IIT Madras invites applications for Executive MBA Program


Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras is calling for applications for an Executive MBA (EMBA) program that will help Middle and Senior Level Professionals enhance their careers. The applications were open from 30th September 2018.

The Executive Master of Business Administration from Department of Management Studies (DOMS), IIT Madras, was launched in 2018 and is a 2-year degree program. This will be the Second batch of EMBA and can be pursued along with a regular career, since classes will be held during mostly alternate weekends.

Industries are going through a massive evolution process with technology outbreaks both constructive and destructive, which makes it crucial for organisations to employ/retain the right resources. Another key concern would be to try and balance the young tech savvy Next Gen and Millennial resources with the experienced existing employees. The Executive MBA program aims to meet these requirements.

Speaking about the salient highlights of this EMBA program, Faculty Coordinators Professors R P Sundarraj and R K Amit said, “With over 50 years of experience and expertise in imparting management education, exploring leading edge research and conducting specialized training, IIT Madras is uniquely positioned and carved a niche for itself in the business and academic worlds. DoMS, IIT Madras is one of the leading centres of management research and teaching in India. The EMBA program draws it strength from the DoMS faculty who have been involved in high impact research and teaching in the frontier areas of management.”

With its pragmatic curriculum and students with diverse industry background and ranging work experiences, the EMBA program is the right platform for experiential learning the convenient way.

Student from the first batch are already having a great experience.

One of the students, Dr Ajitesh Radhakrishnan IRS, Deputy Commissioner (Admin), Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chennai-Outer Commissionerate, said, “The EMBA course offered by IIT-Madras is unique in the sense that it is both comprehensive and hands-on. The faculty with their vast experience and solid academic footing are very mature in their handling of the course requirements and dedicated in their attitude to impart the intended skills. The infrastructure in place is impeccable.”

The highlights of this program include:

Ø Technical interface to Management Studies through cutting-edge courses such as social Media & Internet marketing, Cyber Security & its applications, Information Technology for Digital Economy, and Technology Strategy & Foresight.

Ø Experiential Learning with three capstone work-based projects

Ø Convenient contact classes during mostly alternate weekends at IITM campus, with 15% as virtual classes

Ø Two-year completion time

Ø IIT Madras conferred degree that enables one to be eligible for pursuing research or higher studies

Another student Ms. Sowmya Ravisankar, Business Analyst, Ford Motor Private Limited, said, “With a background in business analytics, my long term career objective is to see myself as a ‘Business Consultant’ who can understand the business of clients holistically and provide IT solutions for transformational business change leveraging technology. The Executive MBA program is so crafted that it succinctly befits ambitious professionals like us who strive to strike the right balance between work and qualification. The course while being inert to gruelling expectations that our profession has on us, also has the predicaments of a full time MBA from a premium B-school.”

Program Structure

It is a two year / 24 months program divided into 8 quarter / 4 semesters. Each semester will have two quarters. There are 30 courses which consist of 16 core courses and 14 electives. There will be 3 capstone projects which will start from the second semester (3rd Quarter) and continue through the 3rd and 4th Semester

The basic criteria to apply at IIT Madras is 60 per cent and above in UG and a minimum of 3 years of work experience. The online portal will open by first week of October 2018 to fill in the application form for EMBA entrance examination. The portal will close in 30 days.

The selected candidates will receive a call letter to attend the EMBA entrance exam and personal interview. This will happen by during mid-November 2018. The results will be declared in December 2018, and students will be requested to pay the initial fee to enrol for the program. The batch orientation will happen in December last week. The classes will commence from the first week of January 2019.