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IIM Calcutta unveils 23rd batch of its flagship Senior Management Programme

May 9, 2024

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) in collaboration with TimesPro has launched the 23rd batch of its flagship Senior Management Programme (SMP). This programme helps professionals to boost their strategic management and leadership skills.

The esteemed Senior Management Programme enters its 23rd cohort, boasting a rich legacy of over two decades in cultivating leadership expertise among professionals. Recognised as one of the oldest Leadership Development Programmes in India, it stands as a beacon of excellence in hybrid executive education. Leaders and businesses benefitting from the programme’s profound impact underscores its reputation as a premiere resource for cultivating leadership excellence in today’s dynamic environment.

The one-year SMP is contextually designed to transform business leaders and equip them with the skills to navigate the complexities of today’s corporate world. It empowers participants to strengthen their existing functional competencies, and craft and execute visionary strategies. It will hone their decision-making skills, cultivate leadership acumen, and help them embrace a global perspective. These leadership skills are crucial for improving organisational performance and building the agility required to navigate the challenges of the evolving business ecosystem.

Over the years, the programme has seen participation from learners from diverse functions including Marketing & Sales, Operations, IT, Finance, Strategy, Customer Service, Legal, and HR. Nearly 70 percent of those forming the programme’s cohort have more than 15 years of experience, and are occupying positions at the CXO level, General Managers, Assistant Vice Presidents, Senior Managers, Consultants, and other notable roles.

Speaking about the Senior Management Programme, Professor Ritu Mehta and Professor Chetan Joshi, SMP Program Directors, IIM Calcutta said, “We at IIM Calcutta are delighted to announce the launch of the Senior Management Programme in collaboration with TimesPro. This programme aims to empower senior executives with a strategic vision, global perspective, and leadership acumen essential for navigating today’s dynamic business environment. At IIM Calcutta, we believe in cultivating leaders who are indispensable assets in shaping the trajectory of businesses and industries.”

Sunil Sood, Chief Business Officer – Executive Education, TimesPro said, “The Senior Management Programme at IIM Calcutta equips professionals with the essential skills needed to navigate the complexities of today’s business landscape and lead their organisations to success. This programme exemplifies our commitment to fostering transformative leadership that not only shapes the future of senior executives but also drives sustainable growth for their organisations. Throughout the programme, participants will acquire a diverse set of leadership and strategic skills that will enable them to drive organisational transformation and facilitate personal growth.”

The programme encompasses advanced management modules including Market Economies and Macroeconomic Policies, Operations, Human Resources, Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Strategic Marketing, Organisational Leadership, Digital Transformation, etc. These modules provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of government, macroeconomic, legal, and analytical facets of business decision-making, offering them a broader knowledge base to draw upon in their roles.

SMP will be conducted via TimesPro’s Interactive Learning (IL) platform and delivered through the Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode. The pedagogy would be a combination of cases, role-plays, simulations, games, lectures, etc. It also includes two campus immersion modules of five days each (academic engagement of 4.5 days each) and an executive education alumni status for learners on successful completion of the programme. Professionals with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience are eligible for the programme, provided they have achieved a minimum of 50% marks in either their bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Established in November 1961, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) was the first national institute for postgraduate studies and research in Management. It is the first ‘Triple Accredited’ management school from India with accreditations from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS); and Association of MBAs (AMBA). To learn more, visit

Etablished in 2013, TimesPro is a leading Higher EdTech platform dedicated to empowering the career growth of aspiring learners by equipping them with skills to rise in a competitive world. For more information, visit

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