Lead and optimize the financial performance of your company
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.–
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 andstart-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
Consists of five 8-day modules and an optional online module
Module 0 (optional webinars)
Financial accounting; time value of money.
Module 1 (Jouy-en-Josas)
Corporate finance fundamentals; risk & return (MPT & CAPM); financial statement analysis; introduction to valuation; accounting information quality & fraud.
Module 2 (Paris)
Derivatives & risk management; negotiation seminar; business & corporate strategy; cross-border consolidation accounting.
Module 3 (Paris)
Equity markets & asset management; behavioral finance; fixed income markets & financial engineering; financial policy.
Module 4 (Jouy-en-Josas)
Macroeconomic analysis & country risk assessment; anti-trust; international finance; valuation tools.
Module 5 (Paris)
Equity research; corporate restructuring; banking regulation; hedging.
The professional thesis gives you the opportunity to apply everything you have learned during the program by working on a challenging individual project.
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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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*Net price, HEC Paris is not subject to Value Added Tax. Prices, dates, faculty and program content are subject to change.
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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.
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