Introduction to Python is the first week of the Summer School in Python for Finance.

The aim of the Summer School Introduction to Python provides basic concepts and knowledge regarding the use of Python. The aim is to help students develop an understanding of how Python may be an essential tool when interpreting financial data. During this Summer School week students will be able to understand the methods and principles of summarizing and visualizing data and develop skills in presenting data analysis. These topics will be explored further in the second week of the Summer School entitled Python for Financial Management and, above all, during the Level I Master in Financial Management – Major in Corporate Finance .

Target Audience

The Summer School is aimed at recent graduates — or those graduating soon — with a BA or a MS in Economics or other scientific disciplines.


  • Introduction to Python
  • Python Basics I: Functions, Packages and Lists
  • Python Basics II: NumPy and Loops
  • Introduction to Financial Management 
  • A Practitioners View on Coding for Finance

Schedule and Delivery

Lessons will be held from Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 17:30.   For more information on, contact us by writing to masterluissbs@luiss.it.

Except for legal provisions or regulations that prevent attending classes on-site, for which the School reserves the right to change the delivery method, classes will be held at the stated and scheduled locations.

Tuition and Funding


Tuition includes materials and access to all Luiss Business School facilities, but does not include accommodation. 

Fee waivers are available for participation in more than one week.

For participants enrolling in the Master in Financial Management a.y. 2021-2022the cost of the single week, will be deducted from the cost of the Master programme. Futher deductions and facilities are granted to those attending two or three Summer School weeks. 

How to apply

In order to apply, candidates need to send a copy of their CV and ID document (or passport) along with the completed Enrolment Form via e-mail to masterluissbs@luiss.it.

ECTS and Certificate of Participation

The Summer School Introduction to Python provides students with 4 ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

At the end of the programme a certificate of participation will be issued to those who have attended at least 80% of the didactic activities included in the programme.