2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Economics

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8408
Degree Programme Class LM-56 - Economics
Years in which the programme is being held 1° e 2° year
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Chiara Monfardini
Language English

Programme profile

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:

(i) study of the central core of micro and macro-economic theory and quantitative analysis techniques;

(ii) development of skills in specific survey fields, to apply the instruments acquired;

(iii) use of economic methods and the quantitative techniques of the various fields of application to analyse and understand current economic and social problems;

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.

More information

BESAP Programme:

LMEC has been selected by the University of California - Berkeley as one of the few institutions worldwide to participate in the BESAP program. The program offers LMEC students the opportunity to spend a semester (spring term) at the Department of Economics of the University of California - Berkeley during their second year.

The call for application for departures in an academic year takes place in late spring-summer of the previous year and is published on the LMEC website.

Further opportunities for studying abroad as an exchange student:

The University of Bologna offers extensive opportunities for spending a period of study abroad in Europe and outside Europe. For information on all the available opportunities see http://www.unibo.it/en/international/Studying-abroad

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (PhD/Scuole di specializzazione) and second cycle master.

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:

a) Carries out research activity;

b) Provides economic and financial consulting services;

c) Performs operational tasks in financial institutions and banks;

d) Interacts with public administrations, regulatory authorities and international institutions;

e) Analyses macroeconomic developments and economic policy;

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:

- communication and interpersonal skills;

- organisational and management skills;

- programming 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).

Career opportunities:

- Academics;

- International organisations;

- Public and private research bodies;

- Consulting firms;

- Private businesses;

- Financial institutes and banks;

- Non-profit organisations;

- Innovative areas of the public administration;

- Regulatory authorities;

- Economic press;