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Scheda corso
Disciplinary Classification Finanza (LM-16)
Applications and admissions free. Applicants will be invited to an interview.
Duration 2 years (120 ects)
Curricula - Financial economics
- Quantitative finance
Attendance Strongly recommended
Location via Conservatorio, 7 - Milano[apre una nuova finestra]
For information e-mail:
Tutor Dott. Giancarlo Manzi
Programme coordinator Prof. Bacchiocchi Emanuele
Website http://www.mef.unimi.itapre in nuova finestra

Admission Requirements

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 To attend the Master programme in Finance and Economics (MEF) it is necessary to have adequate knowledge of mathematics, economics, statistics and econometrics at undergraduate level.

  • Applicants with an Italian degree (ex. DM 270/04 or equivalent ex. DM 509/99) from one of the following classes: Ingegneria civile e ambientale (L-7), Ingegneria dell’informazione (L-8), Ingegneria industriale (L-9), Scienze dell’amministrazione e dell’organizzazione (L-16), Scienze dell’economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18), Scienze della comunicazione (L-20), Scienze e tecnologie fisiche (L-30), Scienze e tecnologie informatiche (L-31), Scienze e tecnologie per l’ambiente e la natura (L-32), Scienze economiche (L-33), Scienze matematiche (L-35), Scienze politiche e delle relazioni internazionali (L-36), Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37), Statistica (L-41).
  • Students from undergraduate classes other than the above listed and students with foreign qualification can enrol to the course after positive judgement of the Admission Board. These are the minimum requirements to be admitted to the course:
    • at least 6 ects credits in the area of mathematics (MAT/01 – MAT/09 – SECS-S/06);
    • at least 6 ects credits in the statistical or econometric area (SECS-S/01 – SECS-S/05 – SECS-P/05);
    • at least 12 ects credits in the economic area (SECS-P/01 – SECS-P/03 – SECS-P/06) at least one course of Microeconomics and one of Macroeconomics;
    • evidence of computer skills (ECDL) or 3 ects credits of Computer Science (INF/01 – ING-INF/05) or equivalent diploma.

Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements (irrespective of their nationality) are assessed by the Admission Board, those who fall below the minimum standard are not admitted, those who excel are admitted and the remaining go through an additional verification step. The Admission Board reserves the possibility to request the applicant an oral interview for admission, held in English language and exclusively done via electronic devices (eg.: via skype).

Applicants may submit also a letter of motivation and ask an external Referee to prepare and send directly to the Master’s degree Secretariat, by post or fax or e-mail directly a recommendation letter for them. With the application, each candidate must also prepare a curriculum vitae. All documents required must satisfy the mandatory format and templates approved by the Faculty Board, downloadable from the MEF web page.


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In the spirit of harmonization of education within the European Union, graduates of this Master programme are expected to attend the following standards according to the so-called Dublin Descriptors:

  1. Knowledge and understanding: gain theoretical knowledge and advanced skills in economics, mathematics and statistics, corporate and financial law;
  2. Applying knowledge and understanding: ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to the analysis and management of business tasks, to the design and implementation of the internationalization strategies of firms, to the identification of policy interventions in the context of open economies, to the mathematical evaluation of investments and to the analysis and forecasting of economic and financial scenarios;
  3. Making judgements: ability to judge the effects and effectiveness of the decisions of firms and financial institutions in which they were to operate;
  4. Communication skills: ability to present and communicate effectively within the company the results of their work;
  5. Learning skills: ability to develop and increase their skills through the consultation of the published scientific literature and the use of databases and other information.

Career prospects

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The Master course in Finance and Economics aims at forming the following professional profiles:

  • Analyst and financial advisers;
  • Operator of financial markets and financial intermediary;
  • Manager or Director of the departments of finance, financial institutions or international economic institutions;
  • Professionals in the management of programs and projects of international development.

Experience of study abroad as part of the training program

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During the Degree course, students can participate to study and internship experiences abroad within the Erasmus + Programme, which represents an excellent opportunity to improve their abilities and knowledge in an international context. The University of Milan has agreements with Universities located in different areas, which include: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Spain.
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Degree syllabus

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I year

Compulsory learning activities
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 12
Data Mining and Computational Statistics 9
Financial Investments and Corporate finance 12
International Economic Law 6
Mathematical Methods for finance 9
Statistical methods for finance 6
Time Series Analysis 6

II year

Compulsory learning activities
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics 6
Financial Markets and Financial Crises: a historical approach 6


Curriculum: Financial economics

Compulsory learning activities
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Asset Pricing and Financial contracts 12
Money and Finance 6


Curriculum: Quantitative finance

Compulsory learning activities
Compulsory learning activities ECTS
Numerical methods for finance and Risk management 12
Portfolio optimization 6


Elective activities common to both curricula

  • 9 ects for elective activities;
  • 3 ects for selecting and internship/stage;
  • Final exam (18 ects).