Second cycle degree in

Economics and finance (2020/2021)

Class: LM-56 - Economics

Class LM-56 - Economics
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language English
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study BRUNO MARIA PARIGI
Access Open access with assessment test and admission requirements

Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2020/21:

  • 7th January-7th March: all applicants
  • 7th April-7th July: EU applicants or equivalent only



A course held entirely in English that uses advanced training techniques divided into two curricula, one in Economics and the other in Banking & Finance. The Economic curriculum provides both basic and advanced economic tools needed to conduct economic research as well as theoretical and applied training within the economic field to be applied in many different settings. The Banking & Finance curriculum offers the tools needed in understanding banking management, risk management, and the development of the financial function within a company. Students will develop both the national and international analytical skills in economics and finance needed as they aspire to become specialist and hold managerial positions at banks, insurance companies and other financial intermediaries, as well as private companies, local public administration, or international institutions.


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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 in research 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.
The student can choose between two curricula, Economics and Banking and Finance. The first curriculum , aimed at future economists, offers a rigorous training in economics, quantitative methods , applied and theoretical economics to work either in International organizations, public sector, corporations, or to continue their studies toward a Doctoral degree. The second curriculum develops expertise for banking and risk management, the development of financial functions in a company, with special emphaisis to the problems of small and medium-sized businesses.

Occupational opportunities
This Second Cycle degree course prepares the student for the pursuit of qualified activities of research 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; governmet (national, regional, local) and public service.


Entry requirements:

A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Economics; Economics, Markets and Institutions; Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Administration; Mathematics, Statistics and Finance is required.
Applicants who do not have one of the above mentioned degrees can also be qualified for the MSc in Economics and Finance, if the core academic areas listed below are covered.
The specific entry requirements below will be subject to evaluation also if you own one or more of the above listed degrees.

Fulfil specific entry requirements (core academic areas)

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish whether the following core academic areas are satisfied:

1. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
2. Quantitative methods for Economics and Finance (mathematics, statistics, econometrics)
3. Finance, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Banking

Additional requirements

The following options might be an asset to your evaluation:
- References
- GPA (Grade Point Average)

Whenever necessary, the Commission may also ask candidates for an on-line interview.

English language: B2 level (CEFR) or equivalent