University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods

Introduction

About us

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.

A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.

Milan is, in fact, the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.

The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.

The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).

Among the palazzos that house the University’s facilities are the old Ca' Granda (the big house) – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city centre - the 18th-century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th-century Sant’Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.

The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 47 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.

The University also has a Choir and its own Orchestra, which actively contributes to the cultural life of the city and receives international acknowledgements on an increasingly frequent basis.

Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods

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The Department of Economics, Management, and Quantitative Methods (DEMM) is one of the top-rated Italian departments of economics and related studies according to a number of international rankings.

Our Department is brand new: it was established on April 27, 2012. Yet, its origins can be traced back more than forty years, when the institutes, the departments and the research centers that recently merged to give rise to the new Department were founded. Since then the members of all these institutions have produced high-quality research on a wide range of topics, publishing their products in the best national and international journals. Our web pages devoted to the Department’s research activities illustrate the main themes pursued by our researchers and the most important results they have been able to reach.

The research interests of our staff directly inform our teaching and the design of our curriculum. We offer a number of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programs and research degrees in both Italian and English. Among the programs taught in Italian we recall the BA degree in Economia e management and the two-year master’s degree in Management dell’innovazione e imprenditorialità. Among the programs taught in English we recall the two-year master’s degrees in Economics and Finance, Environmental and Food Economics and Economics and Political Science, all of them directly run by the Economics Department, as well as the PhD program in Economics, run by the Lombardy Advanced School of Economic Research (LASER), a interuniversity school based at the Department. We also cooperate with other departments in offering joint interdisciplinary degrees in a number of related fields. Among the latter, we recall in particular the Politics and Economics curriculum, a track of the BA degree in Political Science which is entirely taught in English.

We try to be as clear as possible on what we expect from our students and what our students can expect from us. We also try to describe what we plan to undertake as accurately as we can. The Department supports students’ societies and alumni associations which, in cooperation with the Department’s and the University’s placement offices, play an active role in providing stage and employment opportunities. A high percentage of our graduates find a job immediately after graduating or carry on studying in more advanced programs. We encourage you to explore our web pages devoted to the Department’s teaching activities to get further information on the several opportunities the Department can provide.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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Master

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

Economics and Finance is an exclusive master programme aimed at providing an excellent academic background and a practical sense of today's financial markets and international economy. [+]

Course Objectives and Structure Economics and Finance is an exclusive master programme aimed at providing an excellent academic background and a practical sense of today's financial markets and international economy. The Master degree in Economics and Finance is a genuinely multidisciplinary programme, offering a well-balanced set of courses in economics and finance supported by several quantitative courses. Graduates of this master course will receive advanced training on quantitative methodologies and tools suitable to interpret and analyze the economic and financial phenomena and to operate directly on financial markets or in international economic institutions. The study program is designed to provide the students with solid background through the development of topics of economic theory, analysis of international financial markets and the theory of decision making under uncertainty. It includes study of financial markets from both the point of view of international law, history and economics. The first year establishes the capabilities in statistics, mathematics and computational techniques necessary for the analysis of financial data and economic time series. The second year of the master program is organized in two curricula. The first, Financial Economics, is dedicated to the training of economists capable of operating at international institutions or central government level in both the financial and economic sphere. The second curriculum, named Quantitative Finance, is aimed at preparing financial specialists capable of operating in the areas of pricing of derivatives, portfolio management, risk management and control in the financial sector. Entry Requirements The successful candidate of the Master program in Economics... [-]

Master in Economics and Political Science (EPS)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences and Quantitative methods. [+]

Course Objectives and Structure EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences and Quantitative methods. The EPS degree is a multidisciplinary programme, presenting a balanced offer of courses in economics and political science and quantitative methods. During the first year, students will be trained in advanced general tools of the three disciplines, whereas in the II year teaching focuses on advanced topics in the domains of international economics and politics. Training also includes internships in international organizations, or businesses, in-house laboratories and the writing of a final dissertation. During their career, EPS students can also take advantage of double degrees and mobility agreements with leading worldwide universities (Université catholique de Louvain, Peking University Shenzen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Sciences Po Paris, Universität Mannheim and others). Entry Requirements Undergraduate degree Applicants should have earned at least 60 ECTS credits or equivalent in the following fields: business administration, computer science, economics, law, management, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology or statistics. English language proficiency The knowledge of English will be assessed during the admission interview. A IELTS or TOEFl will be taken in account. Mathematics and Quantitative methods background Applicants must have earned at least 6 ECTS credits in Mathematics or Quantitative methods. Candidates lacking this requirement will have to attend a crash course in Mathematics. Crash courses is Statistics and Microeconomics are also offered. Scores in GRE or GMAT will also be taken in account... [-]

Master in Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Milan

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the two fundamental levers on which sustainable development of firms and Countries is built upon. [+]

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the two fundamental levers on which sustainable development of firms and Countries is built upon. With the Master degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, the University of Milan aims at training future managers and entrepreneurs with skills to start-up new businesses and govern the complex processes of social and organizational change implicit in the development of innovation. Our graduates work in both exiting firms and brand-new start-ups. In existing firms, they are involved in the management of innovative projects and provide their expertise in the fields of project management, knowledge management and social and digital media marketing. In brand-new start-ups, they can actively contribute to the work of the entrepreneurial team by providing specific competencies in the fields of business modelling, fundraising and management of financial resources. The second year of the Master program is organized in two curricula. The first, named innovation, is oriented toward those students more interested in pursuing a carrier as innovation manager in exiting firms, public and private institutions. The second, named entrepreneurship, focus on those students interested on getting involved in the starting up of new firms or working for incubators and venture capitalists as consultants for the evaluation and starting up of new firms. [-]

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