Low-cost EMI Options Available (Click to know more)
WELCOME SESSION March 30, 2023 CLASSES START April 9, 2023 Live Online & In-class Sessions
DURATION 9 Months Live Online Sessions with Faculty 3 hours/ week Sunday, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
PROGRAMME FEE INR 6,08,000 + GST View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing
INTENDED FOR Business Leaders, Aspiring and New CFOs Applicant Eligibility
Limited seats are available! Application Deadline: Thursday, Jan 12, 2023

Application Deadline: Thursday, Jan 12, 2023

Why Upskill Now?

  • 43%

    CFOs have used advanced financial modelling in the past two years to identify future risks and opportunities.

  • 63%

    CFOs believe that they are best positioned in the race toward using data and analytics to drive higher returns on investment.


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 in:

  • Leadership
  • Operations
  • Controls
  • Strategy

Who is this Programme for?

New and evolving CFOs

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

Senior-level 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

Eligibility: Graduates / Post Graduates in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks and having minimum 10 years of work experience and a minimum of 50% in Graduation/Post Graduation as of Mar 30, 2023.

Why Choose the Chief Financial Officer Programme?

  • 120+

    Hours of Learning

  • 20+

    Real-world Case Studies

  • 200+

    Alumni & Past Participants

  • 7

    Days of Campus Immersion Across 2 Visits

Note: The numerical programme highlights presented above are approximate, and they will be confirmed closer to the programme start.

Industry-aligned curriculum with new-age topics like design thinking and digital transformation, in addition to CFO essentials
Learn from globally renowned IIM Calcutta faculty in live online sessions and gain best-in-class knowledge
Develop a strong professional network, boost critical C-Suite leader knowledge and skills, and accelerate career progression
Eligibility to receive the prestigious IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status
Peer-to-peer learning with like-minded business leaders
Earn a certificate from IIM Calcutta which has the 'Triple crown’ of accreditations from - EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. This is the highest in PG business education.

Top Industry Trends for CFOs

Trend #1

Evolving competencies of professionals in BFSI

Trend #2

Task automation and digitisation of processes

Trend #3

Relevant data and strategic focus aligned with returns

Source: PwC CFO Insights, 2021

Sample Certificate

Become a Global Business Leader


Higher revenue per employee


Higher gross profit margin


More likely to be effective at anticipating and responding to change


More likely to be highly effective at identifying and empowering next-gen leaders

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 I jumped in. These weekend online classes were the best learning platforms to enrol for with the IIM Calcutta brand. The classes, exams, presentations & case studies were well conducted, with a couple of visits to the IIM Calcutta campus (the best part). This CFO Batch 1 is very active, and after our graduation, we are looking forward to our first alums meeting in Hyderabad in Feb 2023, and that's one of the best takeaways from the programme."

Sumesh Balakrishnan

CFO & Founding Team at Cognida.ai,

Asia’s Top 100 Power Leaders In Finance

IIMC CFO - Batch 1 Alumni

"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 offered by IIM Calcutta was the icing on the cake. Other programs were limited to a particular subject like Analytics or Strategic Thinking, but this programme has a mix of all, so it stands out. Further, the classes taken by Prof Ashok Banerjee and Prof Kaushik Roy were so exciting that we used to wait with excitement. Finally, the campus immersion gave us a 360-degree view of how to look at the same situation from multiple points of view."

Arihant Bothra

CFO, Ddev Plastiks Industries Limited

IIMC CFO - Batch 1 Alumni

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Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
Past Participant Experience
Top Industries
  • 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

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The IIM Calcutta Advantage

  • #2

    Best B-School in India

    SOURCE: FT Rankings, 2022
  • #3

    Top B-School in India

    SOURCE: NIRF, 2022

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 66% in each module. Attending the campus visit is a mandatory requirement for successfully completing the programme.

Sample Certificate
Sample Certificate

- 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

Prof. Kaushik Roy

Assistant Professor, Strategic Management

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Prof. Vivek Rajvanshi

Associate Professor, Finance and Control

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Note: Recordings from live sessions will be available only to the absentees (on request) till three weeks after the live session is conducted, based on the discretion of the Programme Directors/ Faculty.

Programme Modules

  • Economy and Financial Markets
    • Financial ecosystem and linkage between the real sector and financial sector
    • Role of banks in economic development
    • Bond and equity market
    • Currencies and commodity markets
  • Portfolio Management - Real and Financial Assets
    • Concept of risk and return
    • Portfolio construction and evaluation
    • Mutual funds and portfolio risks
    • Managing a portfolio of real assets
  • Value Creation and Corporate Strategy
    • Strategies for leading multi-business enterprises
    • Measuring shareholder value-different models
    • Value-creating strategies in diversification
    • Corporate parenting and controls
  • Data-driven Decision-making
    • Decision-making with incomplete information
    • Investment decisions
    • Financial analytics
    • Text-based analytics
  • Corporate Governance
    • Quality of financial reporting and cost of capital
    • CFO’s role in Board and Audit Committees
    • CFO and the investors Importance of ESG parameters
  • CFO as a Strategic Leader
    • Understanding industry attractiveness and sources of profitability
    • Competitive strategy and unique competitive positions
    • Strategies in high-velocity environments
  • Design Thinking
    • Practical and creative problem-solving
    • Designing unique collaborative arrangements
  • Digital Transformation
    • Digital strategies and conventional behemoths
    • Business model innovation
    • The economics of intermediation and platforms
    • Implications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in decision-making

- 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, simulations, group projects & presentations to apply and demonstrate classroom learnings.

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!

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you will receive a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news to technology, life, and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

Free One-year Access to Emeritus Insights

As a learner of this programme, you will get free one-year premium access to Emeritus Insights, a microlearning platform to help shape your success. You can build 50+ in-demand skills from over 5000 bite-sized video lessons from best-selling books, subject matter experts and Harvard Business Review. You will also get access to live, engaging sessions with industry experts on Insights LIVE.

Pay Later - Finance Options

Programme Fee Maximum Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
INR 6,08,000 + GST INR 6,81,568 36 INR 25,199


  • 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

Below EMI plans are available for the loan amount: INR 5,19,200

Loan Provider Tenure (months) EMI
Propelld 12 INR 43,267
LiquiLoans 12 INR 43,267


  • The above EMI plan is available only for 12 months
  • All the loans are provided by a third party NBFC (Propelld or LiquiLoans) and not Emeritus
  • There would be a one-time processing fee based on the tenure of the loan
Loan Provider Tenure (months) EMI
Propelld 18 INR 30,575
Propelld 24 INR 24,229
Propelld 36 INR 18,533
Propelld 48 INR 14,927
LiquiLoans 18 INR 30,575
LiquiLoans 24 INR 24,229
LiquiLoans 36 INR 17,884
LiquiLoans 36 INR 14,711


  • All the loans are provided by a third party NBFC (Propelld or LiquiLoans) and not Emeritus.
  • There would be a one-time processing fee based on the tenure of the loan.
  • 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.

Past Participants of Emeritus Work at

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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:

  • Get registered to access the alumni portal
  • Receive an email-id on the iimcal.ac.in domain

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

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

View Payment Plan
Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Round 1: The first application deadline is
Jan 12, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,500 + GST

Round 2: The second application deadline is
Feb 13, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 3,000 + GST

Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2023

In collaboration with Emeritus

Erulearning Solutions Private Limited (a company incorporated in India) is a subsidiary of Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (a company incorporated in Singapore), and operates under the brand name of 'Eruditus' and 'Emeritus'.

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