Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

1st term (October - December 2023)

  • Mathematics (8 ECTS)

2nd term (January - March 2024)

  • Econometrics (10 ECTS)
  • Microeconomics – Advanced Course (10 ECTS)

3rd term (April - July 2024)

  • Macroeconomics – Advanced Course (10 ECTS)
  • Research Methods (6 ECTS)
  • Public Economics/Corporate Finance (8 ECTS)

4th term (September – October 2024)

Project work (8 ECTS)
The Master is granted upon the completion of all the coursework and of a research project by which the candidate shows her/his ability to dominate the topics covered in the course work undertaken in the first three terms.

Typically the research project takes the form of a research paper written under the supervision of a member of the Master faculty or of a researcher approved by the Director of the Master. Under certain circumstances, a student may have the opportunity to undertake a stage on a project that is evaluated by the Director of the Master being consistent with the Master goals.

In these cases, the research paper can be substituted by an essay detailing the results achieved during the stage, to be written under the supervision of a member of the faculty and/or of the external tutor supervising the stage activity.

Both in the case of a research paper and of a stage essay, the candidate will have to defend the results of her/his research during an oral final exam, in which the overall performance of the candidate in the Master will also be assessed.

The Master allows students to acquire the needed knowledge and research experience in order to pursue further studies with a Ph.D. in Economics.

Furthermore, students will be able to integrate their academic experience with professional skills of theoretical practical relevance for building a professional career in the research departments of banks, governments and international organizations such as IMF, World Bank, OECD and ILO.

The calendar for the academic year 2023/2024 will be available in July 2023.

For references: classes began in October 2022 and run until July 2023
Attendance is mandatory in order to obtain the diploma.


1st term October - December 2022
2nd term January - March 2023
3rd term April - July 2023
4th term September - October 2023



If you are looking for a flexible and autonomous solution to learn Italian while studying at Università Cattolica, you can access the self-learning linguistic lab (CAP) of the SeLdA (Servizio Linguistico d’Ateneo) and benefit from a personalized language advisory service. 

In addition, SELDA organizes fee-paying Italian language courses, for more information contact SELDA from the dedicate iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).