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The International Corporate Master in Finance and Financial Risk is a high-end program designed to develop your skills in the creation and implementation of value-generating strategies. It will enable you to master sophisticated tools to analyze the risk factors in a global business scenario.


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INTERNATIONAL TRIP

Two weeks on the campus of IE Business School, Madrid.

POSITION IN RANKINGS

#3 in Latin America, Eduniversal 2016-2017

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AIMED AT

Professionals in the financial or administrative areas with more than 3 years of work experience, looking to give a global perspective to their financial knowledge

OBJECTIVES

  • Develop skills to master and appropriately apply concepts and processes in finance
  • Encourage understanding scenarios of systemic risk and operational risk to enhance financial management
  • Promote advanced concepts of risk and return, and the skills that reduce the former and encourage the others

PROFESSORS AND METHOD

The structure of this program emphasizes critical aspects such as finance, organizational culture, innovation, teamwork, productivity and ethics, to compete successfully in the changing world of business. Classes are taught by expert professors from CENTRUM Católica and IE Business School, and are based on case studies that give a practical view of the challenges of senior management.

FINANCING

Investment: S/.65,000

Entrance exam: S/.330 (includes English exam)

Direct with CENTRUM Católica and interest-free (following evaluation).

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LOCATION

Campus of CENTRUM Católica.


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These are the advantages of taking the International Corporate Master in Finance and Financial Risk:

  • You will receive a simultaneous master’s degree in the name of the nation and an international certification: 
    • Master’s in Corporate Finance and Financial Risk from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
    • Master of Science in Finance from IE Business School.
  • You will have the backing of a top school in Latin America and the only one in Peru with the academic Triple Crown.
  • You will take a two-week trip to Spain.
  • You will be guided by teachers of high academic level, proven experience in business and magnificent personal qualities.
  • You will receive strong academic and practical training, which will improve your knowledge of financial management.
  • You can expand your network of contacts and expand your opportunities for growth, as part of the community of students from CENTRUM Católica.
  • You will have the chance to be invited to Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary society of students, graduates and world’s most important professors.
  • You can publish your thesis, should it be outstanding, as a case study, article or book.
  • You will be given access to job offers and fairs with CENTRUM Placements.
  • You will receive advice on employability by LHH-DBM Peru.

The International Corporate Master in Finance and Financial Risk includes the areas of Finance, Strategy and Leadership in its curriculum, and courses develop in four modules. To pass the program, you must successfully complete these courses, in addition to defend and pass a thesis.

CENTRUM Católica may make changes in the curricula, or sequence of courses or teachers, according to its policy of continuous improvement. Failure to comply with the required quorum CENTRUM Católica reserves the right to postpone the start of courses and programs.




  • TERM I

    • Financial Mathematics

      The course deals with the study of mathematical and financial instrument that is the basis for the decision-making process relating to financing activities, investment and business value. The fundamentals of financial mathematics; the concept of interest, discount and interest rates; interest rates used in the financial system; the concept of equivalence, future value and present value of simple movements and uniforms series; and scheduling of debt are studied.

    • Analysis of Financial Statements

      The course deals with the financial statements: balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, statement of changes in equity, cash flow statement, transaction analysis, horizontal and vertical analysis, ratios, cycles, capital accounts and management information systems.

    • Financial Econometrics I

      This course aims that the student has the skills to apply basic statistical techniques such as basic preparation for the use of advanced econometric techniques. The course covers the following topics: descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables, distribution of discrete and continuous probability, sampling methods, central limit theorem, estimating confidence intervals, exploratory data analysis, hypothesis testing, correlation and statistical techniques of multivariate analysis (multiple linear regression, logistic regression, discriminant analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, variance analysis and structural equation modeling). The course also includes the development of practical cases.

    • Applied Macroeconomics I

      The course deals with the measurement of the level of economic activity (GDP, GNP, NNP), nominal variables and real variables, flows and stocks and the role of expectations. Also considers subjects such as aggregate supply and demand: the classical approach and the Keynesian approach, the Keynesian multiplier, monetary and fiscal policies and their impact on the company, the IS-LM model, and the analysis of the current situation and its impacts in the company.

    • Thesis Seminar I – MCI

      The course will provide an introduction to the APA standards for use in the preparation of academic literature in CENTRUM Católica such as theses, essays and scientific papers. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association "describes requirements for the preparation and proposal of manuscripts for publication" (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010, p. 6). As a document established by the American Psychological Association, the APA Manual is presented as an academic tool that guides and illustrates the style to be followed in the presentation of academic manuscripts. The topics deal with: (a) the types of articles, (b) the role of ethics in publications, (c) the structure of the manuscript, (d) writing style, (e) the use of tables and graphs, and (f) source citations and references.

  • TERM II

    • Financial Econometrics II

      This course aims that the student knows and applies econometric techniques to improve national and international financial decisions. The course covers the following topics: application of the least squares method to the valuation of financial assets and the APT (Arbitrage Pricing Theory), ARMA models, GARCH models, VAR models and VEC models. It also includes the development of practical cases.

    • Corporate Finance

      The course deals with the relationship between short-term capital and long-term capital, cost of capital, capital structure, CAPM model, estimating betas and rates of market risk, the economic situation and financial decision making in different contexts , operating leverage and financial leverage, decisions to increase or reduce capital and the processes of value creation in the company.

    • Cash Management

      This course aims at the students’ development of skills for the management of the treasury from the business point of view.
      The course covers the following topics: cash management, bank management, management of accounts receivable, management of accounts payable, new trends related to the management of liquidity at the national and international level, and alternative financing and investment in the short term. It also it includes the development of practical cases.

    • Operational, Credit and Systemic Risk Management

      The course aims that the student has the skills needed to improve the management of operational, credit and systemic risks in organizations in various sectors, taking into account international standards and their impact on organizations. The course covers the following topics: historical development of financial risk management, measurement of financial risks, risk management in alternative investments, credit risk management, management of derivatives, management of global financial risk, risk management of pensions, systemic risk management and management of non-financial risks. The course also includes the development of practical cases.

    • Research Methodology

      The course develops in students the ability to conduct research using the scientific method in subjects related to the business environment. Students must demonstrate increased knowledge in their field of research, developing skills in the review of literature, research design and the analysis of results.

    • Financial Derivatives I(IE)

      The course deals with futures and options traded in regulated financial markets, valuation of derivative instruments, positions in the purchase and sale of options, premiums of European options, interest rate and foreign exchange options. It also considers contract futures and hedging with futures.

  • TERM III

    • Financial Derivatives II(IE)

      The course deals with futures and options traded in financial institutions, and swaps, forwards, FRAs, IRS, and exchange rate and interest rate hedging. It also addresses issues of hedging strategies, and the cost and valuation of OTC transactions.

    • Valuations, Mergers and Acquisitions(IE)

      The course deals with the maximization of returns, return on the operation, analysis of exogenous factors of value, and critical factors to evaluate in the processes of merger, acquisition or sale. It is about the strategy of processes, valuation, evaluation of synergies among companies, valuation of implications in the sale of shares or assets and structuring of transactions.

    • Financial Engineering and Capital Markets

      The course analyzes the main operations and instruments of this market under considerations of coverage and speculation. Students will know the instruments, the major characteristics and determinants of value of the financial products most commonly used in four major markets: foreign exchange (Forex) market for financial derivatives, capital markets in its variable (shares) and fixed (bonds) versions and the money market.

  • TERM IV

    • Thesis Seminar II

    • Portfolio Management and Investment Alternatives

      This course aims to provide the student with the skills to structure portfolios and alternative investments. The course covers the following topics: basic concepts of risk management and portfolio management; optimal risky portfolio; equilibrium models; distribution of risk between risky assets and non-risky assets; market efficiency; evaluation of fund managers; bond yields and prices; yield curves; bond portfolio management; and structuring of global portfolios using transfer exchange funds of fixed income, variable income and commodities. It also includes the development of practical cases.

    • International Financial Standards and Ethics

      This course aims to improve the students’ ethical knowledge associated with the development of international financial markets as well as the principles and good practice standards achieved in international agreements. The course covers the following topics: historical development of financial and business ethics, theories and regulatory frameworks associated with national and international financial and business ethics, ethics associated with organizational behavior, financial system regulation standards proposed by Basel I , Basel II, Basel III, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). It also includes discussion of cases on this subject.

    • International Finance

      The course aims to help students understand how multinational corporations and foreign investors interact and make economic and business decisions in the markets under the current dynamics of the global economy and international financial markets. This means understanding how they work, to better manage the financial administration of the assets and liabilities of those companies and investors.

    • Thesis

      To graduate from the program, it is required to develop, defend in a public act and approve the thesis project. The development of the master's thesis has the following objectives: (a) provide students with the opportunity to engage in a research project and independent thinking; (b) explore an area of knowledge in depth; (c) apply knowledge gained from the various disciplines studied during the master's program; (d) apply models, concepts, ideas, and management methods to the fields of interest of the candidates themselves; (e) put analytical and critical thinking into practice; (f) show students different research approaches, methods of analysis, information management, and ethical methodological practices; (g) learn to draw conclusions and meaningful recommendations on the subject under analysis; (h) strengthen the capacity of students to communicate ideas and information in a rigorous and consistent manner; and (i) involve students in the type of writing and use of language that is required for academic and professional publications.

About IE Business School

IE Business School is recognized as the best business school in Spain and fifth in Europe by the Financial Times. It is also considered among the best schools in the world in international rankings like those published by BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Economist and Aspen Institute, for the quality of its programs.

International trip

You will take a two-week trip to the campus of IE Business School (Madrid)

Conditions of the international trip

  • The cost of the program includes classes, business visits, lodging, food and transportation during eight days of classes in Madrid (not including weekends).
  • It does not include the cost of airfare or lodging during the weekend stay in Madrid.
  • It does not include the visa arrangements, issuance or renewal of a passport or health insurance.

Ask all the information you need; we take care to ensure you attain academic and professional success.

Ana María Sanguineti
Telephone: (511) 626-7101
E-mail: asangui@pucp.edu.pe

Giovanna Foullman
Telephone: (511) 626-7105
E-mail: gfoullman@pucp.edu.pe

Yesica Siu
Telephone: (511) 626-7162 / 937723458
E-mail: ysiu@pucp.pe

Mariana Salmon
Telephone: (511) 626-7102
E-mail: msalmon@pucp.edu.pe

The process of admission to the International Corporate Master in Finance and Financial Risk is open throughout the year. Your application is processed in about two weeks, provided that you deliver the documents requested by the Office of Admissions. The process is completed with an interview for which we will contact you.

Requirements

  • Have duly accredited bachelor degree
  • Three or more years of experience in executive or managerial positions.
  • Be at least 25 years old at the start of the admission process.
  • To accredit your level language level by a Certificate or Diploma from the following institutions: ICPNA, British, EUROIDIOMAS, Católica Languages, TOEFL, TOEIC, CAMBRIDGE, with a antiquity of not more than 3 years, or to perform a mandatory evaluation in CENTRUM Católica before Schedule your interview. The result of such evaluation is unique and exclusively referential. It does not condition admission in any sense.
  • Be approved in the aptitude test.
  • Have a favorable outcome in the personal interview.

Documents required to be called for an entrance exam

  • Fill out the Registration Form at the following link:  Registration for Admission.
  • Photocopy of Bachelor degree.
  • Photocopy of National Identity card – DNI (both sides); passport or identity card in case of foreign applicants.
  • Undocumented Curriculum Vitae and scanned photo (passport size not less than 300 dpi resolution, with coat and tie, white background). Download
  • Go to the following link to Pay the Admission Fee and attach the print / screenshot or scanned copy of the payment voucher.
  • Proof of the registration the bachelor’s degree in the National Superintendency of Higher Education University (SUNEDU) for applicants who studied in Peru. If the university has not registered the academic degree or college diploma in SUNEDU, the applicant must submit a copy of the diploma or academic degree authenticated by the university that issued it (*). If the applicant has studied abroad, he must submit a notarized copy of his degree.(*) It is indispensable that during their studies, and before their completion, they submit the record of the registration of their bachelor’s degree in SUNEDU, in order to be able to register their future master’s degree to the SUNEDU.

Documents required to be called for a personal interview
(To be delivered physically the day of the interview)

  • Certificate or certificates of employment supporting three years of work experience (not considering pre-professional internships).
  • Essay on the motivations that lead you to apply for the program.
  • Four (4) Passport-sized photographs, in color, with white background and formal attire.
  • Honor Commitment. Download
  • Financial Commitment. Download

Conditions

  • The program cost does not include extraordinary academic rights..
  • Prices and conditions of the program are subject to change.
  • In the international trip, costs are partially covered (see tab on International Trips).
  • It is mandatory to prove a mastery or intermediate level of English to graduate.

Reception of documents

Send your documents or request further information:

Ana María Sanguineti
Telephone: (511) 626-7101
E-mail: asangui@pucp.edu.pe

Giovanna Foullman
Telephone: (511) 626-7105
E-mail: gfoullman@pucp.edu.pe

Yesica Siu
Telephone: (511) 626-7162 / 937723458
E-mail: ysiu@pucp.pe

Mariana Salmon
Telephone: (511) 626-7102
E-mail: msalmon@pucp.edu.pe

Achieving studies CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School is a very important personal decision that involves evaluating, known and accepted, among others, academic, economic, administrative and disciplinary conditions to be met throughout their period of studies, the degree of commitment and dedication necessary to successfully complete this great professional project. That is why, it is necessary to know the content of the following standards as well as take into account its importance, before starting the admission processWith the start of the admissions process, you acknowledge and accept this standard, and that from that moment can not be alleged ignorance of it.

DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM

Manuel Chu Rubio

Doctor of Business Administration, University of Catalunya, Spain. Doctor in Accounting and Business Studies, National University of San Marcos, Peru.

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