Mastering Performance Management

Mastering Performance Management

Enterprises operating in a world full of uncertainties see demand affected in ways that are not yet understood. New complexities and challenges add risk to financial plans. Modernising finance functions is often part of the response, but what are the best practices for modernising and mastering performance management?

In a series of five masterclasses, you can explore the current state in academic research and in business. What works well and what doesn’t?

Performance management experts and thought leaders from Finext will discuss real-life challenges. They will present best practices in finance modernisation or planning and forecasting. Practitioners will present a case study on challenges and improvement initiatives within their organisation. Each session will conclude with a panel discussion, a Q&A session among the participants, RSM academics, Finext and other business presenters.

Join the five masterclasses of four hours each, led by a business professional and faculty members. Each masterclass will focus on one of the following topics:

  • Modernising the finance function
  • Mastering planning and forecasting
  • Financial analytics and data science
  • Performance evaluation and incentive structures
  • Integrated thinking and reporting

Learning objectives

After the five masterclasses, you will be able to:

  • identify where effective changes can be made within your organisation
  • know what works best in practice
  • organise your finance team to cope with developments in AI applications and cloud computing
  • apply budgeting planning and forecasting while addressing pitfalls and dysfunctions
  • work with big data applications to bring value to the business
  • set targets and measure performance while preventing dysfunctional effects
  • understand how integrated reporting can drive value creation, and how to use it.

Five evening sessions

September 2019 - January 2020

Academics from
RSM and Finext

  • Dates

    Start in September 2019 > Apply now
    Each masterclass session will take place from 16:00 - 20:30
    5 September 2019: Modernising the finance function
    3 October 2019: Mastering planning and forecasting
    31 October 2019:  Integrated thinking and reporting
    28 November 2019: Performance evaluation and incentive structures
    9 January 2020: Financial analytics and data science


    € 3,200 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, light dinner, and snacks. This fee does 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.


    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.

  • The programme Mastering Performance Management runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register