Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Course details

Each course syllabus is available here.
Select the academic year, campus and Faculty to view and download the file. 

First year

  • Accounting and management in insurance - 10 ECTS
  • Actuarial life insurance - 8 ECTS
  • Advanced calculus and stochastic processes - 9 ECTS
  • Data analysis for insurance - 9 ECTS
  • Econometrics - 7 ECTS
  • Statistics for economics and finance - 9 ECTS
  • Quantitative methods for finance - 4 ECTS

Second year

  • Actuarial non-life insurance - 8 ECTS
  • Actuarial social security and pension funds - 7 ECTS
  • Economics for finance - 7 ECTS
  • Elective courses* - 10 ECTS
  • Foreign language (French, Spanish, German or Italian for foreign students) - 3 ECTS
  • Insurance law and regulation - 6 ECTS
  • Insurance statistics and advanced risk theory - 11 ECTS
  • Final dissertation - 12 ECTS

Elective courses list

  • Economic and Business area
    • Derivative securities pricing - 8 ECTS
    • Risk management - 8 ECTS
  • Legal area
    • EU risk governance regulation - 5 ECTS
  • Statistical area
    • Statistical modelling - 5 ECTS
  • Applied mathematical area
    • Actuarial and financial modelling for solvency II - 5 ECTS
    • Introduction to Actuarial mathematics and Risk theory - 10 ECTS*
    • Quantitative risk management - 5 ECTS
  • Internship - 5 ECTS


* Students who need to strenghten their knowledge in Actuarial mathematics, Risk theory and Advanced mathematics (depending on their Bachelor Degree) might be required to attend this course at the beginning of the programme to follow properly the advanced actuarial courses (in the study plan, this will substitute the elective courses).

Graduates will gain methodological knowledge and tools also at an interdisciplinary level that will enable them to fill jobs at high professional levels both in private companies and state or local public institutions; that is to say, in medium and large businesses, banks, insurance companies and welfare institutions. They will carry out analysis and management of human resources, production, and quality. They will analyze and evaluate markets and socio-economic and environmental scenarios and run a statistical analysis of complex phenomena.


Specifically the degree in Statistical and Actuarial Sciences prepares for Actuary and Risk Manager.

Student enrolled on the graduate degree programme in Statistical and Actuarial Sciences (Curriculum Actuarial Sciences for Insurance) can access a profile for a double degree:
  • Graduate Degree in Statistical and Actuarial Sciences (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) and
  • Graduate Degree in Mathematical Finance (UNC Charlotte). 


Read here further information.

The calendar for the academic year 2023/24 will be available in July 2023. 

For reference: classes for the academic year 2022/23 started on September 12th, 2022.

Find here the calendar of the Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences for the academic year 2022/23. 

Please refer to this webpage for updates about delivery mode for academic year 2023/24.
If you are looking for a flexible and autonomous solution to learn Italian while studying at Università Cattolica, you can access the self-learning linguistic lab (CAP) of the SeLdA (Servizio Linguistico d’Ateneo) and benefit from a personalized language advisory service. 

In addition, SELDA organizes fee-paying Italian language courses, for more information contact SELDA from the dedicated iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).

Students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message.