Accounting, Financial Management and Control Program By Bocconi University |TopMBA

Accounting, Financial Management and Control

Accounting, Financial Management and Control

Bocconi University

Bocconi University Campus, Milan, Italy

The Master of Accounting, Financial Management and Control provides students with all the competencies and skills related to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) profession, preparing them to analyze problems and make managerial decisions from a plurality of perspectives. The same set of knowledge and competencies and skills could also be successfully applied to operating within auditing firms, consulting firms and financial institutions.

The CFO plays a diverse set of key and challenging roles within all firms:

  • ensuring compliance with financial regulations, preparing financial statements and communicating value and risk information to investors and boards
  • providing financial leadership and aligning business and financial strategy to expand the business and make investments as well as overseeing the capital structure of the company
  • developing and implementing internal and management control systems designed to protect company assets and report business performance.

Teaching leverages on a large number of methods with different objectives: lectures, class discussion and press analysis to understand management models, algorithms and methodologies; case studies, videos, inviting speakers from the business community to visualize and scrutinize organizational complexity; finally, simulations to improve data analysis, interpretation and decision making.

The main career path, though not the only one, is that of Chief Financial Officer in manufacturing, commercial and service firms as well as in financial institutions. More specifically, the main entrance areas are represented by the following: 

  • Activities as accountants, management accountants and controllers in various kinds of firms, with roles in the areas of financial statement preparation and analysis, investor relations, corporate finance, internal control, planning and the design of performance measurement and control systems
  • Activities related to accounting, corporate finance and control in management consulting firms, auditing companies and in other consulting organizations that support customers in designing accounting information systems and in managing extraordinary operations such as mergers and acquisitions

You can start your application process here.

About University

Founded in 1902, Bocconi was the first university in Italy to offer degrees in business and economics, and today, after over a century of development and expansion, Bocconi is widely recognised as one of the top European institutions of higher learning and research in the fields of management, economics, finance, data science, cyber risk and political science. Bocconi is constantly striving to combine a strong theoretical background with real-world applications, and to attract the kind of talented students who are potential future business leaders.


Choosing a Bocconi Master of Science degree is a smart move for a number of reasons, and will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • study at a university that is highly placed in the most prestigious international rankings
  • benefit from a complete learning experience
  • take advantage of our preferential relations with top employers worldwide
  • apply for one of the international opportunities offered by our network of partner schools
  • enjoy an international experience in Milan, the Italian capital of finance, fashion and design

You can start your application process here.

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