Driving Financial Performance

Finance for Non-Financials: Develop Your Financial Confidence

Develop Your Financial Confidence

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.

Target Group

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


  • On-Campus: 4 days

  • Self-Study: 3 – 5h

On-Campus Modules

  • April 17 – 20, 2023

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Location: Online   |     Language: English     |     ECTS-Points: 3     |     Costs: CHF 4’900     |     Individual days bookable: No     |     Graduation: Certificate of Participation     |    Recognition: Essentials in General Management CAS HSG

Next Start Date

April 17, 2023

Registration Deadline

April 10, 2023

Participants‘ Profile

~Years‘ work experience
Average Age
Number of industries
Middle echelon

Overview of Topics

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

Your Practical 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.


«A balanced tutorial: Theory and case studies are perfectly connected to the current business environment. The best choice for managers who aim to improve their financial acumen towards business excellence.»

Dr. Giacomo Vitarelli, Manager, Celanese

«The combination of theory & case studies in this outstanding program has helped me to get a deep understanding of financial impacts of everyday decision making processes. And it was part of the initiation to move into a new function in my company.»

Müge Deniz Yüksek, Global Market Segment Manager Automotive / E-mobility, Von Roll Switzerland

«It was a truly rewarding experience with great networking opportunities.»

Anna Khudoyerko, Coal Department, Glencore International AG

«I really liked the combination of e-learning, theory, and case studies and, above all, the program has helped me in my professional development!»

Martin Schmied, Country Manager, HARLEY-DAVIDSON Switzerland


3 Reasons to Attend

  • Obtain valuable stimulus for your management responsibilities in the area of finance.

  • Network with exciting peers and identify solutions to your specific challenges.

  • Acquire top-notch practical know-how in the area of finance and controlling, based on cutting-edge research of the HSG.

Are you interested?

Then sign up for the executive education program „Driving Financial Performance“.

We look forward to your registration!

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