Wealth Management- Asset Management


Wealth Management today enjoys a constantly evolving landscape that includes the most diverse sectors: investments, monetary and fiscal policy, property management, public and private pension systems, service management, family and corporate assets.

The Master in Wealth Management – Asset Management, is aimed at young graduates who aspire to become financial consultants and operate within banks, insurance companies, consultancy firms, real estate brokerage agencies or in the practice of liberal professions.

Combining the academic knowledge of the Faculty with the presence of professionals in the sector, the Master provides market analysis tools to train heritage management experts who know how to propose a consultancy adapted to the needs of each client, with the aim of maximizing returns and at the same time reduce its risks.

The supply of services with high added value is closely linked to empathy and communication skills, to which the Master in Wealth Management deals with the teaching module on Customer Understanding, dedicated to building relationships of trust with the customer, and with the support of a prestigious network of companies and managers with whom to get in touch.

The course is structured in three cycles that alternate classroom lessons with a company internship. At the end of the 12-month Master’s course, the necessary certifications will be issued to immediately address the examination for admission to the professional register.

To be ready for the new challenges of an evolving industry, get in touch with the course program manager: we’ll start tackling them together.




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Massimiliano Marzo

Massimiliano Marzo

Director of Studies

" The Master in Wealth Management will let you access the profession of the Financial Consultant, providing you with the tools and skills necessary to officially register as one. Furthermore, the content of the Master will prepare you for passing and obtaining the EFPA certificate (Europea Financial Planning Association), representing an unprecedented opportunity in Italy. For those aiming towards a career in the world of banking, this is an exceptional program that should not be missed. "



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The Master in Wealth Management is a full-time program structured in 1500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 360 hours of lecturing, an estimated 540 hours of independent study, and 600 hours of internship.

The structure of the Master is divided into three terms:

  • First term: December – March
  • Second term: April – June
  • Internship: July – December

The first term consists in the study of fundamental subjects including lessons taught by managers and partners from auditing companies. The first term will conclude with an intense real-life business case.
During the second term there will be a more in depth study of the advanced subjects. The use of case history, company testimonials, project work and lectures will be utilized to refine and amplify our students’ expertise in understanding of the topics.


Alternative funds: Hedge and Hedge Funds. Real Estate Funds. Management, assessment, commission regime and internal liquidity and how to allocate them to a capital. Funds linked to alternative investments, such as art and other types.

Marzo Massimiliano
Scorcu Antonello Eugenio

Basic elements for building an efficient portfolio. The Media-Variance Model and the Capital Asset Pricing Model: Limits and Effectiveness. Robust portfolio models: Black-Littermann and risk parity. Methodologies and Indicators of Investments and Investment Funds.

Marzo Massimiliano

The behavior of investors on the market: the reaction in case of stress events. The perception of profitability in relation to the time horizon. The investor’s classification in relation to the investment horizon.

Baschieri Giulia

Corporate sustainability and the circular economy are currently among the most discussed topics internationally, also due to climate change. The aim of the course is to understand why these issues are of such importance, underlining their urgency. We will learn more about the innovation activities of operational and system processes that companies adopt to implement strategies aimed at the Circulary Economy and the transition to a low carbon business model.

Longo Mariolina
Mura Matteo
Zanni Sara

The psychology of the investor and the relationship between consultant and investor. How to schedule meetings and how to submit the Mifid questionnaire. How to understand the customer’s needs in relation to his or her life goals.

Orsingher Chiara
Rumiati Rino

The course aims to introduce students to the most relevant issues (foundational and more advanced) of digital technologies, discussing the most important present and future consequences on the lives of individuals and on the structure and functioning of organizations and processes. The main topics covered are: fundamentals of computational systems, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, conversational systems, computational logic, networks and security.

Innovation management is a critical variable within organizations. The need to maintain high productivity, continuously improve, and support frequent changes in technology and customer needs cannot be done without a method. All change makers must have tools and techniques in their professional toolkit to make the best use of people skills, starting with themselves, to succeed in an increasingly fast-paced and complex world.

Gallus Marco
Ghini Massimiliano

Regulation of banking contracts, investment services, collective savings management, public savings appeal and listed companies.

Gilotta Sergio

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.

Torluccio Giuseppe

How to present a financial product: enhancing strengths. The management of a sales network of financial products. Approaches and techniques of marketing financial products. Network remuneration and collection management.

Priore Francesco

Elements of commercial law. Regulating the provision of off-the-shelf financial investment services.  Mifid and Mifid2 and optional regulations.


Frumento Luca

Pension systems and their sustainability over time, in relation to demographic and macroeconomic trends. Optimizing the individual retirement plan in relation to the norms and expectations of life and work. Pension planning and life insurance policies.

Mazzaferro Carlo

Taxonomy of risks: Market risk (price), counterparty risk, credit risk, settlement risk, exchange rate risk, liquidity risk. Market Risk Measures (Var, C-Var and Expected Shortfall): description, robustness, communication strategy of their meaning. Credit risk and related hedging methodologies (CDS). Liquidity risk: how to measure it. The role of derivative instruments: Futures, Forward. Swaps. Options: risk management through options.

Mantovani Mattia

The economic foundations  for the interpretation of financial markets. Basics of macroeconomics and basic economic policy. The impact of macroeconomic variables on financial ones. How to read macroeconomic information in terms of financial and portfolio planning. Allocation of Italian savings.

Scorcu Antonello Eugenio

The tax regime of the most commonly used financial instruments. Planning and tax optimization of investments; family and individual assets.

Learning approach

The educational sessions provide different learning methods, including lectures, simulations, discussions of case studies, presentations by companies, testimonies and group work.

The curriculum is complete with a series of Master Lectures given by professionals from the world of business, academia, and politics, which also provide numerous opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories.


The integration with companies is a priority and an ever-present feature of all programs of the Bologna Business School, hence for the Master in Wealth Management too.

The School is fully committed to creating employability, by way of a systematic career service action, constantly focused on matching at best the students’ professional projects with the needs companies have.

The internship is an exceptional springboard, suffice it to say that six months after the end of the full-time masters at Bologna Business School on average 90% of students work in a company.

The BBS Career Service assists and supports students since the very beginning, along a training and professional development path. This is accomplished by organizing a series of workshops, with the aim of providing the fundamental tools and resources to be appropriately prepared for the labor market.


To achieve this goal, students are involved in several workshops, among which we may list:

  • Writing a CV and a Cover Letter
  • How to create an effective Linkedin profile
  • How to prepare for a job interview


In addition to this, thanks to the collaboration with professional career counselors, students receive a customized service, in order to understand their strengths and to build a professional development plan, which will turn out to be helpful when looking for an internship. Here follow some of the activities:

  • Initial guidance interviews
  • Specific interviews, focused on one’s own career plan
  • Continuous support to students with one – to – one sessions

Trough the Master in Wealth Management it is possible, once having completed in the companies the years of experience required, to become a Wealth Management Specialist.

career placement statistics


Andrea Caviano

Financial Advisor & Financial Partner, Azimut Wealth Management
Master in Wealth Management (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"I have a degree in law and I believe that this Master can help me to pursue my dream.The Master gave me a lot, first from a didactic point of view, allowing me to learn the necessary basics to approach this profession, thanks to the lessons of professionals in the field. Then, it gave me the opportunity to do the internship in one of the most important realities of asset management.Making a master means getting involved, creating opportunities, there is no better investment."

Chiara Scafuri

Private Banker Assistant, Banca Generali Private
Master in Wealth Management (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"I've always thought that the best investment you can make is to invest in yourself and your own training. Thanks to the Master in Wealth Management my opinion was confirmed. During this experience I grew up both personally and professionally, learning economic and financial notions and principles of psychology related to individual and social behavior. All this has allowed me to become part of one of the most prestigious Private banks."

Giovanni Devita

Financial Advisor - Private Welfare Specialist, Azimut Capital Management
Master in Wealth Management (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"The Master in Wealth Management was for me the tool to enrich my academic preparation and connote it with distinctive elements that can be spent in the job market. This Master was the driving force of my professional career, the best investment I could make. It gave me the necessary preparation to become part of one of the most important Italian independent asset management companies."

Andrea Remondi

Investment Manager, GDTRE
Master in Wealth Management (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"The master in Wealth Management represented that skills accelerator that allowed me, once I entered an important Family Office, to quickly integrate and open up, immediately, to new professional challenges. The internship at Credem's General Management was certainly fundamental, probably the most enriching experience also from a personal point of view. What I gained in the 12 months at Bologna Business School was an extraordinary "life skill", essential to start my professional career."


The goal of the Career Service is also to allow students to connect with national and international companies. Over the years, Bologna Business School has managed to establish a wide-ranging network and a sound partnership with leading companies in Italy, thanks to a personalized approach, based on each company’s needs. The collaboration features the following activities:

  • Sending the CV book
  • Sharing internship and work opportunities
  • Presentations at the School premises
  • Career Day
  • Implementation of project works
  • Class-room activities with case studies presented by managers and/or HR professionals


Our partners are the foremost supporters of our students, with the provision of scholarships, internships and professional opportunities.

Bologna Business School’s partner companies for the Master in Wealth Management are:








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The tuition fees for the Master is 11,200 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1.500 euros
  • Second installment: 6.000 euros
  • Third installment: 3.700 euros

The fee includes participation in the Master, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the services and facilities of Alma Bologna Business School such as: personal account for the BBS wi-fi, use of the PC in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym, special rates for the School restaurant.
Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of the supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation.
Free parking is also available within the BBS Campus.

Additionally, with the Student Card of the University of Bologna, students have access to all of the university facilities, including over 100 libraries, digital resources and study halls (including databases and online subscriptions); ); the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers. More information are available on the site of the University of Bologna: http://www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita


Participants are eligible to apply for Honor Loan with subsidised rate up to the complete coverage of the application fee.
For more information please mail to wealthmanagement@bbs.unibo.it


Bologna Business School provides merit-based partial scholarships to the leading candidates in the selection process.

The cost of the Master can be covered in full or partially by third parties: public bodies, foundations, or companies.




Applying is open to anyone holding an undergraduate degree of the old and new system. The degree must be obtained on or before the enrollment deadline of the Master.
For auditors, an undergraduate degree is not necessary.
Admission to the Master requires the student to pass the selection process, which consists of:

  • an admission test
  • a motivational interview designed to assess the candidate’s professional plan and its consistency with the objectives of the Master


This Master’s is open to all applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained before the enrolment deadline of each round. Application steps:

Documents to send to wealthmanagement@bbs.unibo.it are:

  • CV
  • Degree certificate with accompanying transcript
  • Photocopy of you ID
  • TOEFL/IELTS/CAE certificate (optional)
  • GMAT/GRE certificate (optional)
  • Signed copies of your enrolment summary sheet and receipt for the application fee (both are downloadable from ‘studenti online’ website following registration).

The selection process will be held at Bologna Business School. In line with the number of available places, admission to the program is granted according to the position on the list of qualified candidates, drawn up on the basis of the total score awarded at the end of the admissions process.



Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.

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