IIM Calcutta Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives

Course Starts:


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

11 Months

Deadline to apply

Tentative Start date - Aug 2020

Course fee

₹ 2,76,000

Class timings

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

Course Overview

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. – Margaret Thatcher In an age where strong communication skills, a collaborative instinct, a gift for multitasking, emotional intelligence – traditionally considered female strengths – are hailed as desirable leadership qualities, women are making their leadership presence felt in entrepreneurship, administration, education, engineering, health, etc., at regional, national, and global levels. Natural managers, women can make the transition into a leadership role with relative ease and determination, especially at the workplace.

Programme Overview

Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is a one-year programme designed to sensitise participants to the transformation of women in organisations from managerial roles to leadership positions. Subsequently, the programme is intended to equip participants with both theoretical and applied skills that would guide them to navigate their paths through the complex processes of managerial renovations. In the process, they would engage with a variety of executive dimensions that require leadership vision, self-exploration and understanding, skills, applications and articulations. ‘How do women in the corporate world become effective leaders?’ is the broad question this programme intends to respond to at various levels of managerial, administrable and political crossroads.

Programme Highlights

  • 11-month programme delivered over the Interactive Learning platform with three-hour sessions held once a week by IIMC faculty. Additionally, face-to-face sessions during 2 three-day campus visits to IIMC, Kolkata
  • Comprehensive curriculum designed to improve managerial and leadership capabilities of participants
  • Specifically designed for working women executives to access learning from their location of work/stay through the interactive learning platform
  • Unique blend of multidisciplinary subjects with a review and feedback at the end of every module
  • IIM Calcutta Certification and Executive Education Alumni Status

Course Detail


Women in Management: An Introduction to Specific Issues Women Face as they navigate Their Careers in Organisations

  • Confronting Problems Faced by Women in Organisations
  • Economics of Contemporary Women Labour Force in the Corporate
  • Global Gender Perspectives in Business

Building One’s Leadership Potential

  • Confronting Problems Faced by Women in Organisations
  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Strategic Leadership


Bird’s Eye View of Organisational Functioning

  • Basics of Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Managing in a Digital Age

  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analytics

Leadership Communication

  • Persuasion and Argumentation
  • Articulating through a Management Situation – Proposals
  • Communication Analytics

Legal and Human Resource Perspectives

  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Perspectives


  • Post-colonial Women
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Social Media and Online Marketing

Leading and Managing Teams

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Effective Negotiations
  • Managing and Leading Teams

The programme will ensure intensive immersion through the Interactive Learning (IL) platform as well as a two 3-day in-campus modules at IIMC, Kolkata. Teaching methodologies include:

  • Online lectures
  • Real-life case studies
  • On-campus face-to-face sessions
  • Quizzes, Assignments & Tests
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.

Participants will attend the online classes from state-of-the-art TSW Learning Centres. The online examinations (if any) will be held at the Learning Centres under a proctored environment managed by TSW.

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.

  • Thursdays: 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

The programme consists of 6 days of in-campus sessions at IIM Calcutta Campus, Kolkata. The participants are expected to stay in the campus for 6 days of intensive campus learning, group learning sessions and attending campus sessions is mandatory.

Who Should Attend
  • Participants demonstrating significant career achievements/leadership responsibilities
  • Women engaged in family business/entrepreneurial activities
Eligibility Criteria
  • Working women with minimum 5 years of managerial/entrepreneurial experience
  • An aggregate of 50% in graduation or post-graduation

Programme Directors

Assessment & 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

Candidates will successfully complete the programme if they have received ‘Poor’ grades in not more than two courses. Successful candidates will receive a certificate of completion from IIM Calcutta. Those with requisite participation but unable to complete successfully will receive a Certificate of Participation. Giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the programme.

Date and Fees

Programme Fee Structure
Application + Processing FeeINR 10,000/-*
Course FeeINR 2,40,000/-*
Campus Fee(for 6 days)INR 36,000/-*
Total FeeINR 2,76,000/-*

*Excludes GST at 18%

Processing fee of INR 10,000 (INR 2500/- + INR 7500/-) 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 7500/- will be adjusted with the fee in case the participant gets selected and registers for the programme.

Payment Schedule
Within 7 days from offer received10th February, 202010th May, 202010th August, 2020
INR 68,500*INR 70,000*INR 70,000*INR 70,000*

*Excludes GST at 18%

Important Dates
Application Closure12th December, 2019
Interview Date14th December, 2019
Academic Orientation19th December, 2019
Online Class Start date19th December, 2019