Indian Institute Of Management Lucknow

Global Senior Leadership Programme Specialisation: Chief Finance Officer

Empowering Senior Leaders to Transition into a CFO Role

6 months
Live Online + Campus Immersion + Dubai Executive Conference
Indian Institute Of Management Lucknow
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About The Chief Finance Officer Specialisation Certificate

The Chief Finance Officer Specialisation Certificate in IIM Lucknow's Global Senior Leadership Programme (GSLP) is meticulously designed to drive promising business leaders into the coveted C-Suite role in finance. It equips aspiring CFOs with the skills to craft visionary financial strategies, conquer obstacles, make informed decisions, and drive exceptional performance. This program is your gateway to a transformative future, leading you to the CFO's chair with inviolable confidence and competence.

Become CFO Ready

Become CFO Ready

This leadership program equips participants with an inside perspective on the day-to-day functioning of the CFO's operations. It comprehensively explains the strategic and tactical dimensions intrinsic to the Chief Finance Officer role.

Immersive CXO Experiences

Immersive CXO Experiences

The highlight of this CFO specialisation is its experiential learning. Apply the expertise you have gained in a secure setting by participating in practical simulations offered by Imarticus Game Studio which helps tackle genuine issues & develop capabilities as a C-Suite Business Leader.

Masterclass Sessions By CXO Leaders

Masterclass Sessions By CXO Leaders

It isn't just about grasping theories; it's about fusing them with real-world applications. The CFO Specialisation Certificate of the GSLP offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the world's most successful and influential business leaders through a series of 6 masterclasses.

Campus Immersion

IIM Lucknow Campus Immersion

The CFO leadership program includes 5 days of campus immersion and a 2-day onsite conference in Dubai. Participants will get an opportunity to network with their peers, who are leading organisations and gain valuable insights and experiences.

IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status

IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status

Participants in this program enjoy the full range of benefits offered to Executive Education Alumni from IIM Lucknow. These advantages encompass alumni updates, both on and off-campus events, membership in local alumni chapters, and the esteemed status of being an IIM Lucknow executive alumni.

Network with Industry Leaders

Network with Industry Leaders

This program features a premium 2-day conference in Dubai. It is your gateway to connecting with finance industry giants, offering insights into industry standards, best practices, and emerging trends—a must for aspiring CFOs.

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Curriculum

Learn how the CFO office has evolved over time and the innovation in business models that enables them to provide value in this highly competitive market

Topics

Modern CFO Responsibilities
Business: Enabled by the ever-evolving Tech Landscape

Corporate Finance Strategy
Creating Impactful Business Models
Adapting to changing economic & regulatory landscape
Building meaningful Business & Product Model Innovation

Learn the theory of capital structure and distribution. Gain an understanding of capital budgeting and business valuation

Topics

Understanding Capital Structure
Taking the company Public via IPO

Debt Recapitalisation
Earnings Management and Investor Interfacing

Evaluating the Cost of Capital
Understanding Technology and Data Assets
Data Driven Financial Decision Making
Investment Criteria for Capital Budgeting

Principles of Business Valuation
Accounting Policies, financial statements and valuation
Valuing conventional business
Valuing digital business models

Explore the strategic nature of the CFO office and gain exposure to areas related to inculcating strategic thinking, demonstrating financial leadership and becoming a growth enabler

Topics

Introduction to Strategy
Strategic Choices and Value Creation

Leading legacy Organisations with New Business Models
Insight into conducting a Strategy Audit

Value Creation and Corporate Strategy
Leading Growth and Innovation in this new VUCA world

Gain exposure to the fundamentals of mergers and acquisitions and gain an intrinsic understanding of the role of CFO through an M&A transaction

Topics

Understanding elements of a M&A transaction
Preparation for an M&A Transaction

Involvement of CFO in different phases of an M&A lifecycle
Managing Post Integration Challenges

Gain mastery over critical aspects of treasury and risk management. Understand the nuances behind building a risk profile that facilitates business and growth.

Topics

Fundamentals of fixed Income Securities
Understanding Cross Currency Exposure
Basics of Derivatives Securities

Insight into Credit Market and Operational Risk Management
Information Security
Portfolio Management - Real and Financial Assets

Understand the essential elements of a Business Environment and gain exposure to technology-driven financial services. Gain an overview of behavioural finance and financial analytics

Topics

Volume, Profit, Cost Analysis
Competing on Price in Oligopolistic and Competitive Markets
Strategies to Fight Low Cost Rivals
Dynamic Economic and Business Environment

Fintech Landscape and Fintech for Investments
Emerging Technologies: AI and Blockchain

Improving Revenue Forecasts
Analysing Customer Profitability

Introduction to Behavioral Finance Theory
Understanding Biases and strategy to overcome them

As a new-age CFO, learn the latest trends in talent management and leadership, corporate governance, corporate communication and ESG

Topics

Using Design Thinking Principles for Problem Solving and Driving Innovation
Leading Remote Organisations and High-Performance Teams
Execution Focus and Challenging Mindsets
Leading Future of Work and Second Level of Leadership

Corporate Governance
Engaging the Board: Role of Board and Audit Committee
Regulations and Supervisions in Digital Businesses

Strategic Persuasion with Storytelling of Financial Data
Managing Investor Relations
Crisis Management and Communicating During Disruptions

Ethical Dilemmas, Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption Regulations
Data Privacy
Sustainable Investing

Topics

Empower Your Leadership Skills With IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow is one of the top business schools in India. It was established in 1984 as the fourth IIM (Indian Institute of Management) in the country. IIM Lucknow offers a range of management programs, including executive education, designed to empower senior leaders in business, government, and non-profit sectors. The institute strongly focuses on developing value-driven leaders and managers who can positively impact globally. The establishment of IIMs was an initiative of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who envisioned a network of top-tier management schools in the country.

4 Outlook-ICARE 2023
4 India FT 2023
6 as per NIRF 2023
33 in QS Global Ranking: Asia 2023
72 Gobal B-School FT 2023
Dual Crown Accredited (AACSB and AMBA)
4 Outlook-ICARE 2023
4 India FT 2023
6 as per NIRF 2023
33 in QS Global Ranking: Asia 2023
72 Gobal B-School FT 2023
Dual Crown Accredited (AACSB and AMBA)

Program Directors

Prof. Madhumita Chakraborty

Prof. Madhumita Chakraborty

Finance And Accounting, IIM Lucknow

Prof. Madhumita's research papers have appeared in prestigious national and international journals. Among her research interests are Market Efficiency, Market Anomalies, Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Behavioural Finance, the value relevance of Accounting Information, and the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on firm performance. She has...See More

Prof. Girish Balasubramanian

Prof. Girish Balasubramanian

Human Resource Management, IIM Lucknow

Prof. Girish has presented and published research in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals on topics including Trade Union Revitalisation and Strategy, Productivity and Profitability Effects of Trade Unions in India Post-liberalisation, Diversity Management with a focus on disabled individuals, and Performance Management rating consi...See More

Prof. Madhumita Chakraborty

Prof. Madhumita Chakraborty

Finance And Accounting, IIM Lucknow

Prof. Madhumita's research papers have appeared in prestigious national and international journals. Among her research interests are Market Efficiency, Market Anomalies, Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Behavioural Finance, the value relevance of Accounting Information, and the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on firm perfo...See More

Prof. Girish Balasubramanian

Prof. Girish Balasubramanian

Human Resource Management, IIM Lucknow

Prof. Girish has presented and published research in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals on topics including Trade Union Revitalisation and Strategy, Productivity and Profitability Effects of Trade Unions in India Post-liberalisation, Diversity Management with a focus on disabled individuals, and Performance Manageme...See More

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Who Is This Program For?

Existing and aspiring CXOs in Finance with 5 years of work experience will get the certificate from IIM Lucknow after meeting the attendance and course evaluation criteria and can transform into New-Age CFOs.

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Program Fee Structure
Indian Participants
INR 3,25,000 + GST
Global Participants
AED 16,674
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Registration FeeINR 43,000 + GSTAED 3,154
Instalment 1INR 95,000 + GSTAED 4,520
Instalment 2INR 95,000 + GSTAED 4,500
Instalment 3INR 92,000 + GSTAED 4,500
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About The Program

The duration of the program is 6 months, with a mix of online and in-person classes. The online classes are held over weekends, and the in-person classes are held over five days at the IIM Lucknow Campus.

    Please note: The schedules may change due to the institute’s policy.

      As IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni, participants can avail of the following benefits

      • Access to a network of distinguished IIM Lucknow executive alumni
      • Access to the IIM Lucknow alumni events
      • Access to IIM Lucknow local alumni chapters
      • Access to the programme brochures and newsletters from IIM Lucknow
      • Executive Alumni Fees will be applicable as per institute policy.

      This certificate will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a C-suite role.

        Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

        • Develop and implement strategies that drive business growth
        • Leverage data and analytics to improve performance
        • Manage complex processes and projects effectively
        • Build and lead high-performing teams
        • Lead change and transformation initiatives
        • Navigate the challenges and opportunities of the digital age

        The program design is well balanced between the day-to-day commitments of the participants and what is expected of executives in senior leadership roles. The curriculum includes a good mix of case studies, projects, working sessions, masterclasses, and simulation exercises.

          Our series of masterclasses from industry leaders will help participants relate to the day-to-day functioning of the CxO office under different contexts through a different lens.

            Eligibility Criteria

            You will be evaluated through quizzes, assignments, online exams, presentations, and projects.

              Successful learners will receive the Certificate of Successful Completion from IIM Lucknow. Candidates will not qualify for successful completion if they have an 'F' grade in 50% of the courses or/and overall attendance for the program is less than 75%. The program and courses will follow a relative grading schema for evaluation.

                Admission to this program involves a rigorous review of your resume and your statement of purpose by the IIM Lucknow admissions team.

                  Only participants with demonstrated fast-track career progression and high learning intent required for senior leadership roles will be admitted into this program.

                    Selection is by invitation only and on a rolling basis. We generally overbook our batches. In case of an overbooked batch size, applicants in earlier selection rounds who have received their provision offer letters and paid registration fees to block their seats will be preferred over applicants from later selection rounds.

                      Fees

                      Yes, there are a few financial assistance options available. For more information, please talk to the Global Senior Leadership Programme counsellor.

                        A special discount offer exists only for a minimum of five nominations. A discount of up to 10% on the program fee may be offered for bulk nominations of 5 participants or more from a single corporation. However, the extent of the discount will be determined on a case-to-case basis.

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