IIM Lucknow calls for applications to Strategic Finance programme

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Posted on 01 Apr 2022
19:11 PM
Candidates who complete the Strategic Finance programme will receive a certificate from IIM Lucknow.

Candidates who complete the Strategic Finance programme will receive a certificate from IIM Lucknow. Source: Shutterstock

Third cohort of the programme to commence from April 16
Programme developed in association with WileyNXT

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is inviting applications for its third cohort of Executive Program in Strategic Finance developed in association with WileyNXT, an online executive education programme partner from Wiley.

The Strategic Finance programme, scheduled to commence on April 16, is designed to prepare future-focused CFOs, financial planners, and analysts, capable of helping business and organisations drive growth in a fast-changing business environment.

The Executive Program in Strategic Finance is a nine-month programme suitable for mid to senior-level finance professionals who either desire to become CFOs or have recently assumed a similar role. The course has been curated keeping in mind the dynamic VUCA business landscape so that learners can be trained to utilise forward thinking and insights while making important business decisions and strategies, relating to financial planning, and assisting organisations in delivering profitable outcomes.


“The role of CFO is essentially strategic and forward looking. The ongoing global pandemic unravelled the impact and value that CFOs generate for organisations while helping chart their holistic growth trajectory. Such a critical function requires professionals adept in leadership and decision making across a wide spectrum of issues ranging from budgeting to governance to technology adoption and compliance with regulations and laws. Our Strategic Finance program and curriculum is in consonance with our objective of nurturing skilled talent and CFO leaders of the future,” said Ajay K. Garg, professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Lucknow.

According to the CFO of the Future report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), 82% of CEOs believe that the role of CFOs across organisations is bound to grow manifold and the additional responsibilities and expectations would require a strategic and diverse skill set inclusive of cross-functional capabilities. CFOs or executives in the finance sector are increasingly becoming responsible for formulating, validating, and executing ‘growth for value’ plans and strategies for businesses.

Ashish Pandey, assistant professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Lucknow said, “Based on the success and response received in our first two cohorts, we are happy to begin our third cohort of the Strategic Finance programe. We are hopeful that this programme will help learners emerge as action-oriented leaders in the domain of financial planning, analysis, and strategy.”

Graduates from any UGC-recognised university with a 50% score and at least five years’ work experience and a GMAT Score (Optional) with standard documentation can apply.

Last updated on 01 Apr 2022
19:11 PM
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