Economics and finance a.y. 2020/21

The Master’s degree focuses on the economic and financial phenomena, providing expert technical knowledge to analyse, interpret and manage complex issues in order to develop and assess public policies.
Thanks to small size classes and a dedicated faculty with an international reputation, students benefit from a challenging academic environment and receive an advanced training to work directly within financial institutions, private companies and either national or international government institutes.


Level: Master

Field of study: Economics

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Economics and Finance

Start date: October 2020

Location: Padova

  Programme structure

Common path: Advanced Econometrics; Macroeconomics; Corporate Finance and Accounting; Capital Markets and Regulations
Path 1 – Economics: Mathematics for Economics; International Economics; Human Capital and Health;
Industrial Economics; Public Economics
Path 2 – Banking and Finance: Financial Economics; Mathematics for Financial Risk; Banking Financial and Risk Management; Analysis of Investment Projects; Personal Finance

  Career opportunities

Graduates work as executives in different fields (Economics, Finance or Banking) in various environments such as: banks, insurances, asset management, consulting firms, stock exchanges, supervisory authorities, government and public service companies, international organisations. The
programme represents a great starting point for PhD studies, particularly in Economics or Finance.

  Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proven skills in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics

  Language requirements

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent


If you have an international entry qualification, please submit your application on according to the following timeline:

  • First Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th January-7th March 2020
  • Second Call for Applications - a.y. 2020/21: 7th April-7th July 2020

If you have an Italian entry qualification, please submit your application on according to the instructions provided in the Call for applications which will be published in late Spring on the University’s website (Italian version)

Application fee

The payment of the application fee (€30,00) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2019/20. Please check:

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2019/20) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information:


Programme Coordinator: Bruno Maria Parigi