Program Objectives

Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders (APSL-01) provides a unique combination of classroom learning and e- enabled modules.

In order to respond effectively to organizational needs, this programme aims at:-

  • To expose candidates to basic concept and framework of strategy
  • To learn strategy formulation at different level of management
  • Link strategy formulation and strategy implementation.
  • To give an in-depth insight into advance topics in strategy.

Who Should Attend

  • Managers seeking to sharpen their strategic effectiveness
  • Professionals who currently hold or are likely to hold decision
  • Making and strategic planning roles
  • Consultants who are working on strategic change initiatives


Each course will be taught with a help of case studies, live corporate examples and general discussions. In order to provide greater industry insights, senior executives from different industries may be invited to share their experiences.

Program Structure and Contents

Terms Topics
Term 1: Why is strategy needed?
  Conceptual framework in strategic management
  Using analytical tools for strategy
  Evaluation of business environment: general, industry and competitor
  Competitive rivalry and dynamics
Appraise resources, capabilities and competencies
  Develop business, corporate and international strategy
Term 2: Cooperative strategies and alliances
  Merger and acquisitions & restructuring
  Entrepreneurship & Innovation as strategy
  Disruption as competitive strategy
  Blue Ocean strategy
  BOP Strategies
Term 3: Corporative governance & ethics
  Structure and controls with organization
  Strategy implementation and Human resources
  Change management

Online Classes will be held on every Saturday from 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM. In addition to attending interactive sessions, Participants are required to read material as preparation for cases or as supplementary assignments; and may also have to participate in online quizzes/, assignments.

Campus Modules (Compulsory to Attend)

  • Foundation sessions on various management modules included in core modules
  • Case Analysis on select modules
  • Open House
  • Short duration workshops on different areas like communication, IT, Legal aspects, Talent Management, Issues on Team Building and leadership etc.


Evaluation will be based on comprehensive exam conducted on the completion of the module, using online assessment. Evaluation may also include one or more of the following: case study discussions/assignments/ class participation/ Quiz/ online assessment.

The final decision on evaluation methods rests with the institute and may change without prior intimation.


In each module the students will be awarded grades like, Excellent, Good, Average and Below Average.

Student will get ‘Certificate of Successful Completion’ from IIM Lucknow – Noida, on fulfilling following three criteria’s:

  • If student have NOT received Below Average grades in more than two modules, which includes examination or any other evaluation done by faculties.
  • Fulfilling the minimum attendance criteria i.e. 80% overall and minimum 50% in each module.
  • Student who have not missed examination of more than two modules.

If student doesn’t fulfill any one of the above given three criteria then he/she will get ‘Certificate of Participation’ from IIM Lucknow.
The participant will be awarded the certificate of’ Part-time, Executive Programme in General Management through virtual classroom’ by IIM Lucknow.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process

Interested participants who are minimum graduates (10+2+3 or equivalent) minimum with 50% in any discipline or 3 years full time diploma from a recognized institute, have minimum 5 years of experience as on March 1, 2013 are eligible. Those graduates who have scored less than 50% in graduation (up to 45%) but have more than 50% in post-graduation are also eligible.

Students would be selected on the basis of their application forms, statement of purpose submitted along with their application form and Entrance test (PAT) conducted by NIIT.

Programme Delivery

The program will be delivered through classes held at NIIT Imperia Centre’s for Advanced Learning, using Synchronous Learning technology Platform once a week. In addition, there will be a 8-day on-campus module at IIML NOIDA campus during the programme.


One year

How to Apply

Application forms can be obtained from local NIIT Imperia Centers or downloaded from www.niitimperia.com /

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