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Finanzen für Manager

Finanzen für Executives

Executive education program in German

Finanzen für Executives (FfE.4)

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 18. - 20. Sep 2024
4,000 €

Boost your financial literacy

In their quarterly hustle to meet the numbers, managers rarely take the time to step back and consider how these numbers relate to the big picture or how their decisions and performance actually add value. This program seeks to change that. We provide you with a framework that transforms strategy buzzwords and financial jargon into clear tools and objectives. These actionable takeaways will help you to communicate and manage important decisions such as investments and M&As more effectively.

Although the program blends insights from theory and practice, it will be very hands-on to boost your financial literacy. The program will show you how to read and analyze financials through the lens of value-creation. We will explore these numbers to understand how to present and choose among business cases, how to factor in uncertainty, and how to value a company. We will also make sure that you avoid common mistakes and fallacies in financial decision-making going forward to create a lasting impact on your career.

This program is delivered in German. The English language equivalent to this program is Finance for Executives.

Finanzen für Executives (FfE.4)

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 18. - 20. Sep 2024
4,000 €

Your profile

  • Senior or mid-level managers from non-financial backgrounds interested in gaining a better understanding of financial principles.


  • Gaining a deeper understanding of profit-and-loss accounts, balance sheets, and cash flow
  • Learning to identify relevant costs and revenues
  • Communicating financial goals to others
  • Building a network of global contacts


  • Developing awareness of external financial markets and their effects on management decisions
  • Explaining relationships between revenue and costs, how return on capital employed (ROCE) is built from these two components, and how profit differs from cash
  • Forensic analysis of financial statements to understand and predict performance and financial stress
  • Understanding the basic valuation framework surrounding investment decisions; measuring the consequences of time adjustment, amounts of relevant cash flow, and risks
  • Learning how to manage working capital more efficiently


Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Prof. Dr. Peter Kajüter

Visiting Lecturer, ESMT Berlin

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Maximilian Müller

Visiting Professor of Accounting, ESMT Berlin


"A very good seminar in which previous knowledge is certainly helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Complex contexts are explained clearly, so that one can always keep up well with the subject. A clear recommendation for those who do not deal with the topic on a daily basis, but are increasingly confronted with it."

Marcus Eich, Functional Head of Surface Storage Facilities, Uniper Energy Storage GmbH

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

Earn your certificate

Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Head of Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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