Management Development Programs


Management Development Programs (MDPs) has been one of the major activities of the Institute. At the time of since its inception in 1963, it was envisaged that IIFT should become a centre of excellence for Executive Development Program in International Business, and today after its completion of fifty years, it has emerged as a knowledge resource division catering to the needs of managers and executives at all levels drawn from the corporate, government and public sectors both in India and abroad.

The objective of our MDPs is to provide the participants an excellent opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with the experienced faculty and fellow participant's newer insights and help crystallize the concepts for better decision making. It also facilitates business executives to explore new frontiers of knowledge, sharpen their skills and help their organizations to achieve newer heights.

The participant profile of our open programs comprises executives from corporate sector, trade facilitation agencies, ministries & departments of the Government, export promotion organizations and entrepreneurs.

   Key Focus Areas

  • International Payment Methods& Letter of Credit and UCP 600
  • Foreign Currency Loans and Currency Risk Management Strategies
  • International Commodity Trading and Risk Management
  • Impact of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Foreign Exchange & Risk Management
  • Project Appraisal & Management

  • WTO and New Trade Regime
  • Regional Trade Agreement (RTA)
  • Managing SEZ
  • Implications of WTO at International Business
  • Export-Import Policy Procedure and Documentation
  • International Logistics

  • Contemporary issues in International Marketing
  • Success Strategies for International Business
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Market Selection and Product & Pricing Strategies
  • Brand Management and Strategy

  • e- Governance
  • e-Business
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analytics

  • Cross Cultural Communication and Business Etiquettes
  • Psychometric Testing and its Application in Business
  • Talent Management
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
  • International Business Strategy and Negotiation Skills

Continuing with the initiative of capacity building across the African continent, consequent to the India-Africa Forum Summit, 2008, a series of capacity building programs on International Business were held in Uganda, Senegal, and Rwanda. The Institute has so far conducted about a dozen programs in various African Countries that include Ethiopia, Egypt, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, South Africa and many others. A program was also organized at Delhi that was attended by officials, diplomats and entrepreneurs from over 23 African countries. All the programs received overwhelming response from the participants and the governments in the host countries.

IIFT has conducted sponsored programs for government officials belonging to all-India services like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Economic Service, Indian Trade Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Statistical Service etc. The Institute also conducts Special Programs/Seminar on the WTO and the New Trade Regime and the WTO & Allied Issues, etc. for IAS Officers/State Level Officials.

Coir Board, Council for Leather Exports, National Academy of Customs, Excise & Narcotics, Marine Products Export Development Authority ,Spices Board, Tobacco Board, Tariff Commission, Sports Goods Export Promotion Council, Department of Personnel and Training, Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), India Trade Promotion Organization ,Directorate-General of Resettlement, Department of AYUSH, RCVPN Academy of Administration and Management(Madhya Pradesh), Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Defence, Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture , Ministry of External Affairs, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Lucknow), Bombay Chamber of Commerce etc.

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