Executive Program in Strategic Finance for CFOs and FP&A Leaders

Executive Program in Strategic Finance for CFOs and FP&A Leaders

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Commencement Date

  • Coming Soon


  • 9 Months | 186 Hours
  • Weekend Classes


  • 7+ Sessions

Campus Immersion

  • 4 Days
  • * Logistics costs extra
  • * Subject to Covid 19 Government advisory


  • Graduation
  • Min. 10 yrs Work Experience


  • Standard documentation

Program Fee

  • INR 2.49 Lakhs + Taxes
  • IIM-L MDP Alumni Status
    (Optional) - INR 10K + Taxes
  • EMI plans available
  • Early bird discount of 5%
Are you an Emerging CFO

About the Program

Extensive Skills

Build extensive skills to drive organizations of the future as finance leaders, ready to navigate through the new business landscape

Developed by top faculty at IIML

Developed by top faculty at IIML

Wiley Innovation Advisory Council and leading finance leaders

Designed by the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council and leading finance leaders in varied digital and large organizations

VUCA business landscape and emerging business models

Designed specifically keeping in mind the dynamic VUCA business landscape and emerging business models


does the modern finance organization look like?

The program integrates classes by:

Esteemed IIT Roorkee Faculty

Esteemed IIML

Expert Wiley Faculty

Expert Wiley

Top Industry Experts of India

Masterclasses by Top
C-Suite leaders


is this program for?

Mid to senior level finance leaders/executives who aspire to become CFO in their organisations

New CFOs who have recently entered the CFO role

Senior professionals in finance function with strategic responsibilities


Does Action Learning Methodology work?

In teams, get assigned a real-world business problem
Solve the real-world business problem while building your concepts
Work on the project throught the course, use the learnings in your business context
Work closely with your team and a faculty as your project mentor
Present your solution to a panel
Action Learning Methodology

Program Outcomes

Transition to the future CFO role by developing expertise, skills and mindsets to be a key business stakeholder
Gain expertise in the multifaceted nature of CFO responsibilities that require advanced knowledge of finance, strategy, leadership, economics and communication for success
Develop capabilities beyond the traditional accounting and controllership functions to act as a partner to CEO and the C-Suite
Enable executives to navigate through Digital Transformation with understanding of the larger context

Program Curriculum

Module 1:
The Emerging CFO Role
  • Changing CFO Responsibilities
  • Digital Enabled Business and Tech Landscape
  • Strategy in Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets and Regulatory Landscape
Module 2:
Capital Budgeting, Technology and Information
  • Technology and Data Assets
  • Cost of Capital
  • Investment Criteria for Capital Budgeting
  • Optionality in Investment Decisions
  • Data Driven Financial Decision Making
Module 3:
Business Model and Impacts
  • Business Model Generation
  • Customer Orientation and Lifetime Value
  • Platform Models and Platform Economy
  • Financial Markets and Regulatory Landscape
  • Business and Product Model Innovation
Module 4:
Valuing Businesses
  • Principles of Business Valuation
  • Accounting Policies, financial statements and valuation
  • Valuation of Start-ups
  • Valuing digital business models
Module 5:
Strategic Thinking and Financial Leadership
  • Introduction to Strategy
  • Strategic Choices and Value Creation
  • Strategy in Corporate Finance
  • Leading legacy Organizations with New Business Models
Module 6:
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Principles of Mergers and Acquisition
  • Role of CFO in deal structuring
  • Managing Post Integration Challenges
Module 7:
Capital Structure
  • Theory of Capital Structure
  • Taking company Public via IPO
  • Debt Recapitalization
  • Earnings Management and Investor Interfacing
Module 8:
Strategic Thinking and Financial Leadership 2
  • Strategy Audit
  • Leading Growth and Innovation through Uncertainty
  • Leading Start Ups in Growth Phase
Module 9:
Treasury Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Cross Currency Exposure
  • Derivatives Securities
Module 10:
Risk Management
  • Asset Liability and Management
  • Credit market and Operational Risk Management
  • Information Security
Module 11:
Importance of Business Environment
  • Volume, Profit, Cost Analysis
  • Competing on Price in Oligopolistic and Competitive Markets
  • Strategies to Fight Low Cost Rivals
  • Dynamic Economic and Business Environment
Module 12:
Fintech and Tech Driven Financial Services
  • Fintech Landscape and Fintech for Investments
  • Emerging Technologies: AI and Blockchain
  • Digital Payments and Remittances
  • Strategic Management of Digital Financial Services
Module 13:
Leadership and Talent Management
  • Problem Solving and Driving Innovation Using Design Thinking Principles
  • Leading Remote Organizations and High-Performance Teams
  • Execution Focus and Challenging Mindsets
  • Leading Future of Work and Second Level of Leadership
Module 14:
CFO and Corporate Governance
  • Good Governance Practices
  • Role of Board and Audit Committee, Engaging the Board
  • Regulations and Supervisions in Digital Businesses
Module 15:
CFO Communications
  • Managing Investor Relations
  • Strategic Persuasion with Storytelling of Financial Data
  • Crisis Management and Communicating During Disruptions
Module 16:
Ethics and Responsibilities
  • Ethical Dilemmas, Anti-bribery and
  • Anti Corruption Regulations
  • Sustainable Investing
  • Data Privacy

Complimentary Add-on Courses and Sessions

  • Analytics, BI and Tableau Overview
  • Data Storytelling and Communicating key Insights with Visualization
  • Design Thinking for Problem Solving

The Learning Experience

4-days Immersion
  • 4-days Immersion at IIML Lucknow Campus

* logistics costs extra

* subject to Covid 19

Government advisory

Live Online Class Sessions
  • Live Online Sessions by Top IIML and Wiley Faculty
  • 7+ Masterclasses by Top CFOs and Finance Leaders Leading Digital Transformation
Joint Certification from IIML and Wiley
  • Joint Certification from IIML and Wiley
  • IIM Lucknow MDP Alumni Status
Cutting-Edge Curriculum
  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum Based on Industry needs, Co-developed by IIML and Wiley Innovation Advisory Council, Top Finance Leaders
Online Courseware and eBooks Library
  • Online Course Resources and eBooks Library from Wiley by Top Global Authors
  • 1-year access to e-books worth INR 25,000
Practical and Application Oriented Approach
  • Practical and Application Oriented Approach with Case Studies and Course Work

Program Directors,
IIM Lucknow

Prof. Ashish Pandey

Dr. Ashish Pandey

Assistant Professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Lucknow.

Prof. Ashish Pandey is currently Assistant Professor in the Finance & Accounting group at IIM Lucknow. He 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.

Prof. Sowmya Subramaniam

Prof. Sowmya Subramaniam

Assistant Professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Lucknow.

Dr. Subramaniam is an Assistant Professorin Finance and accounting at IIM,Lucknow. She teaches Fixed income markets, Financial reporting and Analysisand Financial Management at IIM Lucknow. Her primary research is in the area of Fixed income markets. Her research has been published in peerreviewed journals such as Emerging market review and International review of economics and finance.

Program Architect,
IIM Lucknow

Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Renowned Wiley Author, Founder, Analytics-Based Performance Management, LLC.

Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in performance improvement systems and advanced cost management.

He has contributed to numerous leadership roles with Deloitte Consulting, KPMG, Electronic Data Systems (EDS, now part of HP), SAS and other organizations. He has a degree in operations research from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Gary has participated and served on committees including: CAM-I, the Supply Chain Council, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the Institute of Management Accountants, the AICPA, and the American Association of Accountants (AAA), and affiliated with ICWAI, ASQ, AACE, CFO.com and several other top global finance associations.

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Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow
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The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is fourth in the prestigious IIM family of management schools as per NIRF rankings, 2020.

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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, is one of the premier national level institutes of management in India, involved in generating and imparting knowledge in the field of management.

IIM Lucknow stands tall on the foundation of an excellent, committed and profoundly knowledgeable faculty, innovative pedagogical tools, as well as an electic and diverse student community that has a burning desire to make new paths of its own.

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accorded accreditation to the Institute's PGPM, IPMX, and WMP programmes. IIM Lucknow is amongst the five B-Schools in India to achieve the coveted dual accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) as well as the Association of MBAs (AMBA). World over, only about 5% of the institutes have acquired AACSB’s accreditation.

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