The Master in Taxation and Finance of the Digital Economy (MEde) aims to create experts in a specific field of crucial relevancy—the development of the digital economy, specifically in the European and international contexts, concentrating on taxation, finance, and market structures of digital businesses. Our graduates will be capable of working on the edge of a complex frontier characterized by specific taxation, financial, judicial, and competition issues. In particular, beyond acquiring a basic understanding of new ways of producing and distributing services specific to digital enterprises, MEde graduates will have access to innovative tools ideal for confronting three new business areas:
- the problems surrounding the identification, geographic or otherwise, of the sources of net proceeds, as well as the allocation and control of connected financial flows;
- the issues related to taxation systems and their adaptation to increasingly mobile and digital business activities; and
- the constantly changing definitions of “relevant market” and “state aid,” as well as the connected radical transformations in economic and legal principles governing competition, along with their increasing link to taxation problems.
Each of these three areas transcend national borders and have, as a baseline, the European and international markets. The program, therefore, is focused on creating professionals capable of working with the European institutions dedicated to the protection of competition and those overseeing the linked taxation and fiscal policies, national entities of EU member states tackling the abovementioned problems at European levels, major organizations with a European or international presence focused on the field of digital economy, taxation and finances, as well as relevant departments of businesses operating in the web economy. Our graduates’ technical and analytical competencies combine to create the ideal professional for employment at European institutions or those seeking to position themselves as an interlocutor between national economic entities and European institutions.
After one year, MEde students will earn an international master's degree (Master di II livello) in Economics.