Projects are a fundamental part of every company's business plan, and future-fit organisations need to embrace strategic project management for thriving in the project economy. With the 'new normal' being redefined everyday, the capability to adapt to change has emerged as a benchmark for success coupled with the ability to re-envision not only the nature of the work but also how it gets done.

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) has designed the Advanced Programme in Strategic Project Management to equip mid and senior executives with the ability to plan and effectively manage projects in their organisations. This nine-month programme is delivered through a blend of immersive live online classes and campus immersions at the IIM Calcutta campus. It offers a comprehensive understanding of portfolio and project management techniques ranging from project planning, risk management, and project finance and budgeting to project leadership and agile methodologies. The programme goes beyond the operational aspects of project management to explore the tactical and behavioural components of leadership and communication that can help participants move from managerial to leadership roles in the process. On successfully completing all the evaluation components and attendance criteria, participants will receive a certificate of completion and the prestigious Executive Alumni Status from IIM Calcutta Executive Education.


  • Enhance your ability to make high-level strategic decisions and drive change
  • Apply new concepts, such as agile management techniques, to daily operational challenges
  • Evaluate and manage projects and teams effectively
  • Learn the tactical, operational and behavioural aspects of project management
  • Gain an end-to-end understanding of project management and portfolio management from planning to execution


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      Coming Soon


      9 Months
      (Live Online & In-class Sessions)


      INR 2,80,000 + GST

    Who is this Programme For

    The IIM Calcutta Advanced Programme in Strategic Project Management has been designed specifically for mid to senior level executives, programme/project managers, consultants and entrepreneurs who have at least 9 years of experience in industries like IT/ITES, Construction, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Transportation, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and Hospitality. This programme will be helpful for professionals who are looking to:

    • Switch project management domains or prepare for a more prominent and challenging role in Strategic Project Management
    • Make a shift from executing projects to managing single or a portfolio of projects
    • Add value to project management by aligning projects to their organisation's strategic goals. Make entrepreneurial level decisions to drive change in alignment with the organisation's strategic goals
    • Drive Innovation with the use of agile and change management techniques
    • Develop and enhance leadership skills and traits to effectively manage projects
    • ELIGIBILITY - Graduate with minimum 9 years of work experience and minimum 50% in Graduation / Post Graduation

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    Project Portfolio Management

    • Organisation Strategy and Project Selection
    • Organisation Structure and Culture: Implications for Organising Projects

    Project Financing

    • Estimating Project Cash Flows
    • Project Cost of Capital
    • Valuation of Real Options

    Project Definition, Planning and Scheduling

    • Scope Management
    • Developing Project Plans
    • Scheduling Resources and Costs under Constraints
    • Reducing Project Duration

    Project Risk Management

    • Risk Identification, Assessment and Response Development
    • Risk Response Control

    Project Monitoring and Problem Solving: Tools and Techniques

    • Project Control
    • Modeling Systems for Decision-Making
    • Performance Measurement and Evaluation

    Project Closure

    • Project Audit
    • Project Closure
    • Team Members, Project Manager’s Evaluation
    • Closing the Loop: Structuring Improvement Activities

    Special Topic in Project Management

    • Critical Chain Project Management
    • Agile Project Management

    Project Leadership and Managing Project Teams

    • Managing versus Leading a project
    • Building High-Performance Project teams
    • Managing Virtual Teams

    Communication Techniques for Effective Project Management

    • Developing a Communication Plan
    • Communication during Project Crisis


    Prof. Megha Sharma
    Prof. Megha Sharma

    Programme Director & Associate Professor

    Operations Management

    Prof. Megha Sharma has a PhD from IIM Ahmedabad. A process improvement and sustainability enthusiast, she has about 10 years of experience in teaching, executive training, business consulting and research. Her areas of interest include Business Process Improvement, Project Management, Statistics for Data Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design. Her research work has been published in several leading national and international journals.

    Prof. Sharma has been actively involved in academia-industry interaction through executive training, programme design and delivery, and consulting. She has led and taught in several executive training programmes targeted at professionals at different career levels, including senior managers, CXOs, and bureaucrats.

    Prof. Sudhakara Reddy
    Prof. Sudhakara Reddy

    Programme Director & Assistant Professor

    Finance and Control

    Prof. Sudhakara Reddy is currently Assistant Professor in the Finance and Control group of IIM Calcutta. He was a visiting scholar to Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. His teaching interests are in the area of Corporate Finance, Financial Derivatives, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. His current areas of research are market microstructure, corporate finance with an emphasis on corporate governance mechanisms, initial public offerings, and primary capital markets, etc. He has conducted several MDP programmes for reputed companies and trained several faculty members in the area of research in financial economics and research methods. He has won research awards from reputed institutes as well as the Best Faculty award from IBS Alumni federation. He has participated and presented papers at several international conferences. He was the consulting editor of IUP Journal of Applied Finance and ad-hoc reviewer for International Review of Economics & Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Managerial Finance, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, Emerging Markets Review.

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    Coming Soon 9 Months Live Online & In-class Sessions INR 2,80,000 + GST
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 June 15, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
    Round 2 July 15, 2020 INR 3,500 + GST
    Round 3 Aug 17, 2020 INR 4,500 + GST
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Booking Amount Within 7 days of selection INR 68,000 + GST
    Instalment 1 Dec 20, 2020 INR 1,25,000 + GST
    Instalment 2 Mar 20, 2021 INR 87,000 + GST

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
    INR 3,13,880 48 INR 9,574


    • The above EMI’s are indicative. The EMI’s offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
    • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
      Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48
      Eduvanz: 12/24/36/48

    Please visit Students Loans and Financing for details on how to avail a student loan.

    System Requirements

    This programme includes live online classes. To attend a live online class you will need to have a PC/Laptop/Mac with

    • Speakers and microphone: built-in or a USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in
    • Processor: with Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
    • RAM: 4 GB or higher
    • OS: Either MacOS 10.7 or higher OR Windows 8 or higher
    • An internet connection: Minimum bandwidth of 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
    • Browser: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Zoom software client installed on your PC/Laptop/Mac

    We use the Zoom software application to conduct live online classes. Zoom works on a variety of PCs/Laptops/Mac systems and also on phones and tablets. You can join your live online class from a phone or tablet if it supports the Zoom client. We recommend that you attend classes from a PC/Laptop/Mac.