Why this programme?
In a global economy, business and finance are inextricably linked. As a result, business professionals today need to be able to understand, analyse and manage financial problems. Issues ranging from formulating attractive salary structures for employees and identifying new investment opportunities to raising capital and communicating with stakeholders all require both business and financial knowledge. In the Strategic Corporate Finance specialisation, you will explore core financial issues from a business perspective. Many of the courses within the specialisation are taught by lecturers who also work in the industry. In addition, you will receive training in financial research methods and will gain skills for your future career.
Finance is an analytical and logical topic, but it's also a highly interactive one. You should step into and out of groups with ease and be able to operate in a highly international and multicultural environment. At the same time, you should be highly self-motivated and able to put forth your perspective and analysis with confidence. Your interests should lie at the intersection of business and finance, and you should want to look at questions such as: 'How do companies manage finance to manage growth?'.