Application procedure

The course has a limited number of students

N° of places Category
60*EU and EU-equated citizens
30*non-EU citizens residing abroad applying for a student VISA

5 of which reserved for applicants of the exchange Marco Polo project;

10 of which reserved for selected students for the Double Degree with RANEPA (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration)

* The final quota of available places will be determined subtracting the number of admitted candidates of the selection (under Rector Decree n. 45 of 14/01/2020) from the maximum number of places and published at https://matricolandosi.unipi.it/management-for-business-andeconomics/ on:

  • 13 June for non-EU citizens residing abroad applying for a student VISA –> The final quota of available places for non-EU citizens residing abroad applying for a student VISA is 6 (six) places.
  • 4 September for EU and EU-equated citizens

Due to the health emergency we have definied two different application procedures

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – 1ST WAY
(If you have taken one of TOLC-E/ENGLISH TOLC-E/SAT/GMAT/ACT)

DEADLINES EU - II SESSION
  • Application procedure --> 28 August 2020
  • Ranking list publication --> 1 September 2020
  • Place acceptance --> 3 September 2020
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A secondary school qualification or a qualification awarded abroad, which is recognized as eligible in compliance with the existing Italian legislation. Qualification can be awarded by 31 December 2020.
  • And in addition, one of the following:
  1. ENGLISH TOLC-E only if taken the year preceding the date of application submission--> Further information on the ENGLISH TOLC-E test, including where and when you can take the test, can be found here
  2. TOLC-E  only if taken the year preceding the date of application submission--> Further information on the TOLC-E test, including where and when you can take the test, can be found here ;
  3. SAT or GMAT or ACT test only if taken the year preceding the date of application submission.
Please note that ENGLISH TOLC-E and TOLC-E are available only in Italy. Please note that we don’t accept the TOLC@CASA
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants are required to submit application only sending an e-mail to mbe@ec.unipi.it, specifying in the subject of the email “CALL FOR APPLICATION TO MBE A.Y. 2020/21”. Applicants have attached to the email the following documentation:
  • the SAT/GMAT/ACT certification by 00.00 AM of the session deadline day, on pain of being excluded by the ranking.
  •  the eventual English Language certification (B2, C1, C2 or further level) by 00.00 AM of the session deadline. If not uploaded, the certification will not be assessed.
  •  a valid identity card.
RANKING
For the assessment of candidates, the Admission Committee can assign up to 41 points as follows:
  1. up to 36 points depending on the score obtained in the TOLC-E in English Language or in the logic, text comprehension and mathematics sections of the TOLC-E in Italian Language or in the SAT/GMAT/ ACT test corresponding to the tables in annex 1;
  2. up to 5 points for the certificate of English language knowledge, only if awarded during the year preceding the date of application submission and among the followings:
  •  Cambridge assessment English B2 (FCE), minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English C1 (CAE), minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English C2 (CPE), minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English BEC Higher, minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English BEC Vantage, minimum score 174
  • IELTS Academic, minimum score 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT, minimum score 89
The youngest candidate shall prevail in the event of equal rankings.
PLACE ACCEPTANCE
Successful candidates shall notify their intention to accept the place offered. No place acceptance will be admitted after the above scheduled deadlines. Place acceptance procedure will be published together with the ranking list.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – 2ND WAY
(If you cannot take one of the previous tests (ENGLISH TOLC-E / TOLC-E/ SAT / GMAT /ACT)

DEADLINES EXTRA EU
  • Application deadline --> 26 June 2020 h.12.00
  • Talks list publication --> 3 July 2020
  • Talks --> from 6 to 10 July 2020
  • Ranking list publication --> 14 July 2020
  • Place acceptance --> 17 July 2020
DEADLINES EU
  • Application procedure -->1 September 2020
  • Talks list publication --> 7 September 2020
  • Talks --> from 9 to 17 September 2020
  • Ranking list publication --> 18 September 2020
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
EU CITIZENS: A secondary school qualification or a qualification awarded abroad, which is recognized as eligible in compliance with the existing Italian legislation.
EXTRA EU CITIZENS: A secondary school qualification or a qualification awarded abroad, which is recognized as eligible in compliance with the existing Italian legislation. Qualification have to be awarded by the enrolment deadline.
APPLICATION
Applicants are required to:
  1. submit application exclusively online on Alice web portal at www.studenti.unipi.it by 12.00 AM of each application deadline.
  2. register personal data on the web portal at https://applymscenglish.unipi.it/valtitnew/web/app.php/en/studenti by 00.00 AM of each session deadline, select the Bachelor’s Degree in Management for Business and Economics; upload, if any, English Language certification (at least a B2 level certificate within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). If not uploaded, the certification will not be assessed.
If the application is not submitted as for point 1, the registration as for point 2 is not allowed.
PRESELECTION
NON EU: Before the interview, non-EU citizens residing abroad applying for a student VISA will be preassessed using the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) system (the student’s performance will be scored from 0 to 4 as an average calculated on the basis of all courses grades). Applicants shall enter their CGPA in the relevant section at https://applymscenglish.unipi.it/valtitnew/web/app.php/en/studenti. The youngest candidate shall prevail in the event of equal ranking. Admission to the interview is granted to the first 20 admitted candidates.
EU: Before the interview, EU and EU-equated citizens will be pre-assessed by their final mark in hundredths in the secondary school final examination, that shall be entered in the relevant section on the Alice portal at www.studenti.unipi.it. Any final mark obtained abroad will be converted in hundredths. The youngest candidate shall prevail in the event of equal ranking. Admission to the interview is granted to the first 80 successful candidates.
INTERVIEW
Admission to the Bachelor’s Degree depends on the ranking list, drawn up according to the score achieved in the interview held in English language. The Selection Committee can assign up to 60 points as follows: - up to 30 points for background knowledge (logic, reading comprehension, mathematics); - up to 30 points for English language proficiency (only for candidates who do not submit any certificate of English language proficiency). Candidates will not be tested on English proficiency if submitting one of the following certificates, awarded from 1 January 2018 to the date of application submission:
  • Cambridge assessment English B2 (FCE), minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English C1 (CAE), minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English C2 (CPE), minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English BEC Higher, minimum score 174
  • Cambridge assessment English BEC Vantage, minimum score 174
  • IELTS Academic, minimum score 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT, minimum score 89
The Selection Committee will assess the eligibility of different English proficiency certificates provided. The interview will be held remotely using Teams, Skype software or similar tools at the Selection Committee’s discretion:
  • for non-EU citizens residing abroad applying for a student VISA, the interview will be performed at Italian Embassies, Consulates or other locations identified by the Selection Committee in order to assure the fulfilment of the applicants’ identification procedures. If the interview is not held at Embassies or Consulates, the candidate should exhibit to the Committee the ID submitted in the online application before starting the interview.
  • for EU and EU-equated citizens, the candidate should exhibit to the Committee the ID submitted in the online application, before starting the interview.
The interview will last 15 minutes.
RANKING
According to the quota of available places, enrollment is granted to EU and EU-equated citizens, as well as to non-EU citizens residing abroad, within the reserved places quota, and according to the decreasing order of score obtained in the interview. The University will draw up two ranking lists: one for EU and EU-equated citizens, the other for non-EU citizens residing abroad. To be admitted in the ranking list, candidates have to score more than 18 in background knowledges and more than 18 in English language proficiency. The youngest candidate shall prevail in the event of equal ranking.

FURTHER ASSISTANCE:
The Welcome International Students! (WIS!) Enrolment office is at Lungarno Pacinotti, 44 -56126 Pisa – Tel. +39 050 221207
For enrolment enquiries please contact international@unipi.it or arrange an appointment to the International Office.
For didactic enquiries please contact mbe@ec.unipi.it