Finance

Course Information
  • Subject: Finance, Business
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Type of Degree: MSc
  • Cost: €12,000 2015/16

The MSc in Finance aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to enter the “big world of finance” and to become a successful first-class specialist or consultant. The programme offers challenging courses in all the key areas of finance, from investment banking, corporate finance and advisory to quantitative finance, risk management, derivatives and asset pricing. These foundations enable second-year students to choose from among a large number of specialised, technical elective courses to complete a major in their desired field. 

This selective programme has an excellent reputation among professionals at major investment banks who regularly come to Bocconi for presentations, recruiting events and guest lectures. According to eFinancialCareers, the MSc in Finance is 2nd among the 10 best Masters in Finance courses for careers in trading. The programme was also one of the first 5 graduate programmes worldwide to be recognized as a CFA Programme Partner by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), the world’s most important association of investment professionals.

 

Career Prospects

The main career opportunities are the following:

  • Manager at banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions
  • Corporate finance/investment banking analyst in investment banks or other financial institutions
  • Equity and debt analyst/financial analyst and economist
  • Trader/sales/structures in equities, fixed income, currencies, derivatives
  • Asset manager
  • Private banker/sales to institutional clients
  • Risk manager
  • Consultant in either corporate finance advisory or financial institutions’divisions of large consulting companies
  • Consultant and analyst at authorities and regulators of the financial system