Master in Finance

General

Program Description

A two-year MSc program, fully taught in English, designed for students wishing to enhance their understanding of financial analysis in a very interactive environment.

Graduates typically go on to work in investment banks, private equity firms, asset managers and non-financial institutions.

The curriculum puts a particular emphasis on corporate finance, financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, macroeconomic analysis, quantitative trading, and financial regulation.

Helping students to find the right job after graduation is our commitment.

Through a mix of theory and practice, interaction with finance practitioners and empirical sessions in our info-providers lab facilities, our MSc has been designed as a smooth transition to the finance industry.

Career opportunities

Jobs in Financial Markets

Skills associated with the function:

  • Analyst for risk and return factors of the different types of investments
  • Market factors and regulatory constraints affecting trading and management strategies
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Jobs:

  • Proprietary portfolio manager
  • Portfolio manager with third parties
  • Trader in the financial markets
  • Expert in Analysis, Control and financial risk management

Skills associated with the function:

Determinants of risk and profitability factors in the different market segments. Market factors and regulatory constraints affecting portfolio and trading strategies. Measurement and control of financial risks.

Professional opportunities:

  • Risk manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Market analyst
  • Managers of financial intermediaries
  • Managers in financial directorates of non-financial corporations

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ACTIVE DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMMES FOR THE MSC IN FINANCE

  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Master in Money and Finance
  • Romanian-American University (Romania) - Master of Science in Finance

Entry Requirements

International students wishing to apply for a Laurea Magistrale (Master’s Degree) must possess a degree or a university three-year diploma, or another study qualification from overseas, recognized as suitable, and with specific curricular requisites and adequate personal preparation, verified with the modes set out in the learning regulations for each master’s degree course, that also state the specific access criteria.

Please note that some programmes may have a restricted access and the application could be subject to admission tests.

International students wishing to enroll at a first cycle (bachelor - laurea triennale) degree programme taught in Italian or English or to the non-restricted access single cycle degree in Giurisprudenza at the University of Siena, can submit their documents in order to receive a letter of acceptance through the online platform within the deadline set by the University for each academic year.

The applications on the online platform for the assessment of entry qualifications of international students wishing to enroll on a first (undergraduate) or second (master's) cycle degree programme taught in Italian or English at the University of Siena will have different time frames according to the different courses. Students are invited to visit periodically this platform - http://enrolment.unisi.it/ - in order to see which applications are open and the relevant deadlines.

Universities and Higher Education Institutions are entitled to officially recognize international qualifications.

Please remember that this procedure does not transform a foreign secondary school diploma into an Italian qualification.

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Academic Calendar

Departments at the University of Siena have adopted a semester system.

The academic year is divided into two terms: from October to January, and from March to May. At the end of each term, a period of examination is scheduled.

However, each department has its own academic calendar, which can be found at the departments’ website (at the section “Didattica”): http://www.unisi.it/strutture/dipartimenti

2018-2019 indicative academic calendar

Autumn term (1st semester)

  • Lecture period: October 1st, 2018 - January 18th, 2019
  • Examination period: January 21st - March 1st, 2019

Spring term (2nd semester)

  • Lecture period: March 4th - June 14th, 2019
  • Examination period: June 17th - July 31st, 2019

Tuition Fees

Determination of the contribution amounts

The contribution amount due from each student enrolled in degree courses, master’s degree courses or single cycle master’s degree courses offered by the University of Siena is defined on the basis of the following elements:

a) category the degree course belongs to

b) economic status of the student’s immediate family, as this is expressed by the equivalent economic situation indicator (ISEE) for the year immediately preceding the year of enrolment

c) enrolment year

d) University credits earned (ECTS credits) in the twelve months prior to 10 August

The study course fall under one of the three categories below:

a) humanities-social studies (US)

b) technical-scientific (TS)

c) EU regulated healthcare (EU)

Note: For students who are citizens of non-EU member countries and who are not residents of Italy and for students to whom ISEE calculation is not applicable to their immediate family, an adjustment coefficient depending on the country of origin may be applied.

The University of Siena makes available a tuition fees calculation page: http://www.maprin.unisi.it/tasse18_19/index_eng.php

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A Strong International Mission

In its eight Centuries of history, the University of Siena has been producing a wide range of studies in many different fields of culture.

Over the years the University of Siena has enhanced its strategy for internationalization, aiming to strengthen its international academic relationships and to attract students and researchers from different parts of the world.

At the early 21st Century this historical Institution has been able to face challenges related to the globalization of learning, knowledge, and research with a wide number of international collaborations.

New international collaboration agreements and projects established each year, increasing number of Degrees and courses delivered in English, holding good placement in National and International Rankings; these are some of the University of Siena’s strong points.

Welcome in Siena

The University of Siena is one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been founded in 1240.

Its history has evolved alongside Tuscany’s cultural tradition from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Siena is located in the heart of Tuscany amid a landscape of gently rolling hills. Built on three steep hills and encircled by ancient walls, it is a unique city where students can spend a profitable study period, full of opportunities for their personal enrichment.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

The University of Siena is one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been founded in 1240. Its history has evolved alongside Tuscany’s cultural tradition from the Middle Ages to modern times.

The University of Siena is one of the oldest universities in Europe, having been founded in 1240. Its history has evolved alongside Tuscany’s cultural tradition from the Middle Ages to modern times. Read less