The programme in Economics and Banking offered by the University of Siena examines how financial institutions and markets function with a particular attention to the micro- and macro-economic dimensions.
The programme has been designed by focusing on resources allocation under uncertainty, corporate financing and investment decisions, insurance and risk management, the functioning and regulation of financial markets within a broader institutional and social framework.
Graduates in Economics and Banking will develop skills in understanding economic and financial phenomena and acquire all the core skills required for the analysis of economic issues and of data. Graduates will also attain a significant advantage for progressing to a number of graduate courses and, in particular, for the three MSc programmes in Economics, Finance and International Accounting and Management (IAMa) taught in English at Siena.
Our graduates are expected to acquire both all the core economic competencies and excellent problem solving skills, that is that very set of key skills which are amongst the most sought-after in the labour market. Many graduates will secure a position in the typical sectors of financial intermediation, such as banks and insurance companies (front and back-office, administrative staff, sales staff, consultants).
Many other graduates will be able to work in the research departments of public agencies and international institutions, as well as in industrial firms, management consultancies and government bodies.
Specifically, our graduates can work in the following fields: front and back-office; credit monitoring and pure-risks underwriting; commercial services and contracts promoting; financial advisory and retail services; research organizations, both public and private; management and control functions in public bodies and private enterprises; project evaluation and work organisation.
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- Economic History
- Political Economy
- Principles of Mathematics
- Business Administration
- Public Law
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- For admission to the curriculum taught in English, minimum B2-level previous knowledge of English is required, and must be attested by an international certification recognized as valid by the University, or an equivalent certification issued by the University’s Language Centre (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo), or by another University upon passing a B2-level exam.
- A CV/Resume
- A motivational letter
- An official report of the performance in the selection test (see below)
- A certificate of English Language skills:
- CEF B1 level or higher
To participate to the selection procedure, extra-UE students must have taken one of the following
- SEM test
The amount of tuition fees is based on both the student’s family income, as declared in the ISEE certification.The ISEE values for the calculation of contribution range from a minimum of € 16.000,00 up to a maximum of € 90.000,00 in order to properly consider the real economic conditions of the family. For ISEE less than € 16.000,00 no contribution is expected.
Living costs for Siena
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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