IIM Calcutta Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management

Course Starts: 7th December 2020


Admission: Close

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

Tentative Start date - Aug 2020

Course fee

₹ 2,87,000

Class timings

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

Course Overview

“Unleash the potential that is in another and you unleash the potential that is in you.” – Matshona Dhliwayo One of the most valuable assets of any organisation that isn’t reflected in its balance sheet, is its human assets, the people working in it. Indeed, great organisations invest a great deal in the development, motivation and progress of their work force. Human Resource Management (HRM) is an essential function for organisations to sustain and grow. People management today has evolved into a multidimensional role that throws up as many challenges as opportunities, for HR professionals as well as professionals contemplating a career in HRM.

Programme Overview

The Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management (EPSHRM) designed by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is a one-year immersive management education programme delivered by way of a cutting-edge online Interactive Learning (IL) platform. The programme comprises of 9 interactive learning modules along with 5 days of in-Campus sessions at IIMC, Kolkata. The programme is ideal for working professionals with at least 7 years of work experience, with or without a background in HRM. Designed by experts, the programme aims to equip learners with leadership skills to manage and motivate employees in people-driven organisations.

Programme Highlights

  • Three-hour sessions held once a week by IIMC faculty as well as industry veterans as guest faculty for topics like M&A, HRM Analytics, etc.
  • Comprehensive curriculum designed to equip learners with global best practices in Human Resource Management
  • Specifically designed for working executives to access learning from their location of work/stay through the interactive learning platform
  • Unique blend of multidisciplinary subjects with an exam at the end of every module
  • IIM Calcutta Certification and Executive Education Alumni Status

Course Detail

Module 1 (Part A)

Operational HRM – Link to SHRM

  • Manpower planning issues including succession planning
  • Planning and executing recruitment and selection for different positions
  • Training design, investments and effectiveness
  • Performance management for goal alignment, motivation and development
  • Reward and compensation design to attract, retain and motivate employees
Module 1 (Part B)

Consultative Role of HR Managers

  • Designing and running assessment/developmental centres
  • Developing competency framework
  • Implementing 360-degree feedback processes
  • Managing change
Module 2

Leadership and Talent Management at the Work Place

  • Transactional and transformational leadership
  • Understanding and mapping leadership styles (personality, big 5)
  • Motivating and engaging employees
  • Developing your teams
  • Coaching and mentoring
Module 3

Formal and Informal Organisation

  • Structural choices for effective organisational outcomes
  • Organisation culture and its impact on organisational outcomes
  • Cross-cultural challenges
Module 4

Understanding Strategic Management

  • Strategy versus operations distinctions
  • Strategy formulation
  • Industry level analysis
  • Value chain analysis
  • Business and corporate strategies
  • Resource-based view on firms
  • Strategic framework for VUCA environments
  • Planned versus emergent strategies
  • Strategy execution issues
Module 5

Business Strategies and SHRM

  • HR manager as a business partner
  • Universal, contingency and configurational views on SHRM
  • Aligning HRM policies to business strategies/organisational goals – cost leadership, innovation, technology, differentiation on services or quality
  • Fit/alignment analysis framework – horizontal fit and vertical fit
  • Horizontal fit – HRM system properties of complementarities
  • Vertical fit – balanced score card framework
  • HRM flexibility to manage VUCA environment
  • Creating HR (real) options to manage VUCA environment
  • Institutional context and industrial relations
  • Labour laws and its impact on businesses/organisations
Module 6

Corporate Strategies and HRM & International HRM

  • Conglomerates versus standalone businesses – SHRM issues
  • HRM issues in related vs unrelated expansions
  • HRM issues in M&A – due diligence of HRs and cultural integration
  • HRM issues in managing JVs – managing marriage of equals
  • HRM issues in turnaround management – Asset retrenchment and revival
  • HRM issues in divestitures – managing workforce retrenchment
  • International HRM – institutional and cultural analytical framework
  • International HRM approaches – geocentric, polycentric, ethnocentric
  • Managing expatriation and repatriation challenges
  • HRM issues in global production chains
  • Global institutional frameworks – WTO Vs ILO; Rights vs Interests debate
Module 7

General Management Module

  • Analytics in HRM – psychometrics, surveys, statistics
  • Understanding financial statements and costing concepts
  • Applying marketing to HRM – employer branding
  • Economics of HRM – economics framework applied to hiring, rewards, training and unions
  • Labour market dynamics
  • Application of emerging technologies to HRM processes – AI, Chatbots, etc.
Module 8

Integration & Contemporary Issues in HRM

  • GIG economy and workers
  • Managing millennials
  • Contemporary concerns for work and workers

The programme will ensure intensive immersion through the Interactive Learning (IL) platform as well as a 5-day in-campus module at IIMC, Kolkata. Teaching methodologies include

  • Online lectures
  • Case studies
  • Industry-veteran lectures
  • On-campus face-to-face sessions
  • Tests & Assignments
Programme Delivery

The Interactive Learning component forms the core of the EPSHRM. Instructors facilitate learning via two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the studios set up at IIM Calcutta campus. The technology allows the instructor to use slide presentations, video, audio, whiteboards etc. to effectively communicate ideas and interact with 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

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

Who Should Attend

This programme is suited to working professionals contemplating a career in HRM. However, they must have at least 7 years of work/industry experience, but not necessarily in the HRM domain.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) in any discipline with 50% marks
  • Participants with less than 50% marks in graduation but 50% or more in post- graduation are also eligible
  • Work experience of at least 7 years in any role
  • Participants would be selected on the basis of their overall profile.


Assessment and Certification

  • Evaluation methodology includes written tests, assignments, online examination, quizzes, etc.
  • Evaluation method including self-evaluation at the discretion of faculty members teaching respective courses
  • Examination papers to be set and evaluated by IIM Calcutta

After successful completion of the programme, students will be conferred with Executive Programme in Strategic HRM certificate by IIM Calcutta

Date and Fees

Programme Fee Structure
Processing Fee INR 10,000/-*
Course Fee INR 255,000/-*
Campus Fee INR 30,000/-*
Total Fee INR 287,000/-*

*Excludes GST at 18%


  • Processing fee comprises INR 2,500 towards application fee & INR 7,500 towards the total course fees.
  • Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta.
Payment Schedule
Within 7 days from offer received 10th February, 2020 10th May, 2020 10th August, 2020
INR 67,500/-* INR 70,000/-* INR 70,000/-* INR 70,000/-*

*Excludes GST at 18%

Important Dates
Application Closure Date 12th December, 2019
Academic Orientation 19th December, 2019
Online Class Start Date 19th December, 2019