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Master in Corporate Finance (MCF)

School accreditation
MCF is a recognized CFA Affilliate Program

Via Sarfatti, 10 - 20136 Milan - Italy

+39 02 5836 3125 / 3115

+39 02 5836 3272

E-mail address

Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
12 months

Application review start
Nov 2021

Application deadline
4 Jul 2022

Date of commencement
5 Oct 2022

Class size

Cost / fees
€ 33,000 paid in four installments

Student grants / Financial assistance
The School assists candidates with their funds search by placing at their disposal the documentation required for financial support applications. In particular, Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / International students: 49%-51%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 83% men – 17% women
3. Average work experience: 2.5 years
4. Average age: 25

Admission requirements

  • A university degree in any discipline
  • Fluency in English
  • GMAT/GRE or SDA test
  • An interview with the program director

  • Program Director
    Federico Pippo

    Contact details for application
    SDA Bocconi, Masters Division
    Recruiting and Admissions Service - MCF
    Tel +39 02 5836 3115
    Fax +39 02 5836 3272
    Email: admissions.mcf(at)

    SDA Bocconi School of Management

    Master in Corporate Finance (MCF)

    The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) is an intense and stimulating one-year program in English, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive innovation and master different international finance management techniques and tools, whether you work for a company or an institution. Choosing MCF means investing in your personal and professional development, with a view to taking your career to the next level.

    Why MCF

    MCF is the Master for you if:

  • You want to develop your career in the finance function or financial industry (corporate finance 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 an internationally recognized qualification, obtained in an international class.
  • You are looking for a blend of leadership and respect for others, ethics, and appreciation of diversity.
  • You want to combine practice and theory in just one year.

  • The Program Learning Goals are:

  • Theoretical financial knowledge: you will understand financial tenets and their interrelationships and appropriate applications.
  • Practical financial knowledge and technical skills: you will gain exposure to independent problem solving, and synthesize the elements of comprehensive applied financial planning. In addition, you will learn how to use information technology and quantifiable skills appropriate to problem solving in a real world context.
  • Critical thinking, analytical problem solving skills: you will become able to grasp facts and concepts and apply them to solve problems, draw conclusions and recognize consequences. Moreover, you will practice creative and non-traditional problem solving.
  • The business world demands balanced judgment that blends leadership with respect for others, ethics and the appreciation of diversity. Ethical behavior both during class time and during the internship period will be a can’t-do-without ability of a true Master.

  • MCF Global Experience - New York and Mumbai

    SDA Bocconi School of Management and Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA), New York, offer an MCF-MSGF International Collaborative Program. SDA Bocconi MCF students are offered the opportunity to complete their education and obtain a double degree by joining Fordham University’s GBA Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF). MCF candidates admitted to the International Collaborative Program will receive both Masters' degrees, joining the alumni networks of Fordham University and their partners, as well as becoming part of the Bocconi Alumni Association.

    The new MCF Track in Mumbai is a further opportunity for MCF students to make their experience more global by attending courses in the financial capital of India, and second largest Asian stock market, at MISB Bocconi, the first SDA Bocconi offshore campus.

    Given its impressive economic growth and social transformation, with a huge young and talented population, India is the best place for matching the demand for quality management education with the top-tier educational offer of SDA Bocconi School of Management.

    Program Events

    To give you the chance to get to know SDA Bocconi and the MCF Master, we organize every year online and offline events.

    Discover the events

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  • About SDA Bocconi School of Management

    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

    SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision, Designed for your World, lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

    Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities.

    And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

    Latest SDA Bocconi Rankings

    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School on the top of the charts of all main International Rankings, SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    Accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, ASFOR, ISO 9001:2008

    Current ranks:

    #5 European B-School Rankings 2020
    #5 EU - #12 WW Global MBA Rankings 2021
    #4 EU - #5 WW Custom Education Rankings 2020
    #9 EU - #12 WW Executive Education combined Rankings 2020
    #25 EU - #47 WW Executive MBA Ranking 2020
    #25 WW Overall Satisfaction Executive MBA Ranking 2020

    3 EU Full-Time MBA Ranking 2020-2021
    #6 WW Full-Time MBA Ranking 2020-2021
    #1 EU for Faculty Quality Full-Time MBA Ranking 2020-2021

    QS - TOP MBA
    #10 EU QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 - Europe
    #23 WW QS Global MBA Rankings 2021
    #1 WW Return on Investment QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
    #8 EU QS EMBA Rankings 2019 - Europe
    #10 WW QS Global EMBA Rankings 2021: Joint Programmes

    # 5 - European B-Schools Ranking 2019

    #4 - The Best International MBAs 2019 (1-year, non-US Programs)