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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
8540 EUR/year
3600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics programme at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore provides students with a solid training in Economics emphasizing rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods, taught by faculty members that are internationally recognized economists.

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During the first year, students study the foundations of economics and quantitative analysis, whereas the second year is devoted to field courses that will expose them to recent developments at the frontier of economic research in a variety of topics. At the end of the second year students work on their final dissertation.

Besides taught courses, the curriculum also offers an internship programme with either economic research institutions located in the Milan area or within the University’s Department of Economics and Finance, where students are offered the opportunity of working as applied economists on real world economic issues, as well as meeting prospective employers.

Career opportunities

Students of the Economics programme at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  have so far found employment in household names such as World Bank, Bank of Italy, Eurizone, Deloitte, Oxford Policy Management, Intesa San Paolo, Chatham House. Those that preferred to pursue a career in academia are now completing their Ph.D. at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, University of Nottingham, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; this include winners of prestigious scholarships granted by the Bank of Italy.

Graduates will have the skills to perform in multiple professional roles:

  • Management of relationships with public sector, regulatory bodies, international institutions.
  • Execute tasks in banking and financial institutions;
  • Offer consulting services in the economics, socio-demographic, financial and industrial svolgere attività di consulenza in ambito economico, socio-demografico, economico finanziario e industriale;
  • Conduct research in the economic and social areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economic Analysis
  • Empirical Economics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Public management
  • Supply chain management
  • Performance measurement
  • Corporate governance and social responsibility

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We strongly advise non-EU students residing abroad to apply by April 15, due to the restrictive and lengthy nature of visa application procedures.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Strong background in economics and quantitative methods. Major in economics, mathematics, statistics, or business studies. We also welcome students with a strong quantitative background (Engineering, Physics) who want to strengthen their background in Economics.
  • Applications from students who did not major in the previously mentioned subjects will also be evaluated. In these cases, submission of an official report for the GRE or the GMAT test with a satisfactory performance level in the quantitative sections would help increase their chances of admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8540 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8540 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • European residents: A student may pay from €3600 to a maximum of about €9000 per year. (depending on the family income)


The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Università Cattolica in order to foster the access of international student to the degree programs. The discount covers about 30% of the total cost. Applicants are notified of the award by e-mail when they receive an offer for admission.

This scholarship is automatically extended from year to year for the normal duration of the degree program. Successful candidates must maintain full-time enrolment status in order to finish their degrees on time. Should the candidate be unable to graduate on the expected date, all additional costs will be at the student’s expense.

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