Delivery Type


Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to Apply

15th May, 2022

Course Fee

₹2,00,000 + GST (Excluding Application Fee)


Saturdays 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Programme Overview

Programme Content

The programme will be divided into three modules:

1. Introduction to Strategy
• Vision, Mission, Strategic Goals
• Introduction to Strategy Frameworks
• Strategic Decision-making

2. Identifying Opportunities in the External Environment
• Macro environmental analysis – PESTEL framework
• Porter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis
• Competitive Dynamics

3. Leveraging Resources and Core Competencies
• Analysing Organisational Resources & Capabilities
• VRIN/VRIO Framework for Resource Configuration
• Developing Core Competencies
• Leveraging Knowledge Assets

4. Strategy Formulation for Competitive Advantage
• Competitive Business Strategies
• Cost Leadership, Differentiation & Focus strategies
• Growth strategies: Ansoff Matrix

5. Impact of Financial Decisions on Strategy
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Financial Ratios for Managerial Decisions
• Working Capital Management

1. Corporate Strategy
• Strategic Value Chain Decisions: Vertical Integration Strategy
• Diversification Strategy: Related and Unrelated Growth Opportunities
• Inorganic Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions
• Leveraging Inter-Organisational Synergies: Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

2. International Business Strategies
• Organising a Multi-National Corporation
• International Expansion – Entry Strategies
• Strategies for Global Value Creation
• Legal, HR and Financial Issues in International Business

3. Tools and Frameworks of Strategy Implementation
• Balanced Scorecard for Holistic Performance Management
• McKinsey 7S Framework
• Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management

4. Corporate Governance and Ethics
• Introduction to Corporate Governance
• The Governance Partnership: Investors, Companies & Directors
• Functions of the Board
• Enterprise Risk Management
• Business Ethics for Managers
• Handling Ethical Dilemmas and Developing a Personal Ethic

5. Design Thinking and Innovation Driven Value Creation
• Understanding & Mapping the Customer Journey
• Experiencing the Design Thinking Process
• Managing Innovation and Value Creation
• Organisational Agility and Dynamic Capabilities

6. Managing Global Workforce of The Future
• Emerging HR Practices, Processes and Systems in Globalised Organisations
• Leveraging High-Performance Virtual Teams
• Managing Workforce Diversity
• Managing Multi-Cultural Teams

1. CSR and Sustainable Development
• Introduction to CSR and Sustainability
• Aligning CSR Policies and Corporate Practices
• Global Sustainable Development Initiatives
• Formulating Strategies for Sustainable Development and CSR

2. Strategic Leadership
• Aligning Vision, Strategy, and Action
• Becoming a Strategic Leader
• Managing Inter & Intra-organisational Dynamics
• Extending Advantage and Leading through Transformation
• Managing Strategic Change in a Disruptive VUCA World

3. Digital Transformation Strategies
• Technology-driven Business Transformation: Emerging Trends
• Understanding Technology Led Disruptions
• Digital Initiatives for Competitive Advantage
• Planning and Executing Digital Transformation Journeys

4. Strategies for Emerging Technologies
• Key Emerging Technology Trends as Strategic Enablers
• Blockchain Technology Landscape, Policies, Business Domain Applications and Ecosystem
• Leveraging Trends Such as Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, Internet-Of-Things, Fintech, Platform Economy, etc, for Competitive Advantage

5. Blue Ocean Strategies
• Introduction to Blue Oceans
• Analytical Tools & Frameworks for Blue Ocean Strategy Formulation
• Reconstructing Market Boundaries Beyond Existing Demand
• Building Execution into Blue Ocean Strategy Itself

6. Capstone Business Simulation
• CBS simulation is a multi-round business simulation that requires participants to work in groups and lead their business organisation in a competitive industry. In each round, participants decide the company’s product portfolio, pricing, promotions, R&D, operations, financial management, HRM, TQM and other managerial decisions to optimise business performance. The simulation would help participants:
o Practice organisational leadership roles in group work
o Integrate & align multiple functional areas to create & implement organisational strategy
• Competitive benchmarking and stakeholder management

7. Project Module
• The participants would be expected to work in groups to take up and solve real-life organisational problems in various management domains.
• All groups would be guided and mentored by IIMN faculty
• The project task includes problem identification, scope definition, primary and secondary data collection, data analysis, recommendations, creating & presentation of a report on the findings & implementation planning.
• Participants would integrate learning from all courses in the group project

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Campus Immersion
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Programme Directors

Dr. Atul Pathak

Dr. Atul Pathak

FPM-IIM Ahmedabad, PGDM-IIM Calcutta, BE Mechanical

Dr. Pathak is the Chairperson of Executive Education and a faculty in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship area at IIM Nagpur. He has over 17 years of experience across industry and academia. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Pathak gained wide-ranging international work experience in the Banking, Information Technology, and Consulting industries across multiple geographies (UK, South Africa, Singapore, and India). Dr. Pathak teaches various courses in Strategy, International Business, Design Thinking, Innovation and Management Consulting. He has designed and delivered executive education programmes and consultancy assignments for several corporate and public-sector organisations across India.

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