Economics and finance

Second cycle degree - a. y. 2017/18

Class: LM-56 - Economics

Duration: 2 years

Branch: Padova

Language: English

Degree course tracks: Banking and finance, Economics and public finance


Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives

Our two-year Master degree in Economics and Finance aims to develop capabilities of understand economic and financial phenomena, expert technical knowledge to interpret and manage complex financial issues, and develop and assess public policies.
The course has two curricula, Economics and Banking and Finance. The first provides the students with rigorous and state of the art training in applied economics, economic theory and econometrics. The second focuses on Banking and Finance with an original perspective, stressing economic reasoning, analysis of financial institutions and regulatory design, and computer applications. Both tracks share a common basis of core courses providing advanced analytical tools in the field of economics, econometrics and business finance. Students will benefit from a challenging academic environment thanks to small class sizes and a dedicated faculty with an international reputation.

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Occupational opportunities

The course prepares graduates for the pursuit of qualified activities of a specialized nature and/or management in the realm of banking, insurance, asset management, consulting firms, stock exchanges, supervisory authorities, government and public service companies, international organizations. Students that want to undertake a stage are fully supported to find the right partner by the Stage & Placement Service.  A large number of case study presentations and business events are organized to further enhance internship and work opportunities.

Students will benefit from an international learning environment in Padova and abroad exploiting the network of more than 80 university partners for the Erasmus+ program, bilateral agreements and other structured partnerships.
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The University of Padova offers full fee-waivers to students who have obtained (or are about to obtain) the qualification to be admitted to the chosen Degree course in a foreign institution (e.g. external to Italian Higher Education System). Fee-waivers are offered for 1 academic year.

Detailed information are provided under Tuition Fee-waivers for students enrolling in degrees courses held in English


The total amount of the fees depends on the ISEE (Equivalent Economic Status Index) and on the chosen degree (unless scholarships or reductions). 

Fees 2016/17

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