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MBA Corporate Finance

Course Description


In the continuously evolving environment of the financial industry, it is increasingly important to possess the specific know-how and become acquainted with the best practices of the field. Now, more than ever, corporations require outstanding professionals.

The MBA Corporate Finance is an intensive 12-month international program taught entirely in English. It is designed to enhance management knowledge and skills, setting solid foundations for a career in the financial industry. Bologna Business School has a long-standing experience in research and education, as well as in training projects.

Participants will gain all the knowledge, competence, and strategic thinking needed to improve their international career in the financial sector thanks to a unique opportunity to mix knowledge, analytical approach and problem-solving skills.

The curriculum of the MBA Corporate Finance is divided in two main parts: General Management (core courses) and a Corporate Finance concentration aim at presenting the tools enabling the understanding of financial markets and financial instruments, as well as enrich participants with the expertise needed in the field of the financial industry and organizations.

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, and a business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2016, prior to the beginning of the MBA courses.


Creating employability is one of the primary goals of the MBA Banking and Finance program. Therefore, interaction between theory and practice is an essential part of the curriculum: master lectures, testimonials, analysis of business cases, and in-company visits will take place throughout the year and will go side by side the core academic courses.

The program also includes a 500-hour internship scheduled in the last period of the program. Internships will take place in the banking and financial sector. The internship represents an opportunity for MBA participants to analyze real company problems, develop strategies, and elaborate action plans together with upper level managers.

BBS's partners have been involved in our academic activities over the years in many different ways: participating in project works, master lectures, and testimonials, offering scholarships, hosting our student internships, or employing our alumni.


The admissions process is divided into two rounds of application:
Round I: April 20, 2016
Round II: June 20, 2016 (June 30, 2016 for EU graduates)

Admission to the program is subject to the positive assessment of the candidates' individual interview and qualifications (e.g. curriculum vitae, GMAT/GRE, reference letters, etc.).
The Admission Board, made up of Bologna Business School faculty members, reviews the applications on a rolling basis. Candidates will be contacted by an admissions team member as soon as their application has reached Bologna Business School.

Requirements for the 2016-2017 intake are:

• Undergraduate degree (or higher)
• Two+ years of qualified work experience
• English proficiency
Test of English as a Foreign Language is required of all candidates whose native language is not English.


The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are 27,000 euros to be paid in three installments.

The fees include all academic materials via the online learning platform, all the facilities of Bologna Business School including use of the computers and secure personal Wi-Fi accounts, access to the study areas and gym, as well as a student discount in the School’s cafeteria. Free parking is also available within the School’s grounds.

In addition, with your University of Bologna Student Card you will have access to all university facilities with more than 100 libraries (including online subscriptions and databases), the 3 city center canteens and all university student related discount offers.


At Bologna Business School we understand the importance of financial aid in supporting our students in achieving their educational goals. We are aware that an advanced, high quality training path can be a significant commitment but we also truly believe that investing in one’s future always pays back.

Bologna Business School offers both full and partial scholarships for participants of the MBA. Scholarships range from 10,000 euro to 27,000 euro. All applicants are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality. Scholarships are merit-based (both academic as well as professional merit) and cover tuition costs only.

Bologna Business School is currently finalizing agreements that will allow participants to access loans at reduced rates in order to cover tuition fees.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study the MBA Retail in the Banking andFinancial Industry degree, must meet the following requirements: * Undergraduate degree; * 2+ years of qualified work experience; * English proficiency.

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