IIM Calcutta Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives

Course Starts: 21st January 2021


Admission: Open

Delivery type

Classroom to City

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

29th November 2020

Course fee

₹ 3,32,000 + Taxes

Class timings

Thursday: 6:45 PM to 09:45 PM

Course Overview

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”

– Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

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. Women leaders have their own way of wielding power through empathy, care and decisiveness. It is time to recognise and nurture more of women leadership in businesses.

Programme Overview

“Women need to shift from thinking ‘I’m not ready to do that’ to thinking ‘I want to do that and I’ll learn by doing it’.”

– Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives (TLPWE), a one-year programme offered by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) transforms your thought process and augments your natural leadership abilities to help you slip into business leadership roles with ease. Apart from equipping you with theoretical and applied managerial skills, it engages you in a variety of executive dimensions like leadership vision, self-exploration and understanding, skills, applications and articulations. The programme intends to respond to the broader question, ‘How do women in the corporate world become effective leaders?’

Programme Objectives
  • • Gain awareness of the issues and problems faced by women in corporate set up worldwide and the condition of working women in emerging markets
  • • Explore aspects of one’s own self, identity, biases, strengths, fears and build upon them to develop skills of inclusive leadership
  • • Gain knowledge of various organisational functions like marketing, finance, accounting, operations, and strategic leadership
  • • Learn digital marketing, data analytical tools, and legal & HR perspectives to understand and realise the value of authenticity in leadership
  • • Recognizing how to exert the power of one’s own voice in personal and professional settings to communicate effectively and apply it in leading, managing and empowering teams

Programme Highlights

  • • Opportunity to be a part of IIM Calcutta, ranked 3rd best B-School in India
  • • IIM Calcutta certification upon successful completion of the programme
  • • IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status
  • • 4-day on-campus learning experience at IIM Calcutta
  • • Peer learning & networking opportunities through rich student profile
  • • Comprehensive curriculum designed by domain experts at IIM Calcutta
  • • Specifically designed for working women professionals
  • • Enhances managerial and leadership capabilities of participants
  • • Live lectures via Interactive Learning (IL) platform
  • • Easy access to learning from your location of work/stay

Course Detail

Programme Content
Module-1: Women in Management: An Introduction to Specific Issues Women Face As They Navigate Their Careers in Organizations.

• Confronting Problems Faced by Women in Organizations
• Economics of Contemporary Women Labour Force in the Corporate
• Global Gender Perspectives in Business (Part 1)

Module-2: Leading and managing teams

• Managing and leading teams
• Conflict management
• Effective negotiations

Module-3: Strategic Leadership
Module-4: Bird’s Eye View Of Organizational Functions

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

Module-5: Managing in a Digital Age

• Digital Marketing
• Data Analytics

Module-6: Leadership Communication

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

Module-7: Legal and Human Resource Perspectives

• Human Resource Management
• Legal Perspectives

Module-8: Working Women in Emerging Markets

• Post-colonial Women (part 1)
• Public Private Partnerships (part 1)

Module-9: Building one’s leadership potential

• Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
• Coaching and Mentoring

Campus Visit: 4 days: Inter-personal Skills

• Post Colonial Woman (part 2)
• Public Private Partnership (part 2)
• Gender Perspectives (part 2)


Leveraging on technology, through the Interactive Learning (IL) platform, the pedagogy designed is highly interactive with a judicious blend of:
• Online lectures
• Real-life case studies
• On-campus face-to-face sessions
• Quizzes, Assignments & Tests
• Presentations
• Group discussions/work,
• Projects
• Workshops, etc.

Programme Delivery

The Interactive Learning component forms the core of the TLPWE programme. 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

Candidates can attend online lectures at 70 state-of-the-art TSW Learning Centres located in 45 cities across India.

Class Schedule

One class of 3 hour-duration held every Thursday from 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM.

In-Campus Module

The programme consists of one 4 day of in-campus sessions at IIM Calcutta Campus, Kolkata. The participants are expected to stay in the campus for 4 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


Assessment & Certification

• Evaluation methodology includes written tests, assignments, online examination, quizzes etc.
• Mode of examination and 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. It is mandatory for participants to attend campus visit for successful completion of the programme. Giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the programme.

Sample Certificate

Date and Fees

Programme Fees
Domestic International
Registration Fee INR 8,500/- + GST INR 9,500/- + GST
Processing Fee INR 10,000/- +GST
(Processing fee contains INR 8,500 towards Registration fee & INR 1,500 towards the programme fees.
Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta)
INR 10,000/- +GST
(Processing fee contains INR 9,500 towards Registration fee & INR 500 towards the programme fees.
Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta)
Registration Fee INR 3,00,000/- + GST INR 3,75,000/- + GST
Study Material Fee Included in programme fees Included in programme fees
Campus Visit Charges for On-campus Stay INR 32,000/- + GST per participant INR 32,000/- + GST per participant
Total Fee INR 3,32,000/- + GST INR 4,07,000/- + GST
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. 20,000+GST

Collection of Fee:
• Fees is collected in name of BCCL (TPL)

Instalment Schedule for Programme Fee
Installment I Installment II Installment III Installment IV Installment V
Date At the time of registration Within one week of offer rollout date 10th Mar, 2021 10th May 2021 10th August, 2021 10th Oct, 2021
Amount for Domestic Participants INR 1,500 + GST INR 58,500 + GST INR 60,000 + GST INR 60,000 + GST INR 60,000 + GST INR 60,000 + GST
Amount for International Participants INR 500 + GST INR 74,500 + GST INR 75,000 + GST INR 75,000 + GST INR 75,000 + GST INR 75,000 + GST
Instalment Schedule for Campus Fee
Campus Visit 1
Date To be paid 45 days prior to campus scheduled date
Amount to be paid in case of opting in-campus stay INR 32,000 + GST
Amount to be paid in case off-campus stay INR 20,000 + GST
Programme Schedule

Application Closure Date 29th November 2020
Interview eligibility intimation by IIMC – frequency Within 7 days of receipt of docs in IIMC
List of Selected Candidates Date One week after interview
Date of 1st Installment Within one week of offer roll-out date
Technical Orientation Month January 2021
Academic Orientation Date 21st January 2021
Programme End Date January 2022