Strategic Financial Management Programme for Executives (SFMe)

Programme Overview

The financial management landscape has undergone profound changes in recent years, spurred by global economic forces, analytics and decision support systems, Fintech advancements, and the increasingly complex nature of strategic financial decision-making. The dynamism in the business environment has created enormous opportunities and simultaneously attenuated challenges for executives to be adaptable to these dynamic forces while maintaining sound knowledge of theoretical and conceptual understanding. This requires an objective framework to analyze and evaluate the opportunities and risks.
This customized SFMe programme for executives provides the necessary tools and knowledge to understand the consequences of financial decisions in the increasingly competitive and dynamic business environment. This programme has a judicious mix of finance theories, financial analytics, and data-driven decision-making, a foundation of FinTech and business innovation, and an introduction to risk management framework, behavioral finance, and portfolio management. After completing the programme, executives are expected to develop a strategic financial management ability to integrate the financial approach into business decision-making. In doing so, they will ensure a sound economic basis for all kinds of strategic financial plans and decisions of their respective organization.

Programme Objectives


To develop a high degree of financial acumen, strategic financial thinking, and business valuations.

To develop a comprehensive working knowledge of critical financial principles and frameworks.

To make effective financial discissions by utilising data analytics and statistical tools (R/Python).

To develop an understanding of technological innovation and emerging FinTech applications in the finance industry.

To understand approaches toward enterprise risk management and frameworks.

To understand international monetary system and foreign exchange

Who Should Attend?

  • The programme is designed for finance and non -finance executives who require a better understanding of the financial on business decisions.
  • Mid to senior-level executives in General Management, Corporate Planning, Finance Marketing and Sales, Banking and Insurance or other Functional Areas.
  • Top-level executives who desire to be comfortable with reading financial statements and other financial information, and making financially based business decisions

Programme Modules

Sessions on Weekends
  • 15 days Live Online sessions
Workshops & Group Discussions
  • 2 days Face to Face workshop in Dubai
  • Group discussions & Group presentations

Course Curriculum

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Introduction to Climate Reporting
  • Business Valuation and Financial Multipliers
  • Free Cash Flow and Business Valuation
  • Dividend Decisions and Firm Valuation
  • Implication of M&A
  • Cost of Capital
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Structure Decisions
  • Dividend Policy
  • Corporate Finance & Investment Strategy
  • Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • Digital Currency (CBDC) and Smart Contract
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Introduction to R/Python
  • Data Analytics in Finance
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Credit Risk Modelling
  • Cross Sectional and Panel Data Analysis
  • Balance of Payments
  • Exchange rate determination
  • Working of foreign exchange markets
  • International Monetary system
  • Capital flows & their impact on emerging markets

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Alumni Benefits & Profiles


Alumni Benefits

To be eligible for the alumni status and alumni identity card, each participant will apply and pay, a one-time nominal alumni fees, directly to the institute.

Alumni Profile

The programme creates a rich learning experience to all the participants as they are seasoned professionals with diverse academic background and posses experience across multiple business disciplines.

Distinguished Faculty for the Programme

The programme is delivered by the faculty of IIM Indore. The faculty for the programme comprises of a rich mix of distinguished academicians and researchers who have extensive work experience in the Private and Public Sector (more details on

Prof. Debasish Maitra


Prof. Ganesh Nidugala

PhD (IIM Ahmedabad)

Prof. Radha Ladkani

PhD (IIM Calcutta)

Prof. Rajhans Mishra

PhD (Lucknow)

Prof. Saumya Dash

PhD (IIT Kharagpur)

Prof. Gaurav Chauhan

PhD (IIM Indore)

Programme Pedagogy

Real Life Case Studies


Business Simulations

Peer Group Discussions Lecture & Presentations

Our Alumni from Leading Organizations


Registration Process & Fees

Programme Duration : 6 Months Course
Programme Period : September 2024 to February 2025
Sessions (Details) : 15 Days, Live Online Sessions
(2-4 days every month from 10:30am to 3:15pm)
02 days of Face to Face Workshops in Dubai
Leadership Level : Middle to Senior Level Managers, Functional Heads, Business Heads & Entrepreneurs
Last Date To Apply : July 31, 2024

As the seats are limited therefore criteria for selection for the progame will be:

⚬ Academic background   ⚬ Professional experience

Last Date to Submit Application : July 31, 2024
Enrollment Confirmation to Applicants : August 03, 2024
Batch Commences : September 2024
Fee Includes
Dubai Sessions : Tuition, Course Material, Lunch & Refreshments.
Indore Sessions : Stay at IIM Indore Campus with all meals & refreshments for 4 days Applicable taxes (5% VAT) extra.
Full payment : AED 12,000 (Full Fee to be paid within 5 days of confirmation)
Installments : AED 13,000 (PDCs need to be submitted within 5 days of confirmation)
AED 5,250 (within 5 days of confirmation)
AED 2,800 (monthly payments paid every month for 3 months)
*Early Bird Discount : Registrations received with payments on or before early bird deadline will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10%. Check with Registration Office for more details.

Participant Testimonials


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