• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Banking and Finance programme at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is a specialized degree designed for students who wish to concentrate their career in financial markets and institutions. The program provides advanced training in the key areas of trading and risk management.


A significant feature of this Banking and Finance program offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the combination of strong analytical foundations and applications that deal with 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.

In this program, students will have access to meetings with highly qualified speakers from areas such as the financial industry, internship programs in major Italian and international financial institutions, and exchange programs in European and American universities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the program will gain 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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • 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

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  Academic Requirements

                  • 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. If candidates have undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, they may not be eligible for admission to a Laurea Magistrale.
                  • The degree has to be issued by a higher education institution which is regularly accredited or recognized in the awarding country.
                  • The degree and related studies undertook so far need to be in a subject which is relevant to the chosen Laurea Magistrale. Candidates best suited for the program have studied basics of Mathematics and Economics at undergraduate level.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    8540 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 8540 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA

                    3600 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 3600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  European Residents

                  A student may pay from a minimum of about € 3600 to a maximum of about € 8900 per year. 

                  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.


                  The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Università Cattolica in order to foster the access of international student to the degree programs. The discount covers about 30% of the total cost. Applicants are notified of the award by e-mail when they receive an offer for admission. 

                  This scholarship is automatically extended from year to year for the normal duration of the degree program. Successful candidates must maintain full-time enrolment status in order to finish their degrees on time. Should the candidate be unable to graduate on the expected date, all additional costs will be at the student’s expense.

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