Mastering finance and corporate strategy

Turning digital into an opportunity

First Finance Institute’s certification courses are aimed at all professionals, whether beginners or experienced, who wish to develop or deepen their skills in corporate finance.


Managers, entrepreneurs, corporate financiers, bankers, lawyers, legal experts, engineers, management controllers, accountants… First Finance Institute’s Executive Online Certificates allow you to train online, at your own pace, while benefiting from the know-how of the world’s leading schools.

Renowned professors :

The courses are given by some of the best teachers in the world.


The professors all have a recognized academic background but also have operational experience as successful practitioners.


An example is the M&A@Columbia Business School program include Donna Hitscherich, Professor at Columbia Business School after a career as an investment banker with CS First Boston, J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Securities.

Enjoyment of learning and mutual enrichment

The pedagogical format of these online programs has been designed to maximize learner engagement and exchange between learners, learning coaches and teachers. Discussions on the forum and physical or web-based meetings to prepare the case studies foster collaborative enthusiasm, a factor of motivation and quality of learning.


Prestigious recognition

The validation of the knowledge acquired through case studies and the final exam in a Pearson Vue centre allows the student to obtain an official certificate awarded by Columbia, Wharton, HEC Paris or Instituto de Empresa.


ICCF® and our other Executive Online Certificates are an added value on the CV and bring recognition in your company as well as a real improvement in employability.

International Alumni Network

The strong ties created during the training continue and are intensified through a very active alumni network of more than 7,000 certified alumni. 

Description of pedagogical formats

The Executive Online Certificate ICCF, whether with Columbia business school , HEC Paris or Instituto de Empresa is designed on the same model :


 3 successive MOOCs with a final exam, each MOOC consisting of :

  • 4 weeks of courses (1 hour of video per week, forum, 1 weekly live session to exchange with the teacher),
  • a fifth week dedicated to a case study, in sub-groups of 3 people,
  • and a sixth week devoted to peer review of the case study.

M&A@Columbia business schools consists of an 8-week course in MOOC format and two weeks devoted to the completion and correction of a case study.