IIM Kozhikode is all set to usher in 2020 with first-of-its-kind Post Graduate programs in Liberal Arts and Management and Master of Science in Finance (MSF).
This year, the IIM a one-year full-time residential MBA in Business Leadership with classes commencing in November. Targeting executives with work experience, the program is aimed at systematically nurturing and shaping them into high potential leaders.
Similarly, for the first time in India, IIM-K introduced a PhD in Management for working executives in the form of a practice track. The participants will be able to retain their full-time jobs while working towards a doctoral degree.
PGP Liberal Arts to transform Arts & Social Science Students to Skilled Managers
Announcing the launch of MBA in Liberal Studies, IIM Kozhikode Director Prof Debashis Chatterjee said, “Management education draws heavily from scientific methods of fact-finding in controlled environments. The scientific method of teaching and learning alone is not sufficient for preparing future managers.
“This specialized program is being introduced to prepare future managers by enabling them to acquire not only intelligence quotient, emotional quotient, cultural quotient but also the often overlooked, creative quotient,” he added.
Since a large number of Liberal Arts and Social Science students are not part of the managerial workforce at present, this initiative would transform them into a skilled workforce.
Admission Process & Eligibility Criteria
The selection process involves a specialized admission test and personal interviews. Aspirants with an undergraduate degree will be eligible to apply. However, their knowledge in Humanities & Social Science will be the determining factor.
Companies related to media, entertainment, advertisements, private academic institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations will be invited for on-campus recruitment for this program, IIMK said in a statement.
MSF program to meet Banking & Finance Sector Demands
The launch of the new Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is in response to the demand for banking and financial services sector for candidates with specialist skills and expertise in finance.
This two-year full-time program is designed to meet the significant transformation in the financial services brought out by technology and big data. The MSF program is a specialized professional qualification with an exclusive focus on financial theory and application compared to traditional MBA, which provides a broad foundation of management topics, with an option of specialization in finance. The online link for applying for this program is now live on iimk.ac.in
Highlighting the uniqueness of this program, which is not only a boost for young experienced BFSI professionals but also for fresh graduates interested in kick-starting their careers in finance, Prof Chatterjee said, “This is an age of massive disruption in banking and finance. For us in IIMK, this represents an opportunity to nurture high-quality professionals to lead the sector. We aspire to create the institutional architecture for India’s march towards a five-trillion-dollar economy.”
Meanwhile, the latest batch of Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP 12) program, accredited by the AMBA (Association of MBAs) since 2011, also recently registered its largest batch (369 candidates) this year.
IIMK also bagged the top honor Elsevier Science Direct – Best Usage Growth Award in the category of all competing IIMs for the year 2018.
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