The Master’s degree in Economics and Data Analysis, taught entirely in English, provides students with the main theoretical and practical tools for economic analysis and data analysis, necessary in an ever-changing and openly international economic environment. The programme trains graduates to be able to critically interpret economic phenomena at local and international level, and use the main modern empirical techniques for business and market analysis.
Students will be able to gain such skills upon completion of an interdisciplinary programme which includes, in the first year, core modules on microeconomic theories and their applications, mathematical and computational tools, public economics and international economic regulation, as well as on advanced data analysis and management, and econometrics.
In the second year, the following subject areas will be covered: macroeconomic and financial analysis, risk and investment management, international business management practices, procedures and models useful in development economics, health and environmental economics, and project evaluation and financing. In addition to the analysis of economic issues, advanced statistical and econometric analysis topics will be explored, focusing on forecast analysis and economic applications of machine learning methodologies.
The programme also includes modules taught by guest lecturers from international universities, as well as seminars and meetings with guest speakers and professionals of leading institutions and companies. In addition, the programme supports students wishing to enhance their transversal skills in view of their future professional life by granting academic recognition of university credits to those who attend the relevant courses offered by the University or other institutions.
Thanks to the skills gained during the programme, graduates will be able to hold managerial or research-oriented positions in international companies, consulting firms, public or private institutions. Economic analysis and management specialists and Business and market analysts are the main professional roles for graduates in Economics and Data Analysis. This programme also provides students with the strong economic and quantitative background necessary for graduates who wish to continue their studies (PhD programmes).
Information for Bachelor’s graduates applying for this programme
SSD (Scientific-disciplinary sectors) requirements:
- 12 CFU (ECTS credits) from the following Scientific-disciplinary sectors: from SECS-S/01 to SECS-S06; from MAT/01 to MAT/09;
- 48 CFU (ECTS credits) from the following Scientific-disciplinary sectors: from SECS-P/01 to SECS-P/13; from SECS-S/01 to SECS-S/06; INF/01; from IUS/01 to IUS/17; IUS/21; from MAT/01 to MAT/09; from FIS/01 to FIS/08; from ING-INF/01 to ING-INF/07; from ING-IND/03 to ING-IND/20; from ING-IND/23 to ING-IND/27; from ING-IND/31 a ING-IND/35; from SPS/01 to SPS/14.
Language requirements: English language certification (or equivalent qualification), minimum B2 level. Students must also demonstrate an adequate personal preparation and knowledge of the relevant subject areas (for details on assessment methods, please see the relevant Teaching Regulations).
Students can undertake a mobility period abroad for study or internship as part of an international mobility programme. During their studies in Verona, students are offered opportunities to interact with professionals and guest speakers, and will be able to take part in seminars, case studies and group work, project work, and professional courses. Tutoring and counselling services are provided, as well as career service initiatives. Assistance for students with disabilities is always available.
Student support benefits, scholarships and reduced tuition fees are available for deserving students. For more information on the organisational aspects of the programme, please contact the relevant Teaching and Student Services Unit.
Economic analysis and management specialist
Graduates will be expected to be able to carry out the following:
- micro and macroeconomic analysis;
- economic industrial and development analysis;
- socio-political analysis;
- economic analysis of the public sector;
- analysis of health and environmental economics;
- evaluation and planning of financing of public initiatives of major interest;
- management of highly-internationalised companies and institutions.
The programme provides skills with a strong quantitative modelling and data analysis focus which, starting from the advanced study of micro- and macroeconomics, allow the analysis of the economic dynamics of markets in the national and international context and the analysis of public interventions in the economy.
The programme includes developing skills related to theories and tools of economic analysis, industrial and local development economics, public, health and environmental economics and investment project analysis. The tools used include the use of computational methodologies, data management and analysis methods, advanced econometric and statistical tools and theoretical economic methodologies.
The ability to study within a rigorous framework in which one must be able to identify and focus on the objectives, constraints and choices of individuals, companies and institutions based on established theories and models is a key aspect for graduates wishing to pursue a career as:
- economic consultant at management level in medium/large highly-internationalised companies or organisations;
- economic research analyst, or expert, in both private and public research institutes.
Quantitative economic knowledge, a multi-disciplinary attitude and knowledge of English will enable graduates to perform their tasks successfully when working in:
- national and international institutions involved in economic-financial analysis and social-political choices;
- national and international companies involved in economic and financial analysis and the assessment of various types and levels of risk.
Business and market analyst
Graduates will be expected to be able to carry out the following:
- market analysis;
- economic, financial and statistical consultancy for companies or consulting firms;
- investment analysis;
- evaluation and planning of financing of private initiatives of major interest.
The programme provides skills with a strong focus on quantitative modelling and data analysis, enabling students to gain a full command of the analysis of markets, business performance and private investment assessment in both national and international contexts. The tools used include the use of computational methodologies, data management and analysis methods, advanced econometric and statistical tools for the economic analysis of business performance and market analysis, data classification and reporting methodologies.
the skills gained in the field of data analysis will enable graduates to work as business analysts or risk analysts in private consulting firms for the analysis of business data