120 ECTS
Major of the Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

The master’s degree in Economics and Finance allows graduates to acquire the necessary expertise in mathematical and statistical tools as well as the advanced knowledge needed for a successful career in economics and finance, with special emphasis on the role of markets and financial intermediaries.

The master’s degree in Economics and Finance provides cutting edge preparation in techniques for price formation, securities trading, management of corporate finance and extraordinary transactions as well as the ability to understand the more meaningful connections with existing prospects and trends in macroeconomics and international finance.The Department of Economics and Finance also offers students the chance to study with a partner university through Erasmus programs, Double Degrees and the QTEM Master.There are two possible majors in the program: Finance and Economics, the latter including the RoME specialization program.

I year – 2021-2022

Mathematical Methods for Economics8
Lab of Software Application for Economics4
Mathematical Statistics8
Microeconomics Analysis8
Econometric Theory10
Macroeconomic Analysis8
Advanced Corporate Finance8
Market Law & Regulation8

II year – 2022-2023

Asset Pricing8
Advanced Financial Economics8
1 Core program course6
2 Elective courses6+6

Please, find below as an example the list of the core courses proposed for the 20-21 academic year:

Core program courses

Experimental and Behavioural Economics6
International Finance6
International Trade and Commercial Policies6
Applied Microeconomics6
Advanced Macroeconomics6

Elective courses

Risk Management and Compliance6
Fixed Income, Credit and Derivatives6
Computational Tools for Finance6
International Finance8
International Trade and Commercial Policies8
Equity Markets and Alternative Investments6
M&A and Investment Banking6
Real Estate Finance6
Empirical Finance8
Financial and economic networks6
Advanced Industrial Organization6
Policy Evaluation6
Dynamic Macroeconomics (Business Cycle)6
Monetary Economics6
Banking & Financial Intermediation6


Internship and other activities4
Ethical standards and practices in finance2
Learning Innovation Activities2
Master’s thesis16
Total number of credits120

Graduates of this master’s degree program can hold positions of high responsibility in the economic and financial system, in investment banks, asset management companies, banks and other financial institutions. They may also launch careers with international organizations and supervisory authorities, central banks and in managing multinational companies.

Graduates in Economics and Finance can also work as consultants at the highest levels of the economic and financial field. The program furthermore includes internships with financial institutions, consulting companies, public entities and regulatory and supervisory authorities.

Luiss is committed to broaden its international dimension by giving current and prospective students the chance to belong to a dynamic community.

Erasmus+ and Bilateral Exchange Programs

The Luiss Student Exchange Office manages and promotes student exchanges within the Erasmus Program, as well as through bilateral exchange agreements with non-European universities. The procedures are based on the ECTS system. All eligible students can apply to be selected for an opportunity to study abroad on an Erasmus+ or Bilateral exchange in one of our several partner Institutions. Our Erasmus+/Bilateral network currently boasts 218 agreements with Higher Education Institutions in 46 countries, and it grows every year.

Structured Partnership Exchange and Double Degree Programs

The International Development Office offers to students a wide range of structured partnerships and double degree programs they can apply for, depending on the specific Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program they’re currently enrolled in or the program they’re willing to enroll in for the next academic year.

Double Degree in Economics with Nova School of Business and Economics

Double Degree in Economics with Solvay Brussels School

Double Degree in Applied Economics with HSE Higher School of Economics


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