Executive Management Programme in Strategic Thinking and Digital Transformation – IIT Delhi

With the advent of the digital technologies, organizations are transforming their operations to harness the power of these technologies and grow sustainably resulting in digitization of both processes and products. In this context, there is need to leverage upon innovative business models and strategic thinking to reach out to new customers and segments and ride the digital wave successfully. In view of this, firms need to leverage these technologies and drive competitive advantage through data driven and technology driven digital transformation. These emerging approaches are heavily dependent on leveraging the information assets of the organizations to create value and requires strategic thinking from top leadership to sustain and create value. This programme addresses this pressing need for professionals gearing up for transitions in management roles in digital firms.



  1. To gain the insights of strategic thinking towards achieving competitive advantage
  2. To understand how to use emerging technologies for digital transformation
  3. To become a successful leader for leveraging digital transformation initiatives for business leadership

Contents: There are two verticals: Strategic Thinking and Digital Transformation. Each vertical will have separate contents including a separate capstone project. There will be examination, quizzes, case studies and group assignments in the course.

Strategic Thinking: Understanding Strategic Thinking; Organisational Competence and Strategic Advantage; Value of Innovation with Strategic Planning; Thinking Creatively; Open Source Strategy; Disruptive Technologies and Strategic Thinking; Business Level Thinking; Corporate Level Thinking; Tools for Strategic Analysis; Emerging Technology Trends ; Strategic Leadership

Frugal Innovation and Strategic Thinking; Capstone Project in Strategic Thinking.

Digital Transformation: Evolution and Economics of Digital Transformation; Cloud Computing and SMAC for Enterprise Transformation; Analytics and Machine Learning (Supervised/Unsupervised ML); AI/ML Algorithms (ANN, CNN, DNN, Decision Tree, Random Forest, Regression); Governance of AI/ML Projects (Accountability, Bias, Trust, Fairness); Social Media for Digital Presence; Digital Payment IOIS Systems and Business Models; Information Security and Risk Management; Internet Marketing and Search Engine Ecosystems; Big Data Analytics for Social Media and Web 3.0; Data Science using Python/Orange; Blockchain Characteristics and Value Drivers; Capstone Project in Data Driven Digital Transformation.

Experts for Sessions: IIT Delhi Professors and domain experts from the government / industry.

Who should apply: Working professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians, mid-level managers, and young graduates.

How to Apply: Please fill the online application form. Fill the declaration form, print and send along with the self-attested copies of educational and work experience certificates to support your online application to: Prof. Arpan Kar, Programme Coordinator, Room 503, Department of Management Studies, Vishwakarma Bhawan, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016.

Submission of both online application form and hardcopy declaration form along with supporting documents is needed.

Important Links:  

Application: https://forms.gle/A6f9pWQjNs6dCZUx6                                 

Webpage: https://dms.iitd.ac.in/current-mdps/

Important Dates:

Call for applications:            1st May, 2022.

Last date for application:    30th Jul, 2022.

Personal interview:             7th/14th Aug, 2022.

Selection results:                10th / 16th Aug, 2022.

Registration deadline:         20th Aug 2022.

Commencement of classes: 3rd Nov 2022.

Selection: All graduates with first class during graduation are eligible to apply. Work experience and academic background are advantageous. Only shortlisted applicants will be called for the personal interviews. The selection after interviews is based on past academic and professional experience and performance in the personal interview.

Note: This is a skill enhancement programme for working executives under the Continuing Education Programme of IIT Delhi and is not a degree programme. There is no alumni status or placement opportunities. Certification is awarded by IIT Delhi.

Programme Fee: 100,000/- plus GST (18%), Total Rs. 118,000/-

Program Coordinators:

Prof. Arpan K. Kar 011-2659-7320 arpankar@iitd.ac.inProf. Sanjay Dhir 011-2659-6386 sanjaydhir@dms.iitd.ac.in