- 57 participants to attend one academic term virtually with SDA Bocconi
- The programme is a part of the International Immersion Module of EPGP at IIM Indore
The virtual inauguration of the ‘Advanced Leadership Programme at SDA Bocconi’ for the One Year Full Time Post Graduate Programme for Executives (EPGP) at IIM Indore took place on September 09, 2022. The programme is a part of the International Immersion Module for EPGP, which is conducted in collaboration with one of the top-ranking international business schools. This year, this programme is being conducted in association with SDA Bocconi. Prof. Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, inaugurated the programme. Professor Saurabh Chandra, Chairperson – EPGP, IIM Indore, and Professor Veronica Vecchi, Programme Director, SDA Bocconi Executive Education Director, SDA Bocconi Asia Centre, were also present online. A total of 57 participants are attending the programme, 09 of whom are going to Italy.
Prof. Rai, in his address, spoke about similarities between IIM Indore and SDA Bocconi’s mission and vision. He noted that both institutions aim at creating contextually-relevant curricula and offering world-class education. ‘Similar to SDA Bocconi’s mission to drive the professional and personal transformation to impact the future of individuals, organizations, and society, we at IIM Indore are determined to develop socially conscious leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs who gain top-notch knowledge and utilize it to contribute to nation building. This programme aims to offer the participants an enriching learning experience and help them gain competencies that are a perfect match for them in the current scenario. He said this would help them take initiatives that bring a positive transformation in the world. All the subjects included in the curriculum would allow the students to gain knowledge in management and leadership and acquaint them with Italian culture. ‘This time, we have also introduced concentrations like Italian Excellence – Roots, Culture, Craftsmanship, and Family Business; and Sports Management in Europe. This will expose the participants to a different set of culture, work ethics, and management practices’, he said. Further, subjects like innovation in management, decision-making in times of uncertainty, change and environmental discontinuities, entrepreneurship and family business management, and design thinking will allow the participants to understand the nitty-gritty of these domains.
Prof. Chandra noted that the programme is designed to disseminate to participants about the increasingly globalized economic environment and issues of the world economy and enable them to understand and compare the businesses in emerging and developed economies. ‘The international immersion creates a perfect platform for participants to learn the global business and to broaden their knowledge about various aspects of rapidly globalizing economies,’ he said. The curriculum incorporates the latest trends in the industry, including climate finance, the institution of the European Union, public-private collaborations to achieve SDGs, sustainability, and luxury management’, he said.
Professor Vecchi stressed the need to remain sustainable and responsible and mentioned that corporates need to find ways in which they can incorporate values into the system. She noted that the programme includes guest talks, simulations, assignments, classes, and other interesting sessions. ‘The programme will give you a deeper perspective on relevant issues to act as a relevant leader. We live in a turbulent period, and it is important to strengthen certain skills to navigate the economic and societal challenges which are becoming relevant’, she said.
About the programme: The course content of the international immersion module at SDA Bocconi includes contemporary topics of the global business environment like design thinking, family business management, private equity and venture capital, luxury management, innovation management, digital transformation, infrastructure finance, doing business in Europe, etc. This program’s overall design focuses on complementing the theoretical underpinning with perspective from the latest industry practices, facilitating the participants a smooth transition back to their domains posts this intensive learning experience.