Finance & Accounting
12 months
Full Time
On Campus
October 2022
Tuition Fee
€ 18.500
€ 9.500
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820


Do you like managing risk? Our International Master in Financial Risk Management (iMIFRIM), offered by POLIMI GSoM in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo and Mediobanca, will train you to manage financial risk in the right way. This is crucial for the creation of value in business, especially in light of today’s digital transformation.

We train both young graduates as well as those of you with a little professional experience, as long as you have strong motivation to kick-start a career in Financial Risk Management.

To participate fully in classes and company visits, your presence on campus is highly recommended, especially from January 2023 onwards; in cases of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues, it would be possible to continue attending classes online.

We’ve always been at the forefront of education and research in the field of finance, together with  Politecnico di Milano. In particular, we’re actively pushing towards an innovative future with the application of quantitative methods and of innovative technologies to finance.

Together with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Management Engineering, we at POLIMI GSoM have a lot of experience with quantitative finance post-graduate courses (risk management, derivative evaluation, asset management) and Fintech for executives (Fintech academy).

Our Observatories on Digital Innovation as well as the Polimi Fintech Journey are landmarks in the financial industry and in the national and international research community.

And of course, the intrinsic orientation towards new technologies of a leading technical university like the Politecnico permeates our programmes, which are characterised by a passion for quantitative analysis and innovation.

Our International Master in Financial Risk Management at a glance:

  • 1 year: 6 months in class + 6 months Internship and Project work
  • 100% in English
  • In sponsorship with Intesa Sanpaolo and Mediobanca.
  • In partnership with UnipolSai, TAS Group, Arval, Generali, Marsh, Anthilia SGR, BIP, Consultinvest, Iason, Aon, Atradius, AXA, Cembra Money Bank, Deloitte, Etica Sgr, Ersel, EY, Fideuram, Fidelitas S.p.a, Finance Active, KPMG, Mediolanum, Prometeia, SARAS, StatPro, Unicredit, Zurich Insurance.
  • Ranked #65 in the World and #36 in Europe in the 2022 QS Masters in Finance Ranking
  • Ranked #34 in the 2021 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking (Global) 

We cover two key skills:

  • Knowledge of the financial world (corporate finance, financial intermediation, capital markets)
  • Information technology skills including Big Data and Data Analytics, IT and Digital, Cyber and Digital Risk

We also work on your soft skills for professional development

Our International Master in Financial Risk Management (IMIFRIM) gives you a highly specialised qualification with a double diploma – a POLIMI GSoM Master degree in Financial Risk Management and a 1st Level University Master’s degree awarded by the Politecnico di Milano.

Please note that we’ve designed this programme for recent graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. If you have more experience, you might also like to take a look at our International MBA programmes.

Our International Master in Financial Risk Management trains you to have specialised and complementary skills and to face modern-day challenges that you’ll find in your future career.

We include a ton of practical activities to keep you interested and actively learning, including lessons, company presentations, and project work in collaboration with companies, company visits, workshops and seminars.

The Master is entirely taught in English.


All financial managers, including risk managers, must have at least a bachelor’s degree. But remember, employers prefer a master’s degree.

  •  97% employed within 3 months after graduation (in the last three editions).
  • €40,000 is the average salary 6 months after graduation.
  • 15% is the projected growth rate for financial manager employment from 2019 to 2029 – much faster than the average job  (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • In 2019, the salary of a risk manager within the 10th-90th percentile ranged from about $55,000 to $144,000, including bonuses. (


Our Master gets you ready for a host of different roles, including:

  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Consultant
  • Risk Specialist
  • Junior Broker

Discover more about the services of our Career Development Center


Please note that we process applications on a rolling basis, which means that they may close even before the deadlines. Our limited number of seats available in the class means the sooner you apply, the better.

If you are a non-EU candidate, we recommend that you apply at least 3 months before the programme starts, to leave enough time for a Statement of Comparability of your degree and to apply for your student visa.


Fill in the form at and upload these documents:

  • your CV in English
  • university transcripts/mark sheets
  • bachelor’s/master’s degree (if you have one)
  • copy of your passport or ID
  • digital picture
  • letter of reference (optional)
  • motivation letter
  • Financial Aid Essay (if you’re applying for one of our tuition fee reductions)
  • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if you have one)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR €100)


We will let you know if you have been selected for a Motivational Interview in English, which we will do online.


We will send you an e-mail with our final decision on your application, and if the result is positive, you will also receive scholarship information (if you applied for one).


After you receive our email and the admission contract, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation in the programme by paying the first instalment of EUR €2,500. Please remember that you need to pay the amount due within 15 days of receiving the offer. You can ask for a short extension if you are applying for a loan, an external scholarship or for any other valid reason.

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. Easily and securely make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home. With real-time tracking and 24×7 multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing.

The programme costs €18,500. These costs cover the entire length of our programme, but they do not include living and travel expenses. If you’ve done a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019, your tuition fee is €9,500.

We at POLIMI GSoM have partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. 

Applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. These are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to apply early. If you’d like financial aid, you need to request it when you submit your application form – please note that late requests for financial aid won’t be considered.

Please note that we don’t offer full scholarships, and that the DSU and other scholarships offered by Politecnico di Milano and the Italian Government cannot be used for POLIMI GSoM’s programmes.

Discover more on our financial aid opportunities


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