India surpassed $400 billion in exports in FY 2022, an all-time high for the country.1

Import/Export witnessed a rise in job postings for talent by 47%, the steepest among all industry segments.2

Why do global business executives prefer
this programme?

  • Learn from the Best
    IIFT, #1 Management Institution* by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Contemporary Curriculum
    Deep understanding of international business strategy and trade practices
  • High Impact Learning
    Live Interactive Classes, Research Projects, Campus Visits, Port Visit
  • Network with 50K+ Alumni
    Become an Alumnus of IIFT and network with diverse professionals

Is this programme right for me?

This programme is ideal for you if you are interested in

  • Broadening your global view of the business beyond borders
  • Creating a global footprint for your business and products
  • Deepening your understanding of international trade and strategy
  • Entering new markets and building strategic partnerships

Am I eligible for the programme?

  • The programme is best suited for working executives who are graduates in any discipline with atleast 50% marks and a minimum of 5 years of experience.

Who are my peers?

Where do the alumni of this programme work?

50K plus IIFT alumni working with top global organizations

  • And Many More..

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How will I benefit from this programme?

The programme equips you with the expertise required for
strategic decision-making for international markets.

For Professional Growth

  • Get in-depth understanding of the operational aspects of international business
  • Gain an insight into the contemporary business strategy models
  • Become agile to the changing global business environment

Drive Organisational Growth

  • Help your organisation thrive in the global markets
  • Develop dynamic business models that help scale growth beyond geography
  • Formulate successful strategies in global business scenarios

What will I learn?

The programme will have three trimesters spread across 18 months.

Trimester 1

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Global Leadership Strategies
  • Cost Management Strategies
  • Economics of Pricing Strategies
  • Global Business Environment
  • IT Applications in Management
  • Business Statistics

Trimester 2

  • Corporate Financial Strategies
  • International Business Laws
  • Global Sourcing
  • International Marketing Strategies
  • Macro-Economic Policies
  • Services Marketing
  • Cross-Cultural Management (Seminar paper)
  • Business Ethics (Seminar Paper)

Trimester 3

  • International Business Negotiation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Strategy Evaluation & Implementation
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Corporate Forex Management Strategies

Who will I learn from?

You will learn from an eminent IIFT faculty group and industry experts led by the programme director.

Programme Director

Dr. Oindrila Dey
Ph.D., Applied Microeconomics, Jadavpur University
Assistant Professor at IIFT

Dr. Oindrila is an acknowledged expert in Applied Microeconomic Theory, Game theory, Industrial Organization, Labour Economics, Experimental Economics and Transport Economics.
  • Served as Assistant Professor of Economics at leading educational institutions including FLAME University, Pune and Jai Hind College (Mumbai University), Mumbai
  • Authored research articles in leading publications like Economics Bulletin, Trade and Development Review, Indian Economic Review, The Wire and South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance (SAGE Publications)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Business & Economic Issues (JBEI), a UGC Enlisted and Approved Peer-reviewed journal
  • Life Member of the Bengal Economic Association

Dr. K. Rangarajan

A Professor heading the Kolkata Campus of IIFT and Center for MSME Studies at IIFT.
  • Dr. K. Rangarajan holds nearly three decades of experience in teaching and consultancy. Alongside, he also has four years of corporate experience where he worked at a managerial level with a leading MNC company.
  • He has widely traveled to different countries including the UK, the USA, and the Asia Pacific on various academic and consulting assignments. He has also been a faculty for many MDPs conducted for the textiles and clothing sector.
  • Delivered guest lectures on the strategic issues of the industry on various national and international forums and Associations and Management Development forums including overseas universities like Yunan University, Vietnam Institute of Foreign Trade, ITD, Bangkok, etc.
  • He was the National Expert for UNIDO, Austria, ILO, and the Common Wealth Secretariat on different projects. He also executed Capacity Development Program for SMEs in Mekong Countries, sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Coordination.
  • An Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) conferred by AIMA and a member of several professional bodies including AIMM (Australia), CII (Western Region - Trade Policy Committee), MSME Committee of FICCI where he contributed to their new agenda for the development of MSMEs in India, serves as an Independent Director for the board of State Trading Corporation, GoI, and is a member of the Steering Committee for promotion of exports, Government of West Bengal, Commerce & Industries Department.
  • Guided many doctoral theses, published research papers in reputed journals, written several case studies and carried out case analyses of various MNCs.
  • Recognized for his research expertise in the areas of Business Strategy and Strategic Planning, the internationalization of SMEs, and the Management of Trade Support Institutions, including Trade Promotion Organizations, Organizational Restructuring, Corporate and Business Level Strategies, and Cluster Development.

Dr. Gautam Dutta
Ph.D., IIT

Professor of Marketing, International Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Head of Centre for North Eastern Studies (CeNEST) Division at IIFT Kolkata. Earlier, he was heading the Management Development Programme Division (MDP) at IIFT Kolkata Campus.
  • A Harvard alumnus, Dr. Gautam has about 30 years of experience in post-graduate teaching in management, training, research, and project consultancy on SME enterprise development and trade promotion.
  • Previously, he worked with the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), under the Ministry of MSME, GOI, Assam as the Head of its Industrial Project Division. He also published two books on promoting entrepreneurship in North-Eastern regions. He also worked as the Professor and Head of the Department of MBA at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology. Besides academics, he has a decade and above experience working in a power sector company where he handled HV substation construction, power transmission, and distribution functions.
  • He is also a visiting professor for some reputed business schools in India and abroad. Besides academics and research, he undertakes Executive training programs (both open and in-company) in International Marketing and Business Management. He has authored many peer-reviewed papers in journals and authored popular post-graduate level textbooks on International Marketing published by Pearson publishing.
  • His areas of expertise are International Business -Export performance of SMEs, International Business, Marketing, and International Entrepreneurship.

Dr. P K Das
Ph.D., Agricultural Statistics, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi

Professor of Statistics and Head of Executive Management Programmes Division, IIFT Kolkata.
  • At IIFT, Dr. Das teaches Business Statistics, Business Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and Marketing Research subjects in different programmes of the Institute.
  • He also worked as Research Scientist is various organisations instituted under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) including the Division of Hydrology & Engineering, Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (Dehradun), Land, Water, Environment & Engineering Research Programme, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region (Patna), Directorate of Water Management Research Patna and National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.
  • In addition to this, he also worked as a Research Analyst & Head of the Research Division for RR Financial Consultants Ltd, one of the oldest and most respected financial and insurance services organizations in India.
  • His research interests lie in the areas of Business Statistics, Business Research Methods, Operations Research, Quantitative Techniques, Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Business Analytics, Marketing Research, Multivariate Data Analysis, Business Forecasting, and Financial Risk Management.

Dr. R P Datta
Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences in Physics, University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.A.

Professor of Technology and is mainly responsible for academic administration and institutional IT-related activities at IIFT.
  • An Indian Statistical Institute and IIT Kharagpur alumnus, Dr. R P Datta earlier worked as a Professor at the School of Education Technology, Jadavpur University - Kolkata. He also worked as Lecturer at Colorado State University, Physics Department, and the University of Texas at Arlington, Physics and Computer Science Departments while simultaneously pursuing doctoral studies at the university.
  • Between 1994-98, he worked as a Scientist at S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata where he majorly worked on quantum mechanical calculations on the structure and energetics of small metal and oxide clusters of relevance to catalysis.
  • He also served as Head of Centre for Education Technology (CET), CMC Ltd (now amalgamated into Tata Consultancy Services) where he took a lead role in planning and setting up the CET branches (India and abroad), the R&D department for E&T business unit of CMC Ltd.
  • His research interest lies in the areas of Data Mining applications, Hidden Markov Models, Image compression, Monte Carlo simulation, Information Technology Management, E-Learning, Multimedia Technology, Multimedia based content development, IT Project Management, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation.

Dr. M.Venkatesan
Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Professor heading Department of General Management & Strategy at IIFT. In addition to this, he is also the Head In-Charge of the Assessment and Development Centre (ADC) / Psychometric Laboratory.
  • His previous academic engagements before joining IIFT include teaching OB/HRM at institutions like Asia Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), New Delhi, NICMAR-School of Management at National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR), Pune, and Faculty of Management Studies at Indian Institute of Rural Management (IIRM), Mansarovar, Jaipur.
  • He was also a Faculty at the Post Graduate Department of Management Studies at Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Tumkur, Karnataka, and an Assistant Research Professor in the Personnel Services Unit of Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi. In addition, he also worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal.
  • He is a subject matter expert in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Change Management, Global Leadership, Career Counselling and Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour, and Human Resource Management.

Dr. Satinder Bhatia

Professor heading Department of Finance, Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) and Chairperson of International Projects Division at IIFT.
  • At IIFT, Dr. Satinder takes courses on Managerial Accounting, Project Appraisal & Finance, Financial Management, and International Financial Management including Forex Management.
  • Authored journals, undertaken various research projects on topics including Purchasing Power Parity between the Rupee and the Rouble Impact of Import Liberalization on Exports, Analysis of Indian Trade Policy vis-à-vis other Developing countries including South East Asia, Indo-Sri Lanka Trade Cooperation, Indian Exports – Recent Trends and Analysis, Policy Impediments to Trade and FDI in India – a USAID study; a comparative assessment made with policies in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesian countries.
  • Her teaching and research expertise lies in the areas of Managerial Accounting, Project Appraisal & Finance, Financial Management, International Financial Management, and Policy-based research on International Trade

How do I join this programme?

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*Selection for the programme will be done by IIFT and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

**Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days  
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What will be my investment?

Details Amount
Application Fee ₹2,500/-*
Registration and Processing Fee ₹10,000/-*
Course Fee (Can be paid in instalments) ₹3,60,000/-*
Books/Study Materials ₹15,000/-*
Library Access Fee ₹4,000/-*
Campus Fee ₹10,500/-*
Alumni Fee ₹10,000/-*
Total Fee (exclusive of Application and Registration Fee) ₹3,99,500/-*

Course Fee Installment Schedule (INR)
1st instalment of programme fee 20th Jan 2023 ₹1,20,000/-*
2nd instalment of programme fee 20th May 2023 ₹1,20,000/-*
3rd instalment of programme fee 20th Sept 2023 ₹1,20,000/-*

Loan Options Available Nominate your employee to avail special benefits *GST, as applicable

How will the programme be delivered?

  • 18 Months Executive
    Post Graduate Diploma

  • 3 IIFT Campus Visits of 6 days each, including a Port Visit and a Valedictorian Ceremony

  • Live Interactive Sessions by IIFT Faculty and Industry Experts

  • Best-in-class Self-learning Content, Case Studies, and Research Projects

  • Classes will be held once a week (Sundays - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm)

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform

Classes start in Jan 2023.

Campus Visit dates will be announced closer to the commencement of the programme.

About IIFT

  • An autonomous institution under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (GoI)
  • Certified with NAAC and AACSB accreditation
  • Core competencies in education, training, research in the banking and international business and foreign trade
  • #24 NIRF 2022 Ranking under the ‘Management’ category

  • #6 Ranked by Chronicle B School Survey 2020

  • #10Ranked by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2019"

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963. Since its inception, it has contributed significantly to the external trade sector of India through policy research and skill-building. The institution has been consistently ranked among the top 10 B-Schools in the country. Given its rich contributions in imparting knowledge and training in Trade, Economics, and International Business areas helped the institute to earn the status of “Deemed to be University” in the year 2002. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recognized IIFT as Grade ‘A++’ Institution in its evaluations in 2005 as well as in 2015. Recently (Nov 2021), the institution was granted the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation making it amongst the top 900+ Business Schools in the world to have earned this accreditation. To know more about the institution and its contribution, visit .


About TalentSprint

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Established in 2010, TalentSprint is a part of NSE group and a global edtech company that brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to young and experienced professionals. The company’s digital learning platform offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world class programs, certifications, and outcomes.Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. It is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. A recipient of various prestigious accolades, TalentSprint was recently honored with the Indian Achievers Award 2022, for its excellence in building deeptech talent in India. For more information about TalentSprint, visit TalentSprint website


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