MSc in International Economics

University of Milano-Bicocca

Program Description

MSc in International Economics

University of Milano-Bicocca

MSc in International Economics

Description of the Program

The MSc in International Economics at the University of Milano Bicocca is a two-year program offering students the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career as applied economists in the private sector as well as in government and international organizations. Our graduates will provide analysis and advice in situations involving complex institutional and managerial issues. Our students will have professional opportunities in manufacturing and commercial companies (usually large multinationals), with the possibility of reaching top management positions as well as in policy-oriented institutions and organizations. The program also provides foundations for undertaking doctoral studies.

Students attend advanced courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, econometrics and a range of optional courses (game theory, European studies, international financial markets, history of economic thought, labour economics). Our program includes compulsory courses in management, corporate finance and business strategy as well as European and international contract law and competition law. Internships and time spent abroad are an essential feature of our program.

Program structure

The MSc in International Economics is a two-year program. Students attend six courses per year and conclude their studies by submitting a dissertation. Course work is assessed by written and oral examinations. Courses confer credits (cfu) and the final grade is a weighted average of each course and the dissertation grade, with weights given by the credits.

Entry requirements, admission and enrollment procedures

Entry requirements

Candidates are admitted conditional to their academic background. A degree in Economics or related subjects (to be obtained by December 2015) is a preferential title.

Language requirements

Candidates whose first language is not English and whose previous degree has not been taught in English are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting one of the following certifications:

City&Guilds Pitman Qualifications, TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC.

Admission procedures

Candidates are invited to submit their application from mid-July to early-September 2015. By the end of September candidates will receive an offer conditional to obtaining their undergraduate degree by mid-December 2015. Courses start in mid-October 2015.

The exact deadlines will be announced shortly.

As for an assessment of your eligibility to the program, visit our web site.

Enrollment procedures and Visa

If you are a foreign student and wish to enrol at the University of Milano-Bicocca, there is a specific procedure to follow which depends on your nationality and qualifications. All information can be found on our website.


Annual fees are means tested and are in the range euro 600-2355.

Career paths

Our graduates have successfully undertaken careers in manufacturing companies, financial institutions, business consulting, government and central banks, international organizations and academia. Our graduates also have a good record of success in being admitted to and winning scholarships at Italian and foreign Doctoral Programs.

Information about Bicocca and the Department responsible for the Program

The University of Milano-Bicocca and the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS)

The University of Milano-Bicocca is a modern and dynamic institution, ranking 21st in the Times Higher Education world-wide ranking of the top 100 young universities established less than 50 years ago. In this nation-wide evaluation exercise, DEMS ranked in the top 10%. DEMS offers a stimulating environment for the MSc program students. Research undertaken at DEMS has world-wide recognition as members of the department publish regularly in top field journals. DEMS is also at the centre of a wide academic network, involved in European sponsored research projects.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 29, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
600 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Italy Milan
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Duration 2 years
Price 600 EUR
2355 EUR