Strategic Finance

Strategic Finance

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
  • This programme is suitable for managers with a strong background and experience in accounting and finance, who aspire to take on a more senior financial role within their organisation. This strategic finance programme helps you to broaden your skills and entire set of competences.  

    These skills and knowledge learned in the programme are deemed required to effectively perform in your future job function such as Financial Accounting Manager, Company/Group CFO, Group/Divisional/Business Unit Controller, Treasury manager and Country CFO.

  • Dates

    Please contact our programme director Hans Horstink for more information.


    € 14,000 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

    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.