Economics and Finance

This degree programme is of open admission.

If you possess a non-Italian study qualification, the first compulsory step is the pre-evaluation of the qualification: it is sufficient to register in the apply.unive.it portal, choosing the study programme that interests you and loading the required documentation. After around 15 days, the Welcome Unit of the International Office will give you feedback on your application.

Enrollment closes on 30th September 2017.

Academic Year: 2016/2017

Level of qualification

Second Cycle Degree Programme (Ministerial Decree no. 270/2004)

At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille.

Access: call for applications.

Joint Degree in Models and Methods in Economics and Management - Erasmus Mundus (QEM) in collaboration with Université Pantheon - Sorbonne - Paris 1 (France); Universität Bielefeld (Germany); Universitat Autònoma - Barcelona (Spain).

Access: call for applications

Double Degree with Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière with Université Paris-Dauphine (France)

At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière of Université Paris-Dauphine.

Access: call for applications

Where

Department of Economics - San Giobbe Cannaregio 873 - 30121 (VE)

For further information please contact the Campus of Economics, e-mail:  campus.economico@unive.it

Head of studies

Prof. Loriana Pelizzon (teaching committe coordinator -  pelizzon@unive.it)

Language

Italian, English

Access to the programme

Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements.

Quotas for non-EU students residing abroad: 40 places, among which 10 are reserved for Chinese students residing in China, according to the Marco Polo Programme).

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements.

A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Details about the assessment procedures are available in the relevant webpage.

Learning outcomes

This Master’s Degree Programme aims to create professionals with expertise in the main areas of economics and finance and a solid theoretical and quantitative legal grounding. There are three main areas of specialisation, two taught entirely in English. The Economics curriculum – QEM (English taught) focuses on economic, quantitative and legal themes. Students choosing this curriculum can participate in the Erasmus Mundus (QEM) programme. The curricula specialised in the area of finance (one taught in Italian, one in English) aim to equip students with competencies in the financial markets, in the main areas of financial intermediation (credit, finance, treasury, securities, organisation, planning and control), management of financial investments and financial-risk measurement and management, financial consultancy and insurance, complementary protection schemes and pension fund management, internal process management and administration of banks and financial  intermediaries in general.

Curricula

Economics curriculum - QEM (fully taught in English): advanced economics, econometrics, optimization, probability theory, competitive analysis, behavioural economics, advanced public economics, empirical economics, competition law.
Economics and finance curriculum (taught in Italian): strategic finance, bank management and analysis of credit merit, corporate finance policies, non-bank financial intermediaries, bank organisation and strategy, market economics and financial investments, banking legislation, financial and insurance products, econometrics, risk measurement.
Finance curriculum (fully taught in English): advanced corporate finance, corporate banking, financial markets, accounting & management, financial economics, international financial regulation, derivatives and insurance, statistical methods for risk analysis, stochastic calculus for finance, econometrics, risk measurement, stochastic models for finance.

Occupational profiles

The main career opportunities available to graduates specialised in economics are:

  • economists in research centres (including university research centres), in national and international bodies and in companies operating on international markets;
  • operative roles providing support for analytical- and decision-making processes by economic intervention agencies (authorities, ministries, local, national and supranational economic bodies) or in structures and institutions providing support for market operators (advice centres, research offices and corporate marketing).

Graduates specialised in finance can choose from the following career paths:

  • risk manager, compliance manager, risk controller, internal auditor, expert in Asset and Liability Management, operators in charge of securities and financial services, treasury management and planning and control departments;
  • managers of mutual funds, pension funds, insurance portfolios, hedge funds;
  • support, monitoring and institutional-organisational activities, document and inspection activities for supervisory authorities, independent administration authorities in general and companies involved in the management of organised markets;
  • professional activities within consultation companies in strategic planning, management of mergers and acquisitions and support for corporate supervision and governance;
  • self-employed professional.

Attendance

Open attendance

Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships (even abroad), in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Professional Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes

For further information

Degree programme website: www.unive.it/cdl-em20english
Department of Economics: www.unive.it/dep.economics