International Master in Economics and Finance

IMEF - International Master in Economics and Finance

2nd level International Master in Economics and Finance - 23rd edition - a.y. 2019/2020
Deadline for application submission: to be announced
In the meanwhile, send us an expression of interest!

The aim of the Master is to train students to acquire a deeper and more sophisticated knowledge of the economic analysis of markets and financial institutions. The primary function of the Master is to facilitate the entry of students into the domestic and international labour market by providing them with the most recent investigation tools, at both theoretical and applied level, thus preparing specialists in the fields of the analysis of financial markets, risk management, banking and corporate finance.

The course will be conducted in English to encourage cooperation and interaction among students from different countries and the teaching staff which is recruited from the world's most renowned international academic institutions (CREST-INSEE, LBS, MIT, Princeton), as well as from public institutions (Banca d'Italia, European Banking Authority, European Central Bank, European Investment Fund) and business organizations (Generali, Intesa Sanpaolo, Prometeia, PwC) operating in the financial sector.
Full- or partial-tuition scholarships are available from Generali and Prometeia. Financial aids are available from Intesa Sanpaolo.

The Master in Economics and Finance programme:

  • provides participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of Economics and Finance;
  • furnishes participants with the analytical tools and new skills necessary to acquire a sound basis for financial decision-making;
  • helps individuals to enhance their management effectiveness in the field of Economics and Finance;
  • brings students into the practice of financial analysis by using the most operative packages, such as EViews®, Matlab® and R, and the database provided by Bloomberg® and Orbis®;
  • supports students in boosting their skill set with modules in the Bloomberg Lab on Economics, Fixed Income, Equities and Currencies. The Bloomberg Certification will substantially improve students marketability;
  • promotes Women's leadership by guaranteeing the membership at the LEI - Center for Women's Leadership and supporting the partecipation to the laboratories on Mentorship and Entrepreneurship for womens.


Loriana Pelizzon interviews Stephen Schaefer

The new Bloomberg Finance Lab in San Giobbe Economics Campus


The International Master in Economics and Finance is a second level, post graduate programme, in accordance with the Italian University system. The International Master in Economics and Finance is a truly unique programme. No other school in Italy can offer a faculty of such high-standard international ranking. Here are some of the factors that make the Master’s in Economics and Finance outstanding:

  • Faculty – The faculty is recruited from the world’s most renowned international academic institutions of Economics and Finance, as well as from business organizations operating in the financial sector. The faculty’s aim is to widen and deepen participants’ understanding of financial concepts whilst empowering them with hands-on practical skills that can be applied in the real world.
  • Classmates – With no more than 20 participants representing many nationalities on the current program, participants will be enriched both in terms of work experience and cultural diversity, as well as through close interaction with instructors.
  • Career – Recruiting is favored by the organization of an internship for each student of the Master. IMEF counts on a wide range of contacts with European and Italian financial institutions who host our students for an internship period that can be interpreted as a trial period before definite employment.

Simone Varotto, past student in Economics and Business at Ca' Foscari, now Associate Professor of Finance, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, explains how the University of Reading offers scholarships to IMEF students.

Watch Paolo Tasca, past student of IMEF and now Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT), University College London.

Last update: 09/05/2019