IIM Kozhikode Announces 17th Batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management  

The two-year MBA will enable working professionals to attain comprehensive managerial competencies, enhance career prospects & stay industry-ready.

New Delhi : The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, in collaboration with TimesPro, announced the launch of the 17th batch of its two-year Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) designed specifically for working professionals. Recognised as a flagship initiative by IIM Kozhikode, this programme aims to enhance the learners’ managerial competencies, refine their techniques, and cultivate management acumen deemed essential for shaping successful careers.

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management is a two-year blended learning experience that offers the most comprehensive and intensive development opportunity for professionals seeking career advancement. This programme is designed to equip learners with the skills to strategize, identify business opportunities, understand global economic trends, and mitigate challenges, especially in an evolving ecosystem. The programme has achieved a remarkable hat-trick of appearances in the prestigious QS World University Rankings, a testament to its excellence. Additionally, IIM Kozhikode has also received Global recognition from AMBA, EQUIS and Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Centre support through IIMK LIVE.

The 16th cohort (2023-2025) of the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management achieved a significant milestone by recording the highest-ever enrolment for its Executive MBA with a total of 619 candidates. The cohort exemplified diversity comprising learners from a wide range of educational backgrounds, including Architecture, Fashion Technology, Medicine, Management, Chartered Accounting, Arts, Mass Communication, and more. The candidates brought industry experience spanning 3-25 years, with over 50 percent falling within the 30-39 age group. It boasted substantial representation from various sectors, such as IT, Engineering, Consultancy, Petroleum, Healthcare, Supply Chain, FMCG, Automobiles, Banking, Aerospace, Education, etc. Notably, women learners made up a remarkable 24 percent of the batch.

Speaking on the announcement of the 17th batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said, “As we launch the 17th batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management, our objective is to nurture leaders who epitomize the virtues of integrity and character. This programme has garnered recognition from the prestigious QS World University Rankings, a testament to its profound influence on professionals and industry leaders. We firmly believe that leadership transcends mere success; it is about unwavering commitment to one’s principles. Our programme is designed to equip our learners with the clarity, conviction, and character necessary to make a profound impact within their organisations and on their path to career progression.”

Adding further, Sunil Sood, Chief Business Officer – Executive Education, TimesPro said, “The launch of the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management marks a significant milestone in our journey to democratise access to high-quality education. It speaks volumes about TimesPro’s collaboration with IIM Kozhikode to address the evolving needs of the corporate world. We are proud to offer this programme, which we believe will have a profound impact on the careers of our learners and will equip them to tackle the complexities of a rapidly changing business landscape.”

The MBA programme employs a comprehensive pedagogy, incorporating lectures, case studies, simulations, and projects, delivered through an Interactive Learning platform, totalling 750 hours of classroom instruction. The programme is supplemented by three weeks of on-campus modules, led by distinguished faculty and industry experts, covering subjects such as international business, corporate accountability, operations, and human resources. The successful completion of the programme also grants learners the prestigious IIM Kozhikode Alumni status giving access to a network of 13,000+ alumni.

Interested candidates will have to undergo a rigorous selection process, which includes the Executive Management Aptitude Test (EMAT) and a Personal Interview. Alternatively, applicants may choose to submit a CAT, GRE, or GMAT score that is not more than three years old from the date of the EMAT test.