available before the study plan opens up)
  • CLEF optionals that you haven't already chosen (>>>by clicking the arrow next to "Insegnamento a scelta su CORSO 8835 - ECONOMICS AND FINANCE"

2)  Internship**: If you wish, you can include an internship in your study plan and gain credits from it that will be part of your 16 electives. You can pick one of the following options (they are mutually exclusive)

             250-hour intenship  ->  10 CFU
            400-hour internship  ->  16 CFU

You can either select on your study plan (and carry out) your internship in your third year, or anticipate your internship in your 2nd year, at the end of classes, between june and september. It is essential that you have included your internship in your study plan before carrying it out. For more info and advice on internships, check the relevant pages of our website.

3)   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.

Very important!

For all students:

  • it is not possible to fill in the Study Plan outside the two above mentioned periods;
  • you are not allowed to take electives before your third year;
  • you need to include your chosen modules in your study plan before sitting the related exam 

    and select an internship before carrying it out, not after.

For 3rd year and graduating students:

  • all academic years include 4 graduation sessions: July, September, October and also March of the folloeing year. If you are planning to graduate in a certain academic year, you cannot edit your study plan in October.
    E.G. If you plan to graduate in July, September, October 2019 or 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 2019 cannot edit their study plan in October 2018. This applies to all academic years.
  • Within the 16 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.



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.