About IIM AHMEDABAD University / Explore IIM AHMEDABAD-Institute

Established in 1961, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad) was the outcome of an innovative initiative to build an independent and flourishing nation. The idea was led by space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and the distinguished industrialist and philanthropist Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai. The then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta proactively supported the cause which today has unfolded into a legacy for building a world class management career.

IIMA aims to continue to be recognised as a premier global management school operating at the frontiers of management education and practice while creating a progressive and sustainable impact on society. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings making it a legacy in the Indian education system and worldwide.

IIMA Highlights / Key Takeaways

    • Learn from IIM Experts
    • Earn PG Certification
    • Proven Pedagogy
    • Real-world case studies
    • Insights on Capstone Project

IIM Ahmedabad Courses / Programmes

About IIM Ahmedabad Programme

An extensive 1 year programme, IIM Ahmedabad’s Accelerated General Management Programme is customised for the working professionals. This programme comprises functions of business management as well as contemporary and new age topics which will enable participants to broaden their business perspective and develop on tools and techniques required for managing today’s businesses. 

IIMA – AGMP programme equips participants with aspects of general management in a global business environment. The course covers all contemporary topics to level up the participants in their current leadership roles. Participants are entitled for learning from rich experiences from across the industries and an innovatively blended pedagogy.

IIMA Programme Glimpse

  • 1 year online and campus learning
  • Campus immersions
  • Campus immersions
  • Intensive and immersive campus learning along with 2-way interactions via HD Virtual Classrooms
  • PG Certificate and Alumni Status from IIM Ahmedabad

IIMA Faculty


Professor of Strategy, PhD (Strategic Management), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad | Administrative Positions Held


  • Chairperson, Placements (Since April 2018)
  • Chairperson, Business Policy Area (2017-20)
  • Chairperson, Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (2015-18)


  • Academic Director, Masters program (2013-14) and MBA program (2012-14)


  • Academic Director, Masters program (2013-14) and MBA program (2012-14)

Area of Research

  • Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management
  • Strategy-Structure of Professional Service Firms
  • Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms
  • Industrial Clusters and Innovation
  • R&D capabilities, financial performance and capital market returns
  • Strategy and Structure of Professional Service Firms (German Law Firms)
  • Diversification effects on Performance of Firms
  • Internationalization effects on Performance of (Emerging Market) Firms
  • Industrial (IT and ITES) Clusters and effects on International Strategy
  • Business Model Adaptation
Prof. Rajat Sharma

Professor in Marketing, Fellow (Ph.D.), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Marketing Area M.Sc., University of Jammu, Mathematics

Prof. Rajat Sharma’s current research interest targets the analysis of the marketing consequences of the Internet and digital media on consumer behavior, industries and markets.

Prof. Sharma has an expertise in the application of analytics in business, with specific emphasis to marketing, sustainability, retailing and e-commerce. He has used many statistical tools in his research including SPSS, LISREL, SmartPLS, Excel and R.

Prof. Sharma is also assisting numerous startups in their consumer behavior analysis, digital and analytical needs.

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The complex finance field and the dynamic times of today have established a need for up-skilling to stay relevant in the industry. IIMA- Executive Programme in Business Finance gives you an understanding of your company’s financials and the impact you can make on them. You will learn to easily understand financial statements & financial analysis. You will be able to evaluate expenditures and contribute to cost-optimisation projects. A deeper knowledge of finance and accounting offers you the edge over others in your industry. Equipped with new financial learning, you will be making strategies that maximize value for your organisation.

IIMA - Executive Programme in Business Finance Glimpse

  • Convenient 2 Way Interactive Virtual Live Classrooms
  • 2 Campus Immersions of 2 Days each
  • Emphasis on P & L Responsibilities Training
  • Peer Networking at Campus Immersions
  • Experiential and Case Study Based Learning
  • Certificate of Participation from IIM Ahmedabad
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About IIMA - Strategic Management Programme

Strategic Management programme from IIM Ahmedabad is a three and a half month long, intensive course, designed for leaders, senior functional managers, executives, and working professionals. The objective of this programme is to provide an integrated view of all the functional areas of management. This consists of various aspects like, Strategic planning, Strategic Execution, Strategy Application, etc. By learning Restructuring, Divestment, Acquisitions and Alliances, participants can contribute towards the decision making process and business success.

IIMA Strategic Management Programme Glimpse

  • Convenient Direct to Device learning
  • Lectures imparted by accomplished & experienced IIM Ahmedabad faculty
  • Complete understanding of the Strategic Management process
  • Earn a certificate of participation from IIM Ahmedabad

IIMA Strategic Management Programme Faculty

Prof. Chitra Singla

FPM/PhD (Corporate Strategy and Policy) from IIM Bangalore, India
M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, India
B.E. from Thapar Institute of Engg. and Tech., Patiala (Punjab), India

Prof. Chitra Singla is a faculty in the Business Policy Area (also known as Strategic Management) of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. She teaches courses on Strategic Management, International Business, Family Business Dynamics, Strategy in Emerging Markets, and Corporate Governance in MBA, PhD, and Executive Education Programs of the institute. Her research interest lies at the intersection of International Business, Family Businesses, and Corporate Governance. Her current work is looking at the family business firms and SMEs in India.

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