The Academic Programme and Starting Dates

The Double Degree Programme entails a total of four semesters. Students are expected to stay for two semesters at each home/host university.

If you are a UT student, who enroll in February, you will spend your first semester in Twente with the MSc Business Administration programme and go to University of L’Aquila per September where you spend the full academic year (your 2nd and 3rd semester). You finalize the Double Degree Programme back at the University of Twente in your 4th semester. During your stay in Italy you will study subjects, among others, Applied International Economics, Leadership Skills, International Labor Law, and Labor Economics. The courses of Italian Language (levels A1 and A2) are also offered.

Below you can find the programme for a student who starts in February at the University of Twente:


First Year Courses

Credit 

I Semester (February-July) Twente

Finance & Corporate Governance

5

HRM and Innovation

5

HRM and Technology Design

5

Quantitative and Design Methods in Business Research

3

Qualitative Methods in Business Research

2

Master thesis BA (Part 1) with joint supervision

10

II Semester (September-January) L’Aquila

Applied International Economics

9

Labour Economics

6

Leadership Development & Organisational Behaviour

9

Project work

Italian Language and culture for foreigners (level A1)

6

3

Second Year Courses

Credits

I Semester (February – July) L’Aquila

International Labour Law

9

Design and Management of Inter-Organizational Networks

9

Statistics for Business and Economics

6

Italian Language and culture for foreigners (level A2)

3

II Semester (September-January) Twente

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Responsible Organizational Design

5

Strategic HR Analytics

5

Global Talent Management

5

Master Thesis BA (Part 2) with joint supervision

15

More information about the semesters in L’Aquila.

Master thesis

The double degree programme consists of 120 EC in total. 90 EC are obtained from courses and projects, whereas 30 EC is to be obtained by completing the master thesis (5 EC for qualitative and quantitative research methods and 25 EC thesis).

Students will write their master thesis under a joint supervision of professors from both universities. Students from both universities will defend their final thesis at the University of Twente. In this way, they will have courses that are complementary to the HRM track courses in Twente that will better prepare for the (international) career.

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