M.Sc. Economics (LMEC)

University of Bologna

Tuition fee:
  • € 3,100 / Year (EEA)
  • € 3,100 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Graduates of the 2nd cycle Degree programme in Economics (in English) will have a sound economic background in accordance with the highest European and international standards, principally by completing the training achieved in the 1st cycle degree programme in economics.

This learning outcome is pursued through a coordinated series of approaches such as: (i) the advanced study of economic theory and quantitative analysis techniques; (ii) the development of skills in study fields that demonstrate the applicative possibilities of the tools acquired; (iii) the development of analytical interests regarding the historical and institutional factors of economic systems; (iv) the creative use of economic methodologies and quantitative techniques which are inherent to the various application sectors for the solution of economic and corporate problems.

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics is structured around economics, statistics for economics and law for business course units. In addition, more specific topics, such as the economics of labour and industry, international economics, monetary and financial economics, public economics, resources and development economics, methodologies of economic analysis, economic policy and economic history, are studied in greater depth. The degree programme favours research methods and thus leads to advanced command over quantitative tools within a multi-disciplinary context.


First Year

attività formative obbligatorie

  • FINANCE (I.C.)
  • 47649 Corporate Governance
  • 28233 Financial Institution Management
  • Microeconomics (I.C.)
  • 28873 Microeconomics 1
  • 28874 Microeconomics 2
  • Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis (I.C.)
  • 37679 Statistics LM
  • 28895 Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics (I.C.)
  • 28885 Econometrics 1
  • 34481 Econometrics 2
  • Macroeconomics (I.C.)
  • 28876 Macroeconomics 2
  • 28875 Macroeconomics 1

Second Year

attività formative obbligatorie

  • Capital Market Regulation
  • Econometrics 3
  • Final Examination LM
  • Macroeconomics 3
  • Microeconomics 3

1 insegnamento a scelta tra (6 CFU)

  • Economic Development
  • Imperfect Capital Markets, Liquidity And Crises
  • Monetary Policy in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models
  • Introduction to the Econometrics of Asset Pricing
  • Political Economy In Macroeconomics
  • Economic Theory Of Institutions
  • Economics Of Innovation
  • Topics in the Economics of Ageing and Pension Provision

(3 CFU)

  • Other Foreign Language Pass/Fail Examination
  • Seminars

attività a scelta dello studente (12 CFU)

The degree programme suggests the following courses, together with those activated in the framework of the course. These subjects can be chosen at the 1 and the 2 year.
  • Internship
  • Topics In Macroeconomics


  1. To attend profitably the degree course Laurea Magistralis in Economics it is necessary to have adequate knowledge of economic theory and quantitative analysis.
  2. To be admitted to the Laurea Magistralis in Economics it is necessary to hold an Italian undergraduate degree in one of the following classes: ex D.M. 270/04: L-33 Scienze economiche L-18 Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale L-36 Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali L-41 Statistica L-9 Ingegneria industriale L-30 Scienze e tecnologia fisiche L-31 Scienze e tecnologia informatiche L-35 Scienze matematiche
    ex. D.M.509/99: classe 28 (Scienze economiche) classe17 (Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale) classe 15 (Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali) classe 37 (Scienze statistiche) classe 10 (Ingegneria industriale) classe 25 (Scienze e tecnologie fisiche) classe 26 (Scienze e tecnologie informatiche) classe 32 (Scienze matematiche) Previous four-year University system: Laurea in economia e commercio/undergraduate degree in Economics and Business, Laurea in economia politica/undergraduate degree in Economics.
  3. In the case of applicants holding a foreign degree, an Admission Board appointed by the Council of the Laurea Magistralis will as certain the equivalence between the foreign and the Italian degree. Exceptionally, in order to allow outstanding students to be admitted to to the Laurea Magistralis in Economics without the prerequisites 1. and 2., an Admission Board will verify if the student holds the skills and the competencies required on the basis of the curriculum vitae. If the Board considers the above mentioned skills and competencies to be sufficient, it allows the student to be evaluated as in 4.
  4. In any case, the admission to the Laurea Magistralis in Economics is conditional on the assessment of the personal qualification by an Admission Board (which can be the same as in 3.). This assessment is made on the basis of the curriculum vitae according to the procedure and criteriaspecified in the call for admission.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 520
TOEFL iBT® test: 80


The University of Bologna offers Unibo Action 2 study grants to deserving international students, who wish to register for Second Cycle Degree Programmes. The grants, worth € 11,000 gross, are assigned on the basis of the GRE (Revised General Test) test scores.

Read the full information on the requirements and the application procedure in the call for applications, available on the website of the University of Bologna. The deadline to apply for these grants is March 31st.

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