Finance Summer School

The Barcelona GSE Finance Summer School offers a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge in corporate finance, asset pricing and portfolio management.

The objective of the school is to bring participants up to date on the most important issues in finance. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the key concepts in corporate finance, asset pricing and portfolio management. Each of the courses combines a mixture of lectures and practical classes.

The morning lectures are taught by academics, whose work is at the frontier of research in each of the respective fields. The lectures will cover an extensive range of conceptual issues in the various fields covered by the Summer School. 

The afternoon (optional) practical classes offer participants the opportunity to implement the concepts covered in the lectures. In these classes, the participants will be exposed to the use of Matlab and Stata, and to the solution of business case studies using Excel. 

Course list for 2018

Four courses will be offered in the Finance Summer School:

Week 1 (June 25-29, 2018)

  • Investments
    Instructor: Javier Gil-Bazo
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
    Instructor: Francesco Sangiorgi

Week 2 (July 2-6, 2018)

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
    Instructor: Stefano Rossi
  • Corporate Finance
    Instructor: Filippo Ippolito

See below for detailed course descriptions and instructor biographies

Course schedule

Each course in the Finance program includes 10 hours of lecture time and 5 hours of practical time, except for the Corporate Finance course, which includes 10 hours of practical time. 

The schedule is designed to allow students to participate in all courses in the Finance program. Courses can also be taken individually or in combination with courses in other BGSE Summer School programs, schedule permitting.

time table

* In order to participate in practical sessions, you must bring your own portable computer.

Program director


Filippo Ippolito

PhD, Saïd Business School (Oxford University)

UPF and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Applications are closed for the 2018 edition of the Summer School courses. Dates and fees for Summer 2019 to be announced.

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