Academic year: 2019/2020

Level of qualification

Master's Degree Programme

Ministerial degree code

LM-56 (Economics Sciences)


The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.

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Double/Joint Degree

Economics and Finance hosts the Double Degree in Economy, Econometrics and Finance (MEEF) with the Université Aix-Marseille (France). Upon finishing the formative course, selected students will obtain an academic Double Degree: a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance at Ca’ Foscari University and a Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) from Université Aix-Marseille.
Access: selection process.

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 in Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière (MEF) - Université Paris-Dauphine (France).
Access: selection process.


Department of Economics - San Giobbe Cannaregio 873 - 30121 Venezia
For further information please contact the Campus of Economics,

Head of studies

Head of studies: Prof. Loriana Pelizzon (Teaching Committe Coordinator,;
Prof. Antonella Basso (Coordinator for the Finance curriculum;
Prof. Pietro Enrico Dino Dindo (Coordinator for the Economics-QEM curriculum;
Prof. Alberto Urbani (Coordinator for the Economics and Finance curriculum


Italian and English

Access to the programme

Open admission, subject to the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements.

Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 40 seats, of which 15 are reserved for Chinese students living in China, under the Marco Polo Project.

Admission requirements

Admission to the programme requires the possession of the minimal curriculum requirements and an adequate personal preparation. Furthermore, the possession of a certificated knowledge of English language at level B2, at least, is required.

Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.

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 available

  • Economics – QEM  (fully taught in English)

  • Economics and Finance (in Italian)

  • Finance (fully taught in English)

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.



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 level and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.

Last update: 15/05/2019