• Date
    Aug 11, 2023 - Feb 17, 2024
  • Duration
    7 months
  • Fee
    INR 3,75,000 + taxes
  • Format
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The rapidly evolving digital world demands a new breed of leaders with technical expertise and strong interpersonal skills. The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) fast-tracks your growth as a manager, providing a solid foundation for current and future roles. Gain cross-functional business acumen, understand alignment with organisational strategy, explore your leadership style, and drive higher performance. Empower your team and build a track record of success as a future leader.

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.

Key Highlights

  • Virtual sessions
  • Career Progression workshops
  • Self-paced async sessions
  • Campus Immersion
  • Industry perspective sessions

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

Live Virtual & Self-Paced Online

  • Build shared business knowledge and 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.

  • Improve your organisational management and decision-making ability and gain a unique industry perspective in a changing business world.

  • Understand and appreciate the complexities associated with diverse parties and agendas in negotiation

  • Increase awareness of your own negotiation style.

  • Learn about marketing, financial analysis, and operations with a shared vision and optimally utilise the resources at hand

  • 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

The Career Progression series is exclusively intended to provide active support to ELP participants to catapult their careers onto a clear, structured path. Equipped with an AI-powered career platform, you will learn to build powerful resumes and enhance your digital profiles and presence.

The series also provides three high-impact, interactive workshops that handhold learners towards a transformational professional makeover. Engage in live virtual workshops with a professional career coach to help you maximise your leadership potential.

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

Professor of Information Systems; Deputy Dean; Executive Education and Digital Learning, ISB


DVR Seshadri

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


Hariom Manchiraju

Associate Professor, Accounting


Milind Sohoni

Professor, Operations Management


Nirmal Gupta

Visiting Faculty, Marketing


Prakash Bagri

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


Vishal Karungulam

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


S. Ramnarayan

Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice)


Sarang Deo

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


Shilpa Aggarwal

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy


Shekhar Tomar

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy


Mihir Mankad

Visiting Faculty, Leadership Communication; Professor of Practice, Tufts University


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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