University of Siena

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
756 EUR/year
756 EUR/year
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The Finance programme offered by the University of Siena is a two years course delivered entirely in English on financial applications, models and solutions from corporate, economic and quantitative perspectives. The programme covers the most important technical and quantitative aspects of finance in regular use in financial institutions.


The MSc in Finance program  offered by the University of Siena is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry, including advanced corporate finance, financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, macroeconomic and financial forecasting, quantitative trading, and applied research.

This programme is dedicated to students who have a first degree (or equivalent) in eco¬nomics or in subjects providing quantitative and financial skills.

The MSc in Finance will provide knowledge in three main fields:

  • Quantitative Area. Students study in depth the methods used in financial markets to price financial securities: basic principles of stochastic calculus, no-arbitrage principle and risk neutral (martingale) pricing, derivatives pricing, interest rate derivatives, stochastic volatility models, financial econometrics.
  • Economic Area. Students are exposed to the theoretical framework of modern financial economics: microeconomic models for business and finance, models with asymmetric information and decision under uncertainty, monetary economics and central banking approaches;
  • Management Area. Our fundamental courses will provide the knowledge to study financial behaviour of financial and non-financial firms and financial markets.

Moreover, regulation of financial markets will be analysed in order to learn how financial players are subject to regulation constraints.

The programme provides several international mobility programs at qualified European (Erasmus), North American and Australian universities, as well as double degree programs with the University of Ljubljana and the Romanian-American University (Bucarest). More double degree agreements are in progress.

Career Prospects

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
  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Valuation
  • Econometrics
  • English for Economics & Business
  • Financial Investments and Risk Management
  • Financial Modeling 
  • Fundamentals of Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Normally, students admitted hold a three-year university degree (bachelor). Admission requirements depend upon the first level degree obtained by the student:

  • Degree in business or economics: at least 12 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematics for economics and finance and at least 8 ECTS (or equivalent) in finance or corporate finance.
  • Degree in science (including mathematics) or engineering: at least 18 ECTS (or equivalent) in mathematical methods and at least 8 ECTS (or equivalent) in finance or corporate finance or, alternatively, at least 8 ECTS (or equivalent) in financial mathematical modelling.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year).


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