The full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) is an intensive one year residential programme created specifically for professionals with remarkable track records and five to fifteen years of work experience in a wide range of industries. The EPGP provides students with the same solid foundation in key management concepts and disciplines as a two year MBA, with similar rigor, range of electives, and grading criteria. A key advantage of the EPGP is that the course work builds on the diverse and extensive work experience of the students.
The EPGP focuses on the leadership skills essential for effective senior managers. On completion of two terms of core courses, students have the choice of a broad range of electives to align with their career objectives and personal interests. In addition to electives designed specifically for the EPGP, students also have access to designated electives from other Institute programmes including the two year PGP, the PGSEM and the PGPPM, each offering specialized topics of study. Themes drawn from the realm of the social sciences have been integrated into the programme in a structured manner leading to a nuanced, multi-layered understanding of management issues. Students also have the option of undertaking a Comprehensive Project or an Independent Study project to apply learning from the programme to a real management problem or an impending business opportunity.
The International Immersion module in the EPGP is designed to give students insights into the economic, social and cultural spheres of emerging economies such as China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa or developed countries such as Singapore and South Korea. The class travels to the country to spend two weeks hosted by one of the top local business schools. They attend lectures on the country's economy and society with specific emphasis on issues affecting business and industry and the students divide into groups to work on company-based projects. The intensive analysis, reflection and classroom discussion following the visit enables students to broaden their understanding of an increasingly globalized business environment.
Seminar Series: Management and Beyond
The EPGP Seminar Series provides a platform for students to engage with eminent personalities from different walks of life - artists, scientists, media figures and representatives of NGOs. Prominent members of the corporate world are also invited to campus as part of the EPGP Industry Interaction Initiative iCube. The broad range of ideas and perspectives from both inside and outside the world of management provides a fertile ground for holistic leadership development. Organized by the EPGP students themselves, the seminars take place throughout the year approximately once every fortnight. The informal sessions facilitate candid exchanges with the speakers and the presence of these well-known figures enriches the vibrant campus culture at IIM Bangalore.
The Bangalore Advantage
Bangalore is one of Asia's fastest growing cities. With a rich and highly cosmopolitan cultural life and ideal year-round climate, Bangalore regularly tops the list of the best places to live in India. Known as India's high technology capital, it is home to some of the leading corporations in the country ranging from IT to consumer product companies, giving EPGP the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with extensive industry interaction.