STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Key Information

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
  • Developing a strategic thinking mode - understanding how power is wielded and negotiated in multiple contexts, especially amidst great 'complexity'
  • Understanding strategic landscapes of industries, including the interface with law and regulation, and institutional variation across nations
  • Discerning the strategic significance of few contemporary developments such as outsourced models of business, vigorous use of informatics, delayering of organizations, modularisation of product
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Managers who are looking to move in roles that require them to handle strategic issues
  • Senior managers and profit centre heads
ELIGIBILITY
  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed (Need to produce supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3)/Post Gradutes in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate- considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognised by UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience (full-time paid employment) post completion of graduation, as on December 1, 2013
ABOUT IIM CALCUTTA
  • The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in 1961 and is reputed to be one of Asia's finest business schools.
  • Since last 50 years, IIM Calcutta 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.

Program Details

PROGRAM STRUCTURE & DESIGN

(Applicants are advised to go through the detailed program content also, at http://bit.ly/APSM07dpc)

  • Strategic Thinking: Appreciation of conflicts, contests and cooperation
  • Market architectures: Role of Institutions, laws, contracts
  • Institutional innovation and business development with non-linear profits
  • Understanding competition: Product based, platform based and other forms of competition
  • Electronic marketplaces, auctions, intermediation, exchanges and platforms
  • Property Rights and strategies in knowledge businesses: Regulation, law and strategy
  • Understanding evolving financial and risk markets
  • Strategizing in a network: Exploring modes of cooperation
  • Modularization and outsourcing
  • Varieties of capitalism, institutional legacies and global competition
  • Organising inside the firm
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, including a brief exposure to valuation
PROGRAM DURATION & DESIGN
  • Duration: Six months
  • Frequency: Once a week
  • Class schedule: Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Delivery : Through Classes at NIIT Imperia centre for Advanced Learning in your City, using synchronous Learning Technology
  • In addition, there will be two mandatory 4-day campus modules at IIM Calcutta at the start of the program and towards the middle of the program
EVALUATION
  • Evaluation by: IIM Calcutta
  • Evaluation Structure: End Term examination and Live Project
  • Evaluation Mode: Evaluation may also include one or more of the following:

Online Assessment/Case Study Discussions/Quiz/Assignments/Offline Assessment (Paper-pencil test)/Class Participation
The final decision on evaluation methods rests with the course faculty and may change without prior intimation.

CERTIFICATION

The eligible participants at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion of the program from IIM Calcutta. Participants who successfully complete the program will be entitled to IIMC-MDP Alumni status.

Batch Details

Last date of Application: 20-November-2013 Class start on or after : January 2014

FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Program Fee: Rs. 1,44,944/-
The fee above is inclusive of all academic charges, examinations, textbooks, study material
All fees are non-refundable. Fees can be paid by cash, or cheque/demand draft drawn in favour of 'NIIT Ltd. Imperia Collection A/c'
A deferred payment facility exists with the following schedule:

  • With Application# Rs. 11,236/-
  • On Registration: Rs. 46,742/-
  • Instalment 1 (Feb, 2014): Rs. 43,483/-
  • Instalment 2 (Apr, 2014): Rs. 43,483/-
(Students are to submit the PDCs towards future installments as per the due date at the time of registration).

A mandatory Campus Module fee is to be paid vide DD drawn in favour of IIM Calcutta, before every campus visit. This amount includes boarding and lodging expenses. Travel arrangements (including travel expenses) for the campus visit have to be made by the participants themselves.

  • The Campus Installment to be paid vide DD drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Management Calcutta" payable at Kolkata
  • Campus Installment 1 (Jan 2014 - tentative): Rs. 17,976/- (Rs. 4,494/- per day)
  • Campus Installment 2 (Apr 2014 - tentative): Rs. 17,976/- (Rs. 4,494/- per day)
Note: Campus Installment to be confirmed during Orientation Class

#Initial payment will be refunded completely if the applicant is not selected for the program by the institute. This does not include the application amount of Rs. 1124/-.
Initial payment will not be refunded in case of any/all of the following conditions:

  • The application is found to be incomplete or inaccurate at any stage of scrutiny (Appearing in PAT does not confirm application acceptance/clearance of scrutiny)
  • The applicant is offered a seat for the program and does not join before the date mentioned in the offer letter.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in all respects.
The selection offer letter is for a specific batch of a program. Neither the offer for admission nor the initial amount is transferable to any other program or batch.

PROGRAM FACULTY

Program Directors: Prof. Biswatosh Saha, Prof. Sushil Khanna, Mritiunjoy Mohanty
Senior faculty from IIM Calcutta will conduct this program. Profiles of the faculty are available at www.iimcal.ac.in

Admission Process

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND SELECTION PROCESS
  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed (Need to produce supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3)/Post Graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate- considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognised by UGC/AICTE
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience (full-time paid employment) post completion of graduation, as on December 1, 2013

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the Program Aptitude Test (PAT) to be conducted by NIIT Imperia, together with the assessment of background and motivation (Statement of Purpose-Annexure I of the Application Form) based on the application form submitted. Selected applicants need to resubmit the latest proof of current employment at the time of Registration

BANK LOAN INFORMATION

Program Fee can be availed as Customised Education Loan from leading banks to enable the participants to spread the repayment over a period of 36 months. However, the eligibility of the applicant for bank loan and the loan amount will be as per the concerned bank norms.

PROGRAM APTITUDE TEST

The NIIT Imperia Program Aptitude Test (PAT) is built upon NIIT's research and validated conduct of test administrations on several thousand students. The test has been specifically designed to facilitate NIIT Imperia and its academic partners in selecting applicants for various Programs of Study.

The Program Aptitude Test is a multiple-choice test of 90 minutes, with maximum score of 100. PAT is distinctive because it measures aptitude not only through skills and abilities in functional areas, but also through an assessment of supporting personality traits that determine success in modern work environments.

P.S. - There is a separate 30 minute test for Executive Program in Applied Finance.

The PAT covers the following four areas:
  • Verbal Ability & Communication Skills: 30 out of 100
The ability to interact with internal/external customers & peers, & to structure & communicate thoughts fluently.
  • Numerical Ability: 35 out of 100
The ability to use basic mathematical skills (at class X level) to solve numerical problems quickly.
  • Logical Reasoning & Creative Problem Solving: 20 out of 100
Logical Reasoning is the ability to analyse data and think through inferences clearly. Creative problem requires a combination of innovative thinking and logical reasoning keeping the end-objective in mind.
  • Supporting Personality Traits: 15 out of 100

Leadership, Resource Optimisation, Result Orientation and Teamwork - considered essential traits to succeed in modern work-situations.

Testimonials

"I owe my success to IIMC for providing me greater insights of thinking ability. As an individual if we can manage to put the right ingredients together (facts and assumptions) then the accuracy of decision making becomes manifold and I think that is my biggest takeaway from IIMC.
Today I am an AVP of an IT company (Kale Consultants Ltd) in the Airline domain. Although I do not belong to the Airlines background in any way, today I am successfully leading a big market place making my organization the number one in the world even though it is an India-Based Organization. After I completed NIIT/IIM C APSM Program, there was a radical change in the way I have started making things work for me."
- Vikram Joshi, APSM - Batch 01, AVP Sales (International Markets - Airlines Domain), Kale Consultants Ltd

"Doing a regular Diploma course, does get you a certification on the same lines as an Executive program. However the edge is the depth of knowledge one gains from a program from IIMC which has multiple professors as well as participants with amazing amount of knowledge, experiences, examples to give for each issue/strategy. This can come only through a program which is well rehearsed, thought out and created to benefit everyone. The discussions here are deeper, they are to the point, related to the subject matter, several examples are given to further understand well. There is a fair chance given to one and all to ensure participations at all levels and locations. In a classroom, one would also do similar activities but there could be overshadowing of the less smart by the smartest. The strategic thinking required/done by the senior management is understood well after attending the course. The course has given me a larger perspective of strategy right from inception to implementation."
- Anmol Mehta, APSM - Batch 03, Senior Manager - Enterprise Sales at Route SMS

Key Information

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
  • To expose candidates to basic concepts and framework of strategy
  • To learn strategy formulation at different levels of management
  • Link strategy formulation and strategy implementation
  • To give an in-depth insight into advanced topics in strategy
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Managers seeking to sharpen their strategic effectiveness
  • Professionals who currently hold or are likely to hold decision making and strategic planning roles
  • Consultants who are working on strategic change initiatives.
ABOUT IIM LUCKNOW
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was set up by the Government of India. IIM Lucknow's mission is to be a global, socially conscious and integrated school of management.
  • IIM Lucknow was the first IIM to start an additional campus in the country. The distinctive positioning of Noida campus as a leader in executive education is being accomplished through long-term executive education programs.

For more information about the institute, please visit www.iiml.ac.in

Program Details

PROGRAM DESIGN AND DURATION
  • Duration: Six Months
  • Frequency: Once a week
  • Class Schedule: Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Delivery: Through classes at NIIT Imperia Centre for Advanced Learning in your city*, using Synchronous Learning Technology Platform
  • In addition, there will be a mandatory 2-days campus module at IIM Lucknow- Noida Campus at the beginning of the program, 3-days campus module towards the end of the second term and 3-days campus module towards the end of the program

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND CONTENTS
(Applicants are advised to go through the detailed program content as well at http://bit.ly/APSL02dpc )

First Term:
  • Why is strategy needed?
  • Conceptual framework in strategic management
  • Using analytical tools for strategy
  • Evaluation of business environment: general, industry and competitor
  • Competitive rivalry and dynamics
  • Appraise resources, capabilities and competencies
  • Develop business, corporate and international strategy
Second Term:
  • Cooperative strategies and alliances
  • Merger and acquisitions & restructuring
  • Entrepreneurship & innovation as strategy
  • Blue Ocean strategy
Third Term:
  • Corporate governance & ethics
  • Structure and controls with organization
  • Disruption as competitive strategy
  • BOP Strategy
  • Functional Area Inputs during 3 terms
EVALUATION
  • Evaluation by: IIM Lucknow
  • Evaluation Structure:
  • Comprehensive examination covering all the aspects taught towards the completion of the program.
  • Project Report Submission and Presentation

The final decision on evaluation methods rests with the institute and may change without prior intimation.

CERTIFICATION

Participants meeting requisite attendance requirements and clearing the comprehensive evaluation will be awarded 'Certificate of Successful Completion'. Participants not clearing the comprehensive evaluation but meeting requisite attendance criterion will be awarded 'Certificate of Participation'
Certificates shall be issued directly by IIM Lucknow.

Admission Process

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION PROCESS
  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed (Need to submit supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3) in any discipline with minimum 50% marks /3 years full time diploma from a recognized institute recognised by UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience post completion of graduation is required as on March 1, 2014

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their performance in the Program Aptitude Test (PAT) to be conducted by NIIT Imperia, together with the assessment of background and motivation (Statement of Purpose-Annexure I of the Application Form) based on the application form submitted.
Selected applicants need to resubmit the latest proof of current employment at the time of registration.

BANK LOAN FACILITY

Program Fee can be availed as Customised Education Loan from leading banks to enable the participants to spread the repayment over a period of 36 months. However, the eligibility of the applicant for bank loan and the loan amount will be as per the concerned bank norms.

Neither NIIT Imperia nor the Institute will be held responsible for any delay in disbursement of the bank loan.

PAT DETAILS

The Program Aptitude Test is a multiple-choice test of 90 minutes, with maximum score of 100. PAT is distinctive because it measures aptitude not only through skills and abilities in functional areas, but also through an assessment of supporting personality traits that determine success in modern work environments.

The PAT covers the following four areas:
  • Verbal Ability & Communication Skills: 30 out of 100
  • Numerical Ability: 35 out of 100
  • Logical Reasoning & Creative Problem Solving: 20 out of 100
  • Supporting Personality Traits: 15 out of 100
PROGRAM APTITUDE TEST

Batch Details

PROGRAM FACULTY

Senior faculty from IIM Lucknow, Noida campus will conduct this program. Profiles of the faculty are available at www.iiml.ac.in

FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
  • Program Fee: Rs. 1,17,700/- + 12.36% Service Tax = Rs. 1,32,248/-
  • The fee above is inclusive of all academic charges, examinations and taxes
  • Books/Cases: Rs. 5000/- (Additional to the program fee)
  • All fees are non-refundable. Fees can be paid by cash, or cheque/demand draft drawn in favour of 'NIIT Ltd. Imperia Collection A/c'
  • A deferred payment facility exists for fee payment with the following schedule:
  • With Application# - Rs. 11,236/-
  • On Registration- Rs. 54,888/-
  • Instalment 1 (May 2014) - Rs. 33,062/-
  • Instalment 2 (Jul 2014) - Rs. 33,062/-

(Participants need to submit the PDCs towards future instalments as per the due date at the time of registration). A mandatory Campus Module fee is to be paid vide DD drawn in favour of IIM Lucknow, before every campus visit. This amount includes boarding & lodging expenses. Travel arrangements for the campus visit have to be made by the students themselves.

Campus Instalment to be paid vide DD drawn in favour of "Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Noida Campus" payable at Noida.

  • Campus Instalment 1 : Rs. 12,000 (Rs. 6,000 per day)
  • Campus Instalment 2 : Rs.18,000 (Rs. 6,000 per day)
  • Campus Instalment 3 : Rs.18,000 (Rs. 6,000 per day)

#Initial payment will be refunded completely if the applicant is not selected for the program by the institute. This does not include the application fee of Rs. 1,124/-.

Initial payment will not be refunded in case of any/all of the following conditions:
  • a) The application is found to be incomplete or inaccurate at any stage of scrutiny (Appearing in PAT does not confirm application acceptance/clearance of scrutiny)
  • b) The applicant is offered a seat for the program and does not join before the date mentioned in the offer letter. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in all respects. The selection offer letter is for a specific batch of a program. Neither the offer for admission nor the initial amount is transferable to any other program or batch.