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Innovative, Inspiring, Interactive

Top management in today's business world have a previously unimaginable complexity and speed of operation to deal with in their companies. Business cycles move fast, international geopolitical affairs have direct and immediate impacts, and big data floods their inboxes.

The Senior Executive Programme has been developed specifically for these managers, irrespective of industry, to provide time to step back from the immediate daily business affairs and refresh their knowledge and skills with the latest management strategies and techniques.

Alongside other top level management from some of Germany's leading corporations, participants will develop a substantial comprehension of essential functions of a company from a number of different perspectives.

Target Group

Senior executives who want to boost their career, refresh their management knowledge and to learn the latest management techniques and trends.

Learning Targets
  • gain a competitive advantage due to a better understanding of own company’s organisational structure, functions, and processes
  • realise personal potential and improve performance by directly applying new knowledge and strategies to own job
  • access and apply operative and strategic concepts for improving own business 
Programme Highlights
  • Inspiring weekly keynote speakers
  • Challenging content and intensive discussions
  • Interactive sessions with leading academics
  • Peer networking with top management

A key element of the programme, alongside peer learning, is the possibility of individual coaching in each module with certified career coaches, including a Leadership Check-up in the first module. 

Time Model

The modules will be offered in three weekly blocks within one semester. Each teaching day will start at 9:30am and end 5:00pm. Welcome dinner on Sunday evening.


Presence Modules: Campus at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Hotel Accomodation: "Fleming’s Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt Main-Riverside" close-by (special corporate rates will be offered on request and availability)


18.950 EUR

(includes teaching material, refreshments, lunch and two dinners each week)

Alumni discount: 2500 EUR

Programme overview

Module I

Competitive Strategy

  • Defining a strategic business strategy
  • Market-based view vs. resource-based view
  • Blue Ocean strategy

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. R. Klingebiel


  • Transactional vs. transformational leadership
  • Managers or leaders?
  • Effective leadership

Global Business Environment

  • Global developments and megatrends
  • Doing business in a dynamic environment
  • Intercultural Management

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. H. Löchel

Operations Management

  • Lean Management
  • Quality Management
  • Operational Excellence

Lecturer:  Prof. Dr. J.-H. Thun

Performance Management

  • Accounting as business function
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Lecturer:  Dr. M. Mädler

Module II

Organisation Design

  • Aligning strategy and structure
  • Differentiation and Integration
  • Centralization and Delegation
  • Designing adaptive organisations

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. N. Stieglitz

Decision Making

  • Basics of Decision Theory and Game Theory
  • Cooperation & Conflicts
  • How do people really behave? Insights from Experimental Economics

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. E. Feess

Supply Chain Management

  • The Beer Game & the Bullwhip Effect
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Closed-loop Supply Chains

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. J.-H. Thun & Prof. Dr. J. Strohhecker

Organisational Behaviour

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Motivation
  • Stress & Health at Work

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. M. Bechtoldt

Corporate Finance

  • Cost of Capital
  • Investment Decisions
  • Financing Decisions
  • Corporate Valuation

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Z. Sautner

Module III

Customers & Markets

  • Designing a customer-centric organisation
  • Customer management & analytics
  • Digital marketing & customer intelligence

Lecturers:  Prof. Dr. C. Schulze & Prof. Dr. M. Martin Artz

Digital Transformation

  • The supporting role of information systems
  • Connecting functions via IT
  • Digital Transformation

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. D. Beimborn

Breakthrough Innovation

  • The supporting role of information systems
  • Connecting functions via IT
  • Digital Transformation

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. D. Beimborn


  • Negotiation strategies
  • Incentive systems
  • Negotiating effectively


  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Scarce Resources
  • Ecological Sustainability

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. U. Moslener