IIM Kozhikode - EPGP (MBA for Working Professionals)

“MBA for Working Professionals from Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, (EPGP of IIM Kozhikode)”

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Course Overview

Understanding management principles, learning management techniques and tools, and developing management acumen, are career-defining imperatives for working professionals seeking role elevation and recognition as thinkers, influencers, decision-makers, leaders, etc. The Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management for Working Professionals leading to an MBA degree from IIM Kozhikode, will empower working executives and entrepreneurs seeking to stay invested in the knowledge economy and take their organisations to the next level.

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) for working professionals is a two years master’s degree programme in management offered on Interactive Learning (IL) platform.

PROGRAMME TITLE On successful completion of the programme, participants would be awarded the title ‘Master of Business Administration’.

The objective of the programme is to impart management education to working executives seeking skills and strategies to take their organizations to the next level. The program with 750 instruction hours provides the participants with skills for leadership in the knowledge economy through an innovative curriculum. During the first year, the curriculum focuses on equipping the participants with

 an inside look at each main functional area, its purpose, and role.

 the ability to understand the economic and regulatory trends.

 various analytical tools and techniques that can give deeper insights in to the business.

 the ability to take a big picture approach quintessential for senior managers.


Learning is a lifelong endeavour; continuous learning expands an individual’s perspective and contributes to her/his decision making. Growing up the corporate ladder would bring along with newer challenges and the Executive Programmes offered by IIMK empower them to take on these challenges with increased confidence.
IIMK pioneered the executive education through Interactive Learning (IL) for working executives in the Asia Pacific region way back in 2001. The two year MBA (“Master of Business Administration”) program for working professionals offered on the Interactive Platform was conceived to enable the working executives equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge. 

The programme’s first year delivers core courses in General Management. During the second year, the programme offers a host of Elective Courses offered by various Academic Areas. In addition to the elective courses, compulsory courses such as Leadership and Corporate Accountability, International Business, Capstone Simulation & Business Plan Project are also offered in the second year. The participants can attend the classes from one of the 53 centres across 37 cities in India.

Key Benefits

  • The most rigorous and quality Executive Management Programme for working professionals in the country with 750 contact hours.
  • Specially designed for working executives who can attend classes from centres facilitated by Times Professional Learning near their location of work/stay through Interactive Learning (IL).
  • Become part of the journey of one of the top 10 Business Management Schools in India and the pioneers of interactive learning in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Become part of the IIMK alumni network of 6000+ working professionals who were benefited from similar programmes of IIMK.
  • Experienced and diverse Participant Group: Senior executives and business owners from diverse functions across industries allowing rich peer-learning and networking opportunities.
  • Three in campus modules of one week each in the beautiful and advanced IIMK Campus in Kozhikode, Kerala.
  • Global recognition from AMBA.
  • Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Centre support through IIMK LIVE.
  • Provision for taking a break. Participant is allowed to take a temporary break from the programme and to re-join, subject to the rules relating to course break.

Benefits of AMBA

Association of MBAs (AMBA) offers a free two-year membership to participants, which gives them access to build a network with international MBA students from B-schools accredited by AMBA

  • Exclusive online Community of students and graduates from over 230 AMBA-accredited schools

  • Opportunity to promote yourself and your achievements through the AMBA network

  • Network of employers dedicated to MBA recruitment

  • Global MBA-level jobs database

  • Exclusive Career Development Centre

  • Face-to-face and online events and webinars

  • Latest industry news and thought leadership articles

  • Access to prestigious, exclusively negotiated benefits with hand-picked partners

  • Access to AMBITION Magazine-A Global digital leadership publication including interviews and articles on leading and cutting edge content.

  • Career Development Centre -Created the interactive knowledge academy offering support to administrators 24/7.

  • Networking -Member networking events ('AMBA Socials').

Mode of Delivery

This Program is delivered through Interactive Onsite Learning platform where LIVE and highly interactive Sessions are conducted.



Graduates (10+2+3) in any discipline with min. 50% marks [aggregate- considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognized by UGC/AICTE. Minimum of 40% aggregate in graduation for SC/ST & PWD to be retained.

Experience Minimum

3 years of minimum work experience is required to apply

Selection Process

Through Application assessment and performance in EMAT test & Interview.

Eligibility of the participants to enrol for the programme is ascertained based on the information provided in the application form, verification of original academic/experience records on the day of test/interview, aptitude test score (EMAT) and personal interview. Candidates shortlisted for test/interview are required to submit the original academic and experience records for verification on the date of test/interview.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, will be awarded by IIM Kozhikode to the students on successful completion of the programme.

Alumni Status/ Placement

On successfull completion IIM Kozhikode will award Alumni status to students. Also AMBA membership for global networking.

Course Content

FIRST YEAR – CORE COURSES (MODULE-1) The first year of the programme is divided into four quarters. The first year contributes to compulsory core courses covered in 380 hours of instruction of which, approximately 30 hours are based on In-Campus module of duration one week conducted in the premises of IIMK and the remaining 350 hours are covered on the interactive learning platform.


Quarter - I

Quantitative Techniques

Managerial Economics

Organizational Behaviour-I

Managerial Communications

Financial Accounting

Quarter – II

Operations Research

Business Law

Information Systems

Financial Management-I

Organizational Behaviour-II

Quarter - III

Marketing Management

Operations Management

Strategic Management

Financial Management-II

Digital Business Models

Quarter IV

Marketing Research

Quality Management

Cost and Management Accounting

Environmental Governance & Sustainability

Human Resources Management

Economic Environment

SECOND YEAR –ELECTIVE COURSES (MODULE-2) - The second year of the program is divided into three 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 instructions. In addition to three-quarters of learning, there are two in-campus modules, one after the beginning of the second year and one at the end of the second year each of one week duration.








*Detailed content of each specialization/elective is available on request.

During the second year, the programme would be covering the compulsory 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 module. The successful completion of these modules is essential to be eligible for the award of the programme title. These compulsory courses are evaluated based on the 13 point letter grading system. The grades obtained by the participant in the aforesaid courses will be considered for final CGPA calculation and award of the programme title.

Campus Component

The programme comprises of three in-Campus modules (held at IIMK, Campus), one at the start of the first year, one at the beginning of the second year and the third at end of the second year. (subject to Govt. guidelines on Covid).

How it Work

The interactive learning component forms the core of EPGP. The Instructors facilitate the learning through two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the studios set up at IIIMK campus. The technology allows the instructor to use PowerPoint presentations, video, audio, whiteboards to effectively communicate the ideas and interact with the participants.

The teaching approach will be highly interactive taking advantage of the technological benefits. The pedagogy followed for the programme will be a judicious blend of lectures, real-life case studies, quiz, assignments, lecture-discussions, case study method, behavioural and computer-based simulations, projects and class presentations. There will be various kind of assessment for each course including end-term examination (after each quarter), quiz, assignment, project, etc.

Application fees

INR 2,000/- 

Total Fees

Programme fee - INR 13,00,000/- 

Alumni fee - INR 10,000/- 

Student Welface fund - INR 2,000/-


Total amount to be paid in 7 installments

Instalment Structure

Instalment No.

Installment Amount in INR

First Instalment


Second Instalment


Third Instalment


Fourth Instalment


Fifth Instalment


Sixth Instalment


Seventh Instalment




Note -  Education Loan facility available. 

Technological Partner

TSW Times


Online Application Start Date

May 4, 2021

Last Date to Apply Online

August 16, 2021

Date of EMAT & Interview

11,12,18,19,25,26 September 2021

Declaration of Result

October 18, 2021

Due Date of First Installment Payment

December 03, 2021

Dates of First In-Campus

13- 18 December 2021


In the year 2001, IIM- Kozhikode founded a new model of management education for working executives — the ‘Executive Management Education programme’.IIM-Kozhikode was the first in the Asia-Pacific region to bring management education to working professionals through an Interactive Learning mode. EPGP offers a variety of programmes for working professionals to meet their career objectives. The courses are conducted through an Interactive Learning platform, where participants attend the class from designated classroom centres located at the major cities in India, and the In-Campus programmes that are conducted at the IIM- Kozhikode campus. IIM Kozhikode was the first IIM who took the initiative to launch a 2 year PGP program on Virtual Platform. The "e" in ePGP represents its an Executive program delivered on virtual platform. It was a risk to laucnh the PRIME program of IIM Kozhikode on Virtual Platform. But IIM Kozhikode has taken into consideration the same level of rigour, content, efforts for this program. 

If you are looking for a PROPER MBA program and that too without leaving job and city but withour compromising in the quality and rigour, ePGP is the best choice. One of the Best Programs ever being delivered on Virtual Platform.  This Program is delivered through Interactive Online Sessions in the Authorized Study Centres across India. It is proper 2 year eMBA program and IIM Kozhikode ensured the rigor and delivery is not compromised even if we compare it to regular ePGP. This was the first ever ePGP offered on IOL platform and IIM Kozhikode is leading from front and now couple of other IIM's started offering ePGP on this mode. Already more than 10 batches are launched and IIM Kozhikode is having huge Alumni base. The best part about program is the structure and balance they have maintatined for professionals. Another major thing is, that you do your online research you will find many success stories and feedback/ testimonials of IIM Kozhikode ePGP Alumnis'.

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Course Duration

24 Months

Start - December 2021

Weekend and Combined Sessions Option Available


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