Hat-trick for IIM Kozhikode: EPGP Programme Features in QS World University Global Executive MBA Rankings 2022 for Third Time Running

Kozhikode : Globalising Indian Thought to further consolidating a place among the world’s foremost Executive MBA programs, IIM Kozhikode has yet again clocked another landmark for its fast growing global reputation. In its third attempt, IIMK’s EMBA (EPGP) programme has been ranked No.3 in India in the 6th edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Executive MBA (EMBA) Ranking 2022, administered by the QS World University Ranking Team. Globally IIMK now stands with University of Oklahoma (Price), USA; University of South Florida (Muma), USA;  Shanghai University, China; MIB Trieste School of Management, Italy; Deusto Business School, Spain.

Stringent QS evaluation witnessed only 194 global Executive MBA programs from 48 countries eventually qualifying to participate and the rankings consisted of 9 indicators grouped under five headings namely Career Outcomes, Diversity, Employer Reputation, Executive Profile, and Thought Leadership. Employer Reputation (30%) emerged as the strongest category for IIM Kozhikode followed by Thought Leadership (25%) Career Outcomes (20%) indicators which emerged as the major contributors to the IIMK global ranking. IIMK has also improved its overall score to 28.0 from 26.7 (2021) and 25.6 (2020), and has consistently featured in the rankings list since its global debut in 2020.

Speaking on the achievement, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, added, “The hat trick of appearances in one of the most prestigious Global rankings is a testimony to the Institute’s consistent and resolute pursuit of a holistic and intense approach to learning. The EPGP programme, now into its 15th year not only endeavours to create business opportunities but also to develop strategic thinking and leadership competencies. The Rankings are also a reflection on IIMK’s commitment towards inculcating diversity, enhancing employer reputation, evoking thought leadership and offering distinct career outcomes to our students. We hope to continue leading the Indian B-Schools to break new grounds globally.”

IIM Kozhikode had also leapfrogged two spots to be Rank #4 in NIRF India Rankings 2021: Management, released by the Ministry of Education, last year.