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The MBA ("Master of Business Administration") programme for working professionals (earlier known as Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management) is a two years master's degree programme in management offered on Interactive Learning (IL) platform. 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 programme with 740 instruction hours provides the participants with skills for leadership in the knowledge economy through an innovative curriculum. During the first year of the programme, 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 into the business.

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

The participants of this programme form an interesting mix of working professionals from varied backgrounds like IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Banking, Financial Services and Manufacturing. The level of interaction witnessed during the past programmes offered on this platform has been quite exceptional and encouraging, thereby indicating the effectiveness of this technology to enhance peer-to-peer learning. This has enabled them to advance in their careers by way of promotions and better jobs in areas of their interest.


Programme Fee: Rs.12,00,000
Alumni Membership Fee:Rs.10,000/-
Contribution to Student Welfare Fund :Rs. 2,000/-

Programme fee is payable in seven installments.

The duration of the MBA (Master of Business Administration') programme for working professionals (earlier known as Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management) is two academic years split into four terms/seven quarters. Each academic year normally begins in November/December. The structure of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme for working professionals is divided into 3 modules, viz.,

Module 1:Foundation and Functional Core Courses.

Module 2:Electives.

Module 3:Compulsory Advanced Courses.

Each course in the MBA Programme is structured around the concept of credits. Each credit represents 10 hours of contact sessions.,. Participants should note that each hour of instruction will normally require at least another three hours of preparation.

Instructors choose from multiple pedagogical tools including lecture-discussions, case study method, behavioral and computer-based simulations, projects, class presentations, and various forms of technology-based learning such as multi-media case analysis, video conferencing, and e-learning, to facilitate effective learning in their courses.

First Year

Foundation and Functional Core Courses- Module 1

The first year of the programme is divided into two terms and each term is further divided into two 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 duration one week conducted in the premises of IIMK and the remaining approximately 350 hours are covered on the interactive learning platform.

Second Year

Elective Courses- Module 2

The second year of the programme is divided into three Quarters. The Second year of the curriculum contributes to elective courses offered by various academic areas like Marketing, Strategy, Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. Participants should choose elective courses accounting to 28 credits in total (all three quarters put together) 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 at the beginning of the second year and one at the end of the second year each of which is of one week duration.

Compulsory Advanced Courses- Module 3

During the second year, 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 Degree.

In-Campus Module

The programme starts with the in campus module at IIMK campus giving the participant a brief orientation of the programme & a platform to interact with the well experienced faculties.

There are three In-Campus modules which are mandatory. The first in-campus module is held at the beginning of the first year, second at the beginning of the second year and third at the end of the second year. The three modules of six-day each provides the participants an orientation towards case based learning, foundation to analytical thinking , orients them to the learning culture of IIMK apart from discussions on contemporary issues in management practice and trends in the industry and business.


The specific list of electives to be offered will be announced before the completion of the first year of the programme.

Tentative List of Electives

Advanced Management Accounting
Management of Financial Institutions
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Fixed Income Securities
Financial Derivatives
Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Strategic Financial Management
Risk Management
Human Resources
Organizational Development and Change
Performance& Talent Management
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Labour Law and Industrial Relations
Effective Hiring Compensation and Reward Management
Creativity and Innovation
Leading self and organization
Strategic HRM & International HRM
Information Technology
Software project management
Business Intelligence
Information Security and Privacy
IT Risk Management
Enterprise Resource Computing
Technology Enabled Governance and Entrepreneurship
Green and Sustainable computing
Cloud Computing for Businesst
Management of IT products and Services
Consumer Behaviour
Business to Business Marketing
Retail Marketing
Marketing Communications Management
Sales & Distribution Management
Service Marketing
Internet Marketing
Customer Relationship Marketing
Product & Brand Management
Strategic Marketing
Project Management
Service Operations Management
Advanced Operations Research
Six Sigma
Enterprise Resource Planning
Simulation and System Dynamics
Operations Strategy
Product Innovation and Development
Lean Systems
Strategy Implementation
International Business II
Management of Technology and Innovation
Corporate Governance
Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
Strategy Analytics
Mergers, Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances
Managing Change and Transformation
Models & Frameworks of Strategic Analysis


  1. A Bachelor's Degree* or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA.

  2. 3 Years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience^ after successful completion of graduation as on date of submission of online application.

Work experience before completion of graduation will not be considered for calculating total experience. *Bachelor's degree awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 ( ) or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

IIM Kozhikode follows the Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions for admission to the Executive Post Graduate Programmes. Candidates seeking relaxation in the aggregate mark in graduation are required to submit necessary supporting documents along with application form.

The minimum eligibility criteria adopted by IIM Kozhikode for the admissions to the MBA ('Master of Business Administration') programme for working professionals (earlier known as Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) in Management) (Two Year) is given below:

Category Degree (Min Aggregate Marks)
General 50 %
OBC (NC) 50 %
SC 40 %
ST 40 %
PwD 40 %

Admission & Selection Process:

Eligibility of the participants to apply for the programme is ascertained based on the information provided in the application form & supporting documents submitted. All eligible candidates required to undergo the selection process, which consists of an entrance test (EMAT) followed by personal interview.

All candidates are required to produce the original academic & experience records for verification on the date of EMAT & Personal Interview. Normally EMAT & Personal Interview will happen on the same day. Candidates who do not attend the EMAT/Personal Interview as per schedule communicated will not be considered for further selection process.

The institute reserves the right to decide a cut-off mark based on the total number of candidates, average marks scored or any other factors as may be relevant.

Candidates who are found eligible to apply & successfully gone through the selection process will be provisionally shortlisted for the programme & offer letter will be issued. Admission to the programme is subject to acceptance of offer letter and payment of fee applicable.

EMAT-Executive Management Aptitude Test

EMAT would assess the basic logical, numerical and verbal ability of candidates, necessary for successful completion of the programme. The objective of the screening test is to filter the entry of candidates to the MBA Programme for working professionals offered by IIMK in order to ensure the required standards by assessing the capabilities of the applicants in an objective manner. The test will be designed and evaluated by IIMK.

The contents of the test will be questions on testing logical reasoning in addition to questions for testing numerical, data interpretation and verbal skills of the candidates. The test will be of one-hour duration consisting 40 questions. The three separate sections are those which test (i) Quantitative Ability (ii) Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning and (iii) Verbal ability.

The institute reserves the right to decide a cut-off mark based on the total number of candidates, average marks scored or any other factors as may be relevant.


Bangalore Chennai Delhi Hyderabad
Kolkata Mumbai Pune Kozhikode- IIMK Campus

##Venue address will be informed to shortlisted candidates through call letter.IIM Kozhikode reserves the right to add/delete the centre based on the availability of candidates.

Applicants with valid CAT score** (Min 75 percentile) or GMAT score** (Min 650 Score) will be directly considered for the interview.

**Score obtained should not be older than 1 year from the date of EMAT-2019.


(a) EMAT/CAT/GMAT score is considered only as a preliminary screening process for selection of applicants. Those applicants who satisfy the minimum cut off as per the following table for EMAT or a minimum of 75 percentile in CAT or a minimum score of 650 in GMAT will be considered eligible for the next stage of selection process .The CAT and GMAT scores should not be older than 1 year as on date of EMAT.

Category EMAT Cut off
General 25% (10 out of Maximum 40 marks)
OBC (NC) 20% (8 out of Maximum 40 marks)
SC 20% (8 out of Maximum 40 marks)
ST 18% (7 out of Maximum 40 marks)
PwD 18% (7 out of Maximum 40 marks)

(b) The selection will be based on the interview scores of the applicants satisfying the EMAT/CAT/GMAT requirements .The score of the interview process will be standardized to offset the panel differences. Accordingly the minimum cut off for interview will be on the standardized scores.

Category Interview Cut off
General 25% (15 out of Maximum 60 marks)
OBC (NC) 20% (12 out of Maximum 60 marks)
SC 15% (9 out of Maximum 60 marks)
ST 15% (9 out of Maximum 60 marks)
PwD 15% (9 out of Maximum 60 marks)

(c) Admission will be based on a merit list prepared with applicants fulfilling the above criteria (a) & (b) .Securing only minimum score in (b) above does not entail admission.

Validity of EMAT Score:

EMAT score obtained by the candidate will be valid for this academic year/batch only .If a candidate has successfully qualified in the EMAT and could not join the programme due to any reasons may have to appear for EMAT once again, if he/she is applying for the same programme in future.

Candidates may refer the following link for sample questions of EMAT.

EMAT Mock Test Link

IIMK offers the "Your Program, Your Preference" option, where working professionals from across India could choose from the two different sessions of delivery available.

Weekend Session

Saturday 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM
Combined Session

Thursday 07.00 PM - 09.45 PM
Saturday 07.00 PM - 09.45 PM
Sunday 03.00 PM - 08.30 PM

***Class schedule mentioned is subject to change. IIMK reserves all rights to change the schedule..

The above schedule is applicable for the first year of the programme. Second year schedule would depend upon the elective course opted. Tentative platform session schedule of the elective courses in the second year is given below.

Elective AreaTentative Platform Schedule
Finance Wednesday & Saturday 6.45 PM-9.45 PM
Human Resource Saturday 3.30-6.30 PM & Wednesday 6.45-9.45 PM
Information Technology Tuesday 6.45-9.45 PM & Sunday 3.30 - 6.30 PM
Marketing Monday 6.45-9.45 PM & Sunday 3.30-6.30 PM
Operations Friday 6.45-9.45 PM & Sunday 9.00 -12.00 Noon
Strategy Thursday 6.45-9.45 PM & Sunday 12.15-3.15 PM

The complete class schedule for each quarter will be provided to participants before the commencement of each quarter, so as to enable the participants to balance their profession and studies. Based on the final number of candidates enrolled in the programme after the selection process, the institute may decide to run the programme in a single batch or multiple batches. Allocation of batch & schedule will be decided by IIMK

Alumni Speaks

Dipes Biswas

Gold Medalist, EPGP-05 Batch
Senior Manager - Projects, Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd

"When I embarked on this course, I was confident of getting a prestigious diploma from an institute of immense repute. Read More....

Vaibhav Bhargava

EPGP-05 Batch Alumnus
Regional Head, ICICI Bank

"EPGP program has been a great learning experience for me. I wanted to do an MBA since long but because of constraints could not. Read More...

Jaspreet Singh

EPGP-05 Batch Alumnus
Technology Architect, Infosys

"Based on the feedback gathered, before joining this course, I was sure that this course is going to expand my business knowledge Read More...

Linked In Blog of Mr. Rishi Saraswat

EPGP-05 Alumnus
Senior Software Development Manager at Oracle

Learning business management 'without' taking a career break!
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Benjamin Franklin Read More...

Ansar Ages Thennadan

EPGP-05 Batch Alumnus
Technical Manager, Capegemini

"Of course, this program is not for the feeble hearted. But it prepares you for the worst of the situation one would face in managerial endeavor.
I went with an open mind willing to enhance my knowledge and they gave me something of great value to my career."

Yogesh Mahale

EPGP-05 Batch Alumnus
Assistant Manager- Johnson & Johnson Ltd.

"The experience & learning's was incredible-completely life changing which put me 10 yrs ahead of my professional career. My career would not be where it is at today without this IIMK-EPGP program. Thank you all for putting together such a well-executed program, the cross functional topics explained the moving parts of a business, and how each react to, and are prejudiced by, one another. The instructors are top notch!".


EPGP-05 Batch Alumnus
Manager-Development, International Decision Systems

"It was a great learning experience from some of the finest professors imparting their extensive knowledge/learning. The course work / materials were very engaging till the last day, needless to mention the rigorous approach one has to apply to be successful in completion of the course. Overall, it was a definite value addition in attaining holistic approach towards the nuances of management."

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Executive Post Graduate Programmes
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIMK Campus P.O, Kunnamangalam
Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala, India
Ph -0495-2809417, 223, 412, 225, 233, 224, 416

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