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Gain a Holistic View on Strategic Finance Leadership in the Progressive Era!

Programme Duration:

9 Months | 185 hours

Programme Tuition Fees:

2,75,000 + GST (Program fee is exclusive of Alumni fee)

Programme Start Date:

May 13, 2023

Programme Schedule:

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Saturday &
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Sunday

Campus Immersion:

2 days of immersion and valediction

Learning Mode:

LIVE virtual classes & Campus Immersion

Why Strategic Finance for CFOs & FP&A Leaders?

The role of the CFO has been ever-evolving over the past few years of unprecedented change. CFOs need to protect the financial viability of the enterprise in the face of rapidly changing global market trends in technology. According to experts at AICPA, Deloitte, and Workday, CFOs need to become strategic decision-makers in the business. This is exactly what the strategic financial management course covers.

Leadership Program

But are CFOs ready? Do they have the necessary skills to meet the new requirements of the role?

The Changing Role of the CFO

For technical and fiduciary expertise with a narrow financial focus...

Minimum requirements:

  • Management reporting
  • Controllership and compliance
  • Investor relations
The Changing Role of the CFO

...To a business partner with strategic and operational focus, leading a low cost Finance organization

  • Using financial data to challenge the business and contribute to operational decision making
  • A catalyst for driving business transformation
  • Link strategic objectives with the financial goal of the business

Are you ready to take the first step to become a strategic finance leader?

Don't wait!

How does IIM Lucknow's Executive Programme in Strategic Finance help CFOs become future-ready?

Build skills to evolve into the future CFO role in a highly disruptive and digital economy focused business

Help executives to navigate through the Digital Transformation with understanding of larger context

Appreciate the multifaceted nature of CFO responsibilities that require the knowledge of finance, strategy, leadership, economics, and communication for success

Develop capabilities beyond the traditional accounting and controllership functions enabling participants to act as a business enabler to CEO

Build skills to evolve into the future CFO role in a highly disruptive and digital economy focused business

Help participants to transition to the CFO by developing the knowledge and skills

Help executives to navigate through the Digital Transformation with understanding of larger context

Appreciate the multifaceted nature of CFO responsibilities that require the knowledge of finance, strategy, leadership, economics, and communication for success

Develop capabilities beyond the traditional accounting and controllership functions enabling participants to act as a business enabler to CEO

Who is this Finance Leadership Program for?

New CFOs who actively involved in partnering with business teams to create scalable competitive edge in business strategies

Evolving CFOs and Financial Leaders who play a key role in making major financial decisions and strategies in their organizations

Senior Executives in Finance function with Strategic Responsibilities and who aspire to take financial leadership role in future

Eligibility & Selection

1

Recommended 5 years of experience at the time of joining the course

2

Graduation/ Post Graduation or equivalent professional qualification including but not limited to CA/CS/CFA/CPA with 50% (preferred) score

1

Recommended 5 years of experience at the time of joining the course

2

Graduation/ Post Graduation or equivalent professional qualification including but not limited to CA/CS/CFA/CPA with 50% (preferred) score

Note: Selection for this IIM Lucknow Strategic Management course shall be based on candidate's background and experience

You have the potential to be a well-rounded CFO, and we will help you achieve it.

Start your journey to success, today!

Programme Highlights

IIML Certification & Exec Alumni

Become eligible for the prestigious IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status

New Age Curriculum

Developed by key faculty at IIML & industry experts

Masterclasses by Industry Experts

Sessions by expert IIM faculty and industry practitioners

Peer Learning & Networking

Interact and build connections with top finance experts

Career Growth

Experience LIVE online learning without taking a career break

Campus Immersion

2 days of immersion and valediction at IIM Lucknow campus

IIML Certification & Exec Alumni

Become eligible for the prestigious IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status

Peer Learning & Networking

Interact and build connections with top finance experts

New Age Curriculum

Developed by key faculty at IIML & industry experts

Career Growth

Experience LIVE online learning without taking a career break for the prestigious IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status

Masterclasses by Industry Experts

Sessions by expert IIM faculty and industry practitioners

Campus Immersion

2 days of immersion and valediction at IIM Lucknow campus

Programme Curriculum

Module 1: The Emerging CFO Role

  • Changing landscape of CFO Responsibilities
  • The Digitally Enabled Business & Tech Landscape

Module 2: Capital Budgeting, Technology & Information

  • Cost of Capital
  • Investment Criteria for Capital Budgeting-I
  • Investment Criteria for Capital Budgeting-II
  • Advanced concepts in capital budgeting
  • Data Driven Financial Decision-Making

Module 3: Importance of Business Environment

  • Dynamic Economic & Business Environment
  • Competing on Price in Oligopolistic & Competitive Markets-Strategies to Fight Low Cost Rivals
  • Understanding Macroeconomy
  • Monetary, Fiscal & Exchange Rate policy

Module 4: Valuing Businesses

  • Principles of Business Valuation
  • AFSA -Advanced Financial Statement Analysis-I
  • AFSA -Advanced Financial Statement Analysis-II
  • Valuing Digital Business Models
  • Case Studies in Valuation
  • Valuation of Start-Ups
  • Restructuring Initiatives

Module 5: Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership

  • Introduction to Strategy
  • Strategic Choices & Value Creation
  • Business Models
  • Leading Legacy Organizations with New Business Models

Module 6: Business Models & Impacts

  • Customer Orientation & Lifetime Value
  • Platform Economy
  • Business & Product Model Innovation
  • Driving Business Case of Tech Driven Operating Models

Module 7: Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Principles of Merger & Acquisition
  • M&A process, Due Diligence & Valuation
  • Regulatory Aspects, Deal Structuring
  • Masterclass: Managing Complex Mergers

Module 8: Treasury Management

  • Introduction to Treasury Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Derivative Securities
  • Cross Currency Exposure

Module 9: Risk Management

  • Credit, Market & Operational Risk Management
  • Asset & Liability Management
  • Information & Cyber Security

Module 10: Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership 2

  • Leading Growth & Innovation Through Uncertainty
  • Masterclass: Leading StartUps in Growth Phase
  • Creativity for Leadership

Module 11: Fintech & Tech Driven Financial Services

  • Fintech Landscape & Fintech for Investments
  • Emerging Technologies: AI & Blockchain
  • Digital Payments & Remittances
  • Strategic Management of Digital Financial Services
  • Leading Digital Transformation - How CFO can lead this

Module 12: Leadership & Talent Management

  • Leadership Module - 1
  • Leadership Module - 2

Module 13: CFO & Corporate Governance

  • Good Governance Practices
  • Earnings Management & Investor interfacing
  • Role of Board & Audit Committee, Engaging the Board
  • Regulation & Supervision in Digital Businesses

Module 14: CFO Communications

  • Strategic Persuasion with Storytelling
  • Crisis Management & Communicating During Disruptions
  • Masterclass: Managing Investor Relations

Module 15: Ethics & Responsibility

  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Sustainable Investing & Data Privacy - 1
  • Sustainable Investing & Data Privacy - 2
Module 1:
The Emerging CFO Role
Module 2:
Capital Budgeting, Technology and Information
Module 3:
Importance of Business Environment
Module 4:
Valuing Businesses
Module 5:
Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership
Module 6:
Business Models & Impacts
Module 7:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Module 8:
Treasury Management
Module 9:
Risk Management
Module 10:
Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership 2
Module 11:
Fintech & Tech Driven Financial Services
Module 12:
Leadership & Talent Management
Module 13:
CFO & Corporate Governance
Module 14:
CFO Communications
Module 15:
Ethics & Responsibility

The Emerging CFO Role

  • Changing landscape of CFO Responsibilities
  • The Digitally Enabled Business & Tech Landscape

Capital Budgeting, Technology & Information

  • Cost of Capital
  • Investment Criteria for Capital Budgeting-I
  • Investment Criteria for Capital Budgeting-II
  • Advanced concepts in capital budgeting
  • Data Driven Financial Decision-Making

Importance of Business Environment

  • Dynamic Economic & Business Environment
  • Competing on Price in Oligopolistic & Competitive Markets-Strategies to Fight Low Cost Rivals
  • Understanding Macroeconomy
  • Monetary, Fiscal & Exchange Rate policy

Valuing Businesses

  • Principles of Business Valuation
  • AFSA -Advanced Financial Statement Analysis-I
  • AFSA -Advanced Financial Statement Analysis-II
  • Valuing Digital Business Models
  • Case Studies in Valuation
  • Valuation of Start-Ups
  • Restructuring Initiatives

Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership

  • Introduction to Strategy
  • Strategic Choices & Value Creation
  • Business Models
  • Leading Legacy Organizations with New Business Models

Business Models & Impacts

  • Customer Orientation & Lifetime Value
  • Platform Economy
  • Business & Product Model Innovation
  • Driving Business Case of Tech Driven Operating Models

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Principles of Merger & Acquisition
  • M&A process, Due Diligence & Valuation
  • Regulatory Aspects, Deal Structuring
  • Masterclass: Managing Complex Mergers

Treasury Management

  • Introduction to Treasury Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Derivative Securities
  • Cross Currency Exposure

Risk Management

  • Credit, Market & Operational Risk Management
  • Asset & Liability Management
  • Information & Cyber Security

Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership 2

  • Leading Growth & Innovation Through Uncertainty
  • Masterclass: Leading StartUps in Growth Phase
  • Creativity for Leadership

Fintech & Tech Driven Financial Services

  • Fintech Landscape & Fintech for Investments
  • Emerging Technologies: AI & Blockchain
  • Digital Payments & Remittances
  • Strategic Management of Digital Financial Services
  • Leading Digital Transformation - How CFO can lead this

Leadership & Talent Management

  • Leadership Module - 1
  • Leadership Module - 2

CFO & Corporate Governance

  • Good Governance Practices
  • Earnings Management & Investor interfacing
  • Role of Board & Audit Committee, Engaging the Board
  • Regulation & Supervision in Digital Businesses

CFO Communications

  • Strategic Persuasion with Storytelling
  • Crisis Management & Communicating During Disruptions
  • Masterclass: Managing Investor Relations

Ethics & Responsibility

  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Sustainable Investing & Data Privacy - 1
  • Sustainable Investing & Data Privacy - 2
Head start in earning your CPA

The CPA Inter Certificate Program curriculum is fully aligned with the US CPA exam. After earning your certificates, you can earn your CPA in as less as 6 months*.

Role-readiness for Big 4 & Public Accounting Firms:
No 120 credit eligibility criteria:
Zero experience required:
No additional training fee:

Module 1: The Emerging CFO Role

Changing landscape of CFO Responsibilities
The Digitally Enabled Business and Tech Landscape

Module 2: Capital Budgeting, Technology and Information

Module 3: Importance of Business Environment

Module 4: Valuing Businesses

Module 5: Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership

Module 6: Business Models & Impacts

Module 7: Mergers & Acquisitions

Module 8: Treasury Management

Module 9: Risk Management

Module 10: Strategic Thinking & Financial Leadership 2

Module 11: Fintech & Tech Driven Financial Services

Module 12: Leadership & Talent Management

Module 13: CFO & Corporate Governance

Module 14: CFO Communications

Module 15: Ethics & Responsibility

Maximize your potential and take your finance career to new heights!

Speak to our program advisor today!

Learning Experience

100% Live Online Classes

by IIM Lucknow faculty & industry practitioners

Masterclasses

by top CFOs and Finance Leaders steering Digital Transformation

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

co-developed by IIM Lucknow & Finance Professionals

Practical and application

oriented approach with case studies & course work

Certificate from IIM Lucknow

The coveted IIML Executive Alumni Status*

IIM Lucknow Campus Immersions

2 days of immersion & valediction at IIM Lucknow Campus

Programme Completion

Executive Alumni Status (Optional)

  • One-time registration fee of INR 10,000 + GST

Benefits available to Executive Education Alumni

  • Executive Alumni Status of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Lifelong access to a network of distinguished IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni
  • Access to the IIM Lucknow Campus Library (onsite access)
  • 10% discount on the fee for any additional programme (Open program, Online) at IIM Lucknow
  • 10% group discount on the fee for reference of participants
To earn the certification of successful completion in this advanced program in strategic management, attendance of 75% or above and attaining COPM of 50% or above is mandatory

The future of your finance career starts now.

Enroll now and gain the skills to become a top CFO in the industry.

Programme Directors, IIM Lucknow

Dr. Ashish Pandey

Assistant Professor, Finance & Accounting at IIM Lucknow

Prof. Ashish Pandey has significant experience in managing public and private companies in the residential real estate, asset management, and financial services sector. He has held various leadership roles. Most recently, he served as a Chief Executive Officer of an NYSE-listed REIT with a market capitalization in excess of USD One billion. He was listed by Forbes in ‘America’s Most Powerful CEO under 40’ list in the year 2014.

Dr. Ajay K. Garg

Professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Lucknow.

Dr. Garg joined IIM Lucknow in July 2007. He had done FPM (Finance & Control) from IIM Bangalore. Professor Garg specializes in teaching Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting & Analysis and Corporate Valuation & Restructuring. He has won the Award for Best PGP Finance Elective at IIM Lucknow for last 3 academic years.

Professors of Practice

Jatin Khanna

Head - Corporate Development, Raymond Group Of Companies ISB | CA | CFO

Program Architect

Shikha Bagai

Managing Director - India and Mauritius at Vistra Group ISB | CA | CFO

Program Architect

Nagaraj H

Chief Financial Officer at Velankani Electronics Pvt Ltd

Praveen Sathyadev

Head, EU/ UK Business || Data to AI Hacker || Digital || Data || Analytics || AI/ ML || Global

Jatin Khanna

Head - Corporate Development, Raymond Group Of Companies ISB | CA | CFO

Program Architect

Shikha Bagai

Managing Director - India and Mauritius at Vistra Group ISB | CA | CFO

Program Architect

Nagaraj H

Chief Financial Officer at Velankani Electronics Pvt Ltd

Praveen Sathyadev

Head, EU/ UK Business || Data to AI Hacker || Digital || Data || Analytics || AI/ ML || Global

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IIM Lucknow Executive Programme in Strategic Finance for emerging CFOs and FP&A leaders

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