Is your ambition to have a future career working with both finance and strategic decision-making? Do you hold an undergraduate degree in business with a major in finance including financial accounting? Are you motivated, appreciate a tough workload including weekly assignments in calculation, statistics and analysing quantitative data?
Who is this programme for?
The target audience of the programme consists of students who are aiming for a career in corporate management, in financial advisory, or in controlling, treasury, or other financial management functions. Whether working in financial management or financial advisory, senior management or management consulting, understanding how to analyse corporate performance, firm value, and credit worthiness and the impact of strategic decisions and corporate restructurings on these are valuable. Equally valuable is knowledge of how to finance and manage the risk of ventures, be they start-ups or incumbent firms, and of how to design control and incentive systems.
What does this programme offer?
Corporate finance is a place where business strategy, process and information combine. The programme provides techniques and models to assist in financial and strategic decision-making and the insight to determine whether these decisions make sense in a strategic competitive context. Corporate executives are often confronted with issues that have important financial consequences for their enterprises. Similarly, finance executives often make decisions with important strategic consequences. The importance of being well-versed in finance and management is particularly apparent in corporate advisory positions, such as in management consulting or investment banking.
The programme prepares you for a professional career in corporate management, financial management, management consulting, financial analysis and/or investment banking or in corporate finance functions in non-financial firms, as well as for doctoral studies in business administration. Graduates have found work at companies including Maersk, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, Orkla, and Royal Bank of Scotland.