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IIM Lucknow and Emeritus launch Chief Executive Officer Programme to foster strong strategic leadership and business growth

IIM Lucknow and Emeritus launch Chief Executive Officer Programme to foster strong strategic leadership and business growth

This 10-month programme is designed to facilitate high-level leadership development and to equip top leaders with tools, strategies, and insights to excel in their roles and drive business growth

India, November 06, 2023: With the increasing geopolitical tensions, trade conflicts, and competition from non-traditional competitors, there is a need to upskill CEOs to build and create a strong future growth strategy. Catering to this industry need, the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow), a leading business school which is ranked 4th amongst all B-schools in India (ranked by FT-100), along with Emeritus, a global pioneer in offering accessible and affordable high-quality education to individuals and organisations, announced the roll-out of their Chief Executive Officer Programme. 

This high-impact 10-month programme is curated for CEOs as well as aspiring CEOs. It is designed for experienced and proven leaders with a minimum of 10 years of work experience, looking to hone their abilities further to propel their careers to the next level to become a CEO so they can meet customer expectations concerning societal engagement, enable brand values and trust as drivers of growth, have strong purposeful leadership for effective change management, developing an innovation culture that drives digital transformation and transform business models for strategic growth. It is also designed for leaders with a minimum of 10 years of work experience, who are new to the CEO role, or have recently founded a company and want to be a leader who is cognizant of the dynamic business environment, agile to navigate uncertainty, capable to lead change and transformation, strategic in decision making, a driver of organisational performance, be an expert in functional understanding and critical thinking. 

According to the EY India CEO Survey 2022, 49% of CEOs are planning to use technology and automation to improve scalability and replace higher-cost labor roles, as well as digital platforms to increase customer interactions. With India’s growing economy, this poses one of the key opportunities for companies to leverage economic growth and build a sustainable and long-term growth strategy. Extending their expertise and equipping the C-Suite leaders, IIM Lucknow has launched the Chief Executive Officer Programme. This programme equips CEOs to lead by fostering an innovative organisational culture. It trains future CEOs to excel in strategic thinking, enhance leadership skills, and build robust and adaptable capabilities to navigate the challenges of the digital transformation era, ensuring long-term sustainability and growth.

This hands-on programme for creating future-ready CEOs offers immersive live online learning by IIM Lucknow faculty and industry experts and an in-campus immersion at the IIM Lucknow campus. It also includes a capstone project guided by IIM Lucknow Faculty, business simulations such as Capstone simulation and Strategy Simulation on Balance Scorecard and an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning. The module has been carefully designed to help leaders develop practical, industry-aligned skills that will help them inspire teams towards innovation and sustainability. 

The key learnings of this programme include:

  • Strengthening cross-functional integration and collaboration 
  • Building organisational culture to promote and sustain innovation
  • Developing personal resilience & effectiveness for leadership excellence
  • Leading change management & executing growth strategies effectively
  • Learning the art of data-backed decision-making
  • Building agile organisational capabilities and leveraging digital to steer towards sustainability

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Mr. Mohan Kannegal, CEO, India and APAC, Emeritus, said, We are excited to partner with prestigious institutions such as IIM Lucknow to launch this high-impact programme that will help participants with their leadership traits, personal resilience, financial acumen, cross-functional skills, and effective strategic thinking capabilities to steer through the challenges and risks in today’s world of global disruption. Business leaders have a lot to contribute to the nation’s growth, and we truly believe that this programme will help elevate and expand the knowledge of the leaders, helping them drive and lead long-term and sustainable growth. Through programmes such as this directly impacting how business leaders and businesses perform, we are proud to contribute to India’s economic growth.”

The eligibility for this programme includes Graduates (10+2+3)/ Diploma holders (10+2 +3)/Postgraduates with a minimum of 10 years of work experience. This programme is set to begin on December 30, 2023, with a fee of INR 5,60,000 plus GST. 

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to receive IIM Lucknow’s Executive Alumni Status. 

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About IIM Lucknow 

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is one of the premier national-level institutes of management in India, involved in generating and imparting knowledge in the field of management. IIM Lucknow stands tall on the foundation of an excellent, committed and profoundly knowledgeable faculty, innovative and unique pedagogical tools and an eclectic and diverse student community with a burning desire to make new paths of its own. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited the Institute’s PGPM, IPMX, and PGPWE programmes. IIM Lucknow is among the five B-Schools in India to achieve the coveted dual accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Worldwide, only about 5% of the institutes have acquired AACSB’s accreditation. IIM Lucknow ranks 72nd globally and has a career progression rank of 44 in the prestigious Financial Times (FT) 100 List of Global Business Schools for its flagship PGP (MBA) Programme. The Institute scored high on student employability, career progression and research.

About Emeritus

Emeritus Executive Education offers customised and open programmes in India, Singapore, Dubai and other global locations in collaboration with IIM Lucknow Executive Education, IIM Calcutta Executive Education, ISB Executive Education, Harvard Business School (HBS), MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, Kellogg Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, and Wharton Executive Education, amongst other leading Institutes. 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 Emeritus Group has over 1,750 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 2. Learn more at emeritus.org/in


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