Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) will soon offer its executive post graduate programme (ePGP) in management in cities like Dubai and Sharjah.
The institute plans to have an international presence for its ePGP in management though an Interactive Distance Learning platform, which it conducts in collaboration with Hughes Net Global Education.
In the partnership between IIM-K and Hughes, IIM-K provides the content for the programme while Hughes provides the technology.
The ePGP targets working professionals and was launched by IIM-K in 2009 with a batch size of 150 students. For the second batch, the institute is looking at increasing the number to 300.
Hughes which has a network of over 215 classrooms in 91 cities across India, has two international centres located in Dubai and Sharjah. All these centres are managed by franchisees.
“We are poised to carry the IIM-K brand international and hence we believe this route is a good start,” said Debashis Chatterjee, director, IIM-K.
The two year ePGP comprises 810 classroom instruction hours and 90 hours on campus learning. During the first year, the curriculum focuses on general management while in the second year, the participants specialise in two functional areas from marketing, finance, strategy and operations management.
Fee for the programme has been increased from Rs 4,00,000 to Rs 4,99,000 this year including books and materials. However, the fee does not include the expenses of travel and stay in Kozhikode. Students will have to stay in Kozhikode for the compulsory modules conducted at IIM-K campus for one week of each term. The fee for the international centres, if it materialises for this year could be around two times the fee in India.
Entry to the ePGP is open to graduates, Chartered Accountants and Cost and Works Accountants with atleast five years of work experience.
Applicants have to go through an Executive Management Aptitude Test (eMAT) conducted by IIM-K every year followed by an interview through Interactive Onsite Learning platform. After successful completion of the ePGP, the participants are awarded a certificate in ‘Executive Post Graduate Diploma in General Management’ (ePGDM) by IIM-K.