MBA Corporate Finance

Bologna Business School

Program Description

MBA Corporate Finance

Bologna Business School

The MBA in Corporate Finance is aimed at providing the educational opportunity to create managers who can successfully operate in small and medium-sized enterprises and enable them to compete in an ever more globalized business environment. Managers with our MBA background can give a long-term view along with the latest management knowledge as well as the capabilities to interact effectively with advanced banking systems. 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 combine knowledge, analytical approach and problem-solving skills.

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, big corporations as well as small-sized enterprises require outstanding professionals who are effective at the international level.

The MBA in Corporate Finance is a 12 month full-time program, taught entirely in English. It is dedicated to students who already have a solid working background. A 500-hour internship will help students to improve their problem solving skills, giving them the opportunity to face actual situations that normally arise within the business world. During the first term, class activities will focus on general management, while starting from the second term, participants will study subjects specific to this sector. The correct balance between the number of students for each professor represents a very positive aspect that facilitates the learning process.


The Master’s degree is a 12-month full-time program including 518 hours of class activities, 1300 hours of individual and group work and a 500 hour internship.

The academic part is divided into three terms. During the first term you will study the fundamentals of general management, while the second and third term will deal with the specific subjects of each track (please, find further information about the courses in the section ‘Courses’ below).

I Term: September 2016 – December 2016

  • “Ice-breaking” Week
  • General Management Courses: Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Financial and Managerial Accounting, International Finance, Marketing Management, Cross-cultural Management, Organizational Analysis: Leading People and Organizations, Team Working.

II Term – III Term: January 2017 – May 2017

  • Track Specific Courses: Corporate Risk Management, Production and Logistics, M&A Restructuring, Finance in Emerging Markets, Business Law, Investments, Debt Instruments and Markets, Business Development Laboratory, Management Consulting, Business Planning.

The three terms are followed by an internship period of 500 working hours. This internship can be carried out at various companies and agencies in Italy or abroad. It is your chance to put into practice the theory and techniques learned during the three academic terms by working on management strategies, analyze business cases, create solutions to real problems and work on action plans. You are expected to make the most of these opportunities by learning from the professionals you will be working with.

At the end of the internship you will be required to hand in a ‘Final Report’, which you will present to the Director of Studies showcasing your activities and analyzing the theories and lessons learned during the academic part.

Students who are interested can also choose to take an extracurricular course of Italian.

Learning Method

The main aim of our teaching staff is to first lay down a solid grounding of theory before starting to build on that by introducing more practical aspects. This will result in you confidently entering the working environments of this industry, ready to deal with the scenarios you will face.

The teaching staff will help you grasp these concepts and techniques through the use of lectures and seminars; group projects and company visits; guest speakers and case studies; videos and presentations; individual assignments and assisted private studying.

The courses are set up to give the maximum freedom to learn to the students and allow the professors to teach and assess the students in the best way possible. Assessments can take the form of individual/group presentations, projects, oral and written exams as well as, of course, class participation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 11, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
12 months
Full time
27,000 EUR
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There are two rounds of application deadline. Further details available in the program description.
Start date Oct. 2016
Italy Bologna
Application deadline Request Info
There are two rounds of application deadline. Further details available in the program description.
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 27,000 EUR
Scholarships and Financial Aid available