Rules and regulation for the entry test for Master degree programs

A.Y. 2019/2020

 

The Master Degree courses of the Department of Management have a capped number of places; therefore, the admission requires students to sit an entrance test for the courses listed below:

  • Amministrazione e Controllo Aziendale (i.e. Business Administration and Control) (ACA);
  • Business Administration (BA - all classes are taught in English);
  • Direzione d’Impresa, Marketing e Strategia (i.e. Business Management, Marketing and Strategy) (DIMS);
  • Finanza Aziendale e Mercati Finanziari (i.e. Business Finance and Financial Markets) (FAMF);
  • Professioni Contabili (i.e. Accounting Professions) (PC).

 

The admission test for Italian students, European students or non-EU students legally residing in Italy will be held on 2nd September 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

 

You can find attached the results of the online entrance test for non-EU students residing abroad and for Marco Polo Project students, who sat the test on 4th June 2019. Further information about application procedure are available on this page at paragraph "International students holding a foreign bachelor’s degree" and in the “Regulations for Admission to the Master Degrees programs a.y. 2019-2020”. 

 

Important: The content of this page is a summary of the “Regulations for Admission to the Master Degrees programs a.y. 2019-2020”. Therefore, the full reading of the document is highly recommended.

 

Last updates of the Regulations on Friday 7th June 2019. Please check the new dates at point 10 "Publication of results and enrolment". 

 

Last updates of the Syllabus for the entrance test in English on Thursday 13th June 2019.

 

Last updates of the "Ranking list - Non - EU students not living in Italy" on Friday 5th July 2019.

 

Who can apply

The curricular requirements are considered as fulfilled for the students who graduated or are about to graduate in one of the following three-year degree courses: 

  • Ex. DM 270/2004: degree classes from L-01 to L-43, class L/DC (Defence and Security Sciences) and class LMG1 (single cycle Law Degree);
  • Ex. DM 509/1999: first level degree classes from 1 to 42, class DS1 (Defence and Security Sciences).

 

For candidates holding an international educational qualification, the fulfilment of the academic requirement is evaluated by the Studies Committee (International Students Office).

 

Number of places available

The maximum number of students that can enrol in the first year, per master degree course, is specified in the following section:

 

1 - Amministrazione e Controllo Aziendale (max 150 students)

Italian students, European students or non- EU students legally residing in Italy: 137

Non-EU students not residing in Italy: 8

Marco Polo Project students: 5

 

2 - Business Administration (max 100 students)

Italian students, European students or non-EU students legally residing in Italy: 75

Non-EU students not residing in Italy: 20

Marco Polo Project students: 5

 

3 - Direzione d’Impresa Marketing e Strategia (max 250 students)

Italian students, European students or non-EU students legally residing in Italy: 237

Non - EU students not residing in Italy: 8

Marco Polo Project students: 5

 

4 - Finanza Aziendale e Mercati Finanziari (max 100 students)

Italian students, European students or non - EU students legally residing in Italy: 94

Non - EU students not residing in Italy: 1

Marco Polo Project students: 5

 

5 - Professioni Contabili (max 100 students)

Italian students, European students or non - EU students legally residing in Italy: 94

Non - EU students not residing in Italy: 1

Marco Polo Project students: 5

 

The admission to the Master Degree courses listed above therefore requires students to sit an entrance test. 

 

Important: candidates who in the test achieve a score lower than the threshold may not enrol, regardless of the availability of places in the ranking list. Details on the calculation of the scores are available in the paragraph n. 3 “Formation of the ranking list” of the “Regulations for Admission to the Master Degrees programs a.y. 2019-2020”.

Date and place of the test

The entrance test for Italian students, European students or Extra EU students legally residing in Italy will be held in Turin– Corso Unione Sovietica, 218/bis – School of Management and Economics on Monday 2nd September at 10:30 a.m. If needed, a supplementary location, different from the School of Management and Economics, will be eventually identified in Turin.

 

Absence of the candidate on the day, place and time established for the test will be considered as a waiver of the test, whatever the cause or impediment that has caused said absence.

 

The online entry test (in remote mode) reserved for non-EU students not residing in Italy and for Marco Polo Project students, for which they will receive a specific e-mail of instructions, will take place via remote PC connection on Wednesday, 4th June 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Italy’s local time, CET).

 

Candidates who fail to connect on the day and time of the test in remote mode will be automatically rejected, whatever the cause or impediment that has caused said absence.

International students holding a foreign bachelor’s degree

All international students holding a non-Italian academic degree, regardless of their citizenship, shall sit the entrance test, also in the case of partial recognition of their foreign academic qualification.

 

Non-EU students not residing in Italy

An overall 38 places (8 for the degree course in Amministrazione e Controllo Aziendale, 20 for the degree course in Business Administration, 8 for the degree course in Direzione d’Impresa, Marketing e Strategia, 1 for the degree course in Finanza Aziendale e Mercati Finanziari and 1 for the Degree course in Professioni Contabili) are reserved for non -EU students not residing in Italy.

These students shall:

  • have filled in the on-line application form for international students and received a positive response;
  • sit the online entrance test on 4th June 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Italy’s local time, CET), for which they will receive a specific e-mail of instructions. On the established day and time, the candidates are required to connect to the virtual classroom for the admission test through a device equipped with a webcam for the identification of the student.

For the purposes of subsequent enrolment, candidates who will be adequately positioned in the ranking list must submit their application for the call for admissions which will open from 2nd July to 7th August 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (in any case, please refer to the times indicated in the notice).

 

For further information on deadlines and procedures, please contact:

Sezione Mobilità e Didattica Internazionale – Sportello Studenti Internazionali Vicolo Benevello, 3/a - 10124 Torino

E-mail: internationalstudents@unito.it

 

Marco Polo Project students

An overall 25 places (5 for the degree course in Amministrazione e Controllo Aziendale, 5 for the degree course in Business Administration, 5 for the degree course in Direzione d’Impresa, Marketing e Strategia, 5 for the degree course in Finanza Aziendale e Mercati Finanziari and 5 for the degree course in Professioni Contabili) are reserved for Marco Polo Project students.

 

These students shall:

  • have filled in the on-line application form for international students;
  • sit the online entrance test on 4th June 2019 at 2:00 a.m. (Italy’s local time, CET), for which they will receive a specific e-mail of instructions. On the established day and time, the candidates are required to connect to the virtual classroom for the admission test through a device equipped with a webcam for the identification of the student.

For the purposes of subsequent enrolment, candidates who will be adequately positioned in the ranking list must submit their application for the call for application which will open from 2nd July to 7th August 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  (in any case, please refer to the times indicated in the notice).

 

Important: to confirm their enrolment, the Marco Polo Project award winning students, shall demonstrate that they have obtained certification of their Italian language skills equivalent at least to level B1 of the Council of Europe if they have expressed their interest in one or more Master’s degree programs taught in Italian.

 

For further information on deadlines and procedures, please contact:

Sezione Mobilità e Didattica Internazionale – Sportello Studenti Internazionali Vicolo Benevello, 3/a - 10124 Torino

E-mail: internationalstudents@unito.it

 

The places not allocated to extra-EU students not living in Italy and by the Marco Polo Project students can be assigned to Italian and EU students appropriately placed in the ranking list.

 

EU or non-EU students residing in Italy holding a non-Italian bachelor’s degree

These students shall:

  • have filled in the on-line application form for international students;
  • register at the University portal and for the admission test from 2nd July to 7th August 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (in any case, please consult the times indicated in the notice);
  • Sit the entrance test scheduled for 2nd September 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

 

No place will be reserved to Italians, EU or non-EU students living in Italy, and they will therefore be included in the general ranking list as previously illustrated. 

 

Entrance Test Registration

Italian students, EU and non-EU students, legally residing in Italy can register for the entrance test from 2nd July to 7th August 2019 by 1:00 p.m.

 

When registering for the entrance test, candidates must indicate the degree course/s for which they wish to apply. In order to ensure that all the available places for each of the degree courses are allocated, candidates are allowed to express a maximum of two options, in order of preference. In any case, the choice cannot be changed; the order of preferences expressed will be binding and, once the test registration application has been completed and confirmed, it can no longer be changed.

 

If the candidate selects the degree course in Business Administration from among the options, in any order of preference, he/she shall sit the entrance test in English. Students who have not taken the entrance test in English may not enrol for the degree course in Business Administration. 

Information regarding the entry test registration procedure will be published as soon as it is available on UniTO website at the page "Corsi di laurea magistrale ad accesso programmato” (Master's Degree Courses with restricted number of places).

Language of the entrance test

The entrance test for the Degree courses held in Italian is in Italian, with the exception of some thematic questions in English.

The version of the entrance test for the Master’s degree course in Business Administration is entirely in English; the questions will be based on the same syllabus.

 

The candidate shall sit the English entrance test if the preferences expressed include the degree course in Business Administration. Students who have not taken the entrance test in English cannot enrol in the Master’s degree course in Business Administration.

 

Sitting and passing the entrance test in English is considered proof of a language level equal to or higher than B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

 

Example

If a candidate has expressed the following order of preferences:

  • 1st preference: degree course in Amministrazione e Controllo Aziendale;
  • 2nd preference: degree course in Business Administration;

since he/she has listed the Business Administration degree course among his/her preferences he/she will have to sit the exam in English.

 
Syllabus and exam modalities

The test consists of 50 closed-ended questions, of which only one out of four answers is correct
In the test in Italian, a subset of 5 questions will be formulated in English.
In the test in English, all 50 questions will be in English. 
The exam will last 60 minutes.

The score will be determined as follows:

  • +1,6 correct answer;
  • 0 no answer given or cancelled for irregularity;
  • - 0,8 incorrect answer.

The questions of the test will focus on topics considered to be part of the minimum knowledge required to undertake the Master's degree courses.
The syllabuses, both in Italian and in English, present the fundamental subjects of the following six disciplines:

  • Business economics;
  • Accounting;
  • Economics and business management;
  • Marketing;
  • Corporate finance;
  • Economics of financial intermediaries.

They are available as attachments to the "Regulations for Admission to the Master Degree Programs a.y. 2019/2020" and below.

 

 

Creation of the ranking list

Three separate ranking lists will be created for three different administrative categories:

1. Italian, EU and non - EU students legally residing in Italy;

2. non - EU students not residing in Italy;

3. Marco Polo Project Chinese students.

 

On the day of the publication of the rankings, the candidate's position on the list of the degree courses for which he/she has expressed preference will be indicated on MyUniTO personal page.

The indications regarding those admitted to each degree course will be compiled on the basis of the ranking and the preferences expressed.

When the rankings are published, it will therefore appear on the candidate’s MyUniTO personal page:

  • "Ammesso [Admitted]". The candidate can register by confirming the online pre-enrolment no later than the deadline indicated in the Call for admissions and specified on MyUniTO personal page;
  • "Non ammesso [Not admitted]". The candidate must wait for the repechage. The status will not change if the places provided are all filled. You must frequently check any change of status on your MyUniTO personal page not to miss the opportunity to be admitted through repechage;
  • "Annullato [Canceled]". The candidate is admitted to his/her first choice preference and therefore the second choice has been cancelled;
  • "Respinto [Rejected]". The candidate is excluded from the competition as he/she has achieved a score below the minimum threshold set by the call.

For example:

A candidate who has expressed in order of preference:

  • 1st preference: Master's degree in Professioni contabili;
  • 2nd preference: Master's degree course in Direzione d’Impresa Marketing e Strategia;

and who is admitted to the degree course in Professioni contabili (1st preference), must necessarily enrol in this degree course and the 2nd preference will be automatically cancelled.

 

Further examples, which illustrate the possible cases, are reported in the "Regulations for Admission to the Master Degree Programs a.y. 2019/2020".

 

For the purposes of the formation of each ranking, the overall evaluation, expressed in hundredths, will be based on the score obtained in the entrance test between 0 and 100.

The procedures for the scores normalization are expressly indicated at paragraph 3 "Creation of the ranking list" of the "Regulations for Admission to the Master Degree Programs a.y. 2019/2020".

Students who have not yet obtained their three-year degree qualification can take the test, but should graduate, with no exception, by 11th October 2019.

 

The requirement of adequate personal preparation is obtained with a test score equal to or higher than 15/100. In particular, candidates whose score is less than 15/100 will not be able to register, regardless of the availability of places on the rankings.

 

 

Transfers and switchovers from other degree courses

It is possible to switch or transfer to a Master’s degree course of the School of Management and Economics with limited number of places:

  • from another Master degree’s course at the School of Management and Economics (internal switchover);
  • from another master degree course at the University of Turin, but not at the School of Management and Economics (switchover);
  • from another university (transfer).

For the internal switchover of a student enrolled in a study course at the School of Management and Economics in Turin, two cases must be distinguished:

 

  • Switchover from a Master Degree Course LM-77 (Amministrazione e Controllo Aziendale, Business Administration, Direzione d’Impresa Marketing e Strategia, Finanza Aziendale e Mercati Finanziari e Professioni Contabili) to another Master Degree Course LM-77: the student does not have to register for and sit the test. He/she shall submit a Degree change application directly to the students’ offices starting from the date that will be indicated on the basis of the deadlines established by the University. The student will be admitted to the 2nd year of the 18/19 cohort within the limits of the available places.
  • Switchover from a master degree course LM-56 (Economia e Management, Economics) or LM-83 (Quantitative Finance and Insurance) to a master degree course LM-77: the student will be required to submit an application, sit the test and obtain an appropriate position in the ranking list. The student can be included in the 2nd year of the 18/19 cohort of the master degree course only if he/she has obtained at least 30 university credits in the mandatory subjects of the first year of the master degree course for which he/she wishes to enrol and within the limits of the available places.

 

For a transfer or switchover to a master degree course with a limited number of places at the School of Management and Economics for the 2019/2020 academic year it is necessary:

  • to submit an application, sit the test and be adequately positioned in the in the ranking list;
  • enrol in the first year of the chosen master degree course.

 

After enrolment in the first year of the master degree course, the student can request:

  • recognition of any university credits obtained during the previous master degree course;
  • admission to the second year of the chosen master degree course. This request will be met only if the student has obtained at least 30 university credits in the mandatory subjects of the first year of the master degree course to which he/she wishes to enrol and within the limit of the available places.

 

Evaluation of the student’s previous university career is carried out by the degree course Studies Committee.

 

Candidates with disabilities or specific learning difficulties (SLD)

To ensure that the test is correctly carried out on equal conditions, candidates with disabilities pursuant to the Law 104/92 and subsequent amendments and additions or a disability certificate with a percentage equal to or higher than 50% must indicate, when registering on-line for the entrance test, the need for any special support during the entrance test and/or additional time required (additional 50% time).

 

Please note: When registering on-line, these candidates must attach, in pdf format, the medical documentation certifying the invalidity/disability (without omissis).

 

The certifications of EES (Special Educational Requirements) or BES (Special Educational Needs) are not accepted, as they are not recognized by the current legislation concerning the university course.

The Selection Committee of the call for admissions, which has the right to decide on the acceptance of each request, can refer to the Technical Board of experts to evaluate the validity of the certifications presented and the adequacy of the request for supports and/or additional time.

 

Also candidates with specific learning difficulties (SLD, DSA in Italian) pursuant to Law 170/2010, when registering on-line, must indicate their needs, which may include: 

  • additional time (30% more) for the test;
  • non-scientific calculator;
  • the use of a PC with word processing and spellchecking of the text (only if the contents and modes of the test require the student to write a free composition);
  • a Reader who reads the test questions to the candidate;
  • video enlarger (it may be alternatively granted a Reader).

 

Please note: When registering on-line, these candidates must attach, in pdf format, the DSA certification.

 

As indicated by the MIUR [Ministry of Education, University and Research] in the Guidelines attached to the Ministerial Decree 5669/2011, the DSA certification pursuant the Law 170/2010 (ICD-10 codeF81 and/or illness denomination) must be issued by the Italian National Health Service or by accredited specialists or facilities, if provided for by Regional Authorities. It will be the candidate's responsibility to produce suitable written documentation proving the accreditation of the aforementioned specialists or accredited structures, if not explicitly indicated in the certification.

 

Diagnoses made by private specialists can be accepted just if validated by the Italian National Health Service. Only diagnoses issued no more than 3 years previously, at the time of pre-registration, are considered valid.

Certifications issued after the age of 18 are valid independently of the date of issue.

 

The Selection Commission of the call for admissions, which has the right to decide on the acceptance of each request, can refer to the Technical Board of experts to evaluate the validity of the certifications presented and the adequacy of the request for supports and/or additional time.
 
Candidates with disabilities or specific learning difficulties residing in countries other than Italy must present the certification attesting to the state of disability or SLD issued in the country of residence. If the certification is written in a foreign language, a sworn translation in Italian or English is required.

 

For further information on deadlines and procedures, a meeting can be arranged with the staff of the “Ufficio Studenti con Disabilità e DSA” office (Disabled and SLD students services) to plan entry to university (in June-July), check the certification and obtain the necessary information on the procedures and timing for pre-enrollment and on the tools and supports available.

Appointments can be arranged by email by contacting ufficio.disabili@unito.it

 

 

 

Operating directions for the test

The online admission test is scheduled on 4th June 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Italy's local time, CET).

 

Notice that the admission test:

  • is compulsory, without taking the test, you could not enroll in the course;
  • is unique, if you do not attend the test on 4th June 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Italy's local time, CET), you will not have another chance;
  • is in English, as all course of the Degree in Business Administration will be held in English;
  • consists of 50 questions on specific subjects with multiple choice answers, and lasts 60 minutes.

 

The results will be available by 10th June 2019.

 

For those who successfully pass the admission test, based on the position in the ranking list, from 2 July 2019 to 7 August 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (Italy's local time, CET) you will have to register to the so-called "Concorso di ammissione" on the MyUniTO personal page.

 

 

Students who are required to take the entry test for the post graduate courses on 2nd September 2019 will sit the test at the School of Management and Economics and must have with them:

  • a valid identity document with photo (possibly the same document that was used when registering for the test);
  • the document mentioning the pre-matriculation number;
  • the payment receipt for the MAV of the admission test.

 

The test will start strictly at 10:30 a.m., the absence of the candidate on the day, place, and time of the test will be considered as waiver, whatever the cause or impediment that caused the aforementioned absence.

During the test, candidates are not allowed to carry with them any bags or backpacks, books or notes, paper, pens, pencils, calculators, computers, mobile phones, PDAs, any type of electronic device and anything else that will be communicated before the start of the test. Candidates found to be in possession of the material listed above will be excluded from the test.

 

Publication of results and enrolment

The results for Italian, EU and non-EU students legally residing in Italy will be published by 24th September 2019, enrollment can be made from 14th October  to 16th October 2019.

The results for non-EU students not residing in Italy and for the Marco Polo Project Chinese students will be published by 10th June 2019, registrations can be made from 14th October to  16th October 2019.

If, after the deadline for enrollment, the places available for the individual categories are not fully allocated, repechages will be carried out for the reassignment of vacant places. For further information about the dates of repechages, please consult point 11 "Repechage, reassignment of places and enrolment" of the “Regulations for Admission to the Master Degree Programs a.y. 2019/2020”.