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Study plan of the Master in Financial Communication (MFC)

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Study plan of the Master in Financial Communication (MFC)

The study plan (also study programme or study curriculum) of the Master includes information on the structure of the programme.

 

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  • Study plan 2019-2021

    The study plan for students matriculated in academic year 2019/20 is available at the following page:

    www.usi.ch/en/education/master/financial-communication/structure-and-contents

     

     

  • Study plan 2018-2020

    Study plan of the Master in Financial Communication - curriculum 2018-2020

     

    The two-year study programme (120 ECTS) combines a state-of-the-art theoretical training with real-life case-studies and simulations, relying on innovative and interactive teaching methods.

    The study curriculum comprises both core (66 ECTS) and elective courses (36 ECTS), centered around three main pillars - financial economics, communication, and law. By the end of the programme, our students will have acquired fundamental communicative skills, grounded in a solid knowledge of financial market behavior, strategies and regulations, which will enable them to efficiently craft the information for financial decisions.

     

    Sem. I

    Foundation Courses

     

    Communication Law

    3

    Communication Strategies in Financial Disclosure

    3

    Corporate strategy

    6

    Digital Corporate Communication

    3

    Essentials of Corporate Finance  

    6

    Financial Accounting

    3

    Introduction to financial communication. From public disclosures to interpersonal relations

    3
    Sem. II

    Core courses

     

    Argumentation in Finance

    6

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment    

    3

    Financial Intermediation

    6

    Financial Communication Law

    3

    Introductory Corporate Governance

    3

    Investor Relations

    3

    Law and Practice of International Capital Markets

    3

    Seminar on Private Banking

    3

    Statistical Data Analysis

    3
    Sem. III

    Electives in Finance and Banking

     

    Advanced Corporate Governance 

    3

    Investments

    6

    Alternative Investments

    3

    Programming I

    3

    Advanced Corporate Finance

    6

    Financial Law

    3

    Electives in Communication and Management

     

    Brand Management

    3

    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data

    3

    Media Relations

    3

    Multimodal Rhetoric 

    3

    Online Communication Design

    3

    Organizational Communication

    3

    Social Media Management

    3

    The Network Society

    3

    Transmedia Narratives

    3

    User Experience Design

    3
    Sem. IV
     

    Electives in Finance and Banking

     

    International Fiscal System

    3

    Derivatives

    6

    Corporate Banking

    6

    Financial Statement Analysis

    3

    Banking Strategies and Wealth Management

    6

    Introduction to Institutions and Economics of Pensions and Aging

    3

    Pension Economics and Finance

    3

    Electives in Communication and Management

     

    Usability and Web-Analytics

    3

    Issues and Crisis Management

    3

    Corporate Identity and Image

    6

    Critical Consumer Behaviour

    6

    Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice

    3

    Writing Business Plans

    3

    Capstone Work

     

    Internship

    6

    Thesis

    18

     

    Changes in the study plan may occur. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

     

     

  • Study plan 2017-2019

    Study plan of the Master in Financial Communication - curriculum 2017-2019

     

    The two-year study programme (120 ECTS) combines a state-of-the-art theoretical training with real-life case-studies and simulations, relying on innovative and interactive teaching methods.

    The study curriculum comprises both core (66 ECTS) and elective courses (36 ECTS), centered around three main pillars - financial economics, communication, and law. By the end of the programme, our students will have acquired fundamental communicative skills, grounded in a solid knowledge of financial market behavior, strategies and regulations, which will enable them to efficiently craft the information for financial decisions

     

    Sem. I -
    Autumn semester 
    2017/18

    Foundation courses

    Introduction to financial communication. From public disclosures to interpersonal relations 3
    Corporate Finance 6
    Communication Law 3
    Communication Strategies in Financial Disclosure 3
    Corporate strategy 6
    Data Analysis 3
    Accounting 6

     

    Sem. II - 
    Spring semester 
    2018

    Core courses

    Argumentation in Finance 6
    Investor Relations 3
    Financial Intermediation 6
    Financial Communication Law* 3
    Law and Practice of International Capital Markets 3
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment                                   3
    Introductory Corporate Governance 3
    Seminar on Private Banking 6

     

    Sem. III - 
    Autumn semester
    2018/19

    Electives in Finance and Banking

    Corporate Governance (institutional aspects) 3
    Investments 6

    Electives in Communication and Management                                                                   

    Communication and Marketing Ethics 3
    Corporate Communication Research Methods 6
    Organizational Communication 3
    Digital Corporate Communication 3
    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data 3
    Online Communication design 3
    Multimodal Rhetoric 3
    Intercultural Communication 3

     

    Sem. IV - 
    Spring semester
    2019

    Electives in Finance and Banking

    International Fiscal System 3
    Derivatives 6
    Corporate Banking 6
    Financial Statement Analysis 3
    Private Banking 6
    Introduction to Institutions and Economics of Pensions and Aging                                        3
    Pension Economics and Finance 3
    Banking Strategies & Wealth Management 3

    Electives in Communication and Management

    Usability and Digital Analytics 3
    Issues and Crisis Management 3

    Corporate Identity and Image

    6

    Critical Consumer Behaviour 6
    Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 3
    Writing Business Plans 3

    Capstone Work

    Internship 6
    Thesis 18

     

    * In the Academic Year 2017/18 the course will be offered in the Fall Semester 2017.

    ** Optional for students enrolled in the 2016/17 Academic Year. 

    The Master degree in Financial Communication is obtained with a total minimum number of 120 ECTS, including the internship and final thesis.

     

    Changes in the study plan may occur. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

  • Study plan 2016-2018

    Study plan of the Master in Financial Communication - curriculum 2016-2018

     

    The two-year study programme (120 ECTS) combines a state-of-the-art theoretical training with real-life case-studies and simulations, relying on innovative and interactive teaching methods.

    The study curriculum comprises both core (66 ECTS) and elective courses (36 ECTS), centered around three main pillars - financial economics, communication, and law.

    By the end of the programme, our students will have acquired fundamental communicative skills, grounded in a solid knowledge of financial market behavior, strategies and regulations, which will enable them to efficiently craft the information for financial decisions.

     

    Course ECTS
       
    Semester I  
    Foundation and core courses  
    Introduction to financial communication.
    From public disclosures to interpersonal relations
    3
    Accounting 6
    Capital Markets 6
    Corporate Finance or
    Essentials of Corporate Finance 
    6
    Corporate Strategy 6
    Financial Communication Law (Part I): 
    Marketing Law + Protection of Reputation
    3
    Rhetorical Strategies in Financial Disclosures 3
       
    Semester II  
    Foundation and core courses  
    Argumentation in Finance 6
    Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment 3
    Financial Communication Law (Part II) 3
    Financial Intermediation 6
    International Fiscal System 3
    Investor Relations 3
    Private Banking 6
       
    Semester III  
    Core courses  
    Data Analysis 3
       
    Electives  
    Corporate Governance (Institutional Aspects) 3
    Ethics and Law in Banking (in Italian only) 4
    Seminar on Private Banking 3
    Strategic Marketing 6
    Introduction to Institutions and Economics of Pensions and Aging 3
    Pension Economics and Finance 3
       
    Internship (optional) 6
       
    Semester IV  
    Electives  
    Corporate Banking 6
    Financial Statement Analysis 3
    The Law and Practice of International Capital Markets 3
    Improving Discourse Quality in Organizations: Evaluation and Redesign 3
    Corporate Identity and Image 6
    Issues and Crisis Management 3
    Consumer Behaviour 6
    Entrepreneurship: Writing Business Plans 3
       
    Internship (optional) 6
    Thesis 18

     

    Changes in the study plan may occurr. In case of discrepancies, or for any legal purpose, the study plan indicated by the Director or the Programme Manager of the Master shall prevail.

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Updated on: 09/08/2019