Full Professor of Banking and Finance University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Giuseppe Torluccio is Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Bologna. He was appointed as a faculty of centre of excellence at the University of Bologna (Collegio superiore).
Giuseppe is involved into consulting and has authored publications in financial intermediation, management of credit risk and business financing. He earned an MBA at the Olin Business School – Washington University in St. Louis. Visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, College of Business at Arizona State University, Bangor University UK.
He is a Director of Master Financial Markets and Intermediaries at the University of Bologna and he is advisor of PhD students at Management program at University of Bologna. He is involved in many social studies and related activites, as Director of Yunus Social Business Centre – University of Bologna, and as a Vice president of Grameen Italia Foundation.


The role of IT into banking industry is dramatic and innovative at the same time. Banking business models are redesigning by new paradigms: they will impact to strategies and operational perspectives.  Banking players need to be into the new picture, supported by new toolkit able to combine the current landscape with new technologies.

Last but not least, ITC firms, media networks, and Big techs companies are the new entrants into financial services arena. FinTech emerging applications are disruptive forces capable to transforming the financial services industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. Our banking course delivers a general framework of financial industry and provide some specific knowledge into the disruptive innovation in terms of organization/processes/infrastructures/applications.

Finance and Fintech

Types of financial instruments available on the market and their features: shares, bonds, mutual funds, private equity funds, ETFs, ETCs. Market Indexes and their characteristics. Pricing of the most common financial instruments: government bonds. Duration and Convexity. Elements of the bank’s economy and financial intermediaries.

The course covers topics in corporate finance with reference to the banking system.

After analyzing the functioning of the financial system, the course addresses the theme of evaluating financial risks with a particular focus on credit risk and corporate ratings. Debt instruments, such as bonds, represent market applications of credit ratings.

Creditworthiness assessment and risk management are essential elements for structuring a healthy bank-company relationship.

FinTech and online platforms complete the framework of reference for corporate banking.

Finance, Control and Sustainability