• Membership

    More than 30,000 professionals make up the ecosystem of Cetif: we facilitate the meeting and exchange between banks, insurers and companies in an academic Center, competent and independent environment to share knowledge, experience and strategies on the most innovative drivers of change.

  • Research

    16 Research Hubs focused on dynamics of strategic evolution, regulatory updates, organizational and process practices, and the effects of digitization: we study innovation trends and best practices and share them with our communities.

  • Events

    Over 60 events including Main events (Workshop and Summit) and Community events (related to research activities) and Webinar: we bring together banks, insurance companies and businesses for shared growth on trends and challenges to outline innovative development strategies.


EXECUTIVE Master's Degree Financial Innovation: Fintech, AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Metaverse - 6th Edition

Undergraduate master's degree - Blended formula
December 2024 - December 2025
Università Cattolica - Largo Gemelli, 1 - Milan
Number allowed: 40

The demand for digital skills in Italy is growing continuously to the point that our country, together with Spain, expresses the highest demand for Professionals in the field.

In an Open Innovation context, it is also essential to be familiar with new digital players: FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech, which students will not only have the opportunity to learn about through practical cases and Italian and international testimonials, but also to put their entrepreneurship skills into practice through specific dedicated workshops.

Innovative technologies and their adoption is also driven by the growth of new digital FinTech players, InsurTech and RegTech. In this scenario, the need for professionals with strategic skills emerges. The content covered in the Master's program is therefore in line with today's demands of companies in the banking, finance and insurance sectors.

December 2024 - December 2025
Subject areas
Digital Innovation & FinTech
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Registration fee
Total share
9,500 in three installments*
Discounts and economic benefits

Why choose us

This new edition of the Master will see the active participation of international testimonials and startuppers who will enrich the training course with their deep culture and vision on digital innovation. The training offer of this Master's degree is therefore in line with the new professional profiles required today by companies in the banking, finance and insurance sectors.

In addition, the content of the Master's program is the product of Cetif 's ongoing commitment to the study and research of key strategic trends on which the major Financial Institutions that make up our Network are confronted on a daily basis.

"A topical course that has an imprinting on practical cases and with an eye toward the future of financial and banking digitization." - Vieri Vignoli, Master's student
"Digitization is disruptively revolutionizing people's daily lives and the way we do business. For this reason, I immediately showed interest in this Master's program, as it is an educational path that is appropriate to my interests and in line with the work I currently do." - Cristina Lo Buono, Master's student

Distinctive features

Training Objective

Transfer the appropriate knowledge and skills to meet the new challenges arising from digital innovation in the financial sector .

To whom it is addressed

The Master's program is aimed at Professionals with a minimum of 1 year of experience in the Finance and/or Digital sector (Banks, Insurance Companies, Financial Companies, Consulting Companies, Software Houses, System Integrators) who have graduated mainly from the Faculties of Economics, Banking, Financial and Insurance Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Law, Languages, Political Science. Additional courses of study will be evaluated individually at the selection stage

Professional opportunities

Banks and Insurance companies, by virtue of their driving role in the economy, are not only seeking digital professionals but are also being called upon to significantly upskill and reskill staff to cope with innovation in their products and services. Against this backdrop, there is an emerging need to train professionals who appropriate the skills that the market requires such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, metaverse and token economy, big data and advanced analytics, digital marketing and digital business.

In addition, participation in the Master's program provides access to exclusive workshop e SUMMIT of Cetif, events attended by C-levels from the banking, finance and insurance industry. So, students in the course will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visibility and networking among the leading players in the market. 

Teaching structure and articulation

The educational program is structured in a blended formula involving: LECTURES: Classroom teaching* organized in 6 short weeks (2 days a week, Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) SMART LEARNING: online activities (approx. 58 hours) INNOVATION PROJECT: in the form of In-Company Project, Startup Business Plan or Case Analysis Students are required to attend no less than 75 percent of the total number of hours of classes. The detailed schedule will be communicated to participants well in advance of the Master's starting date.

* For classroom teaching, on-campus participation is required for at least 30 percent of the total number of hours. Fulfillment of all training activities will be provided online via the Blackboard E-Learning platform.

The Master's Training Plan consists of basic and specialized modules, application labs and active learning (Workshop, Distance Learning, Company Visit and Group Work plus final Innovation Project) for a total of 1,500 hours and 60 CFUs.

There is the possibility of enrollment in individual modules with issuance of certificate of attendance

Course Schedule.


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