European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Accounting & Corporate Finance

Course code: 128023
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 30 days (270h)
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dirk Linowski (Steinbeis University Berlin), Antonio Vegezzi
Assessment: Written Exam Transfer Paper
Credit points: 9 CPs

Short description

Successful businesses can be characterized by a comprehensive integration of the interrelation between money, information and operations. Every organization needs to find and manage resource today in order to produce added value for tomorrow. This module will present the financial scope from day to day operations in terms of accounting to the overall financial strategy of business development. It will be shown how financial information can be found, assessed, communicated and be used as a basis for forecasting and strategic decision-making.


The participants will be able to:

- read balance sheet as well as profit and loss account,

- assess company through financial statement analysis,

- implement the right process in a budget preparation and apply it in an ongoing controlling,

- produce a complete and reliable budget and perform a target-actual comparison,

- assess the costs of financing economic activities, through debt-equity comparison and

- assess value of company prior its selling, merging or acquiring process.

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of Business Administration

Course Content by Units

Model and concept of integrated profit and financial planning

Optimism bias

Personal budget

Balance sheet analysis

Cash flow statement

Investment costs assessment

Assessing the costs of business development

Comparison of different sources for financing business

Cost/benefit analysis of business development

Assessing adequate capital structure

Performance planning

Controlling systems and tools

Methodologies for assessing company value

Methodologies for prediction of financial status of companies

Teaching Methods

Classic lecturing

Free and interactive class discussion


Defined in the courses

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(Course profile ID: F6, generated on September 25, 2021)