M.Sc. in Banking and Finance (Milan campus)


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Program Description

The program is designed for students wishing to concentrate their career in financial markets and institutions. The program provides advanced training in the key areas of securities trading and risk management. A significant feature is the combination of strong analytical foundation and applications to real-world issues.

Learning objectives

Students will learn to integrate financial models, firm-specific as well as industry and economic factors in their decision-making process. Students have access to meetings with highly qualified speakers from the financial industry, internship programs in major Italian and international financial institutions, exchange programs in European and US universities.

Career opportunities & professional recognition

Graduates have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in banks, asset management companies, securities firms, large corporations (particularly in the Treasury and Finance departments), and regulators. Professional consulting positions in all areas of banking and finance represent another option for graduates.

A class that makes a difference

The M.Sc. in Banking & Finance is comprised of international students and Cattolica’s domestic students.

Faculty & teaching staff

The M.Sc. Banking & Finance boasts a rich learning platform fostered by committed teaching staff who are professionals in their field and always available to assist students. Guest lecturers from abroad and local firms also make the course exclusive.

Can I learn Italian while studying?

Italian courses are not embedded in the M.Sc. in Banking & Finance curriculum, however, you are encouraged to follow the Italian Language & Culture Courses (a small extra cost), taught by a team of qualified and experienced native Italian speakers.

Are there internships opportunities?

Internships are not mandatory in our M.Sc. in Banking & Finance program, though highly recommended in order to boost your University experience and gain new practical skills. Our career service, Stage & Placement, is at your disposal.

Can I work while studying?

Yes. Non-EU students entering Italy on a VISA are permitted to work part-time (20 hours per week).

First-year courses

  • Advanced financial accounting
  • Advanced microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied statistics for finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Derivative securities pricing
  • Monetary economics
  • Principles of financial regulation
  • Quantitative methods for finance

Second-year courses

  • Investment risk management
  • Foreign language
  • Market microstructure
  • Risk management
  • Electives
  • Thesis

Elective courses

  • Corporate governance and social responsibility - I part 4
  • International corporate finance
  • International financial markets
  • Project management
  • Real estate finance
  • Stage/Internship

General graduate requirements

  • You need to hold an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS) and in a subject which is relevant to the chosen degree course. If you’ve undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, you are not eligible for admission to a graduate program. Your application can be evaluated for a transfer to an undergraduate degree program
  • Cattolica will evaluate your academic and personal background and decide if you meet the specific conditions for admission to the graduate degree of your choice

    English language proficiency

    Applicants whose first language is not English will need to either:

  • Have a TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80 or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0; or
  • Have successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language Cattolica’s TOEFL institution code is 2605.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe boasting over 41 000 students across 12 Schools. Cattolica distinguishes itself for its multidisciplinary curriculum, i ... Read More

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe boasting over 41 000 students across 12 Schools. Cattolica distinguishes itself for its multidisciplinary curriculum, industrial ties, and strong international focus. Read less
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