Management education draws heavily from scientific methods of fact-finding in controlled environments. In reality, business is often done in environments in which judgments are made with messy, incomplete, and incoherent data. The scientific method of teaching and learning alone is not sufficient for preparing future managers. There is a dire need for an alternative form of management education.
In line with the vision to innovate and excel in business education, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is introducing an innovative Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM). It is a two-year full-time Masters level program designed to integrate and equip participants to pursue careers in managerial roles in marketing, human resource management, media, social enterprise, hospitality, healthcare or in other people facing roles. These are the roles that require a holistic perspective and ‘Diversity of thoughts’ which PGP-LSM aims to develop.
PGP-LSM is a unique offering, with the primary objective to prepare future managers by enabling them to acquire emotional, cultural, and creative intelligence.
a) Educational Qualification:
Graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. (AIU equivalency certificates must be presented during registration if your degree was obtained at a foreign university).
b) A candidate should have a valid test as on the closing date of submission in any of the following tests:
i) GMAT: We only accept the current version of the GMAT exam (the GMAT Exam-Focus edition will not be accepted).
ii) GRE: 60th percentile in all sections or overall 320, whichever is minimum, not older than three years
iii) CAT: 80th percentile (only test scores from CAT 2023 will be accepted)*
* for validity of scores please check ( https://iimcat.ac.in/)
* IIMK PGP code for GMAT is D3Z-SQ-80 and for GRE is 4748-Indian Institute of Management. Use these codes to have your score sent directly to IIMK. Your official score report from Pearson / GMAC (for the GMAT) or ETS (for the GRE) will be used for verification.
c) English Eligibility Criteria should be one of the following:
i) TOEFL/IELTS: More than 70th percentile/percentage.
ii) A degree from an Institute in an English-speaking country (India, UK, Canada, US, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand)
iii) A certificate from the last degree-granting Institute that the student has demonstrated proficiency in English as a foreign language. You can upload this certificate along with other documents in the application form.
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d)For Indian Nationals & Foreign Nationals
i) Indian Nationals
In order to qualify as an International Candidate for the purpose of applying to PGP/PGP Finance/PGP-LSM 2024-26, a candidate should have been residing outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on January 1, 2024, and be outside India on the CAT 2023 examination date. The Indian nationals who are living, working, or studying abroad should produce a certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on January 1, 2024.
This certificate needs to be produced along with the admission application.
ii) Foreign Nationals
Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India. Foreign nationals who are present in India at the time of the Common Admission Test (CAT) are required to take the same.
The fee is 30,000 USD for the programme.
|First Year:||15,000 USD|
|Second Year:||15,000 USD|
a) There will be two cycles of admission for each academic year.
The submission of applications for the cycles are:
Application Cycle 1 : 1st September 2023 to 30th November 2023
Application Cycle 2 : 15th December 2023 to 17th March 2024
b) The application fee is INR 750 (Approximately 10 USD ). This fee is waived for all those who have Study-in-India registration.
c) The applicants need to attend a virtual interview.
d) Final selection will be based on the average interview marks awarded by a panel of experts consisting of two or more IIM Kozhikode faculty members.
e) The admission office shall intimate the successful candidates within one month from the last date of the application (That is December 30, 2023 or April 15, 2024 for the respective cycles).
f) The candidates need to confirm their candidature by paying 3000 USD within one month of the receipt of the offer.
PGP-LSM is a two year six term programme that provides in-depth coverage in terms of lessons from liberal studies and core management principles in the first year followed by advanced courses and electives in the second year.
It also has a module on International and Rural immersion that the participants need to engage with in term IV (second year). Master’s thesis in term VI (second year) is another unique feature of the course.
PROPOSED COURSES (MAY BE MODIFIED)
|Term 1||Term II||Term III|
|Economics for Management||Operations and Supply Chain Management||Leadership|
|Marketing Management||Business Communication||Strategic Management|
|Legal Environment of Business||Statistical Thinking and Analysis||Economic History of Modern India|
|Organisational Behaviour||Readings in Literature||Management of Corporate Accountability|
|Accounting for Managers||Sociology for Management||Critical Reading and Writing|
|Social Psychology||Macro Economics||Qualitative Inquiry|
|History and Evolution of Management Thought||Finance Management||Social Transformation in India|
|Term IV||Term V||Term VI|
|Design Thinking and Innovation||Social Innovation and Rural Immersion||Integrative Simulation|
|Discovering Self||Management of Service Business||Business Plan Project/ Social Development project|
|Political Science and Management||Digital Innovation and Business Transformation||Dissertation and Viva Voce|
|Electives||Application of Linguistics||International Immersion|
ELECTIVE COURSE LIST
The following is an indicative list of proposed electives. This course list may be modified based on student interest and specialist faculty availability.
|1||Theories of Design|
|5||Public Health Management|
|8||Globalisation and Culture|
|10||Intellectual Property Rights|
|11||Data Visualization using Tableau|
|13||Aesthetics, Creativity & Innovation|
|15||Health Management & Administration|
|17||Film & Media Studies|
|19||Hospitality and Tourism Marketing|
|20||Environment, Society and Governance|
|21||Business and Government|
|22||Public Private Partnerships|
Students will be able to choose one of the three major clusters while choosing electives:
1. Health, Hospitality and Tourism
2. Social Enterprises and Non-Government entities
3. Communication, Films and Entertainment
*Course title and contents are subject to change depending on curriculum and customization needs.
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode,
IIMK Campus P. O.,
Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala, India
IIMK has instituted one scholarship awarding a 50% and two scholarships awarding a 25% fee waiver as scholarships for every 10 students. Accordingly, three participants in the PGP program, one in PGP LSM and one in PGP Finance would be eligible for a waiver of 50% of their fees. Similarly, six participants in the PGP program, two in PGP LSM and two in PGP Finance would be eligible for a 25% waiver of fees.
The criteria for preparing the scholarship rank list.
Application and processing of scholarships
Eligibility and disbursement of Scholarship