Course structure [A.Y. 2015-2016, 2016-2017]


The Master degree in Economics & Finance is a genuinely multidisciplinary programme, offering a well-balanced set of courses in economics and finance supported by several quantitative courses. Students must acquire 120 ECTS to complete the programme; among them, 36 credits are devoted to additional educational and research activities, for example dissertation writing, research seminars and elective courses.

Course study program

Course study programme

The following are mandatory for all students:
First year courses

Course ECTS Area Term
Mathematical Methods and Modeling 9 mat/stat I
Time Series Analysis 6 mat/stat I
Financial Investments 6 man I
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9 mat/stat II
Advanced Microeconomics 6 eco II
International Economic Law 6 law II
Advanced Macroeconomics 6 eco III
Risk Assessment and Management 6 man III
Total number of credits earned at the end of the first year 54

Second year courses

Course ECTS Area Term
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 econ I
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: a Historical Approach 6 econ/hist II
Cumulative number of credits earned after the second year’s mandatory courses 66

Choose your specialization path

At the end of the first year, students have to choose among one of the two curricula called Financial Economics and Quantitative Finance.

Curriculum: Financial Economics

Course ECTS Area Term
Money and Finance 6 econ I
Financial Contracts 6 econ II
Assets Pricing 6 econ II
Cumulative number of credits earned under curriculum Financial Economics 84

Curriculum: Quantitative Finance

Course ECTS Area Term
Numerical and Statistical Methods for Finance 6 mat/stat I
Portfolio Optimization 6 mat/stat II
Risk Theory 6 mat/stat II
Cumulative number of credits earned under curriculum Quantitative Finance 84

Other activities for the completion of study program

To complete the study program the students have to attend a stage (3 ECTS) and choose among 2 additional elective courses for an amount of 12 ECTS.

Master thesis

For the preparation of the final Master thesis, the students will earn 21 ECTS.

The total number of credits at the end of the study program is 120 ECTS.

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