Programme Overview

The Global Management Programme for Infrastructure from ISB is focused on instilling a comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure and real estate industry with a focus on the case study, simulations and learning through resident faculty, visiting faculty and industry experts.

You’ll earn a certificate after successful completion of the programme.

Classes for the next cohort start in March 2023. Each term lasts for 83 days and will start on a Monday and end on a Sunday. There is a space of 1 week between every term.

Each subject includes pre-recorded instructor videos, reading material, and practice questions. These are accompanied by periodic assessments, assignments, and pre-reads.

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Watch this video to learn more about the curriculum. GMP I Curriculum

Simulations & Case Studies

You will learn via unique teaching methodologies such as Saint George Triangle – A Multi-Party Simulation and case studies on Mumbai Urban Transport, NT2 Power Project, Laos and Digital Transformation at L&T.


Professor nameDesignationB-school
Professor DVR Seshadri (Intro Session)Professor of Marketing (Practice) Director-ISB CBM (Center for Business Markets)Indian School of Business
Professor Subodha Kumar (Intro Session)Statistics, Operations, and Data Science Paul R. Anderson Distinguished Chair ProfessorFox School of Business
Dr Pratap SundarAcademic Director Adjunct Professor of Operations ManagementIndian School of Business
Dr OP AgarwalCEO – WRI(World Resources Institute) IndiaWRI India
Professor Jit BajpaiAdjunct FacultyColombia University
Professor K VenkateshIndependent DirectorEzeeway (Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd) and former MD L&T IDPL
Saumya SindhwaniAssistant Professor of Strategy (Practice)Indian School of Business
Chandrasekhar Sripada (Intro Session)Professor of Organisational Behavior (Practice)Indian School of Business
Ramakrishna NidumoluProfessor of Organisational Behavior (Practice)Indian School of Business
Vaidyanathan KrishnamurthyAssistant Professor (Practice)Indian School of Business
Chandan Chowdhury (Intro Session)Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems (Practice)Indian School of Business
WS WilliamsVisiting FacultyVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business
AJ Chauradia (Intro Session)Assistant Professor of BusinessVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business
Athar ShahabVisiting FacultyVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business
Rohit ChandakVisiting FacultyVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business
Gaurav BhatianiVisiting FacultyVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business
Tony CiochettiVisiting FacultyVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business
Sougata RayProfessor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship (Practice)Indian School of Business
Phillipe Bouvier (Intro Session)Visiting FacultyVisiting Faculty – Indian School of Business

Earn multiple credentials

On completion of all four terms successfully, ISB will award the certification for Global Management Programme for Infrastructure.

Term 1: General Management (Fee: USD 3250) Certificate in General Management to be awarded on successful completion. The term 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 enhance your management expertise to the next level and provide you with a high-level understanding of related domains.

  • Negotiations
  • Digital Leadership
  • Managerial Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Marketing for Executives
  • Managing Teams

Term 2: Leadership in Infrastructure & Real Estate Management (Fee: USD 3250) Certificate in Leadership in Infrastructure & Real Estate Management to be awarded on successful completion. The term enables you to develop the acumen to appreciate some of the most complex aspects of Infrastructure and Real Estate Management. You will learn the latest trends and practices in project management and contract management, and also appreciate the nuances of environmental issues in infrastructure projects. The module will cover the economic aspects of infrastructure management and provide insights into data-based stakeholder management. The module will be most useful for those who aspire to be thought leaders in infrastructure management.

  • Social and Environmental Issues in Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Project Management
  • Contract Management
  • Infrastructure Economics
  • Stakeholder Analysis

Term 3: Critical Aspects of Real Estate and Infrastructure Management (Fee: USD 3250) Certificate in critical aspects of Real estate and Infrastructure Management to be awarded on successful completion The term will provide you insights into the behind-the-scenes management of infrastructure projects. Subjects like infrastructure finance, infrastructure regulations and dispute resolution will provide a critical understanding of the back-end management of projects, that are so crucial for their timely and successful completion. The course on challenges and opportunities in the real estate environment will provide a bird’s eye view of the development and trends in the real estate industry. The module will provide you with deep understandings that are essential to be an effective and holistic leader in the infrastructure space.

  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Legal Issues and Dispute Resolution
  • Infrastructure Regulation
  • Challenges and Opportunities within the Global Real Estate Environment

Term 4: Advanced Infrastructure Management (Fee: USD 3250) Certificate in Advanced Infrastructure Management to be awarded on successful completion. The term will assist you in developing a digital mindset for leveraging technology in the infrastructure space. The course on strategic planning will help develop a vision that will enable you to think beyond your peers. Learners with their own businesses or wishing to commence one of their own will gain deep insights from the course on developing an entrepreneurial venture for Infrastructure. The subjects of Public-Private partnerships and lean and sustainable infrastructure will introduce to you the trending concepts in the infrastructure space. The module is essential for those wishing to achieve strategic and digital leadership in their organisations.

  • Strategic Planning for Infrastructure
  • Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture for Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Digital transformation of Infrastructure Business
  • Lean and Sustainable Infrastructure


-Term 1General Management
1NegotiationsThe course will highlight the components of effective negotiation and will teach you how to analyse your behaviour during a negotiation. It will be largely experiential, providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills by participating in negotiation exercises and integrating your first-hand experience with key concepts and principles presented in the assigned readings, lectures and course discussions.
2Business AnalyticsManagerial decisions need to be grounded in a firm understanding of the business facts. Statistics is the study of collecting data that make sense and make sense out of the collected data. The course emphasises how to utilise statistical tools to analyse data and employ it in business. The course's main topics include basic descriptive statistics, sampling and inference, helping the students factor uncertainty into the decision-making process.
3Managerial EconomicsThis course will focus on decision-making in business situations. Managers regularly address pricing, cost determination, compensation, entry into and exit from markets, and output decisions. At the end of the course, you will have the essential tools that structure these problems for optimal decision making and, more importantly, develop an intuition for analysing economic issues.
4Strategic Change ManagementThe course will help experience and understand the nuances of change management through an online simulation.
5Marketing for ExecutivesMarketing encompasses those management activities that enable a supplier firm to understand, create, and deliver value to customers. In this context, value is ‘the worth in monetary terms of the economic, technical, service and social benefits a customer firm receives in exchange for the price it pays for a market offering.’ Since the participants are likely to be associated largely with B2B markets, sourcing as well as for their customer base, the course will focus significantly on B2B markets.
6Leading TeamsThe course will help understand group/team behaviour dynamics, develop insights into their team management skills, and learn how to build winning teams. They will gain insights into common obstacles to effective teamwork.
7Managerial FinanceThe objective of this course is to expose participants to the fundamental principles and tools of finance that may be used to evaluate the impact of business and policy decisions on financial value creation in projects and firms. It will introduce basic finance concepts with a focus on the development of analytical skills, attitudes and their application. It will cover financial instruments such as debt and equity, discuss the important idea of risk and return, as well as indispensable analytical frameworks such as capital budgeting and real options.
8Digital LeadershipTechnology is transforming how organizations operate and interact with various value chain members. We now understand the power of technology to democratize innovation and scale up improvement initiatives in terms of quality and quantity. Organizations have realized the importance of looking at technology as an enabler for building stronger customer centricity, enhancing enterprise-level productivity, and conceiving new business models. Many organizations globally have realized the importance of deploying technology and have identified a "digital mindset" as a critical competency at all levels of management. This "Digital Leadership" course would help learners develop a digital mindset in themselves and their team. We will discuss practical examples of digital transformation and challenges in creating a digital mindset.
-Term 2Leadership in Infrastructure and Real Estate Management
9Infrastructure Project ManagementProject Management has been among the central themes of interest for organisational leaders. This course will provide the required knowledge and skills to be an effective project manager, irrespective of your management discipline of interest.
10Infrastructure EconomicsThis course teaches the economic aspects of infrastructure using the tools of financial analysis to decide the optimal level of infrastructure provision and the role of the public and private sectors in their condition and operation. It shows the policy implications of the deregulation process that has taken place in infrastructure markets in recent years.
11Contract ManagementA fundamental understanding of all critical aspects of contracts frequently to be dealt with during managing projects. The course will help understand important clauses of all standard Agreements related to Construction Contracts, Capital Goods Supply and Services, Concessions in representative spaces, Loan Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Dispute Resolutions, and recent developments in contract management
12Social and Environmental Issues in InfrastructureInfrastructure, a set of physical systems, services and networks, supports the built environment and enhances the productivity and welfare of society. The attributes, nature and outcomes of an infrastructure project affect the economic, environmental and social aspects of culture within and beyond the area influenced by the project.
13Stakeholder AnalysisA stakeholder analysis is a process of identifying stakeholders before the project begins; grouping them according to their levels of participation, interest, and influence in the project; and determining how best to involve and communicate with each of them.
-Term 3Critical Aspects of Infrastructure and Real Estate Management
14Infrastructure RegulationsRegulation of business activities is one of the most important but perhaps least understood government functions. Even experienced professionals are often confused between policy, law and guidelines. The focus of this course will be to understand the regulatory process in the context of infrastructure sectors.
15Infrastructure FinanceInfrastructure development is a capital-intensive business. In addition to requiring a large pool of capital, this industry also has a long gestation period. As a result, infrastructure financing is one of the most critical aspects of managing infrastructure. Unlike other businesses, infrastructure financing is highly cash-flow focused, given the peculiar characteristics of the infrastructure business.
16Legal Issues & Dispute ResolutionInfrastructure is very important for any country’s economic development. Governments have a variety of policies and provisions to regulate the market. Any player in this domain has to be well versed with the guiding principles for such policies to resolve all issues in an efficient manner. This course will be concentrating on legislation which comes into play in an infrastructure project.
17Challenges and Opportunities in the Commercial Real Estate EnvironmentThis course will provide an overview of the general real estate sector and how this market operates and functions. The course will expose you to the unique vocabulary of the real estate industry and how to understand the various risks associated with real estate development, investment and financing. We will also discuss the basics of investing in real estate, whether it be your first apartment or the issues associated with undertaking a real estate development project.
-Term 4Advanced Infrastructure Management
18Public Private PartnershipInvestment in infrastructure is critical for economic growth. Historically, infrastructure projects have been financed and implemented by the state. However, because of the fiscal resource crunch, time and cost over-runs, and the generally poor quality of publicly provided infrastructure, many governments have invited the private sector to take on infrastructure provisioning responsibilities. Private provision of infrastructure services has taken the form, most often, of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The course aims at providing participants with a clear understanding of how the private sector can be involved in providing infrastructure through partnerships, how such partnerships can help improve infrastructure delivery and their use in practice.
19Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture for InfrastructureThe course will give an overview of entrepreneurship and link it with business strategy. Using a combination of pedagogical tools such as cases and lectures, students will get an opportunity to explore the realm of entrepreneurship in infrastructure as a serious career option.
20Digital Transformation of Infrastructure BusinessThe growth in the Digital Transformation of Infrastructure Business that we can observe in the last 15 years is creating value in terms of quality, efficiency and sustainability in urban management. But more is yet to be done: a city is not a sum of infrastructures. Vibrant cities are a complex system of systems (and not a set of sets) which relies on economic, social and environmental interconnected values with the goal to support urban sustainability. In this course, we propose to understand the current challenges in urban management, how they could be solved, and how the digital transformation of urban infrastructures can create new business models.
21Lean and Sustainable InfrastructureA radical shift in infrastructure design and management is centred on lean, smart (IoT), and sustainability. Lean is an adaptation of lean manufacturing principles, notably the Toyota Production System (TPS) to the construction domain. The lean approach seeks to improve project delivery by minimising waste and maximising value to the customer. The application of the latest technologies (such as smart sensors, drones, blockchain, etc.) in the design and construction of infrastructure is reducing costs and improving construction management. Sustainability aspects include water and waste management, air quality, energy supply and distribution, and transport services. The principles of biomimicry are also accelerating the innovations in the field of infrastructure. Many organisations audit and certify the infrastructure on the dimensions of environment, energy, water usage, air quality, and biodiversity. This course, taught by world-class experts will cover various topics on the analysis and design of sustainable infrastructure.
22Strategic Planning for InfrastructureStrategic planning is a systematic process that helps you set an ambition for your business’s future and determine how best to achieve it. Its primary purpose is to connect three key areas: your mission - defining your business' purpose.

Programme Length

The programme duration is 12 months. However you will have the flexibility to complete it in upto 36 months.

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