Strategy Consulting

Venue/Deadlines Program Dates Program Fees
Venue : IIMB Campus
Early Bird Discount Date : 28 May, 2024
Last date for registration: 08 June, 2024

Start Date : 18 June, 2024
End Date : 21 June, 2024
Residential Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 1,25,000
Residential Early Bird Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 1,12,500
Non-Residential Fee(excluding GST) :  Rs. 1,05,000
Non-residential Early Bird Fee(excluding GST) :   Rs. 94,500

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Important Deadlines

Venue : IIMB Campus
Early Bird Discount Date : 28 May, 2024
Last date for registration: 08 June, 2024

Contact Us

Mr. Junaid Ahmed
Landline No.:+91-80-26993371
Mobile No. +91-8951281609
Email: junaid.ahmed@iimb.ac.in

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Programme Overview

Since the impact of strategy consulting is high if there is a symbiotic partnership between client and consultant, this program will cover the essentials of strategy consulting from both the client and the consultant sides. Participants from both consulting and client firms will be enabled to switch sides in understanding the nuances of strategy consulting process from both the sides. While client firm participants learn about when it is most effective to engage strategy consultants, consultant firm participants will learn about how to prospect for strategy consulting opportunities and how to effectively assess those that are proposed to their firm. Participants will gain key insights on strategy consulting to ensure maximum value extraction and learning from consulting engagements. The program will cover the suitability of consulting for various types of business problems, the ethics of consulting and the economics of consulting including consulting for smaller firms.  This will help understand how to create an enabling and effective consulting process. The programme includes applications, discussions and debates on the concepts covered using practical business cases of both consulting companies and client firms.

Programme Content

  • Why Do Firms Need Strategy Consulting? Drivers & Rationale (Discussion)
  • Evaluating & Initiating Strategic Choices (Case)
  • Types of Consulting: Drivers & Rationale (Case)
  • Analysis of Client & Industry Data (Case)
  • Economics of Consulting (Discussion)
  • Strategy of Consulting Firms (Case)
  • Changing Business Models & Business Strategy (Case)
  • Ethics of Consulting (Discussion)
  • Consulting for Small & Medium Enterprises (Exercise)
  • Strategy Consulting Exercise (Case)

Who Should Attend

Strategy consultants who wish to improve on their skills for better prospecting of consulting projects and better engagement with client firms. Middle-to senior-level managers in client firms that engage with strategy consultants. Consultant and client teams can also participate together to build synergy from the discussions in the programme.


The key takeaway of this course, has been interaction with the faculty, with both, Prof. Prabhu and Mr. Kuruvila. The thought of an external faculty engaged in the active practice of Strategy, participating in the face-to-face sessions along with an in-house faculty ably amalgamate industry nuances with academic concepts. The in-depth discussions had during the sessions elucidate and drive real-time hands-on knowledge and experiences while ensuring its relevance in an ever-changing and evolving economy.
– Mr. Vishal Jeevan kumar, Founder | Principal Consultant, Core Concepts & FSD Consulting
IIMB’s Strategy Consulting program has helped me to gain a very good understanding of the industry. The theoretical principles, along with the practical experience in the form of conducted case studies have been a valuable resource which provided me with a foundation for later projects I have handled in the past six months. I would like to highlight how the frameworks I learned have added value at work. Dr.Ganesh Prabu and Mr. Thomas Kuruvilla were the most amazing mentors and program coaches. The course also have been of great help connecting me to 40+ professionals with a similar interest area and exchanging notes on the topic even today.
– Ms. Megha Bansal, Delivery Manager, Aon Benfield – Strategy and Research, Aon Benfield


Programme Directors

Ganesh N. Prabhu is Professor of Strategy at IIMB. He did his post-graduation from the Institute of Rural Management Anand and is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad. He won the Best Young Teacher Award and Best Research Paper Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools. Since 1996 he teaches strategy courses across programs and offers an elective on new product development in the post-graduate program at IIMB. He has conducted several senior management team visioning workshops and been actively involved in mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and small firms. He was earlier a nominated member of the India Design Council. While at IIMB he has consulted on major turnaround projects and prior to his doctoral studies he was an Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of the Punjab Milk Federation for a year on a major turnaround project.  


Thomas Kuruvilla is a member of the Global Board of Arthur D. Little and leads Arthur D. Little’s operations in the Middle East. He is also Head of the Strategy and Organization practice in South Asia and Middle East. He has been with Arthur D. Little for over 20 years and was earlier responsible for Arthur D. Little’s Singapore office. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Panel of S. P. Jain School of Global Management and a part-time faculty at the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur and Great Lakes Institute of Management. He is also a speaker in conferences in the areas of Leadership Development, International Strategy, Turnaround Management and Corporate Venturing.

Thomas has strategy consulting and operational/management experience in the Middle East, Europe and South Asia in the areas of strategy development & implementation, international expansion, economic policy development, merger and acquisitions, and performance management – both in public and private sectors. He has a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kerala University and MBA from the Melbourne Business School, Australia/Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. Before joining Arthur D. Little he worked with Larsen and Toubro for five years and for a brief period was a Pilot Officer with Indian Air Force. Thomas Kuruvilla and Ganesh N Prabhu jointly offer a 30 hour elective in Strategy Consulting in the two year Post Graduate Program at IIM Bangalore.    

Participant Benefits

Participant Benefits
As a participant of this Short Duration Programme, you will be able to enjoy some exclusive benefits other than the outcomes such as skills and knowledge enhancement and building specific competencies that can help shape your career growth.

Some of the exclusive benefits of attending this programme are listed below –

  • Receive Executive Education eNewsletters
  • Invitation to share articles to the EEP blog (subject to a shortlisting process)
  • Participate in EEP webinars on various topics
  • Invitation to curated events and programs by the EEP office

Programme Charges

Programme Fee
INR 1,25,000/- Residential and INR 1,05,000/- Non -Residential (+ Applicable GST) per person for participants from India and its equivalent in US Dollars for participants from other countries.

Early Bird Discount
Nominations received with payments on or before 28-May-24 will be entitled to an early bird Discount of 10%.
Early Bird Fee (Residential) INR 1,12,500/-(+ Applicable GST)
Early Bird Fee (Non-Residential) INR 94,500/-(+ Applicable GST)

Group Discount
Group Discount of 5% percentage can be availed for a group of 3 or more participants when nominations received from the same organization.

Please Note

  • All enrolments are subject to review and approval by the programme director. Joining Instructions will be sent to the selected candidates 10 days prior the start of the programme.
  • The programme fee should be received by the Executive Education Office before the programme commencement date.
  • In case of cancellations, the fee will be refunded only if a request is received at least 15 days prior to the start of the programme.
  • If a nomination is not accepted,the fee will be refunded to the person/ organisation concerned.
  • A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants by IIMB.

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