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Master in Corporate Finance (MCF)
SDA Bocconi School of Management –
Masters Division


Address Via Balilla 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy
Tel. No. +39 02 5836 3177
Fax No. +39 02 5836 3272
E-mail address
Web address Master in Corporate Finance website
Course Master in Corporate Finance - MCF
Type of course Full time – Held in English
Length of course 12 months
Date of commencement 25 Sep 2018
Application deadline 13 Jul 2018
Class size 20-25
Cost/Fees 31000 euro
Student grants / Financial assistance: The School assists candidates with their funds search by placing at their disposal the documentation required for financial support applications. In particular, Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks.
Student profile 1. Ratio of National / International students: 39% - 61%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 78%– 22%
3. Age range: 23-31 years
Admission requirements • Degree certificate, transcript and detailed CV
• Two letters of reference
• Proficiency in English - TOEFL or IELTS or PTE or CPE
• Interview
Programme Director: Alberto Dell'Acqua
Contact details for application SDA Bocconi, Masters Division
Recruiting and Admissions Service - MCF
Via Balilla, 18
20136 Milano - Italy
Tel. +39 02 5836 3177
Fax. +39 02 5836 3272


About the Master in Corporate Finance

The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) is an intense and stimulating one-year program in English, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive innovation and master different international finance management techniques and tools, whether you work for a company or an institution. Choosing MCF means investing in your personal and professional development, with a view to taking your career to the next level.

The Program Learning Goals are:

• Theoretical financial knowledge: you will understand financial tenets and their interrelationships and appropriate applications.

• Practical financial knowledge and technical skills: you will gain exposure to independent problem solving, and synthesize the elements of comprehensive applied financial planning. In addition, you will learn how to use information technology and quantifiable skills appropriate to problem solving in a real world context.

• Critical thinking, analytical problem solving skills: you will become able to grasp facts and concepts and apply them to solve problems, draw conclusions and recognize consequences. Moreover, you will practice creative and non-traditional problem solving.

The business world demands balanced judgment that blends leadership with respect for others, ethics and the appreciation of diversity. Ethical behavior both during class time and during the internship period will be a can’t-do-without ability of a true Master.

Different methodologies are used throughout the program.

• Class sessions
• Case study discussions in small groups as well as in class
• Simulations and role-playing exercises
• Visiting professors, professional and business guest speakers
• In-company projects, either individual or in group
• Extensive use of the top international financial databases (i.e.: Bloomberg, Datastream)


Online Tutorials – August

- To prepare for the MCF in-class activities, three Tutorials online are recommended for those who do not have a strong academic foundation in Economics and Finance:

• Quantitative Methods
• Economics Micro & Macro

These are designed to allow all the participants to begin the Program at a required common level of understanding of the key methods and concepts that will be applied during the Program. The purchase of the three Tutorials online is strongly recommended.

A test for each tutorial is compulsory for all participants after the tutorial phase, on the first day of class, whether or not they purchased the tutorials.

Welcome Week & Face-to-Face Pre-courses – September

The Welcome Week is the official beginning of class work. During this week, Directors and staff will set the foundations of the program. The Welcome Week represents an important moment for getting to know the other participants, the faculty and the school.

A full day will be dedicated to team building activities in the SDA Bocconi Experience Lab. The Welcome Week will be followed by a face to face Pre-courses period in:

• Quantitative Methods
• Economics Micro & Macro

Core Courses – October/March

Financial Analysis
Financial Modeling
Financial Management
Corporate Valuation
Capital Markets
Mergers & Acquisitions

Cross over Courses

Excel Course & Power Point
Financial Databases and Portfolio Simulation
CFA Exam Preparation
Personal Develpment Course
Mediobanca Auction Game
Career Days

Advanced Courses – March/May

Real Estate Finance
Corporate Financial Policies
Project & Infrastructure Finance
Value Creation & Finance Function
Financial Communication
Acquisition & Leveraged Finance
Principle of Investments

Seminars – May/June

Special Issues in Corporate Finance
Financial Modeling Techniques for Corporates
Behavioral Issues in Valuation
Ethics & Integrity
Value Investing
Hedge Funds

iPS – individual Path to Success – June/August

• Company Intership
• Applied research project
• Entrepreneurial project

Special opportunities for participants

• Nomura Fast Track Interviews
• UniCredit Graduate Program

Master of Science in Global Finance - MSGF Fordham – July (New York)

SDA Bocconi MCF students are offered the opportunity to complete their education and obtain a double degree by joining Fordham University’s GBA Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF). MCF candidates admitted to the International Collaborative Program will receive both Masters' degrees, joining the alumni networks of Fordham University and their partners, as well as becoming part of the Bocconi Alumni Association.

MSGF students will acquire the ability to implement corporate goals through financial strategies that use the opportunities available in today’s global financial markets.

Graduation Ceremony – September

DA Bocconi School of Management and Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA), New York, offer an MCF-MSGF International Collaborative Program. SDA Bocconi MCF students are offered the opportunity to complete their education and obtain a double degree by joining Fordham University’s GBA Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF). MCF candidates admitted to the International Collaborative Program will receive both Masters' degrees, joining the alumni networks of Fordham University and their partners, as well as becoming part of the Bocconi Alumni Association.

A new MCF Track in Mumbai has been designed for the 2016-2017 edition of the Master. A further opportunity for MCF students to make their experience more global by attending courses in the financial capital of India, and second largest Asian stock market, at MISB Bocconi, the first SDA Bocconi offshore campus.

Given its impressive economic growth and social transformation, with a huge young and talented population, India is the best place for matching the demand for quality management education with the top-tier educational offer of SDA Bocconi School of Management.

About SDA Bocconi School of Management

The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Universitą Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities.

And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

Latest SDA Bocconi Rankings

9th MBA in Europe - Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016
25th MBA Worldwide - Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2015
7th BS in Europe - Financial Times European B-Schools 2015
32nd Executive MBA in Europe - Financial Times Executive MBA 2015
7th in the world for Custom Programs - Financial Times Executive Education 2015
10th in Europe in the overall standings - Financial Times Executive Education 2015
5th International B-Schools outside of the US - Forbes - The Best International Business Schools 2015 (1-year, non-US Programs)
4th MBA program in the world (excluding the US) for the return on investment - Forbes - The Best International Business Schools 2015 (1-year, non-US Programs)
14th MBA in Europe, 50th MBA Worldwide - The Economist 2015 Full-Time MBA Ranking
12th among the best programs taught outside of the U.S., and 10th in Europe - Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business School Ranking 2015
5th in Europe - QS - TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2014/2015 - Europe

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