The courses in this program have the objective of developing solid technical knowledge and methodologies for the accounting and financial professions. Educational activities aim to facilitate interpretation of the economic and social environment.
This MSc places particular emphasis on the processes of financial communication within and outside the firm, the design of modern management information systems for planning and control, and the use of models and methodologies for financial analysis to support strategies aimed at generating value in the long run.Learning Objectives
The Master of Science in Accounting, financial management and control has the following educational objectives:
The main career path, though not the only one, is that of Chief Financial Officer in manufacturing, commercial and service firms as well as in financial institutions. More specifically, the main entrance areas are represented by the following:
Courses serve two functions. One important objective is to consolidate and develop the basic knowledge needed for operating in the field of accounting, corporate finance, planning and management control and auditing at a high professional level. The other key purpose is to provide competencies essential for scanning and interpreting the social and economic environment. The 24 credits of elective courses are aimed to specialize and are selected by the student either freely or within the following areas of major:
Students choose a foreign language based on the graduate program instruction language and on their native language (which cannot be chosen as a foreign language). In classes taught in English, in order to get the language credits required for the degree, international students must study Italian plus another European language to be chosen from among French, German, Spanish, Portuguese or also English.
Native Italian speakers must study two other European languages. Please note that the course requirements may be subject to change.
Applicants can enter the selection process if they acquire/have acquired a valid and recognized 1st cycle qualification (Undergraduate level) by October 2015 (or in any case by the first graduation session after the summer break).
The categories of applicants vary depending on the location of the University.
In details, there are three different types of applicants:
Graduates and final-year undergraduate students from universities abroad are considered International applicants.
Preferential consideration is given to applicants whose undergraduate work is still underway or was concluded less than two years prior to the moment of application. Applicants with other profiles are considered subsequently.
Bocconi Graduates and final-year undergraduate students are considered Bocconi Applicants.
For Bocconi applicants, no checks are required regarding clearing additional educational debits as they originate from Università Bocconi’s Economics department and admissions deems elements for verification to include meeting the curricular requirements and suitability of personal background. Approximately 65% of the total available spots are made available to Bocconi applicants and, in particular, up a maximum of 60% of available spots in the “early session”.
“In corso” applicants enrolled in their third year of the 2014-2015 a.y. can participate in the Early Session (for the purposes of admissions, students are in corso if they enrolled for their first time in the university system – at Università Bocconi or another university – in the 2012-2013 a.y.) who have acquired at least 110 educational credits (out of those in the program structure for the first and second year of the program) by 31 July 2014, with a weighted average of at least 28/30.
Applicants who have acquired at least 110 credits (exams, internships and idoneità/tests are evaluated) can participate in the Student Career Session by the April 2015.
Graduates and final-year undergraduate students from other Italian universities (not Bocconi) are considered Italian applicants. Please visit theItalian website for more information and verify there the application deadlines for Italian applicants.
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Financial Aid for Prospective Graduate Students
Bocconi University is committed to making a higher education available to all talented students: we welcome motivated and bright students, regardless of their families’ financial situation. For years Bocconi has undertaken an investment policy to support deserving students, through an expanding financial aid system based on both merit and need. Thanks to agreements made with the top Italian banks, our students also have access to a variety of student loan options.
To facilitate student applications and to allow families to evaluate the actual financial commitment needed to attend a Master of Science at Bocconi before enrollment, the admissions application and financial aid applications have the same deadlines and timeframes and must be submitted together. The outcome of financial aid will be made available shortly after the admissions results and prior do the deadline to enroll in Bocconi.