Collegio Carlo Alberto

Introduction

The Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation created in 2004 at the joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and education in the social sciences, in accordance with the values and practices of the international academic community. English is the official operating language of the Collegio.

As the Collegio's mission makes clear, we deem research and education as equally important, since at a high level they cannot exist without each other. The Collegio undertakes both with a distinctly outward perspective, adhering to the standards of the international academic community. Our educational objective is to prepare undergraduate and Master’s students who can either enter the professional world with recognized and prized skills and adapt quickly to an ever-changing economic environment, or pursue a career in research in the world’s best PhD programs. Our research objective is to contribute to policy design for the economy and for other areas of public policy with research at a level comparable to the world’s top departments and research centers.

Our emphasis on excellence in research motivated the institution of the Carlo Alberto Medal, a recognition awarded to an Italian economist under the age of 40 (resident in Italy or abroad) for outstanding research contributions to the field of Economics (broadly defined).

At the undergraduate level, we organize the "Allievi" Honors Program, open to students of the University and the Politecnico of Torino, which aims to greatly deepen their knowledge and understanding of Economics and its investigative tools. At the graduate level, we organize four Master’s degree programs: in Economics, in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems, in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management and the program in Public Policy and Social Change (the latter two in collaboration with the University of Torino). The Collegio also hosts and supports two Doctoral Programs of the University of Torino.

Some events, particularly the Collegio Aperto lectures, are addressed to the general public. Other, like our Distinguished Scientific Lectures, are addressed to a broad audience of social scientists, students and practitioners. Finally, our seminars and conferences are geared toward an audience of academics and students in specific disciplines. Since 2006 the Collegio has hosted hundreds of prominent speakers, including Nobel laureates, leaders of financial institutions, authors and entrepreneurs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems

Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 Italy Turin

The Master in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems is a one year full-time postgraduate program (II level Master Degree) taught in English and welcomes students from different disciplines (e.g. economics, physics, computer science and political science)... [+]

The Master in Data Science for Complex Economic Systems is a one year full-time postgraduate program (II level Master Degree) taught in English and welcomes students from different disciplines (e.g. economics, physics, computer science and political science). The Master provides theoretical and methodological tools to understand and analyse complex systems which typically exhibit nonlinear behaviour resulting from the interaction of heterogeneous agents, hierarchy and continuous innovation. These properties require exploring new visions and expanding education beyond the frontier of traditional economic studies. In addition to the standard toolkit of economics and econometrics, the program takes a path-breaking perspective on advanced analytics, including big data, machine-learning network analysis, and agent-based simulation. The Master applies this pioneering approach to modelling, management, forecasting and policymaking in innovation, urban and consumption systems. The teaching method combines a thorough theoretical training with hands-on laboratories also in collaboration with top research centres and corporations. Our faculty is recruited from top schools (e.g. Écoles Normale Supérieure de Lyon, GREQUAM), on the international academic job market. The faculty also includes scholars from the University of Turin and the Collegio Carlo Alberto. In addition to their coursework, students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the University of Turin and of the Collegio. Master’s graduates can apply with full recognition of course credits for admission to the Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics (curriculum in Complexity) of the University of Turin. Candidates may apply for tuition fee waivers, research assistantships and scholarships. Introductory Courses Introductory Statistics Mathematics For Economics... [-]

Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 Italy Turin

The Master in Economics aims to endow its students with advanced training in modern economic theory and methods. The courses are taught in English by our faculty recruited from top schools on the international academic job market. In addition to their coursework, master's students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the Collegio. They have access to the Collegio's facilities and scientific activities... [+]

The Master in Economics aims to endow its students with advanced training in modern economic theory and methods. The courses are taught in English by our faculty recruited from top schools on the international academic job market. In addition to their coursework, master's students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the Collegio. They have access to the Collegio's facilities and scientific activities, such as seminars, lectures, and doctoral courses. Upon successfully finishing the program the students will be awarded the Master of Arts degree in Economics from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Master’s graduates can apply for admission to the Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics of the University of Turin. We are proud of maintaining an excellent placement record for our graduates, both at the professional and academic level. Introductory Courses Mathematics for Economics Introductory Statistics First Semester Dynamic Macroeconomics Empirical Industrial Organization General Equilibrium Theory Microeconomics Econometric Theory I Optimization for Economics Theory of the Firm Second Semester Econometric Theory II Game Theory Macroeconomics Political Economics Applied Economics Scholarships Tuition fee waivers, research assistantships and scholarships may be awarded to applicants according to the admission ranking. Placement Our Master in Economics graduates follow one of two paths. Some graduates find positions in the financial sector, the industry, government, or international organizations. Recent inital placements include Banca d'Italia, Compagnia di San Paolo, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board, Food and Agriculture Organization (UN), ING Belgium, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Prodit Engineering, REF-E, SCS Consulting. Other graduates pursue a Ph.D. program in... [-]

Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Turin

The Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management aims to provide specialized learning in quantitative finance, and highly valuable professional expertise and skills in a wide array of fields. The program prepares graduates for a fulfilling career and high-level positions in the financial industry, including asset managers, brokerage and trading firms, commercial and investment banks, insurers, hedge funds, consulting... [+]

The Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management aims to provide specialized learning in quantitative finance, and highly valuable professional expertise and skills in a wide array of fields. The program prepares graduates for a fulfilling career and high-level positions in the financial industry, including asset managers, brokerage and trading firms, commercial and investment banks, insurers, hedge funds, consulting firms, and financial advisors, risk management departments of major corporations along with official institutions such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds, regulators, governments and international financial organizations. The outstanding academic background provided by the program allows graduate students fast-track access to PhD programs in finance. Scholarships A limited number of tuition fee waivers and scholarships will be awarded to applicants according to the admission ranking. Program Strenghts A Master placed in the Global Top 50 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking by field. A truly international Master’s degree program taught entirely in English in a premier research institution, Collegio Carlo Alberto. The award of a second level Master in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management degree from the University of Torino. A fast-track access to the PhD Programme in Finance at Cass Business School in London. A highly experienced Faculty from Italian and foreign universities, alongside the experience of leading finance and banking professionals. Everyday contact with the scholars and researchers of Collegio Carlo Alberto and access to the many scientific activities and events hosted at the Collegio. Excellent scolarschips and funding opportunities. Career days and the opportunity to establish contacts with major financial... [-]

Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Turin

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and... [+]

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a second cycle degree or one-long cycle degree in social sciences(including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level. MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English. MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of: globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. MAPS graduates are able to: identify and analyze in a sophisticated way economic, social and demographic change and its consequences for European societies, the interdependencies between different policy areas and the interactions between different levels of governance; assess the outcomes of existing national and European public policies and envisage the regulatory instruments needed to meet ongoing challenges through innovative and evidence-based public policy; select and apply the most appropriate methods, frameworks and tools for social and policy analysis Why MAPS it offers deep understanding of the processes of economic and social change in European societies (including demographic and migration trends) in the context of... [-]

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