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Executive PG Certificate in Strategic Management

About Programme

Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management (EPGCSM) is conceived with the idea of providing specialized learning in the specific business function. Delivered through an Interactive Learning mode, the programme offers a range of foundation, advanced and integrative courses in the specific functional area for working executives aiming to build specialized competency in Strategic Management.

The objective of the Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management (EPGCSM) is to impart key skills that are required to take decisions and actions regarding Strategic Planning, Strategy Implementation, Corporate Restructuring, Competitive Strategies, Mergers, Acquisitions and other forms of corporate expansion, Corporate Governance, and Competitive Intelligence in corporate and non-corporate entities, manufacturing and service enterprises, private and public units, and business ventures and public systems.
Participants of the EPGCSM, on successful completion of the one year long programme, will be awarded the title ‘Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management’ by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

Programme Structure

The duration of the EPGCSM is one academic year split into four quarters. An academic year normally begins in December/January. Spread over one year, it covers fundamental, competency related and integrative courses, structured to be delivered in about 225 hours. Around 189 hours of learning is through Interactive Learning (IL) platform and around 36 hours of classroom learning through In-campus Module.

In-Campus Component

The in-campus module is held at the very beginning of the Programme & is mandatory to attend. The six day module provides participants an orientation towards case based learning, foundation to analytical thinking and orients them to the learning culture of IIMK apart from discussions on contemporary issues in management practice and trends in the industry and business. Participants have to make own arrangements for their travel and stay.

Interactive Learning (IL) Component

The IL component forms the core of specialization programmes. Instructors from IIMK, facilitate learning through two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the Studio based at IIMK Campus. Classes are scheduled on two days a week for three hours each in the year. However IIMK retains the right to change/modify or introduce a different schedule if any arising exigencies so require.

This Programme is currently offered through the technology platform of Times Professional Learning. The technology allows the Instructor to use power point presentations, video, audio, white boards and translators to effectively communicate ideas and interact with the participants. Participants can attend the classes from designated class room centers available in major cities in India.


The 12 courses offered are meant to impart management knowledge and skills to the participants covering the latest concepts and techniques in the specific functional area of Strategic Management. Faculty from IIMK and distinguished visiting faculty from reputed academic institutions and industry handle these courses.

Strategic Management
International Business I
An Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Strategy Implementation
International Business II
Management of Technology and Innovation
Corporate Governance
Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
Strategy Analytics
Strategic Financial Management
Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances
Managing Change and Transformation
Models & Frameworks of Strategic Analysis


  • A Bachelor’s Degree* or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA.
  • 3 Years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience^ after successful completion of graduation as on start date of the programme.

Programme Fees

Programme Fees- Rs. 2,20,000 + Taxes as applicable

Programme Launch Date 1st August 2017
Last Date to Apply Online 15th October 2017
Last Date to Receive Hard Copy of Application at Campus 22nd October 2017
Date of Interview 26th Oct to 12th Nov 2017
Result Announcement 30th November 2017
Date of First Installment Payment 31st December 2017
Date of First In-Campus 15th-20th January 2018