Advanced Topics in Financial Decisions and Corporate Policy

About the course

Short-term Professional Development Program Abroad

Program Theme

Transforming strategic financial decisions into shareholder value.


Post-graduate professionals with managerial experience. Attention: this course is exclusive to professionals who have postgraduate degrees.


The student will study concepts and advanced cases of financial management, to plan and implement actions in your organization, from a global perspective.

Advanced Topics in Financial Decisions and Corporate Policy

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Free inperson English course in California
  • Guidance and documents for obtaining the US Visa

  • Academic preparation and logistics for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Classes with PhDs professors from the university, with great executive experience; 
  • Two meetings with local executives within the activity grid and optional visit to the port of Los Angeles; 
  • Learn how to transform strategic financial decisions into shareholder value; 
  • Plan and implement actions for your organization with an international view of the topics presented.

Check the opinion of our former students

Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended University of La Verne

September - 2022

Geovano Ceratti

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July - 2022

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January - 2020

Pelayo Rabat

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July - 2016

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Advanced Topics in Financial Decisions & Corporate Policy

July - 2016

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Advanced Topics in Financial Decisions & Corporate Policy

January - 2016

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Advanced Topics in Financial Decisions and Corporate Policy


Capital Markets, Consumption, and Investment; Market Equilibrium: CAPM and APT; Option Pricing Theory and Evidence; Capital Budgeting: NPV, TIR, and Real Option Analysis. Company visits and Business Cases.

Performance Management and Incentive Design; Capital Structure and the Cost of Capital; Acquisitions, Divestitures, Restructuring, and Corporate Governance. Company visits and Business Cases.

The Term Structure of Interest Rate; Forward Contracts, and Futures; Volatility in Exchange Rates; International Financial Systems; Management of Foreign Exchange Risks; The Cost of Capital and Currency Risk.  Business Cases and Graduation Ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions

Courses are 3 weeks with classes from Monday to Wednesday full-time. The student will take the administration module in one period and, in the case of students from the United States and England, the English module in another. In Italy, the other period is dedicated to the preparation of the work to be presented at the end of the course. 
On Thursdays, students in the thematic courses have company visits or lectures with local executives. 
Please refer to the course page for specific details of course load, syllabus and extra activities. 

The students will visit companies active in the local market or receive representatives at the university for lectures according to the course's area of study. It is expected that students have a very proactive attitude, asking interesting questions to the representative of the organization.

It varies according to each home University or College. Some may accept the transcript of credits based on the course content, syllabus and class hours. However, the specific arrangement needs to be made directly with your home University. IBS Americas is happy to work with your Institution to provide any documentation required for a credit transfer process. Consult your secretary. 

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    La Verne - United States
  • Dates
    2 or 3 weeks (January, July or September)
  • Investment
    U$ 8,450 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Full-time classes and visits to companies
  • Workload
    80 class-hours (lectures, talks and company visits)
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 27 class-hours.
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management (ULV) and Business English (ELS)
  • Language
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