Batch No. 15
Class Starts Aug, 2022

Executive Programme in Leadership and Management (EPLM)


IIM Calcutta

As businesses across the globe have to evolve and adapt to changes in technology and consumer behaviour, there is a need for leaders who can navigate organisations through these changes. Leadership courses from IIM Calcutta aims to make leaders who can seamlessly lead through changes, drive performance, and foster a people-first culture of engagement and responsibility.

When nailing down to a good leadership certification course in India, senior management programs from IIM rank mostly at the top.


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Course Content


Appreciating the macro contexts of doing businesses: 

Geopolitics of adoption of business practices across economies

Vulnerabilities in the Social and Natural Environments: The rise of Responsible Business

Global production orders and limits of strategic choices available to business organizations

Why strategy goals are different in emerging economies: Late industrialization and its techno-economic dynamics


Module 1: Thinking Strategically: Economics of strategic moves

What is strategy and what does one seek through a strategy?

Strategies of deterrence and cooperation

Growing profitably: Does industry choice matter?

Competing in product markets: Positioning choices

Managing across value chains: Vertical integration, contracting and alliances

Corporate strategy: Managing business portfolios and controlling diversified entities


Module 2: Leading the organisation in stability and turbulence 

Understanding Self

Perceiving Self, Organisation and Environment

Managing Group Processes

Leadership function

Power and Politics 


Module 3: Managing financial relationships and expectations

Part A: Linking managerial action and shareholder interests 

Reading and interpreting balance sheets and financial statements 

Designing financial control systems 

Part B: Financial structures and relationships 

Financial restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions

Financing rapid growth: Raising finances and building financial alliances

Managing relations with financial stakeholders: Dynamics in the boardroom and in investor/analyst communities


Module 4: Designing Organisations for sustenance and innovation 

Design: Nuts and Bolts

Traditional Design options

Strategy and Structure Interlinkage

Emerging Organisational Templates

Organizational Culture and change

Organizing for Design Thinking and Ideation

Managing Growth and institutionalization of new initiatives


Module 5: Strategic choices in the Networked Era: The economics of platforms

Growing by business model innovation

Why is strategy making different in the digital world: Increasing returns economics and network externalities

Strategies to build Platforms, Marketplaces and ecosystems

Strategic choices in highly modular production environments

Strategies for accessing resources beyond the organization

Managing identities, reputations and other intangible assets



Workshop on Communication for Leaders in second campus visit

(Strategic Communication, Networking and influencing through communicative acts and shaping discourses, tools and modes to leverage Social Media)

Certification & Duration

Programme Schedule and Duration

Our classes will be held once a week to accommodate your busy schedule and give time to think through your lessons.


Duration: 12 months

Wednesday: 06:45 PM to 09:45 PM

Campus visit: 1 visit of 5 days

Total number of hours per student: 156 Hours (129 IOL Hrs + 27 Campus Hrs)

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Admission Process


You should have a minimum 10 years of work experience post completion of your graduation.

You should be a Graduate with a total score of 50%, an aggregate of 3 or 4 years.

The degree should be recognised by UGC/AICTE.

You should be currently working.



step 1: Fill the application form and submit documents with assistance from Hughes team.


step 2: Document validation by Hughes Team.


step 3: Selection by IIM Calcutta after screening of candidate profile.


step 4: Select Candidates are interviewed by the program directors for final selection.


step 5: Join the programme.

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Programme Fee

For All Students      Amount (INR)
Application Fee       INR 2,500/- +GST*
Registration Fee     INR 14,000/- + GST*
Programme Fee INR 5,20,000/- + GST*
Campus Visit Fee    INR 40,000/- + GST*
Total Fee (excluding application & registration fee) INR 5,60,000/- + GST*
Installment 1 INR 1,30,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 130,000/-*
Installment 2 INR 130,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 130,000/-*
Installment 3 INR 130,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 130,000/-*
Installment 4 INR 1,70,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 130,000/-*
Campus Fee INR 40,000/-*

The student fee includes all the course material which is e-books, simulations and case studies, certification and alumni membership for the institute.

Fee once paid is neither refundable nor transferable towards any other student/program/batch.

GST will be charged at prevailing rates (currently @18%).

Any extra payment due to any change in any of the applicable taxes during the tenure of the programme will have to be borne by the student.

About Campus visit

Campus fees has to be paid 30 days prior to the actual campus dates.

At the time fo campus visit, students have an option to either avail Boarding and Lodging facility inside IIM Calcutta Joka Campus or make their own arrangements.

Fees Applicable:

On Campus - Applicable Campus Fees is Rs. 8,000/- + GST per day

Off Campus - Applicable Campus Fees is Rs. 5000/- + GST per day

Note: The accomodation provided on campus is on a single occupancy basis, with limited rooms avaliable they will be allocated on first cum first serve basis only.

Students are requested to opt for either of the two options at the time of fee payment.

Campus visit will be held subject to government directives and prevailing travel advisories.

Thank you for a successful Batch 14. Enrollments for Batch 15 will begin shortly.

For All Students       Amount (INR)
Application Fee       INR 3,500/- +GST*
Registration Fee     INR 57,600/- + GST*
Programme Fee INR 7,28,000/- + GST*
Campus Visit Fee    INR 40,000/- + GST*
Total Fee (exclusive of App & Reg Fee) INR 7,68,000/- + GST*
Installment 1 INR 1,82,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 1,82,000/-*
Installment 2 INR 1,82,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 1,82,000/-*
Installment 3 INR 1,82,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 1,82,000/-*
Installment 4 INR 2,22,000/-*
Programme Fee INR 1,82,000/-*
Campus Visit INR 40,000.-*


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Programme Directors

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Prof. Nimruji Prasad
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Prof. Biswatosh Saha
Programme Director

(Faculty for Executive Programme in Leadership & Management)

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I get out of this programme?

This programme is focused at following objectives to be delivered to the pursuant: Help you develop understanding of the economics underlying strategic choices, Acquire skills of skills and tools of strategic communication and leadership sensibilities, Provide tools to articulate and manage risks, uncertainties and vulnerabilities, Help you navigate through socio-political, technological and ecological disruptions within organizations.

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Bhawana Tandon

Credit Manager
Axis Bank

EPBFS helps us in bridging the gap between what we have studied back in college to what we apply as on date. We have got to know about the Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Demand, Supply, Financial Management and shortcut ways to apply the concepts while we are on the job.

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Prakash Kumar Srivastava

State Bank of India

EPBFS is one of the best programs I had been waiting for. While working, we learn lots of things but we miss the touch of academics, this gap was filled by this program. I am are really very satisfied and have learnt a lot of things from the experienced faculty members.

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Binita Behal

Sr Finance Executive
Runwal Group

The course content of EPBFS given by IIM Calcutta is so amazing that you can link their theories in your own world. The session and infrastructure are amazing. Enjoyed the course content related to BSFI sector. Thanks to all the faculty members along with the technology partner in coordinating with us each day for a seamless experience, felt like the professors where in front of me and I could interact with them constantly.

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Shweta Berry

Head – Strategic Alliances, Marketing & Communications and CSR
Aeris Communications

The reason why I chose to come to IIM, Calcutta for this EPDSMMS is that the time has started to change now. The pedagogy has been excellent. Not only have we been exposed to the basic concepts of marketing but also to the case studies & methodology of learning in group studies and environment which is very conducive for the knowledge sharing as well as the peer learning. Also, the latest topics which are right now going digital and social have also been covered very well.

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