Certificate Programme in Design Thinking & Innovation for Business Excellence

IIM Indore

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Course Duration
10 Months
Commencement Date
5th May 2024
Application Closure Date
30th April 2024
Session Timing
1st Session: 2:30 to 3:45 PM
2nd Session: 4:00 to 5:15 PM

Programme Overview

Organizations must tackle intricate issues in today’s competitive market landscape by adopting a multifaceted approach. Apart from cultivating a strategic mindset to foster business success, organizations must also enhance their cognitive toolkit to spur innovation. Design thinking has emerged as a favored method for addressing complex problems. It centers on a human-centric approach, emphasizing empathy, brainstorming, and prototyping to generate inventive solutions. The Certificate in Design Thinking and Innovation for Business Excellence offered by IIM Indore aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain a strategic edge in driving innovation and resolving intricate challenges.

Programme Highlights


Executive Education Alumni status of IIM Indore


Certificate of Completion from IIM Indore

Focus on real business use cases


Live online sessions from IIM’s experts


3 Days of On-campus module


Holistic Pedagogy


Interactive Project work

Eligibility Criteria

    • Diploma (10+2+3)/ Graduate / Post Graduate from Universities recognized by the Association of Indian Universities with minimum 50% marks in either diploma or graduation or post-graduation (or its equivalent) with at least five years of work experience.

*Internships and Trainee experiences are not considered full-time work experience.

Syllabus Breakdown

Strategy and Business Excellence

Design Thinking for Business Excellence

Systems Thinking for Business Excellence

Strategic Leadership, Human Capital and Business Excellence

Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Orientation

Platforms and Innovation

Corporate Entrepreneurship

Organization Design for Excellence

Intellectual Property for Innovation and Business Excellence

Developing Business Excellence Capabilities

Business Excellence and Internationalization

Interactive Lectures
Project Work
Case Discussions
Term Papers and Assignments

Note : *Courses are subject to change at IIM Indore’s discretion.

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About IIM Indore

IIM Indore is in the forefront of providing carefully curated programmes which cater to the needs of executives. IIM Indore is renowned for its focus on academic excellence which is reinforced by the Triple Crown accreditation that IIM Indore has achieved. Being the second IIM to receive this achievement and being among the top 1% of business schools globally to have the Triple Crown accreditation, our executive education programmes are contextually relevant to meet the demands of contemporary business challenges. The institute has also ranked among the Top 100 business schools globally, as well as among the top institutions in India.

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