Master program in Law, Banking and Finance

The Master Course aims to train people with law degrees, to become a specialized professional in the field of financial regulation. The course combines the traditional training of a lawyer with economic and financial skills typical of graduates in Economic and Business Sciences. The students will also be able to understand the legal and economic impact of recent technological developments in the financial sector (fintech).

The structure of the course and the teaching methodologies of the course, on the one hand, aim to prepare student to work in financial firms, in particular in the compliance or regulatory offices of banks and other financial firms or to become the General Counsel of those firms. On the other hand, the contents of the courses provide the necessary set of skills to apply for a job in national and European institutions, such as the Bank of Italy, Consob, the European Central Bank and the authorities of the European System of Supervision of Financial Intermediation. The course also provides the skills necessary to work in the "regulatory departments” of Law firms with international operations, having offices in European countries, but also in other countries with a developed financial market, such as UK.

During the two years of the Degree Course, the student will acquire the tools deemed suitable to understand the functioning of the financial markets.

The Master Degree Course in Legal Sciences in Law, Banking and Finance consists of two different curricula, one taught in Italian and another taught in English (named “Law and Finance”). Both curricula include a "legal English" course. The "Law and Finance" curriculum allows the qualification obtained to be used in the European job market. In this sector, in fact, the high degree of harmonization of the rules and the centralization of powers in the hands of European institutions (see the case of the ECB, supervisory authority for all significant banks in the euro-area countries) make the scientific training acquired in a European university exploitable in any other country of the Union.

In order to get the students acquainted with the job market, there is the possibility of carrying out an internship period with external subjects (banks, financial companies, law firms, financial authorities) equal to 4 credits. Alternatively, the 4 training credits can be achieved by attending seminars offered by the Department of Law and the Department of Business Economics, which allow students to strengthen the professional skills useful for tackling the job market or research.

Access requirements

To be admitted to the Master Course you must have a three-year or master's degree in the following subjects:

  • Law
  • Economics and business management sciences
  • Political sciences and international relations

Link identifier #identifier__70064-1Curriculum “Law and Finance”

Link identifier #identifier__5533-2Course regulation (in Italian)

Michele Sancioni 15 May 2024