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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Financing and Investing in Infrastructure by Università Bocconi

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About the Course

Learn how debt and equity can be used to finance infrastructure investments and how investors approach infrastructure investments! According to the OECD, the global infrastructure investment requirement by 2030 for transport, electricity generation, transmission & distribution, and water & telecommunications totals to 71 trillion dollars. This figure represents about 3.5% of the annual World GDP from 2007 to 2030. The European Commission estimated, that by 2020, Europe will need between 1.5 - 2 trillion Euros in infrastructure investments. Between 2011 and 2020, about 500 billion Euros will be required for the implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, 400 billion Euros for Energy distribution networks and smart grids, 200 billion Euros on Energy transmission networks and storage, and 500 billion Euros for the upgrade and construction of new power plants. An additional 38 - 58 billion Euros and 181 - 268 billion Euros in capital investment will be needed to achieve the targets set by the European Commission for broadband diffusion. Traditionally investments in infrastructure were financed using public sources. However, severe budget constraints and inefficient management of infrastructure by public entities have led to an increased involvement of private investors in the business. The course focuses on how private investors approach infrastructure projects from the standpoint of equity, debt, and hybrid instruments. The course concentrates on the practical aspects of project finance: the most frequently used financial techniques for infrastructure investments. The repeated use of real life examples and case studies will allow students to link the theoretical background to actual business practices. In the end of the course, students will be capable of analyzing a complex transaction, identifying the key elements of a deal, and suggesting proper solutions for deal structuring from a financial advisor's perspective. Course Format The course will consist of lecture videos, readings, and talks given by guest speakers. Although we do hope you will attend the entire course, it is possible to just focus on single topics. Suggested Readings The course is designed to be self-contained, there are no obligatory readings that must be acquired outside of the course. For students interested in additional study material, you may refer to: • Gatti Stefano, "Project Finance in theory and practice", Academic Press, 2nd edition, 2012....

Top reviews

TG

Aug 20, 2020

I enjoyed the course. The material is well explained, good details and examples. Gives a good base of Project finance with focus on the insfrustructur phases and the relevant risks and solutions.

CY

Nov 03, 2017

Great course and great professor! I think this really helps me to understanding the fundamental knowledge of project finance. I think the additional study materials are really worth reading!

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By Harshil P

May 04, 2020

Overall the course was very good although some of the concepts were not 100% clear and some of the question tests were also not clear. There is small room for improvement but overall enjoyed the course and learnt alot!

By AJAY K A

Jul 09, 2020

The course is very well designed and includes latest trends in project financing. However, I would suggest to include the impact of latest trends in construction sector like BIM, Lean etc on the project financing.

By Daniel B T

Jan 26, 2019

Good course to get an initial knowledge of SPV´s and Project Finance. Too much theory about concepts and terminology. Maybe a more practical approach would make it more engaging, but still very interesting though.

By David L

Oct 28, 2018

This was a very interesting course with thoughtful materials and good pacing. There were a few glitches and some of the quizzes were strange. But I would recommend it to others interested in the topic.

By 李典霖

Feb 10, 2018

a very basic introduction to the project financing. In real world, it is much more complexing than it is presented here. Anyway, this course help me to have a whole picture about project financing.

By Vineet M

Aug 24, 2020

Concepts of project finance are explained very clearly. Focus on debt syndication and loan amortization methods is specially helpful. The course content can be updated as it is slightly old.

By pierre r

Jun 10, 2018

Manque parfois d'explication des QCM,, des vidéos plus dynamiques, pas seulement avec le professeur, mais sinon très très bon MOOC, j'ai vraiment appris beaucoup de chose. MERCI PROFESSEUR!!

By mario a v

Jul 08, 2017

Great explanations, making the concepts easy to understand and to apply. Great course to initiate with basics of Project Finance. Congratulations to Bocconi University for this course.

By sutan a m

May 18, 2019

Great material, I learned so much from the examples. Some of the reading materials are clear although some you may encounter some misspellings which may make you confused.

By Nicolas L M

Mar 06, 2017

Clear and useful.

More real study cases would have been a plus.

As the analyses of failures investments.

PFI mechanisms and impacts are not integrated. That's is missing.

By Mozharov I

Mar 18, 2017

The course offers a broad overview of project finance issues. While the materials' (video, slides) quality is outstanding, I wish the tests would be more challenging.

By Akshay B

Jun 11, 2017

A very good course about all the knowledge of Project Finance. Also the mentor is great and the style and presentation of the lectures are very good.

By Ayan D

Nov 18, 2019

Very well structured and smooth delivery to understand all the aspects and intricacies of Project Financing and investment in infrastructure.

By Alberto N

Jun 02, 2020

Very well structured and precise. Good examples.

There are some minor typos and mistakes in the slides and the videos subtitles.

By Felipe Z

Apr 03, 2020

The lectures are very effectively communicated. It would be great to have more (complex) numerical exercises for practice.

By Saikrishna P

Oct 17, 2017

This course is very indulging to those who are going to pursue or look their careers in the field of project finance.

By Simphiwe M

Aug 25, 2020

Very engaging course. Lecturer notes & weekly slides helped a lot with understanding & grasping the concepts.

By Nicolas-Patience B

Dec 28, 2017

Insightful and straight to the point course. This gave me a clear understanding of somehow complex processes.

By Isabel H M

Aug 22, 2017

Very well explained syllabus. It covers both thoreticall and practical matters. Very recommended.

By Maria C C

Mar 08, 2017

Nice course! the slide should provide the same info of the video to have a quick reference

By Yannick E F

Jan 10, 2018

Very useful course that gives you the basics of what project finance is and how it works.

By Simon B

Sep 16, 2018

Well structured course materials, knowledge fused with skills! Great Presenter!

By Gabdo T M

Jun 30, 2020

Good stuff!!! provides a good overview of how infrastructure financing works.

By Bryan W

Nov 04, 2018

Clear and concise tutorials, that aren't too long in duration for each lesson