Masters in Economics

University of Verona

Program Description

Masters in Economics

University of Verona


The Department of Economics at the University of Verona offers the Laurea Magistrale in Economics (MAGEC), a two-year Master of Science degree in Economics entirely taught in English and held in the heart of Verona, one of the most lively and visited cities of Italy.

The master’s program is characterized by a general-purpose and international flavor and covers such fields as economic theory and policy, business and management economics, fundamentals of European law and public economics, applied economics, and econometrics. The analysis of real-world problems is particularly stressed.

The program trains students in theoretical and applied economics through coursework, participation in seminars, and supervised research within a supportive environment. Activities are structured to stimulate the active and ongoing participation of the students, also through a direct and personalized relationship with the teaching body. We strongly encourage students to take part in class activities to benefit at the best from these opportunities.

MAGEC is devoted not only to students holding a bachelor’s degree in Economics. It is also a good match for students with a background in political sciences, engineering, mathematics, and statistics, willing to understand economic issues more in-depth.

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.


Required courses:

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

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).
The maximum tuition fee is around 2,000 euros. Reductions are possible based on students’ income. Payments can be split into two parts (deadlines: October 31; May 31).
Reduced fees for non-EU students 1,000 euros.
The admission procedure is different for Italian and foreign applicants.
Applications of international (EU and non-EU) students to each new academic year can be made between January 1 – June 19. This is necessary in order to meet all the bureaucratic requirements before the program starts.
Admission of Italian students: please visit our website. (Pre-registration of Italian students: open between July and late August)
Admission of international students: please visit our website.
For further practical information, you can contact the students’ career office.

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.
The call for application for the non-EU students' scholarships for the academic year 2017-18 is available at the call for scholarships (please consult the English summary of the call). Students are invited first to apply for pre-evaluation STEP1.
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.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
2 years
Full time
2,000 EUR
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Pre-admissions will be accepted until 4 June 2018.
Italy - Verona, Veneto
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If you are a non-Eu student residing or living abroad you will have to apply for pre-enrollment at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your own Country by 24 July 2018.
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Start date : Oct. 2019
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Pre-admissions will be accepted until 4 June 2018.
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Oct. 2019
Italy - Verona, Veneto
Application deadline Request Info
Pre-admissions will be accepted until 4 June 2018.
End date Request Info
Application deadline Request Info
If you are a non-Eu student residing or living abroad you will have to apply for pre-enrollment at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your own Country by 24 July 2018.
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