Business Transformation Strategies

XLRI was founded in 1949 by a few visionary Jesuit Fathers to bring about a change in society. The institute always strives to be a management school with a difference. The pursuit of academic excellence and fostering whole-person integral growth of students has been the hallmark of XLRI for over six decades. XLRI has consistently been ranked as one of India’s best B-Schools.


Since 2002, XLRI Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL), gives working professionals an opportunity to undertake management education without taking a break from their careers. Over 7000 working professionals have benefited from programmes under XLRI VIL.


VIL is a unique model of live online teaching where XLRI faculty teach students across the country.

Key Benefits

  • Be able to scan an uncertain environment, identify change agents and understand sources of challenges.
  • Develop an integrated cross-functional plan to transform a business in response to the changing environment.
  • Be equipped to implement and manage stakeholders involved with the turnaround and transformation process.

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Participant Profiles

All the key elements of the program – the faculty, the content, peer interactions and application exercises etc. are designed specifically for senior management executives who are responsible for key strategic decisions in their organization. Also, for experienced functional level heads or SBU heads who seek a broader perspective with their career progression to take on greater managerial responsibilities at the organization. The modules are crafted in a way that even change agents in organisations can be benefited from the programme.

  • Graduation (10+2+3) in any discipline.
  • A minimum 8 years of work experience in managerial role.
  • Decision-making role is preferred.
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English.

Program Curriculum

  • Creating Competitive Advantage with Products & Services

    • Introduction to Strategy & Business Environment
    • Understanding Customer Value Creation
    • Pricing & Market Segmentation Analysis
    • Product Life Cycle Analysis
  • Business Process & Operations Analysis

    • Supply Chain & Value Management
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Business Process Analysis & Redesign
  • Financial Performance Assessment

    • Understanding Economic & Business Relevance of Financial Data
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Analysis of Business Value Drivers
  • Environment Analysis

    • Economies of Scale & Scope
    • External Environment – PEST, Porter’s 5 Forces Model
    • Internal Environment – Resources & the Organisation
    • Strategic Alignment – SWOT analysis
  • Business Strategy

    • Porter’s Generic Strategies for Business
    • Miles & Snow Strategies for Business
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
    • Cooperative Strategies
  • Organisation Structure & Design

    • Organisational Boundaries
    • Internal Organisational Structures
  • Corporate Strategy

    • Vertical & Horizontal Integration
    • Diversification
    • Corporate Parenting
  • Corporate Governance & Risk Assessment

    • Role & Structure of Corporate Boards
    • Market Mechanisms of Governance
    • Risk Assessment & Management of Organisational Controls
    • Responsibility Center Design & Management
  • Strategic Performance Assessment

    • Principles of Organisational Performance Assessment
    • Balanced Scorecard for Organisational Performance Assessment
  • Financial Restructuring

    • Restructuring of Funding Sources
    • Financial Evaluation of Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Financial Evaluation of Buybacks, Joint Ventures, Divestitures, and Non-Controlling Investments
  • Corporate Restructuring

    • Business Portfolio Restructuring
    • Organisational Restructuring
  • Business Process Re-engineering & Design Thinking

    • Process Improvement Framework
    • Process Improvement Tools
    • Introduction to Design Thinking
  • Organisational Inertia, Resistance, and Change

    • Role of Stability and Change in an Organisation
    • Sources of Organisational Inertia
    • Managing Behavioural Change
  • Communication Strategies in a Change Environment

    • Managing Communication Objectives
    • Stakeholder Analysis & Management
    • Communication Strategies in a VUCA environment
    • Managing Investor Communications
  • Business Turnarounds

    • Organisational Consolidation
    • Growth Strategies
    • Models of Strategic Change & Transformation
    • Managing Change Recipients
  • Capstone Project

    • Comprehensive Case Study Analysis
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

  • Dr. Santosh Sangem

    Dr. Santosh Sangem

    Associate Dean, VIL

    Dr. Sangem is a Chartered Accountant and an FPM from IIM Calcutta.

    His research interests are in economics, banking, corporate finance and business transformation. He has conducted executive education programmes for several companies including Accenture, Capgemini, Viacom, L&T, ONGC

  • Dr. Indrajit Mukherjee

    Dr. Indrajit Mukherjee

    Programme Director

    Dr. Mukherjee has a BTech from IIT Kharagpur and a PGDBM and an FPM from IIM Calcutta.

    He has worked with Honeywell, Tata and SAIL. His research interests include technology and innovation, strategy, corporate governance and business transformation.  He has presented award winning papers at Indian and international conferences.

Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
28th July, 2019 12 months Live-Online Teaching + 10 days of XLRI Campus Immersion, Jamshedpur INR 3,40,000 + taxes
Deadline Application Fees
Instalment 1 20th Jul, 2019 INR 1,00,000 (Programme fees) + 20,000 (Campus visit accommodation fees) + Applicable GST
Instalment 2 14th Oct, 2019 INR 1,00,000 (Programme fees) + Applicable GST
Instalment 3 14th Jan, 2020 INR 1,00,000 (Programme fees) + 20,000 and (Campus visit accommodation fees) + Applicable GST