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This leadership course on strategic finance enables you to enhance value – based on better understanding and managing financial resources at divisional and corporate levels. Based on interactive classroom sessions, structured group discussions, and applied case studies, you will analyze successful and failing strategies in financial management. You will gain insights that enable you to master complex strategic challenges related to corporate governance, capital budgeting, investment decisions, and financing decisions.


  • Understanding the role of corporate governance as a framework to value generation
  • Examining and utilizing ownership and board structures to generate value
  • Establishing high-powered incentive compensation
  • Mastering challenges arising from shareholder activism
  • Analyzing and measuring hurdle rates to create value in investment decisions
  • Cash rules: Understanding the mechanism behind the generation of project cash flows
  • Internal cannibalism: Evaluating and selecting among competing investment projects
  • The dark side of Valuations: Strategically using firm valuations and understanding its value contributors
  • The dept trap: Examining the costs and benefits from financial leverage

Target group

Managers, Directors



Price / Dates

2.750 €

Duration: 2 days

Date: 1.-2.03.2018 (hold in English) / Registration

Date: 16.-17.04.2018 (in deutscher Sprache) / Anmeldung

Date: 17.-18.09.2018 (hold in English) / Registration

Date: 25.-26.10.2018 (in deutscher Sprache) / Anmeldung


Prof. Dr. Zacharias Sautner

is Professor of Finance and Head of the Finance Department at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He previously taught at University of Amsterdam and Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford. His research has been published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, or Review of Finance.

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He teaches corporate finance, valuation, and corporate governance, and has won various awards for his research and teaching. He is frequently cited in various media outlets, including Financial Times, World Street Journal, New York Times, Die Zeit, n-tv, or Deutschlandfunk

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