Master in Economics and Economic Policy

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics

Program Description

Master in Economics and Economic Policy

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme in Economics and Economic Policy aims to train highly qualified professional economists who are able to cover positions of responsibility in a range of national and international appointments. The graduates' skills will allow them to work profitably in planning and organisation, design and implementation of development plans, and assess the strategic aspects of decision-making processes and their economic and financial implications. The knowledge of economic phenomena and market laws, the ability to relate macro- and micro-economic phenomena to each other and to apply economic analysis tools to interpret economic categories are the core skills developed by these graduates. The degree programme includes core course units providing a solid grounding in economics and advanced competencies in quantitative methods for economic forecasting and economic-financial analysis.It also includes specific course units to develop specialist knowledge in the fields of industrial organisation, financial intermediation, economic and social policy.

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competencies

To profitably attend the 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics and Economic Policy,students must hold appropriate knowledge of economics and quantitative methods.

Admission is subject to the following curricular requirements:

1. A 1stcycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:

ex: Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270:

L-33 EconomicSciences

L-18 Economic and Business Management Sciences

L-36 PoliticalSciences and International Relations

L-41 Statistics

L-8 ComputerEngineering

L-9 IndustrialEngineering

L-30 PhysicalSciences and Technologies

L-31 ComputerSciences and Technologies

L-35Mathematical Sciences

ex. ItalianMinisterial Decree no. 509/99:

class 28(Economic Sciences)

class 17(Economic and Business Management Sciences) class 15 (Political Sciences andInternational Relations) class 37 (Statistical Sciences)

class 9(Information Engineering) class 10 (Industrial Engineering) class 25 (PhysicalSciences and Technologies)

class 26(Computer Sciences and Technologies) class 32 (Mathematical Sciences)

Previous four-year degree programme system:

Degree inEconomic Policy, Economics and Trade, Business Economics and equivalent and

2. Credits in the following fields:

economics (at least 16 CFU)

mathematics and statistics (at least 16 CFU)

economics and business (at least 8 CFU)

For applicants failing to fulfil the requirements as in 1)and/or 2), the Admission Board will evaluate candidates' skills and competencies through an accurate examination oftheir curriculum.

1.2 Assessment of knowledge and language skills

To be admitted applicants are required to hold an adequate proficiency of the English language (B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference). To be admitted to HealthEconomics & Management applicants are required to hold an adequate proficiency of the English language (B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference).

This proficiency must be proved by a language certificate or by a self-declaration.

Whether candidates do not hold the necessary skills and competencies required to enrol, the Admission Board will not admit them to the assessment of their personal competencies and skills.1.3 Assessment of personal competencies and skills

In addition to the above-mentioned requirements (degree, credits and English proficiency), the admission is conditional on the assessment of the personal qualification by the AdmissionBoard according to the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (it refers to the duration and quality of degree course attended, to the final graduation score obtained, as well as to any additional English competence above the minimum level required in point 5): max 70 points;

  • Coherence between the academic curriculum and the learning objectives of the Master in Health Economics & Management: max 20 points;

  • Motivation (quality of the motivation letter and of any eventual presentation letter): max 10 points.

Only students who reach a minimum of60/100 points will be considered as holding a sufficient personal qualification.

Candidates who do not hold the requirements as specified in points1, 2 e 4 but who do reach a minimum of 60/100 in the assessment of the personal qualification will be invited by the Admissions Board for a test/interview, as described in the admissions notice, to verify if they have acquired the basic knowledge required for admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in any other manner. Candidates will be called to the test/interview by e-mail by the Chairman of the Admissions Board after the assessment of personal competencies and skills.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

Last updated August 1, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
2 years
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Start date Oct. 2016
Italy Bologna
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