Course Structure

 

 
The PGP-BL is a one-year, full-time, residential programme that will have as integral elements, a global immersion module, a constant industry engagement and placement assistance. The programme is structured to have five terms of 8 to 9 weeks.
The coursework will be rigorous and relevant and will encourage practical application. At the core, the PGP-BL programme will have an academic instruction capsule that will provide young professionals with a condensed/intense dosage of domain knowledge in all the critical and essential aspects of business. This will be accentuated by the following:
  • A global immersion module that combines an international business school experience as well as industry exposure in other countries
  • A capstone module that includes a structured orientation to the key attributes of ethical and responsible business

Overall, notwithstanding a structured intervention and instruction design that is intense and high-energy, this program is crafted to allow students the time and space for reflective thinking and development. The emphasis on experiential learning, reflective assimilation and leadership competencies will be a constant throughout the programme. The aim of the PGP-BL course design is to enable students to build on their prior knowledge and exposure, discover their inner Arjuna's, and develop them holistically as multi-dimensional future leaders.

 
The PGP-BL design seeks to encourage and train students to embrace ambiguity, align to reality, focus on sustainability, and reflect and aspire to wholeness. In an approach that resonates with IIMK's mission of "Globalizing Indian Thought", the program design will also draw upon some of the fundamental principles underlying ancient Indian thought to nurture a genre of exemplary leadership talent.
 

The programme will encourage students to cut through confusion to develop clarity, appreciate the whole rather than the discrete, and understand the links across different functional areas. In leveraging a talent pool that has the right mix of work experience, mental agility, fundamental disciplinary grounding and positive attitude, the PGP-BL curriculum will have a three-pronged approach to:

  1. Develop a deep familiarization about the demands of a VUCA world - a business environment that is rapidly evolving and uncertain- and the ability to sift through complexity to recognize the critical core.
  2. Nurture discernment and informed decision-making through not only the understanding of appropriate tools, frameworks and processes, but also by centrally ingraining the principles of sustainability.
  3. Holistic thinking that enables the vision of the bigger picture and a fine understanding of the links across different functional areas.
 
 

Apart from foundational and core courses, and optional elective courses, the PGP-BL curriculum comprises special leadership-themed modules, seminar series and workshops

Foundational and Core Courses*

  • Essentials of Financial Accounting, Analysis and Costing
  • Organization and Market Economics
  • Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Managing People and Performance in Organizations
  • Communication for Transformation
  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Business, Public Policy & Law
  • Macroeconomics: Policies, Institutions and Markets
  • Human Resource Management
  • Communication for Transformation - 2
  • Digital Business Strategy & transformation
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Judgment
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Integrative Business Simulation
  • Business Leadership and Corporate Accountability

Electives
The PGP- BL recognizes that leaders would need to operate in the mould of "general managers" rather than as domain specialists. Nevertheless, organizations would typically require potential leaders to be able to delve into specific domains with a certain expected degree of familiarity that is usually afforded by structured knowledge inputs and practical domain exposure. While leadership potential would shine through irrespective of domain, natural affinity for a domain often varies across individuals. Therefore, in the PGP-BL, even as all students are equally exposed to foundational courses and topical themes, it allows for a range of special courses that the student can elect for from the 3rd term of the programme. Some of these topics are traditionally aligned to certain functional areas; however there could also be cross-functional courses and other emerging thematic courses facilitated by specialists/practitioners. These courses could vary in their associated credits, typically between 1 and 3.0.

The following are the list of electives offered for current batch:

  • Managing Business Markets
  • Models & frameworks of Strategic analysis
  • Digital Pillars of Industry
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Marketing Research in Business Decision Making
  • The Digital Customer
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Operations Strategy
  • Retail Management
  • Data Analytics using R
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business & Government
  • Equity Research
  • Investment Strategies
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring (MACR)
  • Global Business Law and Policy
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Management of IT Products and Services
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Pricing: A Managerial Perspective
  • Data-Driven Product Strategy
  • Marketing in Interactive Media
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Product Mangement
  • Product Policy & Brand Management
  • Project Management
  • Leans Six Sigma
  • Economics of Strategy
  • Strategic Business and Risk Analysis
  • Competitive Strategy: Game of Poker
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Joy
  • Strategic Implementation

*Course title and contents are subject to change depending on curriculum and customization needs

 
In its bid to inculcate leadership competencies, the PGP-BL will rely significantly on experiential learning and balancing insights from both practice and research. A module on 'The Practice of Holistic living' will provide students the necessary space for reflection and discovery and encourage them to challenge status quo.
PGP-BL students will also benefit from a rich exposure to eminent Indian faculty and leaders from diverse domains.
 
The IIMK PGP-BL curriculum design includes a dedicated 2-week global immersion module* at a premier international business school. This is aimed at providing participants a definitive international experience that involves both academic instruction as well as experiential and cross-cultural learnings, including visits and interactions with relevant local businesses
*If international immersion is prevented for any reasons/events beyond the reasonable control of IIMK, such as Covid 19, then IIMK shall make best efforts to facilitate alternative learning experiences.

 

Course Structure

Apart from foundational and core courses, and optional elective courses, the PGP-BL curriculum comprises special leadership-themed modules, seminar series and workshops
Foundational and Core Courses*
Essentials of Financial Accounting, Analysis and Costing
Organization and Market Economics
Data Analysis and Modeling
Managing People and Performance in Organizations
Communication for Transformation
Marketing Management

Admission

Eligibility

1. Candidates with not less than 50% marks in graduation or post-graduation or CA
2. Minimum 3 years’ relevant* work experience after completion of graduation/CA.
3. GMAT/GRE/CAT score of last 3 years

IIM Kozhikode adopts a three-stage selection process for its admissions to the PGP-BL Programme.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Application Fee (Non-refundable) : Rs.3000/-
Program Fee : INR.22,50,000/-
This fee includes program delivery, books and instruction material, in-campus hostel accommodation, and access to all in-campus facilities such as the library. Mess/Canteen charges would be additional and use-dependent.The above fees also includes program and coordination fees for the International Immersion module .

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