Our Master's program in Economics aims at providing a rigorous training in economics. Students who complete the program will be endowed with the skills required for a technically demanding job or admission to excellent doctoral programs worldwide.
At the end of the LMEC students will have acquired a thorough knowledge of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics. The program favors research methods and thus leads to advanced command over quantitative tools within a multi-disciplinary context.
Recently, LMEC students have been admitted to prestigious Ph.D. programs in Economics at top ranked schools such as MIT, Chicago, Stanford, Penn, Berkeley, British Columbia, Boston University, Boston College, Pompeu Fabra, London School of Economics, Stockholm and others.
Expected learning outcomes
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics trains economists with a solid grounding to the highest European and international standards, based on the competencies acquired in 1st cycle studies as required in Article 1 of the Degree Programme Regulation - Regulations.
The programme focuses on learning privileging research methods in the economic field, leading to a strong command of quantitative instruments.
These learning outcomes are achieved through a coordinated set of approaches including:
The 2nd cycle degree programme includes core course units in economics, mathematics, statistics, legal and business and econometrics. Developing on these fundamental areas, students then have the possibility to further study specific issues linked to labour economics, industrial economics, international economics, public economics, development economics and economic policy.
function in a professional context:
2nd cycle graduates are experts of micro- and macroeconomic systems.
In a professional context, the economist performs the following functions:
To acquire an appropriate level of responsibility and autonomy in economic research, the further competencies required can be obtained from continuing studies to PhD level in economics.
Competencies associated to the function:
The following specific knowledge is required:
a) Modern mathematical and statistical techniques applied to economic and financial markets to understand their operation and forecast future trends;
b) The main micro and macro-economic theories for analysing national and international economic phenomena and the behaviour of their stakeholders;
In addition to self-learning and lifelong learning skills, graduates will possess appropriate transversal skills:
in line with the assigned levels of autonomy and responsibility, the organisational and work methods adopted and the key stakeholders (colleagues, other professionals and public and/or private customers).
Lesson Hours: 3 ECTS (CFU) = 15 hours; 6 ECTS (CFU) = 30 hours; 12 ECTS (CFU) = 60 hours.
attività formative obbligatorie
28873 Microeconomics 1
28874 Microeconomics 2
28895 Mathematical Economics
37679 Statistics LM
28885 Econometrics 1
34481 Econometrics 2
47649 Corporate Governance
28233 Financial Institution Management
28876 Macroeconomics 2
28875 Macroeconomics 1lessons from 8/9 to 19/9/2014
attività formative obbligatorie
1 insegnamento a scelta tra (6 CFU) (6 CFU)
3 insegnamenti a scelta tra (18 CFU) (18 CFU)
A scelta tra seminari o altra idoneità linguistica (3 CFU)
attività a scelta dello studente (12 CFU)
1. Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics is subject to the possession of appropriate knowledge of economic theory and quantitative analysis.
2. Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is also subject to the possession of the following curricular requirements:
- A 1st cycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:
ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270/04: L-33 Economic Sciences L-18 Economic and Business Management Sciences L-36 Political Sciences and International Relations L-41 Statistics L-9 Industrial Engineering L-30 Physical Sciences and Technologies L-31 Computer Sciences and Technologies L-35 Mathematical Sciences
ex. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99: class 28 (Economic Sciences) class17 (Economic and Business Management Sciences) class 15
(Political Sciences and International Relations) class 37 (Statistical Sciences) class 10 (Industrial Engineering) class 25
(Physical Sciences and Technologies) class 26 (Computer Sciences and Technologies) class 32 (Mathematical Sciences)
Previous four-year degree programme system: Degree in Economic Policy, Economics and Trade, Business Economics and equivalent.
3. If no degree certificate is held by the candidate, admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is subject to assessment by a Board to ascertain the required skills and competencies through the assessment of the candidate's curriculum.
If the Board considers the level of the candidates' knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, they will be allowed to enrol in a test to assess their personal competencies and skills.
4. Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language to level B2, by the University Linguistic Centre.
Students holding a corresponding language certification may be exempted from sitting this exam.
5. Admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme is in any case for all candidates subject to the possession of the established curricular requirements and to the assessment of personal competencies and skills by a Board appointed by the Degree Programme Board (which may be that indicated in paragraph 3). Personal competencies and skills will be assessed through the examination of the curriculum in line with the procedures indicated in the admission procedure.
6. Second Cycle Degree Programmes may include a specific session for international students, appointing a
Board to assess personal competences and skills, compatibly with the schedule laid down in the call for applications for study grants (the deadline of which is indicatively in May).
International students who pass the above-mentioned entrance exam are exempted from the following assessment of their personal competencies and skills required for students generally
No work experience is required.
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