• Date
    Feb 2, 2024 - Oct 26, 2024
  • Duration
    9 months
  • Fee
    INR 8,00,000 + taxes
  • Format
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The General Management Programme (GMP) is designed to accelerate the leadership ascent of high-calibre executives. The programme has been designed keeping in mind your needs for leadership education and prepare you to play a more strategic role in your organisation’s success.

Elevate and refine your strategic thinking ability. Think beyond functional expertise. Develop a multidisciplinary view of strategy and the organisation. Leverage opportunities created by the digital economy to drive growth. Lead innovation and change. Cultivate your executive presence. Effectively build and lead businesses that create impact.

Key Takeaways

The programme will prepare executives to:

  • Effect strategies for complex, ambiguous, and uncertain business contexts
  • Build a foundation of critical thinking to solve business problems
  • Enhance negotiation skills, project influence, and maximise impact
  • Leverage opportunities in the new economy to drive growth, operational excellence, and competitive value
  • Create organisational strategies and cultures that facilitate continuous innovation, and transformation
  • Shape your personal leadership development plan and presence that allows leading teams and organisations with greater authenticity, empathy, and purpose
  • Understand the importance of business storytelling and executive presence
  • Make better decisions during periods of uncertainty
  • Master supply chains in a digital world
  • Learn to spot opportunities in the new economy
  • Understand the importance of executive presence
  • Build a foundation of critical thinking to solve business problems
  • Develop powerful negotiation skills to unlock greater value

Is This Programme For You?

This programme is ideal for high-calibre executives who are looking to expand knowledge beyond functional expertise and the scope of their influence in firms to deliver greater impact. Ideal candidates include:

  • Senior executives with 10-20 years of work experience whose cross-functional responsibilities are significantly expanding
  • Executives who are or soon, will be leading a business or major project or large teams
  • Senior functional leader aspiring to strategic leadership opportunities in the firm
  • Senior executives with P&L responsibilities

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

To ensure a dynamic and diverse batch profile, candidates will be evaluated 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 programme and the ability to benefit from it
  • Ability to cope with the rigour of the programme

We admit candidates based 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. The programme fee includes food and accommodation at the ISB campus, or an equivalent facility based on availability.


Module 1: Elevate Your Decision-Making Skills

Strengthen the foundations of decision-making as a first step in advancing your leadership growth

  • Gain a CEO’s perspective on ways to manage decision-making under uncertainty
  • Identify and activate business strategies that create competitive value for your firm
  • Strengthen your understanding of accounting fundamentals, statistics, and critical thinking that lay a strong foundation for analysing and solving complex business problems
  • Gain a sound understanding of how to leverage data and analytics to make informed business decisions that drive competitive value
  • Enhance self-awareness and drive leadership effectiveness
  • Prepare yourself to solve a real-world business challenge that is relevant to you or your organisation

Programme Features

Multidisciplinary Learning

Our GMP curriculum makes a shift from traditional functional learning to emphasize four cross-functional themes that empower executives with the knowledge required to navigate challenges in contemporary business and create and renew competitive advantage over time. The four modules will be delivered in a blended format – online, self-paced sessions, live virtual sessions, and campus immersions. The programme spans 9 months, requiring you to commit 4-6 hours per week and one week away from your office. This blended approach to learning is also designed to provide you the opportunity to apply the learnings and insights you gain from the program at work and move forward in your current role.

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.


Deepa Mani

Professor of Information Systems, ISB


Sarang Deo

Professor of Operations Management, ISB


S. Ramnarayan

Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice), ISB


Nandu Nandkishore

Adjunct Professor, Marketing Strategy, ISB


Pranav Jindal

Associate Professor of Marketing, ISB


Hariom Manchiraju

Associate Professor, Accounting, ISB


Siddharth Singh

Associate Professor of Marketing, ISB


Ravi Bapna

Curtis L. Carlson Chair Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems, Carlson School of Management; Visiting Faculty, ISB


Ramnath K Chellappa

Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Visiting Faculty, ISB


Subodha Kumar

Paul R. Anderson Distinguished Chair Professor of Statistics, Operations, and Data Science, Temple University; Visiting Faculty, ISB


Ramana Sonti

Clinical Associate Professor of Finance, University of Pittsburg; Visiting Faculty, ISB


Jaideep Anand

Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Strategy, Ohio State University; Visiting Faculty, Corporate & Global Strategy, ISB


Sreedhari Desai

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Crist W. Blackwell Scholar, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Visiting Faculty, ISB


Jay Rao

Visiting Faculty, ISB


Rajesh Pandit

Visiting Faculty, ISB


Vishal Karungulam

Visiting Faculty, ISB

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
  • 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.

Please note that the access to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) has been extended for participants of this programme for use throughout the programme duration. Participants will be liable to pay & procure LRC’s paid content.

Participant Stories

Uma Vuddaraju, Vigilance Quality Excellence, Novartis

Ritu Jha, Head of Marketing, Bosch India

Aarti Swaminathan, Senior Manager, Amazon

Meghana Dave, Head of Marketing & PR, Lamborghini India

Bharat Jain, Senior Manager, EFESO Consulting

Ala Al’ Hihi, Regional Manager- Middle East and Africa, RearBrook Ltd

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