Strategic Management : An Agile Approach

Strategic Management : An Agile Approach


Gain the knowledge and confidence to leverage Artificial Intelligence for competitive advantage

100% live lectures by faculty from top global schools
Integrated group work on real world projects
Record of participation from UCLA Extension
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    Starts on
    21 April 2022

    20 weeks (Live Virtual)

    Program Fee
    INR 1,00,000 + GST

    About the Program

    We are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). Simultaneously, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a key tipping point for organizations. Digital technologies have progressed exponentially; new business models  are  emerging  and  threatening  the  well-established  strategic  business  orientations.  Digital disruptions have impacted every industry and organizations need to change significantly along multiple strategic dimensions to thrive in the new normal of a post-Covid world.

    Succeeding in this rapidly changing world will require both a solid understanding of global strategic trends influencing organizations and an inspirational leadership style to be bold, take risks, and lead complex change.

    What you will learn

    The goal of this program is to provide you with conceptual insights on emerging strategic paradigms to enable your enterprise to thrive in the dynamic world of Industry 4.0 and digital disruptions. You will assemble key insights along the following important dimensions:

    • Spearhead the right strategic initiatives equipped with new approaches to creating winning strategies and outpacing competitors.
    • Strategizing in a VUCA world while addressing the societal demands (ESG) on businesses in a new emerging market.
    • Strengthening organizational agility and resilience through strategic digital transformation and innovation in various sectors along with their strategic rationales and implementation challenges.
    • Leveraging data and changing customer expectations to develop and succeed based on customer-relevant digital transformation strategy and disruptive innovation strategy.
    • Design the organization’s capabilities by aligning Purpose, People, and Strategy to enhance organizational agility and execution excellence.

    Upon completion of the program, you will be ready to apply your knowledge to navigate the post-pandemic global economy with strong and resolute leadership to infuse a strategically aligned cultural mindset that permeates the organization’s culture and mission.

    Who should take this course?

    Business executives with crucial strategic roles in their companies

    Managers and function heads who want to go up the corporate ladder

    Senior executives aiming for a position in the C-suite


    Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline.

    Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience.

    This program will benefit you if
    • Understand the dynamics of a VUCA world and learn how to leverage data and relevant alternatives to develop organizational capabilities.
    • Comprehend how new-age strategic directions like digital transformation and innovation can help build and strengthen organizational agility and resilience.
    • Course content and structure are designed by expert academicians who bring to you both the global as well as local perspective.
    • Lectures imparted by eminent global faculty  and  industry  leaders/practitioners to highlight perspectives that are pertinent and applicable to the present-day business environment.
    • Capstone module to help participants apply strategic concepts to real-world practical business scenarios.
    • Certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension.

    Record of Participation

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded Record of Participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension

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    Indicative Course Instructor

    You will learn from world class instructors from leading business schools and global corporates.

    Professor Soumitra Dutta

    Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of Management at and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. He is the founder of the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization and was the co-editor of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy. He is also the founder and President of Portulans Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit research and education institution based in Washington DC. 

    Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systemes. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company ZS Associates. Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum. He was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems. He is also the Chief Academic Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Forum of the Confederation of Indian Industry).


    Tawfik Jelassi is a Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD. He is also Co-Director of the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program in Lausanne and Singapore/Dubai, which is the school’s largest executive education program with over 600 participants enrolled per year. His major research, teaching, and consulting interests are in the areas of digital business transformation and leadership in turbulent times. He was granted several excellence awards for his teaching and research in Europe and the USA, and has received two national decorations from the President of Tunisia: “The Order of Merit in the fields of education and science” and “The Order of the Republic”.

    Before joining IMD, Dr. Jelassi was Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies in the transition-to-democracy Government of Tunisia (2014-2015). Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Tunisia, the leading mobile telecom operator in the country. Between 2000 and 2013, he was Professor and Dean of the Business School at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris). Previously he was Coordinator of the Technology Management Department and Associate Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau).

    Other eminent instructor and industry experts, as approved by UCLA Extension, will co-teach in the program.

    Program Structure

    During the program you will have the chance to learn from world class faculty through live virtual lectures delivered from the USA on the Igesia learning platform. You will interact with industry executives and better understand ongoing trends in Indian and global business. You will be given the opportunity to work in groups on projects of relevance to your business contexts.


    You will be welcomed to the program and start connecting with fellow participants in the program and get an overview of the forthcoming program. You will also start forming teams and start considering questions to explore in your customized project work.

    Module 1
    • Strategizing in a VUCA world
    • The rise of emerging markets
    • Societal demands (ESG) on businesses
    • Interaction with Industry Experts / Practitioners
    Module 2
    • Digital trends
    • Digital transformation strategy
    • Disruptive innovation strategy
    • Interaction with Industry Experts / Practitioners
    Module 3
    • Demographics (Gen-Z) and changing behaviors
    • Reshaping customer journeys and expectations
    • Data-based customer insights
    • Interaction with Industry Experts / Practitioners
    Module 4
    • Purpose, people, and strategy
    • Organizational agility and winning execution
    • High-performance leadership
    • Interaction with Industry Experts / Practitioners
    Module 5
    • Diagnostics – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
    • Alternatives – New approaches to creating winning strategies and outpacing competitors
    • Choices – Evaluating alternate business models and closing performance gaps
    • Interaction with Industry Experts / Practitioners
    Post Program
    Record of Participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension

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