SDA Bocconi School of Management

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About the course

Value Drivers

We live in the middle of the «Age of Debt». For company management, it is essential to acquire and develop the knowledge, the techniques, the basic and advanced tools for managing corporate financial debt. This course develops the capabilities of analyzing the optimal capital structure of companies, describes the principles for defining debt policies and provides the operational tools to manage the company debt in a professional manner. Debt Management is a course designed for those who want to learn and improve their knowledge on the planning and management of company financial debt structure.

Contents and Agenda

Saturday 20 October 2018 2 sessions

Via distance learning:

  • Capital structure: main approaches to debt policies
  • Managerial implications of the main theoretical approaches

Saturday 27 October 2018 2 sessions

Via distance learning:

  • Planning the optimal capital structure
  • The cost of capital in practice: an application

Friday 23 November 2018


In class lesson:

  • Planning and assessing the financing need
  • Practical application

Saturday 24 November 2018

9.00-13.00 In class lesson:

  • Finding the optimal capital structure
  • Assessing the debt policy

14.00-17.30 * Financing solutions on the credit market * Financing solutions on the capital market

Saturday 1 December 2018 2 sessions

In distance learning:

  • Debriefing on the assignment
  • Final wrap-up and Q&A session

Learning Model

Debt Management is a blended course that combines both online sessions via distance learning and in class face-to-face sessions. The course is based primarily on lectures and case studies, complemented by contributions on specific sections handled by instructors both from corporates and/or from academia. The mix enables participants to apply concepts to real-life situations and get a “feel” for the actual corporate finance profession through exposure to real cases and examples

Who should attend


• Chief financial officers • Managers in the Finance Department of companies • General Managers of small and medium-sized companies • Financial advisors • Business consultants • Corporate and investment bankers

Trust the experts

Alberto Dell'acqua

Curriculum Vitae Alberto Dell''Acqua is SDA Professor of Corporate Finance and Real Estate at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Professor of Financial Management and Corporate Banking at Bocconi University. At SDA Bocconi, he is Director of the Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) and he was...


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