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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Bologna Business School is EQUIS – EFMD Quality Improvement System accredited, one of the most important international quality assessment and continuous improvement systems for Schools of Management and Business Administration.




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. "

CLASS PROFILE A.Y. 2021/2022


  • 25


  • 21%



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:

  • First term: January 2023 – March 2023
  • Second term: April 2023 – June 2023
  • Internship: July 2023 – December 2023

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

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

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.

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.

Capobianco Joe
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.

In recent decades, sustainability practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have assumed primary importance for companies as well as for society in general. Although many companies have developed sustainability programs over the years, reducing carbon missions and the amount of waste by boosting operational efficiency on the other, we are seeing a mixture of sustainability tactics that do not increase sustainable strategies.

The purpose of this course is to start a debate about the role and functioning of modern societies when challenges, opportunities and possible solutions in the field of sustainability emerge. Specifically, the aim of the course is to investigate the links between CSR sustainability and the key role that digital technologies can play as a means of translating sustainability strategies into actual results.

Ghetti Riccardo
Zanni Sara

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.



Emanuele Sabione

Financial Advisor, Azimut Capital Management
Master in Wealth Management (A.Y. 2020/2021)

"This Master allowed me to consolidate my knowledge and skills in the legal, economic and financial fields. I had the opportunity to get my professional career off the ground by joining one of the best independent national and international companies operating in the asset management sector. It was the best investment I could have made for myself from a human and professional point of view."

Enrico Padoan

Financial Advisor, Azimut
Master in Wealth Management (A.Y. 2020/2021)

"The Master in Wealth Management has been an extraordinary tool to change my professional career. I was able to enrich my previous skills, thanks to the collaboration with the best professionals in the sector. Enrolling in this Master gave me the opportunity to become part of one of the most important Italian asset management companies, and it is the best investment I could make for myself, and for my future career."

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

Financial Advisor, 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 Equity Advisor, 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


Moreover, companies support the Master in Wealth Management with scholarships, professional opportunities, career fairs and company presentations. The companies that worked with us in 2021/2022 are:



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.
The admission to the Master is subject to the positive evaluation of the selection test in line with the number of places available. The selection test consists of a motivational interview in Italian.


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

1. Register on “Students Online” by connecting to the site studenti.unibo.it
2. Select “First Level Master”.
3. Pay the participation fee for the selection (60 euro for each Master)
4. Upload the required documents online:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter
  • Letters of reference  (optional)
  • Photograph of recognition
  • Front and back copy of a valid ID or passport
  • TOEFL/IELTS/CAE certificate (optional)
  • GMAT/GRE Certificate (optional)
  • For degrees obtained in Italy: Self-certification of Bachelor’s degree with details of exams taken and relative grades
  • For degrees obtained abroad: Dichiarazione di Valore (to be requested at the Italian Embassy in the country where the degree was obtained) or Diploma Supplement (to be requested at the university where the degree was obtained). In the event that the candidate is unable to obtain the Dichiarazione di Valore or Diploma Supplement at the time of enrollment, he/she may temporarily replace it with a Conditional Enrollment Form, which will be sent after enrollment by wealthmanagement@bbs.unibo.it

For further guidance, students who obtained a bachelor’s degree abroad are encouraged to check the page below: https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/declaration-of-value-translation-and-legalization

For further guidance, we advise all students to read carefully the instructions indicated in the “call for applicantions” and “operating instructions” files downloadable below and to click here to get access to a video tutorial containing instructions on how to apply for selections.






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