IIM Kozhikode, TimesPro launch 16th batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management


The two-year MBA will enable working professionals to acquire holistic managerial competencies to boost career growth & stay industry ready.

Kozhikode: The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and TimesPro have announced the 16th batch of the two-year Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) for working professionals. The flagship programme will equip them with new-age competencies and build a holistic understanding of strategic and business operations with a global outlook.

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The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management is a two-year blended programme and the most intensive and comprehensive programme for professionals seeking career advancement where learners will develop to strategise, create business opportunities, comprehend global economic trends, mitigate challenges, etc., especially in a VUCA world.

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management is among the most sought-after programmes for working professionals, and its last two batches received over 5000 applications with 1055 getting enrolment. The 15th batch had over 80 per cent of candidates with 5-15 years of work experience and had significant participation from the IT, manufacturing, finance, marketing, consulting, aerospace, pharmaceutical sectors, etc.

Speaking on the announcement of the 16th batch of EPGP, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said, “The EPGP programme, now into its 16th year not only endeavours to create business opportunities but also to develop strategic thinking and leadership competencies. The programme has achieved a hat trick of appearances in one of the most prestigious Global rankings, the QS World University Rankings.  IIMK has also now emerged to be among the Top 3 in India and the Top 75 among open-enrolment programme providers globally, with a debut in the acclaimed Financial Times Ranking 2023. This is a testimony to the Institute’s consistent and resolute pursuit of a holistic and intense approach to learning. We hope to continue leading the Indian B-Schools to break new ground globally.”

Adding further, Sunil Sood, Chief Business Officer – Executive Education, TimesPro, said, “Learners must build new-age skillsets and cross-functional competencies in an ever-evolving ecosystem to gain a vital understanding of global business practices and policies. The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management will enable professionals to develop critical abilities and key management concepts to pivot in their careers.”

The Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management for Working Professionals is a two-year programme comprising 750 hours of classroom instruction delivered over an Interactive Learning (IL) platform and includes three weeks of in-campus modules. The lectures will be delivered by eminent faculty and industry experts.

Participants will gain insights into subjects such as international business, corporate accountability, operations, human resources, etc. The two-year MBA degree follows a proven pedagogy consisting of lectures, case studies, white papers, lecture discussions, behavioural and computer-based simulations, projects, assignments, etc.

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About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (www.iimk.ac.in)

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Program (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programs in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses like the one-year Post Graduate programme in Business Leadership (2019) MBA in Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (2020). The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum. IIMK is ranked 5th as per latest NIRF India Rankings 2022: Management. The institute also made its global debut for its flagship MBA and EMBA programme from the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It is also Ranked No.2 in CFIs (non-Technical) category in the Atal Innovation Rankings (ARIIA 2021) rankings released recently by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. India’s 3rd Best B-School – “The Week – Hansa Research Survey 2022”. EQUIS (EFMD) and AMBA (UK) globally accredit IIM Kozhikode.

About TimesPro:

TimesPro, established in 2013, is a leading Higher EdTech platform dedicated to empowering the career growth of aspiring learners by equipping them with skills to rise in a competitive world. TimesPro’s H.EdTech programmes are created to meet the rapidly changing industry requirements and have been blended with technology to make them accessible & affordable.

TimesPro offers a variety of created and curated learning programmes across a range of categories, industries, and age groups. They include employment-oriented early career programmes across BFSI, e-Commerce, and technology sectors; executive education for working professionals in collaboration with premier educational institutions like IIMs and IITs; and organisational learning and development interventions at the corporate level.

TimesPro also collaborates with India’s leading MNCs across varied sectors to provide upskilling and reskilling solutions to boost employability and create a robust workforce. TimesPro is a Higher EdTech initiative by the Times of India Group.

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