Armed forces are one of our most valuable work forces that contribute their highest level of services to the nation. The officers are believed to be highly oriented towards their task. They are self-disciplined, highly enthusiastic, and courageous. They possess high level of leadership ability, and also indulge in the job at hand with highest level of motivation. It is clear that in this technology savvy era, only knowledge-based employment is possible, and generalized experience will not be of help. Hence, we have designed a challenging learning experience that focuses on real-world problems, solutions and providing new knowledge and tools to face challenges in corporate arena. The focus of the programme would be on all functional aspects of management, like, operations management, marketing, strategy, human resource management and organizational behavior, Information technology and its recent development, economics, finance and accounting, and supply chain management. This programme acts as a platform for armed forces personnel to re-orient themselves towards their new professional life.
CCBMDO at IIM Indore is a twenty-four week, full-time programme. The objectives of the programme are:
- To familiarize the officers with a new framework, i.e. business environment.
- To orient them towards the management education and management training.
- To provide the understanding of the conceptual and analytical tools.
- To provide them skills related to all significant management fields including all technical and behavior techniques.
- To provide them the exposure in different areas of management that is necessary while selecting the second career.
Officers of all ranks from Captain to Brigadier equivalent only are eligible for this course. The selection is made by the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) India based on the applications received directly by them. For more details please visit – www.dgrindia.com
CCBMDO programme is spread over four terms. Academic input is delivered through two types of courses: Core and elective courses. Core courses will be taught over first three terms. They provide participants with the fundamental conceptual knowledge, analytical skills and techniques, contextual understanding. The elective courses offered in the last term of the programme, give participants a deeper understanding of different functional areas and enable them to specialize in areas of their choice.
The combination of core and elective courses helps the participants develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships crucial to successful business management. This will enable them to be more effective in their jobs while being sensitive to the issue and challenges confronting people in the other parts of the organization.
Pedagogy / Methodology
IIM Indore uses a combination of various teaching methods such as cases, projects, computer aided instructions, group discussions, lectures, seminars, simulations, presentations by participants, and lectures by guest speakers from industry and government. The case method is the predominant pedagogical tool. This sharpens the analytical skills of participants and helps analyze problems from multi-functional perspectives. Instructors mainly guide the group, encourage participants to develop and defend arguments, and take decisions. A visit to different industries will also be conducted in order to understand the organization working in real environment.
The course instructor will provide a course outline detailing the course objectives, contents, evaluation pattern and the appropriate references. Reading material or a book will also be provided to participants.
Performance of participants will be monitored on a continuous basis through quizzes, assignments, tests and examinations. To qualify an examination, the participants are required to fulfill all academic requirement.
On successful completion of the programme participants will be awarded with a “Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers”.