Batch 4

Chief Financial Officer Programme

Rise as a Strategic Finance Leader Driving Business Profitability.

  • IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni Status
  • Triple Crown Accredited B-School
  • 100% Live Online Sessions by IIMC faculty
  • 7-Day Immersion at IIM Calcutta Campus (across 2 visits)
Work Experience

Round Application Deadline

Upcoming Round Application Deadline: April 13, 2024 | Application Fee: INR 3,500 + GST

Programme Overview

The role of the CFO has broadened. Traditional tasks like bookkeeping, financial statements, and statutory compliance are now seen as minimum requirements. The modern CFO is a strategic partner in the C-Suite who is also expected to straddle financial decisions with value-creation strategies, ground operations in financial criteria while leading the firms through growth.

How can CFOs balance traditional responsibilities and modern mandates to lead substantive change for their companies?

In this context, IIM Calcutta’s Chief Financial Officer Programme gears aspiring and evolving CFOs and financial leaders to strike that balance in the C-Suite with an expertise beyond the finance function.

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    Who is this Programme for?

    New and evolving CFOs

    Lead new and existing financial strategies for competitive advantage and augment business value

    Senior finance professionals

    Take charge of the CFO role and other financial leadership roles in the future

    Business heads, CXO's, and financial leaders

    Become a future-ready CFO and lead financial decision-making to drive business growth


    • Graduates / Post Graduates in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks from AICTE or UGC approved University, and having minimum 10 years of work experience

    • Exception will be made in case of non-graduate qualified CAs if they have minimum 10 years of work experience as on the Programme Start date i.e., Technical Orientation date

    Programme Highlights

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    Live online sessions from top IIM Calcutta faculty
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    Be eligible for the IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status
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    Programme designed and delivered by renowned IIMC Faculty
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    Interact & network with like-minded business leaders
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    Explore real-world actionable insights & learn with experienced peers
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    Industry-recognized Certificate from IIM Calcutta

    The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the programme's desired outcomes.

    Participant Testimonial

    Post my MBA from NUS, Singapore, in Mar 2021, I came across the CFO Programme by IIM Calcutta with the huge opportunity to network amongst the top Finance Leaders in India, which looked exciting, and ...
    Sumesh Balakrishnan-Testimonial
    Sumesh Balakrishnan
    CFO & Founding Team at, Asia’s Top 100 Power Leaders In Finance
    This programme has helped unleash the thought process required when entering CXO levels. The structure and scope of the programme are designed to align with market needs, and this programme being offe...
    Arihant Bothra
    Ddev Plastiks Industries Limited
    It gives me immense pride to announce that I have successfully completed IIM Calcutta's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Programme. It was an exciting journey with experienced and dynamic leaders across ...
    Kalyanaraman Gopalan
    Kalyanaraman Gopalan
    Head of Finance
    Projects, Siemens Gamesa

    Learning Outcomes

    • Driving financial decisions with value-creating strategies

    • Transforming digital finance to gain insight, boost productivity, and spot trends

    • Maximising value by knowing and influencing key business drivers

    • Mitigating risk by skillfully navigating capital markets

    • Grounding operations in robust financial criteria and business models

    • Leading teams towards growth and tackling globalisation issues by building alliances

    Gain a 360-degree view on financial leadership in the 21st century!

    Programme Modules


    • Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the participant profile & programme hours.

    • The programme curriculum includes individual assignments, group projects & presentations to apply and demonstrate classroom learnings.

    Read about our participants' learning experience on LinkedIn

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    Past Participant Profiles

    Work Experience

    • Banking & Finance

    • Healthcare

    • IT Services

    • Manufacturing

    • Retail

    • Others*

    *Others include Infrastructure, Consulting, E-commerce, FMCG, and Telecommunications, amongst others.

    Top Job Titles

    • Chief Financial Officer

    • Director - Finance

    • Vice President Finance

    • Finance Controller

    • General Manager - Finance

    • Chief Accountant

    ...amongst others.

    Top Companies

    Note: All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.


      IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status

      Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive the prestigious IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status. Participants become alumni of IIM Calcutta Executive Education with the following benefits:

      • LDP participants who complete the programme successfully become the Alumni of IIMC Executive Education, which currently has 27000 members

      • LDP Alumni are given an email-id in the IIM Calcutta domain.

      • LDP Alumni can register in the IIM Calcutta Alumni portal either with this email-id or with their personal email-ids. The IIM Calcutta Alumni portal is a common platform for Alumni of all programmes of the Institute to interact with each other and stay connected with the Institute.

      • The Institute shares newsletters, important news and articles about the Institute and its activities, the achievements of the Institute's faculty, staff, students and alumni, upcoming events and programmes etc., on the portal.

      • Alumni can post their achievements, write about jobs or LIVE project opportunities for other alumni to see.

      • The IIM Calcutta alumni network can also be accessed on mobile phones through the mobile app.

      • Executive Education Alumni are entitled to a discount of 5% on the programme fee if they opt to do another LDP.

      • By using the different features of the IIM Calcutta portal, alumni across programmes can engage with each other in many meaningful ways. It is up to the alumni themselves to leverage the platform

      Note: The Executive Education Alumni benefits mentioned here are subject to the discretion of the IIM Calcutta LDP Executive Education department.

      Chief Financial Officer Programme Certificate

      Chief Financial Officer Programme Certificate

      Participants will be awarded a completion certificate and the IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status on successfully completing all evaluation components and having a minimum attendance of 75% overall. Attending the campus visit is a mandatory requirement for successfully completing the programme.

      We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences. Post session video recordings may or may not be made available, as per discretion of respective faculty members.


      • The certificate shown above is for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact prototype of the actual certificate.

      • IIM Calcutta reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice.

      Programme Directors

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      Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall

      Associate Professor, Finance and Control Group,Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

      Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall is an accomplished faculty, scholar, and author. He specializes infinancial reporting, cost management, corporate governance, and shareholder valuecre...

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      Prof. Arpita Ghosh

      Associate Professor, Finance and Control Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

      Prof. Arpita Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Finance and Control group of the IndianInstitute of Management Calcutta. Before joining IIM Calcutta, she served as faculty...

      Note: Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and reviseddetails will be provided closer to the programme start date.

      Pay Later - Finance Options

      Programme Fee

      Maximum Loan Amount Available

      Tenure (months)


      INR 6,45,000 + GST

      INR 7,23,045


      INR 26,733


      • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.

      • Other EMI tenures available (Months):

      Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48

      The Learning Experience

      More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

      A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

      Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

      Flexible payment options available.

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