All About IIM Kohzikode PGP BL: Admissions, Deadlines, Class Profile, Placements, etc.

About IIM K PGP-BL

The one-year Post-Graduate Programme in Business Leadership is a specially created management program that uses a rigorous and all-encompassing curriculum to develop young graduates with relevant work experience into prospective business leaders.


It has been specifically designed to incorporate academic training, exposure to the world, and intense sensitization to important facets of leadership and ethical business.



This program stands out for its integration of Eastern values and traditional Indian leadership ideas into the curriculum in a way that may unite the finest of the East and the West in a comprehensive package.



THE 1 YEAR MBA PROGRAM


The fee for the 1-year MBA program is as follows. 


CLASS PROFILE

 

The MBA cohort typically represents a wide array of industries and professional backgrounds, providing a great learning experience.

 

The class profile of IIMK (Batch 2021-2022) has 60 students with an average age of 28 years. The industry experience of students, before joining is also diverse, ranging from consulting, IT, finance & marketing. 

 

The average work experience for the full-time MBA is 4.8 years which ensures that students contribute richly to classroom learning by bringing forward their varied industry experience. 

 

Females in the class were about 28%.



COURSE CURRICULUM SUMMARY

 

The PGP-BL curriculum will have a three-pronged approach:

  1. Gain a thorough understanding of the requirements of a VUCA world—a corporate environment that is rapidly developing and uncertain—and the skills to cut through complexity to identify the essential elements.
  2. Encourage discernment and well-informed decision-making by centrally ingraining the sustainability tenets together with the knowledge of the proper tools, structures, and procedures.
  3. Thinking holistically allows you the ability to see the large picture and a precise awareness of the connections between many functional domains.

Courses

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 provides a variety of unique courses that the student can choose starting in the third term of the program, even though all students are equally exposed to core courses and topical subjects. Although some of these topics have historically been related to certain functional areas, there may also be cross-functional courses and other newly developing theme courses led by experts or practitioners.


The list of electives available for the current batch is as follows:


  • 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
 

Experiential and Reflective Learning


The PGP-BL significantly relies on experiential learning and balancing ideas from both practice and research in its attempt to instill leadership capabilities. Students have the space they need for thought and exploration in a module on "The Practice of Holistic living," which also inspires them to question the status quo.

PGP-BL students gain extensive exposure to illustrious Indian teachers and leaders from a variety of fields.



International Immersion

A specialized 2-week global immersion module at a top-tier international business school is part of the IIMK PGP-BL curriculum design. With trips to and interactions with pertinent local firms, this program aims to provide participants with a truly international experience that combines academic education with cross-cultural learning opportunities.


PLACEMENT STATISTICS

Key roles offered: AVP, Senior Manager, Product Manager, Program Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Senior Consultant, Operations Manager, and many others. 


The average CTC secured by the batch witnessed an increase of 20.1% y-o-y. 


The Median CTC for the batch increased by 22.2% y-o-y. The highest CTC offered by a recruiter increased by 50.2% compared to last year. The average for women candidates increased by 39.96% y-o-y
 


APPLICATION DETAILS


Stage 1: Registration of Candidates Meeting the Minimum Eligibility Criteria

In Stage 1, the following minimum eligibility criteria will be applied to all candidates.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates with not less than 50% marks in graduation or post-graduation or CA
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant* work experience after completion of graduation/CA.
  • GMAT/GRE/CAT score of last 3 years
* Only full-time remunerative work experience after graduation will be considered. Part-time/Project/Internship/Articleship/Pre-Graduation will not be considered work experience.


Stage 2: Submitting Additional Personal Statement

The Stage 2 process applies to all eligible candidates who have successfully completed the registration process in Stage 1.

In keeping with the program design and vision, among other things, IIM K relies on an intense process of conversational engagement, to identify the final set of participants who are invited to join the program. As a part of the assessment, the candidate is required to submit an additional personal statement.

Personal Statement:

  • Statement of Goals: The PGP-BL Program contains both an individual and a collective learning component. The Institute will be better able to comprehend the candidate's professional goals, start a dialogue, and contribute to the design of the learning experience if it is aware of the candidates’ long- and short-term personal goals.
  • Alternative Resume Essay: The information in the PGP-BL application gives a clearer picture of the candidate's academic and professional history, achievements, self-evaluation, and program expectations. The institute provides the applicant the chance to tell the "rest of their tale" (which the traditional CV may not necessarily project) and show themselves as a whole person in this alternative resume essay.

Stage 3: Shortlist to the Personal Interaction (PI)

The candidates who made the shortlist will need to show up for a Personal Interaction. The panel assesses each candidate's performance during the PI process based on their quality and kind of work experience, diversity, leadership skills, social sensitivity, and other factors. One of the main qualities the panel looks for in candidates is strong communication abilities, both verbally and in writing, as well as the capacity for critical thought.

Application Deadline