Finance Summer School

The BSE Finance Summer School delves into several key areas of finance, notably advanced corporate finance, and advanced portfolio management.

The school is tailored to meet graduate students and professionals' educational and professional development needs, especially those looking to delve deeper into advanced finance concepts or those needing a refresher on these topics.

Participants will acquire a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical implementation skills, enabling them to understand and apply advanced financial concepts in real-world scenarios.

These courses will equip you with a profound understanding of advanced portfolio management techniques, practical challenges in finance, the dynamics of capital structure, and comprehensive valuation methods.

Learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and Understanding: After completing this summer school, you'll possess an in-depth understanding of advanced portfolio management and corporate finance concepts.
  • Skills and Attributes: You'll be adept at formulating and solving portfolio choice problems, incorporating downside risk in portfolio decisions, understanding the dynamics of capital structures, and applying various firm valuation techniques.

In this course, you will learn through a balanced mixture of lectures and practical classes, with an emphasis on the real-world application of theoretical finance concepts.

By attending the BSE Finance Summer School, participants will benefit from an intensive learning environment that seamlessly integrates theory and practice, giving them a unique edge in the finance sector and the opportunity to engage with renowned instructors and peers from diverse professional backgrounds.

The program has been structured to ensure that students can participate in all offered courses within the Finance program. While "Advanced Portfolio Management" offers insights into the nuances of portfolio optimization and performance evaluation, "Advanced Corporate Finance and Valuation Methods" delves deeper into corporate finance dynamics and firm valuation. The combination ensures participants gain a well-rounded perspective on finance, from individual portfolio management to corporate financial decisions. Additionally, there's flexibility to combine these courses with other BSE Summer School programs, thus offering a broader curriculum, depending on schedules.

Course benefits:

  1. Comprehensive Financial Expertise
    Advanced training in corporate finance and portfolio management
  2. Theoretical Knowledge with Practical Implementation
    A blend of theory and hands-on finance application
  3. World-Class Instruction
    Instruction by renowned finance academics

Course list for 2024

Week of July 8 - 12, 2024

  • Advanced Portfolio Management
    Instructor: Javier Gil-Bazo (UPF and BSE)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance and Valuation Methods
    Instructor: Filippo Ippolito (UPF and BSE)

Program director

Filippo Ippolito

Filippo Ippolito

PhD, Saïd Business School (Oxford University)


See you in Summer 2025!

Courses for the 2025 edition of the BSE Summer Schools will be announced later this year. 

Apply to Summer School 2024

There is no fee to apply. Submit your application online in a few easy steps!

Apply to Summer School courses

10% Early-bird discount deadline: April 14, 2023

Last day to apply: June 1, 2023

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by course. You may be eligible for one or more available Summer School discounts. Our staff can provide a personalized quote for you.

Applications will open soon!

Very soon you'll be able to apply to the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Schools.

See you in Summer 2023!

Courses for the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Schools will be announced later this year. We look forward to meeting you here in Barcelona!

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