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M.Sc. On Campus Blended

Banking and Finance

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

24 months
8690 EUR/year
3600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Banking and Finance programme offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is a specialized degree designed for students who wish to concentrate their career in financial markets and institutions. 

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The Banking and Finance programme offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  provides advanced training in the key areas of trading and risk management. A significant feature of this programme is the combination of strong analytical foundations and applications that deal with real-world issues.

Students will learn to integrate financial models, firm-specific as well as industry and economic factors in their decision-making process.

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

The degree is accredited by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). The Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences has also activated an agreement with the Italian Association of Analysts and Financial Consultants (AIAF) allowing students to be admitted at no cost for the first year, and with a reduced membership fee for the next three years.  For the purpose of the international diploma CIIA® (Certified International Investment Analyst), this agreement will waive the Foundation exam and give direct access to the Final exam at a reduced fee.

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 nationally and internationally are of course another option too.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We strongly advise non-EU students residing abroad to apply by April 15, due to the restrictive and lengthy nature of visa application procedures.


120 ECTS


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates best suited for the program have studied basics of Mathematics and Economics at undergraduate level.
  • The academic board will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission. In case of eligible students who do not have strong financial basis, the study of this this reading list will be assigned as condition for admission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8690 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.
  • European residents: A student may pay from €3600 to a maximum of about €9300 per year. (depending on the family income) 

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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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