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. You will receive a WHU Executive Education Certificate after successfully completing the program.

Short facts

CategoryFinance & Accounting
Next date Oct 05, 2020 - Nov 04, 2020
Locations Düsseldorf, Germany
LanguageEnglish
Fee 5,950.00 €
Early bird fee 5,490.00 €
until Jul 13, 2020

Your program at a glance

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 with the aim of becoming 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 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.

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.

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 strategic impact on digital transformation of their organizations


The minimum number of participants for this program is 12.

Program format and module dates

The 4-day program consisting of 2 modules runs at WHU Campus Düsseldorf.

Digital Controlling Program: Oct 05, 2020 - Nov 04, 2020

Digital Controlling Program Module 1
  • Oct 05, 2020 - Oct 07, 2020
  • Düsseldorf, Germany
Digital Controlling Program Module 2
  • Nov 02, 2020 - Nov 04, 2020
  • Düsseldorf, Germany

20 Scholarships for ambitious women & emerging markets leaders

Are you looking for a new professional development opportunity? For most of our Open Programs*, we offer two scholarships (25% and 50% discount) for visionary women and emerging markets leaders who want to enhance their professional skills! Please send the completed application form and a letter of motivation to openprograms@whu.edu until 8 weeks before the program starts. More Information.

*Please check out the link above to find out which programs are included. One scholarship per person.

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