Executive Education

Executive Education

Overview

IIMA’s Executive Education Programmes are the most expansive management programmes in India, with a portfolio of over 200 programmes. Our aim is to assist the development of outstanding leaders and this is reflected in our academia.  Our programmes comprise of multiple comprehensive programmes that are tailored to suit your needs and help emphasise your personal and professional growth.

Each programme is designed to address the distinct needs of specific executives at various points in their career, helping them up-skill and progress. Whether you are an Entrepreneur, a General Manager or the CEO, our programmes and its distinctive faculty will facilitate your growth and consequently the profitability of your organization, enhancing your leadership and strategic skills. Additionally, interactions with other high-achieving peers will enrich your experiences and insights.

Executives attending a total of 21 days in one or more programmes are eligible to become a member of the IIMA Alumni Association - an elite group of influential individuals worldwide- that will help you to add to your own vision and leadership.

The IIMA Edge

Interaction with the Choicest Peers

Interaction with the Choicest Peers

Experience unique peer-to-peer learning: collaborating with a group of accomplished & experienced professionals. The group discussions, exercises, simulations encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas, innovation as well as valuable networking opportunities.

The Campus as a Part of the Learning Experience

The Campus as a Part of the Learning Experience

The IIMA campus has seen the likes of Vikram Sarabhai walk its hallowed halls. If neither architecture nor nostalgia is your cup of tea, then the presence of state-of-the-art classrooms, comfortable lodgings & one of the best libraries in India may pique your interest.

The Campus as a Part of the Learning Experience

Presence of Exemplary Faculty

Learn from globally renowned faculty, who are celebrated leaders in their respective fields. They bring an amalgamation of theoretical pedagogy as well as contemporary and relevant examples and experiences from real life to our programmes, resulting in holistic learning.

The Case Study Method

The Case Study Method

Pioneered by Harvard University, IIMA was the first institution in India to adopt the Case Study Method. Since 1967, almost 3,000 cases as well as 500 monographs have been written by faculty members. This method engrosses you in a thought-provoking, interactive process of recognising pertinent issues & utilising practical solutions to overcome organisational and leadership challenges.

Upcoming Programmes for Individuals

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  • Feb 2023 27

    Application Deadline

    Advanced Quality Management

    Newly Launched
    • 13 March 2023 to 17 March 2023
    • In Person
    • IIMA Campus
    • 126,000
  • Feb 2023 16

    Application Deadline

    Urban Transportation

    Newly Launched
    • 02 March 2023 to 04 March 2023
    • In Person
    • IIMA Campus
    • 85,000
  • Feb 2023 15

    Application Deadline

    Creating Entrepreneurial Organisations

    Newly Launched
    • 01 March 2023 to 04 March 2023
    • In Person
    • IIMA Campus
    • 120,000

Participants Testimonials

As part of the senior leadership team, communication is very important in my role. All of us in batch were astounded by the teaching method, subjects included in curriculum, and above all faculty. We could learn so much in some days. The course is the best investment, I have done for myself.

Poonam Panicker Head of Quality & Patient Safety, Mediclinic City Hospital, Abu Dhabi Attended The Winning Edge: Communication Strategies for Leaders

I recommend this course for all the professionals who would like to attain the role of a Chief Strategist in future. The faculty has designed this course very wisely as it explains important topics around strategy formulation and implementation. The programme has benefitted me at work for my software deliveries.

Rani Aher Senior Project Manager, Infosys Ltd., Pune Attended Strategy Implementation

We were exposed to new tools like NTCP, UCR and activity-based risk management, which are yet not used fully by Indian industries. We learnt why an aircraft carrier project with 3000 contractors is difficult in terms of complexity.

Biplab Dasgupta Vice Admiral, Indian Navy Attended Project Management

I'm still relishing this short but rich learning experience at IIMA. This programme was delivered with a dedicated, result-oriented approach. I express my deepest gratitude for such powerful lessons and precious memories.

Parul Khandelwal Director HR, American India Foundation, Gurgaon Attended HR Analytics

Accommodation

The International Management Development Centre (IMDC)

Located on the IIMA New Campus, provides an academic and learning environment for participants of the Management Development Programmes. Single room air-conditioned accommodation with an attached bathroom, TV with cable connection, a small refrigerator and internet connectivity are provided in the room at the IMDC. There is a separate dining hall, a reading lounge, classrooms and auditorium (with audio-visual and computer projection facilities), syndicate rooms and, a computer lab with LAN and Internet connectivity. Recreation facilities exist for indoor and outdoor games (badminton, table tennis, carrom, chess, volleyball and cricket). IMDC's proximity to the IIMA main campus encourages and facilitates interaction between participants and faculty. Participants can also take advantage of the Institute's library and computer facilities.

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Chairperson's message

Greetings from the Executive Education team of IIMA. At IIMA, we see Executive Education as one of our core activities that is emblematic for our symbiotic existence with the corporate world. Our programmes act as a bridge between IIMA and the corporate wor... Read more

Sunil Sharma

Greetings from the Executive Education team of IIMA.

At IIMA, we see Executive Education as one of our core activities that is emblematic for our symbiotic existence with the corporate world. Our programmes act as a bridge between IIMA and the corporate world as they are meant for working executives who have a strong desire to learn, improve, and think differently and would like to keep themselves abreast of the latest concepts, ideas, tools, and techniques in general management as well as in different functional areas.

We have truly strong and dedicated faculty teams to deliver these programmes. Each faculty member brings a wealth of intellectual horsepower and scholarship to the executive education process and has his/her own unique style. Needless to add, the faculty members would have high expectations from you in terms of preparedness for the class, quality of participation, and desire to learn and apply.

At IIMA, you will have a unique experience of learning through the case method pedagogy. In the case method approach, you learn as much through discussions with your peers as from the instructors. Since cases are based on specific organizational situations with specific information on people, places, timing, and other relevant factual descriptions, you would need to figure out how to analyse the situation, what to infer, and what actions to take. While experiencing this process, you would start realizing the importance of bringing others perspectives into the analysis of a situation.

Besides Open Enrollment Programmes (OEPs), we also conduct Customized Enrolment Programmes (CEPs) for companies specifically tailored to suit their requirements.The training modules for these programmes are designed in close association with our clients to ensure value added delivery.

During your stay, you will have access to our library which is considered to be one of the best in the country. We also have a very well equipped gymnasium with modern amenities which you can use during your stay. The stay and board facilities at our guest houses (International Management Development Centre and Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre) have been consistently rated as excellent by the participants and we are continuously improving them.

On behalf of the ExEd Committee, I appreciate your interest in our ExEd and look forward to address your professional needs relating to enhancing your competencies.

Best wishes.

FAQs

What is Executive Education Programme?

The Executive Education Programmes at IIMA (EEPs) are designed with the objective of providing practicing managers:

a) Insights into managerial concepts and implementing strategies in functional areas.
b) An overall perspective for decision making by integrating functional and general management approaches.

IIMA has been active in designing EEPs on contemporary topics to bring the latest in management discipline to practicing managers. It offers several highly rated EEPs focused on functional and sectoral areas and some unique general management programmes like the 3-Tier Programmes.

How do I apply for admission to a Programme?

You can apply by submitting your nomination On-line or sending duly filled-in nomination by E-mail/Fax/Post/Courier.

a) Apply On-line: Select the programme you are interested in. Click on "Apply" button at the right side of the page for applying on-line
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b) By E-mail/Fax/Post/Courier: Download brochure and nomination form from program link. Send the nomination by e-mail to exed@iima.ac.in , by fax on (+91-79-26300352) or by post/courier addressed to: Manager-Executive Education, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015.

Is the programme brochure available on the Net? How do I download it?

The brochures of all the executive education programmes are available online. Click on "Brochure" link to download a brochure. Please right click and select "Save Target As" to download the brochure. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your computer for you to read the brochure. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, then please download it from the Adobe Acrobat website.

Who can apply for admission to a Programme?

The brochure of each programme provides information about the likely profile of the participant and for whom the programme is designed. The applications received are reviewed to select the participant mix with the objective to maximize the benefits of the programme to the entire group of participants. Participant's education, experience, organization and current job roles are some of the factors, which are taken into consideration during application review.

Where are the programmes held?

IIMA's executive education programmes are conducted on its lush green and serene campus in Ahmedabad. However, the global programmes (listed in our calendar) are conducted in different countries.

How can I get to the IIMA Campus?

The IIMA campus is at Vastrapur, about 15 kms from Ahmedabad airport and 9 kms from Ahmedabad (Kalupur) railway station. On arrival you can hire a taxi. The fare from the airport to IIMA is about Rs.550. We will be happy to receive EEP participants at the airport provided they let us have the flight details in advance.

What can you tell me about Ahmedabad city?

Ahmedabad, the seventh largest city of India, is one of the most important seats of learning. In addition to IIMA, Ahmedabad boasts a number of exceptional academic and research institutes such as National Institute of Design (NID), Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), and Physical Research Laboratory (PRL).

Once known as the "Manchester of the East", much of the city's twentieth century reputation was built on its commercial and enterprising spirit. It was a centre for textiles.

The Hriday Kunj, the Ashram on the bank of Sabarmati River, from which Mahatma Gandhi launched the Independence movement, is in Ahmedabad.

The city is well connected by air and rail to all major cities in India. It has an International Airport and is connected to major cities of Europe, USA, and the Gulf.

Are participants required to live on the campus?

Yes, the participants are required to live on campus. There is a centrally air-conditioned executive hostel that has all the facilities you need. Stay on the campus is essential because the teaching methodology involves group exercises, role-plays, simulation games, lecture-cum-discussions, presentations, and case analysis at group and class level. The learning starts at around eight in the morning and continues beyond the classrooms into the late hours of the night.

How about early check-in and extended stay?

Participants can check in the day before the start of programme and can check out the day after the programme concludes. Earlier check-ins and later check-outs are possible against additional cash payment, provided accommodation is available.

What facilities do you offer at the IIMA campus?

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre (KLMDC) located on the IIMA main campus, and International Management Development Centre (IMDC), located on the new campus provide an academic and learning environment for participants of the Management Development Programmes. All rooms at KLMDC and IMDC are air-conditioned and have internet connectivity. They have separate dining halls, a reading lounge, classrooms and auditorium (with audio-visual and computer projection facilities), syndicate rooms, computer lab. The campus is wi-fi enabled. Recreation facilities exist for indoor and outdoor games (badminton, TT, carrom, chess, volleyball and cricket). Participants can also take advantage of the Institute's library.

The participants can make STD/ISD calls from their rooms using telephone cards, available at the MDC counter for purchase.

Internet: Campus is Wifi enabled. Each residential room has an internet access point. There is a Computer Lab located near the reception. For IT technician [available from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm (except Sunday)] and problems pertaining to connectivity, please contact the reception.

Other facilities: Other facilities on the campus include SBI ATM (Main Complex), AXIS Bank ATM (New Campus), Extension Counter, Post Office, Gymnasium, Walking/Jogging Trails, and a Dispensary.

Special Diets: The programme fee is inclusive of all meals. We do our best to help participants with special dietary requirements provided they let us know in advance.

Sports: The participants can have access to several outdoor and indoor games.

Do I get a certificate at the end of Programme?

Yes, you will get a certificate of participation on successful completion of the programme.

Are participants required to live on the campus?

Yes, the participants are required to live on campus. There is a centrally air-conditioned executive hostel that has all the facilities you need. Stay on the campus is essential because the teaching methodology involves group exercises, role-plays, simulation games, lecture-cum-discussions, presentations, and case analysis at group and class level. The learning starts at around eight in the morning and continues beyond the classrooms into the late hours of the night.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. It is business casual attire for classes and informal dress for the rest of the time. You can wear appropriate attire for sports.

What is the Teaching Methodology you follow for executive education programmes?

Pedagogical tools are matched to the needs of individual programmes and emphasize active participation rather than passive assimilation. The case method of study is the major tool. It is supplemented by group exercises, role plays, games, lecture-cum-discussions and presentations by participants.

What is the usual class size?

The class size varies between 20 and 40 participants. In some exceptional cases the size could be smaller or slightly bigger.

How is a typical programme day scheduled?

A typical programme day starts at 08.30 hrs and goes on to 18.00 hrs. Classes involving the Faculty are generally in the mornings; group exercises and preparation for the following day's classes generally take place in the afternoons and evenings.

Is sponsorship required for my application to be considered?

Organizational sponsorship is generally required, but can be waived if we feel that the participant is likely to gain significantly from the programme for personal improvement, or greater job effectiveness. A formal acceptance letter will be sent to selected participants subject to approval by programme faculty.

What does the programme fee include?

The programme fee includes single-occupancy on-campus accommodation (for some subsidized programmes, twin-sharing rooms are provided), standard meals, tuition fees, and all teaching materials. The fee also includes transportation from the airport at the beginning of the programme and to the airport/railway station at the end of the programme.

Incidentals, such as laundry, entertainment, phone bills, and the like, are not included in the programme fee.

When do I pay the fees?

Payment should be made along with the duly filled-in nomination form before the due date.

How do I pay?

Fee for the programme can be paid by Demand Draft, payable at Ahmedabad, India or a pan India cheque payable at par. The cheque or draft should be in favour of "Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.".

Fee can also be paid through Electronic Fund Transfer. The details are:

  • For credit to Savings Bank A/c No.032010100040460, IIM, Ahmedabad Axis Bank, Vastrapur Branch (RTGS Code: UTIB0000032)
  • Name of Remitter:_____________(Please mention the name of the sponsoring organization)
  • Purpose of Remittance: Programme Title"__________________________"
  • IIMA Permanent Account Number (PAN): AAATI1247F

Please DO inform us the complete transaction details so that we can connect the same.

What if I am unable to attend the programme I applied for?

If you can't attend the programme, we shall return your full fees to your sponsor provided you let us know at least two weeks in advance of the start of the programme.

What if I have Disabilities?

Participants with disabilities should contact us in advance for specific requirements.

What about my Health Insurance during the programme?

IIM-A is not responsible for medical fees incurred by the participant during the stay at IIM-A. We request you to enquire with your employer or insurer for Health Insurance coverage.

What about safety of my belonging during the programme stay?

Individuals are provided with safe keeping facilities during the programme stay. Please do not leave your valuables and cash unprotected. IIM-A is not responsible for any loss of personal property.

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