IIM Calcutta Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management – TimesTSW

The Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management (EPSHRM) designed by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is a one-year immersive management education programme delivered by way of a cutting-edge online Interactive Learning (IL) platform. The programme comprises of 9 interactive learning modules along with 5 days of in-Campus sessions at IIMC Kolkata. The programme is ideal for working Programme Overview professionals with at least 7 years of work experience, with or without a background in HRM. Designed by experts, the programme aims to equip learners with leadership skills to manage and motivate employees in people-driven organisations.

Who Can Attend

  • Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) in any discipline with 50% marks
  • Participants with less than 50% marks in graduation but 50% or more in postgraduation are also eligible
  • Work experience of at least 7 years in any role
  • Participants would be selected on the basis of their overall profile

Eligibility & Selection

  • Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) & Post Graduates in any discipline with 50% marks
  • Working managers with at least 8 years of experience

Programme Highlights

  • IIM Calcutta is one of the top 3 business schools in India. Three-hour sessions held once a week by IIMC faculty as well as industry veterans as guest faculty for topics like M&A, HRM Analytics etc.
  • The institute aims to be an international centre of excellence in all aspects of management education.
  • Quality interactions with experienced executives and peer group learning
  • Specifically designed for working executives with the flexibility of the Virtual Interactive Learning platform
  • Campus component of five days in the beautiful IIMC Campus in Kolkata
  • Executive Certificate from IIMC
  • Alumni Status on successful completion of the programme

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Thorough understanding of strategic management in Human Resource Management
  • Learn critical elements of Strategic Human Resource Management processes
  • Acquire requisite Operational Human Resource Management knowledge to tackle real world challenges at the workplace
  • Benefit of quality interactions with experienced executives and peer group learning

Programme Curriculum

Module 1 (Part A): Operational HRM – Link to SHRM

  • Manpower planning issues including succession planning.
  • Planning and executing recruitment and selection for different positions.
  • Training design, Investments, and effectiveness.
  • Performance Management for goal alignment, motivation, and development.
  • Reward and Compensation design to attract, retain, and motivate employees.

Module 1 (Part B): Consultative role of HR Managers

  • Designing and running assessment / developmental centers
  • Developing Competency framework
  • Implementing 360 degree feedback processes
  • Managing Change

Module 2: Leadership and Talent Management at Work Place

  • Transactional and Transformational leadership
  • Understanding and mapping leadership styles (personality, big 5)
  • Motivating and engaging employees
  • Developing your teams
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Module 3: Formal and Informal Organization

  • Structural Choices for effective organizational outcomes
  • Organization culture and its impact on organizational outcomes
  • Cross Cultural challenges

Module 4: Understanding Strategic Management

  • Strategy versus Operations distinctions
  • Strategy formulation
  • Industry level analysis
  • Value chain analysis
  • Business and Corporate strategies
  • Resource Based View on firms
  • Strategic framework for VUCA environments
  • Planned versus Emergent strategies
  • Strategy Execution issues

Module 5: Business Strategies and SHRM

  • HR Manager as a business partner.
  • Universal, Contingency, and Configurational views on SHRM
  • Aligning HRM policies to the business strategies/ organizational goals- cost leadership, innovation, Technology, differentiation on services, or quality
  • Fit/ alignment analysis framework- Horizontal Fit and Vertical Fit
  • Horizontal Fit – HRM System properties of complementarities
  • Vertical fit- Balanced Score Card Framework
  • HRM flexibility to manage VUCA environment
  • Creating HR (Real) options to manage VUCA environment
  • Institutional context and Industrial relations
  • Labour laws and its impact on businesses/ organizations

Module 6: Corporate Strategies and HRM and International HRM

  • Conglomerates versus Standalone businesses- SHRM issues
  • HRM Issues in related vs unrelated expansions
  • HRM issues in M&A- Due diligence of HRs and Cultural integration
  • HRM issues in managing JVs- Managing marriage of equals
  • HRM issues in Turnaround management – asset retrenchment and revival
  • HRM issues in divestitures – managing workforce retrenchment
  • International HRM – Institutional and Cultural analytical framework
  • International HRM approaches – Geocentric, Polycentric, Ethnocentric
  • Managing Expatriation and Repatriation challenges
  • HRM issues in Global Production Chains
  • Global institutional frameworks- WTO Vs ILO; Rights vs Interests debate

Module 7: General Management Module

  • Analytics in HRM- psychometrics, surveys, statistics,
  • Understanding financial statements and costing concepts
  • Applying Marketing to HRM – Employer Branding
  • Economics of HRM- economics framework applied to hiring, rewards, training, and unions.
  • Labour market dynamics
  • Application of emerging technologies to HRM processes- AI, Chatbots and so on

Module 8: Integration and Contemporary Issues in HRM

  • GIG Economy and workers
  • Managing millennials
  • Contemporary concerns for work and workers

Programme Schedule:

The classes will be conducted once a week.

Sunday: 12:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Programme Fee Structure

Processing Fee *INR 10,000/-*
Course Fee *INR 2,55,000/-*
Campus Fee *INR 30,000/-*
Total Fee (exclusive of Application Fee) *INR 2,87,500/-*
 *Exclusive of GST at 18%

Note:  Processing fee comprises INR 2,500 towards application fee & INR 7,500 towards the total course fees. Processing fee of INR 10,000 is refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta

Instalment Schedule:

17th Dec,2019 10th Feb,2020 10th May, 2020 10th Aug, 2020
*INR 67,500/- *INR 70,000/- *INR 70,000/- *INR 70,000/-
 *Exclusive of GST at 18%

Important Dates

Application Closure 12-12-2019
Academic Orientation 19-12-2019
Online Class Start date 19-12-2019

Course Duration

12 months

Application Fee

INR 10,000/-

+ GST @18%

Programme Fee

INR 2,87,500/-

+ GST @18%

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IIMC Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management

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