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Seminars & Programs

Finance Program for Executives

Improving results and increasing profitability


    Only if a company earns well, can it invest suffi ciently in the future. If you want to achieve ambition financial objectives at your company, you must know about fi nancial management and be able to use it to your advantage. Above-average profit targets are an important goal, not only for your company but for all of its employees as well. Only a company that has an above-average rate of return, can also invest above-average amounts in developing new core expertise, in new business ventures and market positioning, in attractive work conditions and developing future perspectives for employees, and can offer customers
    new benefits.

    Working at least 20%, even better 50%, more profitably than your competitors, while achieving high customer benefits and work satisfaction at the same time, a company will need to possess high levels of mature financial management expertise. Numerous top performers will need to be integrated into this process to achieve the mutual goal of staying, or becoming, a highly-profitable company. As a decisionmaker, you are responsible for instilling throughout the company a desire to achieve this success. In this seminar, we introduce you to a program for doing just this.


    Executives who are responsible for EBIT objectives and profitability, and who want to safeguard or increase the profitability of their company together with their employees.


    How can a company with normal profit yields be turned into an earning machine? How can you identify dormant potential for increasing profit and then focus on it? Which financial management programs can help facilitate business success?

    Increasing Profits

    Only a company with above-average profits can invest above-average amounts in its future. This increases the probability that the company will survive long-term. If you want to invest above-average over the long-term, your company will have to become an earning machine in its segment. This program shows you how to go about this.


    You will learn how to improve profitability, without losing sight of sustainability and social aspects along the way.

    • Tools of financial management
    • Managing with key-performance indicators
    • Interpreting balance sheets, income statements and controlling data
    • Strategic and operative profit positioning
    • Identifying the profit potential of a business
    • EBIT and profit drivers, defining ambitious EBIT objectives
    • The analysis tool – profit analysis
    • Profit opportunities and loss risks in today’s business model
    • The master plan – planning and realizing a program for increasing profits
    • Identifying where potential for increasing profits lie, capitalizing on them, communicating them
    • Identifying and reducing sources of loss
    • Increasing sales and margins
    • Lowering costs and making costs variable
    • Finding the optimal capital investment strategies

    General Information

    Registration, Administration, Enrollment

    St. Gallen Business School
    Rosenbergstrasse 36
    CH-9000 St. Gallen

    Phone: +41 71 225 40 80

    Announcement, Confirmation, Hotel

    Please complete and return the attached registration form by e-mail or post.

    All announcements are accurately checked, in order to set up interesting groups.

    After checking the announcement you will get a written registration confirmation and the bill for the course fee as well as detailed information to the hotel and arrival. In case of an overbooked course we will contact you immediately. Hotel reservations are directly carried out by the participants. You benefit from a very reasonable seminar flat rate. Carefully selected hotels favour a stress-free learning atmosphere.

    Please note that partial participation in a course is only possible after consulting the study direction.

    Course Fee, Hotel costs, Topics

    The course fee (plus VAT, depending where the seminar takes place) includes tuition and all course material. Hotel charges as for example accommodation, breakfast, subsistence of the hotel or conference center are not included. These charges are billed by the Hotel directly to the participants. Of course it is possible not to spend the night at the seminar hotel. In that case you pay the daily delegate rate directly to the hotel as well. The daily delegate rate of the conference centers in London, Boston and Shanghai is billed directly by the St. Gallen Business School and forwarded to the conference center.

    The course fee is charged after the registration and has to be transferred by 6 weeks before the seminar starts.

    Please note that missed lectures due to tardiness or absence are not refunded and cannot be made up later. It may be necessary to apply minor changes to the program in order to guarantee a successful course.


    Due to the participation of the seminar you will get a seminar certificate.

    Information to the Seminar Hotels

    More information regarding our seminar hotels you can find directly on the internet (

    Change of Booking, Postponement

    If attendance at a seminar has, for compelling reasons, to be postponed, an administration fee of CHF 300.- will be charged. A re-scheduling is possible only up to 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, and only once. Seminars and parts of seminars not attended are forfeited. In the case of booking changes later than 6 weeks before the start of a seminar, following re-scheduling fees will be billed: up until 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, 20% of the course fee; up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, 40% of the course fee; up until 1 week prior to the start of the course, 80% of the course fee. In case of a later re-scheduling the entire seminar fee is forfeited. Alternatively, a booking for a substitute participant can be made up until 4 working days before the start of the seminar. For booking a substitute participant, an administration fee of CHF 300.– will be charged.

    If a participant is obliged for compelling reasons to change a booking for an individual seminar part so as to attend this in another session, then a change in booking fee of CHF 300.- will be charged. The participant should be aware, that in this case program adaptations or alterations may occur. Please therefore contact us 10 days before the start of the seminar in order to talk the seminar program over for preventing program overlaps.

    Cancellation / Withdrawal

    The cancellation of an enrolment (a complete withdrawal) is possible up until 3 months before the start of a seminar with-out charge. In the case of a cancellation (complete withdrawal) up until 8 weeks before the start of the seminar, 20% of the course fee will be charged, in the case of a cancellation (complete withdrawal) up until 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, 40% of the course fee will be charged. After this time, the entire course fee is to be paid as a forfeit, unless provision has been made via re-booking for a substitute participant.

    The booking of a replacement participant or deputisation is to be made at the latest 4 working days before the start of the seminar. In the case of booking a replacement participant, an administration fee of CHF 300.- falls due. In principle, seminars may, due to force majeure or because of an insufficient number of participants, be cancelled by the organiser at short notice, however only up until 3 weeks before the seminar start, without being liable for compensation for any resulting consequences.

    Insurance, Liability, Price Changes

    We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance policy covering cancellation due to illness and other occurrences. Likewise, it is the client’s own personal responsibility to insure against or cover all possible damages or losses which might either directly or indirectly arise from the attendance at a seminar. No matter whether it is due to accident, illness, personal liability, theft, cancellation of the seminar by the organiser, or from damage resulting from the use of the imparted Management knowledge on the part of any participant or the company appointed to us. Any liability on our part is expressly precluded. All matters are subject to Swiss law, the place of jurisdiction is St. Gallen. By the publication of new prospectus / brochures, all previous details pertaining to contents, speakers and prices cease to be valid.