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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Executive General Management Programme

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The Executive General Management Programme (EGMP) is a part-time certificate programme designed for functional managers aspiring to move into a general management role to develop core business skills and competencies, which would equip them to handle issues involving cross-functional areas.

The EGMP brings together participants from diverse backgrounds, skills and experience, thereby enabling peer learning. The eminent faculty of IIMB handles the curriculum. The EGMP participants involve themselves actively in case studies and discussions, role-play, games, etc. They benefit immensely through continuous learning and networking with peers from different backgrounds, during and after the programme.


  • Introduce contemporary business models and practices to the participants.
  • Develop competence in the disciplines and skills associated with general management.
  • Provide guidance to think through advanced business strategies with a global perspective.

Programme Framework & Contents

Moving from delivering a functional strategy to responsibility for business strategy requires a broad perspective and additional knowledge. The EGMP prepares participants for this challenging transition by focusing on:

Business Environment, Individual and Organizational Competencies, Functional Knowledge (Key Business Areas) and Strategic Perspective.

Business Environment

An understanding of the fast changing environment and its impact on business is crucial for success.

Topics include:

  • Business, Government and Society
  • Managerial Economics (Micro & Macro)
  • Business Law
  • General Commercial Knowledge

Functional Knowledge

An appreciation of key concepts and activities within the primary management functional areas and interconnections among them is essential for aligning the functional areas with the business strategy.

Topics include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing

Strategic Perspective

This module integrates the functional Knowledge gained earlier and allows the managers to take decisions and develop strategies that are appropriate for different environments.

Topics include:

  • Corporate Strategy & Innovation
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Business Simulation Game
  • Individual and Organizational Competencies

Continuous enhancement of individual and organizational competencies, business performance is crucial.

Topics include:

  • Org. Structures and Processes
  • Organizational Behavior and HR
  • Business Statistics
  • Resource Optimization
  • Entrepreneurship

Who should attend

Mid-career professionals with potential for growth and graduates with a minimum of 5 years’ experience

Technologists seeking to broaden their knowledge of business and move on to general management responsibilities as business heads


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Course reviews

Operations Manager from India 2018
Course quality: good
Instructors: excellent
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Industry:information technology
IT Professional from India 2011
Course quality: good
Instructors: very good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Primary takeaway: Professional Development, Learning from real-time case studies and assignments. It helped how the various principles and processes can be applied at work.
Things to improve: I would rather suggest to convert exams to assignments for all the subjects.
Industry:information technology
Manager from India 2018
Course quality: very good
Instructors: excellent
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent
Operations Manager from India 2010
Course quality: excellent
Instructors: excellent
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent
Primary takeaway: Best suited for working professional.Good professional and practical insights and takeaways apart from being part of reputed institute.Excellant course coverage and evaluation.overall very good atmosphere for academic learning and professional interaction ,knowledge sharing
Things to improve: Suggest to include latest business and management trends
Executive from India 2013
Course quality: good
Instructors: good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): good
Primary takeaway: All subject was pertaining to my Professional experience
Things to improve: Nothing
Ravishankar R, Operations Executive from India 2016
Course quality: good
Instructors: very good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Industry:industry and manufacturing
General Manager from India 2019
Course quality: good
Instructors: very good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent