Intensive seminar on executive and general management level covering the most important aspects and trends in financial steering and financial management.


Every manager with result responsibility affects financial parameters with his decisions and, besides strategic and market success, is also judged on financial results.

Shareholders, owners, bankers and analysts expect increasing profits, cash-flow and free cash-flow, return on equity and, in the case of listed companies, rising stock prizes and dividends. This pressure on management demands that every executive master the tools of financial management.


Financial Overview

  • Analysis of financial and annual reports, recognizing optimization potential
  • Cash-flow analysis, performance evaluation
  • Accurate budgeting, planning and controlling
  • Analysis of costs, volume and profit

Mastering Drivers for Efficiency and Profitability

  • Performance Drivers
  • How to increase profitability and efficiency

Financial Goals and Value Added

Management is expected to take shareholder interests better into consideration with increasing stock prices and dividends. Consequently, the pressure on management causes a change in the performance systems of a company. The importance of profit goals, such as return on equity, will rise.

  • Planning internal growth while keeping up financial stability and profitability
  • The logics of shareholder value
  • Options for increasing shareholder value
  • Pitfalls and limitations
  • Impact of value added concepts
  • Cost of capital

Valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Value calculation: methods and practical aspects
  • Selecting and evaluating acquisitions
  • Acquisitions as portfolio management tool
  • Evaluating acquisition targets and procedure
  • Taking advantage of synergies offered by mergers and alliances
  • Analyzing and assessing synergy effects
  • The post-merger syndrome

Secure Financing

  • Impact of strategic decisions
  • Alternative financing concepts; advantages and disadvantages
  • Financial engineering
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)
  • Financing strong revenue growth

Cost Management

  • Defining and managing cost drivers
  • Complexity drives costs
  • Definition of strategic cost position

Restructuring and Portfolio Clean-up

  • Early warning indicators for restructuring
  • Identifying profitable and unprofitable businesses
  • Securing profitable businesses
  • Disposing of unprofitable businesses
  • Developing a sustainable restructuring concept
  • Business portfolio and portfolio clean-up

Reorganization and Turnaround

  • Qualification for reorganization
  • The reorganization concept
  • Achieving the turnaround

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Program Fees: CHF 5900 (plus 8.1% VAT for seminars in Switzerland)
    Invoicing in EUR possible (depending on current currency rate)

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No. E-73124 Starting at 17.06.24

Module Date Place
Seminar 17.06.2024 - 20.06.2024 Davos, CH


No. E-73224 Starting at 18.11.24

Module Date Place
Seminar 18.11.2024 - 21.11.2024 Davos, CH


No. E-73125 Starting at 23.06.25

Module Date Place
Seminar 23.06.2025 - 26.06.2025 Davos, CH


No. E-73225 Starting at 17.11.25

Module Date Place
Seminar 17.11.2025 - 20.11.2025 Davos, CH


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SGMI Management Institut St. Gallen
Bogenstrasse 7
CH-9000 St. Gallen

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