Jointly held by the University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.
The Laurea Magistrale (Master of Science) in Economics (MSE) is a typical two-years MSc program completely taught in English and aims at providing students with
- high competences to deal with and manage the methods, tools and concepts of modern economics in order to understand, interpret and quantify the working of economic systems, both in a static and dynamic perspective; to do this, students will go through a deep and analytical understanding of the basic units operating in a modern economic system and their interrelationships;
- a deep understanding of mathematical and statistical tools used in economic theorizing and measurement;
- a throughout understanding of the tools needed to design and implement policies in economic and business environments with a sound knowledge of the principles governing the working of economic and legal institutions at the national, EU and international level.
Il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in “Economics” è congiunto tra l’Università di Pisa e la Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna e tenuto totalmente in lingua inglese.
Il corso fornisce un ambiente favorevole a una forte interazione tra studenti, e tra questi ed i docenti, al fine di sviluppare una maggiore consapevolezza e coscienza critica delle dinamiche economiche oggetto di studio.Il percorso di studio consente di acquisire:
· un’elevata padronanza delle metodologie e dei contenuti propri della scienza economica al fine di comprendere, interpretare, quantificare ed eventualmente intervenire nel funzionamento dei sistemi economici, sia in una prospettiva statica che dinamica; ciò sulla base di una conoscenza analitica ed approfondita dei meccanismi di funzionamento delle unità di cui un moderno sistema economico si compone e delle rispettive interrelazioni;
· una conoscenza approfondita degli strumenti matematico-statistici e delle loro modalità di impiego nell’indagine economica;
· un’appropriata conoscenza degli strumenti di analisi e politica economico-aziendale, dei principi e istituti dell’ordinamento giuridico nazionale, comunitario e internazionale.
Il corso di laurea si articola su due anni sue due curriculum: General Economics e Official Statistics. Il primo anno di corso, comune ai due curriculum, prevede insegnamenti obbligatori di base di economia, econometria, matematica e statistica, a cui segue un secondo anno dove lo studente può scegliere uno dei due curriculum. Il primo prevede al suo interno diversi orientamenti, da quelli più teorici, a quelli più applicativi/quantitativi, mentre il secondo ambisce a formare figure che lavorino in istituzioni pubbliche e private che producano ed analizzino dati statistici. Il curriculum di Official Statistics è stato recentemente riconosciuto dalla Commissione Europea come un European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS).
Accanto ad attività formative tradizionali, ossia corsi di insegnamento annuali e semestrali, è prevista un’intesa attività seminariale, periodi di stage e tirocini in istituzioni private e pubbliche. oltre a soggiorni di studio all’estero.
Graduates of MSE will be able to pursue knowledge-intensive careers as professional economists either in corporate or public sector organizations and government agencies. They will typically work in environments where their skills and knowledge base will be employed in the design and development of strategies and policies, e.g. in economic and statistical research departments in regional, national and international organizations, public administrations, firms and trade unions and professional organizations: they can act also as self-employed in the economic area. Certainly they will receive a solid training adequate to proceed to the highest levels of education (PhD) in the field of Economics and related disciplines. They can also operate in the world of high school education, as teachers or managers. Finally the acquired background will enable them to enter the world of economic information and journalism. See Video
HOW TO GET ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAM
To be admitted to MSE a good knowledge of the principles of economic theory, a good skill in using the mathematical and statistical tools and a basic knowledge in the broader context of business disciplines, legal, historical and social sciences are required. Since the program is held entirely in English, the minimum required level of command of the English language is B2 in the framework of CEFR. The assessment of applications is accomplished by an Admission Committee, with 6 members jointly appointed by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Pisa and the Faculty of Social Sciences of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.
In details, students graduated from Italian universities should have acquired in their previous academic career at least 81 credits in the following scientific areas:
- 18 credits in SECS-P/01 (Economics);
- 9 credits in SECS-S/01 (Statistics);
- 9 credits in SECS-S/06 (Mathematical Methods in Economics, Actuarial Science and Finance);
- 45 credits in: SECS-P/01 (Economics); SECS-P/02 (Economic Policy); SECS-P/03 (Public Finance); SECS-P/04 (History of Economic Thought) SECS -P/05 (Econometrics) SECS-P/06 (Applied Economics); SECS-P/07 (Accounting); SECS-P/08 (Economics and Business Administration); SECS-P/11 (Economics of Financial Intermediaries); SECS-P/12 (Economic History); JUS/01 (Private Law); JUS/09 (Public Law); SPS/04 (Political Science); M-STO/04 (Contemporary History); MAT / 03 (Geometry); MAT/05 (Mathematics); MAT/06 (Probability and Mathematical Statistics); MAT/09 (Operations Research); FIS/01 (Experimental Physics); FIS/02 (Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Methods and Models).
Curricular requirements are verified by scrutiny of the curriculum, supplemented, if necessary, by the analysis of the results achieved by the applicant in the previous university career in relation to the distribution of outcomes in the original training institution and / or country of origin.
As for students graduated in non-Italian universities, the satisfaction of the curricular requirements listed above will be assessed taking into account the contents of the courses and exams passed during the undergraduate career.
Personal preparation is assessed by examining in detail the curriculum, the contents of exams and any further documentation supplied by the applicant. In some cases and on the basis of criteria predefined by the Council of the Program, the Committee may complement the evaluation of the curriculum and documentation with other forms of assessment such as
- an interview focused on the disciplines mentioned in the curricular requirements (eventually held in teleconferencing);
- the results of tests administered directly;
- the results of the GRE.
The level of command of the English language (at least level B2 in the framework of CEFR or equivalent) is verified on the basis of the results of internationally recognized tests or on the basis certifications issued by UNIPI or SSSUP. Normally the result of the test should be available by the deadline for application. The Committee will verify through interviews the language skills of students lacking the certifications listed above.
ORGANIZATION OF THE PROGRAM
Training activities in MSE are entirely held in English and are organized into semesters; the schedule of courses per year and per semester is built to guarantee prerequisites, cultural proximity and uniform distribution of workloads over time. For a detailed overview of the organization of the Program you can visit here.
WHICH SUBJECTS YOU WILL STUDY
Year 1 (60ECTS)
Mathematical Methods for Economics
Elective courses, for a total of 12 credits, to be chosen among: Business Valuation, Corporate and Investment Banking, Economics and Management of Innovation, Strategic Management Accounting.
Year 2 (60ECTS)
An elective course, for a total of 6 credits, to be chosen among: Labor Law, Competition Law, International Economic Law, European Economic Law.Elective courses to be chosen, for a total of 24 credits, a list of topics of theoretical or quantitative orientation (*). 9 credits open to student?s choice.Final Dissertation(*) Optional Courses with theoretical or quantitative orientation for a total of 24 creditsEconomic of Contracts, Economic Growth, Labor Economics, Economics of Saving and Pensions, Financial Economics, Industrial Economics (advanced), Mathematical Economics, International Monetary Economics (advanced), Public Economics, Econometrics, Time Series, Computational Methods for Economics and Finance, Mathematical Methods for Financial Markets, Static and Dynamic Optimization, Economic Policy (advanced), Survey Sampling, Statistics for Market Research, Data Processing Tools for Economics; Theory of Choice, Information and Financial Markets, Theory of Games.
- Piano di studio A.A. 2018/2019 (valido per gli studenti iscritti nell’A.A. 2018-2019)
- Piano di studio dell’ A.A. 2017-2018 (valido per gli studenti iscritti nell’A.A. 2017-2018)
- Regolamento Didattico a.a. 2018-2019 (valido per gli studenti iscritti nell’a.a. 2018-2019)
- Regolamento Didattico A.A 2017-2018 (valido per gli studenti iscritti nell’A.A. 2017-2018)
- Archivio Regolamenti, Ordinamenti e Piano di Studi
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Director Prof. Davide Fiaschi
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