The Indian School of Business

Certificate in Strategic Leadership

Develop critical skills to build and execute strategies that prepare you to lead your organisation through disruptive times. This programme is offered by the Indian School of Business - ranked #1 Business School in India.

Enrolments are currently closed. Dates for next cohort will be announced soon.

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Enrolments closed

Dates for the next cohort will be announced soon

3 months

6-8 hours/week

USD 1,500 (INR 1,12,500)

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100% online

Includes live classes.

No application required.

Become an effective strategic leader

Learn to make strategic decisions and accelerate growth. Gain insights into developing novel strategies that can drive competitive advantage for your business or organisation.

Enhance your professional profile with a credential from a triple-accredited business school

Strengthen your profile with a credential from a reputed and research-productive business school. ISB is accredited by AMBA, EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Global outlook with experiential learning

Experience meaningful exchange of knowledge with a global outlook, diverse perspectives, and industry experience. Get personalised, actionable feedback through real-time engagement with the ISB faculty and programme facilitators.

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Programme description

Develop a strategic mindset and the leadership skills that help leverage your expertise, and lead your organisation to success.


In today’s cluttered and competitive markets, modern leaders are compelled to anticipate disruptions. They are expected to prepare the organisation to overcome challenges in these disruptive times. This programme will help you learn the fundamentals of making sharper business decisions backed by a firm understanding of strategy. You will develop an integrated perspective and an understanding of how cross-functional stakeholders across marketing, finance, operations and HR impact the overall business strategy and influence long-term value creation.

The programme will teach you development and execution of strategy, along with essential leadership concepts. You will be able to implement learnings from this programme across any industry, business area or function. Your learning will also be facilitated via case studies like the ‘Boeing 737 max crisis’ teaching strategic execution and leadership.

You will learn from the global faculty at the Indian School of Business- Professor Nandu Nandkishore, who led Nestle as Executive Vice President, and Professor Deepak Jena, who has worked with Deloitte, TCS, LG Electronics and WNS Global services in the area of business and corporate strategy.

Post successful completion of this programme, you will be able to respond the following questions for your business-

  • What are the strategic and leadership responses to disruption?
  • How to build yourself as a leader to thrive in this world?
  • What are the key skills to learn for strategy execution and for leading teams?

Required background

This programme will be ideal for you if you are a working professional in middle management roles (10 years of experience) and wish to pivot into leadership roles at your organisation.


ISB SL Webinar 28th Oct

In case you missed it, the Live Q&A session with the faculty on October 28th is now available to watch. Learn more about the certificate, the programme structure, curriculum, career outcomes, and timelines directly from the faculty in this video.

Skills you will gain

  • Strategic Development
  • Strategy Execution and Implementation
  • Decision Making
  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership

This 12 week programme features 2 courses.

Course 1 of 2

Managing your career for success and leading to win in disruptive times

Course 2 of 2

Developing strategies to win in the marketplace


This course will teach you the fundamentals of strategy formulation and execution. Strategy is all about winning in the marketplace, yet very few companies can do so consistently. In this course, you will learn different tools and frameworks that you can use to create winning strategies.


Frequently asked questions

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