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Institute: IIM Kozhikode
Programme Start Date: 12th November, 2022
Admission: Open
Batch Number: 06
Deadline To Apply: 6th November, 2022
Programme Type: LDP
Class Timings: Saturday: 12.15 pm. to 3.15 pm

Course Overview


To paraphrase Peter Drucker, management can be described as the dynamic life-giving and life-sustaining element of every business enterprise. It is the thinking organ that provides vision to the business. It is also the integrating force for the accomplishment of business objectives. Business Management involves strategic thinking, decision-making, and ethical leadership that keeps an organisation on track and moving toward its goals at the right time and in the right manner. IIM Kozhikode’s Professional Certificate Programme in Business Management (PCPBM) is aligned with the objective of creating skilled professionals who can drive business transformation to gain a competitive edge.

Programme Overview

Professional Certificate Programme In Business Management

The Professional Certificate Programme in Business Management from IIM Kozhikode has designed the is developed keeping in mind the ever-changing dynamic environment of today. New opportunities are emerging in and around our lives that businesses can tap into. The new today and tomorrow demand executives who are mentally prepared and ready to take on the future with skills and knowledge that will equip them to make a space for themselves at their workplaces.

Programme Highlights

  • A contemporary programme of business management
  • Live classes by highly experienced faculties from IIM Kozhikode
  • Real-life case studies and simulation-based pedagogy
  • 2 days of campus immersion
  • IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni status

Programme Detail


The teaching approach will be highly interactive and leverage technology, and deploy diverse pedagogical tools and techniques including lectures, case studies, assignments, quizzes, project work, etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Get comprehensive business management exposure with a focus on general management, marketing, and digital transformation.
  • Experience hands-on learning and competency development in collaboration with seasoned industry practitioners.
  • Gain a holistic and integrated perspective of the organisation and its environment.
  • Hone analytical, strategic, and business thinking and competence.

Programme Delivery

Sessions will be conducted via a state-of-the-art Interactive Learning (IL) platform and delivered in Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode that can be accessed by learners on their Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone.

Campus Immersion

IIM Kozhikode Classroom Picture.A 2-day in-campus module at IIM Kozhikode towards the end of the programme.
The in-campus modules are subject to the conditions that prevail at that point in time. These conditions pertain to the pandemic or other unavoidable reasons. In case the on-campus module is not confirmed due to the COVID-19 situation, the same will be included in the total number of online sessions.

Who Should Attend?

The programme is targeted toward senior and middle-level managers/executives who would like to hone their knowledge and skills to prepare for the new milieu, seasoned with uncertainty and opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3 or 10+2+4)/Diploma (10+2+3) from any recognized university
  • Minimum 2 plus years of full-time work experience post completion of qualifying education
    * Internships and trainee experiences will not be considered in full-time work experience

Admission Criteria

Participants will be selected based on their overall profile and credentials at the sole discretion of IIM Kozhikode.

Assessment and Certification

Evaluation Methodology

  • The evaluation methodology is at the discretion of the faculty. The methodology includes online exams, case analysis, class contribution and any other component as decided by the faculty.
  • The programme may require participants to work on individual/group assignments and/or projects. The main objective of such assignments/projects will be to help the participants apply their conceptual learning in the programme to actual organisational decision scenarios.
  • The participants will have to secure the minimum pass marks in the respective valuation components.

Attendance Criteria

A minimum of 75% attendance is a prerequisite for the successful completion of the programme.

Certification & Alumni Status

  • Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria, will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’.
  • Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have the requisite attendance will be awarded a ‘Participation Certificate’.
  • Successful participants will also be accorded IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni status.

Sample Certificate


Date and Fees

Programme Fee

ParticularsAmount () *
Programme Fee₹ 2,25,000

* Note:
• *Taxes will be added as applicable.
• *All fees will be collected by BCCL.


  • This is with reference to the refund of the Processing Fees, please note that the Processing Fee shall not be refunded in the following circumstances:
    • i. In case the candidate rejects the offer issued by the Institute; and
    • ii. In case the application is rejected due to submission of incomplete documents and/or providing incomplete information and/or eligibility criteria not fulfilled.

Instalment Schedule

Instalment No.To Be paid at the time of RegistrationInstalment 1Instalment 2 Instalment 3Instalment 4
DateWithin one week of offer rollout10th January, 202310th April, 202310th July, 2023
Amount (in ₹)*15,00053,00053,00052,00052,000

* Taxes will be added as applicable.

Important Dates

Application Closure Date18th August, 2022
Programme Start Date15th October, 2022
Programme End DateOctober 2023

Programme Content

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Markets & Banking
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Individual & Group Behaviour in Organisations
  • Business Law
  • Managerial Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Research

  • Presentation skills
  • People skills
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Negotiation & Persuasion skills
  • Creativity

  • Digital Transformation
  • International Management
  • Consumer Behaviour & Marketing Research
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Business
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Organisation Structure, Design & Change
  • Sales & Distribution Management

Project Work
Business Simulation
A business management course from IIM Kozhikode is a certification to help you sharpen your business management abilities, decision-making skills, problem-solving ability, and cross-functional competencies. It is designed for mid and senior-level managers, like you, who want to hone their skills and knowledge to prepare for businesses full of changes and opportunities. The contemporary course curriculum is structured to help you build future-ready business skills required to stay ahead in this sheer competitive world.
IIM Kozhikode is one of the top B-schools in India. Its well-designed programme in business management offers you an opportunity to network with your peers and gain industry knowledge from the institute’s expert faculty. Access to IIM Kozhikode's prestigious alumni status and a strong network of professionals will tremendously benefit you and your professional portfolio.
If you are looking to pick up the pace of your career journey and development, then IIM Kozhikode's Professional Certificate Programme in Business Management can prove to be a beneficial first step. Here's what students from the previous batches had to say about the programme:"The course is tailor-made for all those who have been working in a single field and wish to enhance their career in General Management.”Mritunjay Kumar, General Manager Sales, INTAS Pharmaceuticals Ltd"PCPBM is a blend of theoretical and practical interactive sessions across various subjects. It is apt for people who are in the mid-level of their career and wish to climb the ladder."Dhwani Kothari, Liability Insurance Placement Manager, Willis Towers Watson India Insurance Brokers Private Ltd.
Here are three primary benefits of studying business management from IIM Kozhikode:• Improved Business & Management SkillsBusiness managers and leaders must keep abreast of the latest developments in the business to keep their organisations running effectively. To succeed as a business leader and move up the corporate ladder, you must enhance your management skills and competencies - ranging from agile decision-making, managing change, to designing and formulating new processes.• Certification and Alumni StatusReceive certification and Alumni status from one of the top B-schools in India - IIM Kozhikode.• Designed for Working ProfessionalsIIM Kozhikode's Professional Certificate Programme in Business Management is designed to fit the needs and schedule of working professionals, allowing you to earn while you learn.

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