Building and Financing Sustainable Growth

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.

Building Sustainable Value

  • 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.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: enterprise Risk Management Framework and Rationales; Risk Mapping; Risk Assessment; Risk control.
  • Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Finance: dealing with sustainable challenges; Sustainable Business Models; Steering capital for a sustainable future; Rewiring risk and returns; Sustainable finance solutions; Trends, disruption, innovation, and sustainable finance; Creating impact through sustainable finance. 


Financing Sustainable Growth

  • 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.
  • Derivatives: credit derivatives, equity derivatives, hedging strategies, investment strategies.
  • Portfolio Management: principles of investments; investment styles; equity portfolio management.
  • Financial Risk Management: financial risk definition and taxonomy; Measurement of financial risks; Tools for financial risk 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.