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Executive School of Management, Technology and Law

Driving Financial Performance

Jun 30—Jul 3, 2020
3 daysModules info
St. Gallen, Switzerland
CHF 4900 ≈USD 4934
CHF 1633 per day

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The role as manager has steadily become more complex in recent years. For a successful career, well-founded knowledge in the area of finance and controlling topics is also an essential for „non-financials“. At the forefront of the on-campus module is the practical application and concrete assessment of business cases. In terms of finance-conscious management this will sharpen your competence decisively.

Programme Benefits

  • Develop a basic understanding of financial and business accounting.
  • Know and apply the main tools for the financial side of business management.
  • Immerse yourself in the topic of controlling and acquire an overview of planning, reporting and cost management.
  • Enhance your strategic options by valuating a business using the main key figures.
  • Calculate actual and future costs with the help of various methods of capital budgeting.

Course Structure

This short program includes the following components:

  • 3h self-study as preparation for the in-class module
  • On-campus module in St. Gallen.

Content & Faculty

Analysis of Key Financial Figures

  • Analyzing and interpreting key figures
  • Understanding the financial basics of the business plan

Capital Budgeting & Business Valuation

  • Getting acquainted with capital budgeting methods
  • Conducting business valuations

Accounting & Controlling

  • Cost accounting fundamentals
  • A look at management-relevant controlling

Who should attend

This short program is aimed at non-financials in lower and middle echelon management with responsibility for costs and results.


Thorsten Truijens Dr. oec. HSG, MBA Director of the Center for Financial Management After studying in Germany, the US and in Switzerland, Thorsten Truijens started his career in the controlling department of a multinational automotive company before working for a consulting firm. As director of ...
ACADEMIC DEGREES 1988 University of Utah Ph.D. 1981 Norwegian School of Economics Master of Public Accountancy WORK EXPERIENCE 2010 - Present University St. Gallen Professor of Business Administration 2004 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor 2004 - Present Jo...


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Jun 30—Jul 3, 2020
3 daysModules info
St. Gallen, Switzerland
CHF 4900 ≈USD 4934
CHF 1633 per day

How it works

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