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.
Graduates 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.
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.
The program also encourages students to experience another foreign culture through Double Degree programs in collaboration with LUISS partner institutions:
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.
For more information contact the International Development Office.
First year (2017-2018)
|M249||Cases in business law||IUS/04||6|
|M245||Financial statement analysis||SECS-P/07||8|
|M248||Quantitative methods for finance||SECS-S/06||8|
|M264||Advanced corporate finance||SECS-P/09||8|
|M247||International financial economics||SECS-P/01||8|
|S0M||M&a and investment banking||SECS-P/11||8|
Second year (2018-2019)
|A scelta dello studente||12|
|Per la prova finale||18|
|Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche||4|
|Tirocini formativi e di orientamento||8|
|Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro||4|
|Total number of credits||120|
A scelta dello studente - Elective courses (12 credits)
Students have to choose two courses of 6 credits that will be held in the I semester of the II year. The courses have to be chosen at the end of the I year.
The elective courses could be chosen in the following Areas
Elective courses by area
|Corporate Restructuring and Turnaround||SECS-P/11||6|
|Financial and Credits Derivatives||SECS-P/11||6|
|International Tax Planning||IUS/12||6|
|International Corporate Finance||SECS-P/09||6|
|Compliance and International Auditing||SECS-P/07||6|
|Financial Advisory and Investment Banking||SSD||Credits|
|Advanced Cases in Business Valuation||SECS-P/09||6|
The list could change.
Prova Finale - Master Degree's Thesis (18 credits)
The final evaluation for master's degree programs consists of the discussion and evaluation of a dissertation written in Italian or a foreign language on a topic related to a course the student has passed an exam on.
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche - Further linguistic knowledge (4 credits)
Students have to attend a mandatory language, choosing from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The course will be held during the II semester of the I year.
Students must choose the mandatory language during the I semester of the I year - November 2017 - according to the procedure that will be communicated.
For further information:The University Language Center
Tirocini formativi e di orientamento - Internships and project works
An internship or project is required for 8 credits. The internship or project can be performed in both the I or II year of the program. For more information contact the Career Services Office or Program Project work .
Altre conoscenze utili per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro - Other activities to gain useful work-related skills
Students have to obtain the 4 credits with the Laboratory di Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (4 credits). Further information will be given through specific meetings, announcements and email during the I semester of the I year.
The Laboratory is held in the II semester of the I year.
For further information please contact the ERS Lab
Please note that starting with applications for international exchange programs for the 2018-2019 academic year, evaluations will take into consideration all credits earned by the winter exam session, no exceptions. Courses listed as “additional courses” or “corsi liberi” will not be considered during the evaluation.