Message from the Chairperson
The Armed Forces Programme at IIM Ahmedabad is a unique programme specifically designed with an aim to equip the officers of the armed forces with the knowledge, skills and perspective required for their successful transition into the corporate world.
The six-month residential programme, which has evolved over the years, builds on the participants’ expertise in Operations, Leadership, Human Resource Management, Strategy, Infrastructure Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Organisational Behaviour. The explicitly developed curriculum lays emphasis on key areas such as Corporate Finance, Business Analytics, Statistics, Business Law, Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Financial Decision Making, Healthcare Management, Managerial Computing and Information Systems empowering them with contemporary global management practices.
Various innovative learning methods and in particular the case study pedagogy of IIM Ahmedabad have exposed the participants to complex real-life business situations covering a wide variety of industries, organisations and disciplines of management. The participants are exposed to a vibrant academic environment, a well-equipped library, lectures by speakers excelled in diverse fields, industry interaction and student activities.
This wonderful batch of 58 selected participants comprises a mix of educational, technical backgrounds and expertise. Their experience, leadership skills, maturity and willingness to adapt will undoubtedly propel them to take on any challenge in the fast-changing business environment. I firmly believe that they would make a long lasting positive impact in their organisations and excel in their chosen spheres. I wish them the very best in their future endeavours.
Chairperson, Armed Forces Programme
Why AFP at IIMA?
The Armed Forces Programme at IIMA is a unique programme specifically designed with an aim to equip the officers of the armed forces with the knowledge, skills and perspective required for their successful transition into the corporate world.
The six-month residential programme, which has evolved over the years, builds on the participants’ expertise in Operations, Leadership, Human Resource Management, Strategy, Infrastructure Management, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Organisational Behaviour.
About the Programme
The Indian Armed Forces represent a large group of well-groomed and highly motivated people who are accustomed to working in a system that expects them to set high individual standards and high achievement targets. Officers from the armed forces are known to be self-reliant, innovative, resourceful and highly adaptable and are endowed with courage, motivation, education, selflessness and honesty. They lead and inspire the men working under them to perform extraordinary tasks in challenging situations and under testing/taxing circumstances. The service officers have the requisite skills backed with discipline and a focused approach to lead a productive life.
The Business Management Course at IIM Ahmedabad is a Six months, full time course conducted from October to March every year, specifically designed with an aim to impart the officers of the armed forces with the contemporary global management practices through case-study method of instructions, class room studies, business presentations and Industry visits. The pedagogy and stringent course curriculum brings to fore the analytical & managerial skills which are a pre-requisite for success in corporate career. The officers will add value to any organization and contribute effectively to its productivity & growth.
The Main objectives of the programme are as follows:
Enhance professional competence through Modern Management Practices.
Develop ‘A total Enterprise' perspective.
Foster understanding of Global Corporate Culture.
Facilitate smooth second career transition into the corporate world.
The programme is divided into three terms and offers courses from many subject areas like Agriculture, Business Communication, Business Research, Decision Making, Economics, Accounting, Finance & Capital Markets, HRM, Information Systems, Legal Aspects of Business, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Operations and Decision Sciences, Strategy, Statistics, etc.