The course is focused on the topic of finance at an international level. The content is divided into two different parts: the first is dedicated to corporate finance issues and the second to investment banking issues. The aim is to give a broad picture about international finance management through both companies and financial institutions approaches. The main goal of the program is to offer both a clear framework and a set of operative tools to understand the relationship between firms and financial system. The first part covers the classical topics of Corporate Finance, i.e. capital budgeting, pay-offs between shareholders and bondholders, cost of capital, designing optimal capital structures, advanced models for risk valuation, integrated management of assets and liabilities, value creating strategies. The second part of the course is focused on the analysis of investment banking activity in the perspective of financial intermediaries dedicated to the selling of products and services for corporate customers. As a consequence of this second part is divided in to three sections: regulation and supervision, market and competition, management and financial instruments. A specific attention is given to corporate finance deals. The whole structure of the course is applied, case based and oriented to develop capabilities to held methodologies and practices used on the financial markets at an international level.
Part one (Corporate Finance)
Part two (Investment Banking)
The text books for all the students are:
However, readings, slides and exercises will be available through on line page only for students joining the program.
The exam is written. In this case there are two possibilities: two short partial exams or one final exam.
Non attending students
The exam is based on a written trial.