IIM Calcutta launches CFO Programme with Eruditus

IIM Calcutta

Delhi, January 25, 2022: Leading B-School IIM Calcutta has announced the launch of the second cohort of the CFO Programme with Eruditus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments worldwide. The CFO programme is for 9-months which is ideal for evolving and aspiring CFOs, holding senior leadership positions. 

The curriculum is designed to help finance professionals acquire the knowledge and skills to be an effective CFO and will provide them with more tools to enhance their leadership and decision-making capabilities. The programme is best suited for professionals who want to have an impact on the overall business of organization and align financial strategies to have maximum impact. The programme would help professionals climb the corporate ladder to next level in addition to providing them with exclusive networking opportunities. 

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Commenting on the programme, Mohan Kannegal, CEO, India and APAC, Eruditus, said, “Recent reports have revealed that only 43% of CFOs have used advanced financial modelling in the past two years to identify future risks and opportunities. This clearly indicates the skill gap. In today’s changing business environment, the role of the modern-day CFO has evolved beyond normal monitoring and reporting of financial data. CFOs today are change makers who overlook the functioning of analysts, accountants, advisors and act as leaders for business expansion. Corporates understand the advanced roles of CFOs and look forward to industry ready CFOs who have the decision-making abilities. This programme will help finance professionals overcome the skill gap to become leaders of tomorrow.”

Prof. Ashok Banerjee of IIM Calcutta said, “The modern-day CFOs role is increasingly inclined towards being more agile, tech-savvy compared to traditional ways. Today, CFOs act as an advisor, consultant for business expansions and take strategic decisions. In order to keep pace with the ever-increasing business demands, CFOs need to continuously upskill themselves.”

Prof. Kaushik Roy of IIM Calcutta further adds, “The program from IIM C is aligned to equip the CFOs to lead the organisation and take imperative business decisions. This collaboration would surely help reach a wider group of senior professionals who feel the data gap and the need to prioritise digitalization while taking strategic decisions in the domain.”

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All the enrolled executives, on successful completion of the program, would be eligible for the prestigious IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status. The second batch of live online and in-class sessions begins on March 27, 2022.

About Eruditus: 

Eruditus Executive Education offers customised and open programmes in India, Singapore, Dubai and other global locations in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, INSEAD, Harvard Business School (HBS), Kellogg Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, Wharton Executive Education, IIM Lucknow Executive Education, IIM Calcutta Executive Education and Emeritus. Our world-class executive education programmes, supported by eminent programme experts, provide an immersive learning experience integrated with actionable insights and practical business applications. The meticulously curated programmes are delivered in a different range of formats; in-class, online, as well as blended programmes. Our extensive portfolio also includes short 2-4 day in-class workshops, online courses of 2-3 months duration as well as comprehensive learning journeys that run over 6-9 months, customised to an organisation’s requirement. The Eruditus Group has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion, and is backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann, Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund.

About IIM Calcutta: 

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

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