Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Economics and Banking

University of Siena · Department of Economics and Statistics

Entry requirements

Open access degree programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The three-year programme in Economics and Banking addresses the fundamentals of financial intermediation within the banking industry, insurance sector and financial markets by providing a sound training in all the core economic disciplines and other social sciences, such as history and law.

In this regard, the programme examines how financial institutions and markets function with a particular attention to the micro- and macro-economic dimensions. The programme has been designed by focusing on resources allocation under uncertainty, corporate financing and investment decisions, insurance and risk management, the functioning and regulation of financial markets within a broader institutional and social framework.

Graduates in Economics and Banking will develop skills in understanding economic and financial phenomena and have a strong hold on all the core skills required for the analysis of economic issues and of data. Graduates will also attain a significant advantage for progressing to a number of graduate courses and, in particular, for the two MSc programmes in Economics and Finance taught in English at Siena as well as for the two-year programme in Accounting and Management (AMa) of the MSc in Management and Governance.

Information for international students

International students wishing to enrol on a first or second cycle degree programme taught in Italian or English at the University of Siena for the Academic year 2016/17 must submit their documents for the assessment of entry qualifications using the online platform. For further information please write to internationalplace@unisi.it.

Fees and funding

UK students
up to 2000 Euros
International students
up to 2000 Euros

The annual fee is divided into three installments, as follows:

  • 1st instalment: fixed rate based on the type of degree course (humanities, science, EU regulated).
  • 2nd instalment: calculated based on income.
  • 3rd instalment: calculated based on merit.

The fee can also vary in the presence of any applicable benefits or exemptions.


Students enrolling at the University of Siena can apply for a DSU (Regional Body for the Right of University Studies) scholarship. The application is open until September/October of each year.

Scholarship assignees will receive a sum of money (covering University fees) and have free access to University canteens and free accom­modation at halls of residence, if admitted. Should such accommodation not be available, assignees will be given a rent contribution, if requested.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Prof. Ciro Corvese