In a Nutshell
This specialization is intended for students who express an interest in areas such as market finance, bank finance, or corporate finance and who wish to use these skills in the course of their career. The program is designed to provide you with the tools to understand finance theories and the financial world in order to apply them to practical examples.
Objectives of the Specialization
Acquire skills to analyze the relationship between strategic decision-making and corporate financing decisions.
Develop your ability to interpret the quantitative information provided by investment analysis.
Explain the main approaches to portfolio selection and valuation techniques.
Understand current debates on banking regulation.
Master financial theory and apply it to make management decisions.
Develop your critical thinking about governance.
Strengths of the Specialization
A full-time, one-year master’s program taught in English
A diverse student population with international students
A program dedicated to new issues in finance (seminars on finance: behavioral and experimental finance, blockchain, microfinance, etc.)
A case study (consisting of a literature review, a theoretical paper, and a data-based project) to study a subject in depth using the skills gained in class
Core concepts and skills in corporate finance
Reading financial statements and accounting ratios
Understanding and extracting accounting information
Understanding modern portfolio theory and financial instruments
Understanding the financial system
Understanding the roles and functions of financial markets and institutions
Financial management and pricing of derivatives
Basics of econometric techniques used in empirical research in finance (R software, Visual Basic)
Concise writing and presentation
"The Finance specialization is comprehensive and takes an innovative and nontraditional approach to this field. This is highly valued in the world of work. The value is certainly boosted by the collaborative and constructive interaction between lecturers and students."