Are you interested in the link between finance and modern business? Are you curious about the specific financial issues facing start-ups as well as large multinationals? Do you want to know how financial decisions are made by corporate managers and what effect managerial behavior can have on a company, its performance, and finances? Then the specialization in Strategic Corporate Finance could be right for you. The specialization is part of the master's program in International Business and is for students interested in understanding the strategic corporate finance involved in international business.
The program covers essential finance topics such as corporate and entrepreneurial finance, governance, and risk management, examines the interaction between companies and financial markets, and introduces you to financial research methods. In today’s global economy, where finance and business are inextricably linked, studying strategic corporate finance will make you an asset to almost any organization.
work in multinational corporations, consultancy, financial institutions, regulatory bodies
Double-Degree options available
1-year, full-time master’s taught in English
starts in February & September
weekly: 8 hrs classes, 20 hrs group work, 10 hrs individual study
you’ll get an MSc in International Business
Why this program?
In a global economy, business and finance are inextricably linked. As a result, business professionals today need to be able to understand, analyze 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 specialization, you will explore core financial issues from a business perspective. Many of the courses within the specialization 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.
Amazing education opportunities
Premium honors program
Premium gives you that extra edge by offering real-world experience during your studies. As part of a team of students, you’ll build the experience and skills employers are looking for. Work on a real-world assignment for a company, NGO, or educational institution. Create a personal development plan. Participate in intensive individual coaching, masterclasses, and workshops.
Internships give you practical experience that enhances your studies and increases your employability. Many graduates often end up working at the organization where they intern. SBE encourages master’s students to do an extracurricular, 8-26 week internship. The SBE Internship Office has an extensive database of internship opportunities and is on hand for guidance and counseling.
Combine thesis & internship
Rather than face a trade-off between finishing their studies and doing an internship, SBE students have the option of combining the two. During the Thesis-Internship Programme (TIP), your thesis will be written on a topic relevant to a company or organization during a part-time internship. This gives your thesis focus and applicability and gives you practical work experience.
Courses & curriculum 2022 - 2023
Strategic Corporate Finance gives you a solid grounding in the financial processes that take place in today’s multinational corporations. The specialization covers essential topics such as entrepreneurial and corporate finance, governance, and risk management, examines the interaction between companies and financial markets, and teaches you the latest financial research methods. You’ll be able to analyze and solve a wide range of financial problems in a strategic business context, use analytical and quantitative tools to support decision-making processes, and function as a financial and strategic sparring partner at all levels of an organization.
EBC4052 Corporate Governance and Financial Stakeholders
EBC4263 Data Analytics
EBS4012 Writing a Master’s Thesis Proposal IB Finance
EBC4181 Entrepreneurial Finance
EBC4053 Behavioural Finance
Master's Thesis or Thesis Internship Programme
Rankings & recognition
84% of students recommend this program
Triple Crown accreditation - School of Business and Economics
UM is the sixth-best Young University in the world
Financial Times lauded SBE in best practice examples of sustainability, ethics, and social purpose in teaching and education methods
Financial Times MIM 2021
MSc International Business ranked #37 Masters in Management
It’s been said that if you want to get to the root of any issue, follow the money. With the skills to tackle a wide range of financial problems from a strategic business perspective, the Finance specialization will place you in high demand internationally in a range of sectors after graduation. Your ability to understand financial processes and decision-making while maintaining a strategic overview will make you an important asset at the senior level of any organization, including multinational corporations, consultancy firms, financial institutions, and regulatory bodies.
"Studying Corporate Finance at the SBE on one hand enabled me to acquire important hard skills for my later career. On the other hand, and even more importantly, the studies facilitated my personal development and provided soft skills, which are crucial in today's constantly changing work environment."
Name: Anna Schleifer
Company: William Blair International
Position: Investment Banking Analyst