Aalto Financial Executive

Aalto University School of Business

Aalto University School of Business


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Who should attend

The Aalto Financial Executive program is for CFOs, controllers, and other financial executives who want to expand their competencies in leading a financial function and grow their business financially.

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 renewed Aalto Financial Executive 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

EducationUndergraduate Kauniaisten lukio, Kauniainen, Matriculation examination 1984 Graduate Helsinki School of Economics, M.Sc (Econ.) Accounting and Finance, 1990 Helsinki School of Economics, Lic.Sc (Econ.) Accounting and Finance, 1994 Helsinki School of Economics, D.Sc (Econ.) Accounting a...

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

My current research areas include Financial Markets, Hedge Funds and Quantitative Trading Strategies. In addition to doing research, I am actively involved in management consulting to financial institutions and executive education. For instance, I have been involved in teaching executives, often ...

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 an expert in self-development and applied neuro-science and has been a member of Aalto EE’s faculty for many years. His concepts of applied neuro-science have also been incorporated into the leadership development programs of many global corporations. He is an Attorney at Law, a...

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