Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode (IIM-K), one of the leading B-schools in the country, recently announced its ‘Executive Postgraduate Programme’ (EPGP) for working professionals in 21 cities across India. The course is launched through an exclusive partnership with TCLL’s (Times Centre for Learning Ltd) executive education brand, TSW.
It is a first of its kind two-year part-time programme with 700 credits, including management foundation courses, specialisation electives, capstone courses, functional workshop and simulations. With this programme, working professionals will have direct access to IIM-K’s experienced faculty, robust curriculum and excellent teaching methodology through a live virtual interactive learning platform. Graduates who have appeared for CAT or GMAT in the past are eligible for the programme.
Having benefitted over 3,000 working professionals so far, IIM-K has now introduced this rigorous programme in various cities, with an aim to create high-impact learning experience including a brilliant mix of theory and practical knowledge. Designed for working professionals looking at gaining competency and leadership skills to move to the next level in their organisations, this programme is offered to executives with at least three years of working experience.
Speaking about the association, Kulbhushan Balooni, director (in-charge), IIM-Kozhikode says, “Amidst the efforts to withstand today’s competitive environment, young working professionals are always on the search for quality management education. In order to fulfil this requirement and maximise the reach, IIM-K in association with TSW has introduced a robust management programme. We are confident that thousands of working professionals, who cannot attend our institute in Kozhikode, will be benefitted from this programme. It will certainly help them develop and refine necessary skill sets to achieve success in their respective careers.”
The EPGP course offers its candidates significant exposure to key business concepts and strategies in an intensive format, without having to leave their jobs. The learners are taught using an ‘Interactive Learning’ mode.
With the AMBA (Association of MBAs) accredited programme, the participants will get a golden opportunity to become a part of IIM-K’s two-decade old alumni network. It also offers a three week in-campus module within IIM-K’s picturesque grounds equipped with world-class infrastructure facilities, to provide an on-campus learning experience. The programme, which has been designed for capable executives, who need an enhanced understanding of business nuances in order to shine amongst their peers, is now open for enrolment to executives from various fields.
“India is at the cusp of becoming a business power house and this process will demand excellent leadership capabilities across all spectrums. As Indian businesses look to grow in this environment, competency and agility become imperative for success, and TSW comes to the aid of its learners. For the EPGP programme, TSW will partner with IIM-K and bring to the learners the benefit of TSW’s virtual delivery and state-of-the-art pan-India presence. The charm of a prestigious two-year IIM programme, flexibility of access to working professionals along with enrichment of one's management skills from one of India’s best institutes makes this a unique career-enhancement proposition,” says Anish Srikrishna, president, TCLL.