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Master of Science in Economic And Social Sciences


The program is made up of courses which can be divided into the following areas: analysis and statistics, economics, and social sciences.

In the second semester of the first year, students personalize their curriculum through elective courses, which pertain to the three main areas:

- General Economics

- Applied Economics

- Econometrics and Quantitative Methods


The Master of Science in Economic And Social Sciences has the following educational objectives:

- provide advanced studies in theoretical and applied economics, to understand key aspects of current economic and social systems necessary to carry out highly qualified professional activities in the socio-economic field;

- allow the student to personalize advanced studies in specific areas of theoretical economics (e.g. microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, development economics) aimed at pursuing the required competences or to enroll in a PhD program at national or international level or to access in roles of applied economist in companies or institutions;

- complete the economic and quantitative studies providing competences in subjects as business and juridical, so as to develop interdisciplinary problem analysis skills;

- develop competences via educational activities inside and outside the classroom which promote student-teacher interaction and interaction between the students themselves as well as complex problem analysis and problem solving skills, ability to present and discuss the results of one’s work;

- promote competence (in the business area) in the use of English and of a second EU language to work effectively and efficiently in one’s profession.

Career Opportunities

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Professions with strong research content, such as positions within international organizations, public or private research centers, consulting firms, the economic press, and professional academic careers in the areas of economics, statistical analysis, economic history, social sciences and applied mathematics
  • New professional contexts in which economists are strongly required, such as regulatory authorities, central banking, nonprofit organizations, innovative areas in public administration, such as diplomacy and international commerce
  • Applied statistician analyzing sociodemographic trends on behalf of firms and corporations, and other economic or financial organizations
  • Company positions that require high-level analytical skills



On graduation day:

  • 84% of graduates are employed
  • 16.7% are continuing their studies
  • They have been called to an average of 3.6 job interviews
  • They have received on average 1.7 job offers
  • 86.7% would enroll at Bocconi University again

Visit the Master of Science in Economic And Social Sciences page on the Bocconi University website for more details!





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