FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (MEF) - Classe LM-16 (EX ECONOMICS AND FINANCE)-Enrolled from 2017/2018 academic year

Course type
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
English
Graduates of this master course will receive advanced training on quantitative methodologies and tools suitable to interpret and analyze the economic and financial phenomena and to operate directly on financial markets or in international economic institutions. The study program is designed to provide the students with solid background through the development of topics of economic theory, analysis of international financial markets and the theory of decision making under uncertainty. It includes study of financial markets from both the point of view of international law, history and economics.

The first year courses, common to both curricula, also provide for the establishment of capabilities in statistics, mathematics and computational techniques for the analysis of financial data and economic time series.
The second year of the master program is organized in two curricula. The first, Financial Economics, is dedicated to the training of economists capable of operating at international institutions or central government level in both the financial and economic sphere.
The second curriculum, named Quantitative Finance, is aimed at preparing financial specialists capable of operating in the areas of pricing of derivatives, portfolio management, risk management and control in the financial and / or actuarial sector.
The master course in Economics and Finance aims at forming the following professional profiles.

Profile: Analyst and financial adviser.
Functions: the professionals included in this category make suggestions for investment and give technical advice to managers on which they depend functionally; assist the management of financial investments through the economic and financial analysis of market data; propose predictive models of economics, financial times series and provide guidance for the calibration of theoretical models using market data.
Skills: baggage of theoretical knowledge and operational tools aimed at evaluating financial investments, the evalutaion of the financial and credit risk.
Career opportunities: They operate in the office of financial management of banks, investment firms, investment funds, banks, financial intermediaries, research and financial statement purposes. They also work as private consultants.

Profile: Operator of financial markets and financial intermediary.
Functions: the figures included in this category act directly or on behalf of their company in the financial markets or as brokerage agents, also assist the company in the interaction with the regulatory authorities in the markets thanks to a thorough knowledge of the rules that govern them.
Skills: baggage of theoretical knowledge and legal advise for the management of financial investments, executives and management of contracts; ability to operate on traditional and digital markets.
Career opportunities: They operate in the office of financial management of banks, investment firms, investment funds, banks, financial intermediaries, research and financial statement purposes.

Profile: Manager or Director of the departments of finance, financial institutions or international economic institutions.
Functions: the occupations included in this category exercise managerial functions of high responsibility in private and public companies with an international vocation, in finance, risk management and credit.
Skills: baggage of theoretical knowledge of economic-legal type for the management of economic institutions and private companies or in banking and financial institutions operating in international contexts.
Career opportunities: They operate private or public companies in industry and services to businesses, banks and similar institutions, and international and governmental institutions.

Profile: Professionals in the management of programs and projects of international development.
Functions: the occupations included in this category contribute to the formulation, management, monitoring, reporting of programs and projects of business development and market expansion within the international arena.
Skills: baggage of theoretical and operational knowledge about international economy, strategy of business management, legal and administrative regulation of the markets, processes of economic integration and economic policies that govern them.
Career opportunities: They operate private or public companies of industry, trade, business services, banks and similar institutions, and international and governmental institutions.
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First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Mathematical Methods for Finance 9 60 English
Time Series Analysis 6 40 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Financial Investments and Corporate Finance 12 80 English
International Economic Law 6 40 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 12 80 English
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9 60 English
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 60 English
Money and Finance 6 40 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Asset Pricing and Financial Contracts 12 80 English
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: A Historical Approach 6 40 English
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 18 0 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Laboratory "Numerical Finance and Option Pricing" 3 20 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Actuarial Techniques 6 40 Italian
Advanced Laboratory in Financial Risk Management 3 20 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Actuarial Laboratory 3 20 Italian
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
Compulsory
Mathematical Methods for Finance 9 60 English
Time Series Analysis 6 40 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Financial Investments and Corporate Finance 12 80 English
International Economic Law 6 40 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 12 80 English
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9 60 English
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 40 English
First trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 60 English
Portfolio Optimization 6 40 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: A Historical Approach 6 40 English
Numerical Methods for Finance and Risk Management 12 80 English
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 18 0 English
Second trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Laboratory "Numerical Finance and Option Pricing" 3 20 English
Third trimester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Actuarial Techniques 6 40 Italian
Advanced Laboratory in Financial Risk Management 3 20 English
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Actuarial Laboratory 3 20 Italian
Study plan rules
1 - Students must earn 9 credits for elective activities.
2 - Students must earn 3 credits by selecting an Internship/Stage.
Course location
Milano
Learning centers
Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences - Via Conservatorio, 7 - 20122 MILANO
Presidente del Collegio Didattico
EMANUELE BACCHIOCCHI
Contacts
Call for application and deadlines

Application period: from 02-01-2018 to 07-20-2018
Enrolment period: from 07-16-2018 to 01-15-2019