University of cologne - Business School

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Senior Professionals

In an increasingly complex and globalised world, financial management is a key driver for the economic success of companies. Two questions are at the heart of a entrepreneurial decision: How should my company raise capital, and what does it use this capital for? To answer these questions, executives and managers need profound and up-to-date knowledge to integrate financially oriented approaches into their business decisions. During the two-day module, the participants will deal with the latest findings from science and practice in an interactive way. You will apply these findings to your professional context and evaluate concrete solutions: for decision-making, to increase corporate value and for sustainable economic growth. Please note: the programme is taught in German.



Day 1: Finance I

  • Value-based management I: the role of a manager
  • Liquidity, profitability and financing: what role does the finance department play in the success of a company?
  • Interpreting financial ratios: the business reality behind the figures
  • Value-based management II: how do financial ratios help in dealing with scarce resources?
  • Stability in uncertain times: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity

Day 2: Finance II

  • Evaluation of the company: forms and the effects on strategy and company value
  • Corporate financing: financing growth and supporting strategic developments
  • Mergers and acquisitions: drivers of company value
  • Communication: shareholders and stakeholders, internal and external

Learning Objectives and Benefits

  • Get to know the essential concepts and terms of accounting and finance
  • To gain an understanding of finance’s impact on corporate success
  • Analysis and interpretation of annual reports
  • Understand the interdependence between financial decisions and other business decisions, such as marketing strategies

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Key Facts



27-28 January 2022
Thu. 09.00 - 16.00 h
Fri. 09.00 - 16.00 h






University of Cologne

Work experience

Work Experience

At least 3 years



With discount: 1, 650€ (module only)
(full price: 1,950 €)
Certificate Programme: Included



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Module of

Advanced Management Certificate Programme



Prof. Dr Monika Gehde-Trapp

Prof. Dr Monika Gehde-Trapp is Director of the Risk Management Department, Head of the Massive Data Processing and Analytics focus area and research dean at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hohenheim. Her teaching experience includes various courses at the Bachelor, Master, PhD and management level at the Universities of Cologne, Hohenheim and Mannheim as well as the WHU Vallendar. Her research focuses on professional asset management and the microstructure of financial markets.

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