What is BEA?
The Master Degree Programme (M.Sc/Laurea Magistrale) in Behavioural and Applied Economics (BEA) offers a solid educational path in Economics, both Micro and Macro, with the possibility to develop advanced competencies in Behavioural or Applied Economics.
BEA Master Programme relies on the research experience of the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento in the field of economic analysis, but also on a wide range of academic expertise in different fields: psychology, management, statistics, and quantitative methods.
In the learning approach proposed, the theory and empirical methods are constantly engaged in mutual dialogue and each activity provides both aspects. Through this special learning, BEA graduates have the chance to apply their knowledge to reality and develop, inter alia, communications skills (presentations, essays, discussions) and independent assessing.
These skills are further strengthened through external activities, such as training placements or visiting periods to be spent in other worldwide partner universities.
Introduction to International Business
Introduction to Quantitative Methods
Introduction to Economics
Law, Economics and digital policy
Psychology of decision making
Business Strategy in the Digital Economy
Performance analysis and Business Analytics
Public policies: Nudging
Public policies: Evaluation Methods
Data mining and statistical learning or Behavioral Finance
Behavioural Economics: Module A - Theory
Behavioural Economics: Module B - Experimental Methods
Applied Economics specialization
Applied Economics: Module A - Applied industrial dynamics
Applied Economics: Module B - Labour Markets
Computer simulation for social sciences
Financial Markets and Economic Activity
International Trade and Competitiveness
Introduction to data economic analysis software
Introduction to Programming
What can I do with BEA? Job Opportunities
Graduates in Behavioural and Applied Economics learn to assess and interpret economic phenomena by combining the economic theory and the empirical evidence in the form of experimental and observational data. This makes them able to put their expertise to work both in the private and the public sector.
Specifically, BEA graduates are able to analyse, seize, and use experimental data to collocate the baseline organisation in its economic context and understand the trend of the economic variables and the economic behavior of people. Moreover, they possess skills in conducting data analysis to test economic theory and provide insightful policy advice.
The set of competencies acquired and the empirical approach make them skilled to assess independently and provide policy recommendations and strategic governance for Companies, NGO’s and Public organizations at international level.
BEA graduates are trained to collect, analyse, and explain data as well as connect together the different economic players of organizations and predict the potential effects of economic decisions.
Graduates are also able to monitor and suggest corrections towards undertaken actions, address new development strategies within organizations, both public and private.
This makes BEA graduates fit to work as market analysts or professional experts in different and complex economic systems with high responsibilities like multinational corporations, banks or government institutions, NGO’s, as well as international research institutions and public administrations.
In addition, BEA Master Programme provides graduates with the necessary foundations in economics and statistics to proceed to a Ph.D.
March for non-EU citizens living outside Italy
June for EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy
How to apply
Access the online application form
Upload the required documents
Submit your online application by the deadline
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with specific courses in the areas of economics, management, statistics, and mathematics
English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference
English language proficiency