In the continuously evolving environment of the banking and financial industry, it is increasingly important to possess the industry-specific know-how and become acquainted with the best practices of the field. Now, more than ever, the banking business requires outstanding professionals.
The MBA Banking and 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 banking and the financial industry. This project is part of a wider cooperation framework between Alma Graduate School and UniCredit. Both, have a long-standing experience together 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 banking and finance sectors thanks to a unique opportunity to mix knowledge, analytical approach and problem-solving skills.
Banking and Finance is a concentration of the Master of Business Administration of Alma Graduate School, the business school of the University of Bologna. The program is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.
The curriculum of the MBA Banking and Finance is divided in two main parts: General Management (core courses) and a Banking and 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 banking industry and financial organizations.
General Management courses:
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Strategy
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- International Finance
- Leading People and Organizations
- Marketing Management
- Banking and Finance I
- Banking and Finance II
- Behavioral Finance
- Business Development Laboratory
- Central Banking and Monetary Policy
- Consumer Analysis and Profitability
- Customer Satisfaction and Business Performance
- Financial Risk Management
- Fixed Income
This post-experience MBA also includes: managerial training, team-based project works, workshops with managers and entrepreneurs and in-company visits. The program alsofeatures 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 2013, prior to the beginning of the MBA courses.
Stage 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 (June - September 2014). 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. Corporate contacts established during the year, together with the internship experience, will give MBA participants a considerable competitive edge over the ever present competition. Our Career Development Department will help participants pursue their career goals, and will support them in the job seeking process. Borse di studio e finanziamenti Every year Alma Graduate School offers numerous 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. AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Alma and the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation grant the Africa Scholarship Program for the Acadmic Year 2013-2014. This Program aims to facilitate the participation of 10 young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent. For application and further info: www.almaweb.unibo.it/africa HONOR LOAN Also, thanks to an agreement between Alma Graduate School and UniCredit, MBA participants are also eligible to apply for a long-term and low-interest (no collateral required) honor loan. Loans will cover the full amount of the tuition fee or the portion of it that is not covered by the scholarship. In addition, all students can benefit from an additional 10,000 euro loan, designed to help them cover their living expenses in Bologna during the academic year. WORK STUDY PROGRAM The Alma Graduate School Work Study Program (WSP) gives a limited number of selected students the possibility of receiving extra financial aid in exchange for their collaboration on various school projects, examples of which may include research, consulting, and development activities. Projects are assigned based on a careful analysis of each student's background, characteristics, and experience.