Master's Degree in Economics, Finance and International Integration
The Master's degree Program in Economics, Finance and International Integration (MEFI) is a post-graduate course open to Italian and foreign students aiming to pursue advanced studies in the field of applied economics and finance from an international perspective. MEFI trains students longing to start high-level careers as professionals or managers in national and multinational firms and within the Public Administration. Starting from the academic year 2013-2014 this Master Program will be entirely taught in English, fulfilling the internalization aims of our Department. The Department is already involved in many international mobility programs for graduate students. Moreover, a few double degree programs in Economics have been already agreed upon and are being carried out with some major European Universities. The decision to teach all MEFI courses in English is then just a further path in our internalization strategy.
Though students attending MEFI will get the same degree, they may choose from the start between three different specializations: Finance; Industrial Organization and Market Regulation; International Economic Integration and Development. Such a variety of academic options is consistent with the existence in our Department of different groups of researchers sharing common scientific interests, publishing extensively on these topics and occasionally working as consultants for private and public institutions.
The Finance curriculum has been developed by a group of mathematicians, statisticians and econometricians who have long since concentrated their research work on financial markets. They also cooperate with colleagues involved in macroeconomics and corporate finance.
The Industrial Organization and Market Regulation curriculum is based as well on a group of professors and researchers long since involved in research work about theoretical and empirical industrial organization, regulatory economics and competition policy.
A third curriculum concerning International Economic Integration and Development is also available, as the University of Pavia is a leading academic institution for post-graduate education in the field of international cooperation and economic development.
Students should hold a 3-year university diploma (Bachelor of Science degree)
Background of studies and number of ECTs (hours of study)
Students should provide evidence that in their 3-year diploma they have acquired the following number of ECTS (in case of students outside the European Union, the equivalent number of hours of study) in these areas:
- Economics (i.e. Macro and Micro Economics; Political Economy; Econometrics; Economic History) - 24 ECTS
- Quantitative Methods– (exams in Mathematics and Statistics) - 15 ECTS
- Business Administration (i.e. Accounting; Management; Finance - 6 ECTS
- Law (i.e. Business Law, Constitutional Law) - 6 ECTS
- English language - 6 ECTS (see note below)
- Computer science - 3 ECTS
A margin of flexibility is admitted, with respect to the fulfillment of the above minimum curricular requirements, up to a maximum of 10%, or 6 ECTS. This margin may be applied indifferently to only one of the groups of the scientific areas listed above or to more groups, except for the point referring to the English language requirement, which must be always fulfilled.
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Tuition fees at UNIPAVIA vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 156 to 3,507 EUR.
Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu, a dedicated government agency.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master's Degree in Economics, Finance and International Integration.
MEFI students will improve their technical and scientific skills, and develop the ability to operate at an international level. Here are the main career opportunities offered by MEFI:
- experts in financial markets, able not only to actually trade in sophisticated financial assets but also to manage portfolios and financial strategies of banks, insurance companies and financial institutions, at both the national and international level;
- experts in strategic planning and regulation of markets, able to work in public regulation agencies, and in regulated firms, or firms belonging to production chains affected by competition and regulation;
- experts in international and development economics, able to work in international institutions, in public administrations, and in non-profit organisations committed to international cooperation.
About this institute
University of Pavia
Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. The University of Pavia features in a number of international rankings: Unipv is particularly competitive in the fields of Humanities, Engineering, Pharmacy, Life Science...
Why study at University of Pavia
The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train) within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum its city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points.
Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Students who can enjoy sport activities, at the University Sports Centre (CUS) which offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.
Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 150 to 4400 Euro. Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu a dedicated government agency.
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