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?

Five evening sessions

Academics from
RSM and Finext

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 and 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.

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.

Completing the Mastering Performance Management programme will award you 20 PE points. Read more about PE points for this programme.

  • This programme will suit you if you have at least 5 years’ of management experience, and are seeking to add business value by making changes to finance functions and by managing performance. Roles include business controllers, group controllers, managers with responsibilities for business analytics, and finance managers. Teams from within a finance organisation may benefit by subscribing as a group so each member can attend a particular session.

  • During the Mastering Performance Management programme you will learn from the faculty below. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

    Prof. Frank Hartmann

    Dr Stephan Kramer

    Dr Iuliana Sandu

    Prof. Marcel van Rinsum

    Prof. Erik Roelofsen

    Maarten Brond

    Patrick Tullemans

    Esther de Graaf

    Mark Bik

    Paul Damen

  • Dates

    We expect the programme to run in the Fall of 2020. Please contact our programme manager Mariëlle Schüssler for more information.


    € 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.

  • We expect the programme to run in the Fall of 2020. Please contact our programme manager Mariëlle Schüssler for more information.