Master in Corporate Finance | SDA Bocconi

Advanced Courses

The MCF’s advanced courses will go into detail on the following subjects. These courses are compulsory and all participants must sit for an exam at the end of each course.

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 analyze LBOs.
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital: the 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.
  • Management Accounting: financial control mechanisms, activity-based costing, budgeting, financial reporting, key performance indicators, balance scorecard.
  • 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.
  • Structured and Project Finance: an understanding of the main features, advantages, and limits of project finance in realizing infrastructure investment projects.
  • Financial & Enterprise Risk Management: enterprise risk analysis and assessment; managing FX, currency, and interest rate risks; credit risk pricing and management.
  • Advanced Finance*: managing financial risks, managing credit risks, interest rate risk analysis, managing interest rate risks.

(*) CFA charterholders will have course attendance waived.


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.