Management Development Programmes

About MDP

Management Development Programs (MDPs) has been one of the major activities of the Institute. 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 eight Years, it has emerged as a knowledge resource division catering to the needs of officers, 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 which helps 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 participants in our open programs are officers/executives from ministries & departments of the Government, corporate sector, trade facilitation agencies, export promotion organizations and entrepreneurs.

Key Focus Areas

EXIM Procedure & Documentation

  • Getting Started in International Business
  • EXIM Policy Framework
  • International Sales Contract
  • Sale on high Seas
  • INCOTERMS 2020
  • MEIS Schemes and their relevance with trade documentation: duty drawback, export house schemes, advance authorization
Financial Management

  • 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 & Trade Policy
  • WTO and New Trade Regime
  • Economics of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Geographical indications: the current international landscape legal, policy and development dimensions
  • WTO dispute settlement and the TRIPS Agreement
  • Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity, the protection of traditional knowledge and folklore: recent developments in the WTOImplications of WTO at International Business
  • TRIPs Plus focus in Regional Trading Agreements
International Marketing
  • International Product Decision and Product Adaptation
  • Entry Mode in Foreign Markets
  • Choosing appropriate Marketing Channels
  • Market Selection and Product & Pricing Strategies
  • Promotion for Global reach
  • Social Media/Digital Marketing
  • Establishing your own brand
International Trade in Technology
  • e- Governance
  • e-Business / e-commerce
  • Data Analytics & Intelligence
  • Trade Analytics
  • Web & Social Media Analytics
  • Big data Analytics
  • Market Analytics & Intelligence
Soft Skills
  • Cross Cultural Communication and Business Etiquettes
  • Leadership
  • Talent Management
  • Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
  • International Business Strategy and Negotiation Skills
  • Corporate Governance
Logistics &Global Supply Chain Management
  • Insight into Global Trade and Global Supply Chains
  • Global Operations Strategy
  • Logistics Infrastructure
  • Global Trade Logistics
  • Global Trends in Packaging and Material Handling
  • Containerization
  • Intermodal Transportation
  • Supply Chain Security Issues
Administration & Office Management
  • Office Procedure and Noting Drafting
  • GFR with special focus on Gem
  • Reservation in services for SC, ST, OBC, EWS & PWD
  • IT for Office Productivity
  • Leadership in office Management
  • Vigilance Matters
  • Emotional Intelligence, stress & Coping