Financial management: What is it and why is it important?

Financial management is one of the most important aspects of a business. To start and run a successful business, you will need excellent knowledge of financial management. In our Master’s Degree in General Management, you can also take cross-cutting topics in different variants, depending on your career goals. One of these variants focuses on finance. … Read more

4 ways CFOs can maximise the benefits of predictive analytics

  Whether it’s data mining, predictive modelling, or a blend of both, companies increasingly rely on data analytics to pinpoint relevant data patterns, trends, and projections to scale up commercial operations and increase profitability. As big data proliferates, companies (and the data scientists they employ) are using predictive analytics technologies to forecast future cash flows, … Read more

Scaling artificial intelligence: A pivotal strategy for businesses

  Technology leaders say that scaling artificial intelligence is the top priority for data strategy, and many leaders plan to increase investment in this area to be AI-driven by 2025. Some companies view more advanced automation, including the ability to scale artificial intelligence (AI) for data strategy, imperative to improve their business. While many technology … Read more

How companies are managing pay and rewards amid high inflation

  Rising inflation can prompt workforce demands for higher salaries to offset rising living expenses. In the past two years, inflation has drastically increased in many countries, although moderating to 9.4% in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries in December. In this inflationary environment, pay raises are following. In the US, where inflation is … Read more

Net-zero goals will need $100tn of green finance

  Governments, investors and corporates from around the world will have to stump up an estimated $100tn in green investment in order to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, research from BNY Mellon Investment Management has found. The eye-watering level of funding, which represents 15% of total global investment over the next 30 years or 3% … Read more

Finance Chiefs Are Optimistic Any Recession Will Be Short, but Challenges Remain

  Finance chiefs, policy makers and advisers discussed a range of issues at WSJ’s CFO Network Summit Finance chiefs are coming into the year grappling with a variety of challenges, from rising interest rates and inflation to managing labor disruptions, pricing and inventory. Yet many have cautiously optimistic outlooks. While pockets of the economy are … Read more

3 ways finance can aid intrapreneurial teams

  Intrapreneurship — or the organised effort to develop creative initiatives within a company — offers many advantages. While companies generally focus on following established procedures, intrapreneurship is about generating and experimenting with new and potentially valuable ideas.   The finance team can play a critical role in ensuring that these efforts begin with a … Read more