IIMC Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management


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 Calcutta.

The programme is ideal for working 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

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:

10th Nov,201910th Feb,202010th May, 202010th Aug, 2020
*INR 67,500/-*INR 70,000/-*INR 70,000/-*INR 70,000/-
 *Exclusive of GST at 18%

Important Dates

Application End Date31st October 2019
List of Selected CandidatesTBD
Date of 1st Instalment10th November 2019
Technical Orientation17th November 2019
Academic Orientation17th November 2019
Date of first online class24th November 2019
Date for 1st Campus VisitTBD
Program End Date
November 2020

Programme Duration

12 Months

Processing Fee

INR 10,000/-

+ GST @18%

Total Programme Fee

INR 2,87,500/-

+ GST @18%

IIMC Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management

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