The mission of IIMK is to inculcate a spirit of lifelong learning and aspires to strengthen the capabilities of its participants by integrating concepts with applications and values. It would strive to contribute towards the development of communities of dependable, capable, caring and fair-minded people.
In keeping with the mission of the school, the Kochi Campus was setup in the year 2013 with a focus on developing managerial talent amongst executives through leveraging the knowledge base and resources created by its faculty. It would also strive to bridge the gap between the theory and practice by strengthening its connect with industry, business houses, trade associations and other key stakeholders. IIMK Kochi Campus is presently housed in a state of the art facility at Athulya Complex, Infopark, Kakkanad. The campus is expected to cater to working executives and organizations in emerging metros of Kochi, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, etc.
IIMK Campus at Kochi is envisaged as a platform for the institute to focus on imparting executive education and enabling academic collaboration with the industry (including research and consultancy).
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management
The Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) is one of the key programmes offered for working executives at its Kochi campus. The programme is a two-year non-residential programme custom designed in content so as to cater to the needs of the working executives. The program is made available in two cohorts, one as an evening batch and another as a weekend batch so as to match the work schedule of executives. The programme design and class schedules are also offered in such a manner that it caters to the requirements of professionals not in favour of taking a break in the career to complete their management education. The programme is also useful for entrepreneurs trying to augment their managerial skills and developing leadership abilities.
Management Development Programme
Management development programmes at the Kochi campus are offered on a variety of subjects and topics relating to business like project management, communication, managerial effectiveness, organizational effectiveness, strategy and leadership. These are mostly three-day programmes and involve faculty from different areas engaging the participants across a range of domains or practice areas. The programmes help the participating executives to learn specific skills, sharpen their abilities in specific areas and develop richer perspectives.
There are two kinds of MDP programmes conducted at Kochi campus. Open programmes are scheduled across different dates where individual participants or corporate nominees could participate. These programmes enable interaction among professionals across diverse industries. IIMK also designs and offers customized programmes for participants from a particular firm or a business group so as to meet their specific requirements. The curriculum is custom designed to the requirements of the organizations in such programmes.