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Economics and Finance

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

12 months
10000 EUR/year
10000 EUR/year
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A full-time, intensive course, with a maximum enrollment of 20 students, the Master in Economics and Finance from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is a graduate programme that allows students to complete their training in economics providing them with a thorough understanding of the role and working of the economic and financial markets and institutions in modern economies.  

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An innovative method 

The Master in Economics and Finance from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is entirely taught in English to a fairly small but varied class of students from all over the world, by a faculty that is very active in research and well integrated in international professional networks. Occasional mini-courses and lectures by leading international scholars, as well as a year-long seminar series, complete our offer.

In the past two editions, seminars have featured scholars from top European and US institutions, such as Northwestern University, UCLA, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, European University Institute, University of Zurich, Goethe University Frankfurt, European Central Bank. Our research environment also benefits from many initiatives, such as an “Annual Lecture” in Political Economy, which, in recent years, has been delivered by prominent academics such as James Robinson (Harvard University), Peter Howitt (Brown University), Howard Rosenthal (Princeton University), and Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT). 

A focus on policy and finance

Besides all fundamental coursework for today’s economists, our students will be able to take classes in both public/political economics and/or finance, gaining the expertise to professionally evaluate the current policy debate or to enter the world of finance.

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The emphasis on political/public economics provides an ideal starting point for careers in central banks, governments and international organizations such as ILO, IMF or the World Bank. At the same time, the emphasis on finance paves the way for a career in the private sector in fields such as corporate finance, as well as asset and wealth management.

A solid academic background

The Master provides students with all the essential tools and concepts to become accomplished economists. All courses are taught at an advanced level and are designed to build the key competences for successfully dealing with the demands of the best Ph.D. programmes in Economics, or for starting a career in leading research institutions.

Career opportunities

The Master allows students to acquire the needed knowledge and research experience in order to pursue further studies with a Ph.D. in Economics. Furthermore, students will be able to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical practical relevance for building a professional career in the research departments of banks, governments and international organizations such as IMF, World Bank, OECD and ILO.

Programme Structure

Courses Included;

  • Mathematics 
  • Econometrics 
  • Microeconomics - advanced course 
  • Macroeconomics - advanced course  
  • Research Methods 
  • Public economics / Corporate finance 
  • Project work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students need to hold a degree that allows access to a Ph.D. program in the awarding country of the degree.
  • The graduate degree must be obtained before the start of the programme
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


All scholarships are assigned on a merit basis and will be mostly given to students who apply by the priority deadline. Some scholarships may also target specific geographic regions.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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