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Piano degli studi Master in Financial Communication (MFC)

Il piano degli studi (o anche "piano di studio" o "piano dei corsi") del Master contiene le indicazioni sulla struttura del percorso formativo.

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  • Study plan 2019-2021

    The aim of the Master in Financial Communication is to form specialists of communication with a deep knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of finance, so that they will be able to bridge the gap between finance professionals and the other financial market participants, especially investors. To this purpose, the Master also provides students with the legal background that financial communication specialist needs in order to effectively deal with important issues recently emerging in the financial sector, such as money laundering, terrorism financing and fiscal matters.

    The recent financial crises brought to light the critical role of reliable, fair and relevant communication and the consequent need for experts able to handle these issues in their many dimensions. This is well explained by Giovanni Barone-Adesi, members of the Advisory Board and of the Faculty of the Master

    "In this period of troubled waters, handling with finance is not easy [...]. The classical model of financial expert as "master of the universe", who uses formulae that most people cannot understand, cannot work anymore. We are in a moment in which financial professionals must be in tune - linguistically and communicatively, with a wide range of publics, whose very existence they formerly almost ignored. A successful professional must be capable - beside doing well is job - of practicing the art of mediation and listening, being typical elements of  the discipline of communication" (USI Square 2012 (7), p. 17)

    By emphasizing the role of communication in finance - a domain pre-eminently quantitative, yet fundamentally relying on human interaction - the Master in Financial Communication represents a Europe-wide unique initiative within the University offer of this level. Its cross-disciplinary educational approach opens the way and puts a new name to a profession as old as the financial system itself, that is: the financial communicator.

    The two-year study programme (120 ECTS) combines 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 (63 ECTS) and elective courses (33 ECTS), centred 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 behaviour, strategies and regulations, which will enable them to efficiently craft the information for financial decisions.

    Sem. I

     

    Foundation Courses

    30 ECTS

    Communication Law

    3

    Communication Strategies in Financial Disclosure

    3

    Corporate strategy

    6

    Corporate Finance  

    6

    Digital Corporate Communication

    3

    Financial Accounting

    3

    Introduction to financial communication. From public disclosures to interpersonal relations

    3

    Sem. II

    30 ECTS

    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

    Banking Strategies and Wealth Management

    6

    Statistical Data Analysis

    3

    Sem. III

    30 ECTS

    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

    Customer Experience Design

    3

    Digital Challenges in Marketing and Big Data

    3

    Media Relations

    3

    Multimodal Rhetoric 

    3

    Online communication design

    3

    Social Media Management

    3

    The Network Society

    3

    Transmedia Narratives

    3

    User Experience Design

    3

    Sem. IV

    30 ECTS

    Capstone Work

     

    Private Banking Industry Seminar

    3

    Internship

    9

    Thesis

    18

    Slight changes in the study programme may occur.

  • 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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