Economics and finance Second cycle degree

Admission notice for candidates with an Italian qualification (Italian version)

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Class: LM-56 - Economics

Duration: 2 years

Branch: Padova

Language: English


Open access with assessment test and admission requirements

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 30

of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme): 5

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Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
This degree course, which is conducted entirely in English, provides students with an advanced level of education to pursue activities of a specialized nature and/or executive entry level positions at financial institutions, companies, government at local or national level, international institutions, which require advanced analysis capabilities of economic and financial phenomena, be it domestic or international, expert technical knowledge to interpret and manage complex financial issues or develop and value public policies.
The student can choose between two curricula, Banking and Finance and Economics and Public Finance. The first choice develops expertise for banking management, risk management, the development of financial functions in a given company regarding the problems of small and medium-sized businesses. The second curriculum provides the student with expert knowledge to handle and interpret the problems of government administrations and public service companies, and for elaborating and evaluating policies, with particular reference to the processes of the formation of collective decisions, planning and evaluation of investment projects, the assessment of the intermediate and the final results of implemented operations.

Occupational opportunities
This Second Cycle degree course prepares the student for the pursuit of qualified activities of a specialized nature and/or management in the realm of banking; insurance; brokerage and asset management; non-financial firms; consulting firms; national and international stock exchanges; supervisory authorities and the control of financial markets; government (national, regional, local) and public service companies; evaluation units and verification of public investment; private companies; international organizations and institutions relevant to the scope of relations with the public sector or where there is a significant component of public interest; and oversight committees to safeguard fair competition and the markets.

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