1st of its kind programme in APAC, learn how CFO can be a growth lever. Get to connect with high achieving leaders at a 2 days campus experience and networking events at SMU campus** event and be eligible for the SMU Executive Development Alumni Status.
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Any Graduate/ Diploma holder with minimum experience of 10 years
App Fee - US$250
Deadline Date - October 20, 2023
In 2023, CFOs are playing an increasingly important role in the business world. They are no longer just responsible for the financial health of their companies but are also expected to be strategic partners to the CEO and other senior executives. CFOs are now involved in a wide range of decisions, from setting corporate strategy to managing risk.
Curated with a strong emphasis on financial leadership, how to leverage technologies and how to utilise CFO as a growth lever, the Chief Financial Officer programme offered by Singapore Management University will develop you as a financial leader with vision, purpose, and passion.
You will be endowed with four key pillars of being a memorable and effective CFO and a strategic partner to your CEO and organisation as you steer towards the world of digital transformation, high paced growth and global pressures.
Comprehensive programme design, 22 Core Courses organised according to 4 pillars of Financial Leadership
Pre-Recorded Video Lectures* from SMU faculty for self-paced learning interspersed with live lectures from renowned SMU faculty and industry practitioners
Curated case studies and application-based examples for real-world applications
Access to Success Coach To drive engagement and clarity
Connect and network with high-achieving global professionals and leaders from across industries
Eligibility for SMU Executive Development Alumni status and benefits upon successful completion of the CFO programme and subject to further qualification criteria
Certificate of completion from SMU Executive Development
Campus experience and networking events at SMU campus**
* The programme highlights mentioned above are subject to change based on faculty availability and the desired outcomes of the programme.
*This programme is primarily self-paced online with some live sessions conducted by programme faculty. The availability of post-session video recordings is at the discretion of the faculty members, and Emeritus or the institute cannot guarantee their availability. We have a curated panel of distinguished industry practitioners who will conduct weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
**Assignments will be graded by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey, and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments, and discussions will be confirmed closer to the start of the programme.
The programme is designed for finance leaders* with 10 or more years of experience, who want to:
Network with high achieving financial peers and global leaders from organisations
Learn to leverage latest technologies for financial processes
Understand the nuances and frameworks of financial leadership
Get more clarity on how a CFO can be a strategic partner to the organisation
Improve their analytical skillset and leverage relationships with Finance, Business & Analytics
Develop a clearer vision with respect to the future of company and re-align the resources and approach towards the long-term directions
Some Key Designations include: Head of Finance, Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller, Executive VP, Finance Director, President, Senior VP, Senior Director of finance.
Enhance your financial leadership skills
Elevate yourself as a financial leader with a keen understanding of leadership frameworks
New technologies & their implications
How to drive growth in the organisation
Drive digital transformation in financial processes
Be a change driver by demonstrating financial and analytical prowess
Stay a step ahead of competition on future trends and plan for the Future of Work in Finance
Over the course of nine months, the CFO programme will inform you through a combination of in-depth core modules—to gain knowledge and applications specific to your career and organisational goals. The core modules will focus on key areas, such as Big Data in Finance, Digital Transformation, and Qualities of a Financial Leader. After completing the core modules, you will get a chance to attend a Two-day Campus Experience and Networking Events where you can connect with other like-minded, high-achieving financial leaders.
Participants will be invited to engage with executive-level practitioners, who will share their personal and professional stories as they journeyed to the top. Our speakers will provide you with various perspectives and insights, based on their own experiences, as to how they had navigated personal and business challenges.
The success coach will drive programme engagement and clarity for the participants throughout the programme, addressing participant questions or concerns for assignments during the core programme, and coaching participants to apply the ideas to their own experience.
A series of engagement sessions for participants to set them up for personal and professional success. Opportunities within the session to learn, interact and collaborate with programme peers from various industries and regions.
Appropriate discount and exemptions based on course content in the Masters programs at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business is available to successful applicants.
Entry to the respective programme is subject to meeting the selection criteria.
Up to 20% discount* on SMU Executive Development Open Enrolment programmes
Privileges and discounts by selected SMU merchant partners
Invites to professional networking events, workshops and webinars
Access to Alumni Virtual Community Network
Quarterly alumni newsletter, SMU CIRCLE
*For selected programmes only. One discount applicable per registration. Multiple or combined discounts are not accepted.
**All benefits are subject to change at the discretion of SMU School of Computing.
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Associate Dean and Professor of Finance (Education)
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Associate Professor of Finance
Associate Professor of Finance (Education)
Academic Director of MSc in Innovation and Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Principal Lecturer of Finance
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Wealth Management Consultant, Affiliate Faculty, Singapore Management University ExD
Board Director, ex-PWC Partner
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Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
Experienced Chief Financial Officer & C-Suite Leader, Executive Mentor & Coach
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Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Singapore Management University.
As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.
Flexible payment options available.