Chief Financial Officer Program

Jan 13–Jun 5, 2020 $28,000

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+1 646 713 0918 (US)
+65 6871 4030 (Singapore)
+91 90290 07437 (India)
+971 44302011 (Dubai)

Columbia University Campus
New York City 
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In partnership with
Eruditus Executive Education

Module dates are:
Module 1: January 13–17, 2020 (New York)
Module 2: Feb-Mar 2020 (Online)
Module 3: March 16–20, 2020 (New York)
Module 4: Apr-May 2020 (Online)
Module 5: June 1–5, 2020 (New York)

“New York City and Columbia Business School are the best possible training grounds for a budding CFO. Our access to financial and capital markets expertise in Manhattan is unparalleled.”
– Faculty Director Shiva Rajgopal

Chief Financial Officer Program

As the global economy and organizations have evolved, so has the role of the chief financial officer (CFO). The role's responsibilities have transformed from being an information gatekeeper to a strategic decision maker in the business. The growing trend of CFOs being promoted to CEO roles bears testament to this fact.

Organizations are witnessing profound changes driven by innovations in technology, business models, and rising expectations from boards and stakeholders. Today’s CFOs are not just driving cost efficiencies but also advancing into new frontiers, reacting to changing market conditions and competition, driving strategy around capital allocation, and conducting more in-depth risk analyses for actionable insights. According to a December 2018 McKinsey CFO survey, the number of functional areas reporting to CFOs increased from 4.5 in 2016 to about 6.2 just two years later, and 44 percent say they are leading transformation efforts within their organizations.

That’s why now, more than ever, CFOs must be strategic partners — able to nimbly execute and assertively communicate the strategies that will drive their companies forward. They must also be committed to data-driven decision making and capable of navigating complex financial operations that still include but go beyond previous duties.

The Chief Financial Officer Program will help financial leaders take the next step in their careers. Through a challenging curriculum driven by world-class faculty and the latest industry research and insights, this program will help senior leaders develop the knowledge and skills to seamlessly transition to the CFO role.

The program tackles various themes during the intensive six-month multimodular learning journey structured around value creation, capital markets, monitoring performance, strategy, leadership, and developing the relevant skills for the CFO. At the end of the six-month journey, participants are equipped with the skills, tools, and frameworks to lead the financial transformation and handle the increasingly complex challenges being faced by their respective organizations.

Program Partner: Eruditus Executive Education is the program partner for Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer Program. Prospective participants with questions on the program are encouraged to contact them for further information by email ( or call +1 646 713 0918 (US), +91-22- 61623112 (India), +971 44302011 (Dubai), or +65 6871 4030 (Singapore).

* Program location may vary. While the majority of our programs run on campus, some programs may run off campus in New York City.