Educational plan

Programme overview

The Master degree in Economics & Finance is a genuinely multidisciplinary programme, offering a well-balanced set of courses in economics and finance supported by several quantitative courses. Students must acquire 120 ECTS to complete the programme; among them, 36 credits are devoted to additional educational and research activities, for example dissertation writing, research seminars and elective courses.

Course structure
Programme structure

First year
Mandatory courses 54 ECTS

Second year
Mandatory courses 12 ECTS

Curricula
Financial Economics 18 ECTS
Quantitative Finance 18 ECTS

Elective courses 12 ECTS

Stage 3 ECTS

Master Thesis (includes Laboratories) 
21 ECTS

FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (MEF) - Classe LM-16 (EX ECONOMICS AND FINANCE)-Enrolled from 2017/2018 academic year
course year not available
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Investments and Corporate Finance 12 80 English SECS-P/09 SECS-P/11
Mathematical Methods for Finance 9 60 English SECS-S/06
Time Series Analysis 6 40 English SECS-P/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
International Economic Law 6 40 English IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9 80 English SECS-S/01
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English SECS-S/01
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Asset Pricing and Financial Contracts 12 80 English SECS-P/01
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 40 English SECS-P/02
Money and Finance 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: A Historical Approach 6 40 English SECS-P/12
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 18 0 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Actuarial Techniques 6 40 English SECS-S/06
Laboratory of Quantitative Trading 3 20 English SECS-P/11
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities.
2 - Students must earn 3 credits by selecting an Internship/Stage.
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Investments and Corporate Finance 12 80 English SECS-P/09 SECS-P/11
Mathematical Methods for Finance 9 60 English SECS-S/06
Time Series Analysis 6 40 English SECS-P/05
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 12 80 English SECS-P/01
International Economic Law 6 40 English IUS/13
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9 80 English SECS-S/01
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English SECS-S/01
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 40 English SECS-P/02
Portfolio Optimization 6 40 English SECS-S/06
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: A Historical Approach 6 40 English SECS-P/12
Numerical Methods for Finance and Risk Management 12 80 English SECS-S/01 SECS-S/06
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 18 0 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Actuarial Techniques 6 40 English SECS-S/06
Laboratory of Quantitative Trading 3 20 English SECS-P/11
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities.
2 - Students must earn 3 credits by selecting an Internship/Stage.