The "Laurea Magistrale in Economics and Finance" (LMEF) is an advanced two-year course offered by the Naples School of Economics, which groups the graduate programs in economics and finance of the University of Naples Federico II. Admission is based upon previous academic performance and knowledge of English. The course is open to students with a three-years undergraduate degree. The purpose of LMEF is to provide students with the tools to analyse economic and financial problems in a rigorous fashion. LMEF prepares students for a professional career in banking, consulting, insurance and financial services, international and public institutions, and research institutes or for pursuing graduate studies in economics and finance. The program is taught entirely in English. Classes are taught by academics from the University of Napoli Federico II and other U.S. and European universities. By the end of the second year, students will have received enough training to undertake independent analysis of many economic and financial problems. Student assessment is based on exams and a final dissertation due at the end of the second year. LMEF students are expected to take 10 exams. The total credits are 120, divided as follows:

  • six core modules (66 credits),
  • four elective modules (24 credits)
  • other training activities (stages, summer schools, training, etc.) (6 credits)
  • the final dissertation (24 credits).

For the detailed program overview please consult the link below:

LMEF course stucture

  • International cooperation

LMEF stimulates international cooperation and students' outward and inward mobility. Students are expected to spend one semester in a foreign university during their second year. Current exchange programs include:

  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe – Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Universidad de Alicante (Spain)
  • Universidade Catolica Portuguesa – Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
  • Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (France)
  • School of Business of Yonsei University (South Korea)
  • Bilkent University, Ankara (Turkey)
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  • University of Wollongong (Australia)

LMEF also offers a double degree program with the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa. Italian students who complete this program spend the second year of LMEF at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and obtain two diplomas: the national Portuguese diploma of MSc in Economics (MSE) and the national Italian diploma of Laurea Magistrale in Economics and Finance (LMEF).

All LMEF courses are offered for credit to qualified foreign students, in accordance with international exchange agreements.

  • Applications

Applicants must hold a three-year degree, a good command of the English language and a solid background in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.  The application should include Official transcript of the undergraduate degree, displaying the overall grade (if applicable), the list of exams taken, their grades and related credits (which, if not written in Italian or English, must be accompanied by a sworn English translation).

The preliminary application for the admission to the LMEF program, together with its supporting material, should be submitted by 10 September 2019.

For further details please check the LMEF Admission requirements and procedure.
  • Placement

After completing the LMEF program, about many students continue their academic career by enrolling in Ph.D. programs in economics or finance.

Within a year from graduation, all other LMEF students have found jobs in banks, companies, public-sector or international institutions, financial and rating companies and consultancies.

A detailed description can be found on the LMEF Placement webpage.
  • Information

LMEF Secretariat:

Department of Economics, University of Naples Federico II

Monte S. Angelo, Via Cinzia 45, 80126 Napoli, Italy

Ph. +39-081 675309