IIM Lucknow invites applications for its Executive Program in Strategic Finance

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, one of the leading management institutes based in India, is inviting applications for its third cohort of Executive Program in Strategic Finance. Developed in association with WileyNXT, a partner of Wiley’s online executive education program, the strategic funding program is scheduled to begin on April 16, 2022.

The program is designed to prepare forward-looking financial managers, financial planners, and analysts who can help companies and organizations drive growth in a rapidly 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 CFOs in organizations will multiply and that responsibilities and expectations would require a strategic and diverse skill set including cross-functional capabilities.

CFOs or finance industry executives are increasingly responsible for formulating, validating and executing “growth for value” plans and strategies for companies.


The “Executive Program in Strategic Finance” is a nine-month program suitable for mid- to senior-level finance professionals who wish to become CFOs or who have recently taken on a similar role.

This course has been organized with the dynamic business landscape of VUCA in mind so that learners can be trained to use forward thinking and insights while making important business decisions and strategies, relating to financial planning and helping organizations achieve profitable results.

FAdditionally, Dr. Ajay K. Garg, Professor of Finance and Accounting, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow said: “The role of the CFO is fundamentally strategic and forward-looking. The ongoing global pandemic has challenged the impact and value that CFOs generate for organizations while helping them chart their holistic growth trajectory. .”

“Such a critical function requires professionals skilled in leadership and decision-making across a wide range of issues from budgeting and governance to technology adoption and compliance with regulations and laws. Our program and our strategic financing program are in line with our goal of developing skilled talent and the CFOs of tomorrow.”

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

Additionally, Ritesh Kumar, Country Manager of Wiley India, said“Our partnership with IIM Lucknow through a range of its online programs is at the forefront of our shared goal of producing qualified, quality talent.”

“Together with Wiley’s online executive education program partner, WileyNXT, we are poised to help third-cohort learners achieve certification and advance their careers. We are confident that students will greatly benefit from our services. and our quality service.”


Graduates of any UGC-recognized university with a score of 50 PERCENT and at least 5 years of work experience and a GMAT score (optional) with standard documentation may apply.

Upon successful completion of the Strategic Funding Program, applicants will receive a certificate from IIM Lucknow.