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Chief Financial Officer
As the global economy and organizations have evolved, so has the role of the chief financial officer (CFO). Businesses are witnessing profound changes because of global crises, innovations in technology, business models, and rising expectations from boards and stakeholders.
Today, the CFO’s role has expanded beyond the duties of financial reporting and statutory compliance. The modern CFO acts as a strategic leader who drives direction and growth across the organization, while leveraging financial data analytics in an increasingly dynamic regulatory environment. CFOs are seen as inspirational, long-term value leaders who drive innovative strategies to accelerate the digitalization of finance. That’s why now, more than ever, CFOs must be strategic partners who nimbly execute and assertively communicate the strategies that will propel their companies forward.
The Chief Financial Officer Program from Columbia Business School Executive Education will help financial leaders take the next step in their careers. Through a comprehensive curriculum driven by world-class faculty and the latest industry research and insights, senior leaders will develop the knowledge and skills to seamlessly transition into the CFO role. This program will help participants drive financial frameworks that embrace global business strategies while preparing them to manage investors, analysts, and the board.
It tackles various themes during the intensive nine-month multimodal learning journey structured around value creation, capital markets, risk management, leadership, and relevant skill development for the CFO role. At the end of this program, participants will emerge equipped with the skills, tools, and frameworks needed to lead financial transformation and handle increasingly complex challenges being faced by their organizations.
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With the Chief Financial Officer Program, you will gain the necessary tools and frameworks to enhance your financial leadership, sharpen your decision-making skills, and lead digital transformation in your organization.
Some of the program highlights include:
- CORE CURRICULUM
Kick-start your program journey with 18 weeks of core online learning, imparting essential skills for the CFO role.
- WEEKLY LIVE SESSIONS
Experience live online sessions with success coaches, as well as periodic guest lectures from faculty, industry leaders, career advisors.
- WORLD-RENOWNED FACULTY
Learn from Ivy League faculty, thought leaders, and financial industry experts.
- PEER LEARNING
Learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network.
- CHOICE OF ELECTIVES
Select from relevant topical electives to gain skill sets specific to your career goals.
- SUCCESS COACH
You will be assigned a success coach who will help craft your learning journey through regular one-on-one check-in sessions.
- NETWORKING EVENT
Interact with faculty, peers, and global industry leaders at a three-day in-person networking event.
- SELECT ALUMNI BENEFITS
Receive select Columbia Business School alumni benefits upon completion of the program.
- Value Creation and Strategy Audit
- CFO Leadership Style
- CFO as a Strategic Partner to the CEO
- Capital Allocation
- Capital Markets: M&A and Integration
- Managing Performance and Compensation
- Raising Capital
- Managing Investors
- Working with Boards
- Capital Markets: Regulatory Compliance
- ERP Systems, Legacy Systems
- Tomorrow's CFO: Looking into the Future
Note: Session topics and electives are subject to change.
The Chief Financial Officer Program is uniquely designed to suit professionals with a strong finance background from diverse industries. Individuals new to the CFO role or stepping into a financial leadership role will benefit from the in-depth curriculum, expert faculty, and invaluable networking opportunities.
Participants should have:
- A minimum of ten years of work experience in finance
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- International exposure (preferred)
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