Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) from IIM Kozhikode


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EPGP from IIMK: Overview

Accredited By Association of MBAs - EPGP has been accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA) as equivalent to MBA degree (international accreditation body, visit http://www.mbaworld.com/About-us.aspx)

Executive Postgraduate Programme (EPGP) in Management is a two-year post graduate diploma programme offered on Interactive Learning (IL) platform. The objective of the programme is to impart management education to working executives seeking skills and strategies to take their organizations to the next level.
The course with over 800 classroom instruction hours provides the participants with skills for leadership in the knowledge economy through an innovative curriculum. During the first year, the programme curriculum focuses on equipping the participants:

  • with an inside look at each main functional area, its purpose and role
  • with the ability to understand the economic and regulatory trends
  • learn various analytical tools and techniques that can give deeper insights in to business
  • with the ability to take a big picture approach quintessential for senior managers. 
In the second year each participant will have to choose 30 credit elective courses from any of the functional areas in Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Information Technology, Human Resource Management and Operations Management.

EPGP 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 infrastructurally 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.

Technology driven pedagogy

  • EPGP is a conducted through an Interactive Learning Platform (developed by Hughes Global Education)
  • Course is offered in 70+ cities across India through combination of Interactive Learning mode and In-campus mode
  • Interactive Learning Mode
    • Instructors of IIMK conduct ‘Live’ real-time lectures through two-way audio/video telecommunication mode
    • Technology allows instructors to PowerPoint presentations, video, audio and traditional white boards during the class
    • Student attend classes in the same way as ‘regular’ classroom
  • In-campus Mode
    • Participants are called at IIMK campus 3 times during the entire course (twice in first year and once in second year)
    • Each classroom session is of 6 days duration, and students are informed in advance so that they could plan conveniently (Saturdays and Sundays are included to working professional just require 4-5 days of leave per session)
    • During In-campus classes, students are exposed to learning culture of IIMK campus
EPGP from IIMK: Schedule & Duration

Generally, there will be 1 or 2 classes on weekdays and 1 or 2 class on weekends (Either Saturday or Sunday) having duration of 3 hours each up a maximum of 3 classes in a week.

Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays 6.45 pm – 9.45 pm
Saturdays 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm OR 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 (Degree should be recognized by UGC)

Selection Procedure

The selection is based on executive Management Aptitude Test (eMAT) conducted by IIMK every year and the interviews 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

Diploma to be Awarded

Participants of the EPGP, on successful completion of the programme, would be awarded the title 'Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Management' (EPGDM) by IIMK.

EPGP from IIMK: Programme Curriculum

During the first year, the program curriculum focuses on equipping the participants:
  • with an inside look at each main functional area, its purpose and role
  • with the ability to understand the economic and regulatory trends
  • learn various analytical tools and techniques that can give deeper insights in to business
  • with the ability to take a big picture approach quintessential for senior managers
In the second year each participant will have to choose 30 credit elective courses from any of the functional areas in Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Information Technology, Human Resource Management and Operations Management. 

EPGP from IIMK: Programme Structure

In the first year a participant has to undergo 450 hours of instruction of which 75 hours, spread over two visits of one week each, on IIMK campus (in-campus module) and the remaining 375 on the interactive learning platform. The second year of the programme consists of about 360 hours of specialization courses.

Term I
Quantitative Methods – I
Foundations in Management
Management Accounting – I
Quantitative Methods – II
Quantitative Methods – III
Managerial Economics
Managerial Communications
Operations Management
Environmental Management
Marketing Management
Corporate Strategy
OB – I
Financial Management – I
Corporate Information Management

Term II
Contemporary Issues in Management
Management Accounting – II
Supply chain Management
OB – II
Business Law
Economic Environment
HRM
Quality Management
Marketing Research
e-Business
International Business
Financial Management – II
Management Control System

Important Dates

Online Application End Date: 3rd August, 2015
Last Date for Submitting Completed Applications: 20th August, 2015
EMAT & Interview: August 22-23, 2015
Last Date of 1st Instalment: 25th September, 2015
1st In-Campus Module: 26th September-1st October, 2015

Fee structure – Interest-free installments

Application fees: INR 2,300/-
Programme fees (after selection): INR 7,50,000/- (all inclusive); Payable in 6 instalments

  • Installments are interest-free and spread-out evenly so that it does not pinch the students.
  • Education loan is also available to the students for maximum tenure of four years (entire interest paid on education loan is exempt under section 80E of Income Tax)