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Economics and Finance

General information for the a.a. 2014/2015

Disciplinary area Society
Degree class MIUR L-33 Classe delle lauree in scienze economiche
Department Marco Biagi Department of Economics
Duration 3 years - 180 ECTS Credits
Teaching method Lectures
Admission Accesso Programmato Programmed. See the admissions notice for detail. Positions available: 230
Course location viale Berengario, 51 Modena
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The degree program in Economics and Finance is aimed at producing graduates capable of understanding the modern economic and financial systems, examining both income production and distribution and the role of the public sector, and family’s savings and financial choices. The ability to make connections among the real, the financial, the institutional, and the social dimensions of a modern economy is essential, particularly in these times of significant markets and social evolution. This degree program is listed under Economic Sciences because it is based on courses similar to the business degree courses offered by the Faculty of Economics. This guarantees a solid knowledge in the areas of accounting and budgeting, corporate management, and commercial law. The degree program in Economics and Finance provides graduates with the sound economic and financial background needed to continue their studies or to find employment in companies, banks, public bodies, trade unions, foundations, and associations, as confirmed in the statistical data on the employment rate of students graduating from this Faculty.

Course content

The Economics and Finance program is based on economic, business, legal, mathematical, statistical, financial and historical disciplines, and also requires competence in computers and the English language. In addition, the curriculum focuses on the development of applied analytical skills, teaching students how to process information from the principal economic and financial data banks. The internship or research project, along with the final examination, complete the instructional portion of the program and represent an important opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired. Through the study of specific (interest areas), students will achieve: a) financial competences, for an in-depth understanding of the operating mechanisms of financial markets and the role of monetary policies, which are the basis of family (financial and real investment) decisions b) competences of industrial, international, labour economics and the analysis of welfare state.

Career options

The Economics and Finance program produces graduates capable of maintaining a broad perspective on the activity of economic and institutional bodies and of identifying the principal quantitative dimensions of the economic and financial system. In particular, depending on one’s interests and choices, the knowledge and skills acquired will provide career opportunities for graduates to work as economists in various business structures (companies and public bodies, associations, union organizations), and in financial institutions (banks, insurance companies), as well as industrial and commercial institutions. Furthermore, the acquired knowledge provides a solid base for further second-level graduate studies in economics, business economics, and finance.

Contact persons

Course Director
prof.ssa Costanza Torricelli
tel. 059 2056733 - fax 059 2056947
Guidance Contact
Maria Luisa Resta
tel. 059 2056936 & - fax fax. 059 2056917