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IIM Calcutta | Advanced Programme in Strategic Management for Corporate Leaders Batch 16

Execute Well-Designed Strategic Initiatives for Sustained Business Growth

Course Snapshot

  • FeeINR 4,38,000 /-
  • Work Experience7 - 30 Years
  • Duration8 Months
  • Delivery MethodOnline

Course Detail

Program Overview

Like values and mission, strategies are non-negotiable cornerstones, shaping the essence and direction of an organisation. However, many businesses need help with the challenge of achieving both well-formulated and well-executed strategies. Strategic management becomes imperative in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) environment. It empowers corporate leaders to craft strategies and, more importantly, execute them effectively. APSMCL is an intensive 8-month programme that keeps corporate leaders at their strategic best by expanding their insight into different strategic management theories, models and practices essential for long-term success. Participants will be taught how to translate strategy into value-driven decisions and create effective strategies supporting their organisation's goals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a strategic mindset for adapting to complexity and shifting power dynamics.
  • Understand the strategic landscapes of industries and the economics behind strategic moves.
  • Explore firm strategies, sustainability, resource conflicts and their relation to strategy.
  • Master the strategies of leading change during institutional transitions.
  • Decode the dynamics of the start-up ecosystem and nurture start-up culture in large organisations.
  • Align organisational strategies with the fast-evolving demands of the Digital Economy.
  • Find out the strategic elements of corporate restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Study institutional frameworks to manage multi-stakeholder interests successfully.
  • Investigate the rise of the State/government in a multi-polar and unstable geopolitical order.

Desired Candidate Profile

APSMCL is aimed at managers and leaders in organisations currently in roles requiring them to handle strategic issues. Profit centre heads or managers looking to move into such roles can also apply. Founders of small and mid-sized firms and senior leaders of large organisations seeking to move into CXO roles in the near term would find the programme very useful. Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks in any discipline. Additionally, a minimum of 7 years of working experience is necessary.

Course Modules

  • Strategic Thinking: The science behind strategy landscapes and relations of conflicts and cooperations.
  • Competitive advantages in product/services businesses; understanding creation and destructions of moats, economics of digital ecosystems and platforms, economics of scaling or non-linear profit growth.
  • Managing contracting, outsourcing and modularization, developing clarity on where, when and how to push for cooperation.
  • Structuring and designing large organisations, clarifying operational, middle and top management roles, leading and mobilising people, strategy practices and organisational routines, leading people and organisations through technological and institutional transitions.
  • Business model and why it is disruptive, growing a start-up from Zero-to-One, cash burn, Venture Capital, creating a start-up culture inside a large firm.
  • Corporate strategies, corporate restructuring and M&A.
  • Appreciating institutions and the way it shapes organising for business; varieties of capitalism, developing a cross-country comparative canvass of economic growth and well-being, understanding the new strategic role of the State in business affairs.
  • The art and science of strategic leadership, strategic communication, competing on narratives.