The Master In Development Economics and International Co-operation (MESCI)is a one year international Masters (M2 level) programme (60 credits) in development economics and public policy at the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The programme, which is taught in English, provides a solid grounding in the most recent economic theory in micro- and macroeconomics, as well as in econometrics and statistics. This intensive Masters aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of economic development issues, as well as with analytical skills and methods for applied research on poverty, inequality, labour, credit, environmental and trade issues.
MESCI is targeted to students and young professionals pursuing, or intending to embark on careers in international organizations, public and private companies engaged in international activities and non-governmental organizations. Since its inception, this programme has enjoyed international recognition and attracts students worldwide. Students from the following countries have taken part in the programme: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Central Africa, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zambia.
The MESCI - Master in Development Economics and International Co-operation - aims at training specialists in developing economics and in international cooperation who will be able to operate in both the public and private sector. The intent is to provide the student with the necessary skills to prepare, analyse and direct co-operation programs and projects for the promotion of growth in developing countries. Furthermore students of MESCI will also be prepared to support the internationalisation activities of businesses to be set up in developing countries. These skills will include
At the end of the programme, an internship can be undertaken at one of the businesses, NGOs, Institutions, national and international bodies involved in international cooperation activities in developing countries. Some of the internships opportunities will be dealt directly through the Programme coordinator; they are strictly related to the student’s profile and internship requirements. Students will have to present a final report related to their internship programme.
Tuition fee in the amount of 5.900,00€ is to be paid in 2 installments:
Mod. I - QUANTITATIVE METHODS 80h, 10 ECTS
Mod. II - ECONOMICS 48h, 6ECTS
Mod. III - CREDIT, GROWTH AND WELFARE 56h, 7.5ECTS
Mod. IV - PROJECT AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION 56h, 7ECTS
Mod. V - EDUCATION, LABOUR AND GENDER ISSUES FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 60h, 9.5ECTS
Mod. VI - TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 48h, 7ECTS
Mod. VII - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS: TRADE AND FINANCE 40h, 6ECTS
Mod. VIII - THE ETHICAL AND SOCIAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT 28h, 4ECTS
The Teaching Staff of MESCI is composed of professors from the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, professors from other Italian and foreign universities, researchers and experts from institutions, bodies and firms operating in the fields of development economics and international cooperation.
The Teaching Staff are:
The first 2 modules of the programme provides an introduction and an elaboration of concepts in microeconomics and macroeconomics. These aim both to provide some basic training for students without an academic background in those subjects and to consolidate the understanding of students who do. Students without an economics/mathematics background should be aware of the fact that the study of these subjects will imply relevant additional efforts from their side.
No work experience is required.
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