The Major in Corporate Finance is designed for students who wish to acquire new skills and competencies to keep up with the demands of the financial world, in times of rapid changes.
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.
The Master’s Degree Programme in Financial Management – Major in Corporate Finance provides students with 60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
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.
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
The curriculum of the Major in Corporate Finance is designed to ensure and support the progressive professional and personal growth of students who benefit from a productive learning experience: lessons, case studies, group work sessions, and a high-level faculty comprised of both academics and professionals.
During the Master’s Degree Programme, students receive constant support from the Career Service Office that helps them increase their employability and find a curricular internship.
The induction week is an introductive week to the Major in Corporate Finance during which students can settle in and familiarise themselves with life on campus. Ice-breaking labs, seminars, workshops, and presentations allow students to meet their classmates and get a better idea of the services offered by Luiss Business School, as well as curricular and extracurricular activities.
General management courses aim to give all students the necessary business management foundations in order to better understand new concepts that are introduced during the core and advanced courses. The general management courses provide students with an overview that is highly useful upon entering the job market.
- Corporate Strategy
- Compliance and Risk Management
- Financial Management
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
The core courses introduce students to industry-focused concepts that are specific to this major. These courses provide students with the key principles and skills they need to better understand their chosen sector.
- Corporate Finance
- Fundamentals of Economics
- National and International Accounting Standards
- Financial Ratio Analysis
- Planning and Control
- Capital Markets
- Trade Finance
The advanced courses provide students with an in-depth perspective on specific aspects regarding the financial environment, as to adopt a more practical approach.
- Bloomberg Financial Lab
- Asset Management Seminar
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Business Valuation Methods
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Corporate Banking
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Business Restructuring
- Financial Risk Management
Learning labs focus on personal development. During the programme, students develop cross-functional and soft skills by attending sessions to cultivate intellectual flexibility, develop problem solving skills, learn to adapt in diverse situations and refine cross-cultural awareness.
The curricular internship is generally done at the end of the Major in Corporate Finance and represents an opportunity for students to combine theory and hands-on experience, coming into direct contact with professionals working in the industry. The Career Service Office supports students in their search for internship opportunities, thus helping to broaden their career prospects and giving them the possibility to acquire the necessary work experience, both increasing and improving their skills while expanding their business network.
The Master’s Degree Programme in Financial Management – Major in Corporate Finance lasts 12 months and is divided in 4 terms.
Raffaele Oriani, Full Professor of Corporate Finance, Luiss Guido Carli University Carlo Ferro, President, Italian Trade Agency and Adjunct Professor, Luiss Business School
Carlo Ferro, President, Italian Trade Agency and Adjunct Professor, Luiss Business School Pierluigi Murro, Associate Professor of Corporate Finance, Luiss Guido Carli University
Alfio Torrisi, Professor of Practice – Finance, Luiss Business School
Partners Corporate Advisory Board
The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) — composed of the Master’s Degree Programme Scientific Committee and representatives of the most important firms in the industry — aims to ensure student employability and business partner satisfaction.
The objective of the programme is to transmit a body of knowledge that encompasses new technologies, and an understanding of industry dynamics through the involvement of companies that act as a bridge between the classroom and the job market.
During the CAB our Corporate Partners:
- Cooperate in the program design: sharing its objectives, curriculum, processes and training program
- Participate in teaching and coordinating activities: with business managers contributing on-the-job experience
- Support the Career Service team: through the field project, a key opportunity for students to be involved in a company experience
International Experience Alternative term abroad
Students can spend two months abroad with one of our partner schools during the third term of their Master’s Degree Programme.
Extra semester abroad
Students can attend an additional semester at one of the partner schools, from September to December/January, after having completed their Major in Corporate Finance at Luiss Business School.
During the summer, students can attend Summer Schools at one of our partner universities. Students can take part in more than one international experience, as long as there are enough places available. The list of available partner schools may slightly change each academic year. For more information on how to participate please visit the dedicated page.