Class: LM-77 Scienze economico-aziendali (Sciences of Economics and Business) - 2017-2018
The Department of Economics and Finance and the Department of Business and Management are pleased to present the new master's degree program in Corporate Finance.
The degree program, by focusing on the interactions among corporations and financial markets, reflects objectives common to both Departments and covers the areas of financial economics, financial management, business planning and valuation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, asset pricing, risk management and derivatives. The students that will graduate in Corporate Finance will have the opportunity to work within finance divisions of large corporations, corporate banking and M&A divisions of investment banks, financial advisory and consulting firms and investment funds.
With the objective of achieving a stronger specialization of their professional profiles and making them more attractive for the potential employers, the students will have the possibility, after a common basis of core courses, to choose two different tracks. On one hand, the major in Financial Management will mainly focus on topics that nowadays are critical for the financial management of corporations, such as business and financial planning, project and business valuation, risk management and derivatives, M&A and other operations on the capital markets. The main potential employers of the graduates choosing this track are medium- and large-sized corporations seeking young talents for the areas of financial planning, risk management, business development and M&A. On the other hand, the major in Financial Advisory and Investment Banking will concentrate on financial analysis and valuation, corporate investment banking, private equity and capital markets (both equity and bond markets), financial restructuring and structured finance. The main potential employers of the students choosing this track are large financial advisory firms, investment banks (corporate investment banking, M&A and restructuring divisions) and investment funds.
The program also encourages students to experience another foreign culture through Double Degree programs in collaboration with LUISS partner institutions: Fudan School of Management in Shanghai and Cass Business School, City University in London.
Students in Corporate Finance also have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious QTEM program, an exclusive network of 19 world-class universities and leading multinational organizations that aims to forge a link between academia and industry. Within QTEM, students spend one academic year in two partner institutions to experience other foreign cultures and perspectives while earning a supranational degree certification.
Employment and professional opportunities for graduates
In order to meet the high standards required for the jobs in the field of corporate finance field, students will be provided with both strong formal training and practical experience that will prepare them to deal with real-world complex cases and operations. This objective will be achieved through the adoption of innovative teaching methods that will help students to translate strong theory into useful practice. Students will be continuously exposed to case studies, simulations, company presentations and experiences, inspiring talks by top managers and professionals. At the end of the program, the graduates will have acquired all the professional competencies and the personal skills needed to start a successful career in the field of corporate finance.