To be admitted to the Second Cycle Degree (MSc) Programme in Economics and Finance students must possess an appropriate academic preparation and meet specific curricular requirements, represented by a First Cycle Degree (or other qualification awarded abroad and determining eligibility) and 60 university credits (CFUs) related to specific Educational Sector Codes (in Italian Settori Scientifico Disciplinari, abbreviated as “SSD”) in the following disciplines: management, economics, mathematics, statistics, law.
Unlimited entry, with assessment of minimum curricular requirements.
Quotas (i.e. reserved places) for non-EU students residing abroad: 66 places, 50 of which reserved for Chinese students residing in China as part of the Marco Polo Programme.
Ca’ Foscari University is now offering a curriculum completely taught in English (LM-77 - Scienze economico-aziendali - Management) in the MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Economia e Finanza – Economics and Finance".
This Master's Degree Programme specialising in finance involves two years of full-time study. It aims to prepare experts with proficiency in dealing with the main issues related to financial markets, brokerage management, financial investment management and financial risk measurement and management, financial consultancy and insurance, supplementary allowance and retirement funds management, internal organisation processes and administrative management of banks and financial institutions in general.
The Master's Degree Programme also offers the opportunity of participating in adouble degree programme in cooperation with the University Aix Marseille (France) and of obtaining a Double Master’s Degree in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (MEEF), for which scholarships are available. The programme draws upon a balanced blend of economic and mathematical methods to form specialists capable of contributing to the sustainable development of society and of providing prompt responses to economic crises. The Double Master’s Degree Programme has obtained official MOY (Mediterranean Office for Youth) recognition.
The two universities aim to provide a thorough preparation for students wishing to work in financial institutions where they will be required to solve quantitative problems in economic and financial fields.
1. Curriculum Economia e Finanza (taught in Italian)
Contact Professor: Prof. Monica Billio (e-mail: [email protected]
This curriculum trains second cycle graduates, equipping them for the main areas of financial intermediary management and to thoroughly and skillfully tackle specific issues such as the measurement and management of financial risks.
2. Curriculum Economics and Finance (taught completely in English)
Contact Professor: Prof. Antonella Basso (e-mail: [email protected]
This curriculum uses a blend of theoretical and practice-oriented training to provide international students with the knowledge and skills required by financial institutions and markets. The programme covers a wide range of contents, with particular emphasis on: risk measurement, financial markets, financial investment management, financial consultancy and insurance.
This Master Degree Programme aims to train experts with proficiency in dealing with the main financial issues related to financial markets, brokerage management, financial investment management and financial risk measurement and management, financial consultancy and insurance, supplementary allowance and retirement funds management, internal organisation processes and administrative management of banks and financial institutions in general.
Second cycle graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge to access financial institutions (trade banks, savings management companies, insurance companies) and to operate professionally as risk managers and controllers, analysts and consultants in financial fields, as well as insurance and reinsurance brokers.
Attendance: Open attendance
Examination assessment and graduation
The educational activities include lectures, workshops and internships (also abroad) to allow students to acquire wide-ranging skills that are readily transferable into the world of work. The skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed throughout the programme by means of written and oral examinations.
The final master's thesis
The programme is completed with a final master's thesis requiring students to work intensively on a topic of their choice with the support of regular meetings with their supervisor. Students will defend their master's thesis, which must be original and backed by exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation, before a committee of professors and experts.
Admission to further studies: Specialist Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and Research Doctorates
Applying to the programme
To enter the programme applicants need to have the equivalent to an Italian three-year undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc (Bachelor of Science) degree as well as the necessary academic preparation.
When and how to apply
Classes start in September. You are advised to apply as early as possible. Applications are to be made directly to Ca’ Foscari University. For full details go to How to apply, or contact Prof. Antonella Basso ([email protected]
This curriculum provides international students with the knowklege and the skills required by financial institutions and markets, through a blend of theoretical and practice-oriented training. The programme covers a wide range of contents, with particular emphasys on: risk measurement, financial markets, financial investments management, financial consultancy and insurance.