Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance

London School of Economics

London School of Economics

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Applications are open until March 1st, 2024

The programme offers students the possibility of obtaining a double qualification at the conclusion of their study path: 

  • Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 
  • Diploma in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics 

The mobility will take place during the first year of the Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance. 

Departures are scheduled for September 2024 for the 2024/2025 academic year. 

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Students enrolled in the third year of a Laurea Triennale (at Università Cattolica or in other Institutions, but interested in applying for the academic year 2024/25 for the Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance in Università Cattolica) can apply for the programme by completing the following steps: 

Final decisions on admission to the programme will be responsibility of LSE and will be confirmed to the applicant about a month after the application process closes.  
Students admitted to the Diploma Programme at LSE must: 

  • Apply to the Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance in Università Cattolica according to the deadlines and the admission rules set by the department; 
  • Obtain their first level degree (Laurea Triennale) by September 2024, before their departure for London and be officially enrolled at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore during their time at LSE (keeping to university set deadlines for fees, study plans, graduation scheduling requests etc). 

Selected students will be responsible for the costs of their stay abroad (travel, room and board, LSE registration fees, costs of academic material, health insurance and visa issuance fees). 

First Year at LSE 
Diploma in Accounting and Finance Corresponding exam at Università Cattolica
Corporate Finance A (FM431M)  Corporate Finance
Decisions, Biases and Nudges (MG455) Quantitative methods for finance 
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (AC332)  Investment Risk Management   
Topics in Financial Reporting (AC416) Advanced financial accounting   
Monetary Economics and Aggregate Fluctuations (EC321)  Monetary Economics  
Derivatives (FM441)   Derivative Securities Pricing  
Auctions and Game Theory (MG409)  Advanced Microeconomics 


Second year at Università Cattolica
LM in Banking and Finance
Applied Statistics (4 CFU) 
Foreign Language (French or German or Spanish) I (4 CFU) 
Market Microstructure (8 CFU) 
Applied Econometrics (8 CFU) 
Principles of Financial Regulation (10 CFU) 
Risk Management (8 CFU) 
Electives (12 CFU): 
  • Corporate governance and social responsibility (Part I) (4 CFU) 
  • International Corporate Finance (8 CFU) 
  • International Financial Market (4 CFU) 
  • Project Management (8 CFU) 
  • Real Estate Finance (4 CFU) 
Thesis (20 CFU) 


Thanks to a partnership between Istituto Toniolo and BPER Banca, students can apply for a student loan. Read more

All students participating in an official Cattolica International programme must accept the “Student Safety Package” provisions by downloading the “Safety Check Students” app for the geolocation and instant messaging features to be used exclusively in the event of an emergency.

The “Student Safety Package” also includes health insurance coverage for the entire duration of the programme. 


Cattolica International
Tel. 02 7234 5252

School of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences
Dean, Prof.ssa Elena Beccalli

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