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Advanced Corporate Finance

Program Overview

In today’s global economy, identifying and responding to fast-moving financial developments requires an objective framework to analyze and evaluate the opportunities and risks. C-suite and senior-level finance executives need a firm grounding in issues like capital structure, real options, risk management, and financial technologies to remain competitively relevant.

Advanced Corporate Finance offers a deep dive into the more complex areas of corporate finance required for senior finance executives to make truly informed decisions and mitigate financial risk, including a macroeconomic view of today’s global economy. Led by Wharton’s renowned Finance faculty, this program will bring finance executives up to date on a number of issues such as fintech and financial regulations, which are currently changing and disrupting the landscape of corporate finance. Senior-level finance executives who must be in front of such disruption will benefit from this program.

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Advanced Corporate Finance Highlights & Benefits

  • Acquire a framework to determine the decision tree models that are involved with real options
  • Consider how your financial institution or firm can effectively manage risk in today’s uncertain economy
  • Determine whether it is more efficient to take on debt, offer equity, or do a combination of both when making capital structure decisions
  • Examine how valuation models change when making international financial decisions
  • Gain insight into the direction of the global economy, and how rising interest rates and regulatory changes will impact your corporate financial decisions

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Advanced Corporate Finance - Program-Overview - Itay Goldstein

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“We’ll guide executive participants through sophisticated analytical tools and other models, including approaches to optimize their capital structure and option tools to help them make the best decisions.”

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Experience & Impact

Advanced Corporate Finance makes use of Wharton’s world-class academic and theoretical finance research expertise, along with rigorous quantitative analysis and real-world application. This program employs a variety of instructional modalities that enhance the learning experience, including in-class discussions, case work, small group breakout sessions, and role playing.

Wharton finance faculty — globally recognized for their research — are responsible for designing and conducting this program, while the participants come from top-ranked international companies. Together, you will explore new and key finance concepts, and expand your global outlook while enhancing your knowledge and performance.

In Advanced Corporate Finance, you will address issues like the capital structure question: Raise funds through debt, equity, or a combination of both? You will also explore real-time concerns like managing cross-border risks in today’s global economy; how to use real options to expand, change, or curtail projects based on changing economic, technological, and market conditions; and valuing and assessing the financial and risk implications of strategic decisions.

Harnessing these insights can give your organization a competitive advantage in a marketplace where companies are seeking new ways to procure capital, engage in mergers and acquisitions, and increasingly make high-value cross-border decisions.

Session topics include:

  • Capital Structure: Debt vs. Equity; Capital Markets
  • Real Options: Decision Tree Models
  • Global Trends: Macroeconomics, Regulation, and Financial Technology
  • International Corporate Finance: Valuation and Risk

Who Should Attend

Advanced Corporate Finance is a fast-paced, comprehensive program designed for senior leaders in banking as well as executives in other industries who have strategic financial oversight of their company/division and wish to strengthen or broaden their understanding of corporate finance.

Potential participants can come from various industries (including the banking and financial services industries) and should have a finance-related job or be in a finance track. Job titles or roles include:

  • CEO, CFO, President
  • Controller, Treasurer
  • Vice President, Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.

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Itay Goldstein, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Academic Director

Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor; Professor of Finance; Coordinator of PhD Program, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate finance, financial fragility and crises, financial markets

Peter Conti-Brown, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Central banking, financial history, financial regulation, fiscal crises, political history, public finance, the Federal Reserve

Joao Gomes, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Macroeconomics and financial markets, quantitative corporate finance, corporate investment and financing

Karen Lewis, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Joseph and Ida Sondheimer Professor in International Economics and Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests: asset pricing, international finance, macro finance

David K. Musto, PhD   See Faculty Bio

Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance; Chair, Finance Department, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Capital markets, consumer credit, financial intermediation

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