Entrepreneurship Startup and Mentorship Program Dubai

For Whom

  • Functional heads, managers and technologists aiming to move on to general management responsibilities as business heads/COOs/CEOs
  • Professionals seeking to re-vitalize their careers by broadening their knowledge of business
  • Participants have at least 5-10 years of managerial experience

You Will Gain


Competence to move to general management roles


Develop and implement business strategies with a global perspective


Leadership skills to manage people for results


Use digital capabilities for results


Knowledge of emerging/transforming business models

Program Modules

Business Environment

We start with understanding of the fast-changing business environment and its impact on business. These two issues frame the canvas of learning through the program.

Topics include:

> The Economic environment

> Disruptive technologies

Functional Knowledge

An understanding of key concepts and activities of the primary management functional areas and interconnections among them is essential for aligning the functional areas with the business strategy.

Topics include:

> Financial acumen

> Branding

> Operational excellence

> Business analytics

> Winning and keeping customers

Strategic Perspective

This module integrates the functional knowledge and allows the managers to take decisions and develop strategies that are appropriate for different environments.

Topics include:

> Corporate Strategy & Innovation

> Technology driven business models

> Digitalization

Individual and Organizational Competencies

Continuous enhancement of individual and organizational competencies are crucial for business performance.

Topics include:

> Organization structures and processes

> Leadership

> Resource optimization

> Entrepreneurship


The program has choice of electives to specialize in.

> Strategy and leadership

> Marketing and analytics

> Corporate governance


The Program will have conduct sessions on every Saturday in Dubai.

The conduct sessions will be of 3 hours duration starting at 2:00pm in the afternoon.

The program requires participants to allocate at least 7 to 8 hours every week doing field exercises.

Schedule a call with Dr. Manoj Nakra

Program Director

Prof. G Shainesh
Professor - Marketing Chair, Consumer Insights

Professor G Shainesh has over two decades of research and teaching experience in India and abroad. He has conducted research and teaching assignments at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), University of St.
Gallen (Switzerland), Audencia Nantes and IESEG (France), Vienna University and MCI Innsbruck (Austria), Bocconi University(Milan), Curtin University of Technology (Perth) and the AmericanUniversity of Armenia (Yerevan). His research and teaching focus on CRM, Services Marketing and Service Innovations. At IIMB, Shainesh has served as Dean – Administration (2014-17), Chair – EPGP (2013-14) and Chair – Student Exchange Program (2006- 09).

P. D. Jose
Professor - Strategy
Chair, MOOCs Initiative, Chair, Digital Learning, Chair, Strategy

Dr. Jose is a Professor in the Strategy Area. Prior to joining IIMB, he was a member of the faculty at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Professor Jose teaches core courses on strategy and electives on Corporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprises and Understanding Corporate Failures. He has been a visiting faculty at Cardiff Business School, IIM Kozhikode, and Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Professor Jose was a Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, and Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina during 1999-2000. He also visited the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as a research scholar on a UNDP/GoI fellowship. He was also an ESRC Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University during 2005-06, and again in 2008.

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan
Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management
Chair, Internal Committee

Professor Srinivasan is a Professor in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Area.
At IIM Bangalore, she teaches the core course on Managing People and Performance in Organizations and also offers an elective in Human Resource Management. She has designed and delivered sessions on leadership development and career management on Executive Education programmes. She was an Indian Council for Cultural Relations Chair Professor for Corporate responsibility at the HHL Graduate School of Management Leipzig, Germany for the period 2012-13 on deputation. She was also a British Council Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School.

Program Investment

  • An early-bird discount is applicable on the fees for firm registrations completed before Feb 20th, 2020
  • Contact us to discuss installment payment option
    • The fees include all learning material
    • The fees also include food and snacks on the residency days in Dubai
  • To estimate total cost of the program, budget for two to and fro flights to IIM Bangalore for the 5-day residencies. And boarding and lodging on campus (estimated at AED 3500)

Program Journey







Online – MOOCs

2 Days

7 weeks

June 5th and 6th 2020


IIM Bangalore



6 days

2 days

2 days

July 27th to Aug 1st, 2020

Aug 21st & 22nd, 2020

Sep 11th & 12th, 2020




2 days

2 Days

Oct 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Oct 23rd & 24th, 2020



2 Days

Nov 13th & 14th, 2020



IIM Bangalore

7 weeks

6 days

2 Days

Jan 4th – 9th, 2021

Award of Certificate

AA certificate will be awarded by IIMB to the participants who meet the programme requirements. Contact Dr. Manoj Nakra for the details.

Successful programme completion entitles participants to become Alumni of IIMB.


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