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IIM Lucknow Opens Applications for Executive Program in Strategic Finance

Third cohort of the program to commence from April 16, 2022. The program 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.

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Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, one of the leading management institutes based in India invites applications for its third cohort of Executive Program in Strategic Finance. Developed in association with WileyNXT, an online executive education program partner from Wiley, the Strategic Finance program is slated to commence on April 16th, 2022. The program 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.

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 CFO’s 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.

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. This course has been curated while 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.

Dr Ajay K. Garg, Professor, Finance & Accounting, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow said, “The CFO role 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.”

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

Mr. Ritesh Kumar, Country head Wiley India said, “Our partnership with IIM Lucknow across a range of its online programs is foregrounded on our common objective of producing skilled and quality talent. With Wiley’s online executive education program partner, WileyNXT, we are ready to support the learners from the third cohort in getting certified and advancing their careers. We are certain that students will benefit greatly from our quality services and delivery.”

Graduates from any UGC Recognized University with a 50% score and at least 5 years of work experience and a GMAT Score (Optional) with standard documentation can apply. On successful completion of the Strategic Finance program, candidates will receive a certificate from IIM Lucknow.

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