Admission requirements

For Academic year 2017/18, admission onto the Master’s Degree programme in Economics and Finance requires:

  • an adequate personal preparation;
  • specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields.
  • understanding of english language at level B2: process of verification and cases of exemption are indicated in the dedicated web page. Each understanding will be verified by the office at the moment of matriculation.

Matriculation onto the Master’s Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the above requirements.

For the evaluation of admission requirements, students must fill in the specific online auto-certification: results will be published in the “Evaluation Results” section of this website.

Applicable periods for completing the auto-certification and result publication dates are indicated in the specific section.

Personal preparation

Personal preparation is understood as an adequate acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the following fields: financial mathematics, corporate finance, bank contracting, financial economics, banking and statistical inference.

Personal preparation will be verified by the Didactic College through CV and Cover Letter evaluation. By rule, students are considered in possession of personal preparation if they attain the following requirements:

  • degree class:

    • ex D.M. 270/2004: L-18 Science of Economy and Management; L-33 Economic Sciences; L-41 Statistics;
    • ex D.M. 509/1999: 17 Science of Economy and Management; 28 Economic Sciences; 37 Statistical Sciences.

  • minimum degree mark: 95/110.

If the student is not in possession of both these two previous requirements (or only fulfil one of the two), personal preparation will be verified by the Teaching Committee through a written test, different for each curricula. Personal Preparation is considered positively verified if the mark obtained by the average arithmetic grade from the test (expressed out of 110) and the degree grade is equal to or higher than 88/110.

The Teaching Committee reserves the right to conduct an integrative interview.

Minimum curricular requirements

Minimum credit requirements (CFU): 60 CFU in the following scientific-disciplinary sectors

In the field of Business:
SECS-P/07 Business
SECS-P/08 Business Economics and Management
SECS-P/09 Corporate Finance
SECS-P/10 Organizational Behaviour and Design
SECS-P/11 Banking and Financial Institutions

In the field of Economics:
SECS-P/01 Political Economics
SECS P/02 Economic Policy
SECS-P/03 Science of Finance
SECS-P/04 History of Economic Thought
SECS-P/05 Econometrics
SECS-P/06 Applied Economics
SECS-P/12 Economic History

In the field of Law:
IUS/01 Private Law
IUS/04 Business Law
IUS/05 Economic Law
IUS/07 Labor Law
IUS/09 Public Law
IUS/10 Administrative Law
IUS/12 Taxation Law
IUS/13 International Law
IUS/14 EU Law

In the field of statistical-mathematics:
MAT/02 Algebra
MAT/03 Geometry
MAT/05 Calculus
MAT/06 Probability and Statistical Mathematics
MAT/08 Numerical Analysis
MAT/09 Operations Research
SECS-S/01 Statistics
SECS-S/03 Economic Statistics
SECS-S/06 Mathematical methods for Economics and Actuarial and Financial Sciences

In the case in which students are not in possession of the curricula requirements, they must retrieve them before enrollment exclusively by carrying out single programmes (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or another university.

Furthermore, for the recovery of curricular requirements or to develop and enrich your skills before enrolling in a Master’s degree programme, you can participate in the Bridge Term, organized by the Ca’ Foscari School for International Education: it will be held from 21st August until 15th September and includes courses, taught entirely in English, in the areas of business, economics, law, mathematics and within some programmes in the languages area. You can find all the information on the page dedicated to the programmeBefore enrolling in the programme, please contact the Referent for the Teaching Commitee by emailing

Online application for auto-certification of admissions requirements

There are three evaluation sessions provided:

Session Filling in of Self Certification Publication of Results
1st session Tuesday 2nd May - Monday 5th June 2017 Friday 23th June 2017
2nd session Tuesday 11th July - Monday 28th August 2017 Friday 15th September 2017
3th session Tuesday 3rd October - Monday 6th November 2017 Friday 24th November 2017

Before proceeding with the self certification of admission requirements, remember to arrange it in electronic format:

  • auto-certification of the degree with signed exams (in which the following is indicated: University where degree was carried out, classes and degree programme, degree data and marks, exams taken with the relative scientific-disciplinary sector and weighted credits). Check whether the auto-certification, completed with all the above information, can be printed from the personal area of the provincial University’s website; alternatively, use the model of auto-certification present on this page; 
  • possible linguistic certification or useful documentation to certify belonging to one of the provided cases of exemption;
  • CV and Cover Letter for verification of your personal preparation.

Students and particular cases

If you participate in the evaluation as a student, during the completion of the self certification you must substitute the degree grade with the weighted average of the exams you have taken, and the degree self certification with the self certification of enrolment onto exams.

If you are a student on a degree programme of the Old Order (before D.M. 509/99), you must fill in the self certification of requirements online, skipping over the part dedicated to inserting your curriculum requirements.

If you have achieved a qualification abroad you must not no the self-certification online, instead you must verify the possession of curricular requirements and personal preparation by accessing the specific online procedure of evaluation.

Evaluation Outcome: possible cases

The result of the evaluation will be published on the website: in cases of success you may proceed directly to enrolment.

Access will not be permitted if:

  • you are not in possession of personal preparation, you must fill in the self-certification online again to participate in a new evaluation session;
  • the inserted curricula requirements do not total the amount of credits required, you must collect them by taking part in single courses (Bachelor’s Degree level) at this or another University. Once you have obtained them, you may proceed with enrolment without accessing a new online application for self-certification of admission requirements;
  • the results lack either curricula requirements or personal preparation, you may proceed with enrolment only after having obtained the requirements by undertaking the single courses and verifying personal preparation with success by participating in a new evaluation session;

If you do not have possession of certificated understanding of English language at B2 level, once you have obtained the requirements you can proceed with enrolment without accessing a new online application for self-certification of admission requirements: you must insert the useful documentation to demonstrate linguistic understanding during the completion of the online application and enrolment.

Verification test for personal preparation


Verification of the personal preparation will be held, both for graduates and those about to graduate, at San Giobbe:

  • Thursday 15th June 2017 at 2.30pm at the 2B classroom
  • Monday 11th September 2017 at 10am at the 10A classroom;
  • Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 10am at the 409 classroom - Partesotti.

Contents and procedure

The contents for the test are reported in the attached document of this section.
The test consists of a multiple-choice test: personal preparation is considered positively verified if the mark obtained by the average arithmetic grade from the test (expressed out of 110) and the degree grade is equal to or higher than 88/110.

The Teaching Committee reserves the right to conduct an integrative interview.

Methods of Enrolment

The summons list for the November test will be published, by Monday 13th November 2017, in the “Evaluation results” section of this website. To be admitted to the test you must:


The enrolment fee allows you to partecipate, at the same meeting, in the verification test for personal preparation for all Master’s Degree programmes within the Department of Economics.