ACE –Triple Degree in Business

ACE – Triple Degree in Business is a program tailored to students who aspire to become future leaders in the key business areas of North America, Europe and East Asia. ACE helps students to develop a robust understanding of the key drivers of management in global business environments. It equips them with critical and analytical skills as well as diverse abilities, such as teamwork and effective communication that are deployable across multiple cultural and business contexts.


Up to 15 students enrolled in the first year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA) can take part in ACE – Triple Degree in Business. They will have the opportunity to deep dive into the social and business cultures of three different continents by experiencing the lifestyles of these historical capitals as well as the networking of these global cities.

The course provides students with a comprehensive and fully international perspective. Beside business courses, students will study topics as diverse as quantitative methods, Chinese language and humanities. Courses will be taught through interactive lectures, team-based projects, presentations, simulations, and using integrative case studies. Evaluations will be performed through real case simulations, quizzes, presentations, projects and presentations.

At the end of this education journey, students will hold three different degrees in three different countries and will be thoroughly prepared for a leading role in international companies and institutions or a top postgraduate degree.

Program Structure

  • • Year 1: Business Fundamentals at Luiss University (Rome)
  • • Year 2: Doing Business in Europe at Luiss University (Rome)
  • • Year 3: Doing Business in China at Renmin University (Beijing)
  • • Year 4: Doing Business in the U.S. at George Washington University (Washington DC)

You can find more details on the study plan here.


Please note that the following information refers only to students taking part in the edition of the program beginning in the a.y. 2023/2024 and graduating in 2026/2027.

Download the Call for Applications here for the intake 2023/2024.

Who can apply

To apply to ACE, students must be enrolled in the first year of the BBA at Luiss (selections will be completed after the first semester of the first year of BBA – find more details below!). Students with Chinese nationality are required to apply through Renmin University.

Available slots

Up to 15 students can take part in the program

How to apply

The application will involve two steps:

  • • Submission of final application via Web Self-Service from 11 December 2023 to 10 January 2024 at 10AM.
  • • Registration to Renmin University by 7 January 2024 at 5PM

Please note that the registration to Renmin requires students to upload their valid passport. Therefore if you don’t have one, make sure it is available by January 2024.


In order to take part in the selection process, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • • Having a GPA equal or above 26/30 and no single grade below 21/30 by 12 February 2024
  • • Having registered at least three exams for 20 ECTS credits by 12 February 2024
  • • Holding a valid English language certificate among the following:
    • ◦ TOEFL: a minimum score of 90
    • ◦ IELTS (Academic or Indicator): a minimum score of 6.5
    • ◦ Pearson Test of English (Academic or Academic Online): a minimum score of 61
    • ◦ Duolingo English Test: a minimum score of 115
  • • Having registered to Renmin by 10 January 2024. Find more details below

Registration to Renmin

  • • Among the required documents, you’ll have to fill in and upload the “Certificate of No Criminal Record” and the “Statement of Guarantee”: both forms are available in the Renmin application platform (see page 30 of the Call for Applications)
  • • Foreigner Physical Examination Form (PEF): in order to make the process smoother, please download this letter and upload it instead of the PEF. Applicants will receive more information on how and when to send the filled-in PEF to Renmin
  • • High School Transcript of Records (pagelle) and High School Diploma: both documents have to be translated into English by a recognized translation company/translator. The translation does not need to be notarized/sworn, as long as it bears the details of the translator
  • • Once you complete the registration to Renmin, remember to upload the registration receipt in the Web Self Service application

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be ranked based on their academic performance score, to be calculated according to criteria such as registered ECTS credits, GPA, English language skills and more. More details can be found in the Call for Applications.

Program Rules

During the mobility, students will be subject to the rules of the partner universities.

Upon accepting the selection, students agree to commit to a study program of a length of four years and to not graduating at Luiss before the graduation sessions of the academic year 2026/2027.

Students will pay standard tuition fees to Luiss during the entire four-year period according to the rules of the university.

All expenses related to the participation in the program, notably transport to and from the host universities, accommodation and food, administrative expenses, costs associated with securing a visa, medical/health/accident insurance, books, application fees or deposits, and personal expenses, will be borne by students.

While every effort will be made to provide students with complete, accurate and timely information, Luiss reserves the right to change, amend, modify or revoke the aforementioned program. Luiss is not responsible for any cancellation or modification due to events beyond its control. If the program is cancelled or modified for these reasons, Luiss will inform all interested students in a timely manner.

Project Partners

Renmin University of China - Beijing

Renmin University of China is a comprehensive research-oriented university focusing on humanities and social sciences. It also offers a range of courses in the natural sciences, information technology and environmental sciences. RUC is an important base for training high-caliber professionals in the social sciences and humanities and houses a number of influential research centers and think tanks. The logo stands for “people’s university,” “the spirit of humanism” and “a focus on the humanities and social sciences.” RUC’s vision is to become a world-class university that equips future leaders, produces cutting-edge research and promotes global academic exchange.

George Washington University - Washington D.C.

George Washington University is a private, federally chartered, research university and the largest institution of higher education in Washington D.C. The mission of George Washington University is to educate individuals in liberal arts, languages, sciences, learned professions, and other courses and subjects of study, and to conduct scholarly research and publish the findings of such research. It fulfills this mission through a vast network of world-class academic opportunities, access, partnerships and policy-research initiatives, putting its knowledge to work for immediate impact.

Luiss University - Rome

Luiss is a top, international, private university specialized in the field of Social Sciences that provides an innovative and global educational approach and trains its students from all backgrounds to be critical thinkers and skilled professionals who will work for the betterment of society. What distinguishes Luiss is its privileged relationship with the business world. Thanks to its ties with Confindustria, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, over 200 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the University, offering its degree candidates and new graduates their first real opportunity to step foot in the business world. Luiss also has a strong international profile and is partnered with over 310 academies and institutions in 64 countries.

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