Finance, M.Sc.

Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's MSc in Finance has ranked 8th in the world in the Financial Times ranking. This is due in part to the strong success of graduates in the job market. The program delves into all the key areas of the world of finance - investment banking, corporate finance and advisory, quantitative finance, risk management, derivatives and asset pricing. 

About

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 individual studies and assignments in accounting, valuation and theory of finance courses
  • Hands-on lab sessions based on modern software to develop skills in managing data and illustrate 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. These moments of first-hand testimony, integrated into many subjects, are a great opportunity for our students. They are facilitated by the fact that Bocconi is at the heart of a financial center like Milan, a natural international crossroads for exchange and relationships. 

The Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's MSc in Finance 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 finance divisions of large consulting companies and financial authorities and regulators.

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
        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

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: For International applicant : Rolling system of selection, from October to May, with Enrollment period open for at least 2 weeks after the results released 
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                99

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              • Minimum required score:

                6

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              • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                160

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              Academic Requirements

              • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

                The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

              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

                13474 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 13474 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                13474 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 13474 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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              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.

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