Evolving the role of CFO

In partnership with:

Erasmus university


8 days in 2 modules:

I Module: from 23 to 26 September 2019, in Milan (SDA Bocconi School of Management)

II Module: from 18 to 21 November 2019, in Rotterdam (Rotterdam School of Management)

Value drivers

Transformation of the finance function is characterized by the need for more partnering and collaboration. This trend generates the need for more integration and collaboration with the rest of the organization if the function is to support and drive better decision-making and value creation.
The skills base of a high-performing finance business partner embraces both the technical and the wider communication, strategic and influencing competencies.
The objective of this program is to help high potential finance managers to complete this transition to the role of business partner. By the end of this program, participants will improve the ability to:

  • critically and creatively identify, evaluate, and appraise business issues
  • properly design, implement and use advanced accounting and financial tools
  • effectively communicate results and complex solutions to business related decisions
  • influence and negotiate in collaborative working environments
  • build teams, drive change programs, motivate and inspire

The value added of Strategic Finance is the ability to combine in one single program all the competencies required to an effective finance professional, in a program delivered by two top European business schools.


Strategic Finance Table

Learning experience

The learning experience is based on the following pillars:

  1. Traditional methodological sessions and case-based in class discussions held in Milan and in Rotterdam by a mixed faculty of two top European business schools.
  2. Networking events and company visits world-class companies.
  3. Key note speeches on relevant issues for the Finance Functions.
  4. Assessment tests
  5. In distance activities


Target participants are mangers with a strong background and experience in accounting and finance, willing to widen his/her skills of the entire set of competences needed for effectively cover the following positions:

  • Company/Group CFO
  • Group/Divisional/Business Unit Controller
  • Financial Accounting Manager
  • Treasury manager
  • Country CFO

Enrollment procedure

Enrollment will be based on an evaluation of candidates CVs.

Please complete the enrollment request form, available on this web page, and mail or fax to: 

SDA Bocconi School of Management 

Fax +39 02 5836.6833


Please see details in the enrollment form.

The final deadline for enrollment is 3 September 2019.  Enrollment requests are based on an evaluation of candiadates CVs, and those received after the final deadline may not be accepted. 

Please see details in the enrollment form (available soon).

Participation fee

14.000 € + VAT (including welcome dinner, teaching materials, coffee breaks, business lunches during the program, extra activities, excluding accommodation).

Special Payment Terms

A 10% reduction on the program fee is offered to applications sent in by 25 July 2019.

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