Finance & Accounting
12 months
Full Time
On Campus
October 2023
Tuition Fee
€ 16500 (Individual)
€ 8500 (POLIMI MSc Alumni)
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years

Tel: +39 02 2399 2820


Our International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation is designed to give you all the skills you’ll need to face the Fintech revolution. We build on our close collaborations with the financial world to bring together theoretical skills and top-notch expertise. With us, you’ll learn about the financial world’s methods and technologies, seeing them in action as you experience fintech applications and opportunities.

We’ve targeted this Master at young graduates or candidates with a maximum of 3 years’ work experience. If you want to specialise in the Fintech area and deepen your knowledge of digital technologies and their application in the financial world (like banks, insurance companies, and asset management), then this is the course for you. We train you to be able to understand and manage digital transformation, building on different skills and capabilities such as knowledge of the financial system and financial intermediation, information technology skills as well as quantitative methods applied to finance.

We’ve always been at the forefront of education and research in the field of finance, together with Politecnico di Milano. And we’re actively pushing towards an innovative future with the application of quantitative methods and of innovative technologies in 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 world is going through unprecedented change, and we need a new generation of innovators to pave the way for the future. Our programme gives you a highly specialised qualification and at the end you’ll get a Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano.

Let’s discover the course’s highlights

  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3 months project work
  • 100% in English
  • In sponsorship with the main players in the field.
  • International study tour in Europe
  • Work on your soft skills to boost your professional development

5 key skills are covered:

  1. knowledge of the financial world including corporate finance, financial intermediation, capital markets
  2. information technology skills including big data management, cybersecurity, blockchain technology, smart contracts, natural language processing, data visualisation
  3. application of big data and innovative methodologies such as machine learning to business activities, like risk management, asset management, customer relationships
  4. ability to incorporate new technologies in traditional business activities
  5. ability to build innovative business models from scratch that are able to disintermediate traditional players 

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • have leadership potential
  • wish to develop and advance your Finance career, employing digital technologies in traditional or startup environments
  • show well-developed analytical and business skills
  • hold a 3-year bachelor’s degree in management, business, engineering or scientific studies (minimum 180 ECTS).

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 Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation gives you thorough knowledge of finance and a robust methodological and technological foundation to face the challenges of the Fintech revolution.

You will spend 2 semesters in Milan, do an international study tour in Europe, and then your summer project work.

We teach this Master entirely in English. 


Now more than ever before, the contribution of FinTech companies, in terms of accelerating digital innovation, can be a strategic element for innovation aimed at responding to the new needs of customers, both private and corporate. (Roberto Lorini, FinTech Leader PwC Italy) 

  • 82% of financial institutions plan to increase fintech partnerships in the next three to five years. (PwC)
  • 70% of senior banking executives said that collaborating with Fintechs and Bigtechs to create a new service was an important opportunity for banks. (Statista)
  • 40% is the total revenue growth rate according to the PwC FinTech Report 2020.  (PwC)

AI and ML help businesses make fast and critical decisions with data and insight. Across the FinTech industry, organisations have turned to these technologies to transform their business. (KForce)


Doing this master prepares you for a ton of different roles. Just a few of these are shown here:

  • Commercial Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Fintech Consultant
  • CRM Specialist
  • Digital Finance Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • Business Analytics Specialist
  • Quantitative Finance Specialist

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 already available at the time of the application)
  • copy of your passport or ID
  • digital picture
  • letter of reference 
  • 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 already available at the time of the application)
  • 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.

The programme costs €16,500. 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 2020, your tuition fee is €8,500.

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

Applicants 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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