ISB Executive Education

Chief Financial Officer Programme

Attain the Pinnacle of Financial Leadership


8 months


Online + Campus Immersion

Indian School of Business

About the Chief Financial Officer Programme

The chief financial officer course from the Indian School of Business, is the perfect path to take your financial leadership skills to the next level. This 8-month unified CFO programme will teach you to think prudently, shape a high-performing team, and lead growth effectively. In today's composite and dynamic business framework, you will also learn to lead with integrity and purpose.

Formulated for C-Suite Transition

Formulated for C-Suite Transition

The curriculum is grouped to cover the recent trends in business, leadership and strategy through various experiential learning experiences to enable CFOs with the requisite skills to lead in this age of revolution.

Gain Expertise from Excellent Faculty

Gain Expertise from Excellent Faculty

ISB is at the forefront of academic research in the country, with faculty actively conferred by government and regulatory bodies for policymaking. The industry highly seeks faculty of ISB for innovation and expediting change management.

Build Your Social Net Worth

Build Your Social Net Worth

ISB Executive Education's flagship CFO Programme catapults learners to the pinnacle of financial leadership, attracts experts across domain, sector and geographies. This chief financial officer course allows participants to network with like minded CXOs and Industry leaders to build your social networth.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning

The highlight of this programme is its blended learning experience, which allows learners to reinforce their learning through self-paced pre-recorded videos from outstanding faculty, masterclasses from marquee CXOs and office hours sessions from subject-matter-experts.

Avail Leadership Coaching

Avail Leadership Coaching

The CFO course includes leadership coaching as a complementary aspect with personalised coaching solutions to help existing CXOs and prospective CFOs transition into influential C-Suite professionals, thus helping them acculturate into the CFO office.

Campus Immersion

Campus Immersion

Experience the opportunity to connect with your cohort on campus and attend first hand sessions with ISB faculty to acquire access to avenues for professional development through this extensive one day campus immersion.

Attributes of Modern CFOs

Strategic Thinker

Strategic Thinker

Data-Driven Decision Maker

Data-Driven Decision Maker

Risk Manager

Risk Manager

People Leader

People Leader

Innovation Enabler

Innovation Enabler

Change Manager

Change Manager

ISB Executive Alumni Status

ISB Executive Alumni will receive the following benefits upon successful completion of 100+ learning hours:

Access to the Executive Alumni portal with features such as alumni directory, chapters, special interest groups and more

Networking opportunities via ISB Executive Education Network Group on LinkedIn.

Preferential pricing with 20% discount on programme fee on ISB Executive Education programmes.

ISB Executive Education newsletters, articles, podcasts and videos.

Access to ISB Executive Education support team over email.

Exclusive invitations to Online and Offline events like Webinars, Conferences, and Master Classes, amongst others.

Opportunity to be a Guest Speaker at ISB Executive events (invited on the discretion of ISB Executive Education).

ISB Executive Alumni Credentials: ISB Email ID.

ISB Executive Alumni
ISB Executive Alumni
ISB Executive Alumni

What Makes ISB Exceptional?

What Makes Indian School of Business(ISB) Exceptional
What Makes Indian School of Business(ISB) Exceptional
What Makes Indian School of Business(ISB) Exceptional

Programme Curriculum

This Programme blends ISB’s leadership education expertise with Imarticus’ competence in providing learners with future-focused, outcome-oriented learning experiences.

Adapt to evolving CFO responsibilities, lead teams, quantify business objectives, and excel in negotiations

Historical and current trends in the CFO role

Future trends and challenges in the CFO's Office

Effective communication with stakeholders

Building and leading high-performing teams

Quantifying the business objective - metrics - ROE / PE / EVA etc

Negotiation Theories: Useful while dealing with banks, auditors, and various stakeholder

Balanced Scorecard for Decision Making

Navigate global economic challenges, assess risks, and make informed financial decisions internationally

Global Economic Imbalances

Challenges of international business and finance

International monetary system & impact on interest rates & exchange rates

Macroeconomic trends & corporate finance decisions

Macro Economic Indicators that impact Corporate Financial Affairs

Recurring Global & Domestic Economic events a CFO should watch

International Financial Markets and Financing Choices

Master financial statement analysis, ratio interpretation, forecasting, and budgeting for effective decision-making

Financial Statement Analysis for CFOs

Accounting red flags that analysts or rating agencies watch out for

Forecasting and Variance Analysis for tracking KPI

Budgeting process and best practices

Forecasting methodologies and techniques

Developing accurate financial projections

Optimize capital structures, cost of capital, investment decisions, working capital, and dividend strategies

Capital Structure

Financing Growth

Cost of Capital

Capital Budgeting, Project Valuation, Investment Decision rules

Working Capital Management

Dividend Decision

Drive inorganic growth, negotiate M&A deals, conduct due diligence, and manage post-integration challenges

Inorganic growth levers for the CFO

Role in M&A and other corporate actions

Exchange Ratio

Takeover Defences


Comprehensive due diligence process

Deal Structuring & Pricing

Financing M&A Transactions

Pre-deal and Post-integration challenges

Risk Management in M&A- Hedging Strategies

Explore the dynamic world of corporate governance, risk management, and financial markets through our tailored programme agenda

Role of Board and Audit Committee

Building effective frameworks for how risk is perceived & managed by firm

Risk Governance: Set of policies, Procedures, Roles, and Responsibilities

Managing Investor Relations

Financial Market & Regulatory Landscape

Crisis Management for Effective Response and Resolution

Data privacy, Sustainability and impact of ESG

Manage financial risk, treasury, regulations, and cybersecurity effectively

Financial Risk Management - Market, Credit, Liquidity, Operational

Treasury Management for Multinationals

Regulations and their impact on treasury management

Tools to Measure and Manage Risk

Asset Liability Management and Liquidity Management

Information Security and Threat Assessment

Understand Fintech trends, business models, and innovations transforming finance

Introduction to Fintech

Fintech Business Models and Ecosystem

Trade Finance using Blockchain

Lending Tech

Cross Border Payments

Supply Chain Finance

Apply change management, and agile leadership for effective stakeholder management

Change Management in Leadership and new initiatives

Managing Stakeholders across C-Suite positions in multi-jurisdictional organizations

Leading Future of Work and Second Level of Leadership

Agile Leadership

About Indian School of Business(ISB)
About Indian School of Business(ISB)
About Indian School of Business(ISB)

Know More About ISB

Indian School of Business (ISB) through its Executive Education is dedicated to equipping executives with the necessary skills, mindsets, and valuable networks to effectively manage and lead in the ever-evolving business landscape while attaining their unique personal and professional objectives. In contrast to many prominent international business schools, ISB stands out by cultivating robust intellectual capital and an extensive collection of case studies that delve into critical issues faced by organisations and leaders in both advanced and emerging markets.

The ISB faculty comprises distinguished academics with deep domain expertise, drawing from extensive research, real-world involvement, and substantial teaching experience gained at esteemed global business institutions. ISB's Executive Education programmes are known for their distinct teaching methodologies and a rigorous and stimulating learning environment that pushes participants to expand their learning boundaries beyond their beliefs.

Academic Director

Apoorva Javadekar

Assistant Professor, Finance

He is a faculty in department of finance at the Indian School of Business. Before this role, he held the position of Research Director at the Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL), an organisation entirely funded by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), from July 2016 to January 2019.

Dr Javadekar's policy research has been featured in the RBI Mint Street Memo, and has made multiple presentations to the Monetary Policy Committee. His academic research expertise spans various areas, including mutual funds, asset pricing, international economics, and banking.

In 2018, he was a visiting faculty member at ISB, teaching courses for PhD and PGP students. Additionally, Dr Javadekar actively contributes to newspaper Op-eds for publications such as Mint, Financial Express, and Economic Times.

Apoorva Javadekar - Faculty at Indian School of Business

Faculty Spotlight

Hariom Manchiraju - Faculty at Indian School of Business

Hariom Manchiraju

Associate Professor, Accounting

He is a faculty member in the Accounting Department at the Indian School of Business. He holds a PhD and MBA from the State University of New York – Buffalo, an MFM from Sri Satya Sai University, India, and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Osmania University...See More

Shashwat Alok - Faculty at Indian School of Business

Shashwat Alok

Associate Professor, Finance

He is a faculty member at ISB's Finance Department since 2013 with a Ph.D. in Finance from Washington University, directs the Digital Identity Research Initiative. His research delves into corporate finance's impact on emerging markets, encompassing law, governm...See More

Shekhar Tomar - Faculty at Indian School of Business

Shekhar Tomar

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy

He is a faculty in the Department of Public Policy and Economics at ISB, earned his Ph.D. from Toulouse School of Economics in 2017. He served as a Research Economist at RBI from 2017 to 2019. His research specializes in macroeconomics, trade, and finance, with ...See More

Nandkishore Doreswamy - Faculty at Indian School of Business

Nandkishore Doreswamy

Adjunct Professor (Practice), Marketing

He is a seasoned global executive and inspirational global executive and inspirational leader is a Visiting Faculty at the Indian School of Business, Nandu boasts 34+ years of exceptional leadership experience in diverse environments, including NESTLE, where he ...See More

Learning Experience

32 weeks Pre-recorded Lectures

32 weeks Pre-recorded Lectures

5+ case studies

5+ case studies

4 Live sessions with ISB Faculty

4 Live sessions with ISB Faculty

5 Masterclasses by Marquee CXOs

5 Masterclasses by Marquee CXOs

Weekly Office Hours with Industry Experts

Weekly Office Hours with Industry Experts

Leadership Coaching for CXOs

Leadership Coaching for CXOs

  • This programme is self-paced and will have limited live faculty interactions.
  • The faculty will not be a part of the live weekly office hours. Our curated panel of subject-matter experts will be conducting these sessions.
  • There are 4 Live sessions with the faculty during the programme. Date and time for the same will be communicated at batch launch.
  • Assessments and evaluations are graded by a panel of experts approved by the institute. The institute has the final say on the grade awarded.

Projects that you will work on

Given below are a list of few indicative case studies that summarize challenges faced by business leaders and strategies to overcome it



Understand the impact of currency fluctuations and practical strategies to hedge against currency risk.



Understand how the company adeptly leveraged a mix of debt and equity to fund its diverse ventures.

AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon

Examining AT&T and Verizon's financial strategies unveils successes, failures, and pivotal decisions in a dynamic industry.

PayTM Case Study

PayTM Case Study

Explore Paytm's post-IPO price journey, unveiling insights into digital finance and investment dynamics since its stock debut.

What Certificate Will You Get?

Upon successfully completing this Programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Successful Completion for the Chief Financial Officer Programme by the Indian School of Business (ISB)

Earn a Chief Financial Officer Course Completion Certificate

Admission Process

Admission Process
Admission Process
Admission Process

Programme Fee Structure

Programme Fee

₹ 5,00,000 + GST
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Instalment Schedule
Registration Fee
₹ 50,000 + GST
1st Instalment
₹ 95,000 + GST
2nd Instalment
₹ 95,000 + GST
3rd Instalment
₹ 95,000 + GST
4th Instalment
₹ 95,000 + GST
5th Instalment
₹ 70,000 + GST

Note: Includes ₹ 5000 + GST as non-refundable application fee


About the Programme

The CFO programme provides valuable insights and sharp-focused knowledge enhancement in the finance sector. The programme will prepare the learners to embrace the vibrant Indian economy and stay ahead of technological disruptions, navigate regulatory and policy changes and harness the potential for financial inclusion.

    The programme is tailored to empower professionals in their career journey, from CFOs, high-potential executives transitioning to a CFO role, seasoned professionals in finance, or mid-career finance experts looking to propel their financial capabilities.

    ISB Executive Education seeks participants with high intellectual rigour and intent to learn to complete the programme.

      Learners are evaluated throughout the programme through various activities such as in-video assessments, weekly/bi-weekly assignments, case-based assignments, capstone projects, and mid-term and end-term evaluations.

      Participants will benefit by attending all videos and sessions of this programme. They will qualify for successful completion only after fulfilling the attendance and programme evaluation criteria.

      A special discount offer exists only for a minimum of five nominations. A discount of up to 10% on the programme 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.

        The programme design is well balanced between the day-to-day commitments of the participants and what is expected of executives in a CFO role. The curriculum includes synchronous and asynchronous learning through Case Studies, Working Sessions, and Masterclasses. Our masterclasses from marquee CXOs will help participants relate to the day-to-day functioning of the CFO office under different contexts through a different lens.


          The minimum education qualification for candidates to apply for this programme is a UG Qualification—either Diploma (10+2+3) or Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (10+2+3) or (10+2+4).

            Candidates with two years of Master's Degree or equivalent from a recognised University (such as UGC, AICTE, DEC, AIU, State Government, etc.) in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks are preferred.

            Candidates require a minimum of 10 years of work experience post-completion of the qualifying education mentioned above.

            Admission to this programme involves a rigorous review of the participant's resume and statement of purpose by the ISB Executive Education Admissions team. Only participants with demonstrated fast-track career progression and high learning intent required for CFO roles will be admitted into this programme.

              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.


              The programme fee has been split into a standardised instalment schedule to facilitate ease of payments for participants.

              However, if you still need to avail yourself of a loan, pleaseget in touchwith our counsellors for more details.

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