Executive Program in Growth Strategies for Business Leaders (EPGSBL)

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)

Application Deadline: March 20, 2019
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Course Details

Course Overview

The heady opportunities available in a high growth economy amidst global technological disruption encourage business leaders to craft and execute business strategies for sustained growth. Growth, however, poses several challenges and successful management of growth strategies require careful crafting by managers. Rapid growth often introduces novel complexities in organizations. New forms and modes of coordination of work, processes and practices are needed to be designed and managed. This programme is aimed at addressing such concerns so that managers can make more deliberated choices around options of growth.

The inputs in this programme have been designed with a strategy eye, and a ‘general management’ focus. It will deal explicitly with issues of power, control and governance, including designing of such systems as to enable the realization of desired control. Managing and designing the internal systems and environment of the organization as well as designing inter-organizational cooperation and coordination arrangements will be major focus areas of the programme. Managing growth is not only an economic question of organizational financial performance, but extends far beyond into managing identities, aspirations, expectations of various stakeholders around an organization.

Course Duration

Six Months

Course Objective

  • Developing a strategic perspective on aspiring for and executing organizational growth
  • Understanding strategic dimensions of growth – especially appreciating differences between conflicts, contests and cooperation underlying growth processes
  • Learning to design organizations that are resilient to complexities induced by growth processes
  • Appreciating various forms of inter-organizational cooperation underlying rapid growth processes
  • Appreciating the softer dimensions of growth – managing identities and aspiration

 Pedagogy

  • Lectures
  • Case discussions: Each week participants will have compulsory reading/assignments for the week’s class
  • Intensive and integrated faculty-guided project work on a live case/problem spread across the course duration
  • Guest lectures from practitioners
  • Simulation

Certification Type

Certificate of completion by IIM Calcutta

Alumni Status

Yes

Course Benefits

  • Learning through a balance of cutting-edge management theories
  • Certificate of completion by IIM Calcutta
  • Networking opportunities with professionals across various industries
  • IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni Status
  • Personal development through reflection and feedback
  • Face to Face sessions with senior faculty by IIM Calcutta

Who should attend?

Senior and middle level managers and profit centre heads would find the programme particularly useful. Working professionals wishing to participate in the programme need to have a minimum experience of 10 years. Managers with longer and broader experience would benefit more from the programme.

Class Schedule

  • Friday: 6:45 – 9:45 PM

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed.
  • Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) / post graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience after Graduation.

Selection Method

Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of, assessment of educational and professional background, and based on the application form submitted.

Curriculum

Program Details

The programme will have 4 main modules. The 4 (four) main modules along with short descriptions of each module is indicated below:

  1. What kind of growth do you seek in your organization?
    Growth driven by the macro-context (such as in a growing economy like India), and the growth engineered by organizational moves of technology or business model innovations; limits to growth; strategic dimension of growth, including dynamics of conflicts, contests and cooperation; understanding the economics of growth processes; dynamics of growth and competition in product markets and platform industries.
  2. How should you innovate for growth?
    Designing of organizations. Problems encountered during growth processes at all levels of the organization; designing agile organisations.
  3. How would you leverage the cooperation of other organizations to engineer ecosystem-wide growth?
    Modes of inter-organizational cooperation; strategic models of coopetition; understanding standards organizations; models of managing and governing distributed knowledge
  4. How would you build bases of support for your growth strategy?
    The complexities of managing changing/shifting identities and aspirations of various stakeholders of an organization.

 Course Structure

Classroom Component:  The programme will be delivered through classes held at Times Centres once a week. Faculty from IIMC will take these modules.

Campus Component: The in-campus component will be held thrice in the span of the Six-month Programme. This is a crucial component covering 10 days, which provides the participants an orientation towards the coveted classroom based learning through direct interaction with IIM-C faculty. It is compulsory for all participants.

Admission and Selection Process

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed.
  • Graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) / post graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience after Graduation.

 Selection Method

Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of, assessment of educational and professional background, and based on the application form submitted.

Fees Details

Application Fees: INR 2,500/ + (applicable taxes)
Course Fees: INR 3,10,000 + taxes as applicable
Campus Fees: INR 60,000/- + (applicable taxes)

Installment Schedule:

Installment Schedule
I 2nd February, 2019 INR 70,000/- + (applicable taxes)
II 10th June, 2019 INR 80,000/- + (applicable taxes)
III 10th July, 2019 INR 80,000/- + (applicable taxes)
IV 10th September, 2019 INR 80,000/- + (applicable taxes)


Important Dates

Application Deadline: March 20, 2019



Course Start Date: May 8, 2019

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others. Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asia's finest Business Schools. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs. The residential experience is a foundation of the IIMC culture, which includes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life.

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