What is BEA?
The Master Degree Program (Laurea Magistrale) in Behavioural and Applied Economics (BEA) provides a solid education in Economics, alongside a sound knowledge in psychology, management, statistics, and quantitative methods with the possibility to develop advanced competencies in Behavioural or Applied Economics.
The Applied Economics track offers the opportunity to acquire empirical analysis tools combined with skills in using large data sets in order to perform deep studies in a broad area of economics, from industrial organization to labour economics, public policy evaluation programs, data analytics and big data. Graduates leave the program armed with the necessary background to carry out rigorous economic analysis in questions of interest for policy and business.
The Behavioural Economics track aims at improving the predictive power of economic models by incorporating insights from psychology. Predictable deviations from rationality benchmarks (biases) are organized into theories that provide a better account of human behavior.
In the BEA teaching methodology theory and empirical methods are constantly engaged in mutual dialogue and each teaching activity provides both aspects. Through this special learning, you will have the chance to apply your knowledge to reality and develop, inter alia, communications skills and independent assessment.
These skills are further strengthened through external activities, such as training placements or visiting periods to be spent in other worldwide partner universities.
- Introduction to International Business
- Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- Introduction to Economics
- Legal Foundations
- Law, Economics and digital policy
- Psychology of decision making
- Business Strategy in the Digital Economy
- Performance analysis and Business Analytics
- Public policies: Nudging
- Public policies: Evaluation Methods
- Data mining and statistical learning or Behavioural Finance
Behavioural Economics: Theory
Behavioural Economics: Experimental Methods
Applied Economics track
Applied Economics: Applied industrial dynamics
Applied Economics: Labour Markets
Computer Simulation for Economics
Financial Markets and Economic Activity
International Trade and Competitiveness
International Corporate Strategy
Introduction to data economic analysis software
Introduction to Programming
Graduates in Behavioural and Applied Economics learn to assess and interpret economic phenomena by combining economic theory and empirical evidence in the form of experimental and observational data. This makes them able to put their expertise to work both in the private and the public sector. Specifically, BEA graduates are able to analyze, seize, and use experimental data to collocate the baseline organization in its economic context and understand the trend of the economic variables and the economic behavior of people. Moreover, they possess skills in conducting data analysis to test economic theory and provide insightful policy advice. The set of competencies acquired and the empirical approach make them skilled to assess independently and provide policy recommendations and strategic governance for Companies, NGO’s and Public organizations at the international level.
BEA graduates are trained to collect, analyze, and explain data as well as connect together the different economic players of organizations and predict the potential effects of economic decisions. Graduates are also able to monitor and suggest corrections towards undertaken actions, address new development strategies within organizations, both public and private. This makes BEA graduates fit to work as market analysts or professional experts in different and complex economic systems with high responsibilities like multinational corporations, banks or government institutions, NGOs, as well as international research institutions and public administrations. In addition, BEA Master Programme provides graduates with the necessary foundations in economics and statistics to proceed to a Ph.D.
- Business Strategy in the Digital Economy
- Performance Analysis and Business Analytics
- Law, Economics and Digital Policy
- Psychology of Decision Making
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
1st call - All applicants: 15/12/2021- 4/03/2022
2nd call - Only EU and non-EU residents in Italy: 12/04/2022 - 30/06/2022
DisciplinesEconomics Accounting Econometrics View 73 other Masters in Economics in Italy
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with specific courses in the areas of economics, management, statistics and mathematics
- English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- Please see the Call for Applications for more details
How to apply
- Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
- Upload the required documents
- Submit your online application by the deadline
International4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
- EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
- Non-EU: 1000€-4500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation)
Living costs for Trento
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad
Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.
Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in ItalyScholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.
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