Executive Program for Young Managers (EPYM) from IIM Calcutta

Young professionals graduating from professional programmes with specialization in areas such as engineering, medicine, pure sciences, commerce, etc., enter the workplace with little exposure to managerial concepts and skills. For them, the initial immersion into the complex world of practice can be challenging. After a period unwavering commitment and attention to the details of one’s work, the executive in search of excellence requires fresh insights and inputs. There arises a need for sharpening skills and strengthening the value of one’s experience with theoretical buttress.
Towards this end, EPYM aims to equip these professionals with the appropriate managerial know-how.  EPYM is designed to provide both perspective and managerial skills to successfully meet the challenges of today’s global business environment. The program provides an integrated overview of core business functions, key concepts, tools and techniques and enhances skills to provide a programme participant critical inputs required to do well in select functional areas. The program would enhance the participant's ability to face current and future challenges of management and business administration.

Programme USP
  • Premier & successful General Management Program from IIMC – India’s foremost business school
  • Revised and updated course content and coverage
  • Books, Cases and Study Materials included in the Course
  • A new team of program directors, each from a core business area, to build in more rigor & quality into the program
  • Specially selected core faculty of the institute and faculty from abroad.
  • Quality interactions and increased peer group learning
  • Specifically designed for working executives with all the flexibility benefits of Interactive Onsite Learning.
  • Participants selected, based on elaborate selection process and profiling.
  • Alumni Status from IIMC
  • Huge alumni base from past 18 batches have been largely benefited from this program. Several participants have advanced their careers within and outside their organizations.
Programme Benefits
  • Superior performance on the job
  • Exclusive focus on imparting managerial skills
  • Development of career
Schedule & Duration
  • EPYM is of 1 year duration.
  • Campus visit will be of 5 days
Introductory Modules:
    • Saturday 6.45 PM – 9.45 PM
Advanced modules:
    • Saturday 6.45 PM – 9.45 PM
    • Sunday 12.15 PM - 3.15 PM
Who Should Attend 
Young working executives and professionals in business organizations may apply for this program. The program offers quality interactions with experienced executives, and peer group learning as average experience of the participants is around 4 years. 

  • Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed.
  • Graduates (10+2+3) / Post Graduates in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate - considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognized by UGC/AICTE.
  • Minimum 1 – 5 years of work experience (full-time paid employment) post completion of graduation as on Application Closure Date.
Admission Criteria & Profile Desired 
  • An Entrance Test will be conducted to select eligible candidates to the programme. Candidates who qualify the above eligibility criteria will be considered for the Entrance Test. 
  • Final Selection will be made basis the candidates’ performance in the Entrance Test. No deviations to the laid out Eligibility Criteria (unless otherwise mentioned above) will be considered. 
  • Entrance Tests are conducted every Sunday on first-come-first-serve basis.
Desired Proficiency in the Candidate (in addition to the Eligibility Criteria) –
  • Proficiency in English since it would be the medium of instruction.
  • Basic numerical ability and mathematical skills - including Algebra (eg. Equation of Straight Line), Basic Differential & Integral Calculus and Ability to Interpret Graphs.
  • Ability to reason logically
  • General awareness – including knowledge of Industry
  • Program Directors/ Faculty Prof. Preetam Basu, Prof. Ramendra Singh 

Certification & Alumnus Status
IIM Calcutta shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. IIM Calcutta will directly award a certificate to participants who complete the program successfully. Giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the program. Successful Candidates will be offered the IIMC – MDP Alumni status.

Program Details
  • Broad factors that define business environments 
  • Specific issues affecting business organizations and workplace
  • Managerial skills and their utilization in different domains
  • Key functional areas in management
  • Analytic tools for decision making in managerial situations
Core Modules
  • Behavioral Science
    • Perception, Personality, Sea Pines (Case)
    • Interpersonal Communication, Managing Interpersonal Relationships, Blackman-Dodds(Case)
    • Managing Conflict in Teams, Bob Knowlton (Case)
    • Understanding Team Dynamics, Henry Tam (Case)
  • Economics& Public Policy
    • Understanding Micro economics: The key concepts of Economics such as Trade-off, opportunity cost, Cost-benefit principle &Optimal decision taken based on Marginal analysis.
    • Understanding Macroeconomics: Some Major issues in Macroeconomics such as Gross Domestic Product (Definition and measurement issues in National Income Accounting), Unemployment and Inflation are included.
    • Regulatory and business environment
  • Marketing
    • Product Decisions
    • Integrated Marketing Communication Strategy and Advertising & Sales Promotion
    • The Marketing Environment
    • New Product Development
    • Sales & Distribution
  • Finance
    • Overview of financial accounting
    • Preparation of financial statements
    • Analysis of financial statements and ratios
    • Cost accounting
    • Overview of financial management - deliberations to cover problems & illustrations on all relevant topics
  • Operations Management
    • An Overview
    • Process Analysis
    • Efficient Planning of Operations
    • Inventory Management
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Law

Advanced Modules
  • Advanced Behavioral Science
    • Advanced behavioral issues
    • Structuring organizations for performance
    • Talent sourcing and development
    • Performance oriented practices
    • Managing careers
  • Advanced Marketing
    • Strategic Brand Management
    • Branding of Services and Global Branding
    • Sales & Distribution Management I
    • Sales & Distribution Management II
    • Personal Selling and Retailing
    • Project Presentations
  • Advanced Finance
    • Overview of corporate finance
    • Avenues for long term finance
    • Capital budgeting techniques
    • Avenues for short term finance & working capital management
    • Financial markets - liberalization, globalization, integration and volatility
    • Risk, kinds of risk and risk management
    • Risk hedging and derivatives – deliberations to cover problems and illustrations on all relevant topics
  • Advanced Operations
    • Application Of Linear Programming
    • Fallacy Of Averages
    • Project Management
    • Simulation
    • Integer & Dynamic Programming
    • Decision Analysis
  • Theory & Practical Inputs
  • Case study approach.
  • Assignments, E-Learning, & Business Simulation
Assessment & Evaluation
  • Assessments:  Written Test, Assignments, Project & Online Examinations
  • Evaluation: Evaluation shall be conducted by the institute. Participants are evaluated on the basis of examinations for all the courses.
  • Certification: IIMC shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. It will award the certificate of successful completion to participants who complete the programme successfully
Programme Fees
Application fees: INR 2,000/-
Registration fees (after selection): INR 4,125/- plus service tax
Programme fees (after selection): INR 1,65,000/- plus service tax
Campus fees (To be paid separately before campus visit): INR 36,000/- plus service tax

Entire fees is payable in conveniently spread and interest fees installments after selection as per below-mentioned schedule:

 Installment Amount INR Last date of payment
 First Installment 71,000/- + ST 5th August 2016
 Second Installment 49,840/- + ST 5th Nov 2016
 Third Installment 48,085/- + ST 5th Feb 2016
 Campus Fees 36,000/- + ST TBD

Education loan is also available after selection.

Important Note
  • IIMC invests a lot to maintain high quality of program delivery. The student fee includes all the course material which is books, simulations and cases, certification and alumni membership for IIMC.
  • Installment amounts does not include campus fees.
Important Dates
  • Application Closure Date: 15th July 2016
  • Last Entrance Exam: 24th July 2016
  • Selection Announcement: 21st July 2016
  • 1st Installment by: 5th August 2016
  • Technical/Academic Orientation: 7th August 2016
  • Class Start Date: 13th August 2016