Msc in economics and international politics
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
CHF 4,000 / per semester
30 Apr 2024
Earliest start date
The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Italian Switzerland, USI , based in Lugano, in collaboration with the Alta School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) of the Catholic University of the Sacred Cuore, based in Milan. The full-time study program includes 120 ECTS for a usual duration of 4 semesters and gives the possibility of obtaining a double degree ('double degree'), ie:
- and a Swiss Master's degree issued by USI (Master's Degree under Swiss law);
- is a title of 1st level University Master's Degree issued by ASERI University of the Sacred Heart of Milan based on Italian legislation.
In the new edition more space was given to economic and political science subjects and two courses in "Methodology of social research" were introduced. The MEPIN offers a wide range of scientific instruments and specific competences, indispensable for understanding economic-political phenomena linked to globalization and the functioning of public and international institutions. The basis on which the entire program is developed is linked to the study of economics, finance, law and institutions, and international policies. We will also provide multidisciplinary and managerial knowledge necessary to address issues such as sustainable development, economic-financial ethics and, more generally, forms of cooperation between public authorities and private economic operators aimed at achieving a common goal, which the provision of a service or the creation and management of a project.
Scholarships and Funding
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Structure and contents
The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) offers a wide range of scientific tools and specific skills, essential for the understanding of economic-political phenomena related to globalization and the functioning of public and international institutions.
The bases on which the entire program is developed are linked to the study of economics, law and institutions, international politics. Multidisciplinary and managerial knowledge will also be provided, necessary to address issues such as sustainable development, market globalization, population aging, migratory phenomena and, more generally, the forms of cooperation between public authorities and private economic operators. the achievement of a common goal, such as the provision of a service or the creation and management of a project.
The study of the areas of intersection between public and private, from the local to the global level, requires skills both in the economic-financial sector and in that of public policies, as well as knowledge of the legal, regulatory and communication aspects relating to relations between the parties . Participants are offered a series of courses at the Lugano and one in Milan. The program is completed with the preparation of a thesis and with an internship in a national or international institution. The multifaceted and interdisciplinary training that MEPIN offers has allowed its graduates to quickly and successfully integrate into multinational companies, banks and financial companies, territorial entities, non-governmental organizations, teaching and research institutes. Graduates of this Master possess both multidisciplinary skills, and specific knowledge in particular in economics and political science, which allow them to operate in all those sectors in which public and private cooperate.
The USI in the Times Higher Education (THE) and in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS), among the most widespread and well-known general rankings in the world:
- QS World University Rankings 2023
240.ma to the world
(out of 1500 universities considered)
- THE Young University Rankings 2022
57th to the world
among young universities (under 50)
- THE World University Rankings 2022
Range 301-350 worldwide
(out of 1600 universities considered)
- THE World's Best Small Universities 2021
14.but to the world
among small universities.
- QS Top 50 Under 50 2021
26.but to the world
among young universities (under 50)
In addition to the general rankings on universities, USI records significant results in disciplinary rankings:
- THE rankings by subject area
with positive placings in particular in the IT, Medicine and Health and Economics areas.
with high scores in the rankings that measure the impact of research in Economics, especially when referring to the most prestigious academic journals in the sector.
Program Tuition Fee
The interdisciplinary training that MEPIN offers has enabled its graduates to quickly and successfully integrate into multinational corporations, banks and finance companies, territorial entities, non-governmental organizations, teaching and research institutes. Graduates of this Master possess both multidisciplinary skills, and specific knowledge in particular in economics and political science, which allow them to operate in all sectors in which public and private cooperate.
94.6% of Mepin graduates are employed with an average time to enter the world of work of around 2.3 months. The majority find employment in Switzerland (44%), mainly in the banking / financial sector or in the public administration. The average salary in Switzerland is around 60,000 Swiss francs.
- Employment * 94.6%
- Average time to enter the world of work 2.3 months
(70% within 3 months: 47% before graduation)