Unipi / Sssup


The Master of Science in Economics is a standard two years Master program (120 ECTS), completely taught in English. Mandatory and fundamental teaching activities take place in the first year of the Master course; in the second year, teaching activities are mostly elective and a student can tailor a personal specialization track toward the final Master Dissertation by selecting from a wide range of advanced topics covering both economic analysis and quantitative methods.

MSE offers two curricula: General Economics, Official Statistics and Quantitative Finance. Official Statistics has been recently awarded by the European Commission with the label EMOS (European Master in Official Statistics). More specific information on curriculum OS and on the EMOS label can be found here.

In particular, the structure of the Master (Laurea Magistrale) in Economics in 2023-2024 A.Y. is the following:


Some important qualifications are in order for the curriculum OS. The curriculum is crucially based on an internship in the first year and a final dissertation in the second year jointly organised with ISTAT (the Italian national statistical authority). MSE has an organic agreement with ISTAT which includes a very limited number of positions (about 10 in a.y. 2021/2022) for these two activities. The selection among the interested students will happen just after the start of the second semester (March) of the fist year. The selection will be mainly based on the results of the exams of the first semester. Students are advised that curriculum OS cannot be taken without an internship and a final dissertation organised with an European national statistical authorities, and that only the positions at ISTAT are available so far. Our suggestion for all first-year students interested in curriculum OS is to follow both Advanced Statistics and Mathematical Methods, even though the latter is not present in the curriculum; both courses are key elements of the evaluation to access to the curriculum OS, and are very important for the courses of the second term.