IIM Kozhikode attains global stature; ranks 15+ in Asia Pacific, 101+ globally in QS World University Global Executive MBA Rankings 2020
- Globally IIMK stands with HEC Lausanne (Switzerland) and Kent State University (USA)
- In Asia Pacific, IIMK on par with ISB (Hyderabad) and University of Texas at Arlington (China Centre)
Globalising Indian Thought to finding a place among the world’s foremost Executive MBA programs, IIM Kozhikode reaches yet another landmark in higher education. In its debut attempt, IIMK’s EMBA programme has been ranked 15+ in the Asia Pacific region and 101+ globally in the 4th edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Global Executive MBA (EMBA) Ranking 2020 administered by the QS World University Ranking Team.
Globally IIMK now stands with HEC Lausanne (Switzerland) and Kent State University (USA) in the 101+ category. Among the Institutes in Asia Pacific IIMK stands at par with ISB Hyderabad and University of Texas at Arlington (China Centre) in 15+ category. In this edition of the ranking, QS consisted of nine indicators grouped under five headings namely Career Outcomes, Diversity, Employer Reputation, Executive Profile, and Thought Leadership. Based on these five groups of indicators QS had evaluated 161 global Executive MBA programs those were qualified to participate from 35 countries. At rank 17 in Asia Pacific region the Career Outcomes is the strongest category for IIM Kozhikode followed by employer reputation and thought leadership indicators which emerged as the major contributors to the IIMK global ranking.
Speaking on the achievement, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, added, “This global feat is a testimony to the Institute’s resolute pursuit of a holistic and intense approach to learning. IIMK initiated the EMBA program way back in 2008 and we take immense pride in this achievement as it underlines our commitment towards inculcating diversity, enhancing employer reputation, evoking thought leadership and offering distinct career outcomes to our students. We hope to break new grounds globally with our other acclaimed academic programmes in the coming years to put India on the global education map.”
IIM Kozhikode had also leapfrogged one spot to be among the top 5 IIMs in NIRF India Rankings 2020: Management, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Department recently.
About QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside their independent regional tables (such as Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia and the Arab Region). The QS World University Rankings is the most-widely read university rankings in the world. Under the same grouping, QS also produces the following: Graduate Employability Rankings, Best Student Cities, Higher Education System Strength Rankings, Rankings by Location and the suite of Business School Rankings including Global MBA, EMBA, Distance Online MBA and Business Masters.
About EMBA programme at IIMK
The EMBA (MBA for Working Executives) program of IIMK is accredited by the AMBA since 2011 and the objectives of the program are to impart management education to working executives seeking skills and strategies to take their organizations to the next level. IIMK continuously updates the program curriculum to stay on par with global standards. The program with 750 instruction hours provides the participants with skills for leadership in the knowledge economy through an innovative curriculum. The duration of the program is two academic years split into seven quarters. The participants of this program form an interesting mix of working professionals from varied backgrounds like IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Banking, Financial Services, and Manufacturing. The level of interaction witnessed during the past programs offered on this platform has been quite exceptional and encouraging, thereby indicating the effectiveness of this technology to enhance peer-to-peer learning. This has enabled them to advance in their careers by way of promotions and better jobs in areas of their interest.
About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women Leadership, MBA in Business Leadership (2019) MS-Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (2020). The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum.