Accounting, Financial Management and Control
Program Director Antonio Marra
The program provides students with all the competencies and skills related to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) profession, preparing them to analyze problems and make managerial decisions from a plurality of perspectives. The same set of knowledge and competencies and skills could also be successfully applied to operating within auditing firms, consulting firms and financial institutions.
The CFO plays a diverse set of key and challenging roles within all firms:
- ensuring compliance with financial regulations, preparing financial statements and communicating value and risk information to investors and boards
- providing financial leadership and aligning business and financial strategy to expand the business and make investments as well as overseeing the capital structure of the company
- developing and implementing internal
and management control systems designed to protect company assets and report business performance.
Teaching leverages on a large number of methods with different objectives: lectures, class discussion and press analysis to understand management models, algorithms and methodologies; case studies, videos, inviting speakers from the business community to visualize and scrutinize organizational complexity; finally, simulations to improve data analysis, interpretation and decision making.