Create Value Through Continuous Improvement! 

Welcome to the Kozminski University’s Management Program in Corporate Finance!

 

Postgraduate Management Program in Corporate Finance is designed for a new generation of leaders, who face challenges of the diverse business environment while performing their everyday corporate duties. It equips the aspiring team of management professionals with an essential toolkit, allowing to achieve their targets better, faster, and more efficiently.

 

 

 

It aims at discussing the most acute problems of corporate finance encountered by managers, giving a fresh insight into the operational and tactical decision making, training the most relevant techniques of data processing and presentation, honing leadership skills and providing a holistic picture of the business development opportunities, without sacrificing the rigor of academic education. We sincerely hope that the program will cater to the needs and expectations of our audience and will allow the program’s participants to create value for their firms through continuous improvement.

Dr hab. Paweł Mielcarz, Prof. KU, Founder of the Program

If you have any questions, please contact prof. Pawel Mielcarz, the Coordinator of the Program

Tel. +48501 357 169, email: pmielcarz@kozminski.edu.pl

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

Management Program in Corporate Finance is an intensive one-year postgraduate program offered by Kozminski Executive Business School. It emerged to meet the growing demand for prime educational services on the part of middle and senior management working in different industries and for various business units, who were becoming increasingly more exposed to the business issues pertaining to the domain of corporate finance. Over a few years, the program evolved into an integrated solution delivering the essential knowledge in corporate finance in a nutshell. 192 hours of coursework suffice to progress from fundamentals to the advanced problems and complex case studies inquiring into virtually every area of corporate decision making. The program in primarily addressed to those, whose everyday chores are not directly related to quantitative financial analysis and transaction-related quantitative research, but whose decision making activities and managerial responsibilities require a solid background in corporate finance (please see the participants’ profile for further details).

PARTICIPANTS’ PROFILE 

The program participants represent diverse business and educational backgrounds. Most of them have a considerable professional experience (7.5 years on average). The majority occupy middle- and senior-management positions in a broad array of industries (the participants represent 11 SIC general industries). General management (i.e., division/department/team leads in sales, operations, production, marketing etc.)  is by far the most common role performed by program participants. Non-financial roles (e.g., legal, IT, marketing etc.) are also broadly represented.

 

Primarily, the Program is designed for management professionals whose everyday business duties are not connected to advanced financial analysis or investment decision making (front office), but whose role requires a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of corporate finance as well as a mastery of the most frequently utilized financial decision making tools.

The aim of the participants should be to deepen their knowledge of the general context of corporate finance, make acquaintance with the new financial problematic of the corporate world, train the most frequently used techniques of data analysis and presentation. In general, the program will benefit everyone dealing with operational and tactical decision making on everyday basis. It will provide tools to enhance the decision making process through detailed analysis and application of the best practices.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE 

The Program Curriculum is divided into 4 thematically related blocks. Each block consists of 2-4 modules.

Study of a block ends with an exam covering the material taught within respective modules. Additionally, active participation in class activities is encouraged. All courses are supplemented with the material for participants’ self-study, representing mostly additional cases and practical exercises, which extend the topics covered during workshops.

HANDS-ON LEARNING AND CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY 

Most of the study sessions take place in a computer lab.

The participants get to acquire and hone their skills in building and calibrating financial models for diverse business purposes. Budgeting, investment project appraisal, costing, pricing, valuation etc. – all the major financial processes and decisions are inherently computationally intensive. Learning by doing is therefore, undoubtedly, the best suited approach to tackling them.

The coursework is predominantly reliant on case studies. The participants get to put themselves in the shoes of a decision maker facing a specific business issue requiring the application of the toolkit of corporate finance. The financial modeling intermediated and facilitated by the course instructors brings the substance to the case, while the participants are expected to supplement the quantitative information with their professional perspective and individual viewpoints. The trainers bring in the insights from their professional consultancy practice as well as their vast experience in executive education.

"Despite delving quite deeply into theory of corporate finance, the program is practically oriented and will help the participants to improve their operational performance. The upcoming career move may hinge upon particular skills: sometimes, it requires a rigorous training in quantitative techniques, and sometimes, a thorough understanding of the environment in which the company struggles to succeed. The program is designed to offer a tailored toolkit and competence to those who are determined to acquire a competitive advantage on the job market. To make the program even more fruitful in terms of learning outcomes, we added concise modules on wealth/portfolio management and controlling, which in addition to being highly relevant in corporate environment, may turn out to be very useful for the participants’ personal financial planning."

- Dr Paweł Wnuczak, PhD, Program Trainer

ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAM  

  • The program offers a unique combination of the cutting-edge theory with the hands-on experience.
  • The Program starts with fundamentals of corporate finance and gradually proceeds towards more complicated topics, allowing to cater for the requirements of a diverse audience representing different backgrounds and business profiles
  • The decision making tools are highly relevant for everyday practice and are tailored to the needs of the target audience.
  • The primary focus of the program is providing extensive knowledge in corporate finance, which encompasses such highly specialized topics as value-based management, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise risk management etc.
  • The program presents a toolkit of investment and wealth management which may be useful both at the working place and for personal financial planning.

Program is designed to meet the needs of management professionals having some experience, but aspiring to move higher and faster. Despite delving quite deeply into theory of corporate finance, the program is practically oriented and will help the participants to improve their operational performance. The upcoming career move may hinge upon particular skills: sometimes, it requires a rigorous training in quantitative techniques, and sometimes, a thorough understanding of the environment in which the company struggles to succeed.

The program is designed to offer a tailored toolkit and competence to those who are determined to acquire a competitive advantage on the job market. To make the program even more fruitful in terms of learning outcomes, we added concise modules in financial instruments and taxation, which in addition to being highly relevant in corporate environment, may turn out to be very useful for your personal financial planning.

 

"Primarily the Program is designed to meet the needs of management professionals having some experience, but aspiring to move higher and faster. The aim of the participants should be to deepen their knowledge of the general context of corporate finance, make acquaintance with the new financial problematic of the corporate world, train the most frequently used techniques of data analysis and presentation. In general, the program will benefit everyone dealing with operational and tactical decision making on everyday basis. It will provide tools to enhance the decision making process through detailed analysis and application of the best practices".

- Dr Franjo Mlinarič, PhD, Program Trainer

 

 

LECTURERS  

Classes are conducted by high-profile industry professionals, who successfully merge advanced theoretical knowledge with its application. Among them:

  • prof. Paweł Mielcarz
  • dr hab. Tomasz Słoński
  • dr hab. Tomasz Wnuk –Pel
  • dr Paweł Wnuczak
  • dr Piotr Sieradzan, CFA
  • dr Dmytro Osiichuk
  • dr Franjo Mlinarič

Through immersive and comprehensive case studies and practical workshops, they create an authentic learning environment, which inspires participants, and challenges conventional knowledge. KU professors publish prolifically in highly ranked international journals, guest lecture abroad, and share their expertise by providing trainings to market practitioners.

TERMS OF COMPLETION  

The Program Curriculum is divided into 4 thematically related blocks:
1) Essentials;
2) Corporate Finance and Controlling;
3) Strategic Decision
4) Financial Markets.

Each block consists of 2-4 modules. Study of a block ends with an exam covering the material taught within respective modules. Additionally, active participation in class activities is encouraged. All courses are supplemented with the material for participants’ self-study, representing mostly additional cases and practical exercises, which extend the topics covered during workshops.


Kontakt:
Małgorzata Cybulska