IIM Kozhikode collaborates with Stanford University to provide Masterclass Lecture Series on Design thinking and Innovation to the EPGP Program
IIM Kozhikode to be the first IIM to partner with an Ivy League University for an
Executive Education Program
The participants will receive individual certificates of participation from Stanford University
The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), one of
India’s top ranked business schools , Monday,announced collaboration with Stanford University as part
of its premier executive education program, EPGP.
IIMK pioneered the Interactive Learning (IL) Program for working executives in the entire Asia Pacific
way back in 2001. Having started with 300 contact hours in 2001-02, the two year long Executive
Post Graduate Program (2-year Executive Diploma programme) is today the most rigorous & the
most sought-after executive program in management in the country with 738 contact hours. The
program is conducted in association with Times Professional Learning Ltd (Part of The Bennett
Coleman Company Ltd.). The EPGP program is accredited by the AMBA (Association of MBAs) since
2011. IIMK has been continuously updating the program curriculum to stay on par with global
IIM Kozhikode is the first IIM to collaborate with an Ivy League University in an Executive Education
Program. The Masterclass Webinar Series in Design Thinking & Innovation provides a cohesive
educational experience tailored to the goals of IIMK. Five webinars, provided over the course of one
year, will allow participants to receive live lectures from Stanford faculty. The participants will also
receive individual certificates of participation from Stanford University.
Design Thinking & Innovation will introduce participants to the nature of innovation and creativity,
and how to use the design thinking process to promote and scale innovation within their
organizations. Participants will learn how to support innovative ideas and practices, design teams to
foster innovative projects, identify pockets of innovation and excellence, and create processes which
reveal innovative solutions to organizational or customer issues.
Speaking about the association with Stanford University, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIMK,
said that, “IIMK’s contribution in the field of Executive Education is very significant; IIMK has been
consistently updating the curriculum to provide the best to the participants; Partnering with
Stanford is another step taking forward the Executive Education to a new horizon. This surely will
enable the working professionals from various fields gain competency and leadership skills to fast-
track their career growth in their organizations.”
The Dean (Extension Programs) Prof. C Raju, further added, “This strategic alliance with Stanford
University would go a long way giving exposure to the latest Design Thinking Techniques to the
participants of EPGP and will help them as well as the organizations they work with. This is only a
beginning of such great international collaborations.”
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIMK Campus P.O., Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala
Today is another milestone in the history of IIMK. The collaboration with Stanford University not
only provides a strategic opportunity for the participants of EPGP of IIMK to learn from the Stanford
Faculty but also explore the possible cutting-edge research and other engagements in future for the
IIMK faculty fraternity.
About Stanford Collaboration:
Under this collaboration, 5 interrelated webinars will be delivered periodically over the course of
one year by the Stanford faculty via the live virtual platform of TSW. Collectively, these webinars
form the Masterclass Series. Designed for remote participants, Stanford Centre for Professional
Development (SCPD) Masterclass Webinar Series in Design Thinking & Innovation provides a
cohesive educational experience tailored to the goals of working professionals, and therefore adds
significant value to the students of the flagship program from IIM K. The webinar will enable middle
to senior management professionals to discover strategic moves, use ‘value innovation’ concepts,
incorporate design thinking to create powerful leaps in value for both their organizations and their
customers that render rivals obsolete and unleash new demand.
The webinar series –Design Thinking & Innovation –will introduce participants to the nature of
innovation and creativity, and how to use the design thinking process to promote and scale
innovation within their organizations. Participants will learn how to support innovative ideas and
practices, design teams to foster innovative projects, identify pockets of innovation and excellence,
and create processes which reveal innovative solutions to organizational or customer issues.
A leading executive education provider with decades of impactful footprints, SCPD works with
Stanford’s seven schools and numerous departments, centres, and research labs to extend
Stanford’s cutting-edge teaching and research as well as innovation mind-sets and practices to
industry professionals around the globe.
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 Program in Management,
Executive PG Programs, Management Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs.
IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education.