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Digital Controlling Program

Bring Controlling & Finance to the Digital Era

The Digital Controlling Program is designed for professionals in controlling & finance who aspire to drive digital transformation in their organizations. This intense and highly practical development program focuses on fostering an entrepreneurial, agile, and customer-centric mindset during periods of corporate transformation, and the ability to lead digitalization within organizations from the Finance function.

You will get an overview of digital transformation in controlling and gain insights into analytics and data science & technology. Complementary e-learning sessions by our cooperation partner "The Association/CIMA" (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) will round up the program. You will receive a certificate after completing the program.

Corporate TransformationDigital TransformationFinanceControlling
Suitable for executives with at least:
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Program Content

The Digital Controlling Program serves three purposes:

  1. To prepare controllers to become drivers of digital transformation.
  2. To offer strategic understanding, practical tools, and actionable plans to successfully initiate and lead digital transformation.
  3. To foster an entrepreneurial, agile, and customer-centric mindset.

You will gain strategic understanding, practical tools, and actionable plans to successfully initiate and lead digital transformation to become more innovative, more agile, and more customer-focused.

The first module starts with a deep dive into digital transformation in controlling including best practice examples from leading companies. In addition, you will gain insights into data science & technology including leveraging analytics insights in the organization. Besides that, we offer deep dives into predictive and prescriptive analytics, enabling you to broaden your understanding of how to use machine learning for prediction as well as classification.

The second module of this exceptional learning journey is all about digital business models & innovation, digital leadership, and an agile mindset. You will learn how digital business models differ from conventional business models as well as a variety of strategies and practices that companies can use to unleash creative thinking, risk-taking, and game-changing innovation. Furthermore, you will discover and discuss how digitalization rewrites the rules of leadership and how to develop an agile mindset.

During the program, participants will experience learning in different formats: interactive lectures, group work, case studies, and simulations. Renowned WHU faculty members will share the latest research results and practical tools and encourage participants to exchange experiences and ideas with their peers.

Complementary e-learning sessions

Complete up to three e-learning courses our cooperation partner The Association/CIMA delivers.

Completion of one e-learning course is mandatory to conclude the Digital Controlling Program.

You can choose from the following list of courses:

After registering for the Digital Controlling Program, we will get in contact with you and ask you to choose the courses you would like to pursue.

Program Benefits

Your personal benefit:

  • Enhance your impact within the organization.
  • Develop your strategic understanding and your expertise in digitalization, data science, and digital leadership.
  • Foster an entrepreneurial, agile, and customer-centric mindset.
  • Become part of an active network of peers and program alumni.
  • Get a certificate by WHU and The Association/CIMA
  • Benefit from dedicated e-learning courses on a wide range of topics from The Association/CIMA

Your company´s benefit:

  • Intensive, hands-on exercises in the program will equip participants with relevant soft and hard skills that can be implemented in your company.
  • Controllers will be inspired to act as change agents in the digital transformation of your company.
  • Participants will be able to share what they have learned and inspire colleagues to reflect on their own approaches.

Participant Profile

Professionals and leaders in controlling who…

  • aspire to gain an understanding of how digitalization will impact the future of controlling
  • want to broaden and deepen their understanding of how to drive digital transformation from the controlling function
  • are in charge of the digitalization of controlling
  • seek to gain insights into how they can have a strategic impact on digital transformation in their organizations

The minimum number of participants for this program is 12.

Program Format and Module Dates

The program consists of 2 modules of in-class teaching (3 days each) in Düsseldorf, Germany, and complementary e-learning courses.

Module 1

 - , Düsseldorf

Module 2

 - , Düsseldorf

About "The Association/CIMA" (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants® (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs® (AICPA®) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants® (CIMA®). It represents 650,000 members and students across 179 countries and territories in public and management accounting and exists to power trust, opportunity and prosperity for its members, students, people, businesses and economies worldwide. More information:

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