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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 exam and/or an interview, aimed at verifying their skills and competencies.

Entry Exam 2020/21

Applicants who are required to sit for an entrance examination may choose one of the following dates:

Friday May 22, 2020 at 15:00 CET
Friday June 26, 2020 at 15:00 CET
Friday July 17, 2020 at 15:00 CET
Friday September 11, 2020 at 15:00 CET
Monday October 5, 2020 at 15:00 CET
Friday November 13, 2020 at 16:00 CET
Friday January 15, 2021 at 15:00 CET

Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, tests will be carried out in distance mode (the details of the connection method will be notified to the participants).

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).