University of Florence (master)

Master double degree program between SGH Warsaw School of Economics and University of Florence – UNIFI (Florence, Italy)

This double degree program is available to full-time master students of SGH and UNIFI within:

  • Finanse i Rachunkowość (Finance and Accounting) [in Polish; please note: Finance and Accounting ACCA degree is not a major included in the program] at SGH
  • Finance and Risk Management at UNIFI.
University of Florence

The University of Florence (Italian: Università degli Studi di Firenze, UniFI) is an Italian public research university located in Florence, Italy. It is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students.

Program structure
  • The intended period of study for the double degree program shall be two years (4 semesters).
  • Double degree students will spend their first year at home institution, the second year at host institution.
  • Mobility students will acquire at the partner University at least 60 ECTS. Full information should be provided to the host institution on the courses that participants have taken at their home institution and vice versa.
  • Double degree students shall have access to courses and enjoy the same rights and privileges and be subject to the same rules and regulations as the regular graduate students in the corresponding Master study track of the host institution.
  • Students shall be registered at the host institution only for the parts of the study program that will be carried out under the responsibility of the host institution.
  • Students admitted for the double degree program shall complete study plan of the programme presented in the Annexes 1 and 2.
  • Any deviations from the study structure as stated in the agreement shall be approved jointly by the partner institutions by mutual written agreement on an individual case-by-case basis.
Study plan
  • The double degree shall only be awarded after the student has completed the program by fulfilling the following requirements:
    • the award of at least 60 ECTS credit points during the 1st year of studies at UNIFI or SGH equivalent to the regulations constituted in this agreement,
    • the award of at least 60 ECTS (40 ECTS +20 ECTS Master Thesis in the case of UNIFI students) during the 2nd year at SGH for the Major “Finance and Accounting”, equivalent to the regulations constituted in this agreement,
    • the award of at least 60 ECTS (42 ECTS +18 ECTS Master Thesis in the case of SGH students) during the 2nd year at UNIFI for the Major “Finance and Risk Management”, equivalent to the regulations constituted in this agreement.
  • The double degree shall award both the academic degree of the home institution and the corresponding academic degree of the host institution. Upon completion of the double degree, the student shall receive two diploma certificates, two grade transcripts and two diploma supplements. Each institution shall issue only the certificate and corresponding transcripts of grades for the part of the double degree it is accountable for. The diploma supplement shall provide detailed information on the nature, regulations and credit transfer mechanisms of the double degree program.
  • The conversion of grades between both institutions is presented in Annex 3.
Master thesis
  • In addition to the mandatory coursework at both institutions, as set forth in the agreement, the double degree student is required to write a Master thesis.
  • The Master thesis is worth 18 ECTS at UNIFI and 20 ECTS at SGH. SGH students write Master thesis at UNIFI; UNIFI students write Master thesis at SGH.
  • The partner institutions assure the legal and organizational preconditions required for enabling the double degree students to start with the Master thesis in their second study year.
  • The Master thesis shall be supervised by the faculty member from the university at which the student writes the thesis and reviewed by a faculty member from the partner university.
  • The language of the Master thesis is English. Part of the completion of the Master thesis at SGH and UNIFI is a defence of the thesis. The defence will be conducted in English.
  • The management process of the preparation of the Master thesis should meet all the legal and academic constraints of the institution at which the student writes and defends the Master thesis.
Admission criteria
  • The double degree candidates must satisfy all admission requirements of the double degree, including language proficiency requirements and good knowledge on Bachelor level of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics and Statistics.
  • All double degree candidates must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency Level B2 according to the requirements of the Common European Framework (CEF).
  • ​According to the Rules and Regulations of selection for international programs and exchanges at SGH, all students accepted for double diploma programs are not allowed to apply for any other exchange or program that involves mobility abroad in the given academic year. It especially refers to Erasmus, PIM and bilateral exchanges and international programs like CEMS MIM.
Selection and Application


Documents required from the SGH candidates to double degree program include (all documents should be prepared in English):

  • Motivation letter addressed to Selection Commission to double degree program between University of Florence and SGH Warsaw School of Economics (in English, max. 1 page)
  • Copy of the BA diploma
  • Official course transcript or diploma supplement with grades received (in English)
  • Document certifying fluency in English
  • First draft of the study program (preferred field of study/study path, list of academic interests, etc.) 

Application documents should be delivered to Agnieszka Kühnl-Kinel, PhD, by e-mail or sent by post to:

Agnieszka Kühnl-Kinel, PhD
Centrum Współpracy Międzynarodowej
Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
Al. Niepodległości 162
02-554 Warszawa


Contacts at SGH Warsaw School of Economics:

Contacts at UNIFI: