The Certificate Programme in Strategic Retail Management (CSRM) is an intensive 30-day programme, designed to enhance leadership in the context of Indian retail. This programme enables participants to evaluate their own retail strategies, discover newer models from international markets, and explore various challenges that are synonymous with this industry. With relevant case studies, lectures, and panel discussions, the programme helps participants gain newer perspectives to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive market.
Who is it for?
CSRM is designed for high potential midcareer executives with 6-8 years of experience, who work in retail organisations or in organisations which deal closely with retail. The CSRM is structured to allow participants apply their learning immediately, avoiding any disruption to their existing work schedules.
This programme is best suited for -
Senior professionals from the retail industry who intend to move to more strategic roles in their careers
Professionals from industries such as FMCG, IT, Entertainment and others who collaborate with the retail industry and need a deeper understanding of the sector
Senior professionals who want to make a transition to the retail sector and see retail as a career of choice
The participants will typically be achievers who have been successful in a functional domain and aspire to move to general management roles.
CSRM is a unique industryspecific certification programme from the ISB, created in collaboration with Coca-Cola, and designed to cater to the demands of high performing retail executives, who want to pursue a formal quality management programme in the area of retail while they continue to work.
Relevant Learning, Real Results CSRM participants will have the opportunity to interact with the best minds in the field of retail. They will learn from eminent faculty who come from global business schools, and also from practitioners who have contributed significantly to the Indian and international retail industry. This unique combination of researchbased rigour and relevant real-world applications is tailored for senior professionals. As a result, participants can take what they learn in each module back to their workplace and apply it immediately.
No Loss of Opportunity The CSRM allows participants to attend classroom sessions at the ISB spread over multiple modules, thus enabling them to experience learning, while continuing with their current work schedules. The classroom sessions are typically scheduled around a weekend, so that there is no loss of opportunity in terms of work experience.
The ISB Experience The ISB experience is an important component of the learning. The opportunity of academic involvement within the pristine environs of the ISB campus, combined with interactions with a diverse and eclectic group of students create a rich learning experience. Participants will also get the benefit of working with their peers as well as instructors, and build on their professional network.
Alumni Network ISB Executive Education alumni networks organise a wide range of seminars, talks, networking events, and social events to allow alumni to preserve their ties and develop their interests. With overseas chapters in several countries, the ISB alumni network is an important channel for CSRM participants to retain and expand their social and business networks.