IIM Calcutta Executive Programme in Operations Management

Course Starts: 7th November 2020


Admission: Open

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

20th September 2020

Course fee

₹ 3,15,000 + GST

Class timings

Saturdays: 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Course Overview

Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance.” — Michael Porter The efficiency and effectiveness of any organisation dwells on how well its operations are being managed. While technological advancements have been rapidly changing the business landscape and organisations have been striving to keep pace with the latest trends, role of operations manager became more important than ever. A professional certification in Operations Management equips senior leaders to gain much-needed skills and industry-specific knowledge to lead businesses effectively in an ever- changing dynamic business landscape.

Programme Overview

The multi-faceted nature of Operations Management necessitates its practitioners to link it to over-all organizational strategy. IIM Calcutta’s Executive Programme in Operations Management (EPOM) equips you with the skills, frameworks and analytical tools to help you frame operations strategies and make decisions that drive your organization towards success through efficient and effective operations. It places you a step ahead of others by enhancing your knowledge of advanced concepts in operations and leadership skills.

Program Objectives
  • Designing core operational capabilities of the organization to optimize production and maximize profits using qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Analyse the complexities posed by operations and make processes decisions using analytical tools and techniques
  • Improve the performance of the organization by applying the advanced concepts of manufacturing and project management
  • Design and manage change that contributes to the efficient and effective performance of the organization
  • Equip participants for higher roles in Operations Management by improving their managerial and leadership capabilities

Programme Highlights

IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status

One-year programme comprising of intensive learning

Comprehensive curriculum designed by experts at IIM Calcutta

5 days of in-campus learning experience at IIM Calcutta campus

Specifically designed for working professionals with weekend classes

Live lectures via Interactive Learning (IL) platform

Peer learning through rich student profile & networking opportunities

Exposes managers to global best practices in Operations Management

Unique blend of multi-disciplinary learning to link operations to strategy, finance, etc.

Equips managers with advanced capabilities to strategise and lead

Course Detail


The year-long programme involves 165 hours of instruction by IIMC faculty via the Interactive Learning platform, along with a 5-day in-campus module at the IIM campus Kolkata.

Module A: Introduction to Operations and Process Analysis

  • Operations strategy framework – cost, quality, efficiency and strategic trade-offs
  • Process view of operationsProcess design in manufacturing in service industries
  • Managing operations and supply chain in post covid-19 world
  • Inventory management
  • Capacity planning

Module B: Analytics and Management Sciences

  • Demand forecasting
  • Analytical tools to solve operations and supply chain problems
    • Decision tree analysis
    • Mathematical programming models
  • Simulating Processes in Services & Manufacturing

Module C: Design of Lean Operations

  • Introduction to Lean concepts in manufacturing and services
  • Theory of constraints
  • Lean in post covid-19 world

Module D: Quality Management

  • Measures & dimensions of quality
  • Statistical process Control
  • Quality analytics

Module E: Supply Chain Design

  • Strategic sourcing
  • Supply chain innovations
  • Distribution network design
  • Supply chain strategy post covid-19
  • Digital supply chains driven by Blockchain, IoT, additive manufacturing

Module F: Cross-functional Areas of Management

  • Fundamentals of macroeconomics and its impact of supply chains
  • Understanding and analyzing financial statements
    Linking operations with financial parameters

Note: Participants are expected to take up projects in areas of operations management related to their companies.


The programme will ensure intensive immersion through the Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) platform as well as in-campus sessions. Teaching methodologies include

  • Live Lectures
  • Interactive Learning with Faculty
  • Corporate Examples
  • Case Studies
  • Presentations
  • Analytical Tools
  • Group Discussions/Work
  • Projects & Assignments
  • Sessions by industry leaders
Programme Delivery
  • Two-way audio/video interactive synchronous mode from studio setup at IIM Calcutta campus
  • Live online instruction by IIM Calcutta faculty or industry experts with the usage of slide presentations, video, audio, whiteboards, etc., to effectively communicate ideas and interact with participants.
Pan India Network of Learning Centres

Candidates can attend online lectures at 70 state-of-the-art TSW Learning Centres located in 45 cities across India

Class Schedule

One class of 3 hour-duration held every Saturday from 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

Campus Visits
  • 5-day face-to-face sessions at IIM Calcutta campus
  • Intensive campus learning and group learning experience
  • Mandatory for successful completion of the programme
  • Campus visit dates will be informed when scheduled
Who Should Attend
  • Working professionals in OM roles like manufacturing, logistics, SCM, design, procurement, processes, project & technology management, etc.
  • Managers in both service and manufacturing organizations
Eligibility Criteria
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 50% aggregate marks, from a recognised university
  • Candidates with less than 50% in graduation but greater than 50% aggregate marks in post-graduation are also eligible
  • Minimum 3 years full-time paid experience in a managerial role after graduation
  • Should be working at the time of applying

Programme Directors

Assessment and Certification

  • Assessment will be done by the institute with evaluation methodology being chosen by the respective faculty
  • Evaluation Methodology includes Written Tests, Online Assignments & Final Examination for each course
  • ACandidates will successfully complete the programme, if they have received ‘Poor’ grades in not more than two courses.
  • IIM Calcutta will confer with “Executive Programme in Operations Management” certificate upon successful completion
  • Those with requisite participation but unable to complete successfully will receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’

Date and Fees

Programme Fee Strucutre

Domestic ParticipantsInternational Participants
Processing FeeINR 10,000* + GSTINR 10,000^ + GST
Programme FeeINR 2,75,000 + GSTINR 3,44,000 + GST
Books/Study Material FeeIncluded in Programme FeeIncluded in Programme Fee
Campus Visit Charges for On-campus Stay**INR 40,000 + GSTINR 40,000 + GST
Total Fee (exclusive of Processing Fee)INR 3,15,000 + GSTINR 3,84,000 + GST

*Excludes GST at 18%

Collection of Fee:

  • Programme Fees including campus fee will be collected in name of Times Group (BCCL)
  • Applicable tax will be charged extra on both campus fee and programme fee.

**Off-Campus Stay:

  • Candidates will have the option of making their own stay arrangements during the campus modules
  • They will be required to opt for this option at the time of registering for the programme. No change will be allowed later.
  • The campus visit fee for participants staying off campus during the campus modules will be INR 5000/- per day plus GST. Total Amount to be paid: INR 25,000+GST


  • Domestic Participants: Processing fee contains INR 8,000 towards Registration fee & INR 2,000 towards the programme fees. Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta
  • ^ International Participants: Processing fee contains INR 9,500 towards Registration fee & INR 500 towards the programme fees. Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta
Payment Schedule
DateAt the time of RegistrationWithin one week of offer rollout date10th January, 202110th March, 202110th May, 202110th August, 2021
Amount for Domestic Participants* (INR)INR 2,000INR 43,000INR 58,000INR 58,000INR 58,000INR 56,000
Amount for International Participants* (INR)INR 500INR 59,500INR 71,000INR 71,000INR 71,000INR 71,000

*Excludes GST at 18%

Important Dates
Application Closure Date20th September, 2020
Date of 1st Instalment1st November, 2020
Academic Orientation7th November, 2020
Online Class Start date21st November, 2020
Programme End DateNovember, 2021