Chief Financial Officer Programme
Attain the Pinnacle of Financial Leadership
About the Chief Financial Officer Programme
The Chief Financial Officer Programme from the Indian School of Business, is the perfect path to take your financial leadership skills to the next level. This 8-month unified 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
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
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
ISB Executive Education's flagship CFO Programme catapults learners to the pinnacle of financial leadership, attracts experts across domain, sector and geographies. This programme allows participants to network with like minded CXOs and Industry leaders to build your social networth.
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
The programme 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.
Global brands universally recognise the Indian School of Business for their premium learning experience and abundant academic expertise it brings. It is vindicated by being ranked in the top 50 globally for executive education programmes.
Attributes of Modern CFOs
Data-Driven Decision Maker
ISB Executive Alumni Status
Getting access to the ISB Executive Alumni status entails the following benefits:
ISB Executive Alumni Credentials: ISB Email ID
Access to ISB Resources like: Podcasts, newsletters, research reports and more
Learning and Networking opportunities via ISB Executive Education Network Group on LinkedIn
Preferential pricing with 20% discount on programme fee on ISB Executive Education programmes
Access to ISB Executive Education support team
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
Disclaimer: All activities and research resources for ISB Executive Education alumni are handled by ISB Executive Education. Whenever there are any events or webinars held, they will be informing the alumni community of the same. Events take place yearly basis availability of resources & is subject to change.
What Makes ISB Exceptional?
This Programme blends ISB’s leadership education expertise with Imarticus’ competence in providing learners with future-focused, outcome-oriented learning experiences.
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
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
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
Cost of Capital
Capital Budgeting, Project Valuation, Investment Decision rules
Working Capital Management
Inorganic growth levers for the CFO
Role in M&A and other corporate actions
Comprehensive due diligence process
Deal Structuring & Pricing
Financing M&A Transactions
Pre-deal and Post-integration challenges
Risk Management in M&A- Hedging Strategies
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
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
Introduction to Fintech
Fintech Business Models and Ecosystem
Trade Finance using Blockchain
Cross Border Payments
Supply Chain Finance
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
Financial Analytics and Dashboarding
Technologies used for building an agile decision making ecosystem
Role of AI in data-centric decision making
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
32 weeks Pre-recorded Lectures
5+ case studies
4 Live sessions with ISB Faculty
5 Masterclasses by Marquee CXOs
Weekly Office Hours with Industry Experts
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
Examining AT&T and Verizon's financial strategies unveils successes, failures, and pivotal decisions in a dynamic industry.
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)
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Engage in Webinars
- Your participation in our monthly webinars will enable remarkable opportunities for unparalleled growth and insights.
- Leverage the power of exclusive 1:1 conversations with distinguished business experts
- Unearth transformative insights from cutting-edge trends, reshaping business landscapes.
- Handpicked and thoughtfully curated webinars, meticulously designed to elevate your learning experience throughout the course.
Programme Fee Structure
₹ 5,00,000 + GST
Note: Includes ₹ 5000 + GST as non-refundable application fee