Finance

Major of the Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance

The academic program for 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 national or international career in the economic and financial field, with special emphasis on the role of markets and financial intermediaries.

The program is divided into three majors: Banks and Financial Intermediariesheld in Italian and two taught in English, Finance and Economics, the latter including the specialized RoME program.

Program Insights

The academic program for 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 national or international career in the economic and financial field, with special emphasis on the role of markets and financial intermediaries. 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.The theoretic and analytic preparation offered by the degree program is highly requested by numerous actors in the field of finance including investment banks, the financial services sector and both international and national institutions working in economic research.There are three possible majors in the program, one in Italian in Banche e intermediari finanziari (Banks and Financial Intermediaries) and two in English: Finance and Economics, the latter including the RoME specialization program.

The major in Economics also offers RoME, a specialization program for particularly promising students, offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance. Students selected for the program will participate in special courses in addition to those required for the master's program. The students may also compete for eight scholarships.

RoME Official Website

Admission procedure

Get information about taking the admission test and on the admission procedure for international students.

Study Plan

I year – 2020-2021

CourseCredits
Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance8
Lab of Software Application for Finance and Economics4
Probability8
Asset Pricing8
Econometric Theory10
Asset Management8
Advanced Corporate Finance8
Market Law & Regulation8

II year – 2021-2022

CourseCredits
Empirical Finance8
International Finance8
1 Core program course6
2 Elective courses6+6

Activities

ActivityCredits
Internship and other activities8
Master's thesis16
Total number of credits120
Job Opportunities

Graduates of this master’s degree program can hold positions of high responsibility in the economic and financial system, in investment banks, in asset management companies, in banks and in other financial institutions, in international organizations and in supervisory authorities, in central banks, in finance and in the management of multinational companies. Graduates in Economics and Finance can also work as consultants at the highest levels of the economic and financial field. For the purposes stated, the curriculum for this type of master’s degree program includes internships at national and international financial institutions, consulting companies and public entities and regulatory and supervisory authorities. Graduates can carry out professional activities in economic-financial institutions and companies, where they will be involved primarily in economic analysis and regulatory aspects, as specialists in economic systems.

Double Degrees & other International Opportunities

DOUBLE DEGREES The Master’s program in Finance encourages students to experience a foreign culture through the following Double Degree programs in collaboration with LUISS partner institutions:

 QTEM MASTERS NETWORK Students also have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious QTEM Masters Network, an exclusive program offered in partnership with 23 top universities and leading multinational organizations that aims to forge a relationship between academia and industry.EXCHANGE PROGRAMS In addition to Double Degree programs, LUISS University offers a broad selection of exchange opportunities with over 187 academic partnerships in 42 countries. //

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Numbers
2.6

Months between graduation and first job

1:7

Luiss Professor/student ratio

28

Additional study abroad progams

44

Countries with active partner universities

223

Number of agreements

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