Finance, Controlling & Auditing

Driving Financial Performance

The Highly Efficient Executive Program on Financial Management and Controlling


Programme Description

Long-term sustainable cash flows are necessary for self-financed growth. Managers are more and more frequently evaluated in terms of the competence and impact with which they contribute to growing these cash flows. Both with regards to company as well as personal goals it is therefore beneficial for every manager to understand and be able to act on the topdown financial targets and the bottom-up drivers of improved performance. These insights are exactly as important for an independent entrepreneur as for managers in profit, cost or service centers in large companies.


Target Audience

This compact seminar is specially designed for non-finance managers to gain knowledge about concepts and tools which support them in boosting and steering performance in their area of responsibility.


Start Dates
3 days
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
Short Seminar
CHF 6'300
E-Campus Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


Organisational structures and compensation systems are increasingly oriented to profitability and liquidity. Success requires a clear understanding of the key ratios in the balance sheet and P&L statement. Second, financial planning needs to be conducted in full awareness of the interdependent financial consequences of measures and policies. Third, the impact of management decisions on the long-term market value of the company - the focus of interest for investors - must be recognized.

Programme Benefits

During the preparatory phase, you will acquire solid knowledge in the basics of accounting
and financial management. You will be taught the structure of a balance sheet, income state-
ment, and cash flow statement. You will be made familiar with the most important ratios, as
well as the tools for ensuring financial health and successful planning for the future.

Course Structure

  • 36 hours of eLearning including tutoring with corresponding preparatory and follow-up work
  • three days of in-class sessions

Content & Faculty

  • Analyzing the financial health of a company
  • Evaluating companies and businesses
  • Making thorough financial decisions

Dr. Thorsten Truijens, one of the most successful HSG-lecturer in the area of Finance and Controlling.


It was a truly rewarding experience with great networking opportunities.
Portrait Anna Khudoyerko
Anna Khudoyerko
Coal Department, Glencore International AG
A balanced tutorial: Theory and case studies are perfectly connected to the current business environment. The best choice for managers who aim to improve their financial acumen towards business excellence.
Dr. Giacomo Vitarelli
Manager, Celanese
The combination of theory & case studies in this outstanding program has helped me to get a deep understanding of financial impacts of everyday decision making processes. And it was part of the initiation to move into a new function in my company.
Müge Deniz Yüksek
Global Market Segment Manager Automotive/ E-mobility, Von Roll Switzerland

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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