IIM Calcutta - Growth Strategies for Business Leaders

Overview

The heady opportunities available in a high growth economy amidst global technological disruption encourage business leaders to craft and execute business strategies for sustained growth. Growth, however, poses several challenges and successful management of growth strategies require careful crafting by managers. Rapid growth often introduces novel complexities in organizations. New forms and modes of coordination of work, processes and practices are needed to be designed and managed. This programme 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 realization of desired control. Managing and designing the internal systems and environment of the organization as well as designing inter-organizational cooperation and coordination arrangements will be major focus areas of the programme. Managing growth is not only an economic question of organizational financial performance, but extends far beyond into managing identities, aspirations, expectations of various stakeholders around an organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing a strategic perspective on aspiring for and executing organizational 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

Eligibility

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. Some of the applicants may be asked to appear for a Skype-based interview. Senior applicants with experience would be preferred.

Ideal For

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.

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.

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

Eligibility & Selection

  • 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. Some of the applicants may be asked to appear for a Skype-based interview. Senior applicants with experience would be preferred.

Program Content:

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

  • 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
  • Designing of organisations
  • Problems encountered during growth processes at all levels of the organisation
  • Designing agile organisations
  • Modes of inter-organisational cooperation
  • Strategic models of competition
  • Understanding standards organisations
  • Models of managing and governing distributed knowledge
  • The complexities of managing changing/shifting identities and aspirations of various stakeholders of an organisation.

Pedagogy

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

  • 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

Course Delivery

Programme Delivery:

  • State-of-the-art Interactive Learning platform
  • Two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication from studio at IIMK Campus
  • Access to participants from 68 TSW Learning Centres across 37 cities countrywide
  • The programme will be delivered through classes held at Times Centres once a week. The class schedule will be decided in consultation with the Programme Directors, IIMC
  • In addition, there will be three campus visits at IIM Calcutta campus; one 4-day workshop at the start of the programme, a 3-day visit during the middle of the programme and a 3-day visit at the end of the programme.
  • The efficacy of the capstone project is conditional on colocation of group members. Consequently, a Times 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
68 learning centres spread across 37 cities all over India.

Class Schedule

The classes will be conducted once a week.

Friday: 6:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Important Dates:

Sales Launch Date November 2019
Application Closure Date 9th February 2020
List of Selected Candidates Date Ongoing Weekly
Date of 1st Instalment 22nd February 2020
Technical Orientation 6th March 2020
Induction Date 1st visit: 29th Feb to 3rd March 2020
Campus Visit Dates (tentative) 2nd visit: TBD
3rd visit: TBD
Programme End Date August 2020

Programme Fee

All Fees are payable directly to TSW
Application Fee INR 2500 + taxes as applicable
Programme Fee INR 2,55,000 + taxes as applicable
Campus Visit Fee (for 10 days) INR 60,000 + taxes as applicable
Total Fee INR 3,15,000 + taxes as applicable

Course Fee Installment Schedule

Installment I II III IV
Date 22nd Feb, 2020 10th Apr, 2020 10th June, 2020 10th July, 2020
Amount (INR) 75,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Note:

  • Fees mentioned above are exclusive of GST
  • *GST (currently @ 18%) will be charged extra on these components.
  • Any extra payment due to any change in any of the applicable taxes during the tenure of the program will have to be borne by the students
  • 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 incase the participant gets selected and registers for the programme.

Programme Fee

Rs 2,55,000 + Taxes as applicable

Application Fee + Campus Fee

Rs.2500 + Rs. 60,000 +  Taxes as applicable

Total Programme Fees

Rs 3,10,000 + Taxes as applicable

Sample Certificate

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.

EPGSBL—Sample-Certificate

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