ESOMAS, University of Turin


Unito at a glance

Tradition and innovation

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.

The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.

The academic offerings

The University of Turin virtually covers every field of knowledge; its Medical Diagnostic, Biosensoristics and Nanotechnologies research centers are amongst the best ones in Italy.

Some of the degree courses offered are unique in Italy, such as Military Strategy, Biotechnology, Sport Sciences, Restoration and Conservation (in Venaria).

The University of Turin has a remarkable research tradition in traditional subjects such as history, philosophy, law, economics and medicine but it is currently branching out into important modern sectors, such as food science, social politics, IT, performing arts and communication sciences.

Libraries and museums

There are more than 70 university libraries comprising about two millions books: 100.000 are antique volumes. The Botanic Garden and several University Museums such as "Cesare Lombroso" - Criminal Anthropology Museum and "Luigi Rolando" - Human Anatomy Museum are well known.

The University takes a close interest in the network of local museums, on subjects ranging from Egypt to contemporary Art and it runs its own media, radio, television and film production units.

A strong commitment

The University makes an active stand on a number of social issues, such as environment, drugs, equal opportunities and rights of people with special needs. It also acts at an international level through partnership arrangements with India, China, developing countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean Area and with a number of international organizations operating in the region.

The Piedmont Regional Agency for the Right to University Education (EDISU) - a regional institution offering assistance to students - awards scholarships to university students based on prerequisites of merit and need: the amount of the scholarships depends on the student's financial situation.

UniTO in figures

Students (a.y. 2015-16)

  • 67.000 students
  • 62% women
  • 18% from outside Piedmont Region
  • over 3,400 international students (5,2% of total)
  • Around 18,500 first-year students
  • just over 6% international students
  • Around 1,500 students enrolled on professional master's programmes - 1st and 2nd level (a.y. 2014-15)
  • 1,256 PhD students (as of 31st December 2015)

Teaching and learning (a.y. 2014-2015)

  • 65 3-year bachelor’s programmes
  • 752-year master’s programmes
  • 9 5-year and 6-year programmes
  • 48 professional master’s programmes – 1st level
  • 38 professional master’s programmes - 2nd level
  • 25 PhD programmes
  • 11 professional development courses
  • 40 specialisation schools (2014-2015)
  • 1 institute of Higher Studies: Scuola Studi Superiori (SSST)

Graduates 2015

  • over 11,700 graduates
  • around 8,100 bachelor's degree graduates
  • around 3,600 master's degree graduates
  • Graduate Employment Rate 2013 - 1 year after graduation: (Source: Almalaurea – ISTAT Workforce)
  • Total: 62.6% (national average 51.8%)

International networks (a.a. 2015-16)

  • 30 bi-national double degree programmes
  • over 500 international cooperation agreements with other universities
  • 7 programmes fully in English
  • 509 incoming Erasmus students
  • 910 outgoing Erasmus students

International rankings

  • 1st in Italy* and among the top 200 Universities worldwide, for ARWU Shangai (*with 4 other universities)
  • 7th in Italy for Times Higher Education
  • 6th in Italy per US News Best Global (207th worldwide)
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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This school also offers:


Master in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Turin

Consulting firms, regulatory bodies, large manufacturing and financial firms rely on both strategic thinking and sound measurement of business trends. This programme combines training in economics and in advanced quantitative techniques. [+]

Two-year Masters Course Consulting firms, regulatory bodies, large manufacturing and financial firms rely on both strategic thinking and sound measurement of business trends. This programme combines training in economics and in advanced quantitative techniques. The study of economic systems and economic policy, the interpretation and forecasting of macroeconomic data, and the analysis of market structures are among the core topics of the program. Graduates will hold a diploma of Laurea Magistrale. Interaction with Collegio Carlo Alberto Collegio Carlo Alberto is a foundation fostering research and teaching in economics, sharing the best practices of the international academic community. Economics students are encouraged to join weekly seminars as well as the “Collegio aperto”, which is a lecture series on current economic topics. Academically outstanding students may apply to become Senior Allievi of Collegio. The Allievi are expected to fulfil their university requirements, as well as to participate in additional activities at Collegio. International Exchanges The following partner universities have masters degrees that are close to ours. Freie Universitaet Berlin, Carlos III Madrid, Copenhagen Business School, University of Freiburg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Rennes I, Ludwig-Maximilian Munchen, Monash University Melbourne, Sydney University, University of Helsinki, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Double Degree There is the possibility to obtain a double-degree (the Italian Laurea Magistrale in Economics and the French Master in Public Economics and Public Finance) by attending the second year at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rennes 1, following a program specialized in Economics and Statistics applied to the public sector. Placement Graduates will possess problem solving skills which lead to professional positions in consulting firms, large companies and financial intermediaries, international organizations and regulatory bodies. Professionals with background in Economics were offered positions at Bain &C Consulting, British Petroleum, Belgrave Capital Management, Deutsche Bank, Ferrero, Fondaco s.g.r., IntesaSanpaolo, Nomura Londra, Unicredit Group, among others. Research-oriented students with excellent academic background will be able to enter top international PhD programs, and ultimately to work as research economist in and outside the academic world. Graduates with interests in research have been admitted to top international Ph.D. programmes, among which Harvard University, London Business School, London School of Economics, New York University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Yale. Further Information Click here for further information on the course, including how to apply. [-]

Master in Quantitative Finance and Insurance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Turin

The two years Master Program in Quantitative Finance and Insurance represents a challenging opportunity for acquiring  high level competencies, both methodological and professional, in financial and actuarial modelling and decision making. [+]

Program description The two years Master Program in Quantitative Finance and Insurance represents a challenging opportunity for acquiring  high level competencies, both methodological and professional, in financial and actuarial modelling and decision making. Our graduates will be able to correctly identify and approach the different problems they will face in a risky and rapidly changing environment, exploiting a good mastering of Mathematics (Differential and Integral Calculus, Optimization, Differential Equations, and more), Probability and Statistics at a not elementary level, a deep understanding of “real life” Finance and Insurance, being risk conscious in a wide sense. A good background in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics is strongly recommended to get full profit of the program. To help students to refresh their basic knowledge, an intensive short course on the essentials of Mathematical Analysis and Probability will be provided for next A.Y. 2016-17 before classes, from September 6 to September 16. Educational Goal The course fits to the current convergence of the activities of banks and business, financial companies, with the activities of insurance and reinsurance and social security systems. These organizations deal with issues related to each other, which are studied implementing tools, techniques and models quite similar when not substantially identical. The educational aim of the course, in general, is to provide a sound preparation, and knowledge of these tools, techniques and models, they can find suitable application both in the financial and in the insurance environment, and, being the whole course held in English, both in Italy and almost worldwide. It is generally believed that setting up to date, as also for professional and business activities of all finance and insurance companies are asked to deal with the management and certification of both the assets and the liabilities. Please note that this double competence is also planned in the syllabus for the preparation of the State examination for access to the National Order of Actuaries, Table A, which has reserved activities, as well as to access CFA Institute program to get the Chartered Financial Accounts credentials. The program provides excellent knowledge of methodologies and logical tools, mathematical statistical and probabilistic, foundations and skills in computer data processing, applying them to: finance, financial intermediation, insurance, retirement planning, risk identification and management, analysis of financial markets, legal aspects of financial and insurance markets, pursuing the integration of different disciplines complementary each other.

The variety of subject areas integrated into a single design will also allow ready adaptation to different and evolving contexts. Some students spent a semester of study abroad, in Seoul, Louvain, Moscow and other prestigious universities. Professional Profile Graduates in Quantitative Finance and Insurance, having a thorough knowledge of 

financial and actuarial issues can aspire to become:

 Financial Analyst, an expert in structured finance "from within" 


 Risk Managers 

You will be able to implement these skills autonomously and assuming increasing responsibility in different contexts, as it is reported below. Career Opportunities 

In general, the Master degree in Quantitative Finance and Insurance allows entry to: professional activities in finance and actuarial tasks; 
 commercial banks, medium-term loans banks and business, both national and international; 
 brokerage firms and investment consultancy;
 insurance and reinsurance companies as actuaries and financial managers;
 private companies in financial services for businesses;
 public and social security institutions;
 pension funds; 
 financial and insurance supervisory institutions; 
 financial consultancy firms and insurance; 
 other financial institutions and companies, insurance and social security [-]


University of Turin

Address Via Verdi, 8
10124 Turin, Italy
Phone +39 011 670 6111