Corporate Finance

Master's Degree Programs

The Department of Economics and Finance and the Department of Business and Management are pleased to present the master’s degree program in Corporate Finance.

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.

Program Insights

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 culture throguh an Erasmus or Double Degree program.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.


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Study Plan

I year – 2020-2021

Cases in Business Law6
Corporate Governance6
Financial Statement Analysis8
Quantitative Methods for Finance8
Advanced Corporate Finance8
Asset Pricing8
International Financial Economics8
M&A and Investment Banking8

II year – 2021-2022

Business Valuation 8
Risk Management 6
2 Elective courses6+6


Internship (or project work)8
Laboratory of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability4
Mandatory language course4
Master's thesis18
Total credits120
Job Opportunities

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.

Double Degrees & other International Opportunities

DOUBLE DEGREES The Master’s program in Corporate Finance encourages students to experience a foreign culture through the following Double Degree programs in collaboration with LUISS partner institutions:

QTEM MASTERS NETWORK Students also have the opportunity to participate in the prestigious QTEM Masters Network, an exclusive program offered in partnership with 23 top universities and leading multinational organizations that aims to forge a relationship between academia and industry.EXCHANGE PROGRAMS In addition to Double Degree programs, LUISS University offers a broad selection of exchange opportunities with over 187 academic partnerships in 42 countries./

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