Batch 7

Professional Certificate Programme in General Management Programme for Business Excellence

Become a Business Leader of Tomorrow

  • Executive Alumni Status*
  • Low-cost EMI Options Available
Work Experience

Application Deadline: January 30, 2024

Application Fee: INR 2,000 + GST

Programme Overview

Become a Business Excellence Leader with IIM Kozhikode's Professional Certificate Programme

In today's rapidly changing business landscape, it is more important than ever for professionals to have a strong foundation in general management principles and practices. The Professional Certificate Programme in General Management Programme for Business Excellence from IIM Kozhikode is a highly relevant program that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a senior leadership role. Designed to reflect the current challenges, opportunities, and management practices, this program will provide you with the critical perspectives and skills you need to succeed in the modern world.

Who is this Programme for?

The 21st century workplace mindset upskills “strivers” into “winners”

In the new workplace, strivers react to changes whereas winners respond to changes intelligently, manage to learn and take the leap. They can do this due to world-class functional acumen, leadership and strategy capabilities, data-savviness, and an innovation mindset.

This programme is most-relevant for the following professionals.

  • Early-stage professionals looking to get a management education to make a career shift to new domains/functions/roles

  • Mid-level professionals seeking to develop and enhance managerial capabilities and leadership traits

  • Senior management professionals looking for the skills and business acumen to take their organisations to the next level

  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to lead their businesses in the digital age

Eligibility: Graduate (10+2+3) or Diploma holders (Only 10+2+3) from a recognized University with minimum 01 Year of experience (after graduation) as on March 30, 2024.

Programme Highlights


10-month immersive and interactive programme


Learn through lectures, assignments and case studies


Peer-to-peer networking


Taught by distinguished IIM Kozhikode faculty


Comprehensive Capstone Project


Eligible for IIMK Executive Alumni Status


  • The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the program's desired outcomes.

  • The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. Post session video recordings will be made available, at the discretion of faculty members.

Programme Modules


  • Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the participant profile & programme hours.

  • The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. Post session video recordings will be made available, at the discretion of faculty member.


Capstone Project: A business plan project that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. Students are expected to work in groups and complete all the deliverables in time.


Simulation: The business simulation used in the program help the participants to apply many of the management concepts in a simulated environment. The simulation also acts a self-learning tool to experiment different management concepts. The participants need to spend substantial time outside classroom to complete the simulation. Successful completion of the simulation rounds is expected from all participants.

Programme Directors

Prof. Sudershan Kuntluru image
Prof. Sudershan Kuntluru

Professor, Finance, Accounting and Control

Sudershan Kuntluru is a faculty in the Finance and Accounting area. He specialises in teaching financial accounting, financial reporting & analysis and strategic financial man...

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Prof. Praveen Sugathan

Assistant Professor, Marketing Management

Praveen Sugathan specialises in the firm-customer interfaces which are facilitated by new technologies and media. His past research includes investigating customer responses a...

Note: - Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be provided closer to programme start date.

Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from IIM Kozhikode on successfully completing all evaluation components with minimum pass marks in the respective evaluation components and having a minimum attendance of 75%. Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have the requisite attendance will be awarded a Participation Certificate.


  • All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIM Kozhikode.

  • We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences. Post-session video recordings will be made available, at the discretion of faculty member.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore foundational management principles and develop world-class business acumen.

  • Gain functional knowledge in core business management areas.

  • Get equipped with the frameworks and skills to hone and develop leadership competencies.

  • Thrive in the evolving marketplace by learning to leverage data and analytics.

  • Drive organisational performance with digital business models and insights on implementing digital strategies.

  • Develop a mindset for innovation and the application of design thinking principles.

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
Top Industries
  • Banking and Finance

  • Pharmaceuticals/ Biotechnology/ Healthcare

  • Information Technology/ Services

  • Banking & Finance

  • Manufacturing

  • Others*

*Others include Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Hi-Tech, Oil and Gas/ Energy, Insurance, Publishing, Sports, Retail, Aviation, etc.

Top Functions
  • Information Systems/ Technology

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Finance & Accounting

  • General Management

  • Others

#Others include General Management, Finance/ Accounting, Engineering, Manufacturing, Education, Technology Management, etc

Top Companies
  • Reliance Retail

  • J P Morgan & Chase

  • Allianz Insurance

  • Boeing India

  • Pfizer

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions

Participant Testimonials

The programme provided me with a good insight on every aspect of Business Administration and helped a techie like me to access the correct next step in career.
Sakthivelan Durai
I'm from an aviation Security background and currently working for Mumbai Airport. In depth discussion and the answers to the queries by the faculty had cleared the concept of different topics. It will help me to move in right direction and grow faster in my professional life.
Praveen Bajpai
The course has helped to get an basic idea on wide spread subjects which was literally new to me. The faculty is outstanding and was always ready to help on any doubts. Very proactive response from across and a nice experience.
Bibil Jacob
The Business simulations were a great learning aid and it has helped us to evaluate our learnings and better understand the implications of our decisions. The subjects and modules were apt to make it a compete package.
Shabish Vijayarajan

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IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Status

On successful completion of the programme, participants will be eligible for the prestigious IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Status. These participants will subsequently receive the alumni registration details from IIM Kozhikode. The benefits include:

  • Access to a new Alumni Email Id with login details and credentials

  • Eligible to receive Publications and Newsletters of IIMK periodically

  • Online access login details to Kasebook (Online Alumni Portal)

  • Issuance of Alumni Identity Card

  • Availing MDC/Guest Rooms at prevailing rates subject to availability

Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of IIM Kozhikode.

Emeritus Career Services

  • 15 Recorded sessions and resources in the following categories:

    • Resume and Cover Letter

    • Navigating Job Search

    • Interview Preparation

    • LinkedIn Profile Optimisation

Please note:

  • IIM Kozhikode or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. Emeritus offers the Career Services mentioned here. IIM Kozhikode is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

  • Job placement assistance is focused for students with 0 to 5 yrs of experience.

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled in select Emeritus programmes.

Why enrol in Live Online Learning?

General Management Programme in Business Excellence

Other GM programmes (Online via recorded lectures)

All classes are delivered via LIVE ONLINE format by IIMK faculty & industry experts

Executive ALUMNI Status

PEER-TO-PEER learning through weekly interactions with other participants

Accredited institution

Accredited institution

Dual accreditation

No accreditation

Best-in-class curriculum

Created by one of India’s premier B-School

Dual accreditation

Created by a non-accredited institution

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT options with multiple instalments

Student Loan Available

Below EMI plans are available for the Programme Fee: INR 1,97,000 + GST

Full Fee with GST

Tenure (months)


INR 2,20,837


INR 8,165


  • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.

  • Other EMI tenures available (Months): Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48 Eduvanz: 12/24/36/48

The Learning Experience

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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