The EPG programme at IIMK has been a deflection point in my life and career. The ever dynamic but disruptive nature of modern industrial environment requires someone to continuously learn, unlearn and relearn. The experienced and dedicated faculty, diverse and multi skilled participants, modern and interactive learning programme etc.; at IIMK provides the perfect launch pad for managers to move to higher trajectory in the corporate or entrepreneurial world. The great learning experience here helped me to understand and work on my knowledge and skill gaps and provided me the confidence to take up new challenges and higher responsibilities.
After the course, I got into many new areas including focusing more on product development. Many areas we covered at IIMK like business analytics and Intelligence are the prime areas I am focusing in my product development. After the course, my whole business has become much more focused with proper planning and execution. One of my concerns before the course was the fear to scale the business. Learning many case studies from large organizations has given the confidence and ideas about how to achieve this.
Personally, the course helped me for a paradigm shift in my professional track. My entire 17 years of experience was in techno-functional roles and in Project/ Program Management. This course helped me to deeply understand the importance of People proposition in business growth and gave me the confidence to take up the role of Global Head of HR & Centre of Excellence in SunTec itself. Practical wisdom of our Professors and fellow-participants always made the learning quick and fruitful.
Pursuing MBA was on top of mind since my first management role, but I did not want to take a break from work. With the EPGP programme offered by IIM-K at Kochi campus I could study full time while working full time. The courses focused on people, community and social enterprises apart from the usual MBA curriculum challenged us to think differently about business, our communities and ourselves.
The EPGP at Kochi campus is really a strong interactive school for multidisciplinary working experience and class room learning. In depth knowledge of the faculty, reverse learning from the new generation and electrifying ambiences of business discussions in the classroom make the course contributive in all dimensions. A rejuvenated second career backed with varied perspective and broadened vision from the school will be highly contributive to any type of business.
M.S Sebastian, EPGP-02
Business Consultant,Board member ESAF, Hykon power electronics,
The EPGP at Kochi campus is very special to me for a couple of reasons - the academic rigor, the variety of electives letting you person alise the course and experience, the interactive pedagogy, the varied profile of other participants as well as the friendly and knowledgeable professors. The rich network of relationships built during the two years of the course is a bonus and make it truly memorable.
The change of Government organizations from the conventional bureaucratic mode into a mission driven one is the need of the present day, to meet the challenges in this age of globalization. This requires setting goals with defined strategies. The wide exposure with global perspective which you get from this course would definitely help to mould a vigorous leader in you; a leader with a vision of grandeur if you strive for this change in mode. In my view, value addition, in all sense is guaranteed by this course.
Entrepreneurs may feel that an MBA is not needed in order to lead a company. The IIMK EPGP programme has added tremendous value to me, both as a person and as an entrepreneur. The 2 years spent on this programme is absolutely worth it!
Arjun Ravindran, EPGP-02
Managing Director - Astro-Vision, Advisor -Eten Craft Hldgs, Director
I am sure that young and senior level managers would get new skills, ideas and a new strength of belief in prospective ventures. This is not just about jobs or about moving up in the ladder, this also is about self-realization of who you are and what you are in the many roles that you get to play. This program is a new beginning for me and for most of my colleagues who have taken the courage, time and effort to enroll. I thank my professors and all the staff at IIMK Kochi for this journey.
EPGP at Kochi campus nurtures and enhances the managerial capabilities in terms of “Prudent thinking", "understanding business paradigms " deep insights into "outcome based decision making process "when decision criteria are not visible or known to me. This prepares me to face uncertainties that always surround us much more confidently ever before. This course in my view is an excellent opportunity for young and experienced professionals to hone the managerial skills and achieve excellence in professional life.