Executive Programme in Growth Strategies for Business Leaders (EPGSBL)

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Executive Programme in Growth Strategies for Business Leaders (EPGSBL)

The heady opportunities available in a high growth economy amidst global technological disruption encourage business leaders to craft and execute business strategies for sustained growth. Growth, however, poses several challenges and successful management of growth strategies require careful crafting by managers. Rapid growth often introduces novel complexities in organizations. New forms and modes of coordination of work, processes and practices are needed to be designed and managed. This programme is aimed at addressing such concerns so that managers can make more deliberated choices around options of growth.

The inputs in this programme have been designed with a strategy eye, and a ‘general management’ focus. It will deal explicitly with issues of power, control and governance, including designing of such systems as to enable the realization of desired control. Managing and designing the internal systems and environment of the organization as well as designing inter-organizational cooperation and coordination arrangements will be major focus areas of the programme. Managing growth is not only an economic question of organizational financial performance, but extends far beyond into managing identities, aspirations, expectations of various stakeholders around an organization.

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  • "Transforming people & shaping them with the utmost of business acumen with strong industry learn.....
    Pranay Kumar
    Manager- Strategic Growth Business, Amadeus Labs
    Batch: EPGSBL 01

  • "The EPGSBL programme inspired me to grow in many dimensions. The knowledge gained and the real.....
    Suman Das
    Senior Consultant, IBM India
    Batch: EPGSBL 01

  • The programme has changed the way we look at industry and business issues. The frame of reference ha.....
    Ashutosh Paretkar
    Partner - Strategy, GroupM media pvt ltd
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • Have gained a new way of thinking and looking at life. The programme has helped me to grow in knowle.....
    Atul Jindani
    Vice President, Marsh & McLennan group
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • The course has helped to gain insights on concepts applicable in working environment as Business Lea.....
    Surajit Das
    Sr DGM, Jaquar & Co Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • Have learnt to analyze a company's growth decisions better by understanding the importance of enviro.....
    Abhishek Gaurav
    Head- Customer Acquisition and Account Planning, ZEE5
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • Now my understanding has much improved in terms of understanding the business where I am working. I.....
    Rakesh Khatnani
    Sales Manager, Eris life sciences
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • This program has helped me immensely as to how to navigate in ambiguity and what could be options fo.....
    Amit Kumar Srivastava
    Regional Sales Manager - B2C, Castrol India Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • I have gained a lot of insights on addressing a situation in various possible ways utilizing the con.....
    Naval Pandya
    Associate Vice President (Broadband), GTPL Hathway Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • I have gained knowledge of various aspects of drafting strategy, theoretically, conceptually, and pr.....
    Tilak Mukherjee
    Architect, Wipro Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • Wonderful...... with lot of reading. The choice of case studies was very good. The discussions in t.....
    Sembian Balasubramanian
    General Manager - Sales, OBO Bettermann group
    Batch: EPGSBL-02
  • Promoted to Vice President while I was undergoing this course from IIM C. Also I made strategies for.....
    Huzefa Aurangabadwala
    Vice President - Business, OPC Asset Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • The programme taught us various strategies with regard to growth - what kind of growth, how to innov.....
    Susanta Kumar Patnaik
    COO, The Supreme Industries Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • This program has really made me confident and equipped me with various skills and thinking ability t.....
    Desh Raj
    National Sales Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • This program has helped to broaden perspective. Also, now while making decisions I understand struct.....
    Hrishita Chandwani
    Asst Vice President- Growth Initiatives, Max Life Insurance
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • The knowledge I gained through this programme is certainly going to help me to elevate/grow myself t.....
    Chandra Sekhar Sinha
    Associate Director, PwC
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • Multiple case studies and frameworks helped me to gain confidence to deal with uncertainty and revis.....
    Vaneeta Kumar
    Head Strategy & Research, ABP Network
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • The journey during the last few months attending this course have been excellent. It helped me to en.....
    Krishna Mohan Dixit
    President & COO, Patel Infrastructure Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • I feel through this program my learnings have definitely made me a much more holistic individual an.....
    Niveda Ramkumar
    Global Lead- Client Engagement, Navitas Life Sciences
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • I have learnt quite a few concepts which actually helped me to understand why and how certain decisi.....
    Chandra Sekhar Sinha
    Senior Director - Technical Sales, UOP India Private Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • I have learnt new perspective of assessing organizational structure, learn about new strategies for .....
    Bharat Thacker
    Director, Hariom Polypacks Ltd.
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • My perspective changed to a certain extent after going through the programme. Though I knew which di.....
    Nitesh Sharma
    Director, Shri Maa Polyfabs Ltd.
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • I have gained a clear understanding regarding the growth and diversification that aid my business ob.....
    Saikat Ghosh
    CEO, Aster Consultancy
    Batch: EPGSBL-03
  • Pranay Kumar
    Manager- Strategic Growth Business, Amadeus Labs
    Batch: EPGSBL 01

    "Transforming people & shaping them with the utmost of business acumen with strong industry learning has been the legacy of IIM Calcutta. The Executive Program in Growth strategies for Business Leaders upheld its reputation for me personally and I feel privileged & honoured to represent the 1st Batch. Personally this programme led me to transform from a Technical Manager to a strategic leadership position with Amadeus Labs."

  • Suman Das
    Senior Consultant, IBM India
    Batch: EPGSBL 01

    "The EPGSBL programme inspired me to grow in many dimensions. The knowledge gained and the realistic case study based learning from this course enabled me to guide my clients on growth strategies in a way that is relevant to their business. This ultimately gave wonderful results to the client and IBM business as well. I won the 'We Deliver' contest in IBM (Best Project Award). The academic & research mindset practiced during the course resulted in my Research Paper on "Indian Public Distribution System using Blockchain" to get accepted & published in the prestigious 'Taylor & Francis Group' {"Information Technology for Development", (IF: 2.733, Q1 journal)}. I got appreciated both as 'IBM Recognized Speaker/Presenter' & 'IBM Recognized Teacher/Educator'  for my contributions towards numerous training, sessions, presentations, knowledge sharing, guiding and mentoring others. I received the coveted 'Champion of the Year' award from PMI India in 2020. My interview featured in 'Manage India' e-magazine in 2020. Last but not the least, the intuitive and innovative mindset gained during the course rewarded me with one of life's best achievements - My first patent. This wouldn't have been possible without the growth mindset and thinking out of the box environment that I experienced in the campus. Such an elite group of professors encourages one to think daring ideas. The programme has made a great difference in my life."

  • Ashutosh Paretkar
    Partner - Strategy, GroupM media pvt ltd
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    The programme has changed the way we look at industry and business issues. The frame of reference has expanded to incorporate a larger set of factors that can impact the business. It has given a lens to keep an eye on industry and business changes to keep driving change and growth

  • Atul Jindani
    Vice President, Marsh & McLennan group
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    Have gained a new way of thinking and looking at life. The programme has helped me to grow in knowledge and as a person. Prof. Saha's perspectives of life are phenomenal.

  • Surajit Das
    Sr DGM, Jaquar & Co Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    The course has helped to gain insights on concepts applicable in working environment as Business Leaders. An ideal platform to converge learning to applications & promote shift from Middle level Managers to Senior/ Top Management roles. The course content was elaborative & interactive, addressing all relevant queries.

  • Abhishek Gaurav
    Head- Customer Acquisition and Account Planning, ZEE5
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    Have learnt to analyze a company's growth decisions better by understanding the importance of environmental factors, organizational factors, and people factor. Have also learnt to read and appreciate data better through case studies.

  • Rakesh Khatnani
    Sales Manager, Eris life sciences
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    Now my understanding has much improved in terms of understanding the business where I am working. In fact it has become much easier for me to understand what my organisation expects from me. I now feel confident to take higher responsibility. This programme has given me lots of confidence in understanding the growth management.

  • Amit Kumar Srivastava
    Regional Sales Manager - B2C, Castrol India Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    This program has helped me immensely as to how to navigate in ambiguity and what could be options for bringing in organizational growth, sustained competitive advantages and optimization of value chain. Overall I am highly satisfied and my trust in IIM C pedagogy has gone up to newer heights.

  • Naval Pandya
    Associate Vice President (Broadband), GTPL Hathway Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    I have gained a lot of insights on addressing a situation in various possible ways utilizing the concepts & the tools and implementing them on real time at current assignments.

  • Tilak Mukherjee
    Architect, Wipro Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    I have gained knowledge of various aspects of drafting strategy, theoretically, conceptually, and practically. Learnt to combine different heterogeneous information and derive insights out of that. I have made quite a few new friends. But most importantly this course has helped me to look into things differently. Being from IT, I used to think more technically, but this course has enabled me to look beyond.

  • Sembian Balasubramanian
    General Manager - Sales, OBO Bettermann group
    Batch: EPGSBL-02

    Wonderful...... with lot of reading. The choice of case studies was very good. The discussions in the class were very interesting and the teaching styles of all professors were unique & great. Capstone project is the feather in the cap. For both the company analysis and capstone project the group work in the nights and days through zoom took us to our college days. For me it used to be like ""Thank God its Friday "" very useful 6 months. The perception on Strategy before the course and after the course is completely different for me. Right from understanding the meaning of the word Strategy to formulating a strategy and executing the strategy is helping me a lot in my work.

  • Huzefa Aurangabadwala
    Vice President - Business, OPC Asset Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    Promoted to Vice President while I was undergoing this course from IIM C. Also I made strategies for my company and it worked very well for my company and me. Delighted to be part of a premium institute like IIM C.

  • Susanta Kumar Patnaik
    COO, The Supreme Industries Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    The programme taught us various strategies with regard to growth - what kind of growth, how to innovate growth and how to leverage the Corporate strategies accordingly. Also understood the relevance with regard to Indian corporates. Ocean of knowledge gained. Prof. Biswatosh Saha and Prof. Kaushik Roy helped us to understand concepts with relevant illustrations.

  • Desh Raj
    National Sales Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    This program has really made me confident and equipped me with various skills and thinking ability to drive growth of a company to the expectation of the Leadership Team. Understanding the Market competition through Five Forces of Industry Attractiveness and lots of insight through various case studies. Beautiful explanation from Prof Partha Pratim Pal on understanding macro economic issues. This program has really helped me to grow personally as well as professionally. I really feel happy that I had made a right decision to enroll for this course. I personally thank Prof Saha, Prof Kaushik for their simple and much understandable way of content delivery, addressing each and every query in a very patient and professional way. I am really fortunate to be student of IIM-C.

  • Hrishita Chandwani
    Asst Vice President- Growth Initiatives, Max Life Insurance
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    This program has helped to broaden perspective. Also, now while making decisions I understand structures first. I am positive that I will be able to contribute much more to my work with these new insights. I sincerely thank Professor Saha, Professor Roy and Professor Pant for deep insights and patience

  • Chandra Sekhar Sinha
    Associate Director, PwC
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    The knowledge I gained through this programme is certainly going to help me to elevate/grow myself to the next level and encourage me to ask difficult questions to clarify any doubt around growth strategies. I hope to make an impact in my organization with this new understanding, skill set and confidence I have gained through this programme to take our business to a next level.

  • Vaneeta Kumar
    Head Strategy & Research, ABP Network
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    Multiple case studies and frameworks helped me to gain confidence to deal with uncertainty and revisit the vision of an organisation. I now feel more confident in dealing with the balance sheet. A complete transition for me. Today I not only feel confident but am also working closely with couple of VCs as consultant to set new age mediatech platform for the industry and enjoying being part of market makers. A big thanks to Prof Saha and Prof Roy. This wouldn't have been possible for me to achieve without their support. They have been patiently handling all our queries and were always available to guide us.

  • Krishna Mohan Dixit
    President & COO, Patel Infrastructure Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    The journey during the last few months attending this course have been excellent. It helped me to enhance my understanding about various strategies pertaining to business growth. However for me being from the engineering domain and just entered in the business strategy domain, this programme was bit tough to understand at initial stage but due to well structured and well presented sessions by the professors, it became easy for me to understand the fundamentals and subsequently the advanced level also. Overall experience about this course is excellent and I am confident that it will help me for my future career assignments . I sincerely convey my gratitude to the professors and IIM Calcutta for providing such platform and course .

  • Niveda Ramkumar
    Global Lead- Client Engagement, Navitas Life Sciences
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    I feel through this program my learnings have definitely made me a much more holistic individual and professional. Very exciting! Each case study discussion was enriching in its own way. Friday classes will be sorely missed!

  • Chandra Sekhar Sinha
    Senior Director - Technical Sales, UOP India Private Limited
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    I have learnt quite a few concepts which actually helped me to understand why and how certain decisions are made in the Corporate Industry. The course also equipped me with an understanding of how to analyze some of the things that are happening in my own company.

  • Bharat Thacker
    Director, Hariom Polypacks Ltd.
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    I have learnt new perspective of assessing organizational structure, learn about new strategies for market growth, be ambitious, ask questions and keep learning. I think after this course I can take more confident decisions.

  • Nitesh Sharma
    Director, Shri Maa Polyfabs Ltd.
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    My perspective changed to a certain extent after going through the programme. Though I knew which direction to go to make certain strategic decisions but now I know the theory and science behind taking such decisions.

  • Saikat Ghosh
    CEO, Aster Consultancy
    Batch: EPGSBL-03

    I have gained a clear understanding regarding the growth and diversification that aid my business objective and model collectively. This course has benefited me a lot and I have been trying to implement all the skills learnt to revise my business model.