Executive Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (EPGCGM)

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General Management (EPGCGM) from IIMK: Overview

The Executive Post Graduate Certificate in General Management EPGCGM (formerly EEPGM), the first of its kind to be offered in the Asia Pacific region, is designed exclusively for working professionals. As an individual grows in an organisation, each higher step on his career ladder requires him to have qualifications and skills that commensurate to the role he is assigned. The programme attempts to fulfill the demands of the Indian corporates for continued training and development of its executive workforce by offering a wide spectrum of courses encompassing all functional areas of Management.

"All EPGCGM Holders get opportunity to pursue EPGP in the second year, which is not the case with other specialisation programmes from IIMK."

General Management (EPGCGM) from IIMK: Programme USP

  • IIMK is among the top 10 Indian B-schools
  • IIMK is the pioneer in starting the program of this kind not only in India but in Asia-Pacific.
  • Over 1000 executives have benefited so far from similar programs of IIMK
  • The most rigorous and quality online program in the country in management
  • Quality interactions with experienced executives and peer group learning as average experience of the participants in last few batches have been 8 years
  • Several participants have advanced their careers within and outside their organizations.
  • Two modules of one week each in the beautiful and advanced IIMK Campus in Calicut, Kerala.
  • Specifically designed for working executives with all the flexibility benefits of Interactive Distance Learning.
  • Participants selected based on elaborate selection process including written test and interviews.

General Management (EPGCGM) from IIMKProgramme Objectives

The programme is designed to impart general management skills to working professionals so as to enhance effectiveness of their decisions. The key objectives of the programme are:
  • To provide formal management education to working executives to prepare them for senior managerial positions in the organisations.
  • To equip the participants with the management concepts, tools and techniques to help take more effective managerial decisions
  • To build upon participants' existing knowledge and help develop managerial perspective.

Schedule & Duration

Tuesdays 6.45 pm – 9.45 pm
Saturdays 6.45 pm – 9.45 pm
Sundays 9.00 am – 12.00 pm OR 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
*Class schedule mentioned is subject to change. EPGP office reserves the rights to change the schedule.

Eligibility Criteria: Who should attend

  • Working professionals with a minimum of 5 years work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree/CA/ICWA, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA

Selection Procedure

The selection is based on executive Management Aptitude Test (eMAT) conducted by IIMK every year and the interviews, through the Hughes IOL platform in 70+ cities across India, of the short-listed candidates based on the eMAT.

About eMAT

The selection to the two-year EPGP is through an entrance examination conducted to assess the basic logical, numerical and verbal ability of candidates, necessary for successful completion of the programme. The objective of the screening test is to filter the entry of candidates to the EPGP programme offered by IIMK in order to ensure the required standards by assessing the capabilities of the applicants in an objective manner. The screening test is meant to limit the participation in the EPGP programmes to candidates who fulfill acceptable capability standards. All the applicants of the EPGP programme are expected to take the test, which will be conducted at selected centers which will be notified later. The test will be designed and evaluated by IIMK. The test may be followed by an interview for short listed candidates.

The contents of the test will be similar to that of the Common Admission Test (CAT), administered by the IIMs for admissions to the PGP and FPM programmes. However, there will be questions on testing logical reasoning in addition to questions for testing numerical, data interpretation and verbal skills of the candidates. The test will be of one-hour duration consisting of three sections. The three separate sections are those which test (i) Numerical ability & Data Interpretation (ii) Verbal ability and (iii) Logical reasoning. Each section will consist of twenty questions. Different questions may carry different weights and there will negative marks for wrong answers. Click here to view Sample paper
On successful completion of the one year long programme, would be awarded the title 'Post Graduate Certificate in General Management' by IIMK.

Programme Curriculum

Accounting, Finance and Control
  • Management Accounting
  • Finanacial Management
  • Management Control Systems
  • Managerial Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Economic Environment
General Management
  • Foundations in Management
  • Managerial Communications
  • Business Law
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
Information Technology and Systems
  • Corporate Information Management
  • E-Business
Marketing Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
Quantitative Methods and Operations Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Business

Fee structure – Interest-free installments

Application fees: INR 2,000/-
Programme fees (after selection): INR 3,50,000/- (all inclusive)

 Installment Amount INR Payment Schedule*
 First Installment 1,72,500/- On or before 26 December 2013
 Second Installment 90,000/-April 2015
 Third Installment 87,500/-July 2015
 Total 3,50,000/- 

  • Total Program fees is inclusive of Programme fee ,Books, Study Materials and Exam Fees
  • All fees payable directly to Indian Institute of Management Khozikode
  • Service Tax to be charged extra if applicable
Important Dates*
  • Online Application Start Date: 7th October 2014
  • Online Application End Date: 17th November 2014
  • Last date of receipt of application at IIMK: 21st November 2014
  • Date of eMAT and Interview: 29th & 30th November 2014
  • Declaration of the list of eligible candidates: 8th December 2014
  • Last date of offer acceptance & Fee Payment: 26th December 2014
  • In-campus module: 27th Dec 2014 - 1st Jan 2015
*Subject to change