Certified Business Manager - Intensive Course in Business Administration

This course practically imparts the essential contents of business administration and offers an expanded view of innovative business models and strategies. Thus, you will sharpen your commercial awareness and understand the terms, relations and challenges of business administration. Furthermore, you will develop new views of your company in order to secure its success in the future. After ten days you will know the most important instruments and be able to apply them specifically so that you can make well-informed entrepreneurial decisions and remain competitive.

Key Facts
Certified Business Manager

March 11, 2021 – June 18, 2021
Program Fee
3.390 Euro (plus VAT)
Extra-occupational training

Objective of this Course

Expand your economic competence

The course will develop your managerial competence so that

  • you, as a manager, can defend your economic point of view,
  • you interpret economic connections correctly,
  • you are able to use strategic and operative instruments for planning and controlling,
  • you are a competent contact for your controlling and finances department,
  • you know the right tools and techniques for digital innovation in order to control transformation.

Course Contents

Finance and Accounting, Cost and Performance Accounting and Strategic Management and Marketing

The Certified Business Manager is divided into four modular immersions, a realBUSINESS business game, and individual technical coaching in which you will reinforce your learning transfer through a one-on-one conversation with an expert.

M1 Integrated Finance and Accounting (4 days between 11. - 19.03.)

In management control, data from the external accounting system is an essential basis for far-reaching decisions. Hence it is not only financial controlling for which sound knowledge of the company’s finance and accounting systems is necessary. In order to recognize and understand the operational performance processes as a holistic picture, the relevant interrelationships must be clearly understood. Familiarize yourself with your company’s processes and sharpen your business management perspective.

Course Contents

  • Structure of Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account, and Cash Flow Statement,
  • Principles of proper accounting and valuation standards
  • From Double Entry Bookkeeping to the Annual Financial Statements
  • Annual Financial Statements and Tax Accounts
  • Cash Flow Statement: necessary supplement to the Annual Financial Statements
  • Profit versus Cash Flow
  • Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement as integrated system
  • Understanding the differing representations of business cases in the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash Flow Statement
  • Understanding central key figures which can be derived from the Annual Financial Statements


11.03.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
12.03.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
18.03.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
19.03.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trainer: Mag. (FH) Josef Baumüller, WU, Prof. Dr. Kurt Auer, Auer  Partner Consulting GmbH

Individual course price: 990 Euro

M2 Management Accounting (4 days between 25.03. - 08.04.)

Functional management accounting is essential for purposeful management decisions. In this course you will be able to deepen and update your knowledge practice-oriented. Applicability of decision-oriented management accounting is specified and worked out in numerous case studies. You acquire a comprehensive overview of the current state of development of cost accounting and profound knowledge for more complex problems.

Course Contents

  • Use and limitations of management accounting
  • The introduction of cost accounting into the operational accounting system
  • From cost types to Cost Object Controlling
    • Cost Type Accounting
    • Cost Center Accounting
    • Cost Object Accounting
    • Integrated Performance Accounting through complete Cost Accounting
  • Full and partial costs
    • Use and limitations of Direct Costing
    • Principles of Cost Finding and Planning
    • Effects of employment fluctuations on costs
    • Effects of variable, fixed and step-fixed costs on Cost Accounting
  • Meaning of Actual Costs and Target Costs
  • Decision-relevant cost information
  • Concept of Process Costing
  • Examples from practice and case studies


25.03.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
26.03.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
07.04.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
08.04.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trainer: FH-Prof. Dr. Christian Kreuzer, CEO of the Austrian Controller-Institute

Individual course price: 990 Euro

M3 Finance and Investment Management (4 days between 29.04. - 07.05.)

Finance and investments are central elements of modern company management. Monitoring cash flow is the basis for securing liquidity of the company as well as controlling of cash flow and finance requirements. Profound investments secure future success potentials and thus guarantee sustainable growth. The course offers the tools for understanding and efficient management of the financial basis of your company.

Course Contents

  • Tasks of Finance Management (treasury)
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Liquidity as central objective of Finance Management
  • Liquidity plan
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Cash Flows: Operating activities, investing activities, financing activities
  • Integrated statement of comprehensive income and financial statement
  • Projected income statement, planned cash flow statements, projected balance sheet
  • Cash Flow Management
    • Management of working capital, investments and capital
  • Financial Analysis (key financial figures)
    • Stock-oriented Financial Analysis
    • Flow-oriented Financial Analysis
  • Basic Investment Appraisal
    • Net present value method
    • Annuity method
    • Internal rate of return method
    • Complete financial plans
    • Comparison of methods


29.04.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
30.04.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
06.05.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
07.05.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trainer: Ing. Mag. Josef Eitzenberger, MSc, Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH, Mag. Werner Fleischer, Steuerberater

Individual course price: 1,390 Euro

M4 Business Game: realBUSINESS (4 days between 20. - 28.05.)

With the business game used in this course, you assume the role of a company leader. Experience the effects of decisions and become acquainted with the internal and external factors that influence economic success and the key economic indicators. You will achieve an optimal learning transfer to your everyday professional life through the dynamic combination of the practice-related business game and several series of lectures.

Course Contents

  • Understanding of “company” as a complete system
  • Bottle necks, processes, circuits
  • Basics of Accounting, Balancing and Profit and Loss Statement
  • Interpretation and application of Cost Accounting and Cost Information
  • Improvement of company liquidity
  • Determination and interpretation of key figures
  • Making investment decisions
  • Identification of measures for increasing profits
  • Significance of marketing and sales
  • Challenges and decisions of management
  • Assessing and implementing strategies correctly
  • Applying methods of company valuation
  • Leading teams and joint decision making


20.05.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
21.05.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
27.05.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
28.05.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

The business game can only be booked as part of the course.

Trainer: FH-Prof. Dr. Christian Kreuzer, CEO Controller Institute

M5 Strategy and Company Transformation in the Digital Era (4 days between 07. - 18.06.)

The digital era calls for new business models and strategies. In order to stay competitive, one must have an understanding for digital innovation and the right tools and techniques for controlling transformation. This course will give you an exciting insight into a start-up ecosystem. It will also show you how to respond to digital trends and how to drive innovation in your own company so that its current success is also secured in the future. For proactive contribution rather than just sitting tight and thus being outpaced!

Course Contents

  • Business models in the digital era
    • Necessity of change
    • Development and validation of new ideas
    • Orientation to customer demands
    • Leeway for action: actively shaping transformation
    • Best & Worst Practices
  • Techniques and tools for digital transformation
    • Collaborative Brainstorming
    • Transformation Toolkit
    • Business Model Canvas
    • Value Proposition Canvas
  • Lateral Thinking: thinking and working like a start-up
  • Presenting pitch ideas to convince


07.06.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
08.06.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
17.06.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
18.06.2021, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trainers: Dr. Stefan Bauer, Talent Garden Vienna, Prof. Dr. Christian Kreuzer, Geschäftsführer des Österreichischen Controller-Instituts

Individual course price: 990 Euro

Coaching: Personal technical discussion

Reflect on how you proceed in practice and secure your learning transfer.

At the end of this course, the experts of the Controller Institute will be available to you for a one-time detailed (online) coaching unit. By a consistent situation analysis, you develop the measures which are the most important for your success and which best put your ideas into practice. This unique sparring method will secure your learning transfer with sustained effects.

Course Contents

  • Situation analysis and requirements structure
    • Objectives and development perspectives
    • Clarification of the requirements profile
    • Determination of the decision-making scope
    • Identification of the fields of development
  • Creation of a personal economical competence profile
    • Determination of the status quo
    • Open points and perspectives
  • Sparring and Technical Coaching
    • Problem identification and situation analysis
    • Remarks on structuring and next steps

Coach: FH-Prof. Dr. Christian Kreuzer, CEO Controller Institute

Price: 200 Euro

Technical Coaching is conducted on site or by video conference.

“For the Munich Business School and the Controller Institute, the performance and success of your company is the main focus. This is how the value of Executive Education is measured and this is how we want to be measured as well.”

Prof. Dr. Christian Kreuzer, Course Director, CEO Controller Institute

Target Group and Participants

  • Managers and Junior Managers with technical, legal or scientific education
  • Managers of marketing, distribution or projects
  • Decision makers who bear or share commercial responsibility and responsibility for resources

Online Info Session

Online Info Session Certified Business Manager

We cordially invite you to our Online Info Session on November 10 at 1:30 pm!

Are you interested in this educational program? Do you have any questions about it in order to make a sustainable decision? Then we would like to invite you to participate in our online info session. You can enter directly from your PC, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive comprehensive information on the Certified Business Manager - Business Administration Intensive course.

Date and time: November 11, 2020, 1:30 - 2:00 pm

MBS offers this course in cooperation with the Vienna Controller Institute. For more than 35 years, Controller Institut has been a market-leading educational partner for business administration and management development in companies, non-profit organizations and public administration with a focus on controlling, accounting, corporate finance as well as strategy and leadership. With its three service components - training and further education, community and knowledge network - the Controller Institute offers a unique and powerful approach to learning and competence development. Every year, more than 3,000 participants take part in the Controller Institute's training and executive education programs.

Your Trainer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Auer

Auer & Partner Consulting KG, a. University professor, management consultant and author of reference books

Mag. (FH) Josef Baumüller

WU, Assistant Department for International Accounting

Mag. Werner Fleischer

Tax consultant


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Studienberater MBS: Julia Brotzki
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