A job in private banks remains one of the most common ambitions today, both for students and their parents. Becoming an expert in financial management in order to work with credit institutions, insurance companies, and similar entities is still considered a guarantee for one’s future. To prepare for this path, the best degree is undoubtedly the one in Banking and Finance, the address of the three-year degree in Economics, which offers a specific study plan in the field of financial intermediation and in the statistical and actuarial sciences.
The path has been structured taking into consideration the delicate and important phase that is affecting the banking sector in recent years. The global economy has profoundly changed due to the processes of globalization in the world economic system, the consequent increase in flexibility of the banking sector, the predominance of the financial dimension over the productive and commercial one.
Therefore, new professional profiles capable of interpreting and managing a constantly evolving economic reality, increasingly less respectful of the classic predefined models, have become fundamental.
The degree course in Banking and Finance guarantees the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills on the functioning and structure of the financial markets, and also allows for a deeper understanding of the management problems of financial, banking and insurance intermediaries. Students who graduate will have solid skills in economic disciplines, an adequate mastery of mathematical and statistical tools and will be able to analyse and deal with the problems of the economic systems and the companies that make up the fabric.
They will have the necessary tools to understand the trends of the main financial monetary variables and will have the analytical skills for the interpretation and solution of economic and managerial problems. Graduates will learn about financial intermediation and capital markets processes, will have the necessary economic knowledge to evaluate both investment and financing choices, and the different ways in which they are carried out in direct and indirect financial circuits or through recourse to the insurance sector.
Finally, they will be able to frame financial and credit phenomena in the right macroeconomic context (national and international) and to develop research in the statistical-economic field.
In addition to the normal activities of supply and interactive teaching, the training course also includes participation in seminars held by qualified teachers and experts in economic and legal matters; the acquisition of language skills, with in-depth study of the English language; and internship periods at research bodies or institutes, companies, and public administrations, as well as the possibility of study stays at other Italian and foreign universities.
The employment and professional outlets to which one is prepared are also different: in addition to the aforementioned banking and finance sector, the short term courses for banking jobs opens the doors also to the economic and service sectors, to the study and research centres of banks, financial companies and national and international organizations, journalism specialized in the economic and financial field and teaching, according to the rules that regulate access to teaching.