ESEM Executive Courses and Short Programmes
Business Finance

Business Finance

Programme for creating and managing business value for both finance and non-finance professionals

  • Make better financial decisions and maximise value creation
  • Exceptional world-class professors
  • Unique learning experience, designed for immediate impact

Key benefits

  1. Understand core financial concepts and tools for your business.
  2. Learn to read and interpret financial statements.
  3. Evaluate different projects from a financial perspective.
  4. Make better informed financial decisions.

Programme overview

For both finance and non-finance professionals, it is now essential to have a solid grasp of a wide range of complex financial concepts and tools. This six-week programme starts off with a thorough examination of financial statements and financial analysis.

As participants progress throughout the programme they learn how to define and quantify financial risk. Additionally, they learn to evaluate investment opportunities and translate your business opportunity into revenues, expenses, and capital input. In-depth discussion is also given to capital structures and financing techniques.

The programme gives participants the skills and capabilities needed to make and comprehend financial decisions.

The Difference - ESEM - business school
A novel, personalised and continuous learning path.

Topics covered

  • Financial statements
  • Business models and value creation
  • Capital budgeting
  • Project evaluation
  • Capital structure
  • M&A
  • Finance and sustainability

Who it is for

The programme is for non-finance managers who wish to enhance their understanding of financial tools and solutions, as well as for finance managers who wish to broaden their perspective on how finance helps create business value. This programme is particularly useful for entrepreneurs who are growing and expanding their business, and any senior leader aspiring to executive roles.

If you are committed to finding your purpose as an authentic and confident leader, to creating a profound impact in your company and to the wider community, this programme is for you.

Unique ESEM learning experience

The ESEM method guides you from academic knowledge to practical implementation, by combining three fundamental stages of learning:

  • Hybrid pre-work and pre-reading
  • Dynamic in class activities
  • Practical real-life project work

On this learning path, you are supported by dedicated personal mentoring and by world-class professors and business experts. You will be able to implement your learnings by actively working with your class peers in a dynamic setting and in small group discussions and finally implementing the knowledge in a real-life project, designed to have maximum impact for you and your organisation.

Admissions & Fees

The selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic and business backgrounds.

For entry in the programme you should:

  • Have minimum 4 years of people leadership experience
  • Have good competency in English
  • Hold a university degree


The fee for the programme is 2.500 EUR

Register for the programme

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