India surpassed $400 billion in exports in FY 2022, an all-time high for the country.1

Import/Export witnessed a rise in job postings for talent by 47%, the steepest among all industry segments.2

Why do global business executives prefer
this programme?

  • Learn from the Best
    IIFT, #1 Management Institution by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Contemporary Curriculum
    Deep understanding of international business strategy and trade practices
  • High Impact Learning
    Live Interactive Classes, Research Projects, Campus Visits, Port Visit
  • Network with 50K+ Alumni
    Become an Alumnus of IIFT and network with diverse professionals

International Business Strategy Course Overview

The International Business Strategy Course is an 18-month Executive Post Graduate Diploma program offered by IIFT in collaboration with TalentSprint. It is designed for experienced professionals looking to broaden their global business perspective and create a strong global presence for their products and services.

This program is ideal if you are interested in deepening your understanding of international trade and strategy, entering new markets, and building strategic partnerships. It is best suited for working executives with a minimum of 5 years of experience and a graduate degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks.

Throughout the program, you will gain expertise in strategic decision-making for international markets. The course includes 3 campus visits to IIFT, each lasting 6 days, which includes a Port Visit and a Valedictorian Ceremony. Additionally, you will have access to online live interactive sessions conducted by IIFT faculty and industry experts.

The course curriculum features best-in-class self-learning content, case studies, and research projects to enhance your practical knowledge. All program modules will be delivered online through TalentSprint's digital platform,, providing a seamless and interactive learning experience.

Join the International Business Strategy Course to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the global business landscape and take your business to new heights.

Is this programme right for me?

This programme is ideal for you if you are interested in

  • Broadening your global view of the business beyond borders
  • Creating a global footprint for your business and products
  • Deepening your understanding of international trade and strategy
  • Entering new markets and building strategic partnerships

Am I eligible for the programme?

  • The programme is best suited for working executives who are graduates in any discipline with atleast 50% marks and a minimum of 5 years of experience.

Where do the alumni of this programme work?

50K plus IIFT alumni working with top global organizations

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How will I benefit from this programme?

The programme equips you with the expertise required for
strategic decision-making for international markets.

For Professional Growth

  • Get in-depth understanding of the operational aspects of international business
  • Gain an insight into the contemporary business strategy models
  • Become agile to the changing global business environment

Drive Organisational Growth

  • Help your organisation thrive in the global markets
  • Develop dynamic business models that help scale growth beyond geography
  • Formulate successful strategies in global business scenarios

International Business Strategy Course Curriculum

The programme will have three trimesters spread across 18 months.

Trimester 1

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Global Leadership Strategies
  • Cost Management Strategies
  • Economics of Pricing Strategies
  • Global Business Environment
  • IT Applications in Management
  • Business Statistics

Trimester 2

  • Corporate Financial Strategies
  • International Business Laws
  • Global Sourcing
  • International Marketing Strategies
  • Macro-Economic Policies
  • Services Marketing
  • Cross-Cultural Management (Seminar paper)
  • Business Ethics (Seminar Paper)

Trimester 3

  • International Business Negotiation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Strategy Evaluation & Implementation
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Corporate Forex Management Strategies

Who will I learn from?

You will learn from an eminent IIFT faculty group and industry experts led by the programme director.

Programme Director

Dr. Oindrila Dey
Ph.D., Applied Microeconomics, Jadavpur University
Assistant Professor at IIFT

Applied Microeconomic Theory | Game Theory | Industrial Organisation | Trade and Development Economics
  • Served as Assistant Professor of Economics at leading educational institutions, including FLAME University, Pune and Jai Hind College (Mumbai University), Mumbai
  • Authored research articles in leading publications like Economics Bulletin, Trade and Development Review, Indian Economic Review, The Wire and South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance (SAGE Publications)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Business & Economic Issues (JBEI), a UGC Enlisted and Approved Peer-reviewed journal
  • Life Member of the Bengal Economic Association
  • An acknowledged expert in Applied Microeconomic Theory, Game theory, Industrial Organisation, Labour Economics, Experimental Economics and Transport Economics

Dr. K. Rangarajan
Ph.D. in Management
Professor, Head - Kolkata Campus, IIFT

Strategic Management and Business Planning | Organisational Restructuring | Cluster Development and Strategies | Management of TPOs and State Enterprises and allied areas
  • 25+ years of experience in teaching, consulting, research and academic administration, which includes four years of industry at the middle level with MNC, three years in an overseas university
  • Conducted research for the Commonwealth Secretariat, UK
  • Served as National Expert for UNIDO, Austria, for their Innovation in Textiles Industry Project
  • Served as National Expert for the Evaluation Missions of UNIDO for their projects implemented in India
  • Published books titled 'Strategic Management & Business Policy' and 'Working Capital Management'
  • Reviewer for many Journals, including Elsevier
  • Member of CII, FICCI and BNCCI
  • Nominated member of Sub-committee of MSMEs in XIIth Five-Year Plan preparation, GoI

Dr. Gautam Dutta
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, MBA, B.E (Mechanical)
GCPCL, Harvard Business School

International Marketing Management and Strategy | Cross Border Trade | Entrepreneurship | Small Business Management | SME Internationalisation
Professor of Marketing, International Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Head of Centre for North Eastern Studies (CeNEST) Division at IIFT Kolkata
  • 30+ years of experience in post-graduate teaching in management, training, research, and project consultancy on SME enterprise development and trade promotion.
  • Headed the MDP Division at IIFT Kolkata Campus.
  • Worked with the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), under the Ministry of MSME, GOI, Assam, as the Head of its Industrial Project Division.
  • Published books on promoting entrepreneurship in North-Eastern regions.
  • Also worked as the Head of the Department of MBA at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.
  • Undertakes Executive training programs in International Marketing and Business Management.
  • Authored peer-reviewed papers in journals and authored PG-level textbooks on International Marketing.
  • Areas of expertise are International Business -Export performance of SMEs, Marketing, and International Entrepreneurship.

Dr. P K Das
Ph.D., Agricultural Statistics, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi

Business Statistics | Business Research Methods | Operations Research | Quantitative Techniques | Advanced Research Methods | Advanced Business Analytics
Associate Professor of Statistics and Head of Executive Management Programmes Division, IIFT Kolkata
  • Teaches Business Statistics, Business Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and Marketing Research subjects in different programmes of the Institute.
  • Worked as Research Scientist in various organisations instituted under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Worked as Head of the Research Division for RR Financial Consultants Ltd, one of India's oldest and most respected financial and insurance services organisations.
  • Areas of research interests are Business Statistics, Business Research Methods, Operations Research, Quantitative Techniques, Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Business Analytics, Marketing Research, Multivariate Data Analysis, Business Forecasting, and Financial Risk Management.

Dr. R P Datta
Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences in Physics, University of Texas, Arlington, U.S.A.

Data Mining Applications | Mathematical Modelling and Simulation | Hidden Markov Models | Monte Carlo Simulation | Information Technology Management
Professor of Technology and is mainly responsible for academic administration and institutional IT-related activities at IIFT.
  • Worked as a Professor at the School of Education Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He also worked as a Lecturer at Colorado State University and the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Worked as a Scientist at S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.
  • Served as Head of Centre for Education Technology (CET), CMC Ltd (now amalgamated into Tata Consultancy Services), where he took a lead role in planning and setting up the CET branches, the R&D department for E&T business unit of CMC Ltd.
  • Research areas include Data Mining applications, Hidden Markov Models, Image compression, Monte Carlo simulation, Information Technology Management, E-Learning, Multimedia, IT Project Management, Mathematical Modelling and Simulation.

Dr. M.Venkatesan
Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Behavioural Sciences | Industrial and Organisational Psychology | Change Management | Global Leadership | Entrepreneurship
Professor heading the Department of General Management and Strategy at IIFT.
  • Head In-Charge of the Assessment and Development Centre (ADC) / Psychometric Laboratory.
  • Previous academic engagements include teaching OB/HRM at institutions like Asia Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), New Delhi, NICMAR-School of Management at National Institute of Construction Management & Research, Pune, and Faculty of Management Studies at IIRM, Mansarovar, Jaipur.
  • Faculty at Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Tumkur, Karnataka, and an Assistant Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
  • Worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT, Kharagpur. Subject matter expert in Behavioural Sciences, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Change Management, Global Leadership, Career Counselling and Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour, and HRM.

Dr. Satinder Bhatia
B.Com (Hons) Business/Commerce, General, Lady Shri Ram College For Women

PMP - Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (PMI), USA
Managerial Accounting | Project Appraisal and Finance | Financial Management and International Financial Management
Professor heading the Department of Finance, Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) and Chairperson of International Projects Division at IIFT
  • Undertaken several research projects in policy-based research on International Trade
  • Authored several research articles in leading publications like Foreign Trade Review, Indian Journal of Applied Research, Global Business Review, International Journal of Computers and Technology, and many more
  • Awarded the Certificate in Trade Finance by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • As Chairperson of Graduate Studies – Coordinating the Training Programmes of the Institute, which includes MBA (International Business)
  • Project Guide on different topics as part of MBA curriculum

How do I join this programme?

  • Application

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  • Enrollment

    Selection by
    IIFT Committee*

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

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

What will be my investment?

Details Amount
Application Fee ₹2,500/-*
Registration and Processing Fee ₹10,000/-*
Course Fee (Can be paid in instalments) ₹3,60,000/-*
Books/Study Materials ₹15,000/-*
Library Access Fee ₹4,000/-*
Campus Fee ₹10,500/-*
Alumni Fee ₹10,000/-*
Total Fee (exclusive of Application and Registration Fee) ₹3,99,500/-*

Course Fee Installment Schedule (INR)
1st instalment of programme fee 21st Feb 2023 ₹1,20,000/-*
2nd instalment of programme fee 25th June 2023 ₹1,20,000/-*
3rd instalment of programme fee 25th Oct 2023 ₹1,20,000/-*

Loan Options Available Nominate your employee to avail special benefits *GST, as applicable

How will the programme be delivered?

  • 18 Months Executive
    Post Graduate Diploma

  • 3 IIFT Campus Visits of 6 days each, including a Port Visit and a Valedictorian Ceremony

  • Live Interactive Sessions by IIFT Faculty and Industry Experts

  • Best-in-class Self-learning Content, Case Studies, and Research Projects

  • Classes will be held once a week (Sundays - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm)

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform

Campus Visit dates will be announced closer to the commencement of the programme.

About IIFT

  • An autonomous institution under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (GoI)
  • Certified with NAAC and AACSB accreditation
  • Core competencies in education, training, research in the banking and international business and foreign trade
  • #24 NIRF 2022 Ranking under the ‘Management’ category

  • #6 Ranked by Chronicle B School Survey 2020

  • #10Ranked by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2019"

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963. Since its inception, it has contributed significantly to the external trade sector of India through policy research and skill-building. The institution has been consistently ranked among the top 10 B-Schools in the country. Given its rich contributions in imparting knowledge and training in Trade, Economics, and International Business areas helped the institute to earn the status of “Deemed to be University” in the year 2002. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recognized IIFT as Grade ‘A++’ Institution in its evaluations in 2005 as well as in 2015. Recently (Nov 2021), the institution was granted the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation making it amongst the top 900+ Business Schools in the world to have earned this accreditation. To know more about the institution and its contribution, visit .

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