Tryout 16. april 2020

Strategic Finance for Managers

In the design of business plans and other initiatives, professionals are compelled to work with a wide range of financial and economic concepts. In addition, they are faced with increasing pressure, from top management and investors alike, to make sure that their strategy and business performance stands up to scrutiny. These developments require a comprehensive and thorough knowledge not only of financial performance measurement techniques but also of ways to interpret strategy. Prof. Dennis Vink will examine in an interactive way three business cases.



16 April 2020 from 8:30 – 16:00

Strategic Finance for Managers:

How to Assess a Business Case. 


With this module, you will get insights into:

  • Familiarize yourself with the main accounting concepts
  • Understand financial metrics from a management point of view
  • Learn financial measurement techniques
  • Discuss the translation of strategy in financial terms


Here are some of the questions this module will explore:

  • What key terms and concepts do I need to understand to speak the language of finance?
  • How can I build stronger business cases?
  • How do I determine the financial health of a business?
  • How does financial literacy translate to increased influence?

The module will address these questions and provide some insights to inspire you.

We would require you to prepare the following:

1: In order to refresh your mind on financial management, please watch the YouTube movies by the Prof. Dennis Vink about the basics of financial analysis.  Topics that can be found here are: interpreting the accounting balance sheet, profit & loss statement, interpreting financial health, calculating return on invested capital, and cash flow. Please click on: FinanceLogic on Youtube

2: Please read two cases before the masterclass. The cases will be provided to you by program management.

Dennis Vink

Dennis Vink · Financial Analytics and Management
Dennis Vink is Professor of Finance and Investment at the Nyenrode Business Universiteit and is the Director of the Center for Finance at Nyenrode. He also serves as a Visiting Professor of Finance at the Moscow State University since 2012. He is known as the author of various academic papers that focus on structured finance. Dennis has worked at Nyenrode since 2002 where he has been given the professor of the year award for teaching excellence in the Nyenrode executive MBA jointly organized with Kellogg School of Management in 2009. He led training programs for (senior) management at major corporations, such as ABN AMRO Lease, BAM, Heijmans, Eneco, Eureko / Achmea, Oranjewoud, and ING Real Estate.



DTU Learn for Life
Building 421 Entrance C
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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Please note there will be a no show fee of DKK 500  

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tor 16 apr 20
8:30 - 16:00


DTU Learn for Life
Building 421 Entrance C
2800 Kgs. Lyngby