Executive Education

Advanced Certificates and Open-enrolment Programs

Advanced Executive Certificate in Finance

The HEC Paris Advanced Executive Certificate in Finance provides you with in depth knowledge of corporate finance fundamentals, fixed income and derivatives.

It is aimed at Finance directors and other experienced finance professionals who wish to deepen their expertise with the aim of taking on wider responsibilities.

Quick facts

Level: Certified Program
Language: English 
Duration: 12 days 
Location: HEC Paris Center HEC Paris in Qatar


Credits gained upon successful completion of this 2-module Advanced Certificate may be used towards the Executive MSc in Finance.

Tuition fees:
18,550 € (2015)

This price is net and not subjected to VAT included.
In the price is instruction, teaching materials, lunches and refreshments during the program. Not included is travel, accommodation and evening meals.

Location: HEC Paris Center HEC Paris in Qatar
Dates of next session: Wednesday 04 October 2017
Duration: 12 days

Module 1: 4 - 12 October

Module 2: 22 - 25 November 

The program is designed for Finance directors and other experienced finance professionals wishing to enhance their finance skills. It could also be interesting for senior managers aiming at a C-suite executive role, senior managers and executives from commercial banks.

Please contact your Program Advisor to discuss your profile.

The key objectives of program:

  • Broaden understanding of Corporate Finance fundamentals
  • Enhance quantitative skills through hands-on problem solving
  • Develop global perspectives and boost networking opportunities

When joining the program, you gain access to the HEC Executive Community.

The program is made up of an 8-day module of Corporate Finance fundamentals which will take place in Paris, and a 4-day module on fixed income and derivatives on the HEC Paris campus in Doha, Qatar. The second module will provide an introduction to Islamic Finance. As well as global content and world-class faculty, participants also benefit from excellent networking opportunities and exposure to leading finance and banking practitioners.

Module 0 (optional)

The recorded online refresher webinars delivered in the Executive MSC in Finance will be recorded and available to participants on the program.

Module 1

The first module is divided into 2 sessions of 4 days, beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Thursday with Sunday free.

  • Week 1: Corporate Finance Fundamentals

Capital budgeting & Risk and return
Capital Structure & Cost of Capital
Payout Policies

  • Week 2: Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis Financial statement analysis and Corporate Valuation

 Module 2

This module lasts 4 days.

  • Fixed income and Derivatives

Our pedagogical approach

With professors coming from various horizons, you will benefit from different pedagogical approaches. The teaching of leading academics will be complemented by the hands-on skills of carefully selected practitioners, such as HEC Paris Affiliate Professors who have worked as investment bankers themselves. All the skills and competences acquired during the program are immediately transferable to real-life business situations.

Academic Director(s)

Evren Ors, Associate Professor, Finance Department, HEC Paris

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HEC Paris Professor(s)

Cedric Lesage, HEC Paris Associate Professor

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Clemens Otto, HEC Paris Assistant Professor

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Yann Le Fur, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor of Finance

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Philippe Henrotte, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor

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Candidates will be selected for Certificate Programs according to our conventional procedure:

  1. A phone interview with a Program Advisor
  2. The completion of an online application form
  3. A review by an Academic Director to determine final admission

The gateway to the Executive MSc in Finance

Participants who have successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in International Finance may wish to develop this area of expertise and take the complementary Executive MSc in Finance.

Contact your Program Advisor for more information: Elisabeth Villette villette@hec.fr / +33 (0)1 39 67 75 37

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Contact us

Elisabeth Villette

Elisabeth Villette
Tel. +33 (0)1 39 67 75 37


12 days
Dates of next session:
Wednesday 04 October 2017

Dates of next session

Place: HEC Paris Center
Dates of next session: October 04, 2017

Module 1: 4 - 12 October

Module 2: 22 - 25 November 

Tuition fees:
18,550 € (2015)