IIM Calcutta - Growth Strategies for Business Leaders


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.

Who Can Attend

  • Managers taking on senior management responsibilities
  • Senior functional managers moving to leadership or strategic roles
  • Practicing senior managers who wish to upgrade their skills
  • Senior managers and profit centre heads

Eligibility & Selection

  • Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) in any discipline with 50% marks and at least 10 years of work experience after graduation.
  • Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of assessment of educational and professional background and motivation based on the application form submitted.

Programme Objectives

  • 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

Program USP

  • Learning through a balance of cutting-edge management theories
  • Certificate of completion by IIM Calcutta
  • Networking opportunities with professionals across various industries
  • IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status
  • Personal development through reflection and feedback
  • Face to Face sessions with senior faculty by IIM Calcutta

Programme Curriculum:

  • Seeking Growth In Organisations: Growth driven by the macro-context (such as in a growing economy like India), and engineered by organisational moves, including dynamics of conflicts, contests and cooperation.
  • How Should You Innovate For Growth?: Designing of organisations – Problems encountered during growth processes at all levels of the organisation, designing agile organisations.
  • Cooperating For Ecosystem-Wide Growth: Modes of inter-organisational cooperation, strategic models of competition, understanding standards of organisations, models of managing and governing distributed knowledge.
  • Building Bases Of Support: The complexities of managing changing and shifting identities and aspirations of various stakeholders of an organisation.

Course Delivery

Duration of the Programme:  6 Months

Programme Delivery:

  • The programme will be delivered through classes held at Times Centres once a week.
  • 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 collocation of group members

Programme Schedule: Friday: 6:45 PM – 9:45 PM

Important Dates:

Applications OpenDecember, 2018
Application Closure Date10th June, 2019
List of selected candidatesOngoing Weekly
Date of 1st Installment20th June, 2019
Campus Visit DatesInduction: 26th June – 29th June, 2019

2nd visit: 20th Sept – 22nd Sept 2019
3rd visit: December, 2019 or January, 2020

Technical Orientation5th July, 2019
Programme End DateJanuary, 2020

Programme Fee

All Fees are payable directly to TSW
Application FeeINR 2500 + taxes as applicable
Programme FeeINR 2,50,000 + taxes as applicable
Campus Visit Fee (for 10 days)INR 60,000 + taxes as applicable
Total FeeINR 3,10,000 + taxes as applicable

Course Fee Installment Schedule

Date20th June, 201920th August, 201920th October, 201920th November, 2019
Amount (INR)70,00080,00080,00080,000
 Plus taxes extra as applicable

Course Duration

6 Months

Application Fee

Rs.2500 + Taxes as applicable

Programme Fee

Rs 2,50,000 + Taxes as applicable

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