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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Hughes Education
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If you are caught up in your career & not in a position to take a break for upgrading your skills, this programme from IIMK is a God sent gift for you! Thank you Hughes Education!

Executive Programme in Leadership & Management


Businesses across the globe are forced to address increasingly complex problems, adapt to rapid changes in technology, work across disciplines, produce more with limited resources and respond to almost continuous change through periodic reorganization and continuing innovation.

These demands have significantly increased the need for managers to think strategically and to work effectively in collaborative relationships - dyads, teams, and partnerships to realize their strategies.

The course aims to develop strategic thinking and implementation skills among managers who are already in or are going to be in general management roles. Thus, it aims to develop an appreciation of the concepts of corporate strategy. It also aims to develop an appreciation of the strategic issues facing an organization. Finally it also aims to develop leadership skills to steer successful strategy formulation and implementation.

This programme was earlier named as PLAM. It has been renamed as EPLM with the 6th batch.

By focusing on senior managers with more than 10 years’ experience and who may not have had an opportunity of studying at a business school, EPLM seek to work towards the mission of providing quality executive education and develop their leadership potential.



  • Prestigious certification from IIMC
  • Face to face workshops with Case studies, content and business simulations at the IIMC Campus
  • Renowned faculty from India & Abroad for online interactive lectures

Programme USP

  • Recognized Certification from the foremost B School in the country
  • Learning from the best faculty in India and Industry Experts
  • Special inputs from International Faculty and accredited International Institute
  • Well researched & up-to-date Course Content
  • Rigorous Programme Structure with assessments for every course
  • Case studies and simulations
  • Continue earning while you gain a high quality Certification and improve eligibility for better job profiles with a recognized certification
  • Alumni membership of IIMC present globally – which has its own sets of advantages for identity, brand value, and marketability of the participants


  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed
  • Graduates (10+2+3) in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate - considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognized by UGC/AICTE.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience (full-time paid employment) post completion of graduation as on Application Closure Date

Schedule & Duration

Wednesday 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

12 Months

Program Fees


Application FeeINR 2,000/- + GST
Program FeeINR 3,45,000/- + GST
Registration FeeeINR 6,900/- + GST
1st Campus Visit Fee (4 days)INR 40,000/- + GST
2nd Campus Visit Fee (3 days)INR 40,000/- + GST
Total Fee (Excluding Application Fee)INR 4,31,900/- + GST


  • Institute invests a lot to maintain the high quality of program delivery.
  • The student fee includes all the course material which is 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 program will have to be borne by the student.

Important Dates

Last date of Application: 17-June-2019
Selection list date: 21-June-2019
Last date of 1st installment: As per offer letter
Technical Orientation and briefing: TBD
Class starts with Campus: July 2019


Installment Details

InstallmentDateAmount INR
IAs per offer letterINR (1,65,000/- + 6,900/-) + GST
II30-Sep-2019INR 1,20,000/- + GST
III30-Dec-2019INR 1,40,000/- + GST


Program Details


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 organization in stability and turbulence


  • Understanding Self
  • Perceiving Self, Organization 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 (between first campus visit & module 1)

  • Reading and interpreting balance sheets and financial statements
  • Designing financial control systems


Part B: Financial structures and relationships  (After 2nd campus visit)

  • 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: (During second campus visit)


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)


Valediction, certification and project presentations/evaluation/on-campus mentoring sessions


Examinations will be online and are beyond the program contact hours [approximately 4 sessions for exams over the year]

* Minimum 66% attendance required in every module.


  • Theory & Practical Inputs
  • Case study approach.
  • Assignments, E-Learning, & Business Simulation

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Assessments: Assignments
  • Evaluation: Evaluation shall be conducted by the institute. There would be a comprehensive project to be submitted before the end of the programme. Four grades, namely, Excellent, Good, Average and Poor, would be awarded.Certification: IIMC shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. It will award the certificate of successful completion to participants who complete the programme successfully.


Learning Experience

As the participants examine their own management objectives and leadership styles, they will discover why some of their methods aren’t working. This course aims to develop strategic thinking and implementation skills and helps to develop an appreciation of the concepts of corporate strategy. It enables the participant to appreciate the strategic issues facing their organization. It also develops leadership skills to steer successful strategy formulation and implementation.

  • Communicate their leadership objectives with clarity and impact.
  • Strengthen their power of influence and test new approaches for motivating others
  • Use a “Self-Design” process to make lasting changes in their leadership style and behaviour.


Program Directors

Prof. Vidyananda Jha

Prof. Vidyananda Jha is Professor in Behavioural Scianeces at IIM Calcutta. He is a fellow from IIM Ahmedabad, MBA ( PGDRM ) from IRMA and has done his graduation from Patna University. He has been associated with National Dairy Development Board in the past. He has taught courses like Behavioural Sciences;Organisation Behaviour and Organisation Structure and Administration; Management of Change; Management of Creativity. His research interests include Empirical and non revivalist Indian theory of organisations; Organisational Change, Conception of Time in managing organisations, management of arts institutions and organisational policies towards older employees. He has had numerous publications in Indian and International journals over his career.

Prof. Biswatosh Saha

Prof. Biswatosh Saha is Associate Professor in StrategicManagement at IIM Calcutta. He holds Ph.D in management from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. His past associations include VGSOM, IIT Kharapur and XLRI. His area of interests in research include Institutional analysis, critical management studies, theories of practice, knowledge/technology and power. He has taught courses like Strategic Management, International Management, Managing Innovation. He has contributed to various Indian and International journals in his career.


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