This development program is designed specifically for Finance executives who want to understand the future of the Finance function with the help of practical use cases. Over the course of this intensive four-day program, participants will experience how Finance functions can evolve into business navigators.

This Executive Program focuses on the changes to the CFO´s operating landscape and the responsibilities and tasks of the future Finance function. Further, we will discuss the increasingly blurred borders between finance departments and how CFOs will be able to fill the Business Partner role through emerging technologies and lean processes.

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

Short facts

CategoryFinance & Accounting
Next date May 10, 2021 - Jun 08, 2021
Locations Düsseldorf, Frankfurt
Fee 3,950.00 €
Early bird fee 3,555.00 €
until Feb 15, 2021

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Your program at a glance

Program content

This intensive four-day program, delivered jointly by WHU and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), consists of two in-class modules. The program provides executive insights into digital transformations of finance functions. At the same time, we invite participants to develop their own roadmaps for digital transformation. Faculty, renowned experts from practice, and current or former CFOs will coach participants in this process to deliver concrete value to them and their organizations.

The following topics will be highlighted during the two on-site modules:

  • Digitalization and the future of finance
  • Risk management
  • Treasury in the digital age
  • Mastering digital transformation
  • Implementation hurdles and solutions to overcome these

Between the two modules, participants are invited to use a self-assessment to check the status of digitalization within their own organization and develop their individual digitalization strategies. Results from selected self-assessments and strategies may be used for in-class discussion in the second module.

The program is highly practical with direct benefits for each participant: during the modules participants will gain insights through lectures, keynote speeches, best practice examples, and digital case studies. We will provide you with a variety of insights on how to master the digitalization journey of the finance function. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own digitalization challenges and obtain reviews and coaching from program faculty and peers.

Program benefits

  • Enhance your strategic impact and drive digital transformation of the Finance function
  • Discuss your strategic digitalization challenges with renowned experts from academia and practice
  • Benefit from hands-on knowledge and tools, tailored for application to your work environment
  • Become part of an active network of peers and program alumni
  • Profit from a unique combination of knowledge partners


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

Participant profile

  • CFOs, or senior Finance executives aspiring to become CFOs
  • Senior executives from the Finance function (all sizes of businesses, all industries)
  • Senior executives from the Finance function aiming to implement digital transformation

Participants are expected to have a minimum of ten years of professional experience.

The minimum number of participants for this program is 12.

Program format and module dates

This 4-day program consisting of 2 modules and will be conducted at WHU Campus Düsseldorf and in Frankfurt.

Digitalizing the Finance Function: The CFO Perspective: May 10, 2021 - Jun 08, 2021

Digital CFO Program Module 1
  • May 10, 2021 - May 11, 2021
  • Düsseldorf
Digital CFO Program Module 2
  • Jun 07, 2021 - Jun 08, 2021
  • Frankfurt

Contact us

Yvonne Krack
Marketing & Admissions Manager Executive Education
Phone: +49211 44709178

The typical obstacles to digitalizing the Finance function:

  • Employee resistance to change
  • Competition for resources
  • Gaps in digital capabilities
  • Conflicting responsibilities and priorities
  • Uncertainty about how to begin
  • Long-term planning vs. quick wins
  • No best practice for fully digitized Finance functions available that intensify the decision process for change

We offer each of our Open Programs also as a Customized Program for corporate clients.

The advantage for you is that program contents and methods can be adjusted to your company’s strategy and your employees’ skills and needs.

Please contact us via if you are interested in a Customized Program.

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 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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