Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Programme

Create impactful change through purposeful leadership
  • Get IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status*
  • 100% Live Online Lectures with IIM Lucknow Faculty and Industry Experts
  • Capstone Project guided by IIM Lucknow Faculty
  • 4- Day Campus Immersion at IIM Lucknow
Work Experience

Round Application Deadline

Application Deadline Date: June 27, 2024 | Application Fee: INR 2,000 + GST

Programme Overview

Technological disruption, climate change and other accelerating global megatrends continue to compel CEOs to adapt, as a whopping 97% of respondents to PwC’s 27th Annual Global CEO Survey report having taken some steps to change how they create, deliver and capture value over the past five years. During that span, 76% of CEOs took at least one action that had a large or very large impact on their company’s business model. That finding reflects a growing unease, as 45% of respondents doubted their company’s current trajectory would keep them viable beyond the next decade—up from 39% just 12 months earlier.

IIM Lucknow’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Programme is designed to help new and aspiring CEOs to strengthen the capabilities essential to be agile and navigate uncertainty and transformation. The programme will help business leaders advance 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.

This 10-month programme offers immersive live online learning and in-campus immersion at the IIM Lucknow campus. Through this high-impact executive programme, develop practical, industry-aligned skills you can implement right away to manage and inspire teams towards innovation and sustainability.

Key Takeaways

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Become a successful and visionary CEO with IIM Lucknow

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Enhance your strategic thinking and leadership capabilities

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Craft a strong and agile capabilities within your organisation

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Gain expertise in modern concepts such as Global Dynamics, Economic Outlook

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Learn to build organisation culture to promote, and sustain innovation

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Steer your organisation towards sustainability with digital transformation

Programme Highlights

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100% Live Online Lectures with top IIM Lucknow Faculty

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IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status

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4-day immersion at the IIM Lucknow Campus

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Practitioners’ Insights from top technology industry leaders

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Capstone Project guided by IIM Lucknow Faculty

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Hands-on Business Simulations

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Networking Opportunities with CXO Peers

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Unique modules on leadership, digital business transformation and functional excellence.


  • The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the program's desired outcomes.

  • *The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. Post session video recordings will be made available, at the discretion of faculty members.

Who is this Programme for?

  • Functional and Business Leaders looking to be the leader of change and enable cross-functional collaboration to accelerate the growth initiatives and advance to C-suite roles.

  • CXOs, New CEOs, and Founders looking to have in-depth functional understanding and advancing their strategic leadership and negotiations capabilities to propel business growth

  • Overall, this programme is for senior leaders who want to learn about purposeful leadership for change management, fostering an innovative culture, driving organisational growth with strategic decisions, navigating business in today’s dynamic environment, and more.


  • Any Graduate (10+2+3) / Diploma holder (10+2+3) / Postgraduate with a minimumof 10 years of work experience as on the Programme Start Date i.e., June 30, 2024. 

  • The candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in their Graduation / Diploma/ Postgraduate. 

  • The candidate should be currently working while filling out the application. IIML will do screening and selection based on profile. 

The IIM Lucknow Advantage

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Meet The Faculty

Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi
Dr. Neeraj Dwivedi

Professor, Strategic Management

Prof. Neeraj Dwivedi joined IIM Lucknow in 2010 and is currently a Professor in the Strategic Management Area. He was earlier associated with IIM Indore during 2006-2010 and I...

Dr. Debdatta Pal
Dr. Debdatta Pal

Associate Professor, Business Environment

Dr. Debdatta Pal is an Associate Professor in Business Environment area with Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. Dr. Pal has served Indian Bank, IIM Indore and IIM Raipur ...


  • Industry Expert sessions could be scheduled in a different time zone, depending on speaker availability.

  • Post session video recordings from live sessions will be available to the participants till two weeks (approx. 14 days) after the live session is conducted, only at the discretion of the Programme Directors/ Faculty. All faculty may not permit it. Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee availability of any session recordings after the two-week period is over.

Programme Modules

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge CEO modules and learn from top IIM Lucknow faculty and industry leaders


  • The in-campus modules are subject to the conditions/ unavoidable circumstances that prevail at the given point in time. In case the current situation maintains the status quo, suitable alternatives to replace the in-campus modules will be made available via live online sessions.

  • Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the participant profile & programme hours.

  • *The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. The session recordings may be made available on the LMS portal in a non-downloadable format for a limited period subject to the condition of faculty discretion regarding the allowance of recordings of their classes.

  • The programme curriculum includes individual assignments, simulations, group projects & presentations to apply and demonstrate classroom learnings.

Integrated Capstone Project - Guided by IIML Faculty

A group capstone project for hands- on learning. Get the opportunity to apply your classroom learnings to a real leadership challenge faced in your organisation. Combine program learnings from faculty and guest speakers, insights from peers, and feedbacks to execute a plan toward those goals. Finally, codify your learnings to inform future leadership efforts and develop a story through which to share these learnings with others through a final presentation.

Business Simulations for Hands-On Learning

Strategy Simulation on Balance Scorecard

Examine how balanced scorecard and non-financial metrics helps create synergies and measure performance during strategic planning & execution and create a well-designed strategy map. Create a feedback loop to measure the firm’s performance highlighting the need for course corrections. 

Online Business Simulation 

A powerful simulation to expose learners to interactive competitive environment of real-time strategic decision making. By leveraging competitive intelligence, cross-functional impacts, companies financial health and business conditions, learners would analyse, formulate, and execute strategic decisions by interrelating ideas, and reiterating from failure.

Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

Upon successful completion of the programme, with a minimum 75% attendance and satisfactory academic performance, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to receive IIM Lucknow’s Executive Alumni Status (optional). 

The cumulative overall percentage of marks should be 50% and above. Those participants who do not meet these criteria will receive a certificate of participation from IIM Lucknow. No certificate shall be awarded if the attendance is less than 40%. 

We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences. 


  • The certificate shown above is for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact prototype of the actual certificate.

  • IIM Lucknow reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice.

  • Post session video recordings from live sessions will be available to the participants till two weeks (approx. 14 days) after the live session is conducted, only at the discretion of the Programme Directors/ Faculty. All faculty may not permit it. Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee availability of any session recordings after the two-week period is over.

IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status Benefits

Upon completion of the programme, participants will need to register with a one-time registration fee of INR 10,000 + GST to receive the prestigious IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status (optional). The benefits include:

  • Executive Alumni Status of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

  • Receipt of all IIM Lucknow programme brochures and newsletters along with details of souvenirs available with MDP Office

  • Lifelong access to a network of distinguished IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni

  • Access to the IIM Lucknow Campus Library (on-site access)

  • 10% discount in fee for any additional programme (Open programme, Online) at IIM Lucknow (Lucknow and Noida campus)

  • 10% group discount on the fee for reference of participants (minimum group of five)

Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of IIM Lucknow.

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you will receive a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news to technology, life, and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

Pay Later - Finance Options

Programme Fee

Maximum Loan Amount

Tenure (months)


INR 6,00,000 + GST

INR 6,72,600


INR 24,868


  • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.

  • Other EMI tenures available (Months):

    Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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