The master’s program is divided into two terms. The first term focuses on providing essential analytical and macroeconomic tools, as well as an overview of the historical development and legal evolution of the EU and the EMU. In the second term, courses concentrate on the internal market of the EU and related key regulatory issues, such as the regulation of banking and capital markets, corporate governance, consumer protection, energy, and the environment

Course organization

The Master is organized in two terms as follows:

  • September 16, 2019 – September 27, 2019: 30 hours of preliminary courses (held by Professor Paolo Canofari and Professor Piero Esposito), of which there are 20 hours of economy, 4 hours of mathematics and 6 hours of statistics
  • Lessons will begin on October 1, 2019
  • October 1, 2019 – December 20, 2019: First term courses
  • January 2020: First term exams
  • February 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020: Second term courses
  • May 2020: Second term exams
  • June 2020 – November 2020: Possible internship (to be scheduled with the organization) and thesis (research paper)
  • Graduation: date to be decided

All courses and seminars will be held at SEP (Via di Villa Emiliani 14, Rome) and on the LUISS Campus (Viale Romania 32, Rome).

 

Courses and Terms (1500 hrs.- 60ECTS)

  • Term 1 (1st October – 20th December, exams in January): 12 weeks, 160 hrs (28 ECTS).
  • Term 2 (3rd February – 30th April, exams in May): 13 weeks, 110 hrs (22 ECTS).

 

Term 1.1: October 1 – November 8 (6 weeks, 80 hrs., 14 ECTS, 13/14 hrs. per week)

Wednesday: h 15-19

Thursday: h 11-13 and h 14-18

Friday: h 9-13

Core Courses

  • European governance: 30 hrs.- 5 ECTS (5 hours per week)
  • Internal market and Competition: 30 hrs. – 5 ECTS (5 hours per week)
  • Math Lab with Stata: 20 hrs.- 4 ECTS (3/4 hours per week)

 

Term 1.2: November 11 – December 20 (6 weeks, 80 hrs., 14 ECTS, 13/14 hrs. per week)

Wednesday: h 15-19

Thursday: h 11-13 and h 14-17

Friday: h 9-13

Core Courses

  • European macroeconomic policies: 30 hrs.- 5 ECTS (5 hours per week)
  • Banking and financial regulation: 30 hrs.- 5 ECTS (5 hours per week)
  • The Architecture of the International Monetary System: 10 hrs.- 2 ECTS
  • Seminar series: 10 hrs.- 2 ECTS

 

 Term 2.1: February 3 – February 14 (2 weeks, 20 hrs., 10 hrs. per week)

Wednesday: h 14-17

Thursday: h 11-13 and 14-16

Friday: h 9-12

Topic courses (10 hrs.-2 ECTC each)

  • Early European Integration in a Historical Perspective
  • The Economics of Monetary Union

 

Term 2.2: February 17 – March 20 (5 weeks, 40 hrs., 8 hrs. per week)

Wednesday: h 14-17

Thursday: h 14-16

Friday: h 9-12

Topic courses (10 hrs.-2 ECTC each)

  • The ECB, The European Payment System and Target2
  • The Stability & Growth Pact and the Fiscal Compact
  • Trade Policy and Custom Union
  • Banking supervision and resolution

 

Term 2.3: March 16 – May 8 (6 weeks, 50 hrs., 8 hrs. per week)

Thursday: h 15-19

Friday: h 9-13

Topic courses (10 hrs.-2 ECTC each)

  • Crises management and the ESM
  • State Aid
  • The Digital Single Market
  • Energy and Environment
  • Sustainable Finance

 

Terms 1&2

  • Participants in the following seminar will earn 30 hrs.-2 ECTS: The Challenges for Europe (Jean-Paul Fitoussi)
  • SEP seminars: 50 hrs.-2 ECTS
  • Self Study: 780 hrs.
  • Final Dissertation: 340 hrs.- 7 ECTS
  • Other educational activities: 30 hrs.- 1 ECTS
  • Exams sessions: January 2020, May 2020

 

Suggested tracks

Students may decide to opt for one of the following tracks characterized by the 11 selected courses among the electives and the topic of the final dissertation.

Policy

Market & Regulation

Banking & Financial Markets