Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's MSc in Finance is a very complete program that offers challenging courses in all the key areas of finance, from investment banking, corporate finance and advisory to quantitative finance, risk management, derivatives and asset pricing. 

About

This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's MSc in Finance was one of the first five graduate programs worldwide to be recognized as a CFA program partner by the CFA Institute, the world’s most important association of investment professionals.

Teaching is structured along a number of alternative strategies and methodologies that combine:
  • Case studies as applied to practical valuation problems of firms and investment projects
  • Group assignments, in addition to classical individual study, in accounting and valuation and via assignments in the Theory of Finance course
  • Hands-on lab sessions based on modern software to provide a feeling for the data and typical results from the application of statistical methods in the econometrics sequence
  • Simulated trading sessions in the derivatives sequence
  • Meetings and guest sessions with operators from top financial institutions.

The program presents many career opportunities as managers, analysts and economists at banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, as well as consultants in either corporate finance advisory or financial institution divisions of large consulting companies and in authorities and regulators of the financial system.

Career Opportunities

The main career opportunities are the following:

  • Manager at banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions
  • Corporate finance/investment banking analyst in investment banks or other financial institutions
  • Equity and debt analyst/financial analyst and economist
  • Trader/sales/structures in equities, fixed income, currencies, derivatives
  • Asset manager
  • Private banker/sales to institutional clients
  • Risk manager
  • Consultant in either corporate finance advisory or financial institutions’divisions of large consulting companies
  • Consultant and analyst at authorities and regulators of the financial system

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Investments and Portfolio Decisions
  • Financial Modelling
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Statistical Methods in Inference and Forecasting
  • Derivative Pricing 
  • Investment Banking and Capital Structure Operations
  • Company and Financial Markets’ Law and Regulations
  • Risk Management and Capital Compliance
  • Econometrics of Time Series Applied to Pricing and Portfolio Management
Year 2
  • Financial and Insurance Institutions Management
    • Corporate Advisory and Investment Banking
      • Quantitative Finance and Asset Management

        Free Track

        • 4 electives

        Internship (compulsory)

        Foreign languages (two languages) 

        Thesis

        For more information please visit the programme website.

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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        Academic Requirements

        • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

          The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

        International applicants

        In all the selection rounds, International applicants are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on three components:

        • Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test
        • Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program
        • Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal statement, possibility of personal assessment interview.

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        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          13326 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 13326 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          13326 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 13326 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        • First year tuition fee: €13,326
        • Second year tuition fee: €12,711

        Living costs for Milano

        850 - 1450 EUR/month
        Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

        Funding

        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.

        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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