The Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG) aims to train full-fledged economists and experts in the field of European regulation and policy. Technical and analytical competencies acquired through the program are intended to form professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the European regulatory framework, who are adept at managing relations between national institutions, companies, and European institutions.
Almost all big and medium-sized firms operating within EMU member states entertain stable and continuous interactions with key European institutions. These interactions are often hindered by insufficient knowledge of the regulatory framework on the side of firms. On the flipside, European institutions often fail to factor in technical and country-specific instruments, causing them to inadequately assess the impact of their regulatory framework on the private sector. MEEG aims at training professionals who can see the complete picture and act as a vital link between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. After one year, MEEG students will earn an international master's degree (Master di II livello) in Economics.
The master’s program is divided into two terms. The first term focuses on providing essential analytical and macroeconomic tools, as well as an overview of the historical development and legal evolution of the EU and EMU. In the second term, courses concentrate on the internal market of the EU and related key regulatory issues, such as the regulation of banking and capital markets, corporate governance, consumer protection, energy, and the environment. In order to get the most out of these courses, students are expected to already possess basic analytical tools, although a preparatory phase may be offered (at no extra charge) to those who lack prior training in the field of economics.
Master Module in European Policy Studies (MMEPS) at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
MEEG students will have the opportunity to apply for the Master Module in European Policy Studies (MMEPS) at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a prominent think tank based in Brussels. Students will be selected by the School of European Political Economy according to merit criteria in agreement with CEPS. Within the MMEPS, CEPS commits to 170 hours of teaching (frontal lectures, seminars, interactive sessions, and visits to the European institutions), lasting 8 weeks after the end of the second semester. Teaching will be complemented by about 130 hours of individual study. Students who successfully complete the MMEPS and submit a brief report on their experience will earn credits exempting them from the Master's thesis requirement.
MEEG is a second level master's degree (Master di II livello). It is conducted in English, with a completion requirement of 60 credits. All applicants must possess a four or five-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent diploma), and will be selected based on their CV, and, in certain cases, an interview.
Instruction is divided into two full academic terms. The first term contains all core courses, while the second term consists of a number of elective modules. Lectures are usually held three days per week. A fourth day is reserved for conferences and seminars, as well as internal course-specific events. A fifth day is dedicated to individual study. For all courses, attendance is compulsory. To graduate, submission of a master's thesis is required for all students not taking part in the MMEPS program, as well as participation in seminars and other ad hoc academic activities.
MEEG will assist students with solid academic track records with finding internship opportunities at economic and financial institutions, both national and European.
Term 1 - Core Courses
- European Economic Integration
- European Policies and Policy Institutions
- Internal Market and Competition
- Banking and Financial Regulation
- Math Lab with Stata
- Cohesion and Structural Funds
Term 2 - Electives (a selection of 11 courses from the following)
- The Architecture of the International Monetary System
- The Economics of Monetary Union I
- The Economics of Monetary Union II
- The History of Economic and Monetary Integration in Europe
- Trade Policy and Customs Union
- Models of Policy Coordination; The ESM
- The Stability Pact and the Excessive Deficit Procedure
- The ECB, The European Payment System, and Target2
- Comparative Corporate Governance
- Agreements and Abuse of Dominance; Merger Control
- State Aid
- Consumer Protection and Data Protection
- The Internal Market for Services, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Policy
- The Digital Single Market
- Energy and Environment
- Banking Supervision
- Basel III – The CRDIV Package
- Banking Resolution
- Non-Banking Financial Services (CMU): Equity Bonds and Securitized Instruments
- Well-Being and Sustainability
To supplement the above-mentioned courses, the master's program will include seminars held by key European representatives, as well as professional training opportunities.
For each academic year, SEP will offer the following scholarships:
SEP Merit Scholarships (3 scholarships)
The top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graduating student of each class, based on his or her total final grade, will receive merit scholarships. Funds will be disbursed shortly before graduation.
MMEPS Scholarships (3 scholarships)
Near the end of the first term, students interested in the MMEPS program will be asked to submit a written statement of around 300 words, explaining how an educational experience at CEPS might be beneficial for their professional and/or academic endeavors. Among all students who apply, a selection will receive a scholarship to subsidize their travel and accommodation expenses. The school will also cover their tuition fee for the MMEPS module.
Selection criteria include the motivational statement and the student's academic performance in the first term. Recipients of this scholarship will be informed at the beginning of the second term. Scholarship funds will be disbursed by the end of the school year, close to the student's departure date to Brussels, contingent upon participation in the MMEPS module.
Applicants should fill out the electronic application form below:
On Page 3 of the form, ONLY the following documents should be uploaded (the rest are not required).
- A motivation letter, in English, stating reasons why the candidate would like to participate in the program and how the degree can help meet their personal and professional aspirations.
- A detailed CV, in English or Italian, including a list of academic courses and professional experiences.
- A university transcript, listing all courses completed and grades received (certificato di laurea con lista degli esami).
- A certificate of English language proficiency, from TOEFL, IELTS, or any other recognized language institute.
- A digital copy of the applicant’s national identity card or passport.
- Additional documentation, such as certificates or awards, will be accepted for consideration but are not required.
If you experience technical difficulties, please feel free to email the documents listed above to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost & Fees
The full tuition cost for the MEEG is €8000, to be paid as follows:
- Enrollment Fee: €1000 to be paid at enrollment (non-refundable)
- 1st Semester Tuition Fee: €3500
- 2nd Semester Tuition Fee: €3500
Payments are made online, via credit card or MAV (an Italian system for electronic fund transfers).
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Last updated January 31, 2018