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Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management (EPGCSM)

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.

Program Objectives

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 graduation as on 31 st October 2018 (Last date to apply online for the programme).

Important Dates

Last date to apply online 31st October 2018
Last date to receive the hard copy of the application at IIMK 7th November 2018
Date of interview 12th Nov – 26th Nov
Result announcement On or before 3rd Dec’ 2018
Last date for offer acceptance
Confirmation of admission (Part Payment of the fees)
17th December 2018
Date of first installment payment 7th January 2019
In-Campus Module January 2019

Course Duration

1 Year

Application Fee

Rs. 2000 + Taxes

Total Programme Fees

Rs.2,20,000 + Taxes

IIM Kozhikode: Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management

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