Admission test and requirements

The Master’s Degree programmes in Accounting and Finance, in Economics and Business Management and in Marketing and Communication are of limited access and require, as well as the possession of adequate personal preparation and specific curricula requirements, taking and passing a selective test.

Enrolment is based on the position of the candidate on the ranking list.

Certified understanding of English language at B2 is also required, to be shown at the moment of enrolment or to be obtained by the time the student has achieved their qualification, according to the chosen curriculum.

Process of verification and cases of exemption are indicated in the specific section.

For Academic Year 2017/2018, 2 selection sessions are provided.

All the specific information on process of registration, selection and enrolment are in the admissions announcement.

Personal preparation

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the following fields: accounting, banking analysis, cost analysis and management control, Management, marketing and strategy, Finance, organisation, human resource management, banking and financial market intermediaries

Personal preparation will be verified during the admissions test.

Certified understanding of English language at level B2

For admissions, understanding of English language at level B2 is required: the list of certifications and cases of exemption are indicated in the dedicated web page.

For the curriculum in Business administration, understanding of English language should be possessed from the moment of registration: otherwise, students must obtain this by 31/12/2017. After this date it will not be possible to take the exams until the requested possession of this linguistic understanding is obtained.

For the curriculum in Administrative Counseling, students who do not have an understanding of english language at level B2 at the moment of matriculation, must obtain this before achieving their qualification: processes of verification are available on the dedicated web page.

Minimum curricular requirements

Minimum credit requirements (CFU) in the following scientific-disciplines:

Field of business: 20 CFU
SECS-P/07 Management
SECS-P/08 Business Economics and Management
SECS-P/09 Corporate Finance
SECS-P/10 Organizational Behaviour and Design
SECS-P/11 Banking and Financial Institutions

In the fields of economics, law and statistics/mathematics: 40 CFU (at least one exam per field)

Economics Field:
SECS-P/01 Political Economics
SECS P/02 Economic Policy
SECS-P/03 Science of Finance
SECS-P/04 History of Economic Thought
SECS-P/05 Econometrics
SECS-P/06 Applied Economics
SECS-P/12 Economic History

Field of Law:
IUS/01 Private Law
IUS/04 Business Law
IUS/05 Economic Law
IUS/07 Labor Law
IUS/09 Public Law
IUS/10 Administrative Law
IUS/12 Taxation Law
IUS/13 International Law
IUS/14 EU Law

Field of Statistical-mathematics:
MAT/02 Algebra
MAT/03 Geometry
MAT/05 Calculus
MAT/06 Probability and Statistical Mathematics
MAT/08 Numerical Analysis
MAT/09 Operations Research
SECS-S/01 Statistics
SECS-S/03 Economic Statistics
SECS-S/06 Mathematical methods for Economics and Actuarial and Financial Sciences

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricula requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or another university.

Furthermore, for the recovery of curricular requirements or to develop and enrich your skills before enrolling in a Master’s degree programme, you can participate in the Bridge Term, organized by the Ca’ Foscari School for International Education: it will be held from 21st August until 15th September and includes courses, taught entirely in English, in the areas of business, economics, law, mathematics and within some programmes in the languages area. You can find all the information on the page dedicated to the programme.

Admission test

All the specific information on process of registration, selection and enrolment are in the admissions announcement.

The admissions process is as follows:

  • online registration, if you are not already enrolled at Ca’ Foscari;
  • pre-enrolment for the admissions test;
  • carrying out the admissions test and placement on ranking list;
  • online enrolment and payment of the first installment of tax and university fees

If you are a candidate with a disability or suffering from DSA, you can make use of the individualised application for carrying out the admissions test; all the specific information on available assistance is in the admissions announcement and on the webpage for services for disabled and DSA students; the request will be available during the online pre-enrolment.

Online enrolment

Pre-enrolment for the admissions test of the spring selection will be on the 5th June until 12pm on 12th July 2017.

With this procedure, you must choose the curriculum/a that you want to carry out and upload the necessary documentation for evaluating the admission requirements: for each selection process you can participate in the admission of a maximum of two curricula.

Before proceeding, remember to arrange the degree self-certification in electronic format (enrolment if you are a student) with signed exams (in which is indicated: University where you achieved the qualification, class and degree programme, degree date and grade, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and the weight in credits): Verify if the self-certification, completed with all the aforementioned information, can be printed from the Personal Area of the host University website: alternatively, use the model of self-certification on this page.  

During enrolment you can also insert the linguistic certification or useful documentation to show that you are subject to one of the provided cases of exemption: for this you must attach the declaration present on this page.

With your USername and Password assigned to you at the end of the registration procedure, you must access the Personal Area following this path: Servizi Segreteria Studenti - ESSE3 > Test di ammissione (Secretary Services for Students - ESSE3 > Admissions Test). In cases of difficulty, email

Once you have concluded the enrolment procedure, you will receive a confirmation email to the address stated when you registered.

If you want to request one of the assistances provided for candidates that are disabled or diagnosed with DSA for taking the admissions test, you must fill in the specific section for procedure of online enrolment and attach a certificate demonstrating possession of the disability/impediment.

Enrolment Fee

Participation in the admissions test requires payment of a fee totalling 30 Euros, that should be paid after having completed the enrolment procedure online, by selection the “payment” button.

Admission Test

The admissions test for the spring selection will be on Wednesday 19th July 2017 at the San Giobbe building: the summons is set for 9.30 am.

You must bring a copy of a valid identification document to the test.

Additional materials

Accepting your place and enrolment

The main information on methods and deadlines for accepting your place and enrolment are published at Enrol > Enrol and transfer > Admission and enrolment.