STARTS ON September 27, 2023 Application Deadline : Sept 27, 2023
DURATION 25 Weeks, Online 6 hours per week
ELIGIBILITY Any Graduate/ Diploma holder
STARTS ON September 27, 2023 Application Deadline : Sept 27, 2023
DURATION 25 Weeks, Online 6 hours per week

Programme Overview

Effective management is critical for all teams and organisations to accomplish their goals and create value. However, managers often lack the tools and frameworks required to navigate complex organisations and business environments and do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Whether you are managing people, products, or projects to make impactful contributions to your organisation, the Certificate Masters Programme in Management Essentials can help you achieve your goals.

Who should attend?

Whether you are an aspiring or new manager, currently hold a managerial position or wish to transition to a different career path, this programme is for you. It is designed to accommodate professionals across various industries and roles, ranging from Associates to Senior Associates and Managers.

If you are facing particular business problems, like improving project planning, optimising team management, strengthening communication and negotiation with stakeholders, making informed business decisions under uncertainty, or leading change initiatives within your organisation, this programme is for you.




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Past Participant Profile

Work Experience
Top Industries
Top Functions

Companies our Participants Work at

ISB Online Advantages

ISB Online offers a unique learning experience by integrating the best of learning science, research-backed curriculum and world-class faculty. ISB empowers professionals with the skills, mindsets and vibrant networks required to manage and lead in this new world and achieve their distinctive personal and professional goals.

Why ISB Online?

Research-backed Thought Leadership
ISB is ranked #1 amongst all business schools in India for research. At our research centres and institutes, faculty collaborate with top minds in the industry and government to develop groundbreaking thought leadership.

Globally Renowned Faculty
ISB faculty includes leading academics with strong domain expertise that is drawn from extensive research, real-world engagements, and rich teaching experience in top global business schools.

Deep Expertise in Emerging Markets
ISB has developed rigorous intellectual capital and a vast number of case studies that explore critical challenges facing organisations and leaders in these markets.

Learner-Centric Pedagogy

Self-paced learning
Improve your recall of key concepts by focusing on bite-sized course content, accessible at any time.

Experiential learning
Go beyond passive learning through videos and delve deeper into the course content with a diverse range of questions to spark your curiosity.

Multi-faceted Insights
Verify your answers to various questions by cross-checking with your peers' responses.

Social Learning
Gain a broader perspective on the learning elements through regular insights on your peers' responses and engaging in group-learning exercises.

Enhanced Knowledge Retention
Solidify your comprehension by completing module and course quizzes at pivotal points throughout your learning journey.

  • #1

    Research Ranking in India

    Source: FT Executive Education Custom Programmes, 2022
  • #6

    Asia - FT Global MBA Ranking 2023

  • 9

    Research Centers and Institutes

Digital Badges & Certificates


Digital Badges

  • Certificates
    Receive a digital certificate on successful completion of each of the six courses in this programme and a Certificate Masters upon completion of all the courses.
  • Digital Badges
    As you progress through the learning journey and cross each learning milestone, you accumulate points and earn credentials along the way.

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of ISB Executive Education.

Learn from world-class faculty and industry experts

Deepa Mani

Deputy Dean, Executive

Education and Digital Learning

Professor of Information Systems

Professor Deepa Mani’s research interests are at the intersection of technology, organisation, and society. Her research articles have been published in leading academic journals. Deepa works closely with industry to drive innovation and...

Prof. Ram Nidumolu

Professor of Organisational

Behavior (Practice)

Prof Ram Nidumolu has extensive expertise in B-school professorship, Fortune 500 strategy consulting, C-level executive experience, Silicon Valley and Bangalore-based entrepreneurship, and business research...

Vijaya Sunder M

Assistant Professor (Practice),

Operations Management

Prof. Vijaya Sunder M’s research and teaching interests include Operational Excellence, Project Management, Continuous Improvement, among others. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, PMP, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Lead Auditor,...

Prof. Ramnarayan Subramaniam

Professor of Organisational

Behavior (Practice)

Ram has been a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Visiting Faculty at the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and a Guest Professor at the University of Bamberg, Germany...

Prof. Nikhil Madan

Assistant Professor,

Organisational Behaviour

Nikhil Madan is a faculty in the Organisational Behaviour area. He holds a Ph.D in Organisational Behaviour from INSEAD, an MS in Quantitative Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics...

Prof Mihir Mankad

Professor of Practice in Leadership

Communication at Tufts University Fletcher

and Friedman Schools,

Visiting Faculty at ISB

Prof. Mankad is an expert in Leadership and Global Communication. His career spans a rich and diverse array of fields, including media, management consulting, and non-profit leadership. As a visiting faculty at ISB,...

Programme Courses

  • Decision-Making
  • Cognitive Structures: Frames and Schemas
  • Heuristics and Other Cognitive Biases
  • Group Decision-Making

Part I: Art of Storytelling

  • Effective storytelling methods
  • Public Speaking

(Case studies included: Steve Jobs, Kiran Bedi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ronald Reagan and Shashi Tharoor)

Part II: Building Your Personal Brand

  • Key aspects of creating a personal brand
  • Personal brand positioning
  • Narrating your story

(Case Studies included: Zach Wahls, Kiran Sethi, Indra Nooyi, Shah Rukh Khan)

  • Distributive Negotiations
  • Integrative Negotiations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Team Negotiations
  • Lying in Negotiations
  • Foundations of Team Management
  • Managing Team Development
  • Managing Team Conflict
  • Managing Agile and Virtual Teams
  • Foundational Model on Change
  • Kotter's Change Framework
  • Effective Execution using Four Disciplines
  • Building personal and organisational resilience
  • Change Leadership
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Selection, Prioritisation and Portfolio Management
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning:
    • Scope & Schedule Planning
    • Risk Planning
    • Resourcing & Budgeting
  • Project Execution
  • Project Governance and Closure

Note: Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.

Receive ISB Online Alumni Status

ISB Email and Other Benefits

Exclusive ISB email ID for your use and a 20% discount on other ISB Online Programmes.

Access to Resources

Podcasts, blogs, async content, ISB RCI Research Reports, articles, development tools, simulation instruments and more.

Networking and Further Learning

Learning and networking opportunities via ISB alumni groups and exclusive invitations to events and webinars.

Key Programme Takeaways

  • Get the ISB perspective on thinking and acting like a manager in your organisation
  • Understand the intricacies of team building, efficient communication, and negotiation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Effectively manage change in your organisation
  • Ideate, design, plan and execute a project seamlessly
  • Innovate and build your personal brand following the footsteps of industry stalwarts

Programme Highlights

Recorded Videos from
renowned ISB Faculty

9 Quizzes

Certificate from ISB Executive Education

Discussion Boards

2 Case Study Assignments

Fireside chats with policy-makers, administration members and political figures

Emeritus Career Services

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Please note:

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
  • ISB Executive Education or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. ISB Executive Education is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

Emeritus Insights

Free 6 Months Access to Emeritus Insights

This programme features 6 Months of free Premium Access to Emeritus Insights—a mobile app with 5,000+ bite-sized, business-focused videos to help you meet your daily learning goals on the go.

Student Loan Available

Below EMI plans are available for the Programme Fee: INR 2,12,500 + GST

Maximum Loan Amount Tenure (months) EMI
INR 2,50,750 24 INR 13,054


  • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
  • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
    Propelld: 12/18/24/30/36/42/48
    Eduvanz: 12/24/36/48

Your future starts here. Apply now and seize the opportunity.

Flexible Payment Plans

Application Deadline Last Date: Sept 27, 2023

Limited Seats Available