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.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation notices must be received by email: 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 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.