Strategic decision-making in modern corporations requires executives who can skillfully apply financial analysis. This program examines state-of-the-art approaches to gauge growth, acquisition, and restructuring opportunities, which are key to creating value for shareholders in an increasingly competitive environment.
This fast-paced course uses contemporary case studies, realistic valuation exercises, and interactive learning to explore the interactions between corporate strategy and corporate finance.
The course provides an applied and practical approach to finance, enabling you to use the concepts, frameworks, and tools of modern finance to address topical issues. The programme is designed to enhance your understanding of corporate finance as a tool for making strategic decisions.
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.
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 and CAPM; advanced knowledge of corporate finance is not required.
This executive course is suitable for:
Directors, executives, managers and other professionals with some 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. He joined the Finance Department in 2007. He holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from CEMFI and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has been teaching Corporate Finance and Management courses since 1999. His research interests are Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance both at a theoretical and empirical level.
Dr Daniel Paravisini
Dr Daniel Paravisini is a Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics. He has a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has published his research on credit markets and institutions in top economics, finance, and behavioural sciences journals such as American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Economic Studies, and Management Science. Professor Paravisini's research has received three times the Brattle Award, given by the American Finance Association to the best papers in Corporate Finance published by their journal every year. He is co-Editor and Associate Editor of several leading journals in finance and economics and is a research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development.