PG Certificate Programme in Design Thinking & Innovation for Business Excellence

Programme by IIM Indore

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Course Duration
10 Months
Application Closure Date
30th September, 2023
Commencement Date
15th October 2023
Session Timing

Programme Overview

Organizations must tackle intricate issues in today’s competitive market landscape by adopting a multifaceted approach. Apart from cultivating a strategic mindset to foster business success, organizations must also enhance their cognitive toolkit to spur innovation. Design thinking has emerged as a favored method for addressing complex problems. It centers on a human-centric approach, emphasizing empathy, brainstorming, and prototyping to generate inventive solutions. The PG Certificate in Design Thinking and Innovation for Business Excellence offered by IIM Indore aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain a strategic edge in driving innovation and resolving intricate challenges.

Programme Highlights


Executive Education Alumni status of IIM Indore


Certificate of Completion from IIM Indore

Focus on real business use cases


Live online sessions from IIM’s experts


3 Days of On-campus module


Holistic Pedagogy


Interactive Project work

Eligibility Criteria

    • Diploma (10+2+3)/ Graduate / Post Graduate from Universities recognized by the Association of Indian Universities with minimum 50% marks in either diploma or graduation or post-graduation (or its equivalent) with at least two years of work experience.

*Internships and Trainee experiences are not considered full-time work experience.

Syllabus Breakdown

Strategy and Business Excellence

Design Thinking for Business Excellence

Systems Thinking for Business Excellence

Strategic Leadership, Human Capital and Business Excellence

Business Model and Innovation

Platforms and Innovation

Blue Ocean Strategy

Corporate Entrepreneurship

Organization Design for Excellence

Intellectual Property for Innovation and Business Excellence

Developing Business Excellence Capabilities

Internationalization and Business Excellence

Interactive Lectures
Project Work
Case Discussions
Term Papers and Assignments

Note : *Courses are subject to change at IIM Indore’s discretion.

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About IIM Indore

IIM Indore is in the forefront of providing carefully curated programmes which cater to the needs of executives. IIM Indore is renowned for its focus on academic excellence which is reinforced by the Triple Crown accreditation that IIM Indore has achieved. Being the second IIM to receive this achievement and being among the top 1% of business schools globally to have the Triple Crown accreditation, our executive education programmes are contextually relevant to meet the demands of contemporary business challenges. The institute has also ranked among the Top 100 business schools globally, as well as among the top institutions in India.

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Programme Certification

Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria will receive the prestigious ‘Certificate of Completion’ from IIM Indore.

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Programme Structure

Programme Fee
Fee Structure
Registration Fee
INR 2500/-
Programme Fees
INR 2,00,000/-
Installment Pattern
Installment Pattern
1st Instalment
(Payable at the time of admission)

INR 1,00,000/-

2nd Installment

INR 97,500/-

Total Fee

INR 1,97,500/-

*Programme fee is exclusive of GST
*The above fee is exclusive of GST

Admission Process

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Get career assistance as per the profile and preferences. On average, get 5-6 job recommendations to enhance quality employment opportunities.

Career Enhancement Sessions

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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this design thinking programme suitable for?
  • This programme is suitable for professionals and individuals from various industries who are interested in driving innovation and improving problem-solving capabilities within their organizations. It is ideal for senior management, strategy heads, managers, entrepreneurs, designers, consultants, and anyone seeking to gain a competitive edge in today’s dynamic business environment.
How is this programme structured?
  • The IIM Indore DT&IBE programme is structured as a comprehensive certificate course with modules that cover various aspects of design thinking and innovation. It combines theoretical knowledge, practical exercises, case studies, and project work to provide a well-rounded learning experience.
Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in this programme?
  • There are no specific prerequisites for enrolling in this programme. However, having a basic understanding of business concepts and experience in a professional setting would be beneficial.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the programme?
  • Yes, upon successful completion of the PG Certificate Programme in Design Thinking & Innovation for Business Excellence, learners will be awarded a certificate that validates their achievement and demonstrates their expertise in design thinking and innovation.
How can this programme benefit my career?
  • This programme can benefit your career by equipping you with valuable skills in design thinking and innovation, which are highly sought-after in today’s competitive business landscape. It can open up new opportunities for career advancement, leadership roles, entrepreneurship, and consulting engagements.

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