Course Structure

The Master degree in Finance and Economics is a genuinely multidisciplinary programme, offering a well-balanced set of courses in economics and finance supported by several quantitative courses. Students must acquire 120 ECTS to complete the programme; among them, 33 credits are devoted to additional educational and research activities, for example dissertation writing, research seminars and elective courses.

Course study programme

Course study programme

The following are mandatory for all students:
First year courses

Course ECTS Area Term
Mathematical Methods for Finance 9 mat/stat I
Time Series Analysis 6 mat/stat I
Corporate Finance 6 man I
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9 mat/stat II
Advanced Microeconomics 6 eco III
International Economic Law 6 law II
Advanced Macroeconomics 6 eco II
Financial Investments 6 man III
Statistical Methods for Finance 6 stat III
Total number of credits earned at the end of the first year 60

Second year courses

Course ECTS Area Term
Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics 6 econ I
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: a Historical Approach 6 econ/hist II
Cumulative number of credits earned after the second year’s mandatory courses 72

Choose your specialization path

At the end of the first year, students have to choose among one of the two curricula called Financial Economics and Quantitative Finance.

Curriculum: Financial Economics

Course ECTS Area Term
Money and Finance 6 econ I
Financial Contracts 6 econ I
Assets Pricing 6 econ II
Cumulative number of credits earned under curriculum Financial Economics 90

Curriculum: Quantitative Finance

Course ECTS Area Term
Portfolio Optimization 6 mat I
Numerical Methods for Finance 6 stat II
Risk Management 6 mat II
Cumulative number of credits earned under curriculum Quantitative Finance 90

Other activities for the completion of study program

To complete the study program the students have to choose additional elective course(s) or Laboratories for a total amount of 9 ECTS.

Master thesis & Stage

For the preparation of the final Master thesis, the students will earn 21 ECTS which include a mandatory stage equivalent to 3 ECTS. The Master thesis might (and strongly suggested to) be related to the stage project.

The total number of credits at the end of the study program is 120 ECTS.

Where to find details about each individual course?

You need to navigate the central system starting from this page.
The syllabus of each course can be found by clicking on”study plan”, then ” “structure”.
In the “structure” page you can also find general information about the exams and the erogation period of the course.