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MAEconomics and Finance - Finance Curriculum

Tuition fee €2,100 per year

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This non-refundable fee allows you to apply for admission to a maximum of three programmes of study.

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Would you like to become an economist, work in institutions supporting market regulators, become a risk manager or specialise in economic-financial consultancy?

The Finance Curriculum provides you with a thorough command of analytical and statistical tools as applied to markets, financial institutions and the study of financial instruments, even complex ones. You will learn about the main areas of management of financial intermediaries (credit, finance, treasury, securities, organisation, planning and control), the management of financial investments and the measurement and management of financial risk, financial advice and insurance, supplementary pension schemes and the management of pension funds, the organisation of the internal processes and the administrative management of banks and financial intermediaries in general.

Upon concluding your studies, you will possess an excellent comprehension of the relevant mathematical-statistical tools, a solid grounding in both theoretical and quantitative approaches, and a thorough familiarity with market regulation and legal frameworks. You will also be equipped to carry out economic, financial and political-economic analysis and to apply various theoretical, methodological and modelling approaches in both academic research and the professional world. In particular, you will be ready to analyse contemporary society in order to seek solutions to pressing socio-economic problems in a dynamic way with a focus on innovation in the contexts of economics, finance and adaptation to climate change.

During your 1st year of your master’s degree you can apply for a double degree with:

PLEASE NOTE: This curriculum and its overarching master’s degree are currently undergoing slight modifications. In March 2022, the degree programme is planned to become Economics, Finance and Sustainability, while this curriculum will be called Quantitative Finance and Risk Management. The new curriculum’s study plan will be slightly different with respect to the study plan currently posted on the programme’s official web page on the university website. While the obligatory course work will remain substantially unaltered, the interdisciplinary portion of the study plan will offer new course options. The finalised study plan will be officially published in mid March.
In addition, the new degree will introduce an additional curriculum entitled Sustainable Finance. This path focuses on the field of finance with an accent on sustainability and the various opportunities that the ever increasing interest in the impact of climate change and the achievement of global development goals entail. The study plan ensures you acquire a command of the tools used to measure, understand and manage sustainability initiatives while taking into consideration both risks and opportunities as seen through the lense of individual institutions and of the broader economic and financial system. The finalised study plan will be officially published in mid March. If you are accepted to the current Finance Curriculum, you will be able to choose between the Quantitative Finance and Risk Management curriculum and the Sustainable Finance curriculum.

Programme structure

This programme includes the following components:

  • course work
  • curricular internship
  • final thesis

You can apply to carry out one of the double degrees outlined above, which would involve spending one of the two years of study at a partner university. Alternatively, you can request to spend one or two semesters abroad through Ca’ Foscari’s exchange programmes, and your curricular internship can be carried out either in Italy or abroad.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you’ll have the knowledge you need to find employment at financial institutions and to operate as professional managers, analysts, consultants and brokers.

Some of your possible career opportunities are:

  • Economic systems specialist
  • Business economics specialist
  • Corporate finance analyst
  • Market regulation specialist
  • International business and finance consultant
  • Insurance expert
  • Business analyst
  • Financial analyst

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States