Executive Financial Decision Making

Executive Financial Decision Making

The function of finance in business - particularly in higher management - has changed. Finance managers need skills in partnering and collaboration with other parts of the organisation to drive better decision-making, and to create value.

The evolving role of CFO

During this eight-day intensive programme delivered in Rotterdam and Milan, you will learn wider communication skills, and strategic and influencing competencies. The programme is delivered by RSM and SDA Bocconi, and aimed at high-performing finance business partners. It embraces technical and functional aspects of roles in finance. This programme will support and drive your ambitions to take on a corporate executive and leadership role within the function of finance.

Two modules of
four days

Start 24 September

Faculty from RSM and SDA Bocconi

Learning objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • critically and creatively identify, evaluate, and appraise business issues
  • design and implement advanced accounting and financial tools
  • effectively communicate results and complex solutions for business decisions
  • influence and negotiate in collaborative working environments
  • build, motivate and inspire teams to drive change programmes

Key benefits

  • access to RSM and Bocconi faculty
  • tailored to your schedule
  • become part of the Alumni network of RSM and Bocconi
  • broaden your peer network
  • Target participants are managers with a strong background and experience in accounting and finance, willing to widen his/her skills of the entire set of competences needed for effectively cover the following positions:

    • Company/Group CFO
    • Group/Divisional/Business Unit Controller
    • Financial Accounting Manager
    • Treasury manager
    • Country CFO
  • Dates

    Module 1: 24 – 27 September 2018 in Milan
    Module 2: 19 – 22 November 2018 in Rotterdam


    € 14,000 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.
    10% reduction on the programme fee is offered to applications received before 26 July 2018.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation notices must be received by email: openprogrammes@rsm.nl. The following cancellation fees apply:

    • More than 14 days before the programme’s start date: 25% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Between 14 and 7 days before the programme’s start date:  75% of the programme fee will be charged
    • 7 days or fewer before the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Cancellations received on or after the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged.


    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same company on the same course without extra costs.

    General terms and conditions

    Please click here to view RSM Executive Education’s general terms and conditions.


    The programmes take place at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Bayle Building, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam.

    Hotel accommodation

    If you require hotel accommodation in Rotterdam, we recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, adjacent to the university.

  • Please fill out your application for registration and sent it per email openprogrammes@rsm.nl to the attention of Eugene Kerpen. 

    Download the Enrolment Request Form.

    Admission check
    Enrollment will be based on an evaluation of candidates CVs. The registration is understood to be completed at the time RSM receives this application. 

    Admission deadline
    Applications for registration must be received by 4 September 2018.