The MSc in Economics is a two year graduate programme that aims to provide an advanced level of education in economics. The program is built on four core courses — mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics — in order for students to acquire advanced tools for economic analysis, and offers a wide array of specialized topics in most fields of modern economics. The programme is held entirely in English.
The programme is designed to give our students the ability to approach a wide variety of economic and social issues. Moreover, the cultural tradition of the Department of Economics in Siena has always favoured a pluralistic approach to the analysis of economic problems, in the belief that exposure to competing theoretical perspectives facilitates understanding of economic phenomena. In the same spirit, Siena has always encouraged "contamination" of the economic approach with other disciplines, such as other social sciences, history, law, as well as biology, psychology, etc.
Concerning career prospects, a student who is awarded the MSc in Economics should have the flexibility and skills that are necessary to begin a career in academic institutions, research centres, central banks, and national or international organizations, but also for more operative jobs in the public or private sector, where both a broad view and excellent problem solving skills are most required.
(*) The University of Siena is developing Double Degree Programs in cooperation with prestigious Universities in Europe. Students will develop diversity of thought, international management competencies and a truly global mindset. These programs aim at preparing the future experts of Europe to handle global development and integration.
The program offers graduate students the possibility to spend the first year at the University of Siena, acquiring core knowledge and skills, and to specialize in their field of interest while attending the second year at one of the foreign host institutions. Providing all course requirements have been met, and completing the programme students of the Double Degree programmes are awarded two degrees. The program requires the attendance of a whole academic year abroad and an overall involvement of two years.
ACTIVE DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMMES FOR THE MSC IN ECONOMICS
- University of Uppsala (Sweden) - Master Programme in Economics
- University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Master in Economics
International students wishing to apply for a Laurea Magistrale (Master’s Degree) must possess a degree or a university three-year diploma, or another study qualification from overseas, recognized as suitable, and with specific curricular requisites and adequate personal preparation, verified with the modes set out in the learning regulations for each master’s degree course, that also state the specific access criteria.
Please note that some programmes may have a restricted access and the application could be subject to admission tests.
International students wishing to enroll at a first cycle (bachelor - laurea triennale) degree programme taught in Italian or English or to the non-restricted access single cycle degree in Giurisprudenza at the University of Siena, can submit their documents in order to receive a letter of acceptance through the online platform within the deadline set by the University for each academic year.
The applications on the online platform for the assessment of entry qualifications of international students wishing to enroll on a first (undergraduate) or second (master's) cycle degree programme taught in Italian or English at the University of Siena will have different time frames according to the different courses. Students are invited to visit periodically this platform - http://enrolment.unisi.it/ - in order to see which applications are open and the relevant deadlines.
Universities and Higher Education Institutions are entitled to officially recognize international qualifications.
Please remember that this procedure does not transform a foreign secondary school diploma into an Italian qualification.
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Last updated October 18, 2018