IIM Kozhikode Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Professionals

Course Starts: 23rd Nov 2020


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

24 Months

Deadline to apply

02nd September, 2020

Course fee

₹ 12,00,000

Class timings

Weekend session:
Sat and Sun: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Combined session:
Thu and sat: 7.00 PM. to 9.45 PM.
Sun: 3.00 PM to 8.30 PM

Course Overview

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

A single degree can effect far reaching changes in trajectories. Be it navigating across terrain, sea, air, space, or the corporate landscape, sometimes it only needs a course correction of one degree to chart the fastest course and plot the perfect trajectory.Like the Executive Post Graduate Program in Management for Working Professionals from IIM Kozhikode, one degree that will change the course of your career and give it the necessary impetus and momentum to plot a soaring career trajectory.

Programme Overview

The Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management for Working Professionals is a two-year programme comprising of 750 hours of classroom instruction delivered over an Interactive Learning (IL) platform, including 3 weeks of in-campus modules.

With a curriculum design that reflects the best of management theory and practice, the objective of the programme is to impart management education with a global outlook.

The programme will empower working executives and entrepreneurs seeking to stay invested in the knowledge economy and take their organisations to the next level.

The innovative curriculum and proven pedagogy will enable participants to leverage the knowledge and skills gained to enhance their performance in the real world.

Course Highlights

Besides inculcating a pride of being a part of IIM Kozhikode, one of the top 10 B-Schools in India and the pioneers of interactive learning in the Asia-Pacific region, the programme offers participants lasting value.

  • The most comprehensive and intensive Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management for working professionals
  • Rigorous selection process: EMAT (Executive Management Aptitude Test) & personal interview
  • Specifically designed for working executives to access learning from their location of work/stay through the Interactive Learning (IL) platform
  • Unique option to choose from two class timings, as per convenience
  • Provision of taking a temporary break from the programme and to re-join, subject to rules relating to course break
  • Three in-Campus modules of one week each in the beautiful and advanced IIMK Campus in Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Alumni status amongst a network of 6000+ beneficiaries of IIM Kozhikode programmes
  • Diverse participant group of senior executives and business owners across functions and industries allowing rich peer-learning and networking opportunities
  • Global recognition from Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Centre support through IIMK LIVE

Course Detail

Programme Structure

The duration of the EPGP in Management is two academic years split into seven quarters. The structure of the EPGP in Management is divided into 3 modules:

First Year – Core Courses (Module-1)

The first year of the programme is divided into 4 Quarters. The first year contributes to compulsory core courses covered in 380 hours of instruction, of which approximately 30 hours are based on an In-Campus module, of one week duration, conducted in the premises of IIM Kozhikode, and the remaining approximately 350 hours are covered on the Interactive Learning (IL) platform.

Second Year – Elective Courses (Module -2)

The second year of the programme is divided into 3 Quarters. The second year of the curriculum contributes to elective courses offered by various academic areas. Participants should choose elective courses accounting to 28 credits in total (all three Quarters put together) with a minimum of 8 credits in each Quarter, from a bouquet of courses from all subject areas to cover up 280 hours of instruction.

Second Year – Compulsory Advanced Courses (Module-3)

During the second year, the programme would be covering the compulsory advanced courses such as Leadership and Corporate Accountability, International Business, Capstone Simulation & Business Plan Project. These courses are delivered during the second and third In-Campus modules. The successful completion of these modules is essential to be eligible for the award of the programme title.

Each course in the EPGP in Management for Working Professionals is structured around the concept of credits. Each credit represents 10 hours of contact sessions. The courses are evaluated based on the 13-point letter grading system.


The programme’s teaching methodology and approach is designed to leverage technology and maximise interaction seamlessly and simultaneously across geographies. The 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.

Learning Outcomes

Over the course of two years, the programme will equip and empower participants with transformational knowledge, skills and capabilities.

  • Deep understanding of key functions: their purpose & role
  • Comprehension of economic trends and regulatory swings
  • Use of various analytical tools and techniques to create business opportunities
  • A world view of key management issues and challenges
  • Actionable knowledge, strategic thinking and leadership competencies

On successful completion of the two-year programme, participants would be awarded, ‘Master of Business Administration’ by IIM Kozhikode

Programme Delivery

The Interactive Learning component forms the core of the programme. Instructors facilitate learning via two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the studios set up at IIM Kozhikode campus. The technology allows the instructor to use slide presentations, video, audio, whiteboards etc. to effectively communicate ideas and interact with participants.

Class Schedule

IIM Kozhikode offers the ‘Your Programme, Your Preference’ option, where working professionals from across India could choose from the two different sessions of delivery available.

Weekend Session

Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Combined Session:

Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM
Saturday 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Pan India Network of Learning Centres

70 learning centres spread across 43 cities all over India.
For details of centres, please visit http://www.iimk.ac.in/academics/epgp/classroomcentres.php


All the in-campus modules are mandatory. First in-campus module is conducted at the beginning of the first year, second in-campus module conducted after the beginning of the second year and the third in-campus module conducted at the end of the second year.

The three in-campus modules provides the participants an orientation towards case-based learning, foundation to analytical thinking and orient them to the learning culture of IIM Kozhikode, apart from the discussions on contemporary issues in management practice and trends in the industry and business.

Attending the in-campus modules are a mandatory requirement to complete the programme.

Participants are expected make their own arrangements for travel and stay during the in-campus module. Accommodation within the campus is facilitated, subject to the availability of rooms during the in-Campus modules, on direct payment to the guest house.

IIM Kozhikode reserves the right to conduct the in-campus modules via online medium if the situation warrants.

Eligibility Criteria
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA. (45% for women candidates and 40% for SC/ST,PwD candidates)
  • Three Years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience** after successful completion of graduation as on the deadline of submitting the application online.

**Work experience before completion of graduation will not be considered for eligibility. An experience certificate issued by the current employer dated after the online application submission date is necessary in the case of candidates who have exactly 3 years work experience while applying for the programme. In the case of candidates with more than 3 years work experience while applying for the programme, latest experience certificate along with other experience certificates justifying the 3 years will be sufficient.

Selection & Admission Procedure

Eligibility of participants to enroll for the programme is ascertained based on information provided in the application form, verification of original academic/experience records and personal interview.

Candidates shortlisted for interview are required to submit the original academic and experience records for verification on the date of interview.

EMAT (Executive Management Aptitude Test)

EMAT* is designed and evaluated by IIM Kozhikode. This one-hour test constitutes a total of 40 questions on logical reasoning, numerical, data interpretation and verbal skills.
Candidates applying can choose from one of the following 8 confirmed centres to appear for EMAT/Interview:

Bangalore Chennai Delhi Hyderabad
Kolkata Mumbai Pune Kozhikode –IIM K Campus

Following tentative centers are also available for the candidates and the test/interview will be conducted at these centers subject to the availability of a sufficient number of candidates. Candidates choosing the tentative centers are required to choose one confirmed center as their second preference to appear for the test/interview. If the test/interview is not being conducted at any of the tentative centers, the candidate will be asked to appear for the test/interview at her/his second preferred center indicated in the application form. Tentative Centres^ :

Ahmedabad Bhubaneswar Indore Lucknow Thiruvananthapuram

*Due to current pandemic situation, the EMAT for EPGP-13 stands cancelled for this year.

  • Due to current pandemic situation, EMAT stands cancelled for this year.
  • The selection will be based only on the interview marks of applicants. Marks of the interview process will be standardised to offset panel differences.

Admission will be based on a merit list prepared with applicants fulfilling the above criteria (b).

For more information about the selection process, please visit the IIMK website here> https://www.iimk.ac.in

Programme Directors

Assessment & Certification

There will be various kinds of assessments and evaluations for each course including end-term examination (after each quarter), quizzes, assignments, projects etc.

For each course, the Instructor awards Letter Grades to the participants based on the academic performance and evaluation scheme. IIMK follows a grading scheme of 13 levels ranging from A+ to F as given below.

Letter Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
Grade Point 4.33 4 3.67 3.33 3 2.67 2.33 2 1.67 1.33 1 0.67 0

On successful completion of the two-year programme, participants would be awarded Master of Business Administration by IIM Kozhikode.

Application Fee

All candidates applying for the EPGP in Management for Working Professionals programme are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2000 online, using Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card. Payment through any other mode is not acceptable. Application fee once paid is not refundable or adjustable under any circumstances.

*Applications received without payment of application fee will be rejected.

Programme Fee

The total fee for the programme is INR 12,00,000/- (Rupees 12 lakhs) payable in 7 instalments as per the following schedule.

Payment Schedule

Instalment No. Instalment Amount Due date of payment
First Instalment INR 2,00,000/- November, 2020
Second Instalment INR 2,00,000/- February, 2021
Third Instalment INR 2,00,000/- May, 2021
Fourth Instalment INR 2,00,000/- August, 2021
Fifth Instalment INR 2,00,000/- February, 2022
Sixth Instalment INR 1,00,000/- June, 2022
Seventh Instalment INR 1,00,000/- October, 2022
Total INR 12,00,000/-  

Additionally, contribution to the Student Welfare Fund (Non-Refundable) of Rs.2000 is payable along with the 1st instalment of the program fee during the admission. Alumni fee (Non-Refundable) of Rs.10,000 is to be paid along with the 5th instalment.
During the offer acceptance process, participants are required to remit the part payment of the first Instalment of INR 100,000 by 28th October 2020 towards offer acceptance & enrolment confirmation. Balance payment of the first instalment to be remitted by 15th November, 2020.

Important Dates
Last Date to Apply Online 2nd September, 2020
Interview Dates 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 September, 2020
Declaration of Result Tuesday, 13th October, 2020
Last Date For Offer Acceptance and Part Payment of INR 1,00,000 /- towards confirmation of admission. Friday, 13th November, 2020
Registration Date Friday, 14th December, 2020
Dates Of First In-Campus 14rd to 20th December, 2020*
Platform Session Start Date January 2021

* *Subject to change according to the mode of delivery of the in-campus module (in the campus or D2D).