The Programme is a one-year full-time M.Sc. degree, that provides a unique combination of training in advanced economic theory and finance alike. Specifically, it focuses on the key areas of advanced economics, quantitative methods, finance and banking theory.
The M.Sc. will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in economics and finance. After attending, you will be able to address problems in finance and banking by also using your knowledge of economic theory to gain additional insights. Moreover, a rigorous training in econometrics will allow you to make sound empirical investigations.
For those wishing to continue deepen their studies, the M.Sc. provides you with a number of opportunities. Graduates from EMCF can apply for two-year graduate programs offered by the Department of Economics and law. In such a case, if admitted, they can be directly enrolled to the second year. The Department offers two programs, entirely taught in English, they are the two-year masters in Macroeconomic policies and financial markets (LM-56) and in Competition and market regulation (LM-56). Students can also apply to other programs in Italy or abroad (exam validations will then depend on the specific regulation of the host institution). Graduates wishing to pursue their studies outside Italy can apply for a scholarship to study to some M.Sc. Finance Programmes to prestigious Finance Departments in London. Either paths will help those aiming for a subsequent doctoral degree (PhD).
For those wishing to work in the finance industry, the M.Sc. provides them with excellent training for a career in financial institutions, consultancies, Ministries of Finance or Economics as well as central banks. Graduates may operate in the office of financial management of banks or other public or private institutions. Graduates can also work as private consultants. Potential career profiles include analysts and financial advisers, operators of financial markets and financial intermediaries, professionals in the management of programs and projects of international development, employees in the departments of finance, financial institutions or international economic institutions. By its rich stage program, the Master represents a useful instrument to have a guaranteed contact with investment firms, investment funds, banks, financial intermediaries, research institutions, and financial regulators, where you will be working as a research assistant.
Students must acquire 60 ECTS to complete the program. After, preliminary non-compusory courses (Math, Statistics, and English), a well-balanced study track builds strong quantitative skills coupled with a sound knowledge of advanced economics and finance. The first part of courses is dedicated to the foundations of economics, finance, and quantitative methods (e.g., business cycle theories, basic econometrics, and asset theory). The second one focuses on more applied issues in economics and finance (e.g., applications in financial econometrics, evaluation of the financial and credit risk, asset pricing, banking and financial – market regulation). A stage at the end of the study program represents a unique opportunity to get in touch with the financial sector and public institutions and to translate into practice the study program insights.
A payment of tuition fees on an annual basis is required. The amount of fees is 5.000 euro (paid in two installments, 2.500 euro each). Fees are all designed to provide funding to the department, allocated to assist the research project, and therefore to assist the student in their studies.