Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Economics and Economic Policy

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8420
Degree Programme Class LM-56 - Economics
Years in which the programme is being held

1° and 2° year

Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Curricula

Curriculum in Economia e Politica Economica (EPELM)

Curriculum in Health Economics and Management (HEM) (taught in English)

The Double Degree will not be active starting from A.Y. 2016/2017

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type Only few curricula provide multiple degree
Inter-University programme MCI MANAGEMENT CENTER INNSBRUCK , UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Type Course with one or more international curricula
Degree Programme Director Laura Bottazzi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

To profitably attendthe 2nd cycle degree programme in Economics and Economic Policy,students must hold appropriate knowledge of economics and quantitative methods.

Admission is subjectto the following curricular requirements:

1. A 1stcycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualificationobtained abroad:

ex Italian Ministerial Decree no. 270:

L-33 EconomicSciences

L-18 Economicand Business Management Sciences

L-36 PoliticalSciences and International Relations

L-41 Statistics

L-8 ComputerEngineering

L-9 IndustrialEngineering

L-30 PhysicalSciences and Technologies

L-31 ComputerSciences and Technologies

L-35Mathematical Sciences

ex. ItalianMinisterial Decree no. 509/99:

class 28(Economic Sciences)

class 17(Economic and Business Management Sciences) class 15 (Political Sciences andInternational Relations) class 37 (Statistical Sciences)

class 9(Information Engineering) class 10 (Industrial Engineering) class 25 (PhysicalSciences and Technologies)

class 26(Computer Sciences and Technologies) class 32 (Mathematical Sciences)

Previousfour-year degree programme system:

Degree inEconomic Policy, Economics and Trade, Business Economics and equivalent and

2. Credits inthe following fields:

economics (atleast 16 CFU)

mathematics andstatistics (at least 16 CFU)

economics andbusiness (at least 8 CFU)

For applicants failing to fulfil the requirements as in 1)and/or 2), the Admission Board willevaluate candidates' skills and competencies through an accurate examination oftheir curriculum.

1.2 Assessmentof knowledge and language skills

To be admitted applicants are required to hold an adequateproficiency of the English language (B1 level of the Common European Frameworkof Reference). To be admitted to HealthEconomics & Management applicants are required to hold an adequateproficiency of the English language (B2 level of the Common European Frameworkof Reference).

This proficiency must be proved by a language certificate or by aself-declaration.

Whethercandidates do not hold the necessary skills and competencies required to enrol,the Admission Board will not admit them to the assessment of their personal competenciesand skills.1.3 Assessment of personal competencies and skills

In addition to the above mentionedrequirements (degree, credits and English proficiency), the admission isconditional on the assessment of the personal qualification by the AdmissionBoard according to the following criteria:

· Academic merit (it refers to the duration and quality of degree course attended, to thefinal graduation score obtained, as well as to any additional Englishcompetence above the minimum levelrequired in point 5): max 70 points;

· Coherence between the academic curriculum and the learning objectives of the Masterin Health Economics & Management: max 20 points;

· Motivation (quality of the motivation letter and of any eventual presentation letter):max 10 points.

Only students who reach a minimum of60/100 points will be considered as holding a sufficient personalqualification.

Candidates who do not hold the requirements as specified in points1, 2 e 4 but who do reach a minimum of 60/100 in the assessment of the personal qualification will be invited by the Admissions Board for atest/interview, as described in the admissions notice, to verify if they haveacquired the basic knowledge required for admission to the 2nd cycle degreeprogramme in any other manner. Candidates will be called to the test/interviewby e-mail by the Chairman of the Admissions Board after the assessment ofpersonal competencies and skills.

Programme profile

The 2ndcycle degree programme in Economics and Economic Policy aims to train highlyqualified professional economists who are able to cover positions ofresponsibility in a range of national and international appointments. Thegraduates' skills will allow them to work profitably in planning andorganisation, design and implementation of development plans, and assess thestrategic aspects of decision-making processes and their economic and financialimplications. The knowledge of economic phenomena and market laws, the abilityto relate macro- and micro-economic phenomena to each other and to applyeconomic analysis tools to interpret economic categories are the core skillsdeveloped by these graduates. The degree programme includes core course unitsproviding a solid grounding in economics and advanced competencies inquantitative methods for economic forecasting and economic-financial analysis.It also includes specific course units to develop specialist knowledge in thefields of industrial organisation, financial intermediation, economic andsocial policy.


More information

The Double Degree is not active anymore.

Expected learning outcomes

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Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

Economist

function in a professional context:

- Conductsmarket analyses and economic forecasts using quantitative methods.

- Organises andplans material and human resources.

- Assessesinvestment projects, strategic decision-making processes and their economic andfinancial implications.

- Analyses andassesses trends and risks of financial and credit markets.

- Provideseconomic, financial, industrial and socio-demographic consulting services.

- Carries outeconomic and social research activities.

competencies associated to the function:

- Theoretical analyticalskills applied to socio-economic and financial phenomena;

- Quantitative andeconometrics skills applied to socio-economic and financial phenomena;

- Ability toinvestigate interdisciplinary topics and communicate with experts in other disciplines.

career opportunities:

- Governmentagencies and regulatory authorities;

- Public andprivate research institutions;

- Services andconsulting firms;

- Internationalorganisations (European Central Bank, IMF, OECD, European Commission, WorldBank);

- Financialintermediaries (banks and other), insurance companies, non-profitorganisations;

- Universities.

Strategic decisions analyst in health sectororganisations

function in a professional context:

Supports thetop management of organisations operating in the healthcare and welfare sectorin the definition, planning, management and coordination of policies,strategies and activities.

Functions\tasks:

- Examines the economic,regulatory and legislative context the organisation operates in;

- Assesses theorganisation's resources and mission;

- Describes theimplications on the organisation of the adoption of alternative strategicchoices;

- Draftsanalyses and strategy plans;

- Analyses theimpact of strategic choices adopted;

- Cooperateswith the departments within the organisation, harmonising and coordinating theresponsibilities involved.

To acquiregreater autonomy and responsibility in the performance of the above activities,graduates may sharpen competencies through internships in specific healthcareorganisations.

competencies associated to the function:

The followingare required to perform the above-described functions:

- Specificknowledge and skills in health economics, healthcare management, law, health statisticsand quantitative fields.

- Aninclination for self-learning and lifelong learning.

- Transversalcommunication, organisational, managerial and planning skills, in line with theassigned levels of autonomy and responsibility and the organisation and workingmethods adopted.

- Analyticalskills applied to different subject areas and strategic thinking to supportdecision-making.

career opportunities:

Pharmaceuticalfirms and health insurance companies.

Healthcare organisationsand hospital boards.

Regional andnational health and healthcare regulatory authorities .

Internationalorganisations.

NGOs working inhealth cooperation projects.

Programming and Control Specialist innational health service administrations

function in a professional context:

The professionalincluded in this category coordinates the activities of national health serviceoffices, drafting proposals and opinions; supervises the implementation ofprojects, administrative activities and procedures ; checks, monitors andsupports the correct application of the state laws and regulations in healthand healthcare . .

Functions\tasks:

- Examines theeconomic, regulatory and legislative context;

- Examines theadministration's mission and the operational methods adopted;

- Assesses thesocial demand for the healthcare services provided by the administration andidentify priorities;

- Assesses theavailable resources, their use and congruity with the identified priorities,drafting action plans and expected operating results;

- Elaboratesinvestigational approaches and plans to analyse the effect of health policies;

- Draftsanalytical, planning and strategic documents, adopting a multidisciplinaryapproach and integrating international best practices;

- Cooperateswith the various departments of the organisation, harmonising and integrating dispersedskills and competencies.

competencies associated to the function:

The followingare required to perform the above-described functions:

- Specificknowledge and specialist skills in economic, managerial, accounting and legalfields.

- Aninclination for self-learning and lifelong learning.

- Transversalcommunication, organisational, managerial and planning skills, in line with theassigned levels of autonomy and responsibility and according to theorganisation and the working environment.

- Multidisciplinaryanalytical skills and ability to integrate strategic decision-making.

career opportunities:

Healthcareinstitutions and hospital boards.

Regional andlocal health and healthcare authorities and regulatory agencies.

Ministry ofhealth and other bodies responsible for health programming.

Programming and Control Specialist of organizationsoperating in the healthcare sector

function in a professional context:

The professionalin this category conduct research, studies and evaluations in the field ofbusiness organization in healthcare. He designs administrative procedures and qualityassurance systems required to manage business activities in the healthcarefield. He studies business cost structures in order to identify cost controlmethods.

Functions\tasks:

- Examines theeconomic, regulatory and legislative context the company works in devoting particularattention to the general logics inspiring the referred health care system andthe relevant national and supranational regulations;

- Examines thecompany mission and the operational methods adopted;

- Assesses thecompany's product/service market and interprets its key dynamics concerning theevolution of demand, competitive positioning and the principal regulatorypolicies;

- Assesses theavailable resources in the area of competence, their use and congruity with theidentified priorities, drafting action plans and indicating expected operatingresults;

- Draftsanalytical, project and strategy documents, integrating the areas of competencewith internationally adopted best practices;

- Cooperateswith the departments within the company, harmonising and coordinating theresponsibilities involved.

To acquiregreater autonomy and responsibility in the performance of the above activities,graduates may develop further competencies through internships.

competencies associated to the function:

The followingare required to perform the above-described functions:

- Specificknowledge and specialist skills in economic, management, accounting, statistics,quantitative and legal fields.

- Aninclination for self-learning and lifelong learning.

- Transversalcommunication, organisational, managerial and planning skills, in line with theassigned levels of autonomy and responsibility and according to theorganisation of the working environment.

- Analyticalskills applied to different subject areas and strategic focusing skills tosupport decision-making.

career opportunities:

Manufacturingcompanies working in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostictechnologies sectors.

Healthcare Insurancecompanies;

Suppliers ofhospital, diagnostic, rehabilitation of specialist healthcare services.

Health plan and policy analyst

function in a professional context:

The professionsincluded in this profile conduct research on concepts, theories and methods foranalysing and understanding how the healthcare services market works, toidentify the socially desirable allocation of resources and solutions to marketfailures in healthcare, and support the implementation of healthcare policiesand regulations.

Functions\tasks:

- Examines thespecific healthcare market, assessing the relationship between resource andregulatory constraints, competitive structure of the market and economic andhealth outcomes.

- Examines the availableinterventions aiming at removing resource constraints, changing bad practices,redefining the competitive structure, regulating incentives of to healthcaremarket actors;

- Drafts actionplans, resource utilisation plans, regulatory frameworks;

- Evaluates andmeasures through the statistical and econometric analysis of survey andadministrative data health and clinical outcomes, and changes in productiveefficiency determine by the strategies and policies adopted;

- Draftsanalyses, project and strategy documents;

- Elaborates assessmentand evaluation plans for the impact of the healthcare sector regulations, plans,policies and strategies;

- Performscomparative analyses of international practices for healthcare regulation,planning and policy, to identify the best practices suited to the referredhealth care system.

competencies associated to the function:

The followingare required to perform the above-described functions:

- Specificknowledge and specialist skills in economic, politological, statistical,quantitative and legal fields.

- Aninclination for self-learning and lifelong learning.

- Transversalcommunication, organisational, managerial and planning skills, in line with theassigned levels of autonomy and responsibility and the organisation and workingmethods adopted.

- Analysis andsynthesis skills applied to various disciplines for the planning and draftinghealth policy and regulatory interventions.

career opportunities:

Regional andlocal healthcare authorities, regulatory and planning bodies

Healthcare institutions.

Internationalorganisations.

NGOs working inhealth cooperation projects.

Public andprivate research bodies.

Universities.