The MSc EDA is organized in three curricula:
All the curricula offer a deep knowledge in economics, advanced computational/statistical methods and programming languages. The ED curriculum is relatively more focused on economics, while the DS curriculum emphasizes the data management techniques and, finally, the last one has a twist on the methods for official statistics.
The ED and DS curricula share the first term track. In the second term ED and DS differentiate: ED provides three economics courses (Empirical Labour Economics, Empirical Industrial Dynamics and Industrial Organization) whereas in the DS curriculum there are three courses on data management (Data Management for Communication, Big Data Management, Text Mining and Sentiment Analysis). In the second year, the ED and DS course plans are the same.
The EMOS curriculum is mainly concerned with the empirical economics topics as well as the statistical methods. Differently, from the two previous curricula, the stage at a certificated institution (ISTAT) is compulsory for the program.