Graduate Programs

Master’s in Corporate Finance

Curriculum

 

The Master in Corporate Finance aims to deepen and expand students’ knowledge and provide skills and techniques in areas such as Quantitative Finance, Corporate Finance, International Finance and Administration and Risk Management.
The curriculum lasts four semesters and covers different aspects and competencies in each of the specific areas.

A. Areas of Study

I. Quantitative Studies
II. Corporate Finance
III. International Finance
IV. Risk Management and Administration

 

I. Quantitative Studies (10 credits)

 

 

 

Finance
Money and Capital Markets
Financial Engineering
Econometrics

 

II. Corporate Finance (18 credits)

 

 

 

Working Capital Management
Credit Analysis and Financial Planning
Fiscal Policies
Corporate Finance I
Investment Banking I
Corporate Finance II
Investment Banking II

 

III. International Finance (6 credits)

 

 

 

Economics Analysis
International Finance

 

IV. Risk Management and Administration (5 credits)

 

 

 

Risk Management I
Risk Management II
 

 


B. ELECTIVES (6 credits)    

  • Leadership, Ethics and Negotiation
  • Futures and Options
  • International Risk Certification
  • Administration and Project Evaluation
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Bloomberg I
  • Bloomberg II
  • Entrepreneurship


C. FINAL THESIS

Academic credits: 53

Duration: 2 years

 

  1st year   Total credits: 27     2nd year   Total credits: 26
 
  Semester   N.o of credits     Semester   N.o of credits
  I   14     I   13
  II   13     II   13

Distribution of credits by area:

  Area   Credits % of total
 
  Quantitative Studies   10 18,87%
  Corporate Finance   18 33,96%
  International Finance   6 11,32%
  Risk Management   5 9,43%
  Research Seminar   8 15,09%
  Electives   6 11,32%
  Total credits   53 100,00%

Curriculum with number of credits and distribution of attendance required classes, independent work and guided learning:

   Prerequisite courses: Subject to admission exam results
 
  Mathematical Finance 27 Fernando Arango MBA
  Excel for Finance 18 Werner Zitzman M.Ed. & Research
  Statistics 27 Javier Cadena MBA
  Management Accounting 27 Mauricio Rojas MBA

 

  1st year:
  1st semester
 
          Hours class   Credits   Hrs Individ.   Hrs Guided
 
 


Inv.
  Courses   186    14   468   66
 
  AC   Finance   30   2   80   10
  AC   Money and Capital Markets   39   3   103   14
  FC   Management and Working Capital   27   2   71   10
  FC   Financial Planning and Credit Analysis   36   3   94   14
  FI   Economic Environment Analysis   36   3   94   14
  I   Research Seminar I   18   1   26   4
   
  2nd semester
 
          Hours Class   Credits   Hrs Individ.   Hrs Guided
 
 


Inv.
  Courses   180    13   454   62
 
  AC   Financial Engineering   27   2   71   10
  AC   Financial Econometrics   36   3   94   14
  FC   Fiscal Policies   27   2   71   10
  FC   Corporate Finance I   45   3   121   14
  FC   Investment Banking I   27   2   71   10
  I   Research Seminar II   18   1   26   4
 
  2nd year:
  3rd semester
 
          Hours Class   Credits   Hrs Individ.   Hrs Guided
 
 


Inv.
  Courses   242    13   406   62
 
  GAR   Risk Management I/td>   27   2   71   10
  FC   Corporate Finance II   36   3   94   14
  FC   Investment Banking II   36   3   94   14
  I   Research Seminar   27   1   54   5
  S   Elective 1   36   3   94   14
  I   Thesis   80   1       5
 
  4th semester
 
          Hours Class   Credits   Hrs Individ.   Hrs Guided
 
 


Inv.
  Courses   180    13   454   62
 
  FI   International Finance   36   3   94   14
  GAR   Risk Management II   36   3   94   14
  S   Elective 2   36   3   94   14
  I   Thesis   160   4        
 
      Total   876    53   1,609    234 

The electives offered are:

  Core Inv.   Electives   Hours   Credits
 
  FC   Administration and Project Assessment   36   3
  FC   Futures and Options   36   3
  FC   Portfolio Assessment   36   3
  GAR   International Risk Certification   36   3
  FC   Leadership, Ethics and Negotiation   27   2
  FC   Bloomberg I   27   2
  FC   Bloomberg II   21   2
  G   Entrepreneurship   24   2
  FC   Distressed Value Investment. Derivative Securities   30   3