Globalization combined with technology has impacted economies all over the world. To continue their sustenance and growth, companies need to enter into global markets and explore new avenues across diverse cultures and communities across the world. For this, companies need to adapt to the international business strategy process.
More so, such companies will also need professionals with an adequate understanding of how to deal with expansion into foreign markets, and manage relations with international stakeholders like employees, customers, partners, governments, etc.
The 18 months Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Strategy by IIFT aims to help professionals build capabilities to hone this responsibility of introducing their business to the world.
One-of-a-kind programme by IIFT, which is counted among those few management schools to provide exclusive specialization programs in International Trade and International Business Strategy.
The IIFT Advantage: Leverage the expertise of IIFT, ranked #1 by D2C Competitive B-School Awards 2021 and #24 by NIRF 2022 Ranking under the ‘Management’ category.
Accomplished Faculty: The programme is designed and delivered by the distinguished IIFT Faculty and Industry Experts.
Real-world Curriculum: Deepen your understanding of the contemporary business strategy models and international trade practices with Port Visit, Research Projects, and Campus Visits.
Accelerated Career Growth: Tap into growing opportunities in International markets
Alumni Status: Become an Alumnus of IIFT and network with diverse professionals
Most-preferred Learning Platform: Learn on TalentSprint's award-winning Pracademic Platform, the best-in-class interactive AI-powered digital delivery platform.
The programme enables you to
You will learn from an eminent IIFT faculty group and industry experts led by the programme director, Dr. Oindrila Dey. Meet the mentors here.
You are eligible if you hold a Bachelor/Master’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks and a minimum of 5 years of experience.
Note: Early career professionals may apply by submitting an SOP (Statement of Purpose) for consideration.
The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.
Your peer group will be middle and senior-level executives across industries.
This is an expertise-building programme for experienced professionals. You will obtain a certification from IIFT, a globally recognized B-School in India.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIFT.
Yes, participants of this programme get an Alumni status of IIFT, one of India’s top-ranked Management Schools for International Business and Foreign Trade studies.
The programme format with LIVE Interactive Sessions, Case Studies, Research Projects, Self-learning Content, and Port Visit enables a conducive environment to network with your peers in the cohort. Most participants can continue to network even after the cohort by using the alumni portal.
As an institution of national importance, IIFT is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (GoI) with NAAC and AACSB accreditation. This program is a fully approved Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programme offered through IIFT.
All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
Part A: Etiquette and Platform Rights
Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
Tools and Platforms in Use
Part B: Honor Code
Part C: Certification
Part D: Programme Fee, Refund, and Termination Policy
Candidates will be selected based on the details of education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted along with the application.
A Relationship Manager will be assigned to the applicant, who will gather all the necessary information and represent his/her candidature to the selection committee for review. The profiles will be sent to IIFT for selection.
In case the applicant is an early-career professional, they may apply by submitting a ‘Statement Of Purpose’ for consideration.
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The programme will have three main trimesters spread across 18 months.
It's an 18-month Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programme comprising of
The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s ipearl.ai. These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the programme during online sessions.
As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the programme. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In the event of unavoidable circumstances, if any, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.
The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of scores of various assessments.
Yes, participants are required to have their laptops.
Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 18 months from the date of the commencement of the programme.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. IIFT carries out all examinations and evaluations related to the certification.
Yes, flexible EMI options are available that enable you to pay the programme fee in installments. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available.
For scholarship-related details please visit link. You can also reach out to your RM for more details.
No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Professionals have multiple options for funding.
Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:
We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.
iPearl.ai (Interactive Platform for Experiential and Remote Learning) is created by TalentSprint’s engineering team led by our Chief Technology Officer, an IIT Kanpur alumni. The platform integrates best-in-class open source technologies and SaaS services and perfected them over the last seven years.
When this platform was built, we intended to offer it to our partners and customers for digital learning and delivery. Since 2013, the platform has been extensively used by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad, and many more of our customers and partners. To date, more than 300,000 students have used this platform, which is reputed for user experience, quality, and scale.
This feature-rich platform has become so popular that some of our partners are now using it for their academic needs.
The tried and tested direct-to-device platform enables 24 x 7 learning for its users. Some key benefits of the platform are:
A comparative study of iPearl.ai against Canvas, Impartus, Moodle, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom was conducted. Features in the following categories were compared:
#1 - Ranking by D2C Competitive B-School Awards 2021*
#24 - NIRF 2022 Ranking under the ‘Management’ category**
#6 - Ranking by Chronicle B School Survey 2020***
#10 - Ranking by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2019****
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute to the skill building for the external trade sector of India. Over the years, it has evolved into a unique institution involved in imparting knowledge through research and training in International Business Management and Strategy, and such focus is reflected in all three major activities of the Institute: Research, Training and Education. The Institute was granted “Deemed to be University” status in 2002. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recognized IIFT as a Grade ‘A’ Institution in 2005 as well as in 2015. It was also granted the prestigious AACSB Accreditation in November 2021. With this, IIFT became one of the top 900+ Business Schools in the world to have earned this accreditation.
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