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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 basic calculus, 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 or computer-based exam and/or an interview, aimed at verifying their skills and competencies. More information on the file available at the bottom of this page.

The examination board is composed by Proff. Claudio Pacati, Costanza Consolandi, Maurizio Pompella, Antonio Roma (substitutes: proff. Nicola Dimitri, Maria Elena Salerno, Marcello Basili, Giuliano Curatola).