3-Credit Activities

EPS students must earn 3 credits by selecting one of the following activities.

In order to earn the 3 credits corresponding to the learning activity “Advanced computer skills ” EPS students can

  • attend the Advanced computer skills course organized by the Faculty of Political Science, receiving a positive final assessment, or
  • obtain a certificate in an established course or summer school, testifying improved knowledge in the relevant field (e.g., statistics using SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, etc., or courses directly focused on these software packages or languages). The faculty will decide whether to recognize or not these courses and/or certificates, awarding 3 credits in “Advanced computer skills”. Please contact eps@unimi.it to have the course approved before it starts.

 

The Language Center of the University of Milan will manage the assessment of the advanced knowledge of French, German and Spanish languages for EPS students offering computer-based placement test.

The scores will be provided automatically with the indication of the corresponding CEFR level.

Students without an Italian degree or diploma can obtain 3 credits in Additional language skills: Italian by proving an Italian language proficiency at level A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Keep in mind that the amount of time devoted to this activity may be substantial. For this reason, a student should opt for an internship only if she/he is genuinely interested in the relevant activity and in the organization (firm, institute, foundation, etc.) where the internship will take place.

A good reason for looking for and/or choosing an internship may be to prepare a master’s dissertation on a topic connected with the activity; or the desire to acquire skills in the specific job or area or institution (multinational firm, research institute, NGO, IO, etc.) where the internship takes place. There are different ways to obtain an internship: refer to Stage and Internship page for further information.

Students can attend and participate in qualified seminars or series of seminars devoted to topics that are related to EPS courses and learning activities. 

In order to obtain the credits, students are expected to attend about 6 seminars (approximately 2 hours each). Students should request a certificate of participation/attendance.

2021/22 Seminar

The course aims at providing the students with an overview of potential career paths through interactions with guests speakers from various fields, from international organizations and research institutions, to private companies and NGOs.

The Orientation Seminars (held in English and organized by Prof. Giorgio Barba Navaretti) will include viewing and following debate of the monthly press release and press conference by ECB (European Central Bank) and presentations by individuals who have prominent roles in large companies and who can provide insights and advises on your future career.

2022 Calendar:

April 21 16:30 - 18:30, Room 27 via Conservatorio

April 28 16:30 - 18:30, Room 27 via Conservatorio

May 5 16:30 - 18:30, Room 27 via Conservatorio

May 12 16:30 - 18:30, Room 25 via Conservatorio

June 9 16:30 - 18:30, Room 27 via Conservatorio

Live streaming will be made available.

The laboratory is characterized by greater interaction and debate. Attendance and active participation are mandatory.

Application deadline: April 10th, 2022 h 23:59 Italian local time

Send your enrollment request to eps@unimi.it 

2020/21 Seminar

The Orientation Seminars (held in English and organized by Prof. Giorgio Barba Navaretti) will include:

  • 2 viewing and following debate on the monthly press release and press conference by ECB (European Central Bank)
  • 4 presentations (scheduled on Thursday at 17:15) by individuals who have prominent roles in large companies and who can provide insights and advises on your future career

April 22nd h. 17:15 (on Zoom): Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt (held the same day), discussion on new directions of monetary policy in Europe

April 29th h. 17:15 (on Zoom): Meeting with Prof. Daniele Checchi, chief Economist INPS

May 6th h. 17:15 (on Zoom): Meeting with Dott. Giannantonio De Roni, Secretary General Unicredit Foundation

May 13th h. 17:15 (on Zoom): Meeting with Dott. Dario Merlo, Alumnus EPS, Unicredit

May 20th h. 17:15 (on Zoom): Meeting with Marco Leonardi, Professor of Economics at UNIMI and advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs

June 10th h. 17:15 (on Zoom): Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt (held the same day), discussion on new directions of monetary policy in Europe

The laboratory is characterized by greater interaction and debate. During the seminars, students will be provided with slides and other material. Attendance and active participation are mandatory.

It is required to attend at least 5 seminars in order to receive the 3 credits.

Application deadline: April 15th, 2021 h.12:00 pm CET

Send your enrollment request to eps@unimi.it 

Students from MEF are also welcome.

Economics of Management, Innovation and Productivity

Description: See the attached syllabus

Instructor: Michela Giorcelli, Visiting Professor from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)

Academic Year: 2021-2022, 20 hours/3 credits

Period: third term

Available seats: 21 (15 EPS + 2 DSE + 2 MEF + 2 MIE)

Timetable:

  • Mon 16 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Tue 17 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Thu 19 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Fri 20 May 2022 │14:30 – 16:30 Room 22 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Mon 23 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Tue 24 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Thu 26 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Fri 27 May 2022 │14:30 – 16:30 Room 22 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Mon 30 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan
  • Tue 31 May 2022 │16:30 – 18:30 Room 27 - via Conservatorio 7 Milan

Registration: via email to eps@unimi.it (you will be advised when you can apply)

Economic Geography

Description: See the attached syllabus

Instructor: Michel Serafinelli, Visiting Professor from University of Essex (UK)

Academic Year: 2022-2023, 20 hours/3 credits

Period: first term (Oct - Nov 2022)

Available seats: 21 (15 EPS + 2 DSE + 2 MEF + 2 MIE)

Timetable: 

  • Thu 27 Oct 2022 - 10:30 to 14:30 "Manhattan" room - via Festa del Perdono 7 Milan
  • Fri 28 Oct 2022 - 12:30 to 16:30 "Manhattan" room - via Festa del Perdono 7 Milan
  • Thu 03 Nov 2022 - 10:30 to 14:30 "Manhattan" room - via Festa del Perdono 7 Milan
  • Mon 07 Nov 2022 - 8:30 to 12:30 "Manhattan" room - via Festa del Perdono 7 Milan
  • Thu 10 Nov 2022 - 10:30 to 14:30 "Manhattan" room - via Festa del Perdono 7 Milan

Registration: via email to eps@unimi.it (you will be advised when you can apply)