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The recent financial crisis has shown how costly it can be for corporations to allow too large a knowledge gap to develop between banking professionals and finance executives. Our objective was to bridge this gap by developing a program with a strong focus on corporate finance that provides insights into how finance strategies and negotiation techniques can be used to foster competitive advantage and create shareholder value.
World-class teaching by HEC Paris faculty, including leading researchers and high level investment bankers
Content that has been specifically designed to address the major issues encountered by senior finance professionals
Exposure to leading finance and banking practitioners
Access to the influential HEC Paris Alumni network
Finance is not merely about making money. It's about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It's about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.”
— Robert J. Shiller (2013 Nobel Prize in Economics).
A combination of lectures and real-life financial case studies, enable participants to acquire an in-depth understanding of:
Detecting future profit warnings, tracing window dressing and restatements of earnings, accounting fraud
Valuation techniques including DCF, multiples and start-up valuation
Capital budgeting and capital structure (target versus market)
How corporations manage their cash reserves and issue short-term (money market) and long-term debt
Corporate payout policies and corporate restructuring: including M&As, LBOs, MBOs, divestitures, spin-offs, IPOs, restructurings involving financial distress
Hedging risks using forward, futures, options
Interest rate derivatives (swaps, swaptions, caps and floors) and managing interest rate risk
Macroeconomic indicators, country-risk assessment, and firm performance
Take-over defenses, Poison Pills and White Knights
Banking regulation and its effects on corporate financing
Associate Professor, HEC Paris
Consists of five 8-day modules and an optional online module
The professional thesis gives you the opportunity to apply everything you have learned during the program by working on a challenging individual project.
The program is aimed at:
Senior Managers who wish to evolve towards a CEO role
CEOs who wish to enhance their finance skills
Executives from commercial banks
Finance Directors and other experienced finance professionals
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The program is run at the HEC Paris Campus near Versailles and our premises at Porte de Champerret in Paris. The different locations enable you to take a step back and develop your skills with hands-on training which you can apply as soon as you return to your company.
Discover the experiences of current and former participants.
Managing Director at Adapt Management Consulting
One aspect of this program, and perhaps a non financial side of it, was the negotiation strategies. People in finance are not just financiers, they also need to think strategically about finance."
Managing Directer, Africa Food Retail Insider.com
Not only has the course been enriching but it has definitely pushed my boundaries and took me out of my comfort zone.
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