The program provides students with a solid training in Economics emphasizing rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods. Faculty members are internationally recognized economists. Our aim is to train economists suited both for academic and non-academic careers
During the first year, students will study the foundations of economics and quantitative analysis, whereas the second year is devoted to field courses that will expose them to recent developments at the frontier of economic research in a variety of topics. At the end of the second year students will work on their final dissertation. The curriculum also offers an internship program with either economic research institutions located in the Milan area or within the University’s Department of Economics and Finance, where student are offered the opportunity to work as an applied economists on real world economic issues, as well as meeting prospective employers. The skills acquired through the M.Sc. in Economics prepare students to pursue their careers both in academia through further education at the Ph.D. level as well as in the labour market as applied economists in firms, banks and institutions.
The M.Sc. is now at its sixth edition and so far it has performed very well in terms of placement in the labour market (Eurizone, Deloitte, Oxford Policy Management, Intesa San Paolo) and in the academia (some of our student are now completing their Ph.D.s at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, University of Nottingham, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and include winners of prestigious scholarships granted by the Bank of Italy).
N.B.: All courses are at upper-intermediate level.
First year credits:
● Microeconomics (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Macroeconomics (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Mathematics for economic analysis (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Empirical economics (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Statistical modelling (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Two business courses among the following (16 ECTS/ CFU):
○ Public management
○ Supply chain management
○ Performance measurement
○ Corporate governance and social responsibility
○ Business communication
○ Change management
○ Cross cultural management
● One law course (8 ECTS/CFU) among:
○ Transnational commercial law
○ Principles of financial regulation
Second year credits:
● Three Economics courses (24 ECTS/CFU) among the following:
○ Monetary economics and asset pricing
○ International economics
○ Political and public economics
○ Industrial organization
○ Labor economics
○ Topics in economic theory
○ Political economy of the European Union
● One of the following (student’s choice subject to approval) (8 ECTS/CFU) A course in Economics, or Internship program, or a course among:
○ Corporate finance
○ International corporate finance
○ Project management
○ Quantitative methods for finance
○ Applied statistics and big data (Advanced) or
○ A course in Business, or
○ A course in Law
● Final dissertation (24 ECTS/CFU)
Cattolica takes great pride in preparing its students with the adequate knowledge, skills, and great motivation for starting the Economics profession as expert analysts in firms, financial institutions and think tanks, applied economists in research centers and international institutions, or academic economists conducting scientific research in university departments around the world.
In 2015 Università Cattolica was ranked among the world top 150 best Universities in the Economics and Econometrics subject area. Source: QS World University Subject Ranking.
You will experience an intensive teaching activity with active in-class participation, a direct interaction with the faculty mem- bers and visiting professors, and extensive laboratory sessions to get you acquainted with the latest computational techniques that are essential for a successful career in Economics.
Università Cattolica offers its students the opportunity to study abroad during the summer. Our summer programs allow students to earn credits while studying abroad at one of Cattolica’s prestigious partner institutions.
Cattolica’s Cremona campus (part of Piacenza-Cremona campus) boasts one of the world’s most renowned teams of Agriculture academics, scientists and researchers; a team at the forefront of food innovation and technology, whose expertise extends to developing tracking systems for any product transported across the European Union. If you would like to study for a graduate qualification in the world’s fastest growing industry, then a beautiful city in the heart of the Italian food valley will open your doors to the world.
The Agricultural and Food Economics program will prepare students to analyze the Agri-food system and to operate in the various functional areas of businesses and organizations. The program will develop your professional knowledge and skills with regards to:
● Analyzing traditional problems relating to agricultural markets and food, evaluating the implications of Agri-food and commercial policies
● Managing the liberalization processes and rules of free competition also within an international context
● Analyzing the behavior of final consumers with respect to agricultural and food products
● Understanding the different sectors of the Agri-food system, the vertical relations and the coordination of the various phases of the system (e.g. agriculture, food processing, and food retailing)
● Managing emerging issues in agricultural and food production, including the safety of foodstuffs and the environmental impact of agricultural activities, the role of quality, information and traceability, the management of technical innovations, in particular biotechnology, and of the industrialization of agriculture
● Dealing with corporate and logistical problems that affect business functions according to the peculiarities of agri- business companies.
Graduates from the Agricultural and Food Economics program have various professional openings in:
● Agri-food corporations (multinational food companies, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), retail chains)
● Professional associations of agricultural and food companies service and consultancy firms for agricultural and food companies
● Entrepreneurial activities
● Academic or applied research
● International organizations
First year credits
● Management basics (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Technology for food health and safety:
○ Principles of food protection (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Principles of food hygiene (5 ECTS/CFU)
● Economic fundamentals of the Agri-food system:
○ Economics of the Agri-food system (6 ECTS/CFU)
○ Agricultural and food legislation (4 ECTS/CFU)
● Quantitative methods:
○ Applied statistics for the Agri-food system (6 ECTS/CFU)
○ Applied agricultural and food economics (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Industrial organization (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Financial accounting and business evaluation (6 ECTS/ CFU)
● Seminar on Theological issues
Second year credits:
● Agricultural and food market institutions (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Agricultural and food marketing (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Economics of agricultural and food markets (8 ECTS/CFU)
● Business planning and control (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Strategy and leadership (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Optional courses:Suggested optional courses:
● Topics in Agricultural and Food Economics I (4 ECTS/CFU)
● Topics in Agricultural and Food Economics II (4 ECTS/CFU)
● Cultura e Lingua Italiana (Italian Culture and Language) (only for non-Italian students) (2 ECTS/CFU)
Selected students can attend one or two semesters in the following partner universities:
● Technische Universität München
● University of California, Davis
● University of Connecticut
● North Dakota State University
● Iowa State University
● Wageningen University
Cremona is located in the Lombardy Region, which in itself has over 53,000 agricultural businesses and contributes €113 billion to the Agri-food industry revenue. It is also the most advanced region in Italy with regards to biotechnology, with 78 companies operating in the sector.
The course is organized by SMEA Postgraduate School at Università Cattolica. The School has almost 30 years of experience in graduate education, advanced scientific research and extension, in the field of agricultural and food economics and business.
Studying Agricultural and Food Econom- ics in Cremona will give you the precious opportunity to combine the high stan- dard education delivered by our faculty and the managerial approach developed during internships and seminars with distinguished agribusiness company managers. Graduates from the Agricultural and Food Economics program have various professional openings in:
Università Cattolica offers its students the opportunity to study abroad, both during regular terms and the summer. Our exchange and summer programs allow students to earn credits while studying abroad in one of Cattolica’s prestigious partner institutions.
The Master in Economics continues the pioneering tradition of the Master in Economics created 20 years ago by the consortium Coripe Piemonte. That program, the first of its kind in Italy, prepared many bright Italian and foreign students, who now hold prominent academic or professional jobs in Italy or abroad. The new Master program in Economics builds on the strengths of the previous program and, at the same time, has been reshaped in order to compete with similar successful Master programs in Europe.
The Master in Economics endows its graduates with an excellent working knowledge of the analytic tools and advanced methodologies required for the study of current issues in Economics. The courses are taught in English by the faculty of the Collegio recruited from the best schools on the international academic job market. In addition to their coursework, master students interact with the faculty, fellows, visiting fellows and researchers of the Collegio. They have access to the Collegio’s facilities and scientific activities, such as seminars, lectures, and doctoral courses.
The program has an excellent placement record. Previous graduates either enrolled in the best American and European PhD programs and now have academic jobs in top universities in the United States and in Europe, or hold prominent positions in a wide variety of Italian and international organizations.
Applicants for the Master program in Economics must be university graduates (four- or five- year degree). Undergraduates in their last year of studies will also be considered.
FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual tuition and fees for the Master program amount to € 8,000. Tuition, fee waivers, research assistantships and scholarships may be awarded to applicants according to the admission ranking.
Applications are welcome up to April 30th, 2018.
Late application deadline: June 30th, 2018..
The Master in Economics and Finance is a graduate program, that allows students to complete their training in economics providing them with a thorough understanding of the role and working of the state in modern economies.
The Master is a full-time, intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 20 students. The Master offers courses taught in English and it is accessible to students of all countries. The diploma, issued by Università Cattolica, is recognized as a second level Master’s degree by the Italian Government.
The Master will allow students to acquire the needed knowledge and research experience in order to pursue further studies with a Ph.D. in Economics; allow them to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical and practical relevance.
Graduate students are invited to take part in the Seminar series, which is organized by the Department of Economics and Finance on a weekly basis. During the last two years, it has featured scholars from top European and U.S. Institutions, such as Northwestern University, University of Southern California, University of Maryland, European Central Bank, CEMFI-Madrid, Université de Toulouse, Tel Aviv University, Queen Mary College of London, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Our research environment also benefits from many initiatives, such as the “Annual Lecture” in Political Economy, which, in recent years, has been delivered by prominent academics such as James Robinson (Harvard University), Peter Howitt (Brown University), Howard Rosenthal (Princeton University), and Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT).
Students will be able to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical practical relevance for building a professional career in the research departments of banks, governments, and international organizations such as IMF, World Bank, OECD and ILO.
1st term (November 2018 - December 2018)
● Mathematics (8 ECTS/CFU)
2nd term (January 2019 - April 2019)
● Econometrics (10 ECTS/CFU)
● Microeconomics - Advanced Course (10 ECTS/CFU)
3rd term (April 2019 - July 2019)
● Macroeconomics - Advanced Course (10 ECTS/CFU)
● Research methods (6 ECTS/CFU)
● Public economics \ Corporate finance (8 ECTS/CFU)
4th term (September 2019 - October 2019)
● Project work (8 ECTS/CFU)
The Master is granted upon the completion of all coursework and of a research project by which the candidate shows her/his ability to dominate the topics covered in the coursework undertaken in the first three terms. Typically the research project takes the form of a research paper written under the supervision of a faculty member or of a researcher approved by the Director of the Master. Under certain circumstances, a student may be given the opportunity to undertake an internship on a project that is evaluated by the Director of the Master being consistent with the Master goals. In these cases, the research paper can be substituted by an essay detailing the results achieved during the internship, to be written under the supervision of a faculty member and/or of the external tutor supervising the internship activity.
The emphasis on political/public economics provides an ideal starting point for careers in central banks, governments and international organization such as ILO, IMF, or the World Bank. At the same time, the emphasis on finance paves the way for a career in the private sector in fields such as corporate finance, as well as asset and wealth management.
The Master provides students with all the essential tools and concepts to become accomplished economists. All courses are taught at an advanced level and are designed to build the key competences for successfully dealing with the demands of the best Ph.D. programs in Economics, or for starting a career in leading research institutions.
All scholarships are assigned on a merit basis and will be mostly given to students who apply by the priority deadline. Some scholarships may also target specific geographic regions.
Scholarship value: yet to be determined
Our two-year Master degree in Economics and Finance aims to develop capabilities to understand economic and financial phenomena, expert technical knowledge to interpret and manage complex financial issues, and develop and assess public policies.
This graduate course helps students acquire advanced capabilities to analyze economic and financial phenomena. The course prepares students to pursue activities of a specialized nature in research and in executive entry-level positions at financial institutions, companies and in national and international government institutions.
The course has two curricula, Economics and Banking and Finance. The first provides the students with rigorous and state of the art training in applied economics, economic theory and econometrics. The second focuses on Banking and Finance with an original perspective, stressing economic reasoning, analysis of financial institutions, regulatory design, and computer applications. Both tracks share a common base of core courses providing advanced analytical tools in the field of economics, econometrics and business finance.
The course is for students who want to specialize in the fields of economics and finance and banking.
The course prepares graduates to work in the areas of management. In sectors such as banking, insurance, asset management, consulting firms, stock exchanges, supervisory authorities, government and public service companies, international organizations.
The University of Padova, the Veneto Region and other organisations offer various scholarship schemes to support students. Below is a list of the funding opportunities that are most often used by international students in Padova.
You can find more information below and on our website here: http://www.unipd.it/en/studying-padova/funding-and-fees/scholarships
You can find more information on fee waivers here: http://www.unipd.it/en/fee-waivers
This Master’s Degree Programme aims to create professionals with expertise in the main areas of economics and finance and a solid theoretical and quantitative legal grounding.
The Economics curriculum – QEM (English taught) focuses on economic, quantitative and legal themes. Students choosing this curriculum can participate in the Erasmus Mundus (QEM) programme.
The curricula specialised in the area of finance (one taught in Italian, one in English) aim to equip students with competencies in the financial markets, in the main areas of financial intermediation (credit, finance, treasury, securities, organisation, planning and control), management of financial investments and financial-risk measurement and management, financial consultancy and insurance, complementary protection schemes and pension fund management, internal process management and administration of banks and financial intermediaries in general.
Second cycle graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge to access financial institutions and professionally operate as managers, analysts, consultants, and brokers. Possible career opportunities include:
The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships (even abroad), in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.
Access to further studies- Professional Master’s Programmes (1st level and 2nd level) and PhD programmes.
The Master’s Degree programme in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa has the formative objective to prepare students to possess an elevated understanding in a language from Asia or Mediterranean Africa, with particular attention to the specific jargon relating to the economic and legal framework, combined with a solid knowledge of economic and business, legal, historical, political and socio-political reality relevant to the geographical area covered by the study and available in a specialized way, depending on the chosen curriculum
Italian and English
Second-cycle graduates may be employed in
They may also perform their professional activity in
Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.
Access to further studies - Specialist Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and Research Doctorates
The Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion Management is the ideal academic course for professionals seeking a world-class degree programme in these discipline, leading to a successful global career in the the global fashion market.
With the Rome Business School’s international perspective, the programme offers a unique learning experience and a global professional exposure, enabling participants to study in one of the best cities of the world or online. The Rome Business School’s Master in Fashion Management is geared to provide all the tools necessary to interpret, forecast, and follow this sector’s phases and trends, and is aimed at students, professionals, and entrepreneurs in the fashion, design, and luxury industries who wish to acquire the basics of and the ability to interpret the evolution of this special market, setting up and maintaining successful businesses.
In particular, on completing the programme, participants will be able to:
At the end of the Master, the students will be able to strengthen their professionalism or start their careers in relation to professional profiles such as:
The Master Course in Fashion Management is designed both for those who are already professionally employed in the fashion industry and wish to update their competencies and acquire new ones in the field, and for those who intend to get a specialisation before their first experience in the industry.
Thus, typical attendee profiles are:
The Fashion Market
The fashion industry and its evolution in various cultural and geographical contexts;
The fashion system: types of businesses (from haute couture to fast fashion)
Elements of consumer sociology
Elements of fashion history
Business strategy and company organisation
Economics and company management
Accounting and management control
Human resource management
Menswear, womenswear, childrenswear
Beauty and personal care
Fashion Touch Points and Communication Strategies
Targeting, experiential branding, and holistic marketing in fashion
Luxury Fashion: direct marketing, heritage marketing, ambient marketing, and packaging
Naming, branding and guidelines for their use
Visual Branding and Creative Direction: expressing exclusivity
Public relations, the press office, and institutional communication for fashion
Analysis and design of web-based supports, and elements of SEO
Social networking in the fashion sector
Brand monitoring for fashion
Retail branding: point of sale furnishing and layout
Shows and events
Technological innovation in Fashion
Point of sale and interfaces
Online presence and mobile app functionality
E-commerce and new forms of distribution
Fashion in the Made in Italy domain
Case histories, company visits and testimonials
The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree in Fashion Management is structured in:
The Master in Fashion Management may be attended in the following formulas: