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Frequently Asked Questions about
Master of Business Administration (for Working Professionals)


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It will be a Master of Business Administration degree by IIM Kozhikode.
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Assuming the fee is comparable, the salary forgone is the opportunity cost incurred in residential programmes. The advantage of Master of Business Administration (for Working Professionals) at Kochi is that the participant need not take a break in their career while pursuing the programme. It allows them to be within their family and living environment. The uncertainty due to negative developments in the economy, business environment and general career market during the completion of the programme are avoided. A residential programme exposes executive participants to the risk of finding the right career track again once they complete the programme.
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The classes are conducted at the Kochi Campus of IIMK based in Infopark, Kakkanad, Kochi.
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Batch Day Time
Evening Batch: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Week end Batch: Saturday 4:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
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The evening batch is ideally suited for working executives residing in and around Kochi and can manage to spare their evening time for learning at Kochi campus. For those participants, who are away and cannot reach on a daily basis, the week-end cohort should be ideal. They could conveniently reach on Saturday by 4:00 PM and could leave after 3:30 PM on Sunday.

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Normally change between cohorts is not allowed but may be allowed based on specific approval in each case considering professional / employment reasons.

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Though the minimum requirement for application is three years after graduation, the current set of participants has a rich experience across diverse industries such as IT, Manufacturing, Banking, Hospitality, Agribusiness, Medicine, etc. The average experience for the current batch of participants is around 7 years.

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There will be in-campus modules conducted at IIM Kozhikode Campus and/or at IIMK Kochi campus. Unlike regular classes, the in-campus modules would have sessions during the day for working executives.

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IIMK Kochi Campus is a non-residential campus located in an IT SEZ where accommodation facility is not available. There are a few hotels and lot of single and group accommodation facilities available immediately outside the SEZ where the participant could get an accommodation. The same have to be arranged by the participants.

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The participant is allowed to temporarily withdraw from the programme on a case to case basis. This is subject to approval based on reasons relating to health, transfer, overseas assignment etc. The participants are expected to make a written application along with supporting documents to the programme chairperson.

The maximum period of break allowed will be one year at a time. As per this, the participant will be allowed to retain the credits of completed quarters and can join the same quarter with the next batch. They will be required to pay a rejoining fee applicable as well as a difference amount in fees, if any. All conditions as per the student hand book pertaining to rejoining batch will be applicable for the participant.

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There is a minimum attendance criterion of 75% for each course. In case a participant misses out any of the class sessions and under exception circumstances, participants are allowed to attend the class session with other batch subject to instructor approval, but no attendance will be marked for the same.

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As it stands now, there is no international exchange programme integrated into this programme.

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Master of Business Administration (for Working Professionals) at Kochi is meant for those executives in their middle / senior leadership positions wishing to augment their management expertise and leadership abilities. The programme is expected to help working executives in their current work roles and career progression paths. Hence a formal placement assistance scheme is not part of this programme.

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The first year will comprise of compulsory courses only. In the second year there will be one compulsory course / project in each quarter. Other courses have to be opted by the participant from a bouquet of elective courses offered across various functional areas like Marketing, Finance, HRM, Operations Management, Economics, Strategy and Humanities and Liberal Arts. This will be done usually towards the end of the first year.

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The classes will be conducted by faculty of IIM Kozhikode. There could also be some guest / adjunct faculty as well as speakers of repute from the industry.

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The Programme is internationally accredited by ‘Association of MBAs’ (AMBA) and ‘Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’ (AACSB). AMBA and AACSB are non-profit, global MBA-specific accrediting bodies that benchmarks, evaluates and accredits MBA programmes with an objective of improving and standardizing quality and delivery of MBA’s around the World.

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There is no ranking available for the programme as such but the National Institutional Ranking Frameworks (NIFR) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development for ranking of educational institutions has ranked IIM Kozhikode at 8th rank among all IIMs.

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Students who have completed EPGP @ Kochi Campus or Master of Business Administration (for Working Professionals) are eligible to apply for Fellow Programe in Management (FPM) at IIM Kozhikode. They are also eligible for waiver from certain courses, if they want to pursue EFPM [Executive Fellow Programe in Management] in certain IIMs across India.
The eligibility norms for Ph.D are decided by respective universities and may vary. There may be Universities/Institutions that consider executive Post Graduate Diploma as eligibility to apply for PhD.

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The participants are considered bonafide students of IIM Kozhikode and will enjoy similar privileges including alumni status.

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IIMK Campus P. O., Kozhikode, Kerala,
India,
PIN - 673 570

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Phone: +91-495-2809100
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