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.
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).
- 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
- Investment risk management
- Foreign language
- Market microstructure
- Risk management
- Corporate governance and social responsibility - I part 4
- International corporate finance
- International financial markets
- Project management
- Real estate finance
General graduate requirements
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