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Economics - curriculum: EM-QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics

Ca'Foscari University of Venice · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrolment.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Erasmus Mundus Master Course "Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics" (QEM)

This is an EU-approved international joint graduate degree programme taught full-time over two years in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Taught in English, the programme is designed by a Consortium of four European Universities:

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain;
  • Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany;
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France;
  • Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy;
  • Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

It is a programme requirement for students to study at two of the four participating universities from the Consortium. This mobility enables students to benefit from the strengths of each university on a wide range of issues, and to meet and work with professionals from various backgrounds. Upon successfully completing the programme, students are awarded a QEM Joint Degree from the partners of the consortium.

Learning outcomes

The course offers a rigorous education in fundamental quantitative tools by combining core economic theory with related quantitative disciplines such as Probability, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Modelling, Computation and Simulation, Experimental Design, and Political Science. The breadth of courses offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of these many areas in accordance with their interests along a number of course tracks. These being areas which are increasingly vital in both research orientation for further studies and in the job market for positions in government organisations, private companies or financial institutions.

Employment profiles

The course is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers which utilise their competency in economics, including economic theory, macroeconomics and financial forecasting, financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, computational economics, quantitative trading, and applied and theoretical research. The consortium provides extensive career assistance to the students, including help with internships and job placement for graduates. We have had an excellent job placement record since 2008.


Compulsory attendance

Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships (even abroad), in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work. During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations. The degree exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.

Access to further studies

Specialist Master’s Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and Research Doctorates

Applying to the programme

For information to enter the programme and application deadlines please refer to QEM- Paris.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

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