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Executive Development Program in Strategic Management


Strategic management is no longer the preserve of top management. The middle manager is now being perceived as a very important cog in the strategic management process. Though they contribute to formulation and implementation of strategy and of solving problems that define the direction of the firm, many middle level managers are not aware of the formal processes and tools of strategic management. Thinking primarily at the functional level, often binds organizations into silos of partitioned thought. A strategic perspective enables liberation from these silos, and promotes achievement of goals at the organization level. In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion on organizational competencies and resources as the starting point of strategy. However, many organizations still continue with the traditional strategic management framework as their formal mechanism for planning. Yet, many leaders and managers implicitly use the resource based logic in making strategic decisions. This program intends to explicate the role of industry analysis, innovation focus and resource based thinking in strategizing for growth.


Program Objectives

  • Premier certification from XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Career Enhancement


Program USP

  • Recognized certification coming from a reputed institute like XLRI
  • XLRI is among the top 10 Indian B-schools & a pioneer in starting the program of this kind not only in India but in Asia-Pacific. Course content and structure designed entirely by XLRI
  • One of the most rigorous and quality online programs in the country in management
  • Specifically designed for working executives with all the flexibility benefits of Interactive Onsite Learning.
  • Lectures imparted by eminent faculty from XLRI and Industry experts.
  • Virtual Live program with real time experience.
  • In case of absenteeism. Student can request for an archive of the session.
  • Seamless technology that can transmit lecture videos effectively at high speed home broadband connection.
  • No complicated hardware or software installations required.



  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed.
  • Graduates (10+2+3), Diploma holders (10+2+3) in any discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience, full time paid employment post completion of Diploma / Graduation as on application closure date.


Class Schedule

Saturday 12:15 PM – 3:15 PM


Selection Criteria

  • Retail Applications + credentials and Corporate Nominations from Multiple Corporate
  • Applicants will be selected based on their profile & work exposure



XLRI Jamshedpur shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. XLRI will directly award a certificate of completion to participants who complete the programme successfully. Giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the programme.

Program Fees:

Application FeeINR 2,000/- + GST
Program FeeINR 75,000/- + GST
Registration FeeINR Nil
Campus FeeINR Nil


* Current prevailing GST rate of 18%  is additional on these components. Any variation in the GST rate shall be to student account.


Important Dates:

Last date of application: 20th March, 2017

Final Enrollment List: TBD

Last Date for Payment of 1st installment: TBD

Orientation and Briefing: TBD

Class Start Date: TBD


Installment Schedule:

Ist Installment
INR 42,000/-  + GST
2nd Installment
10th May 2017
INR 35,000/-  + GST



Course Content

  • The strategy concept and strategic thinking
  • Strategy formulation and planning
  • Strategy implementation
  • Managing strategic change
  • Strategy evaluation
  • Corporate strategy
  • Mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances
  • International business strategy
  • Managing resources and resource based thinking
  • Strategy for the bottom of the pyramid
  • Sustainability as strategy



The primary method of instruction will be through LIVE lectures that will be beamed via internet to student desktops/laptops. The lectures will be delivered by eminent faculty from XLRI.  

All participants will also be granted 24X7 access to XLRI’s AIS comprising of learning aids, study materials, reference materials, assessments, case studies and assignments etc. as per the requirement of the programme. Students can chat real time with the professors during the live class and also connect with HGEIL program manager related to their queries offline on the AIS.

The pedagogy will be highly interactive. It will leverage use of technology. It will consist of a judicious blend of lectures, real life case studies, quizzes and assignments

Program Director

Manoj T Thomas is currently Associate Professor and Chairperson, Strategic Management Area at XLRI: Xavier School of Management. For the last nine years during his tenure at XLRI, he has been teaching courses on Strategic Management, Resource Based Strategy, Corporate Sustainability, International Management and Entrepreneurship. Prior to XLRI he has worked for nearly eight years in research and consulting. His research interests are in the area of resource based strategy and technology management, and he has several national and international publications in these areas. A civil engineer by training, he also has post graduate qualifications in management, an MPhil in economics and a doctorate in management. He also serves as an independent non-executive director in the Boards of Tata Sponge Iron Ltd. and Tata Steel SEZ Ltd.

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