Chief Technology Officer Programme

Unlock Leadership That Transcends Technology
  • Executive Alumni Status*
Work Experience

Round Application Deadline

Upcoming Round Application Deadline: December 30, 2023 | Application Fee: INR 2,500 + GST

Programme Overview

IIM Lucknow has launched the live online Chief Technology Officer (CTO) programme for new and aspiring CTOs and tech leaders, who are embarking on a journey to reimagine technology, implement a technology-strategy integration, and turn their aspirations into action.

As the CTO’s primary charter matures, this 10-month live online programme will offer you actionable, objective insights to not just play catch-up but enable alignment, smarter decisions and robust performance. You will transcend technology adoption to gain expertise in digital strategy and innovation, organisational leadership, governance as well as sustainability to achieve dramatic improvements, growth and scale.

  • Live online learning and on-campus immersion: Embark on an experiential learning journey on tech leadership with live lectures from IIML’s leading faculty and a 3-day campus immersion. Learn, network, and collaborate with a seasoned peer-group.

  • Hands-on Business Simulations: Expand your business acumen with scenario-based business simulations and real-world case studies.

  • Executive Alumni Status: Be eligible for IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status. Gain industry-recognised, top-ranked IIM education on your resume.

Key Takeaways

  • Unlock tech-inspired leadership: Position yourself as a tech visionary and cultivate skills to enable technology-driven decision-making.

  • Navigate disruptive innovation: Acquire the skills to foresee, navigate, and adapt to a dynamic tech landscape and champion disruptive innovation strategies.

  • Drive strategic tech alignment: Strategically align technological initiatives with overarching business objectives from a C-suite perspective.

  • Pioneer digital ecosystems: Take the lead in innovation portfolio development and the creation of novel tech ventures, embodying the role of a Digital Ecosystem Architect.

  • Excel at tech implementation: Enable seamless integration and tech implementation to ensure organisational success.

  • Become an architect for optimal deployment: Bring your strategic prowess to the forefront by skilfully designing and scaling technology architectures and achieving optimal deployment.

Programme Highlights

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100% Live Online Lectures with IIM Lucknow Faculty and Industry Experts

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3-day Immersive campus experience at the IIM Lucknow Institute

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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 & Real-world Case Studies

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Develop a CTO Play Book along with acquiring critical skills during the programme

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Networking opportunities with CXO peers

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Certificate & Eligibility to earn an Executive Alumni Status


  • 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?

  • New and Evolving CTOs and CIOs who want to acquire the nuts-and-bolts of strategic acumen and innovation to unlock strategic technology leadership.

  • Seasoned Technology Leaders who want to establish strategic tech alignment to drive positive organisational impact and claim a C-suite position.

  • Business Owners and Business Leaders who want to harness technology and innovation to drive digital disruption, achieve and maintain competitive advantage, and spur business growth.


  • Any Graduate (10+2+3) / Diploma holder (10+2+3) / Postgraduate with a minimum

    of 10 years of work experience as on the Programme Start Date i.e., December 30, 2023.

  • 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.

Meet the Faculty

Prof. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay
Prof. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay

Professor of Information Technology & Systems Area at IIM Lucknow

Dr. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, is a Professor of Information Technology & Systems Area at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow). His research interests include Cybe...

Prof. Seshadev Sahoo
Prof. Seshadev Sahoo

Finance and Accounting professor at IIM Lucknow

Prof Sahoo is a Finance and Accounting professor at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He holds a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His research intere...


  • Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be provided closer to programme start date.

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

Programme Modules

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.

Note: 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

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:

  • 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.

Pay Later - Finance Options

  • Course Fee : 5,00,000

  • Course Fee + 18% GST : 5,90,000

Maximum Loan Amount

Tenure (months)


INR 5,60,500


INR 20,723


  • 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

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.

The Learning Experience

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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