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Investment Banking and International Finance

Summer Program

We look forward to sharing with students our experience and expertise on valuation, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and leveraged buyouts (LBOs), in this intensive program on Investment Banking and International Corporate Finance.

Patrick Legland

Academic Director


  • Session 2: June 22 - July 3, 2020.
  • Session 3: July 6 - 17, 2020.


  • Created and taught by leading HEC Paris Professors
  • Courses based on real-life and recent case studies
  • Accessible to non-Finance students (e.g. engineering and other backgrounds)
  • Leading guest speakers during case-study discussions
  • HEC Paris expertise in Finance: award-winning programs, number 1 pre-experience Global Master in Finance worldwide in 2018 (Financial Times) 


The globalized economy creates increasing demand for professionals with well-established international corporate finance expertise. Combining fundamental learning and real-life practice, the course prepares students to undertake careers in investment banking, or corporate finance areas. Through both ready-to-use tools and practical knowledge, participants will be able to implement finance strategies and make appropriate decisions. The intensive summer program addresses the following topics:

  • Financial analysis
  • Valuation
  • Start-up Valuation and Fund raising
  • Debt and Hybrid financing
  • Development Financing
  • Window Dressing
  • M&A and Brand Valuation.

Students will benefit from the experience of leading guest speakers who may include CEOs, Chief Financial Officers and Investment Bankers.


Upon successful completion of the summer program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply Investment Banking tools successfully
  • Recognize key accounting principles and links among the 3 main financial statements
  • Analyze a company’s financial performance
  • Understand company decisions on capital structure
  • Ascertain how company stakeholders work together despite diverging interests
  • Identify the ways companies raise funds (debt and equity) as well as the associated costs
  • Comprehend the methods CFOs/CEOs and Investment Bankers use to value companies
  • Identify key drivers of M&A transactions
  • Analyze an M&A transaction
  • Understand the purpose of leveraged buyouts (LBOs), their structure and means of success.


Participant evaluation is based on project-work prepared in groups. Several groups will be invited to present their work to the whole class. Individual student participation throughout the program can lead to a grading bonus. Participants will also be graded on a final exam.

Students who successfully complete the program will earn 7 ECTS credits.*  

(*) All students are encouraged to consult their home institution to validate credit transfer.