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Master in Corporate Finance

Course Description

The mission of the Program is to prepare students to offer high quality solutions to financial problems, both operationally and strategically. The Program is designed to provide you with the most advanced techniques of Financial Management and with an accurate knowledge of the principles that lie behind sound financial decisions: a fine blend of leadership and respect for others, ethics and the appreciation of diversity.
The aim is to bring out your best qualities, while supporting you with universal management techniques and know-how. You will form a clearer idea of your potential career paths during the Program: cutting no corners, but not ruling out any options. The classes include participants from several countries and widely varied professional backgrounds: a hotbed for innovative solutions.

The Program Learning Goals are:
• Theoretical financial knowledge
• Practical financial knowledge and technical skills
• Critical thinking, analytical problem solving skills


Program : 9th September 2013

Graduation Ceremony: 26 September 2014

Application Deadline: 19th July 2013


Online Pre-courses and Pillars
To prepare to access to the MCF, three Online Pre-courses are recommended for those who do not have a strong academic foundation in Economics and Finance:
*Quantitative Methods
They are designed to allow all the participants to begin the program at the required common level of understanding of the key methods and concepts that will be applied during the program. All of the three online pre-courses are strongly recommended.
A test for each pre-course is compulsory for all participants after the pre-course phase, on the first day of class, no matter whether or not they purchased the pre-courses.
Those that fail one (or more) of these tests will be required to attend the Classroom Pillars and then take the related pass/fail Pillars Exams. Those that pass the tests will not be required to take the pass/fail Pillars Exams.

Core Courses
Six courses to develop financial knowledge, models and tools. Participants must attend all courses and take compulsory exams on all 6 courses.

1. Financial Analysis:
• Financial Statement analysis
• Financial ratios
• Ex-ante and ex-post cash flows
• Working capital management
• Key tools in financial programming and planning

2. Financial Management:
• Capital Budgeting and Investment Analysis
• Cost of Equity Capital
• Cost of Debt
• Capital Structure

3. Capital Markets:
• Capital Market Main Features
• Issuing Equity Securities
• The IPO Process
• The Bond Issuing Process
• Derivatives

4. Corporate Valuation:
• Basic Principles in
• Discounted Cash Flow
• DDM and other Techniques
• Relative Valuation Approaches
• Valuation for M&As

5. Mergers & Acquisitions:
• The Intersection of Strategy and Finance
• Using M&As to Grow, Reconfigure or Harvest
• Designing and Implementing M&A Deals
• VC and LBOs
• Corporate Restructuring

6. Quantitative Methods:
• Statistics review
• Linear Regression
• Time series forecasting
• What if analysis
• Monte Carlo simulation

Advanced Courses
Real Estate Finance: The objective of this course is to introduce the participants to the Real Estate market explaining the key rules, the compensation mechanisms and the role of the main players.
Project Finance: This advanced course focuses on understanding the main features, advantages and limits of project finance in realizing infrastructure investment projects.
Behavioral Issues in Valuation: The course is aimed at familiarizing students on how behavioral issues may affect valuation and even lead to some counter-intuitive results.
Corporate Financial Policies: A practical course designed to prepare students to analyse financial policies and to "read" the behaviour of debt capital markets, both in terms of the capital structure design and dividend policies.
Fixed Income & Credit Markets: A course focused on fixed-income markets, investing and treasury management, based on the discussion of case studies and current issues affecting the fixed income markets and its participants, both corporate and financials.
Economics: This course covers the macroeconomics of national and international financial markets emphasizing the current hot topics in the European economic policy discussions.
Finance Function, Value Creation and Corporate Governance: A course designated to get students acquainted with the function, the organization and the role of the Finance, Administration and Control Department and the CFO in large companies and groups, and their contribution to the value creation process".
Negotiation & Leadership: The course aims to prepare students to effective negotiation techniques through rational and persuasion approach and to acknowledge the key elements of leadership through simulations.


Equity Derivatives for Corporates (Credit Suisse)
Asset Management for Corporates (Generali Assicurazioni)
Crisis Restructuring (DGPA & Co.)
Hedge Funds (Garnell)
Financial Modeling Techniques for Corporates
Entrepreneurial Finance
Special Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions

iPS - Individual Path to Success (June - August 2014)

Company Internship or Applied Research Project


• A graduate degree (in any discipline)
• An average of 2/3 years of relevant professional experience
• GMAT, TOEFL scores
• 2 letters of reference
• Interview






Admission Procedure Fee
Euro 100

Tuition Fee
The total is 29,500 €, to be paid in four instalments
First Installment € 9.000 on acceptance of admission offer
Second Installment € 8.000 by 17 December 2013
Third Installment € 6.500 by 26 February 2014
Forth Installment € 6.000 by 29 April 2014

Optional Pre-Courses Costs
On-line Tutorial Accounting: Euro 350
On-line Tutorial Quantitative Methods: Euro 350
On-line Tutorial Economics: Euro 350



SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available a partial merit-based tuition waiver to MCF candidates with outstanding profiles. The selection criteria for tuition waivers has been set by an appointed Commission whose decision is final.

Admission to the Program is independent of the award of the tuition waiver.

Students are advised that the scholarship/tuition waiver can only partially contribute towards program fee and so they should not rely on this source of funding alone. On average, tuition waivers cover up to 25% of the fee.
Deadline: 19th July 2013


Entry Requirements

• A graduate degree (in any discipline) • An average of 2/3 years of relevant professional experience • GMAT, TOEFL scores • 2 letters of reference • Interview

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