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Executive Education 
Programs for Individuals

Pragmatic, relevant management seminars about specific management topics or multi-part executive education programs. For executives, managers, practioners and high potentials.

Open Programs




Part 1

19.11.2018 - 22.11.2018

Hamburg, Germany

Part 2

03.12.2018 - 06.12.2018

Zurich, Switzerland

Euro 7'900.-/CHF 8'700 /US$ 9'600.-

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

Starting from the “here and now” of your company, this two-part program does a deep-dive into all questions having to do with strategic and financial management.


  • What is tried and tested executive management, and what can it contribute to business success in uncertain times?
  • Where does my organization stand today regarding its strategic focus, its customer orientation and its financial value; and how can it proactively meet the challenges of the future?
  • What tools of financial management are available and how can they be used to deal with executive leadership tasks even more effectively?
  • What decisions can and must be made?



Who should attend

Who should attend
  • Managing directors, members of executive boards
  • CEOs, C-level executives, executives, board members
  • Executives with general management responsibility
  • Executives in charge of vital company units
  • Executives who are soon to be promoted to a managing director or a CEO position, or aspire to hold such a position



Part 1: Executive Management. 4 days

Part 2: Financial Management. 4 days

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Part 1: Executive Management

Integrated Management – Key Management Decisions

  • Integrated management approaches, key decisions
  • The difficulty with increasing profit in the current fiscal year, while ensuring the future at the same time
  • Taking advantage of opportunities offered by Industry 4.0 and digitalization

The Key Issues Determining Effective Corporate Management

  • Setting corporate targets, the right strategic timetable
  • Corporate strategy, the appropriate structures
  • Collaboration between executive board and management
  • Change and future viability

Systematic Situation Analysis – the General Management Audit

  • What do the numbers tell me?
  • How to get an overall view of your strategic starting point quickly
  • Identifying bottlenecks, detecting structural obstacles
  • Preventing and simplifying excessive complexity
  • Identifying a strategic need for action
  • Formulating the key issues that will determine a profitable future for your company

Strategic Management, Strategic Focus

  • Modern strategic management
  • The importance of having a strong market position
  • The goal of being active in attractive markets
  • The importance of creating new markets
  • Concise ways to formulate strategy
  • Factors for success in the business of the future
  • Measures to increase profitability and to sustainable increases in corporate value

The Prerequisites for Successful Implementation

  • Speed, result-orientation and customer proximity – it’s all an question of processes and people
  • Developing simple structures that will drive success
  • Effective controlling

Executive Leadership

  • Effective leadership and motivating people
  • Communication
  • Successful change management


Part 2: Financial Management

Integrated Financial Management

  • Financial management overview and update
  • Value-oriented corporate management
  • Setting down financial policies

Planning, Budgeting and Making Investment Decisions

  • The conceptual basis for planning and budgeting
  • Profit targets and return-on-equity objectives

Cost of Capital, Modern Financing

  • Lowering your capital costs
  • Modern forms of financing
  • Financing growth and innovation

Drivers for Efficiency and Profitability

  • Tools for managing results
  • Achieving your cash flow targets
  • Doing away with sources of loss, making portfolio adjustments
  • Restructuring, downsizing and turnaround
  • Increasing your profitability and return

The Design of Cost Structures

  • Developing a reasonable cost concept
  • Determining your break-even point by adjusting it to match the variational consistency of your business

Liquidity Management

  • How much of a liquidity reserve do we need?
  • Tools for managing liquidity
  • Working capital management

The Equity Market and Banks

  • The logic behind the equity market
  • The role played by analysts and opinion-makers
  • Banks and corporate finance

Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acquiring companies and parts of companies
  • Making assessments, due diligence



You can register for this executive education program by clicking on the link below and a registration form will open.

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Additional Information about this Executive Education Program

Program discription as PDF download

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General information

Phone: +41 (0)43 499 40 20

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