IIM Calcutta Executive Programme in Growth Strategies for Business Leaders

Course Starts:


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

6 Months

Deadline to apply

Tentative Start date - Oct 2020

Course fee

₹ 3,15,000

Class timings

Sundays: 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Course Overview

Programme Overview

The heady opportunities available in a dynamic economy amidst global technological disruption, encourage business leaders to craft and execute business strategies for sustained growth. Successful management of growth strategies require careful crafting by managers as rapid growth often introduces novel complexities in organisations. EPGSBL is aimed at addressing such concerns so that managers can make more deliberated choices around options of growth.

The inputs in this programme have been designed with a strategy ‘eye’, and a ‘general management’ focus. It will deal explicitly with issues of power, control and governance, including designing of such systems as to enable the realisation of desired control. Managing and designing the internal systems and environment of the organisation as well as designing inter-organisational cooperation and coordination arrangements will be major focus areas of the programme. Managing growth is not only an economic question of organisational financial performance, but extends far beyond into managing identities, aspirations, expectations of various stakeholders around an organisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing a strategic perspective on aspiring for and executing organisational growth
  • Understanding strategic dimensions of growth – especially appreciating differences between conflicts, contests and cooperation underlying growth processes
  • Learning to design organizations that are resilient to complexities induced by growth processes
  • Appreciating various forms of inter-organizational cooperation underlying rapid growth processes
  • Appreciating the softer dimensions of growth – managing identities and aspirations

Programme Highlights

  • 6-month programme via Interactive Learning platform and 3 in-campus sessions
  • Learning through a balance of cutting-edge management theories
  • Personal development through reflection and feedback
  • Certification and Alumni status by IIM Calcutta
  • Networking opportunities with professionals across various industries

Course Detail

Module 1

The programme will have 4 main modules, each approximately of 27 class contact hours.

What kind of growth do you seek in your organisation?

  • Growth driven by the macro-context (such as in a growing economy like India)
  • Growth engineered by organisational moves of technology or business model innovations
  • Limits to growth
  • Strategic dimension of growth, including dynamics of conflicts, contests and cooperation
  • Understanding the economics of growth processes
  • Dynamics of growth and competition in product markets and platform industries
Module 2

How should you innovate for growth?

  • Designing of organisations
  • Problems encountered during growth processes at all levels of the organisation
  • Designing agile organisations
Module 3

How to leverage cooperation of other organisations to engineer ecosystem-wide growth?

  • Modes of inter-organisational cooperation
  • Strategic models of competition
  • Understanding standards organisations
  • Models of managing and governing distributed knowledge
Module 4

How would you build bases of support for your growth strategy?

  • The complexities of managing changing/shifting identities and aspirations of various stakeholders of an organisation.

The programme will ensure intensive immersion through the Interactive Learning (IL) platform as well as three in-campus modules at IIM Calcutta. Teaching methodologies include

  • Online lectures
  • Case Discussions: Compulsory reading/assignments every week
  • Intensive and integrated faculty-guided project work on a live case/problem spread across the course duration
  • On-campus face-to-face sessions
  • Guest lectures from practitioners
  • Simulation
Programme Delivery
  • State-of-the-art Interactive Learning platform
  • Two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication from studio at IIMK Campus
  • Access to participants from 53 TSW Learning Centres across 37 cities countrywide
  • Three in-Campus modules at IIMC Campus, Kolkata – 4 days at the beginning; 3 days during mid-term; and 3 days at the end of the programme
  • The efficacy of the capstone project is conditional on colocation of group members. Consequently, a Times TSW centre goes live only on achieving a critical mass required for group formation (a working group shall comprise of four participants)
Pan India Network of Learning Centres

53 learning centres spread across 37 cities all over India.

Class Schedule

The classes will be conducted once a week.

Sundays: 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Who Should Attend

Senior and middle level managers and profit centre heads would find the programme particularly useful. Working professionals wishing to participate in the programme need to have a minimum experience of 10 years. Managers with longer and broader experience would benefit more from the programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Working executives who are graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent)/post graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks, with an experience profile of at least 10 years after graduation are eligible.

Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of assessment of educational and professional background and motivation based on the application form submitted. Senior applicants with experience would be preferred.

Membership to the programme is also conditional on achieving a critical mass required for group formation (a working group shall comprise of four participants) for a Times TSW centre to go live.

Programme Directors

Assessment & Certification

Progress will be assessed regularly by way of Written Tests, Assignments, Online Examinations and Projects

The first component of evaluation in this programme would be online quizzes during the middle and/or end of each module. The scores will cumulate to generate a performance grade for each participant. Participants who fall below a threshold scores in the quizzes will have to retake the quiz to clear it to demonstrate adequate grasp over the content of each module. The continuous evaluation and feedback will help participants maximize absorption of the content of the course.

The second component of evaluation will be performance in the group project where each centre-specific group will take up a real-life case/problem and analyse it using tools/concepts covered in the course to provide hands-on experience. Work on this project will be carried out throughout the duration of the course under close guidance of the programme directors and a final presentation will be made at the end of the programme.


At the end of the programme, eligible students will receive a certificate of completion of the programme from IIM Calcutta, along with a grade sheet carrying grade of the continuous evaluations (quiz based) and the project. Attending all campus visits is a mandatory requirement for successful completion of the programme. Giving feedback is an integral part of programme completion.

Date and Fees

Programme Fee Structure
Programme FeeINR 255,000/-*
Campus FeeINR 60,000/-*
Total FeeINR 315,000/-*

*Excludes GST at 18%

Collection of Fee:

  • Fees is collected in name of BCCL(TPL)
  • Processing fee of INR 20,000 (INR 2500/- + INR 17500/-) will be collected at the time of application. This entire amount will be refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta. INR 17500/- will be adjusted with the fee in case the participant gets selected and registers for the programme.
Payment Schedule
22nd February, 202010th April, 202010th June, 202010th July, 2020
INR 75,000/-*INR 80,000/-*INR 80,000/-*INR 80,000/-*

*GST will be charged extra on these components

Important Dates
Application End Date9th February, 2019
List of Selected CandidatesOngoing, weekly
Date of 1st Installment22nd February, 2020
First Campus Visit1st Visit: 29th February to 3rd March, 2020
Technical Orientation6th March, 2020
Program End DateAugust, 2020