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Economics and Finance

The academic program for the master’s degree in Economics and Finance allows graduates to acquire the necessary expertise in mathematical and statistical tools as well as the advanced knowledge needed for a successful national or international career in the economic and financial field, with special emphasis on the role of markets and financial intermediaries.

The program is divided into three majors: Banks and Financial Intermediariesheld in Italian and two taught in English, Finance and Economics, the latter including the specialized RoME program.

Students furthermore have the opportunity to study abroad through the Double Degree with Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, or the QTEM Program.

Economics and Finance
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Class: LM-56 Scienze dell'economia (Economic Sciences)

Presentation

The academic program for the master’s degree in Economics and Finance allows graduates to acquire the necessary expertise in mathematical and statistical tools as well as the advanced knowledge needed for a successful national or international career in the economic and financial field, with special emphasis on the role of markets and financial intermediaries. Economics and Finance provides cutting edge preparation in techniques for price formation, securities trading, management of corporate finance and extraordinary transactions as well as the ability to understand the more meaningful connections with existing prospects and trends in macroeconomics and international finance.

The Department of Economics and Finance also offers students the chance to study with a partner university through the Double Degree with Universidade Nova de Lisboa or with the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, or by participating in the QTEM Program.

The theoretic and analytic preparation offered by the degree program is highly requested by numerous actors in the field of finance including investment banks, the financial services sector and both international and national institutions working in economic research.

There are three possible majors in the program, one in Italian in Banche e intermediari finanziari (Banks and Financial Intermediaries) and two in English: Finance and Economics, the latter including the RoME specialization program.

The major in Economics also offers RoME, a specialization program for particularly promising students, offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance. Students selected for the program will participate in special courses in addition to those required for the master's program. The students may also compete for eight scholarships.

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Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

Graduates of this master’s degree program can hold positions of high responsibility in the economic and financial system, in investment banks, in asset management companies, in banks and in other financial institutions, in international organizations and in supervisory authorities, in central banks, in finance and in the management of multinational companies. Graduates in Economics and Finance can also work as consultants at the highest levels of the economic and financial field. For the purposes stated, the curriculum for this type of master’s degree program includes internships at national and international financial institutions, consulting companies and public entities and regulatory and supervisory authorities. Graduates can carry out professional activities in economic-financial institutions and companies, where they will be involved primarily in economic analysis and regulatory aspects, as specialists in economic systems.

Admission procedure

Get information about taking the admission test and on the admission procedure for international students.

Required Courses

Majors


Major: Economics (held in English)

All mandatory courses listed for Economics are also taken by RoME students

I year – 2018-2019

I semester

Course SSD Credits
Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance SECS-S/06 8
Mathematical Statistics MAT-06 8
Microeconomics Analysis SECS-P/01 8

II semester

Course SSD Credits
Econometric Theory SECS-P/05 10
Macroeconomic Analysis SECS-P/01 8
Advanced Corporate Finance SECS-P/11 8
Market Law & Regulation
IUS/058

II year – 2019-2020

Course SSD Credits
Asset Pricing SECS-P/11 8
2 Elective course from short list - 8+8
2 elective courses from long list-6+6

Additional credits

Activity Credits
Other activities (internship, foreign language, etc. including 2 obligatory credits for MATLAB) 10
Final work 16
Total number of credits 120
Short list of elective coursesSSDCredits
Advanced MacroeconomicsSECS-P/016
Applied MacroeconomicsSECS-P/016
Applied MicroeconomicsSECS-P/016
Experimental and Behavioral EconomicsSECS-P/016
Asset ManagementSECS-P/116
International FinanceSECS-P/016
Long list of elective coursesSSDCredits
Equity Markets and Alternative InvestmentsSECS-P/11 6
Fixed Income, Credit and DerivativesSECS-P/11 6
Machine Learning Methods for FinanceINF/01 6
Computational Tools for FinanceSECS-S/06 6
Risk Management and ComplianceSECS-P/11 6
Real Estate FinanceSECS-P/09 6
M&A and Investment BankingSECS-P/11 6
International Financing Reporting StandardsSECS-P/076
International Trade and Commercial Policies SECS-P/01  6

The list of electives is subject to change.


Major: Finance (held in English)

I year – 2018-2019

I semester

Course SSD Credits
Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance SECS-S/06 8
Probability MAT/06 8
International Finance SECS-P/01 8
Asset PricingSECS-P/118

II semester

Course SSD Credits
Econometric TheorySECS-P/0510
Asset Management SECS-P/11 8
Advanced Corporate Finance SECS-P/11 8
Market Law and Regulation IUS/05 8

II year – 2019-2020

Course SSD Credits
Empirical Finance (I semester)SECS- P/058
1 elective from short list-6
2 electives from long list-6+6

Additional credits

Activity Credits
Other activities (internship, foreign language, etc. including 4 obligatory credits for MATLAB) 12
Final work 16
Total number of credits 120
Short list of elective coursesSSDCredits
 Equity Markets and Alternative Investments SECS-P/11 6
 Fixed Income, Credit and Derivatives SECS-P/11 6
Long list of elective coursesSSDCredits
 International Trade and Commercial Policies SECS-P/01 6
 Experimental and Behavioral Economics SECS-P/01 6
 Machine Learning Methods for Finance INF/01 6
 Computational Tools for Finance SECS-S/06 6
 Risk Management and Compliance SECS-P/11 6
 Real Estate Finance SECS-P/09 6
 M&A and Investment Banking SECS-P/11 6
International Financial Reporting StandardsSECS-P/076

The list of elective courses is subject to change.


Major: Banche ed intermediari finanziari (held in Italian)

I year – 2018-2019

I semester

Course SSD Credits
Metodi matematici per economia e finanza SECS-S/06 8
Probabilità e applicazioni alla finanza MAT/06 8
Diritto dei mercati e degli intermediari financiari corso progredito IUS/05 8
Teoria e gestione del portafoglio SECS-P/11 8

II semester

Course SSD Credits
Economia dell'incertezza e dell'informazione SECS-P/01 8
Teoria e politica monetaria SECS-P/01 8
Economia del mercato mobiliare SECS-P/11 8
Econometria per la finanza SECS-P/05 10

II year – 2019-2020

Course SSD Credits
Finanza aziandale avanzato SECS-P/11 8
Economia e gestione degli intermediari finanziari SECS-P/11 6

Additional credits

Activity Credits
Other activities (internship, foreign language, etc. including 4 obligatory credits for MATLAB) 12
Final work 16
Total number of credits 120
Short list of elective courseSSDCredits 
Equity Markets and Alternative Investments SECS-P/116
Fixed Income, Credit and Derivatives SECS-P/116
Long list of elective coursesSSDCredits
International Finance Reporting Standards SECS-P/07 6
International Trade and Commercial Policies SECS-P/01 6
Experimental and Behavioral Economics SECS-P/01 6
Machine Learning Methods for Finance INF/01 6
Computing Tools for Finance SECS-S/06 6
Risk Management and Compliance SECS-P/11 6
Real Estate Finance SECS-P/09 6
M&A and Investment Banking SECS-P/11 6