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

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Finance & Financial Decision-Making for Managers

From financial statement analysis to investment decisions – this 4-day course will help executives, managers and specialists from all areas of business understand even more about the interrelationships and tools of financial management, and how to actively use them.





27.08.2018 - 30.08.2018

Rottach-Egern, Germany

Euro 3'600.-/CHF 3'900.-/US$ 4'300.-





24.09.2018 - 27.09.2018

Davos, Switzerland

Euro 3'600.-/CHF 3'900.-/US$ 4'300.-

Sessions & Fees

Sessions & Fees



Expertise in all facets of financial management is a core area of result-oriented management. However, this requires much more, and more importantly, something different from the ability to correctly apply accounting records. Only with comprehensive understanding and solid skills of how to use financial tools and analyses, can you handle financial aspects responsibly. Planning and budgeting, calculating costs, key-performance indicator  analyses or conducting a cost-effectiveness study – only those who are sufficiently versed in these things can participate in the decision-making process in the area of company finances. This 4-day course shows managers like yourself how to successfully handle these kinds of tasks, and helps you lay down a foundation on which to develop your expertise here even further. It allows you to assume more responsibility in achieving financial objectives and to manage this even more efficiently.

Who should attend

Who should attend
  • Up-and-coming managers who are already, or will soon be held accountable for results, costs, contribution margins or profit goals
  • Managers of profit centers, business units and divisions who do not come from a financial background
  • Specialists and professionals from all business fields who are looking for a systematic introduction to finance

This program is not designed for financial specialists. CFOs, Financial Directors or COOs. They may want to consider our Finance for Executives (p. 38).

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

Getting Started with Financial Management

  • How does corporate finance function? Tasks, and how the two are related
  • Reading financial statements and calculating cash-flow – a summary of tools and methods
  • Financing, types of financing

Planning and Budgeting

  • The conceptual basis of financial planning and budgeting
  • Assessing financial performance, looking to the future
  • Revenue, profit and cash-flow objectives

Cost Management

  • Cost structures and cost categories
  • Contribution margin accounting, break-even analyis
  • Calculating and determining prices

Controlling, Review and Evaluation

  • Developing a KPI system for financial controlling
  • Understanding controlling reports and how to interpret them correctly

Business Plan

  • How to structure a professional business plan
  • Checking and verifying the plausibility of your own financial planning

Understanding Financial Objectives, Dealing with KPIs

  • Breaking down long term financial objectives into short-term goals
  • Important KPIs

Investments and Investment Decisions

  • Economic-efficiency calculations
  • Making investment decisions



You can register by clicking on the link below. A registration form will open.

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Additional Information

Program description as PDF download

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General information

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