Young Entrepreneurs Programme

Start Date:Aug 27, 2018 End Date:Sep 1, 2018
Last Date for Application:August 13, 2018 Last Date for Early Bird:August 6, 2018
Programme Fee: 250000 INR

Plus 18% GST

Early Bird Fee:232500 INR

Plus 18% GST

The programme is spread over two modules of six days each (Total 12 days).  

Module I : August 27 - September 1, 2018

Entrepreneurs have the potential to create immense social and economic value for a country.  However, an entrepreneur's journey is not without struggles – at both personal and professional levels.Young Entrepreneurs Programme (YEP) aims to prepare young entrepreneurs to address and overcome these struggles.

This programme is intended for young entrepreneurs who want to improve their personal leadership qualities and the organizational and financial performance of their firms as they launch and grow high impact businesses.

Here are some videos that provide more information about the programme, its objectives, and last year's participants' profiles.

• Introducon to the programme:
• Director's message:
• Faculty Chair's message:
• Experiences of parcipants:

  • Opportunity to learn from IIMA faculty with deep research and teaching expertise related to entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy formulation and implementation.
  • The structure of the programme— two modules that are three months apart— will afford participants the opportunity to reflect on their learnings, apply them in their business context and come back to campus to share their experiences with the same cohort and build further on their learning.
  • A strong cohort of participants who are young entrepreneurs from various industries who will share insights drawn on their experiences.
  • Relevant cases and readings that provide a deep understanding of the strategic, operational, and leadership challenges involved in launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures and small-medium and family-owned businesses.
  • Focus on decision-making and action that enables content to be implemented by participants to enable them to become effective entrepreneurial leaders and general managers of high growth/high impact firms.
  • Analytics and tools needed to become a successful entrepreneurial leader and general manager.
  • Interactions with young and successful entrepreneurs.


  • Entrepreneurship: to be a successful entrepreneur

Leadership, entrepreneurship, self-effecveness, design thinking (how to create/design an organisaon), growth of small and medium enterprises, governance issues in family businesses and IPOs/venture capital.

  • General Management: to be an effecve general manager

Strategy formulaon and implementaon, advanced markeng management, finance and accounng, and advanced supply chain management.

The case method of study will be the primary educaonal method. We will focus primarily on case studies of various entrepreneurial organisaons. In addion, we will employ a mix of lecture-discussions and in-class exercises. Parcipants will engage as protagonists of situaons, reflect on daily learnings and arrive at
personal insights that will help them to be more effecve as entrepreneurs.

This programme is for young entrepreneurs who have launched new ventures and who aspire to grow their small or mid-sized enterprises into high impact businesses. This programme is also for young entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to improve the financial performance of their current businesses. Entrepreneurs who would like to go through execuve educaon programmes on general management and specialized programmes on entrepreneurship and leadership would benefit greatly from this offering. Second or third generaon members of a family business or promoter-led firm will benefit from this programme as well.