IIM Calcutta Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management

Course Starts: 13th December 2020


Admission: Open

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

29th November 2020

Course fee

₹ 3,25,000 + GST

Class timings

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

Creating sustainable value through people is of strategic importance for most organisations. Contemporary pressures such as globalisation, rapid changes in technology and social norms, and increasing emphasis on corporate social responsibility make it imperative to take a strategic perspective on HRM issues, beyond the traditional administrative way of managing people. Most employers now recognise employees as a source of sustainable competitive advantage.
EPSHRM while recapitulating participants’ knowledge of the HRM domain at an operational level, seeks to build on it to develop a strategic perspective. The programme aims to equip middle and top level managers, both line managers and HR managers, with knowledge and skills to make HRM decisions to build and sustain competitive advantage.

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

70 learning centres spread across 43 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

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
  • Graduation (10+2+3/10+2+4/10+2+2 /11+1+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU)
  • Candidates with minimum three years Diploma after class XIIth from recognized institutions like AICTE etc./state govt. bodies are also eligible for the program
  • Candidates should have 50% or higher in graduation to be eligible. Marks for all (3 or 4) years to be included for calculating graduation percentage.
  • Those candidates who have less than 50% marks in graduation but have more than 50% marks in Post-Graduation (from a recognized university) are also eligible for the program.
  • Candidates should be working at the time of filling up the application form
  • Candidates should have a minimum of seven (7) years of full-time paid experience at the time of application. This should be after the graduation degree / Qualifying degree is complete.

Programme Directors

Professor Amit Dhiman and Professor Dharma Raju Bathini

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
Domestic International
Registration Fee Rs. 8,250/- Rs. 9,500
Processing Fee INR 10,000 (Processing fee contains INR 8,250 towards registration fee & INR 1,750 towards the total course fees. Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta) INR 10,000 (Processing fee contains INR 9,500 towards registration fee & INR 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)
Programme Fee Rs. 2,85,000 /- Rs. 3,57,000
Books/Study Material Fee Included in the fees Included in the fees
Campus Visit charges for on campus stay* Rs. 40,000 /- Rs. 40,000
Total Fee (excluding registration fee and including on-campus stay) Rs. 3,25,000/- Rs. 3,97,000
* 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: Rs. 25,000+GST

Collection of Fee:
GST Additional of 18%

Fees is collected in name of BCCL(TPL)

Payment Schedule

Installment Schedule for Programme Fees for Domestic Participants

Installment I II III IV V
Date At the time of Registration Within one week of offer rollout date 10th February 2021 10th April 2021 10th June 2021 10th September 2021
Amount INR Rs. 1,750 Rs. 55,250 Rs. 57,000/- Rs. 57,000/- Rs. 57,000/- Rs. 57,000/-

Installment Schedule for Programme Fees for International Participants

Installment I II III IV V
Date At the time of Registration Within one week of offer rollout date 10th February 2021 10th April 2021 10th June 2021 10th September 2021
Amount INR Rs. 500 Rs. 70,500 Rs. 71,000 Rs. 71,000 Rs. 71,000 Rs. 73,000

Instalment Schedule for Campus Fee

Installment Campus Visit
Date To be collected 45 days prior to campus scheduled date
Amount to be paid in case of opting in-campus stay INR 40,000 + GST
Amount to be paid in case off-campus stay INR 25,000 + GST
Important Dates
Application Closure Date th November 2020
Academic Orientation 13th December, 2020