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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Strategic Cost & Performance Management

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Feb 15—18, 2020
4 days
Kolkata, India
INR 70000 ≈USD 989
INR 17500 per day


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About the course

The paradigm shift from cost accounting and control to strategic cost management and performance management has become imperative for organisations in today’s times ‐ where cost leadership and performance management is a vital strategy. In this scenario managing costs strategically and monitoring and controlling performance is clearly important for the long term sustainability of organisations.


In an increasingly competitive environment ‐ which today spans beyond national boundaries ‐ a key critical success factor is effective cost management by business enterprises. In this context, there is a need for practising managers to update their knowledge and skills to enable them to improve the effectiveness of their cost management initiatives. The objective of the programme is to provide necessary skills to participants which can be easily adapted to their work environment. Understanding costs, using it for planning (budgeting), pricing, cross functional decision making as also for cost management is a key requirement. This programme will provide a succinct introduction to these vital issues.

In addition, performance management, is becoming a vital initiative – given the enhanced competitiveness of markets in the face of unpredictable and volatile environment.


The programme will cover the following broad areas:

  • Overview of cost management issues
  • Activity based costing and management (ABC & ABM)
  • Relevant costing for managerial decision making
  • Standard Costing, Budgeting & Variance Analysis
  • Divisional Performance measurement including Transfer Pricing
  • Life Cycle Costing & Target Costing
  • Performance Evaluation & Management
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Beyond Budgeting

Who should attend

This programme is targeted to Managers with a minimum of 5 years professional experience from different functional areas that possess a basic knowledge of accounting and finance.

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Purusottam Sen

My professional experience has spanned not just academics and research but also working for large corporations and consulting as well. I have taught post graduate students and advised doctoral students at some very well-known institutes in India, Armenia, Dubai and Singapore for over 20 years. In...


Sudhir Jaiswall

Prof. Sudhir S. Jaiswall is a faculty member in the Finance and Accounting area at IIM Calcutta. He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, MS in Business from University of Rochester (USA), and M. Com (Gold Medalist) and Ph.D. from University of Calcutta. He is a Cost Accountan...


Manju Jaiswall

Prof. Manju Jaiswall is a faculty member in the Finance and Accounting area at IIM Calcutta. She has done her M.Phil in Commerce (Gold medallist) from Calcutta University and doctorate in Management from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Her research interests are in the areas of Corporat...


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