IIM Kozhikode Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management

Course Starts: December 2020


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

13th Sept 2020

Course fee

₹ 2,50,000 + Applicable Taxes

Class timings

Thursday – 07:00 PM to 09:45 PM
Sunday – 12:00 PM to 02:45 PM

Course Overview

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.

Programme Overview

The Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management (EPGCSM) is conceived with the idea of providing specialised learning in the specific business function of Strategy. The programme offers a range of foundation, advanced and interactive courses for working executives aiming to build specialised competency in Strategic Management.

Course Highlights

Rigorous course curriculum by renowned IIM Kozhikode faculty with proven pedagogy

Course duration of one year of instruction plus one in-campus session

Convenient schedule for working professionals

Experienced and diverse Participant Group: Senior executives and business owners from diverse functions across industries allowing rich peer-learning and networking opportunities.

Certificate from IIM Kozhikode upon course completion and fulfilling the academic requirements

IIM Kozhikode Alumni Status

Programme Structure

The duration of the course is one year split into four quarters. It covers fundamental, competency-related and integrative courses, structured to be delivered over a year, through a combination of Live Interactive lectures and In-campus Module.


The modules 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 IIM Kozhikode and distinguished visiting faculty from reputed academic institutions and industry handle these courses.

Quarter I

  • Strategic Management
  • An Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Quarter II

  • Strategy Implementation
  • International Business
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
Quarter III

  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
  • Strategy Analytics
Quarter IV

  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances
  • Managing Change and Transformation
  • Models & Frameworks of Strategic Analysis

Every programme follows a tried, tested and proven pedagogy that is a blend of lectures, case studies, white papers, lecture-discussions, behavioural and computer-based simulations, projects, assignments, class presentations, quizzes et al.


The IL component forms the core of the specialisation programmes. Instructors from IIM Kozhikode facilitate learning through two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the studio at IIM Kozhikode Campus. Participants can access lectures from any of the 70 state-of-the-art TSW Learning Centres across 43 cities all over India. The technology enables the instructor to use slide presentations, video, audio, whiteboards etc. to effectively communicate ideas and interact with participants.

In Campus Component

The In-campus Module is held at the very beginning of the programme and is mandatory to attend. The six-day module provides participants with an orientation towards case-based learning, foundation to analytical thinking and orients them to the learning culture of IIM Kozhikode, apart from discussions on contemporary issues in management practice and trends in the industry and business.
IIMK reserves the right to conduct in-Campus modules via online medium if the situation warrants.

Class Schedule
  • Thursday – 07:00 PM – 09:45 PM and
  • Sunday – 12:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Who Should Attend

The programme is aimed at working professionals seeking knowledge, aspiring to improve the organization they work & also advance their career to greater heights. It gives an opportunity to interact with peer groups from varied industry backgrounds & learn from IIMK faculty.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • 3 Years of managerial/entrepreneurial/professional work experience after graduation as on the deadline of submitting the application online.


Certification & Alumni Status

On successful completion of course, participants will get a Certificate from IIM Kozhikode. Completion of the course also entitles participants with IIM Kozhikode Alumni Status.

Date and Fees

Programme Fees & Structure
Application Fee INR 2,000/-* + Applicable taxes^
Course Fee INR 2,50,000/-* + Applicable taxes^
Alumni Fee INR 10,000/-* + Applicable taxes^

^GST 18% & Kerala Flood Cess 1% applicable.

Payment Schedule
Nov 2020 Feb 2021 Jun, 2021 Oct, 2021
INR 62,500/- INR 72,500/-^ INR 62,500/- INR 62,500/-

*GST 18% & Kerala Flood Cess 1% applicable.
^INR 10,000 Alumni fee included in second installment

Admission Schedule
Registration Start Date Monday June 15st, 2020
Last Date to Apply Online Sunday September 13th 2020
Date of Interview October 5th – 22th, 2020
Result Announcement Monday, November 2nd, 2020
Last Date For Offer Acceptance & Part Payment Sunday, November 15th,2020
Date of First Installment Payment Monday, November 30th,2020
In-campus module December 2020**

** Dates of the in-campus module will be communicated while announcing the selection results.