Careers and stakeholders
Function in a work context:
Also due to the fully international orientation of the training received, graduates in Economics and Political Science will be able to find qualified jobs in large and medium-sized companies, especially in those operating in high-tech sectors and with a multinational vocation, in all organizational structures that require high and multifaceted analytical skills, in banks, insurance and financial companies, in central and territorial public bodies, in market regulation and control authorities, in consultancy firms to companies, in freelance activities in all sectors of competence. Master graduates of the EPS course they will also have the most suitable training and professional profile to operate at a qualified level in the industry editorial, cultural and media, in economic-financial, political and cultural journalism, in economic organizations national and international, in trend organizations and interest representation, in public and private bodies of forecasting and research, in the study centers of banks and insurance companies, in research and in university teaching. In particular, the theoretical and methodological training of the master's graduates of the course, as well as their openness to debate of the international scientific community, makes them suitable for undertaking possible academic career paths in Italian and foreign universities both in the economic discipline area and in the political science one.
Skills associated with the function:
It is expected that the master's graduates of the EPS course will be able to propose themselves on the professional field as experts of high level qualification, with multifaceted and versatile knowledge, able to successfully undertake managerial careers or directives in all sectors of economic activity, in private companies, in public bodies, in governmental institutions orsupranational, but also able to successfully continue their studies, as researchers and scientists. In particular, the strong interdisciplinarity of the study paths, between economics and political science, which takes up the challenge of modern societies complex situations should in any case ensure that all master's graduates have the concrete possibility of finding outletsemployment in the jobs listed below by way of example.
These skills are extremely useful for the following professions:
? Diplomatic career
? University career
? Official of international organizations
? Officials in public administrations
? Manager in multinational companies and financial institutions
Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
According to the AlmaLaurea report 2017:
- 3 years after the graduation: 94% of EPS graduates work
- 5 year after the graduation: 100% of EPS graduates work
Job search average time: 4-6 months
The programme interacts with local, national and international stakeholders, such as professional organizations, manufacturing companies and service providers.
"EPS is a real opportunity to learn how to ask meaningful questions and find solid answers in the fields of Economics and Political Science.
You will be challenged by a first-class, talented faculty to learn how to read and interpret data on relevant issues: no matter if your interests range from the rise of Populism or international trade deals to the impact of education on labour market outcomes or poverty reduction programmes around the world.
Choose EPS and invest in your own education, this is the right place."
Pietro Campa, PhD candidate in Economics, University of Geneva
"EPS empowered my soft skills in a way that guided me through my (still short) career. Analytical approach, critical thinking, flexibility and habit to stay in a multi-cultural environment are the decisive added value of this course."
Paolo Carrara, Class 2018, Bid Manager & Project Expeditor
"I've chosen EPS as it is one of the few courses in our country that combines traditional economic analysis with a quantitative and game-theoretic assessment of different topics in political science. My expectations about the course were sanguine from the beginning: incredibly, the course turned out to be even better than I expected. First, the quality of teaching of the modules I had the opportunity to take in Milan was on average the highest I ever experienced (I studied in six different universities). Second, professors in Milan are available, kind, helpful, and willing to help, and these qualities shall not be taken for granted. Third, learnt how to use Stata prociently. Fourth, I had the opportunity to take part in a double degree programme with UCLouvain, in Belgium, which is one of the top 60 universities in the world for Economics, and where I'm completing myPh.D. Last, but not least, thanks to EPS, I met the brightest minds (and even better human beings) I've ever encountered".
Matteo Bulgarelli, PhD candidate at UCLouvain and KULeuven
"It’s been more than three years since I’ve chosen EPS. After these years I can say it’s been a wise choice. After my bachelor’s degree I was looking for a master rooted in the economic theory but also with a focus on political analysis. EPS seemed to me the right answer. Beside the academical value, this master involved me in some activities that I’m finding very useful right now at work such as public speaking, the creation of presentations and the writing of papers.
All these qualities are combined with an heterogeneous class with guys from all over the world, which was one of the primary reasons I chose EPS. In sum I’m very happy with my choice and I can see that it has already helped me in building my career."
Stefano Acuto, class 2014
Intern – IBM, Global Technology Service
"EPS is a perfect fit for those who are interested in the intersection of political reality and economics. If you wish to understand how political choices inflict changes in national economies, why the two spheres are interrelated and determine each other, then EPS is the one of the best choices to continue your academic career.
Whether your dream is to work for governmental organisation or multinational corporation this master will be a strong input for those career paths."
Evgenia Chirkova. class 2014
"One might think that Unimi is the underdog of economics. Actually, we are. We don’t appear in rankings nor we have fancy advertising on the tube. But underdogs bite stronger than pedigree dogs. We are fresh, innovative and recruiting talented people.
Moreover, we have a real interest in investing in students: your future is our future. I’ve chosen an underdog for my master and they led me to the élite PhDs in economics, despite I had no previous background. In Unimi you will not just be a number and a fee payer. You will be a resource to be crafted by talented professors."
Mario Luca, Class 2014
PhD student – SciencePo University, Paris
"Thanks to EPS I am now part of the most prestigious University in Azerbaijan. In EPS I acquired not only theoretical but also practical skills which are essential in both for academic and business career seekers.
Besides everything the international atmosphere is one thing that students will not forget ever. I highly recommend everyone to take this chance and join EPS."
Asif Khalafov, class 2012
Research Assistant – Qafqaz University, Baku
"For me, EPS means Earning Per Share!!! Look at EPS as an opportunity, and do so today even if it means changing your Minds!"
Alireza Khosravi, class 2012
PhD student, University La Sapienza, Rome
"EPS was a unique master course in the Italian system. Completely taught in English, it was the obvious choice for someone who wanted to have a better competitive edge on his fellows.
EPS in fact, due to its structure, allows you to see how complex, interconnected the world is and it provides you with the tools and adequate mindset that make you flexible and suitable for every profession.
I had also the chance to take part to the double master’s degree program with the Université Catholique de Louvain. There, in an even more international environment, I deepened the relations between Economics, Philosophy and Politics.
All in all, the two master’s years were an incredible academic and personal experience: working hard and systematically, exchanging views and opinions with others are, by now, part of my background.
In a nutshell EPS, thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, opens up your mind, both professionally and personally; it enables you to grasp opportunities you would have not think of before."
Federico Mayr, class 2012
Key account and export manager
"I have always had a genuine interest in Economics and Politics. Thanks to EPS I developed my skills in different branches of economics and I had the opportunity to enroll in the Joint Master Degree with the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). There, through my Master’s Thesis, I studied the impact of a development project (food security) in Burkina Faso in collaboration with the NGO SOS Faim.
EPS was a very enriching experience, I appreciated the different economic approaches taught and their relationship with society. Definitely, EPS was a good choice!"
Matteo Solesin, class 2012
Business Analyst – Accenture, Milan
"EPS proved the ideal ground for thinking of a career in an international environment, both academically and professionally. With its interdisciplinarity, its strong methodological approaches and its diverse programme – cutting-edge for the Italian educational landscape – it challenges you with tasks that colleagues abroad are trained to face every day.
It would have been hard to step into my further studies without the preparation I gained at EPS."
Sara Raimondi, class 2012
PhD student – University of Westminster
"I applied for EPS from Bolivia, after having spent 2 years in Ireland and published a book about a trip around Guatemala. I needed a truly international environment and I found it. EPS is a comprehensive journey from Philosophy to Macroeconomics that helped me prove my skills.
The boost of confidence and the knowledge built have been important, and I ended up setting up a digital travel company, based in Ireland, with collaborators from all over Europe.
Was it a good choice? Sì!"
Tommaso Solesin, class 2012
VP content – Indigo, Milan
"During EPS I used some definitions, now I have changed expressions, but I can ensure the meanings are the same!
- Interdisciplinary Course = Multitasking Approach
- Workshops, Microeconomics exercises, Comparative politics papers….all at the same time! = Complexity Management and Focus on Priority
- English as teaching language = English as the language of worldwide corporation (even French one )
- Teamworks = Marketing Team brainstorming
- Exchanges with international students and interdisciplinary dialogue = International meeting and Conference call with Chinese or American colleagues
- Development of Methodological skills = Analyze the turnover of your brands and bet on your sales forecasts and results
- EPS Alumni = Professional Network Development
Since 3 years I work in the world leader beauty company. I am sure EPS was the right gateway to the job market and the correct training for my professional everyday performance!
Anna Binda, class 2011
Marketing Product Manager – L’Oreal, Turin
"Choosing EPS was the best choice I have ever made: first of all, it boosted my CV very much, thanks to an invaluable mix of demanding courses, good teaching, tough assignments and international scope.
Studying Economics (with some flavour of Political Science) prepares you for every job, not for the content of the subjects, but rather for the skills and mindset you develop, while pursuing a challenging life goal.
Secondly, it opened up many opportunities that I could not have even imagined before starting: in fact I spent one year in Belgium for the joint master’s degree, I got a scholarship for a second master’s in the UK and I had the chance to work for renowned multinational companies.
Last, but not least, I could meet people from all over the world and create a strong network of friendships and professional relationships.
Therefore I am highly satisfied of my choice and I would recommend this course to every student who wants to study hard in order to enjoy long-term benefits, both from a professional and from a personal perspective!"
Maria Luppi, class 2011
Consultant, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory), Milan
"I think EPS gave me the essential training and education in order to foster my professional career in this company."
Federica Mor, class 2011
Business Analyst – Bolton Group, Milan
"If you are enough passionate and crazy to pursue a career in academia, then with EPS you really can’t go wrong.
It will provide you with all the theoretical and methodological toolkits necessary to understand and practice research."
Francesco Visconti, class 2011
PhD student in Comparative and European Studies – University of Siena
"About EPS they say there is too much theory in it and that you will learn nothing about the real things “you’re gonna need at work”.
This is true. In fact, EPS do better: it teaches you how to use models, to think critically, to “read the numbers”, to abstract concepts and, therefore, how to learn everything.
It’s a course a deeply loved which gave me a lot both as a person and as a worker."
Sara Ricciardi, class 2011
Claims Analyst – AXA Assicurazioni, Milan
"EPS gave me the opportunity of merging my interest in sustainable development with a strong background in economics: I acquired the precise skills that let me access the international institutions’ working environment."
Deborah Sciocco, class 2011
Policy Analyst – EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), Bruxelles
"I am an EPS student, currently part of the double degree program at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).
EPS students have indeed the valuable opportunity to spend the first year at the University of Milan, thereby acquiring a strong general knowledge in both economics and political science; afterwards, they can apply for an international experience, such as the double degree program, in order to spend the second year abroad and focus on the area of economics they like the most! As far as I am concerned, I chose to focus on Firms’ strategies at UCL and I deeply rejoice in my choice!
In addition, since Louvain is in the French part of Belgium, for those of you who wish to learn some French, there are many great courses at the Institut des langues vivantes (associated with the UCL), enabling you to end the second year with both a double degree in economics and a proficient knowledge of English as well as a good level of French!
EPS was definitely the best choice I could make for my master studies!"
2nd-year student 2017/18
"I recommend EPS not only for its interdisciplinary program as a perfect mixture of economics and politics field, in which all of us convey, but mostly for its international environment, perfectly in line with the most important characteristics that a prestigious master course should nowadays have, and for the many opportunities that it offers. During those two years I have been studying at the University of Oslo as an exchange student under Erasmus Plus Program. This experience, extremely useful, encouraged me to rediscover a different approach to learning and living.
Moreover, I spent three months in Hong Kong doing an internship at The Italian Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to the background acquired in EPS and to the young and dynamic ICC team I was involved in working daily tasks, which facilities and create a bridge between education and work.
In EPS there are plenty of other opportunities like those because EPS care about its own students investing on them and offering great opportunities to each of them. So, dear perspective mates get prepared to work hard, to improve your skills and to join this master course which is worth your efforts, your time and your dedication."
"If I were to convey in just a word the added value of the double degree between EPS and UCL, I would choose “open-mindedness”.
The great diversity in the students’ educational background; the development of professional skills; the careful warnings against logical and statistical mistakes; the chance of personalising the Belgian Master program within a huge range of specializations; the balanced mix between theoretical, empirical and applied courses; the interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of social issues; the chance of interacting with people from all cultures and from all continents: all of this made it a more than valuable experience. Last, but not least, I met amazing people I won’t forget about."
"After my bachelor graduation I was uncertain about the next step of my academic career, so I asked to my supervisor, who told me: “the best solution for you is EPS”. EPS allowed me to increase my knowledge in the two sectors I am more interested in: political science and economics, to improve my english and to meet new persons from different part of the world.
Above all, EPS allowed me to undertake an incredible experience: the double degree program in Louvain-la-Neuve. I spent 1 year in that city, I got 2 degrees, I learned another language (french) and, specially, I grew up as a student and as a person. After two years I have to say thank you to my supervisor, you were right."
"The exchange program at PHBS is a unique opportunity of academic and pesonal growth. The international enviroment of Shenzhen gave me the chance to learn from experts of business and challenge myself to understand China social and economic progress.
Given the rising importance of China and PKU university at global level, a study semester there is an investment for the future and will be an outstanding mark for the academic carreer."
"It is an undeniable truth that tomorrow’s economic scenario will depend greatly on the policies and the performance of the Middle Kingdom. Peking’s University HSBC Business school is the top choice for any student wishing to have a competitive advantage over his peers.
Not only it provides high quality education, but it also exposes students to the realities of economics, business and entrepreneurship in China. Whether your aim is to become a top-notch econometrician; to learn Mandarin; to fine-tune your up-coming start up or to learn how to achieve high profits through a succesful tax strategy, EPS’ partnership with PHBS is your best call!"
Alan Alberto Rojas Pagani
"Having to decide between different master degrees in Europe I would strongly recommend EPS: this because it gives everyone the possibility to be part of the field of economics and political science even if you come from a different background.
In the last two years I have been broadening a lot my knowledge and this thanks to this master program. Of course that it has a lot to do with theory but this is what you have to do before you fall in the tough job market! In EPS you study, learn, work and get to know people from different cultures!
Thanks to EPS I had the possibility to be part of the Erasmus program which is an experience that people should have once in a lifetime! So many opportunities offered in only one master degree: EPS!"
"I was happy to discover such a programme as EPS which allows students like me, with non-economic background, to expand and broaden their knowledge, expertise and realization opportunities.
I have learnt a lot during the last two years, and I have studied with some very smart, ambitious and self-driven future professionals. EPS gave me both the base theory and the analytical mindset required in any work environment.
Thanks to EPS, currently I am in Unicredit Bank, Serbia as one of the 22 winners of the UniCredit Stage-Abroad Exchange Programme 1st edition."
"I found EPS while going through hundreds of university pages in search of a perfect master degree. It caught my attention at once because it was interdisciplinary, taught entirely in English and, most importantly, it didn’t exclude me as a potential candidate even if before I had almost nothing to do with economics. After two years, I think it was the right choice.
Thanks to EPS, I was able to get to know people from over the world, broaden my knowledge in the fields of economics and political science, learn plenty of new things and develop capabilities that, I am sure, will be appreciated in any working environment.
What is more, education and skills gained from EPS helped me to be noticed in the selection process for the UniCredit Stage-Abroad Programme and, finally, to be chosen as one of the 22 winners."
"Enrolling in the master course EPS has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I would recommend it not only because it is valid and well managed, but mainly because it is unique: a master course entirely taught in English (that in Italy is quite rare), with an interesting mix of courses that spaces between fields of economics and political science.
If you are looking for something that will strongly improve your knowledge and your skills, for something that will allow you to meet people from all over the world and that will give you the opportunity to travel while studying…well this is the course you have to choose."