Why this programme?
Many CEOs and CFOs in large companies have a background in Controlling. Why? Because Controlling is about making the big decisions. Being a Controller means having an overview of business situations, understanding the accounts on the one hand and the managerial side on the other. Controllers are often compared to the navigators on a ship; they know where the ship is and where it needs to go. They play a major role in profitability, analysis, performance evaluation and the viability of mergers and acquisitions.
People skills are vital in Controlling, along with an innate curiosity about the relationship between people and management in a business. You should work well in a team and be a critical thinker. Mathematics and quantitative skills are a definite plus, though high achievement in any bachelor’s degree is more important. Controllers are problem-solvers, so experience working in a team on problem-oriented situations is indispensible.