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Master’s Degree – LM77

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The Master’s Degree in Management and Finance (MMF) aims to train graduates with specific and qualified skills in management and finance required to operate as manager and consultant for companies, financial institutions and public administrations. It offers an international learning path in which functional and sectoral knowledge are integrated into the themes of innovation and sustainability, preparing graduates to take on managerial roles with full awareness of the economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

The 24-month program proposes two majors taught in English:

The program proposes also a major in Administration, financial management and control, taught in Italian, for student fluent in Italian. For more information:



Admission criteria and requirements

Applicants are selected based on their curriculum vitae (CV), possibly supplemented by an entrance test and or interview with the director of the program (for international applicants). Requirements:

  • A university bachelor degree containing a minimum of 60 ECTS comprised in the following fields: management and business administration, economics, statistics and mathematics, law (at least a foundation level of knowledge in this domain).
  • English language knowledge at least equal to B2 level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In particular applicants can possess one of the following requirements:
    - university qualification awarded in English
    - one of the recognized international English language certificates (BEC, CAE, CPE, FCE, IELTS, TOEFL)
    - English exam at B2 level (or higher) passed in a university course.
    - an interview with the director of the program aimed to assess the English language competency.



Enrollment and application form

To be admitted must have:

  • The entrance visa for study purposes issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic authorities
  • Certified true copy of the final academic qualification achieved, which entitles the student to have access to the following level of academic education. Duly legalized by the Italian Diplomatic Authorities in the country of reference, provided with consular legalization, the Dichiarazione di valore in loco and with an official translation into Italian;
  • Transcript of exams issued by the competent University – approved by the Italian Diplomatic Authority in the country of reference  – with the name of each passed exams and the detailed syllabi of each course attended, required to achieve the final title in question;
  •  ID Card /Passport.

For the complete procedure of enrollment please visit Enrollment, Fees and Scholarships



Syllabus and program

The Master’s Degree in Management and Finance (MMF) (Laurea Magistrale Classe LM-77) is a two-year program taught in English for 120 credits (ECTS/CFU), internationally open, practice-oriented and job-market driven.
Study plans:
Major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainability
Major in Banking and Finance for Innovation




Classes are organized in two semesters during each year of study. Usually first semester starts in October and ends at the end of December; while second semester starts at the end of February and ends by May.
After the course has ended, respecting the course structure provided, students may take an examination; Master’s Degree in Management and Finance holds three exam sessions a year, in winter, summer and autumn and offers at least seven date of exams during year.

The academic calendar scheduled for 2021-2022 academic year is:

First semester:

From October 1st to December 22nd 2021

Winter Session exam:

From January 7th to February 13th 2022 three dates of exams as free choice for students

Second semester:

From February 15th to May 15th 2022

Summer Session exam:

From May 17th to July 24th 2022. Three dates of exams as free choice for students

Autumn Session exam:

From September 1st to September 30th 2022. Two dates of exams as free choice for students


Summer, Autumn and Winter session: for each session will be at least one graduation session


Final thesis and graduation

Master degree is awarded to students who have gained 120 ECTS/CFU credits and satisfied all curricular requirements, including the production and public defence of an original dissertation. The thesis is worth 15 ECTS.
To be admitted to the graduation session students must earn all the credits provided for in the program structure except for those credits of the thesis and must not have any pending financial obligations to LUMSA University. The thesis is evaluated on contents, presentation and defence.
For final assessment of the entire degree, a 110-point scale is used. Students pass the final degree exam if they obtain a mark of at least 66 (if student has an average of 18 on 30). The Board can unanimously award "lode" (cum laude) as a special distinction.



Employment and career opportunity

  • Specialist in administration
  • Finance and management control
  • Expert in business management
  • Expert in new business start-up
  • Expert in management of financial intermediaries
  • Expert in corporate finance and investment banking




The faculty Is highly qualified and includes both scholars and professionals. Students will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods including traditional and interactive lectures, case studies, seminars, presentations, and group project works. Teaching methods are designed to create a stimulating and highly pratical learning environment.
Here's the list of all active LUMSA University professors teaching in master degree in the Master’s Degree in Management and Finance. For further info click on the professors' name:

  • Marco Centoni, Associate professor of Economic Statistics
  • Giovanni Ferri, Full professor of Economics
  • Gabriella Foschini, Associate professor of Financial Mathematics
  • Claudio Giannotti, Full professor of Banking and Finance
  • Filippo Giordano, Associate professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Master’s Degree in Management and Finance
  • Antonello Maruotti, Associate professor of Statistics
  • Laura Michelini, Associate professor of Management
  • Nicoletta Rangone, Full professor of Economic Law



Other information

LUMSA University promotes international exchange and offers to enrolled students several mobility opportunities for study and traineeship abroad through up to 242 agreements with universities from Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico and USA.



Degree title in Italian and European regulation

The Diploma Supplement was developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and by UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international transparency and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is appended. It is free from any value-judgements, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition. Information is provided in eight sections. Where information is not provided, an explanation will give the reason why. (more information).
The legal value of the degree is recognized in Europe as a second title cycle degree (Diploma di Laurea Magistrale).



Tuition fee and scholarship

Participation costs have been set at 3.500 euro per year. These costs cover tuition fees, examination and administrative services provided by each academic institution.
The payment must be made by bank transfer: LUMSA University, INTESASANPAOLO S.p.A.
IBAN: IT 43 S 03069 05238 100000001983 - BIC/SWIFT BCITITM



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