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STARTS ON March 19, 2023 Live Online & In-campus Immersion Academic Orientation: April 29, 2023
DURATION 8 Months Live Online Sessions with Faculty 3 Hours/ Week Saturday, 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (Inclusive of a 15-minute break)
PROGRAMME FEE INR 1,65,000 + GST View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing
ELIGIBILITY Any Graduate (10+2+3)/Diploma holder (10+2+3)/ Postgraduate with a minimum 8 years of work experience as on March 19, 2023
Candidate should have a minimum 50% marks in their last qualification
Should be currently working
STARTS ON March 19, 2023 Live Online & In-campus Immersion Academic Orientation: April 29, 2023
DURATION 8 Months Live Online Sessions with Faculty 3 Hours/ Week Saturday, 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM (Inclusive of a 15-minute break)
PROGRAMME FEE INR 1,65,000 + GST View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Early Bird Registration Benefit

INR 14,000 + GST

We are offering an early bird registration benefit on the programme fee exclusively for participants who apply by Mar 10, 2023.
The final Early Bird fee will be INR 1,51,000 + GST.

Programme Overview


Learning Hours


Cutting-edge Modules


Capstone Project


Days of In-campus Immersion

IIM Lucknow has designed the Executive Programme in Design Thinking for Strategic Leadership to help you become a catalyst for creativity and deliver accelerated business outcomes enabling transformation, deliver delightful CX, and achieve leadership excellence. This programme will advance your journey of developing creative, targeted solutions, leading source of differentiation, and driving sustainable value. You will learn to ideate boldly, collaborate effectively, evolve constantly, and ultimately create scalable opportunities and new sources of value.

Why enrol in Design Thinking for Strategic Leadership
Design Thinking for Strategic Leadership Programme
Other Design Thinking programmes (Online via recorded lectures)
All classes are delivered via LIVE ONLINE format by IIML faculty & industry experts
FACE-TO-FACE sessions at IIML Campus
PEER-TO-PEER learning through weekly interactions with other participants
Accredited institution Dual accreditation No accreditation
Best-in-class curriculum Created by one of India’s premier B-School Created by a non-accredited institution
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT options with multiple instalments
  • 23%

    of Indian CEOs are prioritising innovative ways to engage consumers.

    (EY’s CEO Survey, 2022)
  • TOP 50

    India entered the top 50 innovating countries for the first time in 2020 of the Global Innovation Index.

    (PIB, 2021)

Programme Highlights

Hands-on Business Simulations on Innovation and Design Thinking

Immersive 8-month programme

Learn from leading IIM Lucknow faculty and industry experts

Three-day campus immersion*

Network with peers and learn from their rich experiences

Gain hands-on experience with a real-world design innovation capstone project

Who is this Programme for?

This programme is designed for senior professionals across industries eager to augment their understanding of developing creative and collaborative solutions, deliver product & process excellence, and attain scale. Executives keen on creating an impact through strong culture of innovation and looking to drive transformation by integrating design thinking principles with technology and strategy will benefit from the programme.

  • Business Heads and Leaders looking to build design-thinking culture and lead disruptive innovation in their organisation
  • Senior Managers who desire to scale their offerings, increase customer satisfaction and maximise operational efficiency by applying design thinking principles
  • Entrepreneurs and Consultants keen on creatively solving business or consumer problems and creating sustaining source of differentiation through design thinking applications

Learning Outcomes

  • AUGMENT design thinking principles for strategic leadership and change management
  • LEVERAGE human centric principals to lead and scale product/service growth
  • DEVELOP critical thinking mindset to incorporate design thinking across business functions
  • LEAD transformation by identifying and pursuing innovation opportunities
  • BUILD a collaborative culture to augment organisation's innovation capabilities

Programme Modules

  • Design Thinking introduction and its importance
  • History of Design Thinking
  • Understanding the need for Human-centrism
  • What is Empathy and how to empathise?
  • Understanding unmet, unarticulated needs
  • Tools for uncovering the minds of the consumers
  • Synthesising insights by articulating consumer data across Empathy Map
  • Crafting User Personas
  • Problem Framing and Prioritising
  • Applying Ideation Techniques
  • Effective Storytelling
  • Prototyping Strategies for Effectiveness
  • Selling through Services
  • Service Co-creation
  • Innovation in the Digital World
  • Transforming Business and Business Functions using Design Thinking
  • Integration of tools, techniques and concepts (Simulation 1)
  • Winning in a VUCA world
  • New models of managing Innovations
  • Strategy, Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Overall integration of concepts (Simulation 2)
  • Leadership styles to facilitate Innovation
  • Team building and Collaboration for Innovation
  • Leading Organisational Transformation and Change Management

The capstone project provides participants with an opportunity to apply their learnings from the programme to industry-specific challenges. It is a comprehensive project that participants will work in groups from conception to completion. At the end of the project, the participants will turn in their work for consultation with faculty members.

- Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.
- 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.

Programme Directors

Prof. Anirban Chakraborty

Associate Professor, Marketing,

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

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Prof. Sabyasachi Sinha

Associate Professor, Strategic Management,

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

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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. Participants are expected to have 75% & above attendance. The cumulative overall percentage of marks should be 50% and above. Those participants who do not meet these criteria will receive a certificate of participation from IIM Lucknow. No certificate shall be awarded if the attendance is less than 40%.

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 at any time without notice.

Emeritus Career Services

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  • Career Management Modules on:
    • Building an Impressive Resume & Cover Letter
    • Building an Impressive LinkedIn Profile
    • Navigating Job Search
    • Interview Preparation
  • Past participants of Emeritus work at Microsoft, ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC, AirBnB, TCS, Ola, Flipkart, JSW, Wipro, Honeywell, JP Morgan, Reliance Jio, Mahindra, Gartner, Accenture, Cognizant, amongst others

Please note:

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
  • IIM Lucknow or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. IIM Lucknow is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

View Payment Plan
Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Round 1: The first application deadline is
Jan 17, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 1,000 + GST

Round 2: The second application deadline is
Feb 16, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 1,500 + GST

Round 3: The third application deadline is
Mar 10, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,000 + GST

Round 4: The forth application deadline is
April 10, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,500 + GST

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'.