Enter the world of global finance

Next Start 2 Oct 2024
Duration 12 Months
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
3 years
Where Milano

The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) is an intensive and stimulating one-year program in English, offering 70 CFU credits, designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to master the techniques and tools of international finance management and to drive innovation, whether you work for a company or an institution. We train an élite of highly skilled finance professionals, well-equipped to take their future career to the highest levels.

Who is it for?

The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) is the right Master for you if:

  • You are a young person, with an early-stage working experience, who want to develop your career in the finance function or financial industry (corporate financial management, banking & financial institutions, financial advisory, asset management, real estate).
  • You want to be provided with the most advanced techniques of financial management and offer high quality solutions to financial problems.
  • You want to combine practice and theory in just one year.
  • You want an internationally recognized qualification, obtained in one of the most prestigious Business School in an international class.
  • You are looking for a blend of leadership and respect for others, ethics, and appreciation of diversity.



Women in MCF - Lucrezia Menoncello

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Why choose us?

1. A challenging program to build a solid career

MCF is a specialized Master, 100% finance-focused, that gives you the chance to tackle financial tasks directly, without any additional training. It offers articulated content, and differentiated teaching methods to guarantee the best learning.

2. A global experience in finance

SDA Bocconi MCF students are offered the opportunity to complete their education either in New York or in Mumbai by joining the NY Track with Fordham University’s Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF), or by attending the Mumbai Track at SDA Bocconi Asia Center.

3. An ideal structure for effective learning

The program is divided into 4 stages, from pre-courses in finance to seminars. The structure of the program is flexible and includes conferences, company visits and company presentations, mock interviews with HR, coaching, team building and other leisure initiatives. You will complete an intensive program in financial studies in one year, and you will benefit from the prestige of Università Bocconi and SDA Bocconi in Finance.

4. An engaging learning model

Different methodologies are used throughout the program: class sessions, case study discussions, simulations and role-playing exercises. The experience is also enriched with visiting professors and professional guest speakers, individual and group “hands on” assignments.

5. A pool of dedicated experts

The faculty includes over 20 teaching and research staff at SDA Bocconi, having strong links with the financial community. In addition, more than 10 senior executives from financial institutions and several companies’ financial departments make up the Advisory Board. MCF also hosts professional faculty and visiting professors from other top international universities and institutions that cooperate with SDA Bocconi.

6. A growing network, treasuring teamwork and diversity

The MCF network includes participants from several countries and widely varied professional backgrounds, lecturers, guest speakers, and the entire Bocconi Alumni Community. Bocconi professors, tutors, and visiting professors will offer a broad perspective. Business consultants, company managers and entrepreneurs will bring you their daily experience of managerial life: a fine blend of theory and practice, international network, treasuring teamwork and diversity.

7. Milano: not just a financial capital

The MCF gives you the chance to live and study in the heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic and productive regions. You will have the opportunity to discover everything that Milan has to offer as a symbol of Italian culture and style, in addition to being Italy’s financial and industrial capital. Although the program is very demanding, learning more about the city will certainly be an interesting part of your stay.



Finance focused

  • Corporate and Entrepreneurship Finance
  • Global Markets and Banking
  • Governance, Innovation & ESG Finance
  • Fintech and Investment Management Solutions

Global Experiences: NY + Mumbai


int'l students from 21 countries


MCF is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program


MCF is a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Association Academic Partner


MCF is a GARP Academic Partner


graduates found a new job 1 year after graduation

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MCF has a proven record of employment opportunities for its graduates

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Inside My MCF SDA Bocconi programs offer a unique and personalized learning experience. Enter the world of MCF to discover its unique contents.

“MCF is a lifelong achievement, an alliance between SDA Bocconi and our students to make their professional and personal ambitions happen.”


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Federico Pippo
MCF Director

What they say about us

MCF was a life-changing experience condensed into one intense year. It opened my mind to new ways of thinking to deal with today’s complexity and offered me the opportunity to leverage on SDA Bocconi brand and network to pave the way for a brilliant career in finance.

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Saverio Antonino Maria Calabrese - Italian
MCF 2022

The MCF taught me as much about Finance as it did about myself. You get the chance to work on many different topics, and almost without realizing it, the links between each one slowly starts to forge until the whole picture gets perfectly clear. What used to be multiple separate areas of Finance and of the corporate world are now elements of a very structured web that you truly understand. And just like that, you start to see yourself working in one area because it resonates with the who you are and what you like to do. I believe it’s important to be open-minded when starting the Master, and not be too fixated on where you think you want to go. Letting your interests wander and your curiosity grow is the best way to enjoy the program and really thrive. The MCF is truly a chance to meet people from all horizons and professionals with fascinating backgrounds. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to be part of the 2022 class. and I cannot wait to see who we all end up becoming.


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Célia Lambel - French
MCF 2023

Meet the MCF

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Mar 2024 12:00 - 20:00 | LOCAL TIME
Orientation Meetings - Padova
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Mar 2024 10:00 - 18:00 | LOCAL TIME
Orientation Meetings - Verona
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Upcoming online sessions
Mar 2024 13:30 - 14:30 | CET
SDA Bocconi Meets Southeast Europe: Chat With Masters’ Alums and Current Students
Language ENGLISH
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Mar 2024 13:30 - 16:00 | CET
MCF: Live a day as an MCF student - March session
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Personalized Orientation

MCF is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The director and his team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice.


SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.


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Contact us for more information, to arrange a meeting, request to visit the school, or attend a class.


Next Steps

16 Oct 23
Applications Review Start

Go to admissions

26 June 24
Application Deadline
2 Oct 24
Program Start
Nov 25

News & Social

04 March 2024
Leaders in Finance: Stefano Porro - Chief Financial Officer of UniCredit Group
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18 January 2024
Leaders in Finance: Dario Pipitone - Chief Financial Officer of Brunello Cucinelli
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