IIM Sambalpur launches Executive MBA programme


Sambalpur: IIM Sambalpur has launched their first Executive MBA degree programme for working professionals in an event held here on Friday.

Present on the occasion were A.P. Panda, CMD, SECL, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, students, alumni, faculties, and staff of IIM Sambalpur.

The Two-year degree program will follow the institute’s innovative experience learning through Flipped classroom pedagogy in blended mode (mostly online).

The classes will be scheduled on weekends and weekday evenings. The programme has been designed to provide candidates with rigorous, cutting-edge curriculum to build responsible leaders with entrepreneurial mindset.

It will entail interactions with faculties from top national and international Business Schools, CEO immersion program, and specialization in all domains with emphasis on digital innovation.

With the core values of Integrity, Inclusivity, and Innovation, the institute will be extending their aim of creating responsible leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset, for working professionals as well, while accelerating the digital transformation of the country.

Being a pioneer among IIMs, to conceive the concept of Flipped classroom, which enabled a smooth transition from offline to online classes, and online proctored examinations and admission process, IIM Sambalpur truly stands for comprehensive education.

About Executive MBA programme

Speaking on the launch of the new program, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, said, “Our Executive MBA programme is a two years degree program for working professionals. The programme is designed to capture the dimension of futuristic organizations with an immersive and active learning experience to equip future leaders. The program will benefit those having a strong entrepreneurial mindset and leverage upon various Government of India initiatives like Make in India and Start-up India.”

“The entire spectrum of the programme will cover emerging global trends, international interface, aligned with government eco-system, and transform opportunities into actions. It shall emphasize more on people management and digital transformation. The uniqueness of our Executive MBA degree program for working professionals lies in its Cutting-edge curriculum to build responsible leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset, and Specialisation in all functional areas with an emphasis on forthcoming disruptions such as Fintech, Cryptocurrency, E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Big Data Analytics, e-governance, Smart energy management, Gig economy, and Social entrepreneurship. The entire course structure is to make the program contemporary and relevant,” he added.

The program will enable students to charter newer territories and contribute further to the development and progress of the country.

Eligibility for Executive MBA degree

To be eligible for the course, a candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent percentage.

They must also have a minimum 3 years of Post Qualification managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience as on the last date of application.

A valid CAT/GMAT/GATE/GRE score (not more than three years old as on 30/5/2021) will also be required. Candidates not having a valid test score as above should appear for IIMSAT.