The Foundation Year, by Lum Business School & Consulting LBSC in collaboration with LUM University’s School of Management, is a study program taught in English and mainly designed for candidates not having minimum requirements of education according to the present law for enrollment in Italian universities.

Attendance is compulsory for all the duration of Foundation Year.

In order to obtain the final degree, students must be provided with all credits of the educational path attended.

The candidates successfully finishing the whole FY will be enabled to enroll in a Bachelor’s Degree or make this year valid as a preparatory year for attending a University Master at LUM University.

Foundation Year has a duration of 280 hours.

2019 Academic Year shall start in February, 2019 and finish in June, 2019.

Admission requirements

Candidates for FY must have the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma taken abroad after 10 or 11 years of school attendance;
  • USA High School diploma without APs (Advanced Placement courses) needed for enrollment according to present laws; in particular, Italian citizens with USA High School Diploma (HSD) will be admitted to FY.
  • Knowledge of the English language, B2 level (with accredited international certifications or attendance of a high school with teachings in English).

Direction and coordination

Antonello Garzoni

Scientific director

Course structure

The amount of hours is divided as follows:

Business Administration


Economics and Geopolitics

Marketing and Social Media


English and English for Academic Purposes


Italian and Italian Culture



Business Administration 12 CFU
Economics and Geopolitics 12 CFU
Marketing and Social Media   6 CFU
English and English for Academic Purposes 7 CFU

Price and incentives

Price: € 5500

– There is a 10% reduction for LUM University’s graduates

– The University Master can be funded with Regione Puglia’s scholarship program “Pass Laureati”

– A call for “Torno subito” scholarships is available for students residing in Lazio

– For enrollments up to July 1st, 2019 there is a 15% reduction of the price

– There is an arrangement between Lum School of Management and Deutsche Bank to finance the registration fee for the University Master.

– April 29th, 2016 n.288 Ministerial decree, “Spesa massima corsi di istruzione per le Università non statali di cui all’art. 15, comma 1, lettera e) del D.P.R. 22 dicembre 1986, n. 917”, Italian Ministry of University has announced the amounts that are tax deductible and that must be declared on 730 form or Modello UNICO form. The maximum amount for students enrolled in first and second level University Masters is 1.800 €.

Our educational offer is complete, and it grows year after year with contents that are consistent with the needs of companies and of the job market.

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