The Chief Financial Officer Programme

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Programme is a transformative learning journey designed to broaden your perspective and prepare you for the role of a strategic CFO. Enhance your skills to better align financial and corporate strategy, while learning to leverage AI and analytics to improve financial decision-making. The programme will further hone your ability to effectively communicate financial acumen and collaborate across functions.

Key Benefits

  • Define a long-term, strategic vision that balances financial and non-financial performance objectives with business strategy.
  • Enhance your ability to predict, measure and monitor financial and non-financial performance.
  • Strengthen your technical skills and financial expertise.
  • Analyse the latest trends and the external forces shaping your business to elevate your credibility as a trusted internal advisor and key decision-maker.
  • Build, lead, motivate and sustain high-performing teams to accelerate impact.
  • Enhance your strategic communication skills to gain influence and lead internal and external stakeholder groups with greater personal impact.
  • Generate actionable strategic insights that improve the quality of decision-making across your organisation.
  • Identify, evaluate, communicate and drive the implementation of strategic choices that lead to sustainable value creation and organisational growth.
  • Lead change and transformation efforts that create lasting value for you and your organisation.
  • Transform culture across your organisation to be risk-aware and financially-aligned.

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    Participant Profiles

    Senior finance professionals who are new to the CFO role or preparing themselves for a CFO assignment or a similar strategic financial leadership position.

    Background and experience:

    - Senior-level executives with strategic and financial responsibilities
    - At least ten years’ work experience
    - From diverse industries, ranging from large organisations to start-ups.

    Experts in the field

    • Dr. Chris Higson

      Dr. Chris Higson

      Academic Director,
      Academic focus: Financial performance and valuation, taxation, governance and regulation

      Chris Higson has worked at London Business School since 1986. He was Chair of the Accounting faculty from 1994 to 2000 and is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting Practice. His areas of expertise are in financial statements, financial performance and valuation, taxation, governance and regulation. He serves as an expert witness in these areas. He comments on financial matters on television, radio and in the international press.

    • Henri Servaes

      Henri Servaes

      Richard Brealey Professor of Corporate Governance; Professor of Finance BSc BBA (European University) MSIA PhD (Purdue)

      Professor Servaes is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. His areas of interest include corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and mutual funds.

    • Julian Birkinshaw

      Julian Birkinshaw

      Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Faculty Director for Executive Education
      BSc (Durham) MBA PhD (Western Ontario)

      Professor Julian Birkinshaw was ranked 46th in the 2017 Thinkers50 list of the top global management thinkers. His main area of expertise is in the strategy and organisation of large corporations, and specifically such issues as innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic agility and headquarters-subsidiary relationships.

    • Michael Davies

      Michael Davies

      Founder and Senior Partner of Endeavour Partners

      Michael Davies is a knowledgeable and compelling speaker on the subject of digital and mobile innovation, consumer behavior, building platforms and business ecosystems, and decision-making and leadership in high-tech businesses and new technology ventures.

    • Yiorgos Mylonadis

      Yiorgos Mylonadis

      Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
      BA (American College in Greece) Ptychio (Athens) MA (UCLA) PhD (MIT)

      Yiorgos is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at London Business School where he lectures senior executives and degree students. Consulting assignments include keynote speeches and senior management meeting facilitation.

    Dates & Fees

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    1 June 2021 Live kick-off £22,000 ($30,000)
    7-18 June 2021 12 Days Live virtual
    21 June 2021 – 30 July 2021 40 Days Virtual
    6 September 2021 – 15 October 2021 40 Days Virtual
    17–22 October 2021 6 Days London
    8 November 2021 1 Day Virtual
    Deadline Application Fees
    Round 1 23 March 2021 $300
    Round 2 27 April 2021 $400
    Round 3 6 May 2021 $500
    *Applicants of Rounds 1 & 2 can receive an early application benefit of $3000 and $1500 (respectively) on the programme fee. Includes breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and programme materials. Accommodation, travel and visa costs are not included.