Executive Program In International Business

IIM Calcutta has been at the forefront of executive education for the last three decades and has been widely acclaimed for the various innovative and customized programs it has introduced over the years based on its front line teaching, research and consulting.

Executive Programme in International Business is one such specialized management programme to keep pace with today’s requirement where globalization, internet and hyper competition has dramatically re-shaped the markets and has changed the way business is being done. Today, one has to keep pace with the customer’s requirement and has to bring in services and products as per global standards. The Programme has been specially designed to help students acquire knowledge and skill to help work in International companies and environment. This executive long distance programme is designed to expose participants to the latest management concepts and practices.  The programme covers aspects related to International Business Environment, Challenges in International Marketing & Sales, International Operations, International Logistics and Supply Chain etc.


Alignment with LDP Mission and Goals:

The course is fully aligned with the LDP mission and goals on all the counts mentioned in the LDP documents.


The pedagogy will be highly interactive. It will leverage use of technology and consist of a judicious blend of lectures, real life case studies, quizzes and assignments.

Classroom Component

This component forms the core of EPIB.

Campus Component

The in-campus component is held either at the beginning, during or end of the 1 year Program. This is a crucial component covering 4 days/5 nights.

The Program will help the participant to understand

The challenges in today’s International Business Scenarios and identify them

The roles and responsibilities of an International Business Manager

The International aspects towards Logistics & Supply Chain Management, International Marketing & Sales, International Finance

The Cross culture differences and understand different International markets

Global Economic Developments and their impact

International Trade

Programme USP:

Premier & successful International Business Programme from IIMC – India’s foremost business school

Revised and updated course content and coverage

Books, Cases and Study Materials included in the Course

A new team of programme directors, each from the core business area, to build in more rigour & quality into the program

Specially selected core faculty with special inputs from International faculty and industry experts

Quality interactions and increased peer group learning

Specifically designed for working executives with all the flexibility benefits of Interactive Onsite Learning.

Participants selected, based on elaborate selection process and profiling.

Alumni Status from IIMC – Huge alumni base from past batches have been largely benefited from this programme.  Several participants have advanced their careers within and outside their organizations.

Optional International Visit

Programme Benefits:

Superior performance on the job, Exclusive focus on imparting managerial skills & Development of career

Program Objectives

Premier certification from IIM Calcutta

Career Enhancement

Why should a student chose this Program & not others:

Recognized Certification from IIMC – the foremost B School in the country and reputed to be one of Asia’s finest business schools

Special inputs from International Faculty & industry Experts, which is not being offered by any other IB programmes in the market presently.

Rigorous Programme Structure with assessments for every course

Competitive Price of less than 2.4 lacs (all inclusive) – This price for a program of this brand is not available in country today

Learning from the best faculty Industry Experts in India and abroad

Alumni membership of IIMC present globally – which has its own sets of advantages for identity, brand value, and marketability of the participants

Peer learning through rich student profile & Networking opportunities.


Schedule& Duration

Schedule: Classes will be conducted on Wednesday: 6:45pm to 9:45pm & Saturday: 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Duration: EPIB is of 1 year duration.

Evaluation Methodology

An examination will be held for every course. To complete the Program successfully participants will need to pass in all subjects (including projects) and acquire a minimum of “average” grade (out of four grades, namely, “Excellent”, “Good”, “Average” and “Poor”). Candidates successfully completing the Program will get a completion certificate and grade sheet from IIMC.



IIM Calcutta shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. IIM Calcutta will directly award a certificate to participants who complete the program successfully. Giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the Program.


Who Should Attend

Junior & Middle level executives looking forward to making a career in International Business.


Program Directors

Prof. Chetan Joshi, Prof. Debashish Bhattacherjee, Prof. Megha Sharma

Quick Look

  • Eligibility Criteria Open or Close

    Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed with minimum 2 years of work experience

    Graduates (10+2+3) / Post Graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate- considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognized by UGC/AICTE.

    Desired Proficiencies in the Candidate (in addition to the Eligibility Criteria

    Proficiency in English since it would be the medium of instruction.

    Basic numerical ability and mathematical skills .

    Ability to reason logically .

    General awareness – including knowledge of Industry .

  • Course Structure Open or Close

     Global Trade & Business Environment

     Cost and Management Accounting for Global Business

     International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

     Data Analytics and Decision Making for Business

     International Human Resource Management

     International Economics

     Financial Strategy & Risk Management for Global Business

     Legal & Regulatory Environment of International Business

     International Marketing

     International Management Behavior

     Designing Effective Global Organizations

     Strategic Management

     Capstone Project


    Note: Students will have to undertake a capstone project during the course. The project should be undertaken under a faculty guide and a report must be submitted to IIM Calcutta through the faculty guide at the end of the course.

  • Course Fees Open or Close

    For Indian Students
    Application Fee INR 2,000/-
    Program Fee INR 1,85,000/- + Service Tax
    Registration Fee INR 4,625/- + Service Tax
    Campus Fee INR 30,000/- + Service Tax
    Total Fee  INR 2,19,625/-

    IIMC invests a lot to maintain high quality of program delivery. The student fee includes all the course material which is books, simulations and cases, certification and alumni membership for IIMC.

    Program fees are payable online or through Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Hughes Communications India Limited”

    Campus fee is mandatory and will be payable by student directly to “Indian Institute of Management Calcutta”.

    Campus fee includes Books/ Study Materials Fee for the complete program.

    Total Fee exclusive of Application Fee.


    Important Dates:

    Last date of application:10th September 2015

    Last date of 1st installment: 6th October 0215

    Orientation and briefing: 8th October 2015

    Class start date: To be announced


    Installment Details

    Installment Date Amount INR
    I 6th October 2015 INR 96,473/-
    II 6th January 2016 INR 74,100/-
    III 6th April 2016 INR 45,600/-
    Installment amounts inclusive of taxes. Does not include campus fees.

  • Application Process Open or Close

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  • Learning Experience Open or Close

    The Program is aimed at helping the participant to understand:

    The challenges in today’s International Business Scenarios and identify them

    The roles and responsibilities of a International Business Manager

    The International aspects towards Logistics & Supply Chain Management, International Marketing & Sales, International Finance

    The Cross culture differences and understand different International markets

    Global Economic Developments and their impact

    International Trade

    Annexure – 1: List of Companies: 

    A number of companies nominate their employees to EPIB. Few of them are listed below.

    ABB Ltd

    ABN-Amro Bank

    ABS India Ltd

    Accenture Services

    Adani Power ltd

    Agilent Technologies

    AMD India Ltd

    Asian Paints Ltd

    Delphi Automotive Systems


    Dr. Reddy’s Lab

    Engineer’s India Ltd

    Ericsson India Ltd

    EvalueServe Ltd

    Firstsource Solution

    Govt. of Chhattisgarh

    GMR Ltd

    Govt. of Jharkhand

    HDFC Bank Ltd

    Hewlett Packard Ltd

    Hexware Tech

    Honda Siel Cars India

    Honeywell Ltd

    HP Software India


    Aviva life Insurance

    Axis Bank Ltd


    Bank of America




    IBM India Ltd

    India Infoline Co Ltd

    Indian Railways

    Infosys Technologies Intelli Group

    JP Morgan Ltd

    L & T Infotech Ltd

    Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd

    LG Electronics India

    Aircel Ltd.

    Valvoline Cummins

    Mahindra Mahindra

    Malayala Manorama

    Maruti Suzuki Ltd

    Metlife Ltd

    Microsoft Ltd

    Mphasis Ltd

    NIIT Ltd.

    Bharti Axa Life Insurance

    Birlasoft Ltd.

    Blue Star Ltd



    British Airways Ltd

    Capgemini India Ltd

    Nokia India Pvt. Ltd

    Nokia Siemens

    Oracle CORP

    Orissa Power Gen

    Pantaloon Retail

    Patni Computer


    Qualcomm India Pvt. R R Donnelley Global Reliance Comm

    Renault Nissan

    Sap Labs India Pvt Ltd

    Satyam Computers


    Schneider Electric Ltd

    Serdia Pharma

    Standard Chartered

    Sterlite Optical Ltd

    Carrefour C & C

    Caterpillar India Ltd

    CavinKare Ltd

    Century Rayon

    Coal Indian Ltd

    Cognizant – CTS

    Colt Technology Serv

    Dell India Ltd

    Suzlon Energy Ltd

    Tata Chemicals Ltd


    Tata Motors

    Tata Power Co. ltd

    Tata Tele Services Ltd

    Tech Mahindra Ltd

    The TOI Group

    Torm Shipping Ltd

    United Health Group

    United Technologies

    VFS Global Ltd

    Vodafone Essar Ltd

    Volvo India

    Whirlpool India Ltd.

    Wipro Infotech Ltd Wipro Ltd

    Wipro Technologies


    Annexure – 2: Possible Career Options
    After completing a professional certification in International Business, one can be absorbed in export houses or with merchandisers. The responsibilities assigned to a professional may be documentation related to export / import and liasoning with the tax & custom authorities. Their work also involves liasoning between exporters and port authority. CHA (Custom House Agents) are required by the exporters to facilitate the custom clearance. Similarly, export managers and executives are much in demand for insurance companies particularly marine insurance corporations where they are required to assess the loss or physical damage to the goods shipped in a country. They are assigned the responsibilities of assessors, surveyors and certifiers. This is a very technical and specified job which not only requires professional competence but also demands knowledge of latest standards and legislations in international business to cope up with the situation.

    In marketing field there lies enormous scope for the management graduates with IB specialization. For boosting overseas sales, searching new business hubs and potential markets abroad, marketing professionals are desired by the export houses. Global exposure is an added advantage for these professionals. In addition to the above, international marketing executives suggest strategies based on marketing research and predict demand and potential buyers abroad. They are also engaged in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

    Consultancy is one of the most sought after and remunerative career for international business professionals. An international business consultant is responsible for providing relevant and up – to – date information about various aspects of business development and market information for international companies. The international business consultant conveys information about foreign business investments, opportunities, competitive companies and even information about business practices and legal implications of owning a business in another country. International business consultants work for companies that are already in international markets or with companies that are planning international expansions or investments.

    Risk analysis and business analysis based on research is also a part of responsibility to international business consultant. If one can develop and exposed to the international trade legislation, negotiation and research in international trade, he will surely find suitable positions in WTO, UNCTAD, IMF, World Bank, Regional Trade Blocks and trade associations.

    Experts in commodity trade are also required for the posts catering to the needs of the exporters and importers. The persons with interest in legal affairs of international trade disputes ranging from patents, specific product and service categories related to geographical locations, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, customs, tariffs and non-tariff issues are much in demand to solve the legal disputes among countries.  A certification in international business with law qualification is sufficient to grab the opportunity in this sector.

    International finance has also emerged as a major sector attracting experts in managing the finance related affairs of multinational corporations and Despite the increasing demand of experts in international business management, there is a dearth of faculty in international business in management institutions offering and planning to offer these courses.

    Media reporting and journalism related to import export and commodity specific reporting can also be a good opportunity to the young people having a flare for international business news in print and electronic media.

    People having analytical skills and background in international finance are placed at different positions in finance related departments of banks and financial institutions.

    Today, banks have their own separate wings of foreign exchange transactions, export finance, risk management and consultancy in international financial management where every task related to foreign exchange dealings and export import finance is performed e.g. letter of credit etc.  EXIM bank, public & private and foreign banks also appoint specialized people in international finance, foreign exchange, risk management and currency derivatives.

    Entrepreneurship is also one of the lucrative career options for the persons who desire to have their own export house for facilitating international trade practices. The professional having some experience in export – import documentation can establish their offices in dry ports, SEZ and export processing zones (EPZs) and provide services to the clients (in this case exporters and importers) related to every aspect of procedural requirement of export and import.

    International accounting is also an area where the experts in accounting operations may be posted in multinational corporations and firms engaged in international business operations. The accounting professionals are required for compliance of international accounting norms and standards.

    Most of the companies offer handsome salary packages along with other lucrative facilities.

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