Competence Center - Prof. Dr. Dirk Schäfer Welcome to the Competence Center for Financial Management at the University of St.Gallen. The financial management of companies is focused on the interaction of corporate management and reporting over the whole life cycle of a firm – from foundation to growth, stagnation/consolidation and crisis to liquidation or sale. Imparting crucial financial knowledge, in particular for executives who work outside the scope of a CFO in operational or strategic units, is our central goal in teaching, research or continuing education. Please feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions regarding this exciting subject area – no matter if you want to resolve a technical question, attend advanced continuing education or discuss a concrete question as part of a consulting project or study. We look forward to hearing from you.