Are you a non-financial manager who feels daunted by discussions with finance professionals, and wants to quickly grasp the important aspects of finance? Dr Arjen Mulder, senior lecturer in corporate finance, will provide you with the tools and insights you need to effectively deal with these challenges and help you turn them into a business advantage.

Become your future self

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Executive education student in class

Learning objectives

When you have completed this programme, you will be able to:

  • explain how the role of finance can influence the overall success of an organisation
  • understand the key tools used by financial specialists
  • assess the financial performance of your organisation
  • interpret and evaluate financial data with your newfound practical skills
  • understand how organisations have become global leaders by driving their operational excellence
  • utilise your new, practical skills to interpret and evaluate financial data.


Complete four modules and your Applied Research Project

Finance for Non-Financial Managers is a module of RSM’s Diploma Programme in General Management (DPGM), but can also be followed separately. The diploma programme is designed so you can tailor it to your personal and professional development needs.

For whom

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This programme is suitable for all managers who wish to enhance their financial knowledge, including:

Current and prospective non-financial managers.

Consultants with a non-financial background.

Lawyers exposed to finance in their legal practice.

Most participants hold a bachelor or master degree, and some have a PhD in a field unrelated to finance.


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See which expert faculty lead this programme

Dr. Arjen Mulder

Arjen Mulder is an Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance at RSM. He earned his doctorate in business at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research interests are corporate finance and government interventions in private sector decision-making, such as taxation and investment subsidies for otherwise uneconomic investments. Arjen worked at the Netherlands Economic Institute (now Ecorys) prior to obtaining his PhD. His teaching activities focus on corporate finance and value creation. Dr Arjen Mulder teaches the Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme. Faculty members are occasionally substituted to match the programme’s content and the lecturers’ availability.

Dr. Arjen Mulder

More information


2 - 3 February 2023 > Apply now
8 - 9 June 2023 > Apply now
7 - 8 December 2023 > Apply now



€ 2,800 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.
25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM


General terms and conditions

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

General terms and conditions


The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus

Hotel accommodation

We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel

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