Masters in Economics and Data Analysis

General

Program Description

OVERVIEW

The Master's degree in Economics and Data Analysis (MAGEC) offers a broad curriculum with an international outlook, covering such fields as economic theory and policy, business and management economics, macroeconomics and finance, fundamentals of European law, public economics, applied economics and econometrics. The programme will also focus on the economic analysis of real-world problems.

The programme, which is entirely taught in English, trains students in theoretical and applied economics through lectures, practicals, seminars, and supervised projects in a supportive environment. Activities are structured in such a way as to stimulate student participation, and students benefit from direct, personalised contact with the academic staff.

This master's degree is not only for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. It is also ideal for those with a background in political sciences, engineering, mathematics and statistics, wishing to deepen their understanding and knowledge of economic issues.

By the end of the programme, graduates will have acquired a command of the main theoretical and analytical tools of economics, mathematics-statistics and applied economics, and will be able to critically analyse economic issues, demonstrating the ability to work independently with real data. Graduates will be also able to apply successfully for positions in research as well as leadership roles as economic consultants in medium/large internationally-oriented companies and institutions.

For further information please visit the programme's web page http://magecverona.it or send an e-mail to magec@dse.univr.it.

CALL FOR APPLICATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-EU STUDENTS:

Call for applications for pre-admission to International Master’s degree programmes at the University of Verona, for non-Eu students holding a foreign academic degree and living outside the European Union.

For the academic year 2020/2021, 16 scholarships will be awarded to top candidates from non-Eu countries. Please read carefully the “Call for applications” for further information. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2020, 12.00 pm, noon (Italian time, GMT+1). Need help? Contact us at admissions@ateneo.univr.it

You can find the Call for applications and further information at the following link:
https://www.univr.it/it/i-nostri-servizi/avvisi/-/avviso-servizio/1890

Core features

  • Two-year MSc program
  • All courses are taught in English
  • Interactive learning environment: tutorials, project works, e-learning support
  • International lecturers
  • Individual tutorship by academic staff
  • Links with international universities with dedicated exchange programs
  • Coordination of internships management
  • Access to computer lab and other facilities of the Dept. of Economics

Career opportunities:

MAGEC aims to provide students with the main theoretical and analytical tools of modern economics. MAGEC graduates are trained to critically interpret economic facts and work with real data so that they can hold top managerial or research-oriented positions in private and public organizations. Placement opportunities for MAGEC graduates include internationally oriented companies as well as national and international institutions.

MAGEC graduates master the main theoretical and analytical tools of modern economics and are able to critically interpret economic facts and independently work with real data. Their skill profile is especially suited for a managerial or research-oriented role in public or private organizations. The thorough training offered by the degree also allows MAGEC graduates to start a Ph.D. in Economics.

International Partners

MAGEC students can visit foreign partner universities, and take exams abroad, as exchange students within the Erasmus program. Exams passed abroad will be converted in their Italian counterpart (“equipollenza”) and included in the students’ curricula at the University of Verona, with grades translated in the Italian grading scale.

MAGEC students can also benefit from dedicated Erasmus exchange agreements at Master level (in English) with Toulouse School of Economics, and University of Paris, Cergy-Pontoise.

Partner universities are from most European countries.

Students interested in an Erasmus exchange program with a foreign university are advised to start collecting the relevant information at least two months before the expected departure date.

Invited Speakers

With the support of the University of Verona program of internationalization, the MAGEC organizes every year a series of lectures, modules, and seminars held by invited speakers from International Institutions.

Lectures may take place within the curricula modules of MAGEC or can supplement them with additional credits and evaluation on selected subjects.

Additional elective modules can also be held by invited speakers.

A detailed list of the lectures is published during the semester on the event page.

After Graduation

MAGEC provides outstanding training to hold any position requiring the ability to understand the economic reality through the data, both in the private and the public sector. Placement opportunities for MAGEC graduates include, but are not limited to, global companies, international organizations, and government agencies. The rigorous and qualified teaching provided by MAGEC also offers solid grounds to undertake an academic career and start a Ph.D. program in Economics or related disciplines.

For job opportunities contact the University Job Placement Office, or visit the website (in Italian) of ALVEC, the association of Italian graduates in Economic Sciences at the University of Verona.

Programme

Mandatory modules:

Every year, MAGEC also organizes short modules on specific advanced topics held by foreign university professors. The modules are optional; MAGEC students may choose to attend one or more of them and, in case they pass the examinations, they gain CFU credits on their curricula.
Attendance to teaching activities is strongly encouraged.
Exams are graded according to a scale ranging from 0 to 30, with 18 as a pass mark. A “cum laude” may be added to the highest grade (“30 e lode”) as a mention of special distinction.
Students must earn 120 ECTS credits to meet the program requirements and gain the degree:
  • 84 credits from the required modules (see table above)
  • 18 credits from elective modules
  • 3 credits from internships
  • 15 credits from dissertation writing
Internships can be taken:
  • in a private company, chosen by the student independently or together with the stage office, under the approval of an academic staff member, or
  • at the university’s Interdepartmental Centre for Economic Documentation (CIDE). In this case, students learn how to use professional software packages for data management and analysis.
The degree is assigned after public defense in front of a board of examiners of a written dissertation, developed under the supervision of an academic staff member (advisor, or “relatore” in Italian), on one of the topics learned in the master’s program.
The master’s final mark ranges on a 110-point scale and is the sum of:
  • the average of the marks gained in the individual modules, weighted by their CFUs, converted in a 110-point scale and rounded
  • the mark of the dissertation, ranging between 0 and 7, determined by the board of examiners after public discussion
Students who obtain full marks may also be awarded summa cum laude (“110 e lode”), at the discretion of the board of examiners.

Admission/Student’ Benefits

Admission
The program is designed for prominent national and international students with an interest in applied economics with an international focus. Students will be admitted on the basis of academic excellence. Candidates are expected to have acquired in their past degree(s) sound knowledge of the basic micro- and macroeconomics concepts and of mathematical and statistical tools commonly used in Economics. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is also required (CEFR B1 or higher level).

All other students: please visit our website.

CALL FOR APPLICATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-EU STUDENTS:

Call for applications for pre-admission to International Master’s degree programmes at the University of Verona, for non-Eu students holding a foreign academic degree and living outside the European Union.

For the academic year 2020/2021, 16 scholarships will be awarded to top candidates from non-Eu countries. Please read carefully the “Call for applications” for further information. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2020, 12.00 pm, noon (Italian time, GMT+1). Need help? Contact us at admissions@ateneo.univr.it

You can find the Call for applications and further information at the following link:
https://www.univr.it/it/i-nostri-servizi/avvisi/-/avviso-servizio/1890

SCHOLARSHIPS & TUITION FEES

The University of Verona offers a range of scholarships to reward excellent students and/or to help those from lower income families. Scholarships are intended to cover part of the Student’s living expenses for each year of study.

  • Scholarships funded by the University of Verona – International Master’s degrees a.y. 2020/2021
  • Tuition fees for non-EU students.
  • Tuition fees, taxes, reductions, benefits based on merit, and tax exemptions – Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Regulations on student fees

·Part-time work for students

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Scholarships funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Invest your Talent in Italy
Students’ Benefits
For application calls for study grants, accommodation, and dining facilities, visit the website (in Italian) of ESU. All students can apply for ESU scholarships; for details visit our website.
In addition, three scholarships are available for non-EU students (for the two years of the course). The yearly gross amount of each scholarship is 9,000 euros, with allocation based on merit and payment conditional on academic performance during the course of study. Students benefiting from these scholarships are also entitled to priority in access to University student accommodation.
After registration, each student is assigned a tutor from the academic staff. The tutor advises and follows the student over her entire curriculum within MAGEC. In addition, the limited number of students admitted every year is meant to facilitate direct contact with the academic staff.For further students’ services and facilities, see the page maintained by the University of Verona.
The development of skills is not confined to the classroom and academic work. Our mission is to make MAGEC students “live” a genuine research environment. MAGEC students indeed benefit from services and facilities provided by the Department of Economics, noticeably:
  • A reserved study room in the Department of Economics.
  • Access to the Computer LAB (Economics and Statistics Laboratory), with the most popular software packages for data analysis.
  • Access to the library, with a large collection of economics books, textbooks, and scientific journals.
  • Access to research seminars held in English.
  • Access to the Club of Applied Economics (CEA), an association with cultural and recreational aim.
Last updated Dec 2019

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