The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur launched its first executive MBA degree program for working professionals. The two-year course aims to train learners in entrepreneurship, digital transformation. It would be offered in a blended mode where most classes will be held online and candidates will have to visit classes only on weekends and some weekday evenings.
The programme will cover emerging global trends, international interface, aligned with government eco-system, and transform opportunities into actions, claims the IIM. The programme will emphasize more on people management and digital transformation. It also offers specialisation in all functional areas with 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.
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 per cent marks or equivalent. Applicant must also have a minimum of three years of post-qualification managerial or entrepreneurial or professional experience as on the last date of application. A valid CAT/GMAT/GATE/GRE score (not more than three years old) will also be required. Candidates not having a valid test score as above should appear for IIMSAT.
Speaking on the launch of the new program, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, said, “Our Executive MBA program is a two years degree program for working professionals. The program is designed to capture the dimension of futuristic organizations with an immersive and active learning experience to equip future leaders. The programme will benefit those having a strong entrepreneurial mindset.”