Wharton – Finance & Wealth Management – Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance – TimesTSW


In today’s global economy, identifying and responding to fast-moving financial developments requires an objective framework to analyze and evaluate the opportunities and risks. Senior-level finance executives need a firm grounding in issues like capital structure, real options, risk management, and financial technologies to remain competitively relevant.

Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance offers a deep dive into the areas of corporate finance required for senior finance executives to make informed decisions and mitigate financial risk, including a macroeconomic view of today’s global economy. Led by Wharton’s renowned faculty, this program brings finance executives up-to-date on issues such as fintech and financial regulations, which are currently changing and disrupting the corporate landscape. Finance executives who must be out in front of such disruptions will benefit from this program.

Who Should Attend:

Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance is a fast-paced, comprehensive program designed for senior leaders in banking as well as executives in other industries who have strategic financial oversight of their company/division and wish to strengthen or broaden their understanding of corporate finance.

Potential participants can come from various industries (including the banking and financial services industries) and should have a finance-related job or be in a finance track. Job titles or roles include:

  • CEO, CFO, President
  • Controller, Treasurer
  • Senior Vice President, Vice President

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer group enrollment benefits to companies sending four or more participants.

Program Highlights & Benefits

Professor Itay Goldstein on the depth and breadth of the faculty who teach in the program.

  • Acquire a framework to determine the decision tree models that are involved with real options
  • Consider how your financial institution or firm can effectively manage risk in today’s uncertain economy
  • Determine whether it is more efficient to take on debt, offer equity, or do a combination of both when making capital structure decisions
  • Examine how valuation models change when making international financial decisions
  • Gain insight into the direction of the global economy, and how rising interest rates and regulatory changes will impact your corporate financial decisions

Experience & Impact

Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance makes use of Wharton’s world-class academic and theoretical finance research expertise, along with rigorous quantitative analysis and real-world application. This program employs a variety of instructional modalities that enhance the learning experience, including in-class discussions, case work, small group breakout sessions, and role playing.

Wharton finance faculty — globally recognized for their research — are responsible for designing and conducting this program, while the participants come from top-ranked international companies. Together, you will explore new and key finance concepts, and expand your global outlook while enhancing your knowledge and performance.

In Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance, you will address issues like the capital structure question: Raise funds through debt, equity, or a combination of both? You will also explore real-time concerns like managing cross-border risks in today’s global economy; how to use real options to expand, change, or curtail projects based on changing economic, technological, and market conditions; and valuing and assessing the financial and risk implications of strategic decisions.

Harnessing these insights can give your organization a competitive advantage in a marketplace where companies are seeking new ways to procure capital, engage in mergers and acquisitions, and increasingly make high-value cross-border decisions.

Listen to Faculty Interview:

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Professor Itay Goldstein talks about Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance in this interview on Wharton Business Radio, SiriusXM.

Session topics include:

  • Capital Structure: Debt vs. Equity; Capital Markets
  • Real Options: Decision Tree Models
  • Global Trends: Macroeconomics, Regulation, and Financial Technology
  • International Corporate Finance: Valuation and Risk


    • Itay Goldstein, PhD

      Academic Director

      Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor; Professor of Finance; Professor of Economics; Coordinator of PhD Program, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: Corporate finance, financial fragility and crises, financial markets

    • Peter Conti-Brown, PhD

      Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: Central banking, financial history, financial regulation, fiscal crises, political history, public finance, the Federal Reserve

    • Joao Gomes, PhD

      Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: Macroeconomics and financial markets, quantitative corporate finance, corporate investment and financing

    • Karen Lewis, PhD

      Joseph and Ida Sondheimer Professor in International Economics and Finance, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: asset pricing, international finance, macro finance

    • David Musto, PhD

      Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance; Chairperson, Finance Department, The Wharton School

      Research Interests: Capital markets, consumer credit, financial intermediation

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