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  • #3 Top Management Institution*
  • 12 Month
  • 150 Hours of Live Interactive Sessions
  • 10 Days of IIM Calcutta Campus Visit
  • IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni Status
*NIRF Ranking 2022

"The future belongs to companies that put technology at the center of their outlook, capabilities, and leadership mandate."1

"CEOs around the world expect to return to a strong economic growth over the next two years and their top ask from their CIOs is digitalisation."2

IIM Calcutta Advantage

  • Triple Accreditation First B-School in India to get accreditation by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB
  • Member of CEMS Only Indian B-School to be part of this global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs
  • Ranked #1 BT-MDRA Best B-School 2023, Fortune India Best B-School Survey 2023, Open Magazine's Best B-School Survey 2024
  • Ranked #4 India Ranking by NIRF 2023
  • India’s First IIM Over 6 decades of unmatched excellence

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961, in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation, and the Indian Industry. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation, imparting high-quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, Research and Consulting Activities. It is ranked at #3 Management Business School in Asia and under Top 25, globally. For more information please visit IIM Calcutta website .

Digital Business Leadership Certification Program Overview

The Advanced Certification Programme in Digital Business Leadership, offered by IIM Calcutta in collaboration with TalentSprint, is a comprehensive 12-month program designed for current and aspiring CXOs and senior management professionals. This program provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to lead digital transformation initiatives in today's business landscape.

The program combines the expertise of renowned faculty from IIM Calcutta and industry experts to deliver a highly interactive live online learning experience. Participants will engage in live interactive sessions, where they will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and peers, discuss real-world case studies, and gain insights from industry leaders.

The leadership program includes two campus visits of 5 days each to IIM Calcutta, providing participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant academic environment and engage in face-to-face interactions with faculty and fellow participants. These visits offer a unique networking opportunity and enhance the overall learning experience.

To ensure a well-rounded learning experience, the program encompasses a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Participants will cover 36% of the program through on-campus projects, case studies, and hands-on sessions, allowing them to apply their learning directly to real-world scenarios

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive an Executive Education Certification from IIM Calcutta and gain the prestigious status of IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni. This recognition further adds value to their professional profile and opens doors to new opportunities in the digital business domain.

Campus Visit

Programme designed for Senior Leaders

  • IIM Calcutta Advantage
    Get certified by IIM Calcutta, ranked #3 in Asia, Triple Accreditation - AMBA,
  • Experiential Learning
    Leverage distinctive pedagogy of Case Studies, Hands-on Sessions, Sapere Aude’ talk and Campus Visits
  • Top Faculty
    Learn from IIM Calcutta Faculty
    and industry leaders in
    digital leadership practices
  • Executive Alumni Status
    Become an Alumni of IIM Calcutta Executive Education and network with
    top professionals

Learn from Accomplished Academia

Programme Directors

Prof. Priya Seetharaman
Ph.D. Management Information Systems (MIS)

Priya Seetharaman is a Professor in the Management Information Systems group at IIM Calcutta. She teaches advanced courses in MIS for MBA, Exec-MBA, Doctoral Programme and executive programmes, primarily centered around IT Strategy and Governance and Digital Transformation. She has received funding for her research projects on ‘Planning Smart Cities to Promote Civic Engagement and Stakeholder Participation’, ‘Information Technology Use Maturity' and 'Public Health in West Bengal: Systems and Processes’. Her research areas of interest include IT Strategy and Governance, Healthcare IT, and Decision Support Systems.

Prof. Anirvan Pant
Ph.D. Corporate Strategy and Policy

Anirvan Pant is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at IIM Calcutta. In his research, he focuses on Indian firms and business leaders grappling with processes of strategic change and questions of strategic leadership over time. In particular, he retains an interest in how firms adapt and respond to the changing demands made upon their business models, their identity, and their purpose by their stakeholders in an ever-evolving business environment. Anirvan’s work has been published in leading scholarly and practitioner journals, including, the Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and has been cited in the Economist.

Meet your Programme Directors

Learn how this programme will impact your career


Master a powerful strategic multi-disciplinary framework to
Lead in the digital era

Sense Digital

  • Understanding Disruptive Technologies & Digital Transformation
  • Digitalization amidst Deglobalization
  • Discovering the Self Amidst Change
  • Problem Framing Amidst Ambiguity & Uncertainty
  • Platform Businesses in India
  • Design Thinking
  • Sectoral Perspectives on Digital Business Leadership [Sapere aude]

Think Digital

  • Economics of Digital
  • Demystifying Deep Tech and the Pillars of Digital Business
  • Customer-Centricity in the Digital Age

Craft Digital

  • Succeeding with Digital Products
  • Strategic Thinking and Digital Business Models
  • Recrafting Marketing in the Digital Era
  • Embedding DeepTech in Organizations
  • Digital: A Policy Perspective [Sapere aude]

Act Digital

  • Engaging the Self Amidst Change
  • Managing Change
  • Strategic Leadership for Enterprise Growth
  • The Agile Organization
  • Storytelling and Strategic Communication in the Digital Era
  • Digital Dilemmas and Ethics in the Age of Big Data and AI [Sapere aude]

Capstone Projects

  • Examining Digital Shift, or
  • Creating a High-Tech Startup Business Plan

DCDetailed Curriculum

High Impact Format Designed and Perfected
for the Leaders

  • 12-Month
    Executive Programme

  • 2 Campus Visits of 5 days each
    to IIM Calcutta

  • Live Interactive Sessions by
    IIM Calcutta Faculty and Industry Experts

  • 36% program covered on-campus through Projects, Case Studies and Hands-on Sessions

Applications Open for Batch 2

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform

Build a Digital Mindset and Drive
Organisational Growth

Professional Growth

  • Lead self and others through
    the digital disruption
  • Develop insights into
    disruptive technologies
  • Advocate a culture of design
    thinking in your organisation

Transformational Impact

  • Build strong customer
    value propositions
  • Enable a culture of
    digital transformation
  • Co-create and innovate
    with the digital ecosystem

Gain IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni Status

  • Get an IIM Calcutta Email address after your course completion
  • Access to Alumni Portal to stay connected with the elite IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni Network of 27,000 members
  • Network with all IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni
  • Get updates on Alumni Achievements, Jobs and LIVE Project opportunities
  • Be entitled for a discount of 5% on program fee on opting for other
    IIM Calcutta Executive Programs

Exceptional Learning with a Diverse Peer Group

From Top Organizations

JP Morgan
ICICI Lombard
IDFC First Bank
Tata Motors
Aarti Industries
Firstsource Solutions
Hitech Gears
Labcorp Drug Development
Max Life Insurance

From Across Indian Cities and International Locations


Find out why aspiring CXOs want to join the programme

"I aim to play a leadership role in the India-Japan digital collaboration space by leveraging leadership competencies which I expect to learn from this programme."
Senior Manager at a Finance Research Company

"I want to learn advanced techniques and implement them in my workplace to enhance productivity which will, in turn, give me utmost satisfaction in my career and benefit the organisation at a broader level."
Associate Vice President (IT) at a leading Financial Advisory Consulting Company

"Through this programme and the networking opportunities it provides, I like to understand emerging trends and practices to lead my organisation through the change successfully."
VP (Global Services) at one of the world’s largest Automobile Manufacturers

"I want to expand my horizon and be equipped with the knowledge and principles of transforming businesses digitally - conceptualising, implementing, executing and accelerating for future growth."
VP (Marketing Practise) for one of the world’s top IT Companies

"I am very eager to learn how organisations need to strategize and act on their digital transformation in this information age. I can directly benefit from these concepts and implement the learning in my current role."
VP at one of the world’s largest Automobile Manufacturers

"I want to learn the best practices in simplifying manual processes using the digital medium to create on-demand transactions at the point of sale, including a paperless journey to buy and sell used cars."
CEO of India’s #1 Automotive Instant Lending FinTech Platform

"This programme will provide me an overview of all dimensions of digitalization of business, help me sharpen my skills on managing digitalization, optimising business profitability, and provide networking opportunities."
CFO of India’s #1 Automotive Instant Lending FinTech Platform

"I find this programme very relevant to the current industry situation, and it can help me systematically learn how to drive digital transformation in complex organisations."
Innovation Practice Leader at a leading global IT Company

"This programme is relevant to my aspirations of learning and moving forward in the executive leadership career path."
Senior VP at a leading BPO Company

"I want to acquire strategic skills for digital transformation as the engagement models for clients in IT are moving more towards a partnership model involving good governance, insights and strategic advisory."
Delivery Leader for a Tech Implementation Consulting Company (IT Partner to the world’s 3rd largest stock exchange)

"The programme fits my requirement, as it covers the nextgen digital topics in general and their application in the financial industry, in specific."
Chief Manager for a leading Insurance Services Company

"This programme will help me grow towards digital leadership and help me build a digital mindset towards digital transformation and drive organisational growth."
Senior Manager for a global Enterprises Information Management Company

"I want to understand the different dimensions and perspective of digital adoption, and application of trending technologies and use cases."
Enterprise Architect for a global Multinational Conglomerate Company

Note: These are edited versions based on the details submitted by various programme applicants.

Ideal for

Current and Aspiring Digital CXOs

Business Leaders, Senior Management Professionals, Technologists, Startup Leaders across a wide variety of industries globally.

Senior professionals with decision making roles from sectors largely transformed by digitisation - IT, Communication, Automobiles, BFSI, FMCG, Consulting, Healthcare, Retail, eCommerce etc.

Senior technology consultants tasked with solving client’s business problems with digital solutions


  • Education Any Bachelor/Master’s degree in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks
  • Experience Senior leaders with minimum 10 years of experience and an impactful career path

Enrolment Process

  • Application

    Apply for the

  • Block Your Seat


  • Enrollment

    Selection by IIM Calcutta Committee**

  • Enrollment

    Join the

*Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days  
a Education Certificate  
b Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

**Selection for the programme will be done by IIM Calcutta and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants

Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Domestic Participants
Programme Fee* ₹6,00,000

EMI Facility Available GST as applicable

Special Pricing for Corporates

  • 10 Years of
  • 200K Empowered
  • 95% Completion
  • 85 Net Promoter

Established in 2010, TalentSprint (a part of the NSE group) is a global EdTech company offering cutting-edge, deeptech, management programs for early career and experienced professionals, with top institutions/organizations. It creates a highly-skilled niche talent pool to meet new-age industry demands. The company’s digital learning platform offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. It is also a recipient of various prestigious accolades. Some of the recent ones are:

Education Excellence Award 2022

EdTech Leader of The Year 2023

Best Edtech Company of The Year 2023

Digital Learning Company of The Year 2023

Best Edtech Solution of The Year 2023

Most Breakthrough Product of the Year 2023

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