The 3-Tier Programme (3-TP) is a set of flagship executive programmes designed, developed and offered by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMA) with the following management philosophy:
Managerial effectiveness is enhanced if managerial competence and skill development activity are viewed from the perspective of the entire organisation.
Organisational growth and development are facilitated if executives are exposed to learning opportunities and experiences that simulate the activities and responsibilities of teams in organisations.
The process of change is accelerated and sustained when interventions on managerial skills are initiated simultaneously at several levels.
The potential for the development and up gradation of its people is considered a critical factor for an organisation in the long term.
Operationally, 3-TP is a set of three executive programmes designed to meet the developmental needs of middle, senior and top executives of medium and large organisations.
The 3-Tier Programmes which have been offered over 63 times in the past has so far attracted over 11,180 participants from public, private and government sector organisations.
Senior Leaders’ Programme
This programme is positioned at a strategic and senior leadership level and is meant for functional/domain heads and general managers who are involved in both strategy formulation and execution.
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The objectives of the programme are to:
Help participants in developing the outlook of a strategic business unit head or functional head, which requires the integration of the organisation’s overall strategy with functional strategies in various areas of management.
Sensitise participants to key contemporary concerns like the glocalisation of business, managing ambiguity and talent retention.
Enable participants to view various functions of management in today’s rapidly changing global economy.
The programme emphasises the decision-making and problem-solving approach through the dominant pedagogy of the “Case Method of Learning”. The approach involves defining problems, specifying objectives, generating criteria, developing options and choosing the best alternative in an uncertain environment. The case method uses real-life situations for discussion, thereby enhancing the applicability of the learning from the pedagogy. Additionally, the programme helps develop leadership skills such as coordination, motivation and inspiration and suggests measures to monitor and control processes and functions.
The programme is divided into several interdependent modules, each of which focuses on a different aspect or function of management from a senior management perspective. The programme concludes with an integrated exercise requiring participants to apply their learning from the modules to a real-life case.
Using analytics to deliver better value
Making business decisions using analytical tools
Data Visualization for Decision Making
Business and Competitive Strategy
Competitive and market dynamics
Strategy execution and organizational alignment
Understanding corporate investment
Making financial decisions
Corporate Governance and Ethics
Role of the Board in governance
Managing growth and diversification
Mergers, acquisitions and valuation
Managing Strategic Alliances
Tracking organisational performance through Performance Management Systems
Problem structuring and analysis
Dealing with uncertainty
Economic Environment and Policy
Framework for understanding the macro-economic environment
Elements of fiscal and monetary policies
Global economic environment
Financial and Cost Accounting
Analysis of financial statements
Costing for managerial decisions
Human Resource Management
Emerging trends in human resource management
Managing human resources for enhancing performance
Innovation and Change management
New-age business models
Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
Managing innovation across borders
IT as an enabler for modern businesses
Legal Aspects of Business Management
Contracts in business
Intellectual property issues
Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
Communication in crisis situations
Customer value creation
Product market choice imperatives
Trends in modern-day marketing
Organising operations for efficiency and effectiveness
Quality management and assurance
Uncertainty, Complexity and Risk in Projects
Leadership by Project Management
Leadership and team-building
Power in organisations
Understanding the role of Risk Management in modern business
Assessing financial and business risk
A mix of pedagogical tools — cases, lectures, discussions, presentations, audio-visuals and experiential exercises will be used. A typical day will include about five hours of classroom sessions and about six hours of group work and preparation for classroom discussions.
This programme is designed for senior management professionals of medium to large public and private sector organisations who are desirably above 35 years of age with more than 10 years of managerial experience. The participants are either in senior management positions reporting to the top management or are groomed to occupy such positions or are currently heading a functional department.