IIM Lucknow Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders

Course Starts: 1st August 2020


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

15th July, 2020

Course fee

₹ 2,50,000 + GST

Class timings

Saturdays: 6.45 PM to 9:45 PM

Course Overview

Managers manage and leaders lead. The transition from a manager to a leader requires a strategic shift in perspective, mind-set, and focus. The need to envision the bigger picture and broaden horizons is as essential for aspiring leaders as it is for people in leadership roles who yearn for greater success. A strategic perspective will enable leaders to analyse market dynamics, anticipate trends, think long term and prepare for sustainable growth.

Due to COVID-19, Government has advised against all kinds of public gathering till further notice. For us, safety of our learners is important and hence the programme will be delivered over Direct-to-Device platform i.e. (D2D) where you can access online interactive lectures which will get delivered on your desktop/laptop/mobile. Once the situation improves, the programme shall then be delivered at our designated Centres

Programme Overview

The Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders from IIM Lucknow is a comprehensive programme designed to impart core knowledge and skills required to lead a business or organisation from a strategy perspective. The curriculum is designed to expose participants to basic concepts and framework of strategy and learn strategy formulation at different levels of an organisation. Further, participants will be taught to link strategy formulation and strategy implementation, and acquire in-depth insights into advanced topics in strategy.

Course Highlights

Comprehensive programme on advanced principles of strategy and their implementation

Designed to develop strategic change initiatives and sharpen strategic effectiveness

One-year course delivered via live online lectures

Two 3-day mandatory on-campus modules at IIM Lucknow campus

Convenient schedule for working professionals and greater learning and networking opportunities

Certificate from IIM Lucknow along with IIM Lucknow MDP Alumni status upon course completion

Course Detail

Term I

  • Introduction to strategy and strategic decisions
  • Conceptual framework in strategic management
  • Evaluation of business environment: general, industry and competitor
  • Competitive rivalry and dynamics
  • Assessment of resources, capabilities and competencies
Term II

  • Developing business, corporate and international strategy
  • Cooperative strategies: Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Technology and innovation strategy
  • Blue Ocean strategy
  • Bottom of pyramid strategies
  • Session-specific case analysis and presentation
  • Comprehensive case analysis and strategy presentation
  • Strategy in emerging markets
  • Human resource management and strategy
  • Knowledge-based view on strategy
Term III

  • Strategy implementation
  • Organisation structure and management control
  • Corporate governance and ethics
  • Disruption as competitive strategy
  • Functional area inputs
  • Management of change and transformation
  • Submission of business plan/strategy
  • Implementation of submitted business plan/strategy
  • Presentation of Report and subsequent discussion

The programme offers an interactive learning experience with live virtual sessions. The pedagogy follows a judicious blend of instruction methodologies that include:

  • Virtual Live Lectures
  • Real-life Case Studies
  • Live Corporate Examples
  • Guest Lectures by Business Leaders
  • Live Group Discussions and Exercises
Learning Outcomes

After attending the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of strategy and strategic decisions in business context and the theories &conceptual frameworks of Strategic management
  • Develop business, corporate and international strategies to create synergies via alliances, merger & acquisitions and to find and capture new markets
  • Implement strategies and evaluate their efficacy and contribution to the business
  • One-year programme delivered via the Interactive Learning (IL) platform
  • 156 hours of learning (120 hours online + 36 hours on campus)
  • Virtual Live online lectures accessed at a state-of-the-art TimesTSW Learning Centres
  • Two mandatory on-campus modules of 3 days each at the beginning and end of theprogramme at IIM Lucknow
  • 70 TimesTSW Learning Centres across 42 locations across India
Class Schedule
  • Classes conducted once a week on Saturdays: 6:45PM to 9:45PM
Who Should Attend

The programme is ideal for managers possessing few years of experience and want to broaden their horizons from a strategic perspective to lead an organization. However, based on their specific educational disciplines and interests, participants from varied backgrounds who aspire to lead a business or an organization can be a part of this programme.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Graduates/Post Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks, or,3-year fulltime diploma holders (10+2+3) from a recognized institute
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience
  • Selection on the basis of application form and statement of purpose submitted along with application
Attendance Criteria

A minimum attendance of 75% is a pre-requisite for the successful completion of the course and to be awarded the certificate of completion.


Assessment & Certification

Evaluation will be based on

  • Comprehensive examination covering all Strategy themes taught until the completion of the program.
  • Case Analysis presentations Project
  • Report Submission and Presentations

Date and Fees

Programme Fees & Schedule
Programme Fee Structure   Fees (INR)
Processing Fee** INR 10,000/-** + Taxes
Programme Fees INR 2,40,000/-** + Taxes
IIM-L MDP Alumni Fees INR 10,000/-+ Taxes
Total Fee (excluding application fee) INR 2,50,000 /- + Taxes
*GST as per prevailing rate is applicable & will be collected additionally from the candidate/participant. Current GST rate is 18%.
**At the time of application, Processing Fee of INR 10000 will be charged. Processing fee contains INR 2,500 towards application fee & INR 7,500 towards the 1st instalment of Programme Fees.  Processing Fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Lucknow
*** Course Material, Boarding & Lodging during the campus stay is inclusive in Total Programme Fee
Instalment Schedule   Instalment 1 Instalment 2 Instalment 3 Instalment 4 Instalment 5
Date One week from the offer roll out date 10thSept, 2020 10thNov, 2021 10thJan, 2021 10thApril, 2021
Amount (INR) INR 35,000** INR 50,000 INR 50,000 INR 50,500 INR 57,500
**Effective 1st Instalment after deducting INR 7500 received at time of application (INR 42500 – INR 7500 = INR 35000)
*Excludes GST at 18%
Important Dates Application Closure Date 15th July, 2020
Date of First Installment One week from the offer roll out date
Date of First Class/Campus Visit TBD
Academic Orientation Date 1st August, 2020
Programme End Date August, 2021

* The programme will start with campus immersion if Government allows travelling nationwide, otherwise the programme shall begin with online classes. The final decision regarding campus immersion shall be taken with atleast 1 month prior to the scheduled date.