Executive Programme in Design Thinking for Strategic Leadership

Master the Blueprint for Breakthrough Innovation

Work Experience

Why enrol in Live Online Learning?

FinTech, Banking & Applied Risk Management Programme

Other FinTech 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

Programme Highlights

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Hands-on Business Simulations on Innovation and Design Thinking

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Immersive 8-month programme

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Learn from leading IIM Lucknow faculty and industry experts

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Three-day campus immersion*

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Network with peers and learn from their rich experiences

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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

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AUGMENT design thinking principles for strategic leadership and change management

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DEVELOP critical thinking mindset to incorporate design thinking across business functions

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BUILD a collaborative culture to augment organisation's innovation capabilities

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LEVERAGE human centric principals to lead and scale product/service growth

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LEAD transformation by identifying and pursuing innovation opportunities

Programme Modules


  • 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 Faculty


Associate Professor, Marketing, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Dr Anirban Chakraborty has conducted Design Thinking workshops for leading corporate houses like Franklin Templeton, Angel Broking, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, National Hy...


Associate Professor, Strategic Management, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Prof. Sabyasachi Sinha’s expertise includes strategic thinking, design thinking for strategy and innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, and strategic leadership. He is an alu...

Program Certificate

Program 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%.


  • 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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  • 15 Recorded sessions and resources in the following categories: (Please note: These sessions are not live):

    • Resume & Cover Letter

    • Navigating Job Search

    • Interview Preparation

    • LinkedIn Profile Optimisation

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.

The Learning Experience

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.

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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