IIM Lucknow invites applications for the fourth cohort of its Executive Program in Strategic Finance


New Delhi : The Indian Institute of Management – Lucknow, one of India’s leading and most reputed management institutes, invites applications for  the fourth cohort of its Executive Program in Strategic Finance. Developed in association with WileyNXT, Wiley’s online executive education program partner, the fourth cohort of IIM Lucknow’s ‘Strategic Finance’ program is slated to begin on October 14th, 2022. The online executive learning program is designed to support aspiring finance and strategy leaders.

According to PwC’s Pulse survey, 48% of CFOs plan to accelerate digital transformation initiatives in the next 12 months. Another survey by the CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, states that artificial intelligence and data visualization are amongst the top skills pursued by Indian professionals in the investment industry. All these trends demonstrate how strategic finance along with tech-enabled scenario planning and proactive data-driven decisions will be crucial for firms to gain a competitive edge. CFOs of the new era, driven by technology and ever-evolving market situations, will be expected to be digital-first strategic advisors.

The Executive Program in Strategic Finance is a nine-month long online certification program that builds strategic financial leadership skills for aspiring CFOs and professionals, allowing them to grow in a fast-evolving business landscape and navigate through a disruptive digital economy. The intensive experiential learning in the program is facilitated by a mixed pedagogy including live lectures, case studies and capstone projects. The program aims to help learners master the key concepts in strategic finance and develop capabilities beyond the traditional accounting and controllership functions.

Dr. Ajay K. Garg, Professor, Finance & Accounting, IIM Lucknow said, “Success is achieved by looking forward and being prepared to negate future challenges. Breaking away from the traditional financial reporting model, modern-day enterprises are harnessing the power of strategic financial planning to stay competitive. Our latest Executive Program is aimed at providing the business context, introducing the technology platforms and tools to help prepare future finance leaders for digital and tech-savvy organizations.”

Dr. Ashish Pandey, Assistant Professor, Finance and Accounting, IIM Lucknow said, “There has been a significant change in the way CFOs and other high-level finance managers operate in organizations. Strategic financial planning has taken a centerstage at almost every enterprise today. Our program’s curriculum has been designed to teach and impart requisite skills in learners who are interested in taking on bigger roles and responsibilities in the domain.”


Mr. Ritesh Kumar, Country Lead, Wiley India said, “At Wiley, we have always valued our association with IIM Lucknow in our collective efforts to aid learners by offering certifications focused primarily on industry 4.0 and 4.1 technologies. On the back of WileyNXT’s committed and dedicated long-term partnership with this prestigious institute, we offer our education services across several of its online programs and certifications. It gives us immense pleasure to collaborate with IIM Lucknow once again to support candidates in their bid to learn, get certified and subsequently advance their respective careers. We hope that students will benefit greatly from our services.”

Graduates with a minimum score of 50% can apply for the Executive Program in Strategic Finance. At least five years of work experience in a finance function at the time of joining the course is required. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will receive a certificate from IIM Lucknow.

For any further information on the program, click here- IIM Lucknow – Wiley Executive Program in Strategic Finance.