INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Executives (ILPSE) – India

The INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Executives (ILPSE) – India is a one-year part-time general management and business leadership programme. Now in its 11th year, ILPSE offers an integrated approach to general management that combines the imagination and creativity of entrepreneurship with the strong functional focus of operating managers. With an extraordinary record of success, this transformative programme will prepare you for senior management roles and provide a timely boost for your career.

The programme brings an outstanding peer group, immersions across INSEAD’s global campuses and tailored career support.

INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Executives (ILPSE)

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Why Should You Consider the Programme?


ILPSE is thoroughly intense and exhilarating. While you continue in your career, you periodically participate in intense learning in a stimulating environment and blend your new knowledge with work back at the office.

ILPSE’s academic component is structured around three types of modules: general management and leadership-oriented modules leading to integrated learning of leadership related skills and behaviours; functional modules; and advanced functional modules. In addition, participants will complete optional online coursework covering basic financial concepts.

Leading Self

  • Personal Leadership Agenda
  • Unconscious Group Dynamics-Beneath the Surface
  • Networking and Social Capital
  • Emotions and Emotional Intelligence
  • INSEAD Global Executive Leadership Mirror (GELM) – 360° Feedback and Leadership Coaching

Leading Teams

  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Leading People and Teams
  • Change Management
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Leadership Transition
  • Negotiations
  • Leadership Communication

Leading Organisation

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Digital Transformation
  • Design Thinking
  • Game Theory
  • Accounting, Finance and Private Equity
  • Macroeconomics
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Capstone General Management Simulation

Unlearn. Learn. Challenge. Be Challenged.

The Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

Tap into your creativity and all that you have learnt in the programme to develop an original business idea and create an action plan to bring it to fruition.

The Phoenix Encounter

A dynamic group exercise where you will put a hypothetical business model to the test, react to forces of disruption, and collaborate with your peers to create a strategic blueprint to see it "Rise from the Ashes."

The Business Leader Interview

A unique opportunity to expand your horizons by conducting a one-on-one conversation with a highly successful global executive, someone you admire. Past participants have interviewed business luminaries Michael Dell, Azim Premji and Narayana Murthy, among others.

Participant Testimonials

Alumni Benefits

With over 62,000 alumni distributed across 177 countries with 167 nationalities, our alumni are citizens of the world.

Programme Directors

Paddy V. Padmanabhan
V. (Paddy) Padmanabhan
Professor of Marketing
The Unilever Chaired Professor of Marketing Academic Director,
Emerging Markets Institute
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Bala Vissa
Balagopal (Bala) Vissa
Professor of Entrepreneurship
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*Contributing faculty subject to change

Participant Profile

The diversity of participants is critical to the learning experience. Our participants come from a wide range of functions, industries, backgrounds, companies and life experiences. What they all share in common is:




Module Module Description Date Location
Module 1 Program Introduction June–August 2022 Live Online
Managing Leadership Transition | Personal Leadership Agenda
Financial Accounting Live Online + Online
Module 2 Integrated Immersion Week

Building Useful Networks | Change Management (X Teams Simulation) | Leading Change in Complex Organisations | Corporate Entrepreneurship | Strategy | Macroeconomics | Leadership Communication
1–7 October 2022 In Person - Singapore
Module 3 Corporate Finance | Private Equity October–November 2022 Live Online
Module 4 Integrated Immersion Week

Beneath the Surface | Getting Things Done | Emotions and Emotional Intelligence | Influence and Persuasion
8–14 January 2023 In Person - Mumbai
Module 5 Advanced Corporate Finance | Operations Management January–February 2023 Live Online
Module 6 Integrated Immersion Week

Judgement and Decision Making | Applied Game Theory / Strategic Thinking | Multi-Business Strategy | Reimagining Organizations
30 April–6 May 2023 In Person - Singapore
Module 7 Marketing #1 | Digital Marketing | Digital Business Strategies March 2023

May 2023
Live Online
Negotiation Skills | Design Thinking
Module 8 Integrated Immersion Week

Marketing #2 | GELM based group coaching | SATTVA Simulation | SATTVA Learnings and Graduation
25 June–2 July 2023 In Person - Fontainebleau, France
Note: Programme schedule is subject to change for reasons beyond the control of INSEAD.


Round Date Application Fees
Round 1 Closed -
Round 2 Closed -
Round 3 Closed -
Round 4 Closed -
Round 5 Closed -
Programme Fee: 66,000 SGD
We can connect you to external education loan providers if you require financial assistance.
Note: Includes accommodation, coffee breaks, lunches and select dinners.
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