M.Sc. Economic and Social Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR12000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR12000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
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| Milano, Italy
This Economic and Social Sciences programme at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi provides a solid foundation in quantitative methods and economic theory: graduates will develop the ability to interpret the economic and social processes that are typical at all stages of development.
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Description

Its main strength is its wide-ranging interdisciplinarity, achieved through both flexibility in the selection of electives and the organization of ad-hoc events. Students will be able to considerably customize their study path depending on their interests and their scientific research areas.The Economic and Social Sciences programme is offered at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.

Students will also benefit from close interaction with faculty and research centers at Bocconi, with the possibility of being involved in research projects in economics or other social sciences. They also have the opportunity to choose from several PhD-level Bocconi courses as electives.

Career opportunities are mainly focused in professions with strong research content within corporations, international organizations, public or private research centers, consulting firms, regulatory authorities, central banking, other professions requiring strong analytical skills within consultancies and financial institutions, as well as professional academic careers in the areas of economics, statistical analysis, economic history, social sciences and applied mathematics.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Professions with strong research content, such as positions within international organizations, public or private research centers, consulting firms, the economic press, and professional academic careers in the areas of economics,statistical analysis, economic history, social sciences and applied mathematics
  • New professional contexts in which economists are strongly required, such as regulatory authorities, central banking, nonprofit organizations, innovative areas in public administration, such as diplomacy and international commerce
  • Applied statistician analyzing sociodemographic trends on behalf of firms and corporations, and other economic or financial organizations
  • Company positions that require high-level analytical skills

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR12000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR12000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Program Structure

The program is made up of courses which can be divided into the following areas: analysis and statistics, economics, and social sciences.

In the second semester of the first year, students personalize their curriculum through elective courses, which pertain to the three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Econometrics and Quantitative Methods.

Program Structure

First year

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Institutions and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • 3 electives which pertain to three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Social and Quantitative Fields.

Second Year

Students personalize their curriculum through 4 more electives which pertain to three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Social and Quantitative Fields.

Students are allowed to develop solid skills in economics (both from a theoretical and from an applied perspective) for nonlinear and interdisciplinary pathways. There are very flexible rules for selecting electives, from three main areas as well as from the wide offer at Bocconi, including the opportunity to select up to three PhD-level courses as electives. Students will also focus on the final thesis, which allows them to pursue their own research interests, to fine-tune analytical skills and to develop critical thinking.

Requirements

Every year Università Bocconi establishes the maximum number of students that can be admitted to a given degree program. By doing so, the University guarantees the best possible living and study conditions for students, allowing them to successfully complete their degrees and enter the job market.

The Bocconi Graduate School offers pre-experience Master of Science programs, for students coming directly from previous studies (Bachelor degree) or also with some brief work experience.

International applicants

In all the selection rounds, International applicants are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on three components:

  • Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test
  • Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program
  • Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal statement, possibility of personal assessment interview.

1.Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test

The aptitude test scores provide a fair and objective way to compare applications. Bocconi requires only the total score (verbal and quantitative sections) of the GMAT or GRE.No particular scores are required to participate to the selections

2.Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program

The undergraduate GPA and transcripts are an indication of the applicant's previous academic performance. No particular scores are required to participate to the selections

3.Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal Statement

The Director of the Master of Science program will evaluate the various documents and information included in the dossier and verify the applicant's overall profile, experience and knowledge.Applications will not be evaluated if any of the 3 above mentioned elements is missing.

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No work experience is required.

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