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Advanced Management Program

1. Design and Direction: Prof Ranjan Das, Professor of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, teaching at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [IIMC] since 1994 and other IIMs. Prof Das, who is the Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor, The Strategy Academy. Is the creator of Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS]

2. For Whom: Heads of profit centres and divisions as well as Regional and functional heads. Management consultants working in the fields of strategy, innovation and leadership will also find the program useful.

3.Duration: The program will be delivered in phases over 8 weeks comprising

  • 32 Hours of faculty conducted sessions [16 sessions each @ 2 hours] PLUS
  • Time required – outside faculty conducted sessions - to go through the suggested reading materials and also complete group and individual assignments

The delivery of faculty conducted sessions will take place – OUTSIDE working hours- over 8 weeks @ 2 sessions per week.

Changing context of business:

  • Global and domestic Macro Economic issues affecting business decisions
  • Micro and Macro Economic Challenges of emerging economies

Strategic Issues

  • Business Model and Strategy
  • Contemporary Strategic Issues facing organizations in the 21st century digital world and managerial choices to gain competitive advantage
  • Growth Strategy and M&A
  • Business valuation
  • Excellence in Strategy Execution

Organization and Leadership challenges

  • Importance of people processes as sources competitive advantage and valuation
  • Culture, organization and Leadership
  • Identifying, Developing and managing talent
  • Communicating with external and internal stakeholders
  • Future of work in the age of globalization, robots, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Sustainability and corporate shared value as sources of advantage

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Innovation – Product and process, business model and strategic
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and orientation

Case discussions and experience sharing

5. Pedagogy: Concepts and interactive case discussions and experience sharing by both faculty and participants. List of cases to include even those cases which are used at leading international business schools such as Harvard Business School.

6. Session timing: Twice a week - Weekdays and/or Saturdays [during 8 to 10 pm]

7. Delivery: The program will be delivered using an Innovative solution called Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS] Details of SLTS are available in SLTS will enable participants to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE sessions – totalling 32 hours - from his/her Home or Office or ANYWHERE, using the Academy’s 2 way interactive and real time DIGITAL Content Delivery Network [with streaming Audio plus Video feeds]. No special training or IT infra is needed by any participant, beyond what he/she already has, to attend from ANYWHERE all sessions conducted by faculty in person. For information, more than 60 companies have already used SLTS and also the just mentioned Content Delivery Network of The Strategy Academy to conduct their In-Company Corporate training Programs.

8. Infrastructure required to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE and 2 way Interactive classes from ANYWHERE [home/ office/ while travelling]

  • A PC or a Laptop with
    • A standard headphone
    • A broadband fixed line or a Data Card capable of delivering a minimum 256kbps of broadband during each 2 hour session; this is a must for smooth audio and video live streaming
  • OR

  • Smartphone or a Tab with 4G Connection

9. Recording of faculty conducted Sessions: To be made available for 4 weeks after the last formal session conducted by faculty in person is over.

10. Evaluation and Grading: Multi-element Evaluation and Grading based on 4 parameters viz. [a] Attendance, [b] Number and quality of questions asked/ engagement during faculty conducted 100% LIVE Digital sessions, [c] online quiz and/ or miscellaneous online submissions and [d] performance at the examination to be conducted online at the end of the program.

11. Certificate and Grades: To be issued by The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies.

12. Fee: Rs 20000/- Plus GST payable by Cheque or online bank transfer in favour of The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies; the fee includes the cost of soft copy of reading materials and faculty PPTs.

13. Minimum Batch Size: 15 participants.

14. Start Date of the Program: The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants exceeds 10. These first 10 applicants will get an early bird discount of Rs 2000/- on program fee provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 2000/- ] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.

15. If any applicant wishes to discuss with Prof Ranjan Das, who is the Program Director of this program, regarding any aspect of the program described above, he/she may please call 09874882778 or 03340632066 for setting up a time for telephonic discussion with Prof Das.

Fee ₹ 20000/-Plus GST

Payable by Cheque or online bank transfer in favour of The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies; the fee includes the cost of soft copy of reading materials and faculty PPTs.



  • Changing context of business
  • Strategic Issues
  • Organization and Leadership challenges
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Case discussions and experience sharing