CFO Simulator: Executive Program in Corporate Finance


Executive Education - Open Programs

Patrícia Rodrigues


Phone: (+351) 217 214 220



More Information

2nd edition: starts on April 28th, 2017

Schedule: download here (available in portuguese only)

Classes: Fridays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duration: 24 hours

Applications here

Program Description

The Financial staff are confronted with the challenge of managing the companies' financial resources in a market environment increasingly complex.

The CFO Simulator: Executive Program in Corporate Finance offers an opportunity to experience, in an integrated manner, the effect of financial decisions on creating value for the shareholder. The simulator allows participants to "fly" the company, being "in command" of their strategic financial decisions under a great variety of scenarios and market conditions. Through "the flight hours" earned in the simulator, the knowledge of financial management is improved under an experiential and cooperative learning process. Participants are organized into teams and each team represents a company.

Companies compete with each other seizing to maximize the profitability of their actions.


Main Benefits

  • Understanding, trough  experiment and learning by doing, how the financial decisions contribute to the company's performance;
  • Specifically through the simulator, participants perfect their knowledge on:
    • Capital cost estimate;
    • Investment in real assets;
    • Degree of balance sheet liquidity;
    • Equity financing: capital increase;  stock repurchase; dividend payment;
    • Debt financing: issuance and repayment of debt.


The Participants will, through the Simulator, form companies competing with one another in order to obtain the best return. The Simulator will allow them to apply concepts and principles of finance management within a market context with high realism.

The winning team will be awarded a trip to the New York Stock Exchange.



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