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In order to apply for MAFINRISK you need to:

  • have a three-year degree (i.e. 'Laurea Triennale', Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts) or higher education (i.e. 'Laurea Magistrale', Master of Science, 4-year or 5-year Degree) in economics (Economics, Finance, Finance and Banking, Business or Management...) or non economics quantitative subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science...), received from an Italian or a non-Italian university*;
  • submit either your GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)/GMAT Focus Edition (recently introduced by GMAC) or GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) score or alternatively take the Bocconi online selection test.  
  • be fluent in English: minimum B2 (upper intermediate) level of competence
  • be strongly motivated.

 *Final-year students, who have not completed their degree can apply and be admitted upon condition that they receive their degree within 90 days from the beginning of the program.


The selection, based on dossier evaluation and interview (if any), aims at assessing the background, competences (knowledge, skills and abilities) and the motivation of each candidate.  

Evaluated items: 

-International test (GMAT/GMAT Focus Edition/GRE) or the Bocconi test score 

-Academic Curriculum

-Curriculum Vitae

-Motivational letter

-Reference letters (if any)

-Interview (if deemed necessary by the Admission Committee)


We operate a two-stage admission process with two selection rounds.

You may apply by one of the two application deadlines, submitting either your Gmat or Gre score or taking the online Bocconi selection test. Places are offered at the end of each round. 

The Admissions Calendar with the application deadlines for the 2024-2025 Mafinrisk edition (September 2024 intake) will be soon published on this webpage. 

Admissions Calendar

Online application opening
January 2024
Online application deadline
Bocconi online testtbc
Selection results published on My Applicationtbc
Online enrollment and payment of the first installment (advance) of tuition and fees

Online application opening
March 2024
Online application deadline
Bocconi online test
Selection results published on My Application
Online enrollment and payment of the first installment (advance) of tuition and fees


Candidates are required to complete the online application and upload required documents through the My Application Portal.

Required application documents

  • A completed online application form. The online application on the My Application portal is designed to be completed over several sessions. You can save it as you work and submit the form completed with all data and documents required at any time ahead of the application deadline.
  • A copy of your University official transcript(s) (in Italian or in English). Transcripts should include a comprehensive record of completed courses and grades. Applicants graduated from Italian Universities can submit a self-declaration. Please note: applicants with a second cycle degree program (MSc or 'Laurea Magistrale') are required to submit the official transcripts of grades/self-declarations for both  programs (Bachelor and MSc or 'Laurea Triennale' and 'Laurea Magistrale').
  • GMAT / GRE official score report - total score: Verbal and Quantitative sections (online version are accepted). Please do not ask the Test Center to send your score report directly to Bocconi, you are required to upload it into your online application. If you have not received your official score report when submitting your application we accept the unofficial score report on condition that the official one is provided upon admission.
  • CV (in English), preferably a one page CV
  • Personal statement (in English). The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself, your interests, goals and your motivation for pursuing a Master in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management. 
  • Reference letter(s), one or two reference letters, academic or professional (not mandatory). Please note: reference letters can also be sent by e-mail to mafinrisk@unibocconi.it.
  • English language certificate: it is necessary to prove an English language knowledge equal to B2 level. in particular applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • university qualification (or secondary school diploma) completed in English
    • one of the recognized international English language certificates (BEC Higher, BEC Vantage, CAE, CPE, FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo English Test)
    • English exam at B2 level (or higher) passed in a university course 
    • English mother tongue 
  • One passport-sized photo.
  • A copy of your passport or 'carta di identità'.
  • A copy of your application fee payment receipt. A €50,00 application fee is due upon submission of your application.

When you submit, please ensure that your application is fully complete with all mandatory documents. 

Application fee 

The €50 application fee is due by the application deadline and will not be refunded.

Payment is to be made by credit card through the Bocconi Store http://uni.bocconistore.it/buy_enIf you are not a member of the Bocconi Community, you will have to access as GUEST, then select "MAFINRISK: APPLICATION FEE" and complete your payment. Once the payment is completed, you will receive an email with your payment receipt.


Concurrent enrollment in two study programs 








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