Spain, Barcelona


when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1250

The Barcelona Finance Summer School offers a review of the current state of knowledge in the main areas of corporate finance, asset pricing and portfolio management.

The morning lectures are taught by academics, whose work is at the frontier of research in each of the respective fields. The lectures will cover an extensive range of conceptual issues in the various fields covered by the Summer School.

The afternoon (optional) practical classes offer participants the opportunity to implement the concepts covered in the lectures. In these classes, the participants will be exposed to the use of Matlab and Stata, and to the solution of business case studies using Excel.

Course leader

It is directed by Filippo Ippolito ( UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Target group

Who will benefit from this program?
The courses are designed for a mix audience of masters and graduate students, and professionals who want to refresh and expand their knowledge in the various areas of finance.

The schedule is designed to allow students to participate in all courses in the Finance program.

Courses can also be taken individually or in combination with courses in other BGSE Summer School programs, schedule permitting.

Course aim

The objective of the school is to bring participants up to date on the most important issues in finance. Participants will gain a good understanding of the key concepts in corporate finance, asset pricing and portfolio management. Each of the courses combines a mixture of lectures and practical classes.

Four courses will be offered in the Finance Summer School:

Week 1 (June 25-29, 2018)

Instructor: Javier Gil-Bazo

Advanced Portfolio Management
Instructor: Francesco Sangiorgi

Week 2 (July 2-6, 2018)

Empirical Corporate Finance
Instructor: Stefano Rossi

Corporate Finance
Instructor: Filippo Ippolito

Credits info

At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see how these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 1250: Regular Fee
EUR 700: Reduced Fee


Reduced Fee applies to PhD/Masters students, including Barcelona GSE students.
Multiple course selection, alumni, groups and partner discounts are available.
EARLY BIRD discount if confirming by March 5, 2018

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