Educational plan

Programme overview

The Master degree in Finance & Economics 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, 30 credits are devoted to additional educational and research activities, for example dissertation writing, research seminars and elective courses.

MEF structure
Programme structure

First year
Mandatory courses 60 ECTS

Second year
Mandatory courses 12 ECTS

Curricula
Quantitative Economics 18 ECTS
Quantitative Finance 18 ECTS

Elective courses 9 ECTS

Stage 3 ECTS

Master Thesis
18 ECTS


FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (MEF) - Classe LM-16 (EX ECONOMICS AND FINANCE)-Enrolled from 2021/22 academic year
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Investments: Module I, Portfolio Theory; Module II, Portfolio Management 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 60 English SECS-S/01
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English SECS-S/01
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Economics 6 40 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
Risk Management 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 Portfolio Optimization 12 80 English SECS-S/01 SECS-S/06
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
Advanced Laboratory on Monetary Theory and Policy 3 20 English SECS-P/01
Financial Econometrics 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Laboratory of Bank Loan Pricing 3 20 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
Optional activities and 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: Module I, Portfolio Theory; Module II, Portfolio Management 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 60 English SECS-S/01
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English SECS-S/01
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Dynamic Macroeconomics (Module I: Growth Theory + Module II: Investment and Labour Markets Theory) 12 80 English SECS-P/01
Financial Economics 6 40 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
Microeconometrics 6 40 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/05
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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
Advanced Laboratory on Monetary Theory and Policy 3 20 English SECS-P/01
Financial Econometrics 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Laboratory of Bank Loan Pricing 3 20 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
Optional activities and study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities.
2 - Students must earn 3 credits by selecting an Internship/Stage.
FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (MEF) - Classe LM-16 (EX ECONOMICS AND FINANCE)-Enrolled from 2017/2018 academic year till 2020/21
course year not available
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
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 60 English SECS-S/01
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English SECS-S/01
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Investments and Corporate Finance 12 80 English SECS-P/09 SECS-P/11
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
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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 Bank Loan Pricing 3 20 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
Laboratory of Quantitative Trading 3 20 English SECS-P/11
Optional activities and study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities.
2 - Students must earn 3 credits by selecting an Internship/Stage.
course year not available
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
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 60 English SECS-S/01
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English SECS-S/01
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Financial Investments and Corporate Finance 12 80 English SECS-P/09 SECS-P/11
course year not available
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 40 English SECS-P/02
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
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Money and Finance 6 40 English SECS-P/01
Not specified period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Asset Pricing and Financial Contracts 12 80 English SECS-P/01
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
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 Bank Loan Pricing 3 20 English SECS-P/01 SECS-P/02
Laboratory of Quantitative Trading 3 20 English SECS-P/11