Learn the language of finance in business. After all, you need to understand finance for successful decision-making. This three-day programme provides senior managers with the necessary financial knowledge and skills you need to work effectively with your colleagues in finance and accounting.

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Learning objectives

During the programme, you will:

  • learn how to read key financial statements
  • apply the major ratios to analyse financial performance and strength
  • explore different methods to analyse investment projects
  • learn how to forecast cash flows and discount rates for investment decision-making
  • articulate and apply the principles of value-based management
  • investigate the key methods for business valuation.


Finance for Senior Managers is a module of RSM’s Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (AMLP), but can also be followed separately. The intensive modular management programme will sharpen your critical thinking skills and enable you to enhance your impact as a leader.

For whom

See where other participants come from

The three-day Finance for Senior Managers programme is designed for all executives, such as senior managers, who need to further develop their financial knowledge and skills to prepare for the next step in their careers.


You should comply with the following requirements if you wish to take part in the Finance for Senior Managers programme:

You have a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience


You have budget responsibility and have financial impact in your organisation


You have responsibility in the strategic decision-making process in your organisation.



Read what previous participants say about this programme

Finance for Senior Managers helped me to look at our business in the same way as my key executive stakeholders, so it has a positive effect in my conversations with them. During the programme we also discussed many real-life examples, including ones from my industry which helped bring the topics to life. This programme was three days well spent.

Marc van der Heijden, senior vice-president global IT, Adidas Group

Your expert faculty

During the Finance for Senior Managers Programme you will learn from Prof. Michael Page. 

Prof. Michael Page

Michael Page is professor of finance and management at Bentley University in the USA, and an extraordinary professor at Stellenbosch University Business School in South Africa. His expertise is in management education, and in finance; measuring corporate value and risk, assessing portfolio performance and efficiency, ordinary equity research, and corporate finance. Throughout his 35-year academic career, he has applied his expertise through commercial consulting and leadership, and in business school life within the public and private sectors. He has held several strategic leadership and management positions. Michael serves on advisory boards for seven education institutions. 

More information


12-14 June 2023 > Apply now
22-24 November 2023 > Apply now


€ 3,600 (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