Master in Economics - University of Bologna

Master in Economics - University of Bologna

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Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

22 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master Degree

Study Options

Full Time

Funding Options

5 grants to students ranked first in each of the Intakes for the a.y. 2021/2022 (€ 4608 gross of taxes each)

LMEC provides rigorous training in economics and econometrics, combining research methods with practical research experience. Students will learn to analyse and solve complex problems for governments, research centres, international agencies, central banks, financial institutions and all private and public firms whose activity requires experienced quantitative profiles. LMEC graduates will be prepared for a successful career as economists or econometricians and for admission to the best PhD programs worldwide, including the four-year PhD in Economics offered. 

The Department of Economics will award 5 merit-based grants (€ 4608 gross of taxes each) for newly enrolled students in the academic year 2021/22.

Since 2019/20120, LMEC has offered a new track in Econometrics, in addition to the traditional track in Economics. During the first year, common to both tracks, students will learn the core elements of micro and macroeconomic theory, mathematical economics, econometrics and finance. Developing on these fundamental competencies, during the second year, students will choose between the two tracks, selecting activities from a list of advanced/field courses in economics and econometrics.

The Track in Economics provides a deep understanding of the foundations of advanced micro and macroeconomic theories and their application to a wide range of fields of specialization. The objective is to gain expertise on specific areas of the economic research, such as behavioural economics, development economics, industrial economics, international economics, labour economics, monetary and financial economics, political economics, and public economics.

The Track in Econometrics focuses on advanced econometric techniques and quantitative methods used in time series, macroeconomics, finance, microeconomics and for policy design and evaluation at both the micro and macro level. The objective is to give students a flexible, cutting-edge set of tools for the specification, estimation and testing of economic/econometric models, in order to solve the modelling issues arising in different contexts, including data-rich environments.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In both the Economics and Econometric tracks, the extensive use of quantitative tools will underpin theoretical and empirical approaches, providing the students with the skills to undertake independent research projects, to understand and analyse major current economic issues and policies, and to act as consultant in private and public institutions. Graduates will be able to address - consistently with the specific skills acquired in the chosen track- challenges such as forecast of macroeconomic and financial variables, the quantitative analysis of financial markets and financial decision making, the empirics behind the strategic behaviour of firms and consumers, the evaluation of programs in labour markets, education and development.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

A large share of LMEC graduates goes on to doctoral studies. In the past few years, LMEC students have been admitted to prestigious Ph.D. programs in Economics at renowned universities, such as Berkeley, Boston University, Boston College, British Columbia, Duke, LSE, MIT, Northwestern University, Pompeu Fabra, Rice University, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Warwick, Zurich, and others.

Graduates who do not go on to PhD typically find employment in the private sector as business and financial consultants and analysts or as data analysts. Other graduates have undertaken internships of gained positions in institutions and international organizations, such as the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Italy.

 

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SCIENTIFIC FIELDS

Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

 

INTERNATIONAL PROFILE

Faculty has international experience and reputation. Students come from all over the world. Foreign students represent an important part of the LMEC and are encouraged to apply

Besides the Erasmus exchanges offered, LMEC undersigned agreements with the following Universities:

  • Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced Studies (SAIS). Students enrolled in the LMEC will have the opportunity to spend their second year at SAIS and be awarded both the Master’s in Economics from Unibo, and the Master of Arts in International Affairs from SAIS.
  • University of California, Berkeley. The most qualified students have the chance to be admitted to the BESAP (Berkeley Economics Semester Abroad) Program and spend one semester in the U.S.A.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Adequate knowledge of economic theory and quantitative analysis at undergraduate level.

Admission is conditional on the assessment of the qualification by the Admission Board.

 

APPLICATION

The required documents, the application procedure and deadlines are available on https://corsi.unibo.it/2cycle/lmec/admission  

Deadlines

First Intake (for EU and NON-EU candidates)

Opening: 1 February 2021
Closing: 8 March 2021 at 1 pm (CET)
Results: 30 March 2021

Second Intake (for EU candidates)

Opening:  22 March 2021
Closing:  26 April 2021 at 1 pm (CET)
Results:  18 May 2021

Third Intake (for EU and EU-assimilated candidates only)

Opening:  31 May 2021
Closing: 5 July 2021 at 1 pm (CET)
Results: 27 July 2021

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Attendance

On-Campus

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

22 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master Degree

Study Options

Full Time

Funding Options

5 grants to students ranked first in each of the Intakes for the a.y. 2021/2022 (€ 4608 gross of taxes each)

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