Planning and managing corporate debt


20 October 2018
2 sessions via distance learning

27 October 2018
2 sessions via distance learning

23 and 24 November 2018
1,5 day in class

1 December 2018
2 sessions via distance learning

Value Drivers

We live in the middle of the «Age of Debt». For company management, it is essential to acquire and develop the knowledge, the techniques, the basic and advanced tools for managing corporate financial debt. This course develops the capabilities of analyzing the optimal capital structure of companies, describes the principles for defining debt policies and provides the operational tools to manage the company debt in a professional manner. Debt Management is a course designed for those who want to learn and improve their knowledge on the planning and management of company financial debt structure.


•    Chief financial officers
•    Managers in the Finance Department of companies
•    General Managers of small and medium-sized companies
•    Financial advisors
•    Business consultants
•    Corporate and investment bankers

Contents and Agenda

Saturday 20 October  2018

2 sessions

 Via distance learning:

  • Capital structure: main approaches to debt policies 
  • Managerial implications of the main theoretical approaches

Saturday 27 October 2018

2 sessions

 Via distance learning:

  • Planning the optimal capital structure
  • The cost of capital in practice: an application

Friday 23 November 2018


In class lesson:

  • Planning and assessing the financing need
  • Practical application

Saturday 24 November 2018






 In class lesson:

  • Finding the optimal capital structure
  • Assessing the debt policy


  • Financing solutions on the credit market
  • Financing solutions on the capital market

Saturday 1 December 2018

2 sessions

 In distance learning:

  • Debriefing on the assignment
  • Final wrap-up and Q&A session


Alberto Dell’Acqua
Leonella Gori
Mario Vinzia

Learning Model

Debt Management is a blended course that combines both online sessions via distance learning and in class face-to-face sessions. The course is based primarily on lectures and case studies, complemented by contributions on specific sections handled by instructors both from corporates and/or from academia. The mix enables participants to apply concepts to real-life situations and get a “feel” for the actual corporate finance profession through exposure to real cases and examples

Participation fee

€ 3.000 + VAT (if required)

Special Payment Terms 

A 10% reduction on the program fee is offered to applications sent in by 21 August 2018.

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Enrollment procedure

Please complete the enrollment request form, available on this web page, and mail or fax to:
SDA Bocconi School of Management
Micaela Valli
fax +39 02 5836.6833-6892
All enrollment requests will be assessed. SDA Bocconi will send written confirmation of acceptance via fax or email.
The final deadline for enrollment is 30 September 2018. Enrollment requests are reviewed on a rolling basis, those received after the final deadline may not be accepted.
Please see details in the enrollment form (available soon on this webpage).