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INTENDED FOR Business Leaders, Aspiring and New COOs Applicant Eligibility
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Programme Overview

The IIM Lucknow Chief Operations Officer Programme equips participants with the essential skills to navigate the dynamic business environment. The program covers a wide range of topics, including operations strategy, risk management, supply chain optimisation, and project management. These skills are essential for COOs to effectively manage the operational aspects of a organisation. The program's emphasis on networking with CXO peers further enhances participants' ability to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and build meaningful connections.

The IIM Lucknow Advantage

  • #4

    Best B-School in India

  • #6

    Top B-School in India

    SOURCE: NIRF, 2022
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Why choose the Chief Operations Officer programme?

  • Attend 100% Live Online Lectures from IIM Lucknow faculty & industry practitioners
  • Network with high achieving leaders and programme directors at the 5 Days of Campus Immersion with Valedictory Session
  • Become an IIM Lucknow Executive Education Alumni and get lifelong access to the distinguished network
  • Take a hands-on approach to learning with a Simulation on Pricing & a Capstone Project
  • Industry-recognized Executive Certificate from IIM Lucknow

Who is this Programme for?

The Chief Operations Officer programme is best suited for:

  • COOs who want to understand how to drive greater business efficiency and impact with contemporary, best-in-class experiential understanding of both digital and engineering operations.
  • Business leaders who want to transition to a COO role and wish to chart the path to their growth by strengthening their strategic and functional knowledge in operational excellence.

Eligibility: Graduates (10+2+3)/ Diploma Holders (10+2+3)/ Post Graduates with a minimum 10 years of work experience as on TBD. Candidate should have scored minimum 50% of marks in Graduation/ Diploma/ Post Graduation and should be currently working.

Key Programme Takeaways

  • Enhance your leadership capabilities to drive value chain innovation with IIM Lucknow
  • Be the COO that transforms operations into a business driver Understand both the digital and engineering side of operations Learn to strengthen cross-disciplinary integration and collaboration
  • Boost operational efficiency with a customer-centric approach

Chief Operations Officer Programme Certificate

Upon successful completion of the programme, with a minimum 75% attendance and satisfactory academic performance, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to receive IIM Lucknow's Executive Alumni Status (optional). The cumulative overall percentage of marks should be 50% and above.
We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences. Post session video recordings may or may not be made available, as per discretion of respective faculty members.

Sample Certificate
Sample Certificate

- The certificate shown above is for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact prototype of the actual certificate.
- IIM Lucknow reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice.
- Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee availability of any session recordings.

IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Benefits

Upon completion of the programme, participants will need to register with a one-time registration fee of INR 10,000 + GST to receive the prestigious IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status (optional).


The benefits include:

  • Executive Alumni Status of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Receipt of all IIM Lucknow programme brochures and newsletters along with details of souvenirs available with MDP Office
  • Lifelong access to a network of distinguished IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni
  • Access to the IIM Lucknow Campus Library (on-site access)
  • 10% discount in fee for any additional programme (Open programme, Online) at IIM Lucknow (Lucknow and Noida campus)
  • 10% group discount on the fee for reference of participants (minimum group of five)

Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of IIM Lucknow.

Programme Modules

  • Strategy and Operations Strategy
  • Top-down and Bottom-up Interventions
  • Fit, Focus, Learning, Structure and Infrastructure
  • Capacity and Facilities Strategy
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Make or Buy, Outsourcing Strategy
  • Operations Improvement Strategy, Quality and Six Sigma
  • Product-process Design, Design for Operations
  • Design for Marketing
  • Building Operations Capabilities in the Era of Digital Technologies and New-age Business Models
  • Finance and Cost Management
  • Strategic Finance
  • Financial Modelling and Corporate Valuation
  • Understanding Financial Statements, Financial Statement Analysis, Understanding Cost for Decision-making, and Pricing Decisions
  • Strategic Planning during Corporate Re-Structuring
  • Understanding self and others
  • Unleashing the Leadership Potential
  • Power and Politics
  • Conflict and Negotiation Management
  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • Motivating People in the Global Environment
  • Strategic Analysis: Core Concepts
  • Defining Purpose for Strategic Leadership
  • Formulating Business Strategies for competitive Advantage
  • Leveraging Diversification for Managing Performance
  • M & A
  • Corporate Governance and Sustainability concerns
  • Mapping Consumer Journey to Draw Actionable Insights
  • SMAC and AMPS
  • Navigating through Digital Transformation
  • Capitalising on Opportunities Created by Disruptive Technologies
  • Importance of Business Communication and Negotiations
  • Corporate & Crisis Communications
  • Role of Information and Technology in Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Digital Transformation
  • Industry 4.0 Applications in Supply Chains - AI, ML, Blockchain, IoT etc.
  • The Future of Supply Networks
  • Advances in Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Key Performance Drivers
  • Assessing the Financial Impact of Supply Chain Inventory Management
  • Designing Supply Chain Contracts
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Game Theory For Strategic Thinking
  • Introduction to Dynamic Pricing
  • The Success of Dynamic Pricing in Various Industries
  • Pricing Analytics to Exploit Market Opportunities
  • Auctions in supply chain
  • Online Advertisement Auctions of Google & Facebook
  • Guidelines about group formations
  • Concept Note Submission
  • Review & Feedback

The capstone project will be industry-specific and will explore contemporary business world issues. The topics will investigate the scope, impact and limitations of incorporating new technological advancements such as blockchains, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in conventional operational practices. The project is primarily an exercise that seeks to answer some of the pressing questions/ address curiosity from participants.

- The in-campus modules are subject to the conditions/ unavoidable circumstances that prevail at the given point in time. In case the current situation maintains the status quo, suitable alternatives to replace the in-campus modules will be made available via live online sessions.
- Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the participant profile & programme hours.
- *The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. Post session video recordings from live sessions will be available to the participants till two weeks (approx. 14 days) after the live session is conducted, only at the discretion of the Programme Directors/ Faculty. All faculty may not permit it. Emeritus or the institute does not guarantee availability of any session recordings after the two-week period is over.
- The programme curriculum includes individual assignments, simulations, group projects & presentations to apply and demonstrate classroom learnings.

Programme Directors


Associate Professor, Operations Management

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IIM Lucknow

Assistant Professor, Operations Management

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IIM Lucknow

- Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be shared closer to the programme start date.
- Industry Expert sessions could be scheduled in a different time zone, depending on speaker availability.
- Recordings from live sessions will be available to the participants till two weeks (approx. 14 days) after the live session is conducted, only at the discretion of the Programme Directors/ Faculty. All faculty may not permit it.

Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
Past Participant Experience
Top Industries
  • Banking & Finance
  • Healthcare
  • IT Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Others*

*Others includes Consultancy, FMCG, Infrastructure, Retail, and Telecommunications, amongst others.

Top Functions
  • General Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Technology Management
  • Finance

...amongst others.

Top Companies

Note: All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you will receive a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news to technology, life, and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.


Pay Later - Finance Options

Programme Fee Maximum Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
INR 4,60,000 + GST INR 5,42,800 36 INR 19,036
INR 4,60,000 + GST INR 5,42,800 60 INR 13,050


  • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
  • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
    Liquiloans: 12/24/48

Below EMI plans are available for the loan amount: INR 4,72,000

Loan Provider Tenure (months) EMI
Propelld 12 INR 39,333
LiquiLoans 12 INR 39,333


  • The above EMI plan is available only for 12 months
  • All the loans are provided by a third party NBFC (Propelld or LiquiLoans) and not Emeritus
  • There would be a one-time processing fee based on the tenure of the loan
Loan Provider Tenure (months) Interest EMI
Propelld 18 4% INR 27,796
Propelld 24 6% INR 22,027
Propelld 36 9.50% INR 16,848
Propelld 48 9.50% INR 13,570
LiquiLoans 36 9% INR 16,553


  • All the loans are provided by a third party NBFC (Propelld or LiquiLoans) and not Emeritus
  • There would be a one-time processing fee based on the tenure of the loan
  • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

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The Learning Experience 

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus? 

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

In collaboration with Emeritus

Erulearning Solutions Private Limited (a company incorporated in India) is a subsidiary of Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (a company incorporated in Singapore), and operates under the brand name of 'Eruditus' and 'Emeritus'.

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