IIM Sambalpur welcomes first Executive MBA batch


Sambalpur: After introducing their Executive MBA degree program for working professionals in March 2021, IIM Sambalpur welcomed their first Executive MBA batch through a virtual inauguration program.

There are 54 students in the first batch of the two-year program. They have come from diverse sectors from Banking and Finance to It & ITEs, manufacturing and several others. SBI, ICICI, AXIS, TCS, Deloitte, Amazon, IBM, JK Cement, Tata Steel, Alstom, Ministry of Home Affairs are some organisations whose employees are a part of the first batch of Executive MBA.

The average work experience of the students is 9.7 years, and they are working as mid to senior level executives in their respective organizations. There are 2 students from Germany in the mix.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, said, “The Executive MBA Class of 2021 with 54 participants is a vibrant combination of executive in terms of diversity in their profile, industry, academic, gender with experience ranging from 4 to 15 years at the executive role. In a very short span, IIM Sambalpur has become a fully integrated Business school. Generally, it takes 15-20 years to achieve what we have accomplished in 6 years.”

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 program 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.