The programme

Here you can find an overview of the degree programme, including information on its organisation and regulations, as well as a number of useful information. In addition, this section includes an overview of the University’s Quality Assurance system and the Student Orientation services available to prospective students, to help them choose the right course for them.

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Student orientation services

The new website of the Student Orientation Office, with new form and content, is the result of a long process aimed at providing a better and more comprehensive service to its many users. Users are mostly secondary school pupils approaching the University for the first time, and schools' University Orientation Services which organise activities to assist their pupils in post-school choices. Making a decision means choosing the best alternative to satisfy one's expectations, preferences and aspirations. 
 
More details: www.univr.it/orientamento (italian page)

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Course of study in brief

Overview
The Master’s degree in Economics and Data Analysis, entirely taught in English, provides students with the main theoretical and empirical tools for economic 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 develop such skills upon completion of an interdisciplinary programme which includes, in the first year, core modules on microeconomic theory and its 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 problems, topics in advanced statistical and econometric analysis will be explored, focusing for instance 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 transferable 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.
The programme also benefits from the opportunity of a double degree programme with the MSc in International Economic Policy at the University of Wurzburg. Students enrolled in the double degree programme will take the first year at the University of Verona and the second year at the University of Wurzburg.
 
Core features:
-Two-year MSc programme
-All courses are taught in English
-Interactive learning environment: tutorials, labs, project works, e-learning support
-International lecturers
-Tutorship by academic staff
-Links with international universities with dedicated exchange programmes or double degree.
-Coordination of internships management
 
For further information on the course programme please contact: magec@dse.univr.it
 
Career opportunities
Thanks to the skills developed 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 in a PhD programme in Economics.
 
Information for Bachelor’s graduates applying for this programme                        
SSD (Scientific-disciplinary sectors) requirements:
- 12 CFU (ECTS credits) from Mathematics and Statistics subjects.From the following Scientific-disciplinary sectors: from SECS-S/01 to SECS-S06; from MAT/01 to MAT/09;
- 48 CFU (ECTS credits) mainly from Economics, Management, Law, Mathematics and Statistics subjects also including Physics, Engineering, Informatics subjectsFrom 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 (CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or equivalent certifications.
 
Cumulative Grade Point Average (or equivalent) not lower than a grade equivalent to 22/30 in the Italian grading scale (that considers a minimum pass grade of 18/30 and a maximum grade of 30/30).
 
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 based on merit and financial bases. For more information on the organisational aspects of the programme, please contact the relevant Teaching and Student Services Unit.
 
For further information on entry requirements please contact: didattica.economia@ateneo.univr.it
For information on the assessment of foreign qualifications and admissions procedures please contact: admissions@ateneo.univr.it
For Information on tuition fees and general information for international students please refer to: https://www.univr.it/en/our-services/-/servizi/international-degree-seeking-students
Students coming from extra-EU countries should refer to the call for application for pre-admission and students support and benefits available at: https://www.univr.it/en/job-vacancies/studenti/international-degree-seeking-students/0/8673

Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.
 
  • Degree type Corsi di laurea Magistrale
  • Duration 2  years
  • Part-time Study option available Yes
  • Admissions Subject to entry requirements
  • Degree class LM-56
  • Location verona
  • Language English
  • Mode of teaching Mixed
  • Possibility of Double Degree
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.

Career opportunities
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.

Expected skills: 
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. 

Career opportunities: 
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.

Expected skills: 
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. 

Career prospects:
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


Quality Assurance

The quality of a degree programme is the extent to which it achieves its educational objectives and meets the quality requirements of the educational activities offered, which are determined in line with the needs and expectations of students and representatives of the world of work.

This programme has adopted a teaching Quality Assurance system in line with the University’s quality assurance guidelines and based on the e ANVUR national quality assurance guidelines, by carrying out the following activities:
  • periodic consultations with representatives of the world of work to assess the adequacy of the cultural and professional profiles offered in their courses;
  • design of educational contents and planning of resources;
  • organisation of educational activities and teaching services;
  • monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and planning measures to improve teaching and services;
  • provision of complete and up-to-date information on its website, relating to the programme (professional roles, expected learning outcomes, learning activities).
The above activities are scheduled and interrelated, based on the PDCA principles (Plan, Do, Check, Act).
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In a Quality Assurance system, students play a fundamental role: each student can play their part by participating in the Quality Assurance groups of their degree programme and in the Faculty-Student Joint Committees or, more simply, by taking part in the Student Survey on teaching, or questionnaires. It’s in this context that specific workshops for student representatives (‘Laboratori di rappresentanza attiva’) are periodically made available to students by the University and the University’s Quality Assurance Board. To find out more, please see the relevant section.

Il sistema di valutazione universitario e il ruolo dello studente

by Prof. Graziano Pravadelli: a lecture recorded on the occasion of the January 2021 workshop for student representatives.

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Degree Programme description and regulations

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The Degree programme teaching regulations set out the organisational aspects of the degree programme, in line with the University’s teaching regulations. The first part of the document includes general information about the programme, the second part includes links to the relevant module web pages, and the third part specifies the administrative aspects.

Other Regulations

To view other regulations of interest refer to the section: Statute and regulations

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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