Curriculum

 KEY MODULESHOURSDates At campus/Online
Term 1BUSINESS & OPERATIONS FUNDAMENTALS    
1General Management – 110 HoursMay 26-31  (Mohali) At Campus
2General Management -210 Hours Aug 18 - 23 (Mohali)At Campus
3Operations Management Fundamentals20 HoursMay 26-31 (Mohali)Aug 18 - 23 (Mohali)At Campus
4Macro- and Micro-economic concepts for the manufacturing industry sector.20 HoursMay 26-31(Mohali)Aug 18 - 23 (Mohali)At Campus
5System Analysis & Optimization of Operations20 HoursMay 26-31(Mohali)Aug 18 - 23 (Mohali)At Campus
6Statistics for Managers20 HoursBetween first and second visits Online
 
Term 2PLANNING & CONTROL OF OPERATIONS    
7Quality Management & Lean Production20 Hours Sep 22 - 27 (Hyd)Nov 16 - 21 (Mohali)At Campus
8Manufacturing Planning & Control20 Hours Sep 22 - 27 (Hyd)Nov 16 - 21 (Mohali)At Campus
9Logistics & Supply Chain Management20 Hours Sep 22 - 27 (Hyd)Nov 16 - 21 (Mohali)At Campus
10Strategic Procurement 20 Hours Sep 22 - 27 (Hyd)Nov 16 - 21 (Mohali)At Campus
11Consulting Practicum -1CAPSTONE  Industry Project
      
12Introduction to Supply chain Analytics20 HoursBetween fourth and fifth visits Online
 
Term 3CURRENT TOPICS & PRACTICUM    
13Negotiation 20 HoursFeb 09 - 14  (Mohali)Mar 30 - 04 Apr (Hyd)At Campus
14Product Design & Innovation20 HoursFeb 09 - 14  (Mohali)Mar 30 - 04 Apr (Hyd)At Campus
15Managing teams10hrs Mar 30 - 04 Apr (Hyd) 
16ERP – IT System Integration10hrsFeb 09 - 14  (Mohali)Mar 30 - 04 Apr (Hyd)At Campus
17Strategic Management of Operations20 HoursFeb 09 - 14  (Mohali)Mar 30 - 04 Apr (Hyd)At Campus
18Consulting Practicum -2CAPSTONE  Industry Project
 
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Optional module by a certified APICS trainer that will review topics for taking the CPIM examination.
General Management - 1
Your basic objective is to develop your own understanding and management skills in this critical aspect of general management. Our primary objective is to stimulate and guide this process. To achieve these joint objectives, the course will use lectures and case discussions to help you:
  1. Appreciate the value of marketing concepts when they are used as guides for understanding management problems and developing comprehensive marketing programs;
  2. Develop a disciplined approach to the analysis of marketing situations;
  3. Expand your decision making skills by requiring you to make and defend marketing decisions in the context of realistic problem situations with incomplete information;
  4. Make connections between marketing and other functional areas of business;
  5. Understand the role of marketing in global business strategies;
  6. Appreciate how the elements of successful marketing programs fit together
General Management - 2
Corporate Finance addresses financial decisions relevant to managers of corporation. It develops the basic tools and applies them to value the assets side of a firm’s balance sheet. It also discusses financing issues, or the liability side of a firm’s balance sheet. Our focus will be on the analytic tools and methods of modern finance rather than institutional issues.

Financial Statement Analysis has two main objectives (i) becoming a “sophisticated” reader of financial statements (including footnotes) and (ii) appreciating how managers use/abuse accounting discretion to achieve strategic reporting objectives. These skills are essential to translate vast financial statement information into actionable insights. We will begin with a review of the basic financial statement analysis tools such as ratios, projections, and valuation models. We will then see how valuation is more than just a mindless spreadsheet exercise and how accounting discretions might impact decision making. The emphasis will be to distinguish the substance of transactions from their form so that the accounting reports better reflect the underlying economics of the firm. Along the way, we will discuss some specific topics such as revenue and expense recognition, assets, liabilities, and off-balance sheet financing.
Operations Management Fundamentals

Operations management is concerned with planning and control of an organization’s processes with the objective of improving and maintaining their performance. This course will provide critical understanding of process management concepts that yield a competitive advantage through operational excellence. Key Topics Include : Introduction to OM, process metrics, bottlenecks and capacity analysis, critical paths and processing times, managing queues, scale economies in process, inventory management,

Macro and Micro economic factors
This course will focus on decision making in business situations. Managers regularly address issues ranging from pricing, cost determination, compensation, entry into and out of markets, procurement and flow issues. The course will provide tools to structure these problems for optimal decision making and develop an intuition for solving economic problems. Basic economic concepts, demand, elasticity, consumer surplus, monopoly and price discrimination, cost dynamics in perfect competition, market efficiency, market distortions, game theory, determining equilibrium prices, product differentiation, managing incentives
System Analysis & Optimization of Operations
This module focuses on data for system optimisation and analysis for operations. Introduces modeling, optimisation and simulation as they apply to support practical decisions relevant to supply chain, distribution and manufacturing systems. Exposes students to a wide range of applications for these methods, and to integrate this material with an introduction to operations management and probability and statistics.
Statistics for Managers
This course develops the key statistical ideas that are essential in business decision-making. The course will concentrate on understanding, modeling and managing the variability that surrounds business information.  Quality control and sampling variation, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, linear regression model, use of regression model in business problems, multiple regressions, collinearity.
Introduction to Supply chain Analytics
Forecasting: Students taking this course will become familiar with and have hands-on experience with popular forecasting techniques and approaches used in business, as well as best practices for building forecasting methods and evaluating their performance. Forecasting describes the act of generating predictions of future values or events. Quantitative forecasting, which focuses on data for generating numerical forecasts, is an important component of decision making in a wide range of areas and across many business functions, including economic forecasting, workload projections, sales forecasts and transportation demand. This course focuses on forecasting time series, where past and present values are used to forecast future values of a series of interest. The course covers issues relating to different steps of the forecasting process, from goal definition, through data visualization, modeling, and performance evaluation to model deployment. The course will also cover data management, data collection and predictive analytics applicable to supply chain operations.
Quality Management & Lean Production
This course will provide the student a broad understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM), TQM is a set of principles, methods, and tools whose primary idea is to improve long- term customer satisfaction by continually improving business operations within the enterprise and along the extended supply chain. A lean perspective on general management & operations
Practical Lean (Simulation)
Managing Lean Flows
Managing Variability
Lean Six Sigma implementation
5S Project examples
Manufacturing Planning & Control
With the global marketplace constantly changing, it is crucial that your Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) system evolve to stay current with technology, product and market conditions. This course is essential if you are working in any capacity of operations in the supply chain because you’ll gain a thorough understanding of Manufacturing Planning and Control key elements. You’ll also master a variety of decision tools that can assist you in effective planning and execution.
Key Modules of MPC
How to identify the process of forecasting and characteristics of forecasts
How to determine the right supply chain for your product
Ways to develop causal forecasting models using regression approach
Expertise in forecasting error measures
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
In this course we will view the supply chain from the point of view of a general manager. The  design of a logistics system is critically linked to the objectives of the supply chain. Our goal in this course is to understand how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain. Strategic planning in SCM, designing a supply chain network, dealing with uncertainty, inventory theory, responsive supply chains, supply chain coordination, designing supply chain contracts and incentives, managing transportation, cross docking, strategic sourcing
Strategic Procurement and Negotiation
Purchases from external suppliers make a large part of a company’s expenditures. In a world of evolving needs and technologies, taking a strategic view of sourcing is becoming necessary to guarantee profitability today and a viable future tomorrow. In doing so, firms face complex challenges: they need to understand when and how to externally source an input to the business, and they need to manage the resulting relationships sustainably, caring about cost, quality and innovation.

In this course, we will lay out some of the frameworks to analyze and manage sourcing decisions. We will further discuss state-of-the-art sourcing practices, including terminology, metrics, and decision approaches.

We will pay significant attention to the interactions of the sourcing function with other business activities, including operations, finance and strategy.
Operations Consulting
This course will help you better understand how to assess, as a consultant, how early-stage, smaller contemporary businesses operate.
Based on the identified patterns we will develop hypotheses regarding successful approaches to developing strong operational capabilities as well as the impacts of such capabilities on the outcomes for early-stage firms.

Further we hope to identify critical stages in the growth of a firm’s operational capabilities and how successful firms have overcome the key challenges at each stage.

The course will be primarily case based from various sectors from India, China, Hong Kong, Israel and the U.S.
Product Design & Innovation
The learning objective of this course is for you to become INNOVATION ARCHITECTS who will design and manage superior product and service development processes that can consistently deliver exceptional value. This course shall take “architecting” perspective toward products and service development processes, and shall systematically examine the optimal architecture of fuzzy-front ends, the alignment between product and development process architectures, and the role of architecture to effective management of technical and market risks. Hands-on illustration of architecture, design, concepts and filtering, tournaments, risk management
Architecting the Fuzzy Front-end of NPD Process
Architecting the Product – Strategic Implications
Architecting the Product Development Process – Team Structure and communication
Achieving Alignment between Product and Process Architectures
Risk Mitigation with Product, Team and Choice Architecture
ERP – IT System Integration
The primary objectives of the course is to analyze, design and propose IT solutions for the integration of business process throughout the enterprise. It will cover foundation, business functions, processes, data requirements, development, and management of ERP systems for sales, marketing, accounting, finance, production, supply chain, and customer relationship management.  Emphasis will be given on re-engineering, integration, standardization, and methodologies of ERP systems. The course will cover  a general overview of the theoretical base of enterprise resource planning using examples of business software packages like ERP, SCM, CRM, KM and other web based systems that allow the business to perform efficiently. The theoretical knowledge will be put into practice and consolidated using case studies on integrated business processes.
Strategic Management of Operations
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a framework to formulate an operations strategy and to understand the key drivers behind an operations strategy and evaluate their impact on a firm’s bottom line. Operations strategy and analysis frameworks, strategic positioning and operations tradeoffs, capacity strategy, capacity flexibility, vertical integration and strategic sourcing, mass customization, entering new markets, understanding and managing demands, product and process development
Consulting Practicum -1 & 2
This would be a 4 Month Live Project with a Corporate which will start in Term-2 and culminate with Project Presentations and Recommendations post end of Term -3.
Negotiations
This course highlights components of an effective negotiation and helps you analyse your own behaviour in negotiations. The course will be experiential, providing the opportunity to develop skills by participating in negotiations and integrating your experiences with the principles presented in class exercises. The exercises in the course will provide an opportunity to attempt strategies and tactics in a low-risk environment, to learn about yourself and respond in specific negotiation situations. It will cover topics like basics of distributive bargaining, trust building and integrative win-win negotiations, persuasion and influence tactics, decision-making biases and how to avoid them, multi-party, multi-issue negotiation strategies.
You will learn how to be more effective by strategically evaluating your own performance and applying a framework to overcome weaknesses, understand the psychology behind decision-making and ways to overcome common errors, understand the importance of trust and learn ways to build a lasting relationship, enhance your persuasion and influencing skills by understanding the mind set of your opponents and improve your ability to leverage your own bargaining position when negotiating.
Managing teams
This course is designed to help you become an effective leader and manage teams better in today’s complex and challenging manufacturing environment. The foundation of good leadership is self-awareness and you will receive feedback on your own team-role preferences, strengths and weaknesses. You will then be better placed to understand how to build, develop and lead teams. It will cover topics like stages of team development, ability to manage teams more effectively, flexible strategies for team leadership, team analysis and strategic plan for effective teamwork, understanding of team and group behaviour, team structuring for optimised performance, understanding individual vs teamwork, intensity required to lead high impact projects, effective communication and productive conflict, team work for innovation and change, synergy in decision-making processes, effective feedback processes, etc. The course will illustrate best team practices in your industry, as well as offers practical opportunities for you to apply your learning and develop your leadership skills.