• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The programme in Economics and Banking offered by the University of Siena addresses the fundamentals of financial intermediation within the banking industry, insurance sector and financial markets by providing a sound training in all the core economic disciplines and other social sciences, such as history and law.
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Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Economic History
  • English
  • Political Economy
  • Principles of Mathematics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year). 

Living costs for Siena

  • 600 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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