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Corporate Finance – Major of the Master in Financial Management


12 months




27 Sep ’21


16.000 €The Major in Corporate Finance is a highly specialised degree designed for those who want to pursue a career in the corporate finance divisions in Corporate Finance & Banking. It prepares students to respond to emerging financial challenges, manage investment and financing decisions and to create new opportunities.

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Objectives of the Major in Corporate Finance

Today, the strategic role of Corporate Finance has become increasingly important due to the greater attention that managers dedicate to raising capital, financial planning, risk management and investment activities.

The Major in Corporate Finance prepares students to deal with complex financial challenges, providing solid technical knowledge and skills as well as the transversal competencies required in the current financial environment. Participants will acquire a thorough knowledge of the conceptual and empirical tools needed to respond to emerging financial challenges.

The aim of the programme is to shape young professionals who want to pursue a career in corporate finance divisions of large firms, in investment banking divisions of financial institutions or in financial consulting firms.

Diploma and ECTS

The Master in Financial Management – Major in Corporate Finance is a one-year Master of Science equivalent to “Master Universitario di I livello” in accordance with the Italian university system. It provides students with at least 60 ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. At the end of the Programme, the Master’s Diploma “Master Universitario di I livello” will be conferred to participants who have passed exams or others assessment tests envisaged in the study program.

Target audience of the Major in Corporate Finance

The Major in Corporate Finance is aimed at recent graduates — or those graduating soon — with a BA or a MS in Economics or other scientific disciplines.

Career prospects

The programme puts students on career paths in a wide range of organisations in positions such as:

  • Company Treasurer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Trader
  • Investment Banker
  • Lending Manager
  • Private Equity Manager

Direction and Coordination

Scientific Director

Raffaele Oriani, Full Professor of Corporate Finance, Luiss Guido Carli University
Carlo Ferro, President, Italian Trade Agency and Adjunct Professor, Luiss Business School

Scientific coordinators

Carlo Ferro, President, Italian Trade Agency and Adjunct Professor, Luiss Business School
Pierluigi Murro, Associate Professor of Corporate Finance, Luiss Guido Carli University

Scientific Committee:

Alfio Torrisi, Professor of Practice – Finance, Luiss Business School

The program is taught in English.

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