Master in Economics and Finance

General

Program Description

Our two-year Master's degree in Economics and Finance aims to develop capabilities to understand economic and financial phenomena, expert technical knowledge to interpret and manage complex financial issues and develop and assess public policies.

Course description

This graduate course helps students acquire advanced capabilities to analyze economic and financial phenomena. The course prepares students to pursue activities of a specialized nature in research and in executive entry-level positions at financial institutions, companies and in national and international government institutions.

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Course structure

The course has two curricula, Economics and Banking and Finance. The first provides the students with rigorous and state of the art training in applied economics, economic theory and econometrics. The second focuses on Banking and Finance with an original perspective, stressing economic reasoning, analysis of financial institutions, regulatory design, and computer applications. Both tracks share a common base of core courses providing advanced analytical tools in the field of economics, econometrics and business finance.

Career opportunities

The course is for students who want to specialize in the fields of economics and finance and banking.

The course prepares graduates to work in the areas of management. In sectors such as banking, insurance, asset management, consulting firms, stock exchanges, supervisory authorities, government and public service companies, international organizations.

Entry requirements

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Master's degree in Economics and Finance are expected to hold a degree or a three-year Italian Diploma Universitario or other qualification earned in Italy or abroad recognized by the current legislation.

Candidates must have minimum credits in specific areas of study:

  • 12 ECTS: Accounting and/or Management
  • 16 ECTS in Economics
  • 22 ECTS in Mathematics, and/or Statistics and/or Econometrics

Students must demonstrate competence in the following disciplines: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Mathematics for Economics, Statistics and Economic Statistics, Business Administration, Theory of finance and Corporate finance, financial brokerage Economics.

Candidates are expected to have a good command over English language and the ability to use the main IT tools.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a ... Read More

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike. Read less