Structure

19th edition 2018 - 2019

ONLINE TUTORIALS & F2F PRE-COURSES
August/September 2018

Online (August)

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics Micro & Macro
     

F2F (September)

  • Statistics & Quantitative Methods
  • Excel, Power Point and Visual Graphic for Finance
 
CORE COURSES
September 2018 / March 2019
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Capital Markets
  • International Financial Systems
 
ADVANCED COURSES
March / May 2019

Managerial & Entrepreneurial Finance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Tax & Finance


Banking and Institutional Finance

  • Corporate Financial Policies
  • Project Finance
  • Acquisition & Leveraged Finance
  • Financial & Enterprise Risk Management


Asset Management & Markets

  • Derivatives
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Databases and Portfolio Simulation
 
SEMINARS
May / June 2019
  • Social Responsible Investing
  • Advanced Finance for CFA Exam Preparation*
  • Personal Development Course & Soft Skills
  • Auction Game
  • Strategy in Banking & Finance
  • Bank Valuation
  • Hedge Funds
  • Wealth Management
  • International M&As
  • Negotiation Skills & Legal Finance
  • Financial Communication
  • Public Private Parternship Finance
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Bank Restructuring
  • Strategic Finance
  • Fixed Income
  • Careers in Finance
*CFA charterholders will have course attendance waived 
iPS, INDIVIDUAL PATH TO SUCCESS - ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS
June / August 2019
  • Company Internship or
  • Applied Research Project or
 
MCF Alumni professional track record provides evidence that 95% of our graduates get a formal job offer upon stage completion.
 
GRADUATION CEREMONY
September 2019

This list may be subject to change, to make room for new ideas, projects or issues of emerging significance.


  • "There are several aspects that I appreciated about the MCF. For example, the streamlined structure of the program, which is designed to maximize performance and the study of highly complex subjects."
    Andrea Bodini-Nocent - Italian | MCF 2014
    Financial Analyst, Dream Capital Partners

 


Online Tutorials & F2F Pre-Courses

Online Tutorials (August)

To prepare for the MCF in-class activities, the Online Tutorials are recommended for those who do not have a strong academic background in Finance:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics Micro & Macro

These are designed to allow all the participants to begin the Program at a required common level of understanding of the key concepts and methods that will be applied during the Program. The purchase of the Online Tutorials is strongly recommended.
A test for each tutorial is compulsory for all participants after the tutorial phase, on the first day of class, whether or not they purchased the tutorials.
 

Welcome Week & Face-to-Face Pre-Courses (September)

The Welcome Week is the official beginning of class work. During this week, the Director and the staff will set the foundations of the program. The Welcome Week represents an important moment for getting to know the other participants, the faculty and the school. The Director and the staff will organize a number of initiatives and events to get to know the School and to socialize.
The Welcome Week will be followed by a face to face Pre-courses period in:

  • Statistics & Quantitative Methods
  • Excel, Power Point and Visual Graphics for Finance

Core Courses

These courses develop financial knowledge, models and tools. Participants must attend all courses and take compulsory exams in each course.

  • Financial Economics
    - Foundations of macroeconomics
    - European economic policy
    - Monetary Policy
    - Financial regulation and supervision
  • Financial Accounting
    - Accounting and the language of business: the balance sheet
    - Transaction analysis
    - Accrual accounting and financial statement
    - Income statement and balance sheet evaluation
  • Financial Analysis
    - Financial statement analysis
    - Financial ratios
    - Cash flow modelling and analysis
    - Working capital management
    - Financial planning & cash management
  • Financial Modeling
    - Statistics review
    - Linear regression
    - Time series forecasting
    - What if analysis
    - Monte Carlo simulation
  • Financial Management
    - Capital budgeting and investment analysis
    - Cost of equity capital
    - Cost of debt
    - Capital structure
  • Corporate Valuation
    - Basic principle in valuation
    - Discounted cash flow
    - DDM and other techniques
    - Relative valuation approaches (Market and Transaction multiples)
    - Valuation for M&As
  • Capital Markets
    - Issuing equity securities
    - The IPO process
    - The bond issuing process
    - Credit & Equity derivatives

Advanced Courses

These courses go in depth in many important and strategic areas of Corporate Finance. The courses are compulsory and all participants must sit for exam.

  • Managerial & Entrepreneurial Finance
    - Mergers & Acquisitions:
    the intersection of strategy and finance; using M&As to grow, reconfigure or harvest; how to design and implement M&As deals; how to structure and analyse LBOs.
    - Private Equity & Venture Capital:
    the Private equity & Venture Capital industry and its main actors; the investment process in Private Equity & Venture Capital: the investment selection, deal structuring, monitoring and exiting.
    - Real Estate Finance:
    analysis of the real estate market with the key rules; the compensation mechanisms and the role of the main players; real estate financing and investing.
    - Corporate Restructuring:
    designing appropriate restructuring processes for the value regeneration; how to handle distressed firms and their assets; restructuring of financial institutions and NPLs.
    - Tax & Finance:
    an overview of corporate taxation; analysis of fiscal aspects of the main financial operations; fiscal planning & optimization.
  • Banking and Institutional Finance
    - Corporate Financial Policies:
    an analysis of financial policies and on how to "read" the behavior of debt capital markets, in terms of capital structure design and dividend policies.
    - Project Finance:
    an understanding of the main features, advantages and limits of project finance in realizing infrastructure investment projects.
    - Acquisition & Leveraged Finance:
    an overview of the acquisition and leveraged finance industry and of different sources of funding.
    - Financial & Enterprise Risk Management:
    enterprise risk analysis and assessment; managing FX, currency and interest rate risks; credit risk pricing and management.
  • Asset Management & Markets
    - Derivatives
    : credit derivatives, equity derivatives, hedging strategies, investment strategies.
    - Portfolio Management:
    principles of investments; investment styles; equity portfolio management.
    - Financial Databases and Portfolio Simulation:
    a course on Bloomberg, which is designed to enhance the ability to examine and retrieve financial information, and to assess its reliability and meaning, enriched by an applied portfolio management simulation.

Seminars

These are intensive courses taught by managers and practitioners on up-to-date issues arising in the Corporate Finance World.

  • Social Responsible Investing
  • Advanced Finance for CFA Exam Preparation*
  • Personal Development Course & Soft Skills
  • Auction Game
  • Strategy in Banking & Finance
  • Bank Valuation
  • Hedge Funds
  • Wealth Management
  • International M&As
  • Negotiation Skills & Legal Finance
  • Financial Communication
  • Public Private Parternship Finance
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Bank Restructuring
  • Strategic Finance
  • Fixed Income
  • Careers in Finance

*CFA charterholders will have course attendance waived

iPS, Individual Path to Success - Alternative Options

The participants will find how they would like to spend the last part of the program by matching the opportunity offered with their personal interests (and attitudes).

Company internship
It is a period of work experience in well-know institutions. The MCF program offers on-campus presentations that will generate internship offers.
Participants may also search for an internship on their own, should this better fit their personal and career goals.
Experience has shown that most companies offering internships will offer permanent work positions.

Applied Research Project 
The applied project allows participant to investigate in a relevant managerial topic assigned by a company or chose by the participant. The project will be supervised by a faculty or corporate member.

NY Track - MSG Fordham

Mumbai Track - MISB Bocconi