Financial Management and Corporate Reporting 
Advanced Courses a.y. 2023/2024

About Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses are designed to deepen students’ understanding of topics deemed particularly significant and relevant to disseminate scientific knowledge, thus improving the skills acquired with the academic curriculum. The Courses consist of two or three modules of 6 CFU/ECTS each, for a total of 12 or 18 CFU/ECTS.

By passing all the exams, you will obtain a certificate of the course you have completed and an Open Badge: a digital certificate describing the skills you have acquired. If you do not pass all the exams, you will only receive a certificate for the exams you have taken.

Contacts, FAQs


The Advanced Course in Financial Management & Corporate Reporting is a training course building on the disciplines' fundamentals and addressing topics at the frontier of the research in Financial Management and Corporate Reporting studies.

The Advanced Course delves into the themes of behavioural finance, entrepreneurial finance, fintech and sustainable finance, and offers a critical analysis of accounting topics such as corporate disclosure content and evolution, politics and technicalities in accounting, institutional perspectives, reporting regulation and global convergence, non-financial information, accounting digitisation.


Students will acquire the fundamentals of the disciplines and the ability to critically analyse problems and issues of scientific and practical relevance. 

The Advanced Course offers content and knowledge that, although developed in the field of management, is also relevant for students from other fields. Both 'STEM' and 'humanities' professionals are increasingly involved in the development of projects of an entrepreneurial nature for which a financial literacy and a critical mastery of financial management and reporting tools are essential.

Teaching methods

Students are encouraged to develop their personal considerations on theories, practices and events through innovative and highly interactive teaching approaches. Teaching methods include traditional lectures and in-class guided discussions on empirical research papers. The final assessment is based on an active learning approach whereby each student is required to submit a draft of an empirical research project on a topic chosen in agreement with the professor.



Heads of studies

Prof. Ugo Rigoni
Prof. Chiara Saccon

Modules of the Advanced Course

Academic year 2023/2024

How to enrol in the Advanced Course

The course is open to a maximum of 15 participants, who will be selected through a dedicated call for admission between September and October 2023. To be admitted, students must have a Bachelor's degree. Any further admission requirement will be listed in the call for admission.

Classes will be held during the 3rd period. Admitted students may enrol according to the deadlines defined in the call for admission.

Enrolment in the Advanced Course is valid for one year. It is mandatory to attend all the modules in the same year and take the exams in the four exam sessions available in each module. You will not be allowed to complete the Advanced Course the following year.

Withdrawing from the Advanced Course is possible: filling the withdrawal form, you must attach the receipt of the online payment of the duty stamp (16 euros). You can find the withdrawal form within the FAQs. Please, be aware that enrolling again after the withdrawal will be at your expense.

Advanced Courses are free of charge for all students enrolled in a Master's degree or a PhD programme at Ca' Foscari.
Make sure you have finalised the enrolment in your degree programme before signing up for the Advanced Course, or else you will be charged a fee of 496 euro (480 euro + 16 euro duty stamp).
Once enrolled, you can complete the Advanced Course even after your graduation: it is however very important that your enrolment at Ca' Foscari is in order when you join the Advanced Course.

If you are not enrolled in a Ca' Foscari Master's or PhD programme, you can enrol in the Advanced Course as an external user by paying an enrolment fee of 496 euro (480 euro + 16 euro duty stamp).

If you are enrolled at another University, the fee is 336 euro (320 euro + 16 euro duty stamp). Before proceeding with the payment, please contact the Enrolment Unit through the web portal We will get back to you with information on how to pay the reduced fee.