M.Sc. On Campus


University of Siena

24 months
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The Economics programme taught at the University of Siena provides an advanced level of education in economics. 


 The Economics programme taught at the University of Siena structure and level of study of the LM correspond to what is offered in the international academic arena as part of an MSc in Economics course.

The command of knowledge, tools, and techniques of analysis acquired in this programme allows both the continuation of studies to start a career as an economist, and employment as an economic analyst or with functions of responsibility in companies, banks and public and private institutions, and international organizations. 

The LM draws on the disciplinary skills available in the Department of Economia Politica e Statistica, with its long tradition of research and teaching at the graduate level (the Department has been running a renowned doctoral program in Economics for decades).

Career Prospects

The LM in Economics aims to train professional economists who can take on roles of responsibility in a variety of contexts: government bodies and organisations, international organisations, public and private companies, banks and other financial institutions, professional associations and trade unions.

The acquired skills will allow the placement in positions requiring versatility and analytical skills, understanding of the strategic aspects of the choices and their economic impact, ability to deal with contexts characterized by complexity and change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Economic Dynamics
  • Economic History (Advanced)
  • Economic Organization and Theories of the Firm
  • Game Theory and Social Choice
  • Global Comparative Politics
  • Growth and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to the MSc in Economics, candidates should possess:

  • skills and competencies in mathematics and statistics;
  • notions of micro and macroeconomics at an intermediate level;
  • basic skills in econometrics;
  • a certified English skill of level B2.

Normally, students admitted hold a three-year degree (B.A.) in economics, or a in business with strong quantitative competencies. Students with a B.A. in other social sciences can be admitted if they show to possess good competencies in economics.

Students with a strong background in mathematics and statistics may be admitted even if they have no previous training in economics.

Candidates can be admitted on the basis of their GRE score in the quantitative section (a score equal or higher than 760, though not strictly required, is recommended).

Tuition Fee

The amount of tuition fees is based on both the student’s family income, as declared in the ISEE certification.The ISEE values for the calculation of contribution range from a minimum of € 16.000,00 up to a maximum of € 90.000,00 in order to properly consider the real economic conditions of the family. For ISEE less than € 16.000,00 no contribution is expected.

Living costs for Siena

600 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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