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Exploring the finance function of the future!

In a complex and dynamic world managers have to know the precise status quo of their company. In Frankfurt School’s "Strategic Finance" programme you will learn state of the art techniques for improving the financial function of your company.

Strategic Finance is the art of analysing and steering a company effectively based on quantitative approaches in order to support a company’s competitive strategy. All five modules are exclusively offered by highly experienced professors over a period of five weeks.

Target Group

Managers who want to understand the finance function of their company and who want to deepen their knowledge in diverse financial aspects.

Lessons learned

After completing this programme you will…

  • be able to identify and manage competitive advantage
  • know about the strategic perspective of financial accounting
  • be able to use management accounting as a strategic tool
  • know the essential aspects of how to manage M&As effectively
  • be able to make correct investment decisions
  • be prepared for future challenges by analyzing and steering your company from the inside


Time Model

The five modules will be offered within one semester (always on a Friday from 9 am to 5 pm); start is beginning of November each year.

  • Corporate Strategy: 04.11.2016
  • Corporate Finance: 11.11.2016
  • Financial Accounting: 18.11.2016
  • Management Accounting: 25.11.2016
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: 02.12.2016



FS Campus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany




6,950 EUR

(including all five modules)

Programme overview

M1: Corporate Strategy

Prof. Dr. Nils Stieglitz

  • Identifying and quantifying competitive advantages
  • Evaluating growth opportunities
  • Recognising strategic risks
  • Aligning strategic intent with financial decisions

M2: Corporate Finance

Prof. Dr. Zacharias Sautner

  • Mastering governance and executive compensation
  • Avoiding common mistakes in evaluating corporate investment decisions
  • Translating strategy into company valuation
  • Deciding on the right capital structure

M3: Financial Accounting

Prof. Dr. Jörg Werner

  • Importance and foundations of financial accounting
  • Accounting for business activities
  • Analysis of financial statements
  • Accounting for key activities, events and transactions

M4: Management Accounting

Prof. Dr. Martin Artz

  • Performance Management System to Guide Strategy Design & Implementation
  • Performance Management for Customer Centricity
  • Performance Management in Times of Digitalisation
  • The Modern Management Accounting Organisation

M5: Mergers & Acquisitions

Prof. Dr. Christian Koziol

  • Historic trends and merger waves
  • Selection of target companies
  • Strategic actions to succeed a merger
  • Prevention of hostile takeover
  • Analysis of current M&A cases