Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Master's Degree Programme
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LM-56 - Classe delle lauree magistrali in Scienze dell'economia
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Course Overview

The course provides students with an excellent knowledge in economics and finance. Our graduates successfully face the challenges and issues of current globalized contexts, drawing on a thorough knowledge of mathematical, statistical and methodological tools and international law. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach, graduates will acquire the skills required to interpret and manage the opportunities and risks occurring in economic systems and businesses. Particular attention is devoted to the growing inter-dependence of economic and financial markets, their complexity and instability, and the governance role of financial and monetary institutions.
The course lasts two years and comprises 12 modules, a foreign language exam, a stage (or seminar activity) and a final examination (a written thesis to be presented and defended), totaling 120 ECTS. Students can choose between two curricula: Financial Markets and Instruments and International Trade.


Course Characteristics

The degree course includes 12 exams: 4 first-year exams that allow students to acquire the basic analytical and methodological tools, 7 exams that are specific to each curriculum, an elective module, in addition to a foreign language exam, a work experience or alternative activities (i.e. participation in cycles of seminars) and the final examination (original work).
The Financial Markets and Instruments curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of the activities carried out by financial intermediaries (management logics and behavior models); advanced analysis tools for the construction of an investment portfolio and the understanding of risks and returns on financial markets; the interactions between financial markets and economy; and issues relating to the management of economic policy in a globalized context.
The International Trade curriculum integrates economic lessons, related to international markets, development policies and the incentive structure for the design and implementation of international cooperation projects, with classes to understand business strategies in international contexts.

Career prospects

Graduates in Economic, Financial and International Sciences – Curriculum 1:Financial Markets and Financial Instruments - are able to take on different professional roles (as consultants, managers, executives, analysts and researchers) and additional job opportunities can be found in a variety of contexts: financial intermediaries - credit institutions; economic and strategic consulting firms for companies; auditing firms; independent professional accountants; enterprises; (public and private) research centers; national and international bodies; public administration, local bodies and companies that provide or manage public services.
Graduates in Economic, Financial and International Sciences - Curriculum 2:International Trade - are trained to work in private companies operating in international markets for goods and services and in public sector, they can perform support functions for the internationalization of companies and for economic and social research in the field of economic integration. Possible job opportunities can be found in: private companies; as freelance consultants in the internationalization processes of companies and public administrations; public administrations; research centers, research offices of multinational companies, consulting companies.

The Master’s degree course in Economic, Financial and International Sciences also provides students with the necessary knowledge to continue with PhD or Master's programs in economics and finance, both nationally and internationally.