Kozhikode: Globalising Indian Thought to finding a place among the world’s foremost Executive MBA programs, IIM Kozhikode reaches yet another landmark in higher education. In its debut attempt, IIMK’s EMBA programme has been ranked 15+ in the Asia Pacific region and 101+ globally in the 4th edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Executive MBA (EMBA) Ranking 2020 administered by the QS World University Ranking Team.
Globally IIMK now stands with HEC Lausanne (Switzerland) and Kent State University (USA) in the 101+ category. Among the Institutes in Asia Pacific IIMK stands at par with ISB Hyderabad and University of Texas at Arlington (China Centre) in 15+ category. In this edition of the ranking, QS consisted of nine indicators grouped under five headings namely Career Outcomes, Diversity, Employer Reputation, Executive Profile, and Thought Leadership. Based on these five groups of indicators QS had evaluated 161 global Executive MBA programs those were qualified to participate from 35 countries. At rank 17 in Asia Pacific region the Career Outcomes is the strongest category for IIM Kozhikode followed by employer reputation and thought leadership indicators which emerged as the major contributors to the IIMK global ranking.
Speaking on the achievement, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, added, “This global feat is a testimony to the Institute’s resolute pursuit of a holistic and intense approach to learning. IIMK initiated the EMBA program way back in 2008 and we take immense pride in this achievement as it underlines our commitment towards inculcating diversity, enhancing employer reputation, evoking thought leadership and offering distinct career outcomes to our students. We hope to break new grounds globally with our other acclaimed academic programmes in the coming years to put India on the global education map.”
IIM Kozhikode had also leapfrogged one spot to be among the top 5 IIMs in NIRF India Rankings 2020: Management, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Department recently.