• Dates:

    12 - 16 June 2017
    30 Oct - 3 Nov 2017

  • Five day intensive executive programme

  • LSE's Central London Campus,

    New Academic Building,
    WC2A 2AE

  • Dr Vicente Cuñat

    Dr Daniel Paravisini

  • Tuition Fee:



A fast paced interactive course, using contemporary case studies, realistic valuation exercises, and interactive learning.

The course is designed to provide an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling you to address topical issues that modern corporations face. It will enhance your understanding of Corporate Finance as a tool for making strategic decisions.

Programme benefits:

  • Improve your understanding of the interactions between financial and strategic decisions

  • Develop skills in working with modern valuation tools and learn how to apply them to the valuation of projects and companies

  • Understand how modern theoretical developments in finance and strategy are applied in real-world situations, by means of hands-on applications using real financial data

  • Interact with a diverse set of professionals, and work in teams to sharpen your problem-solving skills.



Course description

You will learn how to apply basic capital structure and valuation techniques to the analysis of strategic decisions, such as mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, and raising capital. The course will then take you beyond the analysis of capital structure and valuation techniques, by focusing on interactions between financial and strategic decisions in corporations.

This course will address the following key topics:

  • Financial markets and project valuation

  • Corporate and competitive strategy; mergers & acquisitions

  • Financial distress and the interactions between financing and investment decisions; leveraged buyouts

  • Strategy for new businesses; going public and private


Introductory economics and introductory finance.  Students must be familiar with finance topics such as discounted cash-flow analysis, WACC, CAPM, and  Miller-Modigliani theorems; advanced knowledge of corporate finance is not required.

Course suitability           

This executive course is suitable for:

Executives, managers and other professionals without a substantial academic finance background, who wish to study corporate finance as a tool for making strategic decisions.

What's included in the fee?

The fee for this executive course includes: all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, coffee breaks, two complimentary networking events with fellow senior participants and full office support. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.

Leaders in their field


Dr Vicente Cuñat

Dr Vicente Cuñat is an Associate Professor at LSE. His main areas of interest are Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Banking, Applied Theory, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Labour and Personnel Economics. Dr Cuñat has published several articles of which can be found in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy as well as the Journal of Industrial Economics. In addition, he has written chapters for books including the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance and The Crisis of the Spanish Economy. Dr Cuñat's professional experience includes working as a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CEMFI and Venice International University.


Dr Daniel Paravisini

Dr Daniel Paravisini is a Professor of Finance at LSE. Prior to this assignment he has taught globally at Columbia University in America and IESA in Venezuela. His professional experience includes being a Co-Editor for the Journal of Law as well as Associate Editor for the Journal of Finance, Review of Corporate Finance Studies and Review of Economics. Dr Paravisini has also been a committee member for the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) and CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets. His main research interests are in Corporate Finance, Credit and Banking, and Development Economics. Dr Paravisini also has Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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The combination of the lectures was excellent, and the choice of teaching style with case studies was great.

Vice President,

Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong


Previous course particpants include:

  • Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority

  • Accenture

  • BAE Systems

  • Banca d'Italia

  • Chirano Gold Mines Ltd

  • Coop

  • Credit Suisse

  • Deutsche Telekom

  • eBay International

  • Ernst & Young

  • European Investment Bank

  • Google UK Ltd

  • Hill and Knowlton

  • HSBC Private Banking

  • Morgan Stanley

  • National Commission for Energy Control and Prices

  • Norwegian Ministry of Finance

  • Ingram Micro

  • Mediobanca

  • Müller Group

  • Natixis

  • Orabank Benin

  • Siemens

  • Skanska

  • University of British Columbia



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