Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is one of the oldest European schools of economics and finance, with a long tradition of excellence in business, science and the humanities. So while looking for a partner to teach its students important fintech and analytics concepts like data visualization, time series and machine learning, it only made sense to look for a younger, tech-savvy business school.
That’s a key reason Ca’ Foscari signed an agreement with the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology that will allow students at the Italian university to enroll in the Financial Analytics master’s program at Stevens.
Ca’ Foscari Rector Michele Bugliesi visited Hoboken in March to sign the paperwork and tour the campus. “The Financial Analytics program - Rector Bugliesi said - reflects Ca’ Foscari’s interest in improving education and research in areas where economics, finance, technology and analytics overlap”
“Stevens is one of the leading institutions in these trends, and of course, it’s located so close to New York City,” Rector Bugliesi stated. “The ties to Wall Street and the job opportunities for students make us very excited about partnering with Stevens.”
Under the agreement, Ca’ Foscari students will earn a master’s degree in either Economics and Finance or Management in Venice, then travel to the United States to complete the master’s in Financial Analytics. Students earn a double degree in two years and, because the Financial Analytics degree is a STEM program, can work on Wall Street or elsewhere after graduation.
The Financial Analytics program is designed to provide practical finance skills to students with strong math, statistics, technology or physics fundamentals. Themes such as optimization, data analytics, programming and machine learning comprise the curriculum and prepare students for work at companies such as Accenture, Jefferies and UBS.
Stevens has a large and growing presence in the finance space. The university’s undergraduate Class of 2018 sent 17 percent of graduates into financial services.
Those connections to industry are something Dr. Bugliesi is excited to offer Ca’ Foscari students who will study in Hoboken.
“That’s one of the key elements that distinguishes Stevens, the strong links with alumni and with the enterprise world in general,” he said. “The data those companies can provide for research, the opportunities they can provide for a hands-on experience in student learning — this is why we’re so excited to work with Stevens.”
More information on how to apply to this double degree program can be found in the Master's degree in Management and Economics and Finance webpages