Programme Overview

The information systems and technology function and the IT service providers are in the throes of the so-called 'digital' shift, a shift that is as palpable in its consequences for business performance and talent as it is difficult to specify. Digital has opened up enormous opportunities for those willing to transform while leaving little for those reluctant to explore. We expect that, while technical capabilities would remain to be core components of such a reskilling, it would also involve a review of traditional managerial competencies. Digital enablement initiatives will require firms to nurture business leaders who can sense, think, craft, and act upon digital strategies. It is towards this need for techno-managerial reskilling that the Advanced Programme on Digital Business Leadership seeks to contribute.

Programme Objective

The Advanced Programme in Digital Business Leadership is conceptualized as a programme for those aspiring to grow into Chief Digital Officers as well as for business leaders who aim to use digital technologies as the primary base of competitive advantage for their business. It aims to develop future-ready digitally-inclined business leaders from across industry sectors including Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services, Consulting, FMCG and IT.

The Programme is targeted at roles such as

  • Technology Leaders in Business Organizations – whose role it is to aid internal organizational users in envisioning opportunities for technology-based offerings, transforming offerings through productization or servitization and support everyday business processes and management control through digital technology environments
  • Technology-Knowledgeable Business Leaders – whose functional roles require them to co-create digital solutions business problems with their internal IT team and external service providers
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up founders – who are inclined to take their firms to the next level by offering customer-centric digital products and services
  • Business-Technology Consultants – in IT services and products industries, whose role it is to help frame and reframe client’s business problems for creating digital solutions

Programme Directors
Professor Anirvan Pant

Professor Anirvan Pant

Strategic Management

Professor Abhipsa Pal

Professor Abhipsa Pal

Management Information Systems

Who Should Attend

The course is ideal for business heads as well as experienced executives in both Functional and IT departments across industries - BFSI, FMCG, Consulting, Healthcare, Automobiles, Travel & Tourism, Retail, Energy, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Media and Education; Business-Technology Consultants in IT Companies and other tech-inclined business professionals. We expect our participants would have aspirations for leading digital initiatives in their own organizations or in their client firms.

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic and professional backgrounds, and the quality of their Statement of Purpose.

Programme Duration and Delivery

The duration of the programme is One year. The online sessions will be primarily delivered on TalentSprint’s interactive D2D platform once a week (Sundays 9:30 and to 12:30 pm).

Campus visit will take place twice of 5 days each one at the beginning of the programme and one towards the end of the programme.

The pedagogy will be a combination of Experiential and Particpant-Centred Learning, Lectures, case discussions, hands-on sessions with DeepTech, Sapere aude talk series with practitioners.

Programme Content
  1. Module 1: Sense Digital
    • Understanding Disruptive Technologies & Digital Transformation
    • Digitalization amidst Deglobalization, .......
  2. Module 2: Think Digital
    • Economics of Digital
    • Demystifying Deep Tech and the Pillars of Digital Business
    • Customer-Centricity in the Digital Age,...
  3. Module 3: Craft Digital
    • Strategic Thinking and Digital Business Models
    • Succeeding with Digital Products, …
  4. Module 4: Act Digital
    • Engaging the Self Amidst Change
    • Managing Change, …

Programme Sample Certificate

Alumni Status
  • LDP participants who complete the programme successfully become the Alumni of IIMC Executive Education, which currently has over 30,000 members.
  • LDP Alumni are given an email-id in the IIM Calcutta domain.
  • LDP Alumni can register in the IIM Calcutta Alumni portal either with this email-id or with their personal email-ids. The IIM Calcutta Alumni portal is a common platform for Alumni of all programmes of the Institute to interact with each other and stay connected with the Institute.
  • The Institute shares newsletters, important news and articles about the Institute and its activities, the achievements of the Institute's faculty, staff, students and alumni, upcoming events and programmes etc., on the portal.
  • Alumni can post their achievements, write about jobs or LIVE project opportunities for other alumni to see.
  • The IIM Calcutta alumni network can also be accessed on mobile phones through the mobile app.
  • Executive Education Alumni are entitled to a discount of 5% on the programme fee if they opt to do another LDP.
  • By using the different features of the IIM Calcutta portal, alumni across programmes can engage with each other in many meaningful ways. It is up to the alumni themselves to leverage the platform

How to Apply

For further details and for downloading the application form please visit -

Name : Hasini Bhupathi,
Email ID : hasini.b[at]talentsprint[dot]com,
Phone : 7331112138