24 months
8840 EUR/year
3600 EUR/year
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The Master’s degree of Applied Data Science for Banking and Finance at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore develops the student’s professional capabilities to leverage the challenges emerging from innovation by using inter-disciplinary competencies.  

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For this reason, the study plan is based on three inter-dependent knowledge based pillars: a technical-scientific area, in order to acquire computer science oriented skills and the instruments for statistical analysis of data; a corporate-management area to develop analytical abilities within a company environment; a financial-economics area to create competences for specific analysis in sectors addressed by this degree course.


The Master’s degree of Applied Data Science for Banking and Finance at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore   is oriented to the following professional careers: 

  • Business Analyst: Data collection, processing and presentation to support the strategic decisions of a company. The role of a Business Analyst can take place in an independent way within the organization structure or, more likely, in relation to other functions present in the organization (purchases and sales, finance, marketing, internal auditing, …) to provide support in the decision process.
  • Financial Data Scientist: The professional figure is seen as a link and a analytical/interpretative support role of the decisional processes typical of banking and financial intermediaries, operating investing choices, capital allocation, evaluation, credit supply, evaluation, credit supply and financial coverage based on the evidence of large data samples. 

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • IT Coding for data science
  • Data analysis: techniques and tools 
  • Probability and statistics 
  • Analytics accounting 
  • Course from the economic/Legal area  
  • Finance and banking 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: February 1
  • Round 2: March 15
  • Round 3: April 15
  • Round 4: May 14 - Last available deadline for non-EU citizens residing abroad.
  • Round 5: June 10


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have acquired at least 12 ECTS in the area of Information Technology and Mathematics; 12 ECTS in the area
  • of Economics, Corporate Finance, and Statistics; and a total of at least 36 ECTS in a larger pool of subjects which may include
  • further exams in Mathematics or Statistics, as well as in Economics and Information Technology. 
  • This will be verified through the transcript of records, hence it is required that students who have not yet graduated send a copy of the official transcripts comprehensive of the subjects they still have to take.
  • Eligible candidates need to hold a valid high school diploma.
  • Eligible candidates need to hold an undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), which satisfies the requirements for access to second-level academic studies in the awarding country. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8840 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8840 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: A student may pay from a minimum of about € 3600 (for lower family incomes) to a maximum of about € 9300 (for higher family incomes) per year
  • Non-European residents: flat fee EUR 8,840 
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available.

Living costs for Gavardo

600 - 900 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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