BACHELOR’S DEGREE Digital Economics & Finance

Overview

The digitization of the economy is one of the defining challenges of our era.
Digital technologies have transformed businesses and society at large, and they will continue to do so in the future, significantly impacting all aspects of the financial sector as well.

Therefore, the job market demands new professional roles with a foundation in economics and finance, but also the ability to comprehend and master all aspects of new technologies and digital transformation applicable to the sector.

WHO DELIVERS THE COURSE

H-FARM College

TITLE

Bachelor’s of Science – University of Chichester

LANGUAGE

English

AVAILABLE SEATS

80 seats

START AND DURATION

September 2024 (lessons from mid-September to mid-June)

LOCATION

H-FARM Campus – Roncade (TV)

TUITION FEE

€10.980 for the 2024/2025 academic year.

LESSONS FORMAT

Full-time, in person

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Why a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Economics & Finance

This degree is designed to combine knowledge of digital economics and finance with their practical applications, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and many others.

The teaching methodology of this course focuses on group work, presentations, and business cases that will help you apply the acquired knowledge to real-life situations. You will have a deep theoretical understanding of how financial institutions operate in international markets, and you will be able to participate in practical labs to test how technology can impact this multi-billion-dollar industry.

Admissions

You will find information about the requirements, the selection process, and the associated timelines in the Admission Notice.

To apply for the Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Economics & Finance, you need to:

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • To possess a high school diploma obtained in Italy or from an Italian institution abroad;
  • Or to currently be enrolled in the final year of an Italian high school or at an Italian institution abroad;
  • Or to have completed or to be currently enrolled in the final year of a course of study leading to the attainment of a foreign academic qualification recognized as eligible for admission.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have a language certification at an appropriate level (refer to the admission notice to see recognized certifications).

In some specific cases, it is possible to access the course even without a certified English level. Accepted exemptions are listed in the application notice.

Each certification has particular characteristics, if you have doubts about which certification is most suitable for you, consult our Certification Guide.

Admission Process

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STEP 1 – Online application

You can apply for the course using the form on this page. Within the form, you will need to provide various details, including:

  • Your personal information.
  • Information about the school you are currently attending and the grades from your fourth year of high school.
  • A motivational video in English – watch the video tutorial on how to create a motivational video.
  • The English language certificate (if already in your possession).
STEP 2 – Interview

After the online application, you will be contacted by the Admissions Team to schedule the time for your motivational interview, which will be conducted in English. The interviews will take place on the dates specified in the admission notice.

During the interview phase, in addition to motivation and academic/extracurricular experiences, your English proficiency will also be assessed.

Candidates who are deemed eligible for admission but have insufficient English proficiency during the interview may be required to provide a certification (at a B2 level). In the absence of certification within the specified timeframe, it will not be possible to proceed with enrollment.

STEP 3 – Results

After the interview, you will receive the outcome of your application via email.

STEP 4 – Pre-enrollment or enrollment

Admitted candidates will have the opportunity to accept their placement and proceed with pre-enrollment or enrollment, as specified below:

ROUNDS 1, 2, and 3
Admitted candidates can pre-enroll in the course by:

  • Completing the pre-enrollment form received via email.
  • or by making the first installment payment for the academic year 2024/2025.

IN THE OTHER ROUNDS
Admitted candidates can enroll in the course by:

  • Completing the enrollment form received via email.
  • or by making the first installment payment for the academic year 2024/2025.
Application Timeline

For the academic year 2024/25, there will be 5 application rounds with the timelines outlined in the table below. H-FARM College will allocate a minimum of 15 seats for the course during Round 5. The Rolling option will be activated only if additional seats are available.

  • Online Application
  • Interview
  • Results
  • Pre-Enrollment
  • Enrollment
  • 1st ROUND
  • 06/11 – 14/01
  • 16/01
  • 18/01
  • by 01/02
  • 01 – 31/07
  • 2nd ROUND
  • 15/01 – 14/03
  • 18/03
  • 20/03
  • by 03/04
  • 01 – 31/07
  • 3rd ROUND
  • 15/03 – 14/05
  • 16/05
  • 20/05
  • by 03/06
  • 01 – 31/07
  • 4th ROUND
  • 15/05 – 30/06
  • 02/07
  • 04/07
  • by il 18/07
  • 01 – 31/07
  • 5th ROUND
  • 01/07 – 31/08
  • 02/08
  • 06/08
  • by 20/08
  • by 20/09
  • ROLLING
  • 01/08 – 11/10
  • Rolling
  • The day after the interview
  • Within 3 days from the results (by 16/10 2024)
Deadline for the submission of missing documents.

To initiate the online application process, it is not necessary to have the diploma or the English certificate. However, the missing documents must be submitted without fail within the deadlines specified in the admission notice:

English Certificate: December 31st, 2024

Academic Title: October 16th, 2024

Early Admissions (Fourth Year of high school)

Students who are currently in the fourth year of high school can already apply for the Digital Economics & Finance course for the academic year 2025/26. To do so, they will need to fill out the form below and follow the detailed process outlined in the respective admission notice.

Credit recognition and access to subsequent years after the first year:

Candidates intending to enroll in the program with the recognition of previously earned credits must:

  • Successfully complete the program’s admission procedure, as outlined in the respective admission notices.
  • Request credit recognition through the procedure detailed in this document.

For more information, please contact admission.edu@h-farm.com.

Request procedure

Credit recognition

To request access with recognition of credits, the candidate must have completed phase 1 of the admission procedure (online application) as detailed in the admission notice.

Documentation

The candidate must then send an email to admission.edu@h-farm.com with the following documentation:

  • Official transcript or self-certification of the exams taken with their evaluations, including any upcoming exams.
  • Abstract/syllabus of the courses for which recognition is requested.
  • General program abstract and its educational objectives.

All documents must be provided in English or Italian, or in the original language with certified translation into English.

Access to subsequent years after the first one

The enrollment year will be determined based on the number of recognized credits:

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1st Year:

Less than 60 ECTS

02
2nd Year:

from 60 ECTS to 120 ECTS

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3rd Year:

More than 120 ECTS

Tuition & Financing
Fees and payment methods

The tuition fee for the Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Economics & Finance for the academic year 2024/25 is €10,980 per year. It is possible to pay the fee in three installments.

A student who pays the tuition fees after the indicated deadline in the contract will incur progressively in a penalty of €100 from the first day to the tenth day after the deadline; a penalty of €200 from the eleventh to the twentieth day after the deadline; a penalty of €200 and a block on the University career from the twenty-first day after the deadline onwards.

1st INSTALLMENT

€4,180 (€780 + €3,400 if you decide to pre-enroll) to be paid during the enrollment process.

2nd INSTALLMENT

€3,400 by January 15, 2025.

3nd INSTALLMENT

€3,400 by May 15, 2025.

Financing

Discover financing and benefits for H-FARM College academic programs.

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Academics
The program:

This three-year undergraduate program focuses on how the digital economy impacts markets and society as a whole, with a particular emphasis on the changes affecting the financial sector and new digital technologies.

You will gain practical and relevant knowledge in digital economics and finance, learn how to address the rapid changes in technology, and acquire an in-depth understanding of financial institutions.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Economics & Finance curriculum

YEAR 1:
BUILD YOUR FOUNDATIONS

CURRICULAR COURSES

Mathematics for Business – 10 ECTS
Principles of Finance and Accounting – 10 ECTS
Statistics – 10 ECTS
Principles of Economics – 10 ECTS
Principles of Management – 10 ECTS
Principles of Marketing – 10 ECTS

ENHANCING COURSES

Mandatory: Research Methods 1; Excel: Zero to Hero
Four courses of your choice among: Presentation Skills, Techniques & Tools; From Ideation to Presentation: Mastering the Art of Business Creation; Business English; Public Speaking and Debating Skills; Think Visually, Communicate Strategically; Introduction to AI

YEAR 2:
DEVELOP YOUR VERTICAL SKILLS

CURRICULAR COURSES

Digital Transformation of Business – 10 ECTS
Introductory Cybersecurity – 10 ECTS
Big Data & AI in Business – 10 ECTS
Financial Economics & Decision Making – 10 ECTS
Financial Institutions & Markets – 10 ECTS
Digital Finance for Inclusion and Sustainability – 10 ECTS

ENHANCING COURSES:

Mandatory: Ethics of AI; Data SQL: Zero to Hero
Four courses of your choice among: Foresight and future scenario analysis; Growth Mindset; Machine Learning: Zero to Hero; Generative AI; Omnichannel: dealing with complex strategies; Strategic Finance: Planning and Raising Funds for Success

YEAR 3:
GET READY FOR ANY POSSIBLE FUTURE

CURRICULAR COURSES

Corporate & International Finance – 10 ECTS
International Economics – 10 ECTS
Applied Artificial Intelligence – 10 ECTS
Experiential Term (Internship, Pre Accelerator Camp, Dissertation) – 30 ECTS

ENHANCING COURSES

Mandatory: Leadership and Influencing
Two courses of your choice among: The Exponential Future – Next 10’000 days; Creation at lightspeed: Mastering the Art of Building PoCs and MVPs; Innovation in the Digital Age: Mastering the Art of Business Models

LEARNING
OBJECTIVES

This three-year degree will enable you to acquire a range of highly marketable skills or continue your academic journey in the field of digital economics and finance.

DIRECT ACCESS TO THE JOB MARKET

Graduates will be able to access positions such as:
Junior Financial Analyst
FinTech Startupper
Business Consultant
Risk Manager

Enhancing Courses

The Enhancing Courses are a series of extracurricular courses that complement the knowledge provided by their academic path with practical, widely applicable skills.

Students will learn to understand their skill profile, cultivate a personal learning agenda, and develop a set of knowledge and abilities useful for understanding the needs of businesses.

Startup Mindset

We believe that the same skills and abilities essential for launching a startup, such as leadership, problem-solving, resilience, strategy, risk-taking, and continuous learning, are valuable in any career path.

Through a blend of theoretical and hands-on learning, students gain insights, methodology, and tools that can help them succeed as entrepreneurs and in any other profession.

Our study programs are ideal for those looking to develop a versatile and comprehensive skill set.

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H-FARM students host the radio
Students brainstorm ideas at H-FARM
Faculty

Our faculty consists of internationally experienced instructors, some with academic backgrounds, others as managers, entrepreneurs, or consultants. Our partners are leading entities in their respective fields, and our alumni are innovators in the organizations they work for.

To provide our students with the best opportunities to connect with this community, we have created a unique, 360-degree learning experience. Here, learning takes place through continuous engagement and the exchange of knowledge and experiences with guest speakers and prominent figures, group projects, case studies, challenges, hackathons, events, networking moments, and inspirational talks.

Career
Outcomes:
Experiential Term

Experiential Term finale. For the development of students’ knowledge and skills.

During the second semester of the third year, all students will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills they have acquired during their studies by choosing from one of the following options:

Internship project

An internship in a company or organization, either in Italy or abroad, accompanied by an intensive week of lessons on research and analysis methods in the business field.

Pre-Acceleratore

An opportunity to work closely with H-FARM consultants and develop your own startup project.

Dissertation

Individual study and research work accompanied by an intensive week of lessons on research and analysis methods in the business field.

Job on Campus
Seize various opportunities for learning on the job to enhance your employability and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.

There are numerous JOB ON CAMPUS positions available, providing opportunities to gain experience, develop valuable skills, and earn income during your university years.

For instance, students can apply for LUMINA, an agency organized as a real consulting company, where professionals and H-FARM College instructors act as mentors. Another opportunity is to join the FARMEDIA team, a media agency that conducts activities typical of the digital communication world.

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