General Management Programme

(GMPx2) in Dubai

Venue : IIM Bangalore and Dubai
Last date for registration : 15 May, 20

Start Date : 05 Jun, 20
End Date : 09 Jan, 21

Fee(excluding GST) : 
Rs. 7,50,000

Programme Overview

Disruptive innovations, emerging digital technologies and global competition call for managers with an adaptive mindset and evolving competencies. Businesses need leaders who can contribute beyond their field of functional expertise. General Management Programme on IIMBx (GMPx) – Batch 2, has been designed to provide an accelerated journey of personal and professional growth by focusing on leadership skills, business acumen and a global perspective. GMPx2 is a part-time certificate programme designed to provide the skills, knowledge and global perspectives required to be proficient in today’s corporate world. The programme is based on the highly successful EGMP which is in its 53rd edition and IIMBx, the Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) of IIMB’s Digital Learning centre.(IIMB ranked 3rd in MOOC performance among B Schools globally).
Programme Objective
  • Introduce contemporary business models and practices to the participants
  • Develop competence in the disciplines and skills associated with general management
  • Provide guidance to think through business strategies with a global perspective
Target Audience
  • Functional heads, managers and technologists aiming to move on to general management responsibilities as business heads/COOs/CEOs
  • Professionals seeking to re-vitalize their careers by broadening their knowledge of business
  • Participants have at least 5-10 years of managerial experience
Key Benefits & Takeaways
  • Competence to move to general management roles
  • Develop and implement business strategies with a global perspective
  • Leadership skills to manage people for results
  • Knowledge of emerging digital skills
  • Knowledge of emerging contemporary business models
Programme Design

Today’s business environment is complex and fast changing. Companies are reinventing their business models to cope with or leverage disruptive technologies. Making sense of these rapid changes is becoming critical for gaining a competitive advantage.

The programme is structured around the following building blocks and will delivered in 5 phases : 

  • Business Environment
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Strategic Perspective
  • Individual and Organizational Competencies
  • Electives

Phase – 1  Business Environment

  • The Economic environment
  • Disruptive technologies

Phase – 2  Functional Knowledge

  • Financial acumen
  • Branding
  • Operational excellence
  • Business analytics
  • Winning and keeping customers

Phase – 3  Strategic Perspective

  • Corporate Strategy & Innovation
  • Technology driven business models
  • Digitalization

Phase – 4  Individual and Organizational Competencies

  • Organization Structures and Processes
  • Leadership
  • Resource Optimization
  • Entrepreneurship 

Phase – 5  Electives

  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Marketing and Analytics
  • Corporate Governance
Programme Charges

The programme fee is AED 37,500 (including VAT) per participant.

The fees include learning material, and food and snacks on the residency days in Dubai.

Participant need to budget for two flights to IIM Bangalore for the 6-day residencies and the boarding and lodging on campus (estimated at AED 3500) .

Important Dates

Registration closure – May 15, 2020 by 5.00 pm

Programme Duration & Delivery

Programme Duration : 24 days

Programme Delivery : The programme will be delivered in Dubai and IIM Bangalore campus







2 days

Jun 5th and Jun 6th 2020


7 weeks


2 days

Aug 21st and 22nd 2020

IIM Bangalore

6 days

Jul 27th to Aug 1st 2020



2 days

Sep 11th  and 12th 2020



2 days

Oct 2nd and 3rd 2020

2 days

Oct 23rd and 24th 2020



2 days

Nov 13th and 14th 2020



7 weeks

IIM Bangalore

6 days

Jan 4th to 9th 2021