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IIM Kozhikode registers 100% placements for inaugural batch of one-year MBA in Business Leadership

  • CNM Reporter

  • Average and median salary of the batch stood at INR 24.20 LPA and INR 20.47 LPA respectively
  • 72% of the women cohort attained senior leadership roles post their graduation from PGP- BL program
  • Consulting and General Management draw biggest share followed by roles in Sales and Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain, and Finance
  Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL), the one year MBA program at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, completed a strong placement season, achieving 100% placements for its inaugural batch.

The average and median salary of the batch stood at INR 24.20 LPA and 20.47 LPA INR respectively. In what was a tough year, the program attracted the participation of 39 companies making 71 offers (including 4 international offers) to 65 participating students with the highest CTC of INR 46.14 LPA.   Average salary offered to woman participants stood at INR 21.73 LPA.


Congratulating the IIMK placement team and the inaugural batch, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode added “In spite of the testing times, this diverse batch has demonstrated resilience and dedication, demonstrating their leadership potential for today’s VUCA world.  We had launched this specialised programme to shape young professionals into potential business leaders, and we are confident that these students will continue to make an impact in the professional world. On one hand our existing recruitment partners showed belief in this programme and the legacy of IIM Kozhikode, while on the other hand new recruiters trusted the diverse talent pool on offerCredit also goes to our expert faculty, staff and especially to the global alumni base that has yet again stood strong by us and supported the process.


While the graduating cohort of PGPBL 2021 had most of the participants coming from the traditional corporate background (e.g., Manufacturing, IT, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Retail, BFSI), the program also had quite a few diverse participant profiles ranging from entrepreneurship, family business, and merchant navy.


72% of the women cohort attained senior leadership roles post their graduation from PGP- BL program.  27% of women cohort was recruited in women-focused leadership roles. IIM Kozhikode’s strong Alumni community was instrumental in the placement process for the PGP-BL programme.


Though the season saw active participation from companies across domains, consulting (25%) took the biggest share. Amongst others, general management (18%), sales and marketing (17%), operations & supply chain (15%), finance (15%), and IT/ Analytics (10%) make up the rest. Some of the leading companies that participated in the placement process included: Accenture Strategy, Amazon, Axis Bank, Barclays, Blackberrys, Cognizant, Crisil, Deloitte, EY , Gramener, IBM, Infosys Consulting, Mphasis, Microsoft, Paypal, PhonePe, PwC, Publicis sapient, Redington, Tata Elxsi amongst others.


The one-year Post-Graduate Programme in Business Leadership is a uniquely designed management programme aimed at shaping young graduates with relevant work experience into potential business leaders through a high-intensity and holistic curriculum and regimen. The programme is specially crafted to combine academic instruction with global exposure, and deep sensitization to critical aspects of leadership and responsible business, fashioned through a development regime that enables personalized learning and reflection.


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) MBA in 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. IIMK is among the top-5 IIMs as per latest NIRF India Rankings 2020: Management.

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