Finance for Senior Managers

Finance for Senior Managers

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.

Equip yourself with the latest financial knowledge

Decisions and actions such as launching a new product or service, investing in new production facilities, doing acquisitions or disposing of businesses require a fundamental understanding of key concepts in finance. Learn how to deal with the financial side of business during this Finance for Senior Managers programme by RSM Executive Education, including business valuation, ratios and financial performance.   

You will be better prepared to deal with your firms’ counterparts such as banks, consultants, clients and investors. The programme, which is led by finance and accounting expert Prof. Mike Page, will better equip you to apply all facets of finance in your role as a general senior manager. Are you ready for this next step in your career?

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.

Our virtual classroom

During the first COVID-19 period participants rated the virtual classroom experience very positive. In the online version of Finance for Senior Managers you will join our virtual classroom, where you will experience the full programme with cases, assignments, exercises, videos, feedback, and peer-reviews. The programme design is a hybrid online format with both synchronous (virtual classroom sessions) and asynchronous elements. You will prepare for each of the six live virtual sessions, by watching pre-recorded faculty videos, reading articles, as well as selected reading from the textbook. Prof. Mike Page is an expert faculty who will guide you through the programme and challenges you to prepare before each module. During the live virtual sessions, a portion will involve traditional presentation by faculty. During these session you are required to engage with one another and with the faculty to address the issues underlying the session case.

The programme Finance for Senior Manager is also a component of the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Admission

    Participants will learn as much from each other as from the faculty. To ensure a diverse and high-quality group, all applicants to the programme will be required to undergo a short intake discussion with an RSM staff member. This way we can guarantee that the programme is suitable for you.

    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.

    Your application will be final once we have informed you on the basis of the intake call that your application has been accepted. 

  • “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

  • The Finance for Senior Managers programme is led by 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.

  • Most programmes will take place online until 1 March 2021. If you register for a programme that is scheduled to take place after 1 March 2021, we cannot guarantee a face-to-face delivery format.

    Dates

    3 - 5 March 2021 > Apply now
    24 - 26 November 2021 > Apply now

    Fees

    Virtual classroom 2020: € 2,965.50 (excl 21% VAT) 
    Face-to-face 2021: € 3,350 (excl 21% VAT)

    Fees are including course materials, and lunches and snacks if applicable. These fees do not include hotel accommodation.
    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    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.

    Location

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

    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.

  • Most programmes will take place online until 1 March 2021. If you register for a programme that is scheduled to take place after 1 March 2021, we cannot guarantee a face-to-face delivery format.

    The Finance for Senior Managers programme runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register: