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Program

MEde is a second level master's degree (Master di II livello). It is conducted in English, with a completion requirement of 60 credits. All applicants must possess a four or five-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent diploma), and will be selected based on their CV, and, in certain cases, an interview.

Instruction is divided into a preparatory phase, if necessary, and two full academic terms. Students who need to acquire basic technical tools for advancing through the program must take two non-credit preliminary courses in September (at no extra cost). The first academic term spans October-December, and the second February-May. Lectures are usually held three days per week. A fourth day is reserved fo conferences and seminars, as well as internal course-specific events. A fifth day is dedicated to discussion sessions and individual study. For all courses, attendance is compulsory. 

The period from June to September is devoted to preparing the master's thesis and/or completing a possible internship. MEde will assist students with solid academic track records with finding internship opportunities at economic and financial institutions, both national and European.

To earn the master's degree, candidates must fulfill the evaluation criteria of every course and complete a thesis. Candidates are encouraged to set up their thesis as a research paper fit for publication. Their progress will be supervised by a member of the teaching staff or a senior researcher chosen by the teaching staff.

Curriculum

  • [Preparatory Course] Introduction to Quantitative Economic Methods
  • [Preparatory Course] Introduction to Advanced Microeconomics
  • The Analytical Framework of the Digital Economy
  • Public Economics – Taxation
  • Public Economics: New Taxation in the Digital Economy
  • Competition Theory, Antitrust, and Regulation
  • European Competition Law
  • The Economics of Financial Flows and Stocks
  • Computer Skilling
  • Math-Lab
  • Media Economics
  • Privacy, Competition and Consumer Protection in the EU
  • Corporate Governance in the EU
  • The EU Internal Market for Products and Services
  • 4 Elective Courses from SEP's other Master's degree programs

To supplement the above-mentioned courses, the master's program will include seminars held by key European representatives and professional training opportunities.

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