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The best alternatives to complement your training in corporate finance

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With the start of a new academic year approaching, it is common to start looking for training options. The world of corporate finance training is booming and so are the academic offers in this field.

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In the following post different alternatives (online courses, books, masters...) are collected and detailed in order to facilitate the reader's search.

MOOC IESE Corporate Finance

The IESE is one of the best business schools in the world and offers prestigious programmes in the following areas MBA and Executive Education (#1 FT 2015-2019). It also has a series of online courses (MOOCs).

Among its offer is the MOOC Corporate Finance Essentials. This course provides training in corporate finance to understand the main issues that companies and investors have to deal with, as well as their relationship with the capital markets. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand current financial news and to use the essential financial vocabulary of companies and finance professionals.


Javier Aguirreamalloa has a degree in industrial engineering by TecnunMBA from IESE and PhD in Economics from the University of Navarra. He teaches finance and SME management at IESE. Prior to teaching, he was a stock market analyst at several investment banks.

Pedro Larios Pérez holds a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a master's degree in financial markets from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. IEB. He was a research assistant in the finance department at IESE.

Both have written this handbook on corporate finance. The authors depart from the traditional approach of these books, written from an American point of view, with listed companies, financial markets much more efficient than they actually are, and, above all, with a view of the company as a mere investment instrument, in which shareholder returns must be maximised.

For these authors, a company is more than just a shareholder's investment. For this reason, this manual is structured in four blocks:

  • The first deals with the finance associated with day-to-day business operations, with a corresponding focus on working capital.
  • The second introduces long-term corporate finance, multi-year decision-making concepts and their application in the analysis of investment projects.
  • The third part is devoted to company valuation, with a general chapter and a chapter devoted to more specific, but rather general, situations.
  • The fourth block deals with financing decisions, with what criteria to think about it and what financing instruments are available to the company in the bank debt and debt and equity financial markets.


Modelandum is a Spanish company specialised in training and development of financial modelling skills. To know how to model is to have the ability to synthesise a transaction through a spreadsheet in a flexible way, which allows changes to be made and their impact to be seen, which is error-free and allows decisions to be made efficiently.

The courses are especially aimed at university students, professionals and entrepreneurs. From company valuation to business plan courses to M&A training, modelandum offers a wide range of online training options.

In addition, they have recently launched Modex, a new certification aimed at university students and junior professionals that assesses the ability to correctly develop a financial model.

IEB - Master in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

Founded in 1989, the IEB was the first study centre in Spain dedicated exclusively to training in Finance. Since then, more than 100,000 students and professionals have taken one of IEB's educational programmes.

The Master's Degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking is part of its offer. One of the most comprehensive master's degrees in the corporate finance sector, it covers in depth all the fields of investment banking: company valuation, capital markets, the project financethe mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the world of private equityThe main issues of the year are: financial restructuring and the valuation of real estate portfolios.

You know our section of HowTo with a lot of explanations and tips around M&A?