Education for the higher educated

Executive in Corporate Finance

Vlerick Business School

  • Description
  • Overview

Become an expert in corporate finance

Individuals with a financial talent are greatly valued in economic and financial circles. Not surprising, since the profession is becoming more and more complex and dynamic. By following this programme you will become a financial expert with a strong academic background, capable of analysing and solving complex financial issues.


For whom?

This programme is targeted to business and finance professionals who seek to deepen their knowledge of Corporate Finance.


The core modules are:

Module 1: Corporate Finance Decisions (3 days)

Module 2: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (3 days)

Module 3: Accounting for Financial Decision Making (3 days)

Module 4: Capital Budgeting & Company Valuation (3 days)

Recommended paths

Corporate Finance Path

  • Structuring & Financing M&A Deals (3 days)
    Mergers and acquisitions have become a part of today's increasingly competitive and global economic environment, and they can be important strategic tools for creating value. You will learn all the steps involved in the M&A process - and you'll develop an understanding of the factors that can make or break a deal. You'll become familiar with techniques for selecting appropriate prospects and structuring the best deal.
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity (2 days)
    Step by step, we'll demystify venture capital and private equity. You'll be tackling important questions including how a VC/PE company is structured - and how a deal with them is constructed. You'll learn how this allows them to mitigate the high level of risk - and you'll also become familiar with term sheets and what's included in them.
  • International Corporate Finance (2 days)
    Make the right financial decisions in an international context Capital budgeting decisions should take the international context into account - and this elective will show you how. You'll learn about the impact of exchange rate risk and the complexities of raising international finance.

Mergers & Acquisitions Path

  • Structuring & Financing M&A Deals (3 days)
    Mergers and acquisitions have become a part of today's increasingly competitive and global economic environment, and they can be important strategic tools for creating value. You will learn all the steps involved in the M&A process - and you'll develop an understanding of the factors that can make or break a deal. You'll become familiar with techniques for selecting appropriate prospects and structuring the best deal.
  • Making Acquisitions Work (3 days)
    This programme will allow you to master the acquisition process from strategy to integration. It will equip you with the perspective and frameworks that allow you to prioritize the many decisions involved. You will be learning from and sparring with world class faculty who combine a career of pragmatic research and wisdom from practice. The programme will use a mixture of cases, discussion and application to your own acquisition challenges.
  • Negotiation Essentials (3 days)
    This programme goes well beyond traditional negotiation training programmes. Don't just explore the process and tactics at the negotiating table but develop the skills you need to lead negotiations with multiple parties and close optimum deals. Sharpen your negotiation skills and, moreover, learn to secure win-win results for all parties

Pick & Choose path

The recommended paths don't fully address your needs? Then simply build your own path by selecting the 2 or 3 electives most suited to yours & your company's needs. You can choose these electives from all short-focused programmes with a minimum of 7 and up to a total maximum of 9 days. Our programme finder will give you a good overview of the broad range of possibilities. Or you can just contact us for further advice.


In-company project

With this Executive Master Class, you'll have an impact in your organisation! Not only are our classes filled with practical examples, case studies and guest speakers. Through an in-company project, you'll be able to work on your own challenges, relevant to your business.
In order to meet the Excecutive Master Class certification requirements, you should successfully execute an in-company project, which allows you to translate your knowledge into business practice. Throughout this in-company project, you'll apply the knowledge and experience acquired during the programme in your own business. This project is carried out under the supervision of a faculty adviser and an internal company adviser. The scope of the project is defined in consultation with the company and the Vlerick adviser. The outcome of the project is a practical and relevant management report that will help you realise the impact of the Executive Master Class in your business.

Level University
Form Part-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 21 months
Locations Brussel, België, Leuven, België, Gent, België
Times By day, Weekend
Type Executive Master
Costs (indication) More than € 4,550
Class location type At the institute
Titles No title
Learning method Classroom teaching, Masterclass
Required language skills English
Start month October
Country Belgium
Completion Diploma