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IIM Lucknow - Advanced Programme In Strategy For Leaders (APSL)

Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow(APSL IIM Lucknow)

Programme Start Date : 25 Mar, 2023

Course Duration : 11 Months

Last Date to Apply : 20 Feb, 2023

Course Fees

2,80,000 + GST (Exclusive of Processing Fee & Registration Fee)

Delivery Mode


Class Schedule

Saturday: 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon *Some sessions will be scheduled on Sundays or on public holidays for timely completion of the programme.

Technological Partner

Times TSW

Alumni Status

IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni status

Campus Immersion

One 3-Day on-campus module

Course Overview


Strategic leadership is a leader’s ability to visualize, plan, lead, and make the best out of the resources they have to execute strategies efficiently and successfully. Organisations around the globe are looking for strategic leaders in order to reinvent operational practices, mitigate risks, scale the business to a new level. IIM Lucknow’s Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders (APSL) polishes your skills to help you emerge as a strategic leader. The course will help you develop a detailed understanding of how to make the best use of your current skills with the necessary vision to make systemic changes to the way your organisation moves forward.

Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders
The Advanced Programme in Strategy for Leaders from IIM Lucknow is a comprehensive programme designed to impart core knowledge and skills required to lead a business or organisation from a strategy perspective. The curriculum will expose participants to basic concepts and framework of strategy and help them learn strategy formulation at different levels of an organisation. Further, participants will be taught to link strategy formulation and strategy implementation and acquire in-depth insights into advanced topics in strategy.

A business strategy is a set of guiding principles that when communicated and adopted in the organisation, generates a desired pattern of decision-making. (Harvard Business Review)

A coherent strategy is what separates a successful organisation from others. However, executing an organisational strategy to perfection is a team effort front-ended by leaders.

“Strategy is nothing without effective leaders to execute.”

In contemporary organisations, there are two major strategic roles of leaders:

  • Outlining the organisational strategy, i.e., Strategy Formulation
  • Developing systems and processes to ensure strategy realisation, i.e., Strategy Implementation

Course Highlights

  • Contextually designed 11-month programme for working professionals
  • Campus immersion module of 3 days
  • Focus on real business use cases
  • Peer-learning & networking opportunities
  • IIM Lucknow Executive Education Alumni status

Key Benefits

This programme enables participants to understand concepts like:

  • The meaning of strategy and relevance of strategic decisions
  • Conceptual framework in strategic management
  • Strategy types, formulation, and implementation
  • Strategy in organisational and functional context
  • Change management and transformation


  • Diploma (10+2+3 or 4)/Graduates (10+2+3)/Postgraduates (after 10+2+3) from a recognised university or institution approved by UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU in any discipline with a minimum 50% aggregate of all years
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience* post completion of qualifying education
  • The applicant must be currently working
  • *Internships and trainee experiences will not be considered as full-time work experience.

Selection Criteria

Selection on the basis of the following:

  • Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose (minimum 100 words) submitted along with the application
  • Telephonic interview by Programme Directors, if warranted

Course Modules

The programme content comprises the following modules.

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  • Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria of COPM (Cumulative Overall Percentage of Marks) 50% and above; and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria of 75% and above; will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’.
  • Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have a minimum attendance of 40% and above, will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’ (No certificate will be awarded if attendance is less than 40%).
  • Successful participants will also be accorded IIM Lucknow executive alumni status (optional).

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Date & Fees

Fee Particulars Amount (in )
Application Fee 2,500 + GST
Programme Fee 2,78,000 + GST
Total Fees (Including Application Fee) 2,80.500+GST
  • *GST as per prevailing rate is applicable & will be collected additionally from the candidate/participant. Current GST rate is 18%.
  • At the time of application, a Processing Fee of ₹10,000 + GST is charged, which includes ₹2,500 + GST towards Application Fee and ₹7,500 + GST towards the part of the Programme Fee. Programme Fee of ₹7,500 is refundable, in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Lucknow.
  • IIM Lucknow executive alumni fee (A one-time registration fee that is optional) of ₹10,000 + GST is to be paid by participants directly to IIM Lucknow after successful completion of the programme.
  • Please note that the Processing Fee shall not be refunded under the following circumstances:
    • a. In case candidate rejects the offer issued by the Institute; and
    • b. In case the application is rejected due to submission of incomplete
      documents and/or providing incomplete information and/or eligibility
      criteria not fulfilled.
  • Collection of all the above fees will be done by TEEL.
No. of Installments - Total amount to be paid in 3 installments.
Instalment No. Amount (in )
1st Instalment 7,500+87,500
2nd Instalment 95,000
3rd Instalment 88,000
Timeline and Dates
Application Closure Date 20-Feb-2023
Tentative Programme End Date 20-Jan-2024


Learning by doing will be the dominant pedagogy of this highly experiential programme. The participants would take part in comprehensive case analysis and presentation, live corporate examples and discussions, and projects. To provide greater insights, business leaders from different industries may be invited to share their experiences.
The participants will submit a business plan/strategy at the end of the second module, which will be implemented during the third module, and a report shall be prepared, presented, and discussed during the campus module.

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