Our Master's program in Economics aims at providing a rigorous training in economics. Students who complete the program will be endowed with the skills required for a technically demanding job or admission to excellent doctoral programs worldwide.
At the end of the LMEC students will have acquired a thorough knowledge of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics. The program favors research methods and thus leads to advanced command over quantitative tools within a multi-disciplinary context.
In the last three years, LMEC students have been admitted to prestigious Ph.D. programs in Economics at top ranked schools such as MIT, Chicago, Stanford, Penn, Berkeley, British Columbia, Boston University, Boston College, Pompeu Fabra, London School of Economics, Stockholm and others.
Expected learning outcomes
The 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics trains economists with a solid grounding to the highest European and international standards, based on the competencies acquired in 1st cycle studies as required in Article 1 of the Degree Programme Regulation - Regulations.
The programme focuses on learning privileging research methods in the economic field, leading to a strong command of quantitative instruments.
These learning outcomes are achieved through a coordinated set of approaches including:
The 2nd cycle degree programme includes core course units in economics, mathematics, statistics, legal and business and econometrics. Developing on these fundamental areas, students then have the possibility to further study specific issues linked to labour economics, industrial economics, international economics, public economics, development economics and economic policy.Career Opportunities
function in a professional context:
2nd cycle graduates are experts of micro- and macroeconomic systems.
In a professional context, the economist performs the following functions:
To acquire an appropriate level of responsibility and autonomy in economic research, the further competencies required can be obtained from continuing studies to PhD level in economics.
Competencies associated to the function:
The following specific knowledge is required:
a) Modern mathematical and statistical techniques applied to economic and financial markets to understand their operation and forecast future trends;
b) The main micro and macro-economic theories for analysing national and international economic phenomena and the behaviour of their stakeholders;
In addition to self-learning and lifelong learning skills, graduates will possess appropriate transversal skills:
in line with the assigned levels of autonomy and responsibility, the organisational and work methods adopted and the key stakeholders (colleagues, other professionals and public and/or private customers).
Classes will be held in the following terms: First term (from 17/9 to 21/10/2014); Second term (from 3/11 to 6/12/2014); Third term (from 16/2 to 20/3/2015); Fourth term (from 13/4 to 15/5/2015); Lesson Hours: 3 ECTS (CFU) = 15 hours; 6 ECTS (CFU) = 30 hours; 12 ECTS (CFU) = 60 hours.
attività formative obbligatorie
28873 Microeconomics 1
28874 Microeconomics 2
28895 Mathematical Economics
37679 Statistics LM
28885 Econometrics 1
34481 Econometrics 2
47649 Corporate Governance
28233 Financial Institution Management
28876 Macroeconomics 2
28875 Macroeconomics 1lessons from 8/9 to 19/9/2014
attività formative obbligatorie
1 insegnamento a scelta tra (6 CFU) (6 CFU)
3 insegnamenti a scelta tra (18 CFU) (18 CFU)
A scelta tra seminari o altra idoneità linguistica (3 CFU)
attività a scelta dello studente (12 CFU)
Non-EU students with residency abroad, pre-enrolment at Italian Embassies and entry visa. Every year, a quota of reserved places for non-EU students with residency abroad is set for each degree programme.
Find out how many reserved places there are by consulting the online database on the MIUR website. For restricted access degree programmes, the quota is also indicated in the calls for applications. For enrollment, first submit your application for pre-enrolment (Form A) at an Italian Embassy (or Consulate) in the country you live in (only under exceptional circumstances can you contact an Italian Embassy in a third-party country, and in such cases the Embassy may refuse your application).
You will be able to pre-enrol for a.y. at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country in April/May. This page will be updated with more detailed information as soon as the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) will set pre-enrolment deadlines for a.y.
Important: pre-enrolment at the Italian Embassy alone does not grant admission to degree programmes. In order to matriculate you also need to complete the admission procedures required by the University of Bologna for the degree programme you have chosen.
You must take the following documents to the Italian Embassy:
You must obtain the following documents from the Italian Embassy:
Italian language test and exemptions from the reserved quota for non-EU students with residency abroad
If you are a non-EU students with residency abroad and you want to enrol in a degree programme taught in the Italian language, you must successfully pass an Italian language test. After passing the Italian language test, you also need to complete the admission procedures set for the degree programme you have chosen. The University of Bologna offers Italian language courses to international students.
The University of Bologna offers Unibo Action 2 study grants to deserving international students, who wish to register for Second Cycle Degree Programmes in A.Y. 2014/2015.
The grants, worth 11,000 gross, are assigned on the basis of the GRE (Revised General Test) test scores. Read the full information on the requirements and the application procedure in the call for applications, available on the website of the University of Bologna.
The deadline to apply for these grants is March 31st, 2014.