Why Should You Study Economics in Italy?

A select group of John Cabot University students enjoy a trip to the 2015 Nobel Peace Summit.

A select group of John Cabot University students enjoy a trip to the 2015 Nobel Peace Summit.

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives – from the choices we make as individuals to the complex government and social systems that define our societies. And there’s no better way to analyze and understand these increasingly interconnected systems than to study economics in an international setting.

Give yourself a career advantage by pursuing your degree in economics and finance at an international university in Rome. You will develop the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills necessary for success in the field, while building the intercultural awareness that adds depth to your study and enhances your overall educational experience.

Rome is an ideal place to learn to think globally. The city draws 7-10 million visitors from around the world each year and is a hub of international commerce and political activity. Rome is home to the head offices of the vast majority of important Italian companies and hosts numerous worldwide cultural organizations and international conferences. Plus, on an international campus like John Cabot University, you’ll meet classmates from more than 70 countries around the world.

Experience “Internationalization” – A Key Aspect of Today’s Global Economy

While developing a solid foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and finance knowledge, students in Italy have the opportunity to study the unique attributes of economic policies in Italy and Europe.

American economics students pursuing a bachelor degree in Italy may gain valuable insights from looking at the variations in economic growth from region to region.

A JCU Student intern poses in front of the American Embassy in Rome, Italy.

A JCU Student intern poses in front of the American Embassy in Rome, Italy.

Study Economics in Italy for a Broad Range of Post-Grad Options

In choosing an undergraduate major, it’s wise to seek programs that apply broadly to a range of professional fields. If you’re unsure about which particular career is your calling, starting with economics gives you knowledge applicable to virtually any path you end up choosing.

Economics courses are foundational to so many careers because they promote a deep understanding of the world we live in and its inner workings. And networking with international classmates can open up even more opportunities for enriching personal and professional experiences after graduation.

Leading economics programs in schools like JCU also allow economics students to expand their expertise with their choice of minors, from finance to law, international affairs, marketing, management, and more. This means with one degree, you’ll open doors to dozens of meaningful post-grad pursuits and lucrative careers.

Guest speaker Mauro Ometto of the World Economics Forum speaks at John Cabot University.

Guest speaker Mauro Ometto of the World Economics Forum speaks at John Cabot University.

Get Hands-On Experience When You Study Economics in Italy

Those who study abroad in Italy at JCU have the opportunity to participate in competitive internship placements among Rome’s business elite. Students can pursue for-credit or extra-curricular internships part-time while they study, or full-time over the summer breaks.

These internships let students put economic theory into practice, hone their skills, and boost their CV credentials – positioning them for long-term employment. For example, JCU Marketing graduate Salvatore Britti interned at an IT company that connected him with his current job as a digital marketing professional. JCU study abroad student Aria DeBenny interned at a marketing company that prepared her for her current job in advertising.

Some students even pursue multiple internships while they study abroad, taking maximum advantage of the opportunities that await them in Italy’s vibrant capital city. And Rome’s cosmopolitan business scene means students have a diverse selection of professional mentors to learn from – many of whom visit classes for guest lectures, and happily take students underwing.

For these reasons and many more, it pays to pursue an economics degree from an international university in Rome. We welcome you to come see for yourself.

If you’d like to take advantage of these tips and study economics in Italy, visit JCU to learn more and get started.

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