Curriculum

Participants of the AMPOS will undertake taught courses of 14 credits and an Action Learning Project of 2 credits. The courses are designed to offer comprehensive learning of management principles in manufacturing, operations, supply chain, etc.


The students will also be expected to do two non-credit courses in their own time before the commencement of the first residency.


Pre-Residency

Two credited courses to be done by students in own time, facilitated by ISB. The certificates will be submitted to ISB as prework before coming for the residency.

• Mathematics for Management

• Finance

• Essentials of Management: Business Analytics (Faculty Lead)

 

Term-1- General Management

The module will enable you to become an effective manager and sharpen your cross-domain knowledge and leadership skills to be an outstanding leader. The module will endeavour to enhance your management expertise to the next level and provide you a highlevel understanding of related domains.

• Managerial Economics

• Negotiations

• Strategic Change Management

• Leading Teams

• Branding and Pricing

 

Term-2- Operational Excellence

The module provides you the skillsets to create a digital best-in class operations strategy that leverages data to make business decisions under uncertainty. Service operations are becoming increasingly relevant in delivering value to business through technology and the module will provide you the tools to undertake them.

• Modelling for Business Decisions

• Managing Business Processes 

• Transformation of Operations

• Managing Service Operations 

 

Term-3- Supply Chain Strategy and Management

The module will provide you the tools to understand strategic procurement and design your intelligent supply chains with purpose. It will enable you to learn to take decisions backed by data and its analysis. By the end of the module, you should be able to design resilient and responsive supply chains that can provide you a competitive advantage.

• Strategic Management of Operations

• Supply Chain Strategy and Management

• Achieving Operational Excellence

• Strategic Procurement

 

Term-4- Emerging Trends in Operations and Supply Chain 

In the era of Industry 4.0, logistics and supply chain operations have undergone a transformative change, thanks to innovative technologies like artificial intelligence, neural networks, and machine learning. The module will bring you the skills to cope with the new normal, as also teach you the ground breaking trends in innovation, product design and analysing data for achieving high efficiency.

• Technology Strategy-Firm and Market Level Perspectives

• Emerging Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management

• Innovation, Product Design and Management

• Advanced Business Analytics 

 

Note: Some of the courses may undergo modification at the time of delivery.

Programme Calendar


The programme will commence on 21 March 2022. The four residencies will be run across both campuses. The residency dates are as follows.

 

Residencies  Dates Mode
Pre- residency  March 13 - March 20, 2022 Online
Orientation* March 21, 2022 Offline Mohali 
Residency 1      March 22 - March 30, 2022    Offline Mohali 
Residency 2 May 7 - May 15, 2022 Offline Mohali 
Residency 3 August 27 - September 04, 2022 Offline Hyderabad  
Residency 4 November 5 - November 13, 2022   Offline Mohali 

*Part of Residency 1

Note: While every effort will be made not to change the dates of the residencies, ISB reserves the right to modify the schedule in case of extraneous reasons.

Pedagogy

Pre-Course Reading Material

Pre-course reading material in the form of cases, articles etc., will be made available to all participants in advance. Participants are expected to spend 8 to 10 hours per week studying the material before they commence their classes each term. 

Programme Delivery

The course delivery will comprise in-class instructions which may be followed by tutorials during office hours. There will be also a few online modules taught through the Learning Management System. 

Assessment

Online as well as in-class assessments and projects are also incorporated in the programme to ensure academic rigour. The academic committee will set minimum grade point criteria for graduating from the programme.

Industry Speakers

An integral part of the learnings will be interactions with industry speakers. These sessions will be part of almost each module and will be designed to enhance the understanding of the concepts of the module from a practitioner’s perspective.

Simulations

Simulations help maximise on classroom learning as the decisions that the participants have to make in these simulations replicate the kind of decisions they would encounter in their respective organisations. They let participants apply the management theories learnt in class to a simulated business environment and evaluate the results of their decisions.

Action Learning Projects

Action learning is an important pedagogical tool that is designed to give participants a chance to practice their management theories in real life scenarios. There will be an action learning project, which will be carried out in a group under a mentor/guide from ISB. The projects can be taken up by the individual from the organisation wherein he/she is currently employed or can bid for other projects.

Academic Rigor

ISB expects all participants to follow the school’s honour code and adhere to the highest code of integrity.