EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME (EGMP) @ IIM Bangalore

For the practicing managers in today’s business environment, what has become most crucial is the ability to manage the change. Meeting and measuring up to this emerging challenge is the prime function of today’s managers. To do this, they require keen perception, flexibility and the ability to merge management theories into action plans. EGMP has been designed for high performing functional managers, who are looking for a transition from a functional role to a general management role. EGMP is equally relevant for those fast-track managers, who have recently taken charge of a general management role, in terms of equipping themselves with the ability to cope up with responsibilities and issues at senior levels through formal management education. Participants of EGMP get an opportunity to develop core business skills and competencies in various functional areas, this would enable them to handle issues involving cross-functional areas. The EGMP brings together participants from diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences; and develops in them cross-functional skills. Eminent faculty of IIMB covers the curriculum. EGMP participants involve themselves actively in case studies and discussions, role-plays, games, etc. They benefit immensely through continuous learning and networking with peers from different backgrounds, during and after the programme.

Programme Objectives

 Introduce contemporary business models and practices to the participants.

 Develop competence in the disciplines and skills associated with general management.

 Provide guidance to think through advanced business strategies with a global perspective.

PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK AND CONTENTS

Moving from delivering a functional strategy to responsibility for business strategy requires a broader perspective and additional knowledge. The EGMP prepares participants for this challenging transition by focusing on: Business Environment, Individual and Organizational Competencies, Functional Knowledge (Key Business Areas) and Strategic Perspective Business Environment: An understanding of the fast changing environment and its impact on business is crucial for success.

Topics include:

 Business, Government and Society

 Macro Economics

 Micro Economics

 Business Law

 General Commercial Knowledge

Individual and Organizational Competencies: Continuous enhancement of individual and organizational competencies, business performance; topics include:

 Organizational Structures and Processes

 Organizational Behavior and HR

 Business Statistics 

 Resource Optimization

Functional Knowledge: An appreciation of key concepts and activities within the primary management functional areas and interconnections among them is essential for aligning the functional areas with the business strategy. Topics in the four key areas cover:

 Financial Accounting

 Management Accounting

 Corporate Finance

 Operations Management

 Information Systems Management

 Marketing

Strategic Perspective: This module integrates the Functional Knowledge gained earlier and allows the managers to take decisions and develop strategies that are appropriate for different environments. Topics include:

 Corporate Strategy 

 Innovation and Technology

 International Business

 Business Simulation Game (Capstone)

 Ethics and Governance

PARTICIPANTS’ PROFILE  Mid-career professionals with potential for growth who have not had the benefit of formal B-School education and graduates with a minimum of 5 years managerial experience;

 Technologists seeking to broaden their knowledge of business and move on to general management responsibilities as business heads.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY The programme is conducted at IIMB campus. Course Duration: 1 Year.

For more details about this program you can write to EEP Office at IIM Bangalore. Details available at IIM B website.

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