Aalto CFO Program

Aalto University School of Business

Aalto University School of Business


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Who should attend

The Aalto CFO Program is for CFO's and Group Controllers as well as for other senior financial executives willing to grow into CFO position in the future. The program will be beneficial for those who wish to grow their business financially, expand their competencies in leading a finance function and learn about latest digital developments in finance.

About the course

Strenghten Your Value as a Financial Director and Lead the Way for the Future

Financial management plays a key strategic role in providing information and support for business management and direction for business development. Looking and seeing ahead as well as utilizing the possibilities offered by digitalization are becoming the new normal in leading a financial function.

The Aalto CFO Program is designed for financial executives who wish to strengthen their role as a strategic and influential business partner and gain new perspectives on the latest developments in digitalizing the business environment and finance functions. The program will help you to increase your skills in leading business performance and enhance your competencies to influence the future of your company’s business success.

The program's focus is on developing key financial competencies in leading the company financially. While at the same time increasingly taking the future perspective and applying new technologies in business development.

If you are interested in hearing more about renewed Program, welcome to our Finance Breakfast on December 12, 2019 starting at 7:30 in Helsinki. Our topic for the morning is Risk Management on the Finance Function’s Agenda.


The program provides you with the opportunity to strengthen your role as a financial leader and gain a strong toolkit for creating more value for your company.

Renew your understanding of the role of CFO and the finance function in transition

Refresh your knowledge of the latest financial concepts and practices

Be better prepared to tackle your business challenges in corporate finance, governance and company valuation

Deepen your perspective on the digitalizing business environment and emerging opportunities

Learn new ways to influence and communicate

Contents and Schedule

The Aalto Financial Executive consists of two training modules with a total of six training days.

Each module includes pre-readings as well as a take-home assignment (optional). Each Module is individually graded.

If desired, up to 9 ECTS can be transferred from the Aalto Financial Executive program to an Aalto Executive MBA or Aalto MBA program.

Module 1: Finance Impacting on Business Success

This module will focus on strengthening key capabilities needed in developing and steering company's business performance.

  • CFO role and Finance functions in transition
  • Megatrends that have an impact on finance function and competence requirements
  • Financial professionals driving economic value
  • Corporate finance as a strategic tool
  • Decision-making and corporate governance
  • Company valuation

Module 2: Driving the Future Success

This module will focus on the future developments in digitalizing business environment and financial function. The module also focuses on providing tools to develop personal influence.

  • Digitalization and industry transformation
  • Business analytics in a data-rich environment
  • Prediction approaches and technologies
  • Analytical methods for scenario-based strategy development
  • Power and influence – personal influencing tools


Teemu Malmi

Teemu Malmi is Professor of Accounting at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in managerial control systems, strategy implementation and cost, and profitability accounting. Professor Malmi has served as a consultant to a large number of companies from different industries, e.g. C...

Henri Schildt

Henri Schildt is a tenured professor with a joint appointment at the Aalto School of Business (Management & Organizations) and the School of Science’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. His research interests span digitalization, technology strategy, organizational change, a...

Matti Suominen

Matti Suominen is Professor of Finance at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in information economics in financial markets, market microstructure and corporate finance. Suominen has previously worked as a consultant at the European Corporate Finance Practice of McKinsey & Co...

Jari Melgin

Jari Melgin serves a Professor of Practice at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in accounting, finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and corporate governance. Professor Melgin has broad consulting experience in Financial Management, Corporate ...

Ben Nothnagel

Ben Nothnagel is a Senior Advisor at Aalto University Executive Education and has worked with Aalto EE for over 20 years specializing in developing the leadership skills of executives who are part of ambitious businesses. Nothnagel's focus is on encouraging individuals and organizations to excel...

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