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2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Lugano
English

Program description

MSc in Economics

The MSc in Economics (ME)* is an advanced programme offered by the Faculty of Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

The goal of the Master is to teach students how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments. In a cordial environment and in close interaction with the Faculty, the students will be equipped with the quantitative methods and the analytical tools necessary for a successful career as a professional economist in the private or public sector. To optimally prepare for different career paths, the students have the option to acquire additional programming skills (minor in data science) or additional tools relevant for public policy analysis (minor in public policy). The master will also drive interested students into a Ph.D program.

Why ME?

  • Program entirely taught in English, with a strong international orientation
  • International Faculty from USI and abroad
  • Guest lectures from leading practicioners
  • Opportunities for short-term research assistant positions for selected students
  • Excellent professor-to-student ratio
  • Choice of two minors (Public Policy and Data Science), which allows the students to specialize according to their interests

Admission requirements

The formal requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree from a recognized academic institution in Economics, Business Economics or other related fields, preferably with some quantitative background.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor or Master courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.


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Tuition fees

The semester fees are CHF 4,000. For candidates resident in Switzerland and Lichtenstein at the time of the final high school exam (maturità), the semester fee is CHF 2,000.

Scholarships & funding

For the academic year 2020/2021, the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana will award a total of 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4'000 each. The merit-based grants are given to the students admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme starting in September 2020.

Qualification

MSc in Economics, Major in Economics

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About this institute

Università della Svizzera italiana

Studying at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana is a member of the Swiss university system and the only Italian-speaking university in Switzerland. It is a multi-lingual university with courses taught in Italian and English and it has a strong international orientation. USI’s...


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Contact info

Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13,
6900 Lugano
Switzerland

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www.usi.ch

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