Leadership Development Program

NOTICE:  The 2023-2024 recruiting season for this program has ended! Check back in August for any updates. In the meantime, you can also visit our events page to see if we'll be on your campus (virtually and/or in person) in the near future.
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Do you ever wonder how the world’s CEOs got their start? We’ll let you in on a little secret. Our CEO started out in our very own Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP) and so can you.

The FLDP, one of The Cigna Group's premier rotation programs, is designed to take MBAs and CPAs and provide them with the knowledge, skills, and training needed to fill key leadership positions across the enterprise. While we provide you with time in the classroom and in various training sessions, we know you have the skills, experiences, and talent to develop meaningful solutions for our customers. That’s why we’ll empower you to manage projects and lead teams to push the organization further.

With the FLDP, there's no limit to the opportunities for you to learn and grow as a leader. How will you drive growth and improve lives?

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Financial Leadership Development Program associates catching a baseball game
Cigna Group FLDP associates posing at a Topgolf outing

Example of rotations available to program participants:

​​​​​​​As a member of the FLDP, you are free to chart your own path to acquire the skills and competencies you need to become a leader in the organization.

Rotation 1 - Underwriting
​​​​​​​U.S. Commercial

In this rotation, you'll have a direct impact on the business by managing an assigned book of business within a designated market. This includes performing case-specific assessments, understanding profitability, and developing strategic recommendations related to market competition and product development.

Rotation 2 - FP&A
Express Scripts

In this rotation, you’ll manage reporting, projection, and analysis for a book of business. This includes identifying risks and opportunities by developing a comprehensive package for annual plan and re-projection processes, partnering cross-functionally to analyze and report financial results, and delivering on process improvements to drive efficiencies.

Rotation 3 - Market BFO Medicare Advantage

As a Market Business Finance Officer, you'll be in charge of the financial and membership reporting for a group of markets. This includes establishing, maintaining, and monitoring the expenses associated within your markets, as well as driving strategic adjustments to continually grow the business. 

Rotation 4 - Financial Strategy Evernorth Care Delivery

In this rotation, you’ll play a key role in driving financial and strategic initiatives across the growth platforms. This includes developing strategic frameworks, customer and competitor insights, and business cases to drive analysis and decision support for the big questions across the enterprise.   

Learn about Sarah's experience in the FLDP.

Our teaching philosophy:

​​​​​​​The FLDP further cultivates business acumen through structured trainings that will help you learn more about the industry, our culture, and our strategy. The program offers a robust mentorship program that provides the opportunity to learn from mentors at multiple levels of the organization and gain exposure to senior and executive leadership. 

​​​​​​​Take it from them...

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Frederick S., Project Leader - Evernorth Care Group

"The FLDP provides rigorous leadership skills and business acumen training across a wide array of business segments and functions. Furthermore, FLDP program members and grads foster a supportive community for mentoring, volunteering, and career advancement."
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Laura R., Investor Relations

"The FLDP provides opportunity to dive into different finance functions across a large multifaceted corporation. Being able to experience a range of roles, from traditional FP&A roles to Investor Relations, is exactly what makes this program unique and allows us to learn and develop into future leaders of the company."
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Nate T., Corporate Development

“Cigna's FLDP is a flywheel for your career, opening opportunities that accelerate your professional development. Outside of The Cigna Group I probably wouldn’t have had the resume required for some of my rotations. But I’m fortunate to be in a program and company that invests in my growth.”​​​​​​​
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Christian M., Client Informatics

"I joined The Cigna Group and the FLDP as a byproduct of the MDLIVE acquisition, and I could not be happier. There are so many advantages of being a member of the program, specifically, the vast networking and leadership opportunities, the extensive learning environment, and the executive-level support of the program."
FLDP associates posing at a program bowling event

Still in the first year of your MBA? Check out our summer internship.

During our 10-week summer internship program, participants are exposed to all aspects of The Cigna Group's finance department as they work on projects crucial to our growth and success. As an intern you could manage a project that ranges from creating an M&A Valuation model to developing a financial strategy or robotic process automation.

While applications typically open up in the early fall, make sure to check with your school's career center for specific application deadlines and potential on-campus interview dates.  If we don’t have any events at your school, make sure to apply online by January. 

Please note our internship roles are based in:
- Bloomfield, CT
- Nashville, TN
- Philadelphia, PA
- Saint Louis, MO