Neu: Driving Financial Performance

Finance for Non-Financials: Develop Your Financial Confidence
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Programme overview

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.

Next step

Are you interested in this programme? Download our brochure to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

Contact person

Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

Victoria Keel

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Programme details

Programme type






Number of ECTS credits



4 days


St. Gallen


CHF 4'900

Target group

C-Level, Functional Manager, Functional Specialist, High Potential, Owner/Entrepreneur, Senior Manager

Next date

Start date: 22.04.2025
places available

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 22 – 25 , 2025

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

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Participant Profile


«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 good reasons for your participation

  • Receive valuable impulses for your management responsibility in the area of finance

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

  • Give your career an extra kick with a worldwide recognized executive education from the University of St.Gallen

Are you interested?

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

We look forward to your registration!

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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

Victoria Keel

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Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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