• Date
  • Duration
    8 months
  • Fee
    INR 3,50,000 + Taxes
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The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) is an 8-month programme designed to help you fast-track your growth in the early stages of your career as a manager. As you step up in your path towards leadership, this programme builds a firm foundation to power your success in current and future roles.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the challenges of modern business management
  • Master a cross-functional approach to collaboration and delivering business outcomes
  • Identify opportunities for growth and innovation unleashed by the digital revolution and a globalising economy
  • Craft your leadership development plan to build confidence, communicate with credibility, and project an authentic sense of leadership.

Who Should Attend

The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) has been specially designed for forward-thinking, high-potential executives with 5 - 10 years of work experience who are seeking to play an expanded role in driving corporate strategy and success. Ideal profiles include:

  • Individuals who have recently transitioned into managerial roles and are looking to gain a cross-functional overview of the business and assess, and sharpen their abilities for leadership success
  • Individual contributors with 5-10 years of work experience who have been identified as outstanding prospects for leadership tracks within the organisation
  • Young business leaders/owners or next-gen directors of family-managed businesses who are being groomed for larger roles

Learning Experience

ISB Executive Education programmes are replete with distinctive teaching methodologies and an intense and challenging learning environment that pushes participants’ learning horizons beyond their pre-existing beliefs. Through lectures from distinguished faculty, local and global case studies, business simulations, and group discussions with extraordinary peers from a broad range of industries, regions, and functions, you will be equipped with the strategies, tools and insights required to transform your thinking and achieve ambitious business objectives. You will return to your organisation, fully ready to apply what you have learned. You will also take with you a rich network of relationships that will enrich your personal and professional lives long after you complete the programme. 

Blended Programmes: Combining the best of both worlds with high-impact real-time, synchronous learning as well as self-paced online modules delivered with the same rigour both in-person and virtually. 


Admission Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated to ensure a dynamic and diverse batch profile based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:

  • Appropriate experience profile for this programme
  • Leadership potential
  • Evidence of professional achievement
  • Industry and functional background
  • Motivation to participate in the program and the ability to benefit from it
  • Ability to cope with the rigor of the programme

We admit candidates to upcoming sessions on a rolling, space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your seat in the programme. 

The On-campus sessions are subject to evolving global situation. Programme content, dates, schedule, fees, delivery platforms, and faculty are subject to change. Programme fee includes food and accommodation at the ISB campus or at an equivalent facility based on availability.

Programme Modules

Module 1: Business Foundations

Learn how to build the base for advancing your leadership agenda with the skills that allow you to touch and oversee all core areas of the enterprise in a meaningful manner.

  • Build shared business knowledge and a management foundation as a first step to starting your transformative leadership journey
  • Build a strong foundation with some of the critical concepts required to lead effectively
  • Complete introductory courses in accounting, statistics, managerial economics, and critical thinking to start on a level playing field
  • Learn about marketing, financial analysis, and operations with a shared vision and how to optimally utilise the resources at hand
  • Improve your organisational management, and decision-making ability and gain a unique industry perspective in a changing business world.
  • Understand the emerging and future business trends via market research and learn how to present your findings with greater impact

In this module, you will also prepare yourself to craft your Action Learning Project (ALP). You will work with faculty and peers to identify and clearly define a business problem with transformative potential. Your faculty mentor will work with you to define problem hypotheses and how you could test them.

Programme Features

ISB faculty includes leading academics with credentials and teaching experience from top global business schools as well as accomplished practitioners who have managed large enterprises.

The below faculty list is indicative and is subject to change.


Deepa Mani

Area Leader and Professor, Information Systems Deputy Dean-Digital Initiatives and Executive Education


DVR Seshadri

Professor of Marketing (Practice), Director – Centre for Business Markets, ISB


Hariom Manchiraju

Associate Professor, Accounting


Nirmal Gupta

Visiting Faculty, Marketing


Prakash Bagri

Associate Professor (Practice), Marketing Associate Dean - Corporate Engagement


Ramana Sonti

Clinical Associate Professor, Finance


S. Ramnarayan

Professor of Organizational Behavior (Practice), Organisational Behaviour


Sarang Deo

Professor, Operations Management Executive Director-Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM)


Vishal Karungulam

Visiting Faculty, Design Thinking and Software Product Management. Product Manager - Google


Shilpa Aggarwal

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy


Shekhar Tomar

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy


Siddharth Sharma

Assistant Professor, Strategy

ISB Certificate

After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.

ISB Executive Alumni

On successful completion of this programme, participants gain the ISB Executive Alumni status.

The privileges of this exclusive community include:

  • Personal ISB Email ID
  • ISB ID card with unique ID No.
  • Access to ISB Executive Network LinkedIn Group
  • Access to the support team over the telephone
  • 20% discount on open executive education programmes


In addition to the above, ISB Executive Alumni are eligible to receive ongoing access to a variety of ISB research, information, and resources.

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