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Global Financing Solutions (by EDHEC and Société Générale)

EDHEC Business School via Coursera


The MOOC Global Financing Solutions is your online gateway to better understanding of the dynamics of Finance, and its role at the very heart of promoting the “real economy” and global growth. Concretely, you will learn how companies finance themselves using banks and capital markets.

We will look at the role of syndication, and how it links issuers looking to raise capital to grow their businesses with investors looking to manage their assets and possibly liabilities. The role of banks in wider society will also be explored, from helping airlines to lease aircraft to transport people, to financing roads and bridges that help promote transport and trade, to funding renewable sources energy such as wind or solar farms, right through to explaining the role of export finance, and the pivotal role exporting countries governments’ play, in promoting the movement of goods worldwide.

We will showcase the lifecycle of commodities, from exploration, to processing and refining, to how banks facilitate the global trade of products ranging from oil and gas, to agriculture products, to everyday items such as fruits or beans. We will also look at the exciting world of acquisition finance and leverage buy-outs, enabling strategic moves for our key clients, as well as securitization, the repackaging of debt, and hedging, especially important as a mean to protect corporate companies against rate or price fluctuations.

The collaboration between Societe Generale and EDHEC Business School builds on a long-standing partnership based on one common objective: to provide future talents with access to information and expertise that enables them to grow.

Through this MOOC, we are taking an innovative approach to learning by providing you with the theoretical basics of finance, thanks to the expertise of EDHEC as one of the world’s foremost business schools in Finance, and combining it with practical insights of business experts from Societe Generale, widely regarded as a global leader in Structured Finance, to show how the theory is put into practice.


  • Introduction
    • Looking at the interplay between the real economy and the financial system.
  • Asset based Finance
    • IT will be shown how tangible assets (machines and receivables) can be used to raise money.
  • Project finance
    • Understanding the usefulness of isolating some projects into SPVs.
  • Acquisition and buy-outs
    • Understanding available tools for external growth as well as company transmission.
  • Debt Capital Markets
    • Understand the mechanism by which issuers on the bond market meet investors.
  • Hedging
    • Assessing satellite risks of industrial companies (forex, interest rate,…) and available instruments to manage the risk.

Taught by

Laurent CHABOT, Laurent Mitaty, Vincent Montrichard, Olivier MUSSET, Lucia DIEZ DI CARRANZA, Abraham Lioui, Arnaud Cruiziat, Laurent Vignon, Jérôme Deflesselles, Alexandre Huet, Christophe Hadjal, Demetrio Salorio, Charles Combemale Lecoq, Jean-Pierre Cherbit, Benoît Tanguy, Jérôme JACQUES, Denis Childs, Véronique Thomas, Laurent Floquet, Pierre-Antoine Barreault and Nigel Ball


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