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Master in Economics and Finance

Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, University of Milan, Via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milan, Italy

+39 02 503 21527

Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement

Application deadline

Class size

Cost / fees
Enrolment fees vary from a minimum of 700 Euros to a maximum of 3.000 Euros per year, depending on family income.

Student grants / Financial assistance
The University of Milan and other donors award each year several scholarships and tax reductions

The University of Milan offers enrolled students about 1000 beds, in halls of residence and apartments situated close to the university buildings.

Exchange partner schools
Peking University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universitaet Mannheim, Universidade de Coimbra, University of Lodz, University of Oslo, Université de Fribourg

Student profile
1. 70% National / 30% Overseas students
2. 75% Men / 25% Women
3. 20-30

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Global businesses, international organizations, government agencies

Admission requirements

12 ECTS credits in Economics (Micro and Macroeconomics)
6 ECTS credits in Mathematics
6 ECTS credits in Statistics (or Econometrics)
Good spoken/written English
Certifications like GRE/GMAT and IELTS7TOEFL will be taken in account but not required

University of Milan

Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

The Master degree (Laurea Magistrale, LM-16) in Economics & Finance (E&F) of the University of Milan aims at offering an exclusive and high-quality study programme. This internationally-oriented master degree is intended to provide students with both an excellent academic training and operational skills, as well as with a promising outlook for a future career in today’s challenging financial markets and the global economy.

Due to the growing complexity of today’s economics and finance, expertise only in economics or, conversely, in quantitative methods are not enough to face everyday challenges.

The Master degree in Economics & Finance is organized to provide knowledge on both the economic dynamics and the behaviour and history of financial markets, to build sound foundations of quantitative and numerical methods and to give insights of decision making under uncertainty and the fundamentals of risk analysis. Indeed, recent and repeated financial crises have proven that mathematical thinking and economic theories cannot be considered separately from historical analyses and regulatory mechanism.

A well-balanced study track builds strong quantitative skills coupled with a sound knowledge of advanced economics and finance, as well as of the underlying theory of decision making under uncertainty and risk analysis. Students will also learn how to apply such tools and models to the solution of complex financial problems and the understanding of the functioning of international markets.

Applications are open (February-July 20th 2016)

About The University of Milan

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of 2000 professors - is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields.

A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.

Milan is, in fact, the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.

The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.

The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).