The Laurea Magistrale in Economics (jointly held by the University of Pisa and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies) aims at providing students with an advanced training in economics supported by the complementary quantitative and statistical tools. The central aim of the program is to enhance the abilities of students of analyzing economic phenomena at different levels: firm, industry, national and international. This range of skills represents the ideal foundation for the development of professionals able to interpret the fast-changing economic environments of the 21st century.
This two-year degree is designed for students aiming at knowledge intensive careers in dynamic firms and corporations, consultancies and public organizations. It offers a solid foundation for those willing to pursue an academic career in the field of economics or other professional activities characterized by a strong research content.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Graduates of the Laurea Magistrale in Economics will be able to demonstrate:
- Advanced knowledge of the methodologies and contents of modern economic theory in order to understand, interpret and quantify the working of economic systems, both in a static and dynamic perspective;
- Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the mathematical and statistical tools used in the quantitative analysis of economic phenomena;
- Analytical knowledge of the mechanisms at work within the units and institutions forming a modern economic system and their interrelations;
- Critical capacity of framing economic facts and processes within modern economic theories, providing interpretations and contextualization;
- Understanding of the tools for analysis and policy in business management;
- Knowledge of the legal principles and institutions operating at the national, European and international level.
Occupational Profile/s of Graduates:
Graduates from the LM in Economics will have the typical occupational profile of an economist, technical and quantitative analyst of economic and financial processes capable of suggesting and supporting decisions in economic fields. The acquired skills will enable them to act in roles of high responsibility at supporting and/or coordinating lines of research in research centers of public and private organizations: public and private banks (both domestic and international), insurance companies, pension funds and in the field of financial intermediation, trade unions and professional institutions. They may operate at support in decision making bodies for intervention in the working of the economy (Authorities, Ministries, economic organizations at local, national and international level) or in institutions to help market participants (Consulting bodies, research and marketing departments in private enterprises). The skills acquired will enable them to carry out operational and managerial functions in the world of education and information. Finally they can also enter, with proper training, the activity of academic research (PhD).
Access to further study:
The Laurea Magistrale degree in ECONOMICS allows the graduate to compete for entry into a Third Cycle programme/doctoral school.