The Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business is a one-year full-time official master of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

The Master is structured in four modules of 15 ECTS each: the first (Quantitative Research Methods), second (Applied Economics and Business) and fourth (Master’s Thesis) are common to all students, while the third is specific to the specialization field chosen by the student.

Students following the Applied Economics specialization must choose four elective courses from the six offered, plus Advanced Econometrics.

The structure of the modules can be detailed as follows (click on the titles to download a preliminary syllabus):

1. Quantitative Research Methods (all students) |
Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Econometrics, Multivariate analysis
2. Applied economics and business (all students) |
Applied Microeconomics, Finance and Entrepreneurship, Productive Efficiency and Innovation, Applied Macroeconomics
3a. Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship and SME Management (Entrepreneurship) |
Entrepreneurship and Institutional Economics, New Venture Growth and International Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Organization in SMEs, Marketing and Networking in SMEs, Qualitative Methods for Research in Entrepreneurship and SMEs
3b. Advanced Topics in Applied Economics (Applied Economics) |
Advanced econometrics, Public Economics, Labour Macroeconomics, Applied Industrial Organization for Competition Policy, Urban Economics, Ecological Economics, Economics of Inequality
4. Master's thesis (all students) |
Original research supervised by a faculty member
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