The third batch of the hybrid e-Post Graduate Program in Management (ePGP) for working executives and entrepreneurs that combines online and classroom learning got underway at IIM Ahmedabad on November 6.
The 2-year part-time program offers 800 classroom instruction hours, during the evening hours or over the weekends to suit the convenience of busy professionals and business owners.
e-PGP Class Profile
The class has 69 students from 17 cities. In terms of work experience, 42% of the cohort have notched up more than 10 years, 30% have 6-10 years and 28% have 3-5 years. Almost 70% of the students have a B.Tech degree.
The cohort is in the age group of 24-48 years with an equal number of 19 students in the 31-35 years and 36-40 years groups. The class has 61 male and 8 female students.
The first e-PGP batch started with 49 students that went up to 62 in 2018. The number of working professionals enrolled in the program has also gone up to 64 as compared to 56 in the previous batch.
e-PGP Program Schedule
The two-year post-graduate diploma program (with the added flexibility of completion in 3 years) is offered on an Interactive technology platform. With more than 850 hours of classroom sessions, it provides the students with leadership skills for the knowledge economy, through an innovative curriculum.
The classes are held from Thursday to Saturday in the evening from 06.45 pm-10.00 pm. On Sunday the timings are from 12.15 pm to 03.30 pm.
Hughes Global Education, an online learning solutions provider is the technology partner for the program that marked IIMA’s entry into online education. The company has set up 80 tech-enabled classrooms across 45 cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai.
The compulsory core courses will be dealt with during the first year, followed by a bouquet of elective courses in the second year. Three campus modules form an integral part of the program.
During the first year, the focus is on equipping the participants with managerial decision-making abilities; Leadership capabilities; Understanding of the functional areas of management; Understanding of the economic and regulatory trends; Varied analytical tools and techniques and General management orientation.
On completion of the core courses, each participant will need to choose electives in the various functional areas of Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Operations Management, Human Resource Management and IT Management, as well as cross-functional areas.
The teaching is highly interactive with a blend of lectures, case studies, online lectures, projects, peer to peer learning, self- learning and simulations. Mentoring by faculty and some access to learning resources of IIMA are also made available.
ePGP Admission Criteria
Candidates seeking admission to the program should be graduates with at least 50% aggregate and a minimum of three years of work experience. They will have to appear for either GMAT, CAT or IIM Admission Test (IAT) the scores of which will be taken into consideration for admission.
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