Executive Program – Corporate Risk Management

Prof. Jorge Morán
Class-based (part-time)
30 (official qualification) + specific CUNEF complements
Open for 2020/2021 academic year

The Executive Programme in Corporate Risk Management is a training program aimed at active professionals (with at least three years’ experience) wishing to reinforce and strengthen their executive development by improving their knowledge and professional skills in the “corporate risk management” area. The program is designed so that participants acquire a solid grounding in business finance, the financial system, the capital markets and for them to also enter into greater detail concerning the how corporate risk management works from an integrated corporate perspective.

Nowadays, all business is risky business. The risks deriving from the macroeconomic, financial, geostrategic and geopolitical environment acquire special relevance in the current interconnected and unpredictable business environment. The threats deriving from internal business risks (processes, data protection, protection of assets and installations, actions by people), as well as the risks deriving from the competitive intensity and the constant changes in the rules of the game in the markets make risk management a decisive strategic requirement for all types of companies and organisations.

Adequate risk management has become one of the determining factors in optimising the return for stakeholders to increase the value of the business. The recent global economic-financial crisis has highlighted the importance of adequate risk management, known as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). And this does not affect only financial entities, but also many other economic sectors (construction and infrastructures, automotive, energy and utilities, etc.).  The figure of Chief Risk Officer has gained special importance. The lack of a talent pool with these skills and knowledge makes the future professional endeavours of postgraduates with this specialised training in the area of corporate risk management particularly relevant.

The program allows participants to acquire valuable training, together with the necessary skills to understand the vast scope in the management of risks faced by organisations. The participants will also learn how to create additional value for the organisations through the proactive management of their key risks. Nowadays, companies and corporations from all sectors are including the implementation of ERM policies and tactics as one of their strategic concerns. They aim to improve corporate performance through the correct interaction, quantification and control of the risk associated with the achievement of value.

The objectives of the Executive Programme in Corporate Risk Management are the following:

  • To provide the participants with a sound knowledge applied to the financial framework with a special emphasis on the management of enterprise risk.
  • To develop the skills in analysis, risk evaluation, generation of value and making financial decisions using the criteria of efficiency and profitability as demanded by today’s competitive environment.
  • To address the development of management skills such as leadership, communication, team work, motivation, etc.; necessary for the professional execution of their duties.
  • To familiarise the participants with corporate finance decision-making processes through the analysis of a multitude of business cases and scenarios.
  • And lastly, the programme also integrates the values and ethical principles, and good corporate practices that are socially committed to the demands of the stakeholders and society in general to form an essential element of the participants’ professional performance.

Students satisfactorily completing and passing all the academic requirements of the programme (30 ECTS) will receive the qualification in Executive Programme in Corporate Risk Management. 

Technical sheet

DurationOne academic year (October to July)
Study load30 credits

End of Programme Project

Aimed atActive professionals with at least three years’ professional experience wishing to specialise and reinforce their executive performance.
DedicationCompatible with professional commitments
Class timesFriday afternoons (4.30 pm to 9.30 pm)

Saturday mornings (9.30 am to 2.30 pm)

Teaching languageSpanish
Working languagesSpanish and English (participants must be able to actively read and work with documentation written in English)
Admissions processAnalysis of CV and personal interview
QualificationExecutive Programme in Corporate Risk Management:
Complementary activities
  • Mentoring programme.
  • Complementary training programme (60 hours) delivered by CFA Spain to prepare for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I (optional, not included in the price of the programme).
  • Specialist Programme in Banking and Financial Consultancy, recognised by the CNMV as a required qualification for professionals providing advice in investment matters (optional, not included in the price of the programme).
  • Conferences and specialised events in finance and corporate management.
  • International week in London (London School of Economics) – optional activity not included in the price of the programme.
  • Job Bank.
  • Alumni Association.

The Executive Program – Corporate Risk Management is delivered during the academic year from October to July and is part-time (compatible with professional commitments) with classes on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings with the following content structure:

Stock Exchange and investment management22 ECTS
Development of managerial skills2 ECTS
End of programme project6 ECTS
Total30 ECTS

Complementary activities include:

  • Mentoring programme
  • Conferences and events specialising in the current topics of the financial environment.
  • International week (optional) held London in conjunction with the London School of Economics (LSE), companies and institutions with which CUNEF has a close relationship.
  • Specialist Programme in Banking and Financial Consultancy (20 ECTS) recognised by the CNMV as a required qualification for professionals providing advice in investment matters. Optional programme not included in the price of the programme.
  • Complementary training seminar (60 hours) delivered by CFA Spain to prepare for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I. Optional programme not included in the price of the programme
1st TERM2nd TERM
SubjectECTSInternational Week


Company valuation3Risk analysis in financial operations3
Risk Management and Business management3Management control and Risk control3
Risk analysis in Banking Management3Quantitative techniques for modelling and control of risk management.3
Seminar on internal and external auditing2Seminar on Regulatory Compliance and Risk2
Leadership and negotiation2
End of programme project6

Learning on the CUNEF Executive Programmes is based on an eminently practical methodology that considers not only the acquisition of knowledge, but also the development of interpersonal and managerial skills. The main challenges and characteristics of the CUNEF methodology are the following:

  • The training is highly personalised: the work groups are small to encourage a constant exchange of information between the lecturer of each subject and each of the participants. This continual flow of information is one of keys to the success of the executive programmes.
  • It develops a strong spirit of cooperation and cohesion among all the participants: all the participants carry out the different educational activities progressing in a synchronised manner, which facilitates the creation and maintenance of a lively group setting and collaborative environment. The lecturers, specialists in their respective fields, actively work to ensure the attainment of the learning objectives established for each topic. They are also responsible for ensuring the creation of a true community between the different participants, encouraging participation and dialogue.
  • An intense planning of the different activities is the main guarantee for correct learning: for each of the subjects, the lecturers plan the different activities for that week in advance.
  • Individual learning and group work: in addition to the individual weekly activities, the participants must also participate in the activities (debates, discussions, forums, mini-projects, small research activities, etc.) that are determining factors for their learning and the creation of a lively setting for the exchange of information and opinions among the different participants.
  • An evaluation system based on effort and dedication: at CUNEF, we promote learning based on the continuous assessment of the participant’s performance in the different subjects, measuring the participation and team work, the level of involvement in the forums, the clarity and quality in the presentation and defence of cases, as well as the knowledge acquired and demonstrated.

During the course of the programme, participants will successively work in the following learning methodologies:

  • Classroom-based theoretical explanations, lectures and analysis of technical notes.
  • Team work for the resolution of integrated practical analyses.
  • Classroom-based practical work on cases, problems, jurisprudence and legal documentation.
  • Classroom-based oral presentations of the results of the individual study or work.
  • Simulations of court cases and proceedings, simulations of contract negotiations, judicial visits, etc.
  • Mentoring and professional guidance sessions.
  • Individual study and work, individual lectures and research.
  • Specialised seminars.

Below follows a brief description of the contents of each module: For more detailed information on the objectives, teaching staff, methodology, etc., you can consult the detailed programme for each module.

At the end of this module, participants will be capable of valuing any company, listed or not, regardless of its size and financial health, as well as its business divisions. They will also know how to value the synergies and the control premium of an acquisition. To do so, they will be familiar with the cash flow discount methodology and be capable of analysing and applying any valuation multiple. They will understand what is involved in a strategy to increase the value of a business. All based on a reasoned and critical perspective, going beyond the mechanical application of certain conceptual tools. They will also be capable of creating complete financial projection models that will serve as a basis for the valuation or any other forecasting exercise within the financial function.

The subject covers the analysis of different corporate risks as well as the techniques and strategies available for the correct management of the potential contingencies in business conduct. The aim is to provide the students with the knowledge necessary to align the risks to a determined accepted level in order to provide reasonable security with regard to the attainment of the company’s objectives. During the module they will cover the knowledge and practices necessary in corporate risk management from the perspective of the company’s governance, analysing different types of exposure to risk and going into greater detail using practical cases in corporate risk management. Some examples include: strategic risk, business risk and market risk. Operational risk management will be analysed in specific detail; processes and risk maps, quantification and operational risk management. Scope of civil liability (Directors and Officers Liability).

The situation of the banks continues to be complex and even though the outlook has improved, they are not exempt from potential risks that must be considered. Protectionist policies, the adjustment to the prices of some financial assets or the stability of the risk premiums, to cite a few examples, are factors capable of creating episodes of tension in the financing markets of the credit institutions which cause contractive effects on the availability of funds to the other productive sectors. By looking at the different forms of banking risk and the efforts of the financial entities, the aim of this module is to go into greater detail regarding their understanding and measurement, and also the key role that risk plays on the current financial markets. Today, more than ever, risk management is an essential competitive advantage that has enabled some banking groups to pass through this period of generalised instability with greater ease. In the module Analysis and Management of Risk in the Banking Activity, CUNEF presents an up-to-date programme which combines practical and theoretical content with a final objective: for the participants, tutored by professionals in Risk Management at large Finance Groups, to acquire a wide range of knowledge on the most modern techniques and strategies in risk management that follow the principles of the Banking Entities, as well as the development of the necessary skills to identify and mitigate the risks generally undertaken.

Theoretical and practical analysis of the rules, methodologies and procedures of the internal and external audit systems. The subject has been designed from a Financial Management perspective with regards to the external audit function, including aspects relating to the auditing of information systems, the work of the Audit Committees and the interpretation of the Audit Report. Another objective of this subject is the analysis of the characteristics of the internal audit departments. Thus, within a context of significant regulatory changes concerning auditing and corporate governance, the Financial Manager must be adequately aware of the internal and external audit process, and the interaction, where relevant, with the Audit Committee. The aim is for the participant to acquire a knowledge of the financial audit process, particularly with regard to the use of technology, the involvement of specialists, the assessment of the internal control environment and in general terms, their objectives, the profits reported to the financial and investor community, specific regulations, the limitations to which it is subject and the differences between internal and external auditing. There will also be an overview of the main aspects of corporate governance in relation to accounts auditing, specifically in relation to the functioning of the Audit Committee.

This module analyses the financial risk of companies. It begins by describing the main methods used to quantify risk, followed by a detailed look at the different risks faced by a company, and lastly, it covers the subject of hedging. The main objective of this module is for the student to obtain an overview of the risks faced by a company and to know the main tools that exist for their measurement and mitigation. To obtain this objective, theoretical classes are combined with the resolution of exercises and the analysis, in groups, of practical cases that are debated in public.

This module looks at the econometric techniques used to quantify the exposure to risk faced by individuals and corporations. The programme pays specific emphasis on the analysis of risk using quantitative techniques applied to real situations such as: analysis of credit scoring models, analysis models for corporate liquidation scenarios, guarantees and options on the balance sheet. The course is aimed at postgraduate students looking to increase their capacity for analysing, measuring and establishing empirical models to analyse the exposure to risk in insurance, banking, non-financial companies, etc.

The material is divided into two different modules, the first being Management Control, aimed at learning the implementation and control methods of the strategies formulated at any corporate entity, and the second is the Risk Control, aimed at understanding the risks specifically managed by a financial entity. The aim of the first module, Management Control, is to understand how the strategies formulated by the senior management of companies, and their executive directors are implemented and controlled. In particular, knowledge, ideas and analytical skills used to plan and control the performance of the company will be obtained. We shall analyse the elements of the control system: strategic planning, budgetary planning, resource allocation, measurement of performance, evaluation and rewards, allocation of centres of responsibility and the establishment of transfer prices. The importance of this module can be appreciated in the universally accepted notion that a large part of the companies’ strategies never seem to materialise or they become distorted, or their implementation is much more expensive and slower than expected. Whereas companies with a greater performance highlight the key advantage of their execution and control. During this module we will discover the control centres of an organisation, as well as the series of specific recurring activities that form part of its control system, strategic planning (through strategic maps), preparation of budgets and execution, and evaluation of performance (through balanced scorecards). To conclude the module, we will carry out a simulation in teams of the design of the strategic maps and balanced scorecards of an industrial company. The second module, Risk Control, covers the characteristics of the risk managed by the financial entities. Starting with a description of the risk function at a financial entity, its responsibilities and the risk management cycle, the characteristics of the main risks managed by the financial entities shall be covered: credit risk, market risk, counterparty risk and operational risk. The underlying drivers for each one will be described and the techniques used by the financial entities for their estimation and quantification will be covered. The objective of this module is for students to understand and comprehend:

  • The characteristics of the risks managed by the financial and the drivers that determine them.
  • Relevant metrics used by the entities.
  • Methodologies and tools used in the financial area to estimate the metrics.

This is a mostly practical module which analyses the different procedures established by the companies to ensure compliance with the specific regulations thus avoiding the risk derived from possible abuse (conduct risk), fraud or potential situations of conflict of interests.

Performed individually or as a group, through an in-depth analysis of the specific problem of a company or industrial sector, it addresses the analysis of the performance of a financial product or service, the launch of a new company or business line, etc. It is a rigorous task tutored by a CUNEF lecturer in which the participant must demonstrate their capacities for analysis and conceptualisation and the ability to put ideas, projects or business acquired during the programme into action. The project must be associated with the speciality studied by the participants and be defended before a panel.

CUNEF has an excellent faculty, it is one of our most important assets. Expert lecturers who will actively work alongside you during your training so that the effort, learning and conceptual projection of the participants is seen to be clearly reinforced after passing through our classes. They are lecturers who combine their teaching, research and pedagogical vocations with the professional and managerial duties in their respective areas. In the majority of cases, the executive education lecturers at CUNEF hold positions of managerial responsibility at national and international companies and institutions.

Below follows some of the lecturers and teaching partners from the CUNEF Finance and Management Department. This list includes guest speakers and lecturers visiting from other national and international institutions.

Prof. Dr. Rafael Hurtado Coll. PhD in Economics from the San Pablo-CEU University, his dissertation was on hedge funds and financial crises. Executive MBA from the IESE. Graduate in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Graduate in Business Administration and Management from the San Pablo-CEU University Currently the Director of Investments at Allianz Popular (Allianz Group), responsible for the management of investment funds and pension plans with assets under management totalling more than 17 billion euros. He manages an investment team of 22 people specialising in different classes of assets (fixed income, equities, derivatives, etc.). He is also a member of the Investments Committee at Popular Banca Privada and the High Income Committee at Banco Popular. Previously, he joined Banco Popular Group in 1998, where he held the position of Director of Investments for the Asset Management Department Prior to holding this position, he joined Multigestion in 2000 as a director, responsible for all the investments in funds of third-parties. His teaching activities focus mainly on financial markets, alternative investments and business economics, for which he has published numerous articles in newspapers and specialised magazines, in addition to other collective and individual works.

Prof. Dr. Ignacio Morales Plaza. Holds a Certificate in Strategy & Scenario Planning. University of Oxford. Saïd School of Business. A.T. Kearny Oxford Scenarios Programme. A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council. PhD in Economics. Complutense University of Madrid. Economics and Business Science Faculty. Dissertation: Analysis, assessment and financing of renewable energy projects. Grade: Cum laude (unanimous decision) Executive MBA (Master in Business Administration). IESE Business School. University of Navarre. First bilingual graduating class. Sept. Ranked first in class. Graduated summa cum laude. Economics and Business Science Faculty. Speciality in Educational Cooperation. Autonomous University of Madrid. Class 1992-1997. Graduate in Business Science. Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). Speciality: Special Group in Educational Cooperation. He is the General Manager of Strategy, Corporate Development and Affiliates. Sener Engineering Group (Madrid, Spain). One of the responsibilities associated with this position is the establishment of the strategy for the different businesses, as well as the identification of new business opportunities and the control of the national and international investees, and also the supervision of the M&A projects and investment. The position involves reporting directly to the CEO and the Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the position also include tasks related to strategic planning, as well as the evaluation of the alternatives for business development in an organic manner and through acquisitions. He also sits on the Board of Directors of several Companies.  Board member of several companies within the Sener Group (Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas,S.A., Torresol Energy Investments, S.A.; Zabalgarbi, S.A., Re-Refino Brasil, BRF Brasil), the aeronautical industry (Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S.A., Sener Aero, S.A.), and outside the Sener Group in sectors such as construction (Cementos Tudela Veguin, S.A.), real estate (Masaveu Inmobiliaria, S.A.), wine cellars (Masaveu Bodegas, S.A.) and industrial groups (Corporación Masaveu, S.A.).

Prof. Yolanda López Blanco. Graduate in Forestry from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Diploma in Cooperative Studies from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Complex Project Management Programme at EASDE, Barcelona. Programme for Management Development (PMD) at IESE School in Madrid. She has worked as a consultant at Accenture, and is currently the lecturer in Managerial Skills at CUNEF on the graduate and postgraduate programmes.

Prof. Jorge Morán Santor. Jorge Moran is a Law graduate (UCM), and is currently studying a PhD in Economic Science through the UNED (National University of Distance Education) and holds a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Economic Science (UAH) and Sociology (Salamanca), an Executive MBA from the IE Business School and GMP from the IESE Business School. He has had an extensive professional activity in the financial sector, working in BBVA and Santander, the two largest Spanish Groups, performing various functions in Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, both in Spain and in Portugal as well as in Latin America and at Avalmadrid, SGR. He is the current Corporate Director at Aliseda SGI – Santander Business Group.  At CUNEF, he is a lecturer in Risk and Corporate Finance and the Coordinator of the Business Risk Management and Financial Management Speciality.

Prof. Dr. Juan Antonio de Juan. Juan Antonio de Juan has a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in mathematics, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. He has more than 10 years’ professional experience in the Financial Sector at BBVA in the development of risk management models and from 2011 to 2015 he was head of the Risk Methodologies Department. He currently carries out training duties as an independent professional, and also as a financial consultant cooperating as an external partner with the Financial Risk Management Department of KPMG-Spain. He has extensive experience in the development of methodologies for measuring financial risk in its varying forms: credit, counter-party, market, operational, valuation risk, modelling risk, etc., for use in management as well as in the areas of solvency (Basel) and accounting (IAS-IFRS), for determining fair value and calculating credit risk hedges).

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Queralt Sánchez de las Matas. Dr. Queralt is the co-director of the Master’s in Data Science for Finance at CUNEF. He has a PhD in Quantitative Economics and has taught quantitative methods since 1990. He has taught at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Francisco de Vitoria University and at the European University of Madrid. He currently teaches graduate and postgraduate courses at the University College of Financial Studies (CUNEF). He also co-directs the Summer School course Introduction to Data Science and its Applications in Business and Finance. He is also the director of the Doctorate department at the European University of Madrid for the programmes in Spain and Latin America.  His professional career outside of teaching and research has always focused on the application of quantitative methods in business, excelling in the creation of econometric and forecasting models in the areas of finance, health and sport. His professional prestige has led to him being appointed as a member of the Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee of ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority).

Prof. Dr. Miguel Ángel Iglesias Hernández. PhD in Economics and Business Science from the Autonomous University of Madrid. MBA, University of Chicago. MBA, IE Business School. Diploma in Advanced Financial Studies, Autonomous University of Madrid. Graduate in Economics and Business Science, Comillas Pontifical University Currently employed at the European Investment Bank, where he combines his duties with teaching at CUNEF. He was a member of the group of Directors of the FROB, in 2014 he was a Director at NovaCaixaGalicia Banco. From 2010 to 2014 he was the Director of Portfolio Risk Management at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior to this, from 2001 to 2010, he worked at BBVA Group, where he was the Deputy General Manager for Risks for the Markets Departments and assistant Deputy General Manager for Global Credit Risk Management.  From 1991 to 2001, he held several positions in the area of Risk Management and Returns at the Santander Group.

Prof. Dr. Gregorio Serna. Full Professor of Financial Economics, University of Alcalá. His research activities have focused on the field of Finance and more specifically on financial derivatives and commodities, a field in which he has authored several publications in international magazines. He has also lectured at several university centres, at both graduate and postgraduate level (CUNEF). He has a PhD in Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid and is a graduate of Economics and Business Science from the University of Valladolid.

Prof. Dr. Javier Sosa. Full professor of the University in the Financial Economics and Accounting department since 1990 and has been a member of the teaching staff at CUNEF since 1993. He has participated in multiple training programmes aimed at different corporations and since 2013 has directed the PwC-CUNEF Master’s in Auditing.  He has a PhD in Economics and Business Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating summa cum laude. He has 30 years of university experience. He is a member of the academic council of the Comparative Law Research Institute and the Criminology Research Institute, both belonging to the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Conference on Finance and Economics sponsored by The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) and the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT) journal.

Prof. Javier Méndez Llera. Born in San Juan de Puerto Rico, he is a graduate of Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He also has a Master’s in Economics and another in Finance from the IE Business School (Madrid) and the London Business School. He is a lecturer in Finance at CUNEF. He was the Spanish representative in the European Commission work group for the development of the White Book on changes in the Directive on collective investment undertakings. He has also been a member of the group of experts advising the European Commission (DG Internal Market) in relation to the European financial markets. He was also the Spanish representative at the European Federation of Financial Analysis Societies Training and Education Committee. A member of the US Chapter of the Association for Investment Management and Research – AIMR-International (now known as the CFA Institute), he is currently the Secretary-General of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF) and General Manager of the Foundation for Financial Studies (FEF). As a professional in the finance field, he was chairman of Nordland, a private financial consultancy firm. Prior to this he held numerous executive positions in the BBVA Group in Spain, as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Assets of BBVA, Director of Securities at BBVA Gestión and Director of Institutional Clients at BBVA Pensiones. Previously, he was the Deputy Chairperson and Director of Research at the Brokerage Company BBVA Interactivos in Madrid and CEO of the Portuguese broker Midas Investimentos in Lisbon. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chairman of the Private Banking Unit of BBVA. He began his professional career at SAFEI, an asset management firm in Madrid.

Prof. Dr. Fernando Antonio Moroy Hueto. PhD in Economics and Business Science (Rey Juan Carlos University, 2016), graduate in Physical Science (University of the Basque Country, 1979), IESE Business School General Management Programme (GMP-2003), summer programme student at Harvard Business School. He has worked in the Financial Sector for more than 34 years in different positions in different entities. His last position was as Director of Institutional Relations at ”la Caixa” in the Community of Madrid. He is the Chairman of the Madrid Chapter of the Keiretsu Business Angels Network, which has its headquarters in San Francisco (www.keiretsuforym.es). Deputy Chairman of the Spanish Mentoring Association. Author of articles on Strategy and Finance, co-author of the book “Banca Comercial con Talento” (Commercial Banking with Talent)” and “Cómprame y Vende. 20 Píldoras de los Maestros del Marketing” (Buy Me and Sell. 20 Tips from the Masters of Marketing).

Prof. Dr. José Antonio Pérez Rodríguez. PhD In Economic Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, Master’s in Applied Economics: The Economy of the European Union, Ortega y Gasset Institute University, Madrid, graduate in Economic Science from the Alcalá de Henares University. Specialising in International Management at the Bordeaux University (FRANCE). He is the current Training Coordinator at Instituto BME and has been associated with the financial markets (within the BME Group) since 2000.

Prof. Dr. Jose Manuel Piñeiro Becerra.  PhD in Economics and Business Science and a graduate in Economics and Business Science -major in Business- through the UNED. He has studied the Senior Management Programme at the IESE Business School (University of Navarre) and has extensive professional experience in the financial sector where he is the Deputy General Manager of the Banco Popular Group Spain and Director of the Real Estate and Recoveries Network of the Bank, as well as a member of the board of several companies: Aliseda, SA; Bancopopular-E; Sistemas 4B; Gestora Patrimonial de Sistemas 4B; Deputy Chairman and member of the board de FEUGA. And previously: Allianz-Popular, S.L., Europensiones, S.A.; Eurovida, S.A.; Popular Gestión, S.A.; Popular de Mediación, S.A.

Prof. Mateo Rodríguez Braun. Graduate in Business Administration and Management at CUNEF, MBA. New York University. Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the current Director of Product Development at Openbank. He has worked in the Transformation Departments at Santander España, the commercial segments of Santander UK and the Commercial Banking Corporate School. He also has experience at Mckinsey & Co, Arthur Andersen, Bearing Point and Deloitte.

Prof. Rosario Rodríguez Suárez.  Lecturer at CUNEF. Graduate in Economics and Business Science from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master’s from the IESE Business School in Senior Management. Lecturer in Banking Risk Analysis and Management at CUNEF.  University lecturer on Graduate programmes in several branches of the Finance speciality: International Financial Markets, Spanish Financial System, Securities Market, Economics and Banking Management, and Corporate Finance. Her professional background in the business world comes from the BBVA Group as Director of New Risk Developments and previously at Argentaria and Banco Exterior de España in the Chairman’s Office, Capital Markets, Corporate Banking and International Finance. She has written and co-authored publications on the Basel II and III Capital Directives.

Prof. Dr. Juan José Tenorio. PhD in Financial Economics (UCM), MBA from MIT, Graduate in Economics and Business Science, CFA and CAIA. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the financial sector (asset management and investment management) and extensive teaching experience that he combines with his professional activities.

Prof. Matías Viola. With more than 15 years of experience in the capital markets, he has held a variety of managerial positions: fund manager for the Spanish Treasury covering the issue strategy of the Kingdom of Spain and participating in dissemination activities and roadshows throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. He has been the member of high level groups at a variety of international institutions and organisations (such as the European Council and the OECD). He has also been an advisor to the World Bank which helps emerging markets to define their debt management strategy in the medium-term. He is currently a director at BBVA in analysis and evaluation for the financial management of the regulatory and financial affairs. He was an intermediary in Frankfurt for the bank to coordinate the regulation and supervision relations with the ECB. He is a State Economist and Trade Expert. MBA Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) (Fulbright Scholar) and Graduate in Business Administration and Management from CUNEF.

Prof. Steven Sitzer. Yale University, Finance and Marketing. Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University of California, Berkeley, Magna Cum Laude. He has developed his professional career in the financial sector as: CFO/External Financial Officer, Aspen Institute Spain (2015 – present); BBVA, several positions in asset management, Real Estate Commercial Director, project financing (1995-2007); West Merchant Bank (London), Consultancy, project financing (1994-1995); Bechtel Corporation, currency and treasury management (1989-1994); Lehman Brothers, Inc., Sales and Trading (1988-1989); Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Summer Associate Programme (1988)

CUNEF maintains a very close and active relationship with the business and professional environment. The Careers Service actively manages the company work experience programmes, job offers, as well as the organisation of complementary seminars and activities, the main aim of which is to provide CUNEF students with all the necessary tools and skills, and also the best possible opportunities, to facilitate their incorporation into their first job and improve their professional development.

CUNEF students have the option to participate in some of the following professional training activities:

  • Company presentations and on-campus selection processes.
  • Companies from the legal, financial, consultancy, auditing and investment banking sectors frequently carry out election processes, presentations, specific seminars, etc., all developed in conjunction with the Careers Service and specially aimed at CUNEF graduates and postgraduates.
  • Practical Seminars and Activities for professional purposes. Participants will also be able to participate in a variety of seminars and workshops aimed at improving their specialised knowledge and competences for their professional life.
  • Job Bank. Together with the CUNEF Alumni Association, CUNEF manages the offers of employment that are regularly issued by companies and institutions.

During the year of the Master’s, the day to day teaching activities are complemented with another series of activities so that the participants expand their knowledge, reinforce their professional direction, experiment in the professional environment or, gauge initiatives and proposals developed by the leading experts in the professional world of finance. The Programme also includes the following complementary activities:

  • The “Passport to your future” Professional Guidance Programme:a programme where consultants with extensive experience in selection processes, accompany and help participants on the Master’s in finance programmes strengthen their professional performance. The programme includes three types of activities:
    • Practical Workshops during which the participants have the opportunity to know first hand from the experts in selection processes key aspects such as: the guidelines for writing and presenting your CV and the Presentation Letter, where and how to look for employment opportunities, how to tackle the different selection processes that companies carry out and how to know your strengths and your areas for improvement, all with the aim of demonstrating a competitive advantage in the market, etc.
    • Meetings with professionals of recognised prestige in their respective areas, who will first hand present the market where the participants will perform their professional activity, as well as the most sought after professional profiles, for which positions and the different alternatives that the companies in their sector offer.
    • Mentoring sessions in which the mentors offer the participants their knowledge in order to contribute to the future professional achievement of the participants on the CUNEF Master programmes.
  • Seminars – Practical Workshops and Conferences: during the master’s course a variety of specialisation seminars and practical workshops will be organised, as well as conferences, working breakfasts, presentations, etc., which aim to provide participants with access to specialised knowledge, experiences, initiatives and new projects presented by professional experts, who are leaders in their respective fields.

CUNEF’s executive programmes are designed to help participants confidently face the new challenges and demands of the current professional environment, characterised by change and continuous innovation, the inevitable presence of new technologies, and global competition. The current managerial setting requires specially trained professionals, with solid capacities for economic, financial and strategic analysis, with the wisdom to measure, analyse, forecast and control risk in its infinite manifestations. With an international outlook and focus, versatile and with leadership and communication skills to mobilise and form multidisciplinary teams. Committed to the generation of economic value, while remaining involved in satisfying the expectations of their stakeholders. And lastly, with values and principles that are simple, but not always frequent: transparency, honesty, professionalism, dedication and commitment.

The knowledge and skills that Executive Programme participants will develop include.

  • The development of a global mentality that allows participants to dominate and integrate all functional and strategic aspects of their managerial performance, with a special emphasis on the technological and economic-financial aspects.
  • Reinforcement of the capacity for analysis, planning and solving the main challenges faced by managers and professionals in the corporate and financial sector.
  • Consolidation and development of managerial leadership capabilities, efficiency in organisational actions and in the implementation of complex, multidisciplinary and demanding projects and initiatives.
  • Reinforcement of the capacity for professional performance in work teams comprising people with different academic, geographic, professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Increased communication, presentation and persuasion skills before different audiences and audits.
  • Development of knowledge and skills for the development of projects and decision-making.
  • Consolidation of the capacity for professional progress and development, as well as versatility and adaptation to new environments, new projects and new challenges.

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