Enhance your Financial and Strategic Competence
The Aalto Financial Executive Program is designed for finance executives who want to advance their skills in leading financial functions, increase their weight as a strategic business partner, and gain the confidence to influence. The program will focus on linking strategy to performance measures and financial indicators.
You will gain insights and tools for business performance analysis and business valuation, learn to approach decision-making from different perspectives, and discover how to improve your personal influencing skills.
By joining the program you will have an opportunity to strengthen your role as a financial leader and gain a strong toolkit for creating more value for your company.
– Learn ways to link strategy and measures – translate strategy into action
– Refresh your knowledge of the latest financial concepts and practices
– Strengthen your competence in interpreting and analyzing the financial performance of a company
– Expand your leadership skills and learn new ways to influence and communicate
– Gain tools for managing financial risks in your company
– Be better prepared to tackle your business challenges in corporate finance, governance, valuation, taxation, and pricing
The Aalto Financial Executive program is for CFOs, controllers, and other financial executives who want to expand their strategic view of leading a financial function and grow their business financially.
Jari Melgin serves a Professor of Practice at Aalto University School of Business. He specializes in accounting, finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and corporate governance.
Professor Melgin has broad consulting experience in Financial Management, Corporate Finance, and Investments. He has also a long professional experience as a CFO in several international corporations.
Dr. Pekka Mattila serves as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. He works frequently with European, Asian, African and North-American executive audiences on themes of strategic management and agility, strategy co-creation, business model innovation, executive leadership, top team dynamics, change management, organizational culture and strategic marketing.
Since spring 2011 he has served as the Group Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto University Executive Education.
In addition to his academic activities Dr. Mattila has conducted an active business career. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board or as a Member of the Board at a number of innovative companies. Previously he served in executive, management and senior staff positions in the Nordic financial services industry. Currently he serves as a Member of the Board of The Finnish National Gallery. From 2009 till 2017 he served as the Chairman of the Board of the Helsinki Festival. He is a Founding Member of Nordic Institute of Business and Society.
Dr. Mattila holds a doctorate and masters in sociology at the University of Helsinki and an Executive MBA at London Business School. Over the years, he has frequently visited a number of prestigious European and Asian universities teaching management, organizational behaviour, marketing and sociology. Dr. Mattila has authored a number of managerial books on leadership, change management and strategic marketing and sales.
Dr. Mattila’s consulting and coaching career started in 2003, and his corporate clients comprise over 280 Nordic and international companies, entrepreneurial ventures as well as prominent public sector institutions and NGOs.
Dr. Katja Kolehmainen serves as a Senior Advisor at Finnish Ministry of Finance. She specializes in strategic financial management, forecasting, scenario analysis, and investment decision making.
Dr. Kolehmainen is also Vice Chairman of Board Partners Helsinki, an association that works with small and medium sized companies to improve the quality of board work.
Before joining the ministry, she worked as a Director for Capful Ltd., a strategy consultancy company specializing in scenario planning and strategic foresight, an Assistant Professor for Strategic Management Accounting at Aalto University, and a Director for strategic planning at If and Vattenfall.
Ben Nothnagel is a Senior Advisor at Aalto University Executive Education and has worked with Aalto EE for more than 20 years. He specializes in developing the leadership skills of executives who are part of ambitious businesses.
Nothnagel’s focus is on encouraging individuals and organizations to excel by increasing self-awareness, creating understanding of the individual diversity of performance and results, enhancing influencing-skills and building high-performance leadership teams.
Nothnagel’s current research focus on three main areas: neuro-leadership (practical lessons that leaders can learn from neuro-science), cognitive decision-making and emotional-intelligence.
Nothnagel teaches periodically in Aalto Executive Education Executive MBA programs at various locations in Europe and Asia. He is the owner of Benna Oy and is a Senior Advisor at Aalto EE. He works as a consultant and executive-coach all over the world, including the Nordic-countries, Germany, the United States and Asia. His clients include companies such as ABB, Basware, Cargotec, Danfoss, Daimler, Fazer, Finnair, GE, Hewlett-Packard, HKScan, Michelin, Ruukki, Vaisala and Yahoo.
Nothnagel is an Attorney at Law, Myers-Briggs Certified Interpreter and Certified Emotional-Intelligence Practitioner.
This module provides tools to improve business decision making and develops participants’ skills in influencing. Participants will learn to critically assess the pre-assumptions and accounting treatment of investments, gain insights into behavioral economics and value-based pricing, and become more confident in influencing.
– Investment analysis
– Behavioral aspects of decision making
– Forecasting and scenario-analysis
– Value-based pricing
– Power and influence
Jari Melgin, Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business
Pekka Mattila, Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business
Katja Kolehmainen, Senior Advisor, Transformation Academy, Finnish Ministry of Finance
Ben Nothnagel, Senior Advisor, Aalto University Executive Education
Aalto EE premises in Helsinki
3 590 eur (+ VAT)
Please note that the program fee does not include travel expenses or accommodation. VAT is applicable to private persons and Finnish companies.
Terms of cancellation:
If the program participation has not been paid online upon registration, and/or unless another payment schedule is stated in the program description, the program is invoiced in one installment before the start. The cancellation fee is 20 % of the program fee for cancellations made 15-21 days before the start of the program, and 50 % of the program fee for cancellations made 8-14 days before the start of the program. There is no refund for cancellations made within 7 days of the start of the program or not made at all.