Advanced Management Programme
Program Duration: 44 course days
Program Period: From January 05, 2018 to November 24, 2018
Dates: Jan 2018 - Nov 2018
Session Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Dubai and Ahmedabad(IIMA Campus)
Leadership Level: C Suite , Senior Managers, Owners / Partners
Last Date To Apply: December 20, 2017
Institute: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India


The Advanced Management Programme (AMP) is designed for senior executives and emerging leaders. It equips them with abilities to lead organisations and take on general management and corporate level responsibilities. It helps develop skill sets, knowledge and perspectives to lead organisations to exceptional performance and value creation.

Leaders of organisations are responsible for understanding the interests of shareholders and stakeholders. They need to envisage the organisation as a whole, and develop the structures, processes and ethos within the organisation to realise its goals. An organisation is embedded in a larger economic, social and political context. The leader has to have the skills to create and develop teams, translate the vision into distinct goals, and then motivate people to achieve these goals. Additionally, being able to develop the big picture, while having a sense of the details, marks out the leader for success in an ever-changing and unpredictable tomorrow.

The programme is aimed at developing the personal leadership and management skills of participants to take ownership of organisations and lead with confidence.

The AMP is also a platform that enables an interactive learning experience where participants imbibe much from each other. It gives an opportunity to the participants to refresh and update their knowledge through in-depth discussions of business scenarios, and develop analytical and decision-making skills. The AMP is a long duration programme. It is designed for reflective learning. It works best when participants take ownership of their development.

Program Objective

  • evaluate and improve a firm´s performance by analysing its financial statements,
  • develop a business strategy by recognising competitive forces,
  • identify economic trends that influence industry performance,
  • identify, manage and develop organisational business capabilities,
  • develop personal leadership skills to manage organisation development,
  • raise resources for execution of strategy, and
  • do this in an emerging and evolving digital world.


Focusing on top management needs, the programme curriculum covers the following modules:

People, Organisations and Leadership

  • Self-awareness
  • Developing people
  • Leading people in organisations
  • Building and developing teams
  • Building an organisation culture of performance
  • Work-life balance, managing emotions and stress

Economics for Business

  • Industry and the economy
  • Understanding the global and national economic environment

Business and Corporate Strategy

  • Strategic thinking
  • Dynamic rivalry and business leadership
  • Managing diversified organisations
  • Aligning business models with execution
  • Strategic alliances
  • Synergies in mergers and acquisitions
  • Behavioural decision-making

Strategic Marketing

  • Concept of customer value
  • Assessing consumer needs and segmenting markets
  • Designing market offers and positioning value propositions
  • Developing and fortifying brands
  • Delivering and communicating customer value

Strategic Leadership

  • Leadership
  • Business ethics
  • Board responsibilities

Managing in a Dynamic and Uncertain World

  • Business model innovation
  • Finding Blue Oceans by value innovation
  • Disruptive nature of the digital world
  • Organisational response to paradigm shifts
  • Design thinking
  • Managing innovation across borders
  • Strategic IT

Accounting and Control

  • Financial statement analysis
  • Use of costing data in alternative choice decisions
  • Management control systems
  • Corporate performance measurement

Global and Corporate Finance

  • Global financial and capital markets
  • Raising capital in an international context
  • Short-term financial planning including working capital planning
  • Evaluating investment decisions
  • Managing networks with financial institutions and investors
  • Entrepreneurship finance
  • Financial side of IT-How IT changed the financial world
  • Blockchain, Bitcoin and Fintech
  • M&A and debt restructuring

Negotiation and International Law

  • International contracts
  • International business dispute resolution
  • Specific fora: WTO, ICSID, WIPO
  • Business negotiation: The legal perspective

Managing Differences and a Multi-Cultural Context

  • Inclusion of diversity
  • Working across cultures
  • Intercultural competence

Strategic HR in Business

  • Talent management
  • Performance appraisal
  • Managing a millennial workforce
  • International human resource management

Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Delivering service and management of service businesses
  • Operations strategy - technology
  • Global and local supply chain management
  • Project management

Corporate Leadership

  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholder and stakeholder models
  • Corporate boundaries
  • Ethics in corporate governance and social responsibility

Individual Analysis and Feedback

  • Individual feedback - analysis of personality
  • Individual assessment


AMP is designed for executives who have significant managerial responsibility at a functional or operational level, and are on track to take leadership roles at corporate and senior management levels. Applicants should have at least 10 years of work and management experience at significant levels of responsibility within their organisation. Participants from all industries and companies of all sizes will find this programme valuable.




Neharika Vohra
Prof., BA (Psychology), MA (Educational Psychology), MA (Social Psychology) Manitoba Canada, PhD (Social Psychology) Manitoba, Canada





Parvinder Gupta
Prof.., Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)

(Faculty Chair)




Anurag Agarwal
Prof., LL.M. (Harvard) LL.D.



Shailesh Gandhi
Prof., Fellow (IIMA) B.E. (Chemical)



Sebastian Morris
Prof., Fellow (IIMC) M.Sc. (IIT Bombay)

Ashish Nanda
Prof., Ph.D. (Harvard University)


Sunil Sharma
Prof., Fellow (IIMA) B.E. (Mechanical)

Chetan Soman
Prof., Ph.D. (Univeristy of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Jayanth R Verma
Prof., Fellow (IIMA) PGDM (IIMA) AICWA

Investment in the Future

AMP is an investment in the future because of:

  • a relevant curriculum,
  • intensive learning,
  • peer network,
  • duration that evokes reflection, and
  • access to quality resources.


Learning Model

How it works uniquely for each participant

For 12 months, participants will immerse themselves in the process of learning with a diverse group of executives, and faculty of IIM Ahmedabad who bring years of experience in teaching and in guiding organisations. In engagement with peers and faculty, they will acquire the insights, management skills, and perspectives to lead and manage an organisation.

The programme includes a personalised one-on-one 360-degree leadership and personality assessment module designed to prompt introspection. Participants develop insights about themselves and their leadership capabilities. This puts each participant on a journey of self-driven change, as a person, and as a professional in a variety of contexts.


The case study method is central to the learning experience at IIM Ahmedabad. Cases bring real-life business situations to the classroom and present the decision-making context to participants. They spark discussions, motivating participants to analyse and share their individual perspectives about the decision, decision efficacy and cost effectiveness. This broadens perspectives and brings a shared understanding of multiple business contexts. Effective learning requires participants to do an in-depth case preparation before the sessions.

Alumni Status

AMP Participants will get the IIMA Alumni Status.



Seats are limited. Selection for the programme will be based on an application rating, which would consider academic and professional achievements, and motivation. Applicants would have to provide relevant details in addition to a statement of purpose.

Registration Process

Last date to submit the application :  December 20, 2017

Enrollment confirmation to applicant :  December 22, 2017

Course fee payment by participants :  Within 7 days of confirmation

Course material distribution to participants :  December 27, 2017

Course inauguration and first module class :  January 5, 2018