This year, for the first time, India joined the top-50 club on the Global Innovation Index 2020 to garner the 48th position among 131 economies (The Economic Times, 2020). Increasingly, Indian businesses across sectors realise that strategic management and innovation are key drivers to gain competitive advantage. In this context, industry-ready professionals will need to manage long-term business strategies driven by a strong innovation capability to achieve revenue growth, workforce resilience, demand creation, agile processes and digital transformation for their businesses.

XLRI VIL's Executive Development Programme in Advanced Strategic Management & Innovation is meticulously curated to provide a balance of organisational strategy, governance, performance, and practical aspects of functional domains for strategic and innovative value creation. Joining this multi-modular programme, delivered via interactive live online sessions, will enable you to smoothly transition into senior leadership roles with a strategic and innovative mindset to scale long-term business growth and transformation.


- Learn from one of India's Leading B-Schools (NIRF, 2020)
- 10-month Programme with Live Online Sessions
- Eminent Faculty of XLRI, and Top Industry Professionals
- Engaging Peer-to-peer Learning and Networking Opportunities
- Gain Actionable Insights from a Capstone Project & Real-world Case Studies
- Receive a Prestigious Certificate of Completion from XLRI VIL


  • Gain a thorough understanding of the strategic management process and develop the ability to think and manage strategically
  • Understand industry tools and frameworks to analyse internal and external forces impacting the organisation
  • Gain insights and structured techniques for effective decision-making and strategy implementation
  • Learn various growth strategies and how corporate innovation strategies can create sustained customer value
  • Examine your leadership style and evolve into a transformational leader
  • Explore frameworks and techniques to develop your individual creativity and innovative mindset
  • Learn about design thinking processes and frameworks to create 'out-of-the-box' solutions
  • Explore technology disruption and Industry 4.0 strategies for building competitive advantage and scaling business growth


Executive Development Programme in Advanced Strategic Management & Innovation - Certificate Click to view certificate



      27 March 2021


      10 Months
      (Live Online Sessions
      Every Saturday: 12:15 PM to 3:15 PM)


      INR 1,60,000 + GST

    Who is this Programme For

    This high-impact programme will equip experienced working professionals with industry-oriented knowledge and practical skills to make their business strategies and innovation initiatives more effective.

    This programme is ideal for:

    • Senior and mid-level managers keen on developing a strategic mindset for transitioning into senior leadership roles that drive corporate strategy
    • Consultants interested in building their problem-solving and strategic planning skills for improved client management capability
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to scale their businesses with strategic insights and best practices from market-leading companies
    • ELIGIBILITY: Graduates/ Diploma Holders (10+2+3) in any discipline from a recognised university with minimum 5 years of work experience

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    • Strategy and Innovation
    • Industry structure
    • Understanding the organisation (internal analysis)
    • Tools and Frameworks (PESTEL, 5 FORCES)
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Diversification strategy
    • Strategic alliances
    • Global business decisions and strategies
    • Value creation and value chain analysis
    • Competitive advantage and strategy
    • Sustaining competitive advantage
    • Bounded rationality
    • Cognitive limitations
    • Strategy as forecasting
    • Hidden Costs
    • Scenario planning
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • Tracking metrics
    • Risks and mitigation
    • Corporate governance
    • Transformational leadership & change management
    • Leadership communication and stakeholder management
    • Negotiation and influence
    • Creativity and storytelling
    • Thinking styles
    • Mind maps
    • Morphological Analysis
    • Brainstorming
    • Design Thinking
    • TRIZ
    • Types of Innovation
    • Corporate entrepreneurship
    • Lean methodology
    • Jobs-to-be-done and outcome-driven innovation
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
    • Open innovation
    • Technology disruption and innovation
    • Industry 4.0 – AI, ML, IoT, Blockchain, FinTech
    • Strategy and innovation in the wake of disruption

    Note: Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.


    Dr Rajeev Roy
    Dr Rajeev Roy

    General Management

    Dr Rajeev is an entrepreneurship educator, startup mentor, entrepreneur, investor and the CEO of XCEED, the campus incubator. After completing his PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad, he has worked towards entrepreneurship development in 14 countries across five continents. He was the founder CEO of India’s second-largest Incubator, 36Inc in Raipur, which incubated over 100 startups within a year of being set up. Dr Rajeev has consulted and trained several large corporates and MNCs on topics related to product development, leadership and innovation.

    Fr Sebastian George, S. J.
    Fr Sebastian George, S. J.

    Organisational Behaviour

    Fr George has a PhD from Madras University and over 14 years of experience in management education across different domain areas of organisational behaviour like individual behaviour in organisations, transformational leadership, and managerial counselling. His research interests include leadership and personnel effectiveness. Fr George has conducted several Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for leading organisations on the themes of organisation building, human resource management, teamwork for star performers and leadership development. He is currently the Director at XLRI NCR campus.

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    March 27, 2021 10 Months Live Online Sessions
    Every Saturday: 12:15 PM to 3:15 PM
    INR 1,60,000 + GST
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 Jan 27, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Round 2 Feb 19, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Round 3 Mar 16, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Instalment 1 Within 7 days of Selection INR 20,000 + GST
    Instalment 2 Mar 26, 2021 INR 40,000 + GST
    Instalment 3 Jun 25, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST
    Instalment 4 Sep 25, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
    INR 1,79,360 36 INR 6,631


    • 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: 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.


    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 and Microsoft Office, 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.