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To be admitted to the MSc in Finance, candidates should possess a solid academic background in the following areas of study: economics, management and business, mathematics, statistics. Knowledge must include the economics of financial markets and principles of financial mathematics. Applicants must have basic computer skills, at least equivalent to ECDL core.

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.
  • Other degrees: at least 30 ECST (or equivalent) in economics, at least 8 ECTS in finance or corporate finance, at least 30 ECTS in mathematical methods. A final first level degree grade of at least 100/110 (or equivalent) is also required.

All applicants must have English language skills at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as well as computer skills at least equivalent to the ECDL core.

Language skills

An English language skill at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a necessary condition for admission.

Assessment of skills and competencies

The application is evaluated by an Examining Board, which checks that the requisites for admission are satisfied and assesses the candidate's skills and competencies.

Candidates may be required to sit for a written exam and/or an interview, aimed at verifying their skills and competencies.

Entry Exam

The entrance exam will be held on:

Thursday May 10, 2018 at 11 am (for all candidates)
Tuesday July 3, 2018 at 2 pm (for all candidates)
Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 2 pm (for all candidates)
Wednesday November 11, 2018 at 11 am (not for international candidates)
Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 11 am (not for international candidates)

The Commission for Finance will be composed of Proff. Giampaolo Gabbi, Costanza Consolandi (substitutes: proff. Nicola Dimitri, Claudio Pacati, Antonio Roma, Marcello Basili).

Will take place in the meeting hall of the Department of Business and Law (DISAG), piazza S. Francesco, 7, Siena, first floor.