Economics and finance a.y. 2018/19

Our two-year Master degree in Economics and Finance aims to develop capabilities to understand economic and financial phenomena, expert technical knowledge to interpret and manage complex financial issues, and develop and assess public policies.

Brief overview of the course

  Overview

Level: Second-cycle degree

Field of study: LM-56 - Economics

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Economics and Finance

Start date: October 2018

Location: Padova

Available places: European and Non-European candidates: 30 (5 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

  Course description

This graduate course helps students acquire advanced capabilities to analyze economic and financial phenomena. The course prepares students to pursue activities of a specialized nature in research and in executive entry-level positions at financial institutions, companies and in national and international government institutions.

  Course structure

The course has two curriculaEconomics 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, regulatory design, and computer applications. Both tracks share a common base of core courses providing advanced analytical tools in the field of economics, econometrics and business finance.

  Career opportunities

The course is for students who want to specialize in the fields of economics and finance and banking.

The course prepares graduates to work in the areas of management. In sectors such as banking, insurance, asset management, consulting firms, stock exchanges, supervisory authorities, government and public service companies, international organizations. 

  Entry requirements

Candidates wishing to enroll in the second-cycle degree course in Economics and Finance are expected to hold a degree or a three-year Italian Diploma Universitario or other qualification earned in Italy or abroad recognized by the current legislation.

Candidates must have minimum credits in specific areas of study:

  • 12 ECTS: Accounting and/or Management
  •  16 ECTS in Economics
  •  22 ECTS in Mathematics, and/or Statistics and/or Econometrics)

Students must demonstrate competence in the following disciplines: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Theory of finance, corporate finance, financial brokerage Economics.

Candidates are expected to have a good command over English language and the ability to use the main IT tools.

  Application

The link to the online application platform as well as step by step guidelines on the online application procedure are included in the Call for Application below (page 2). Please follow the instructions carefully when applying online since links and procedures differ depending on the degree course.

The payment of the application fee (euro 30) is a compulsory step to complete your application. The application fee is non-refundable. For detailed payment instructions please read our guide. If you wish to apply for more than one programme, you need to pay the application fee for each course you are applying for. 

For general information on application procedures, please check How to apply.

  Tuition fees

Information on 2018/19 fees is available on page: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees.

The total amount (euro 2600,00) 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.

Applicants receiving an offer of admission, either unconditional or conditional, will be asked to pay a tuition fee deposit of euro 185,00 within 30 days to secure their place on the programme.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

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

For detailed information: