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, derivatives pricing, high frequency trading, fixed income markets, 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 2019

Seven courses will be offered in the Finance Summer School:

Week 1 (July 1-5, 2019)

  • Empirical Corporate Finance
    Instructor: Stefano Rossi (Bocconi University)
  • Corporate Finance
    Instructor: Filippo Ippolito (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
  • Investments
    Instructor: Javier Gil-Bazo (UPF and Barcelona GSE)

Week 2 (July 8-12, 2019)

  • Investing in Fixed Income
    Instructor: Mary Pieterse-Bloem (Erasmus School of Economics)
  • Advanced Portfolio Management 
    Instructor: Francesco Sangiorgi (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

Week 3 (July 15-19, 2019)

  • Pricing Financial Derivatives
    Instructor: Eulàlia Nualart (UPF and Barcelona GSE)
  • Rise of the Machines: Electronic Markets and High-frequency Trading
    Instructor: Roberto Pascual (University of the Balearic Islands)

Program director


Filippo Ippolito

PhD, Saïd Business School (Oxford University)

UPF and Barcelona GSE

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Early-bird registration and payment deadline: April 1, 2019

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by course based on the number of lecture hours and practical hours.

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You may be eligible for one or more available Summer School discounts. Our staff can provide a personalized quote for you.

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