Chairperson's Message

Chairperson-MBA for Executives ProgrammeWelcome to the MBAEx programme at IIM Calcutta.

We are in a new world with the Covid -19 reality, which has accelerated the impact of our transition towards a digitized working environment. We know that intelligent choices made during seemingly crisis situations can shape our future for years to come. It helps individuals and institutions transition from one milestone to another. It’s quite a paradox that in this new normal, industry would aspire for leaders who are more inclusive, resilient and agile to manage the resulting uncertainty, yet need emotionally strong managers adept at interpersonal skills to manage virtual teams.

IIM Calcutta is the first management institute in the country to be Triple Crowned – to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, i.e., accredited by all the three major accreditation agencies in the world for management education. Only 14 other business schools in Asia and 100 business schools around the world are currently ‘Triple Accredited’. The quality of the programme has been recognized and reflected in the FT Global MBA Ranking. With a modest entry at the 95th position in 2017, the programme has continuously progressed and placed at 42nd position as per the latest ranking released in 2020. We welcomed the 14th batch in April 2020, with strong alumni who have demonstrated excellence in leadership roles they have performed all these years. We believe our alumni network is a great differentiator, with engaged alumni further strengthening our connections.

Our programme uniquely combines the hard conceptual and technical skills with the right emotional intelligence balance, to facilitate the same. It provides mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets as they endeavour to armour themselves for senior and top management roles in the industry.

The Class comprises an eclectic mix of youth and experience. Under the able guidance of the country’s leading management faculty, a passion for continuous learning synergizes with experiences from diverse backgrounds to create an enriching learning environment.

It is this heady mix of fervour, idealism, experience and moderating values which enables the transformation of experienced professionals into dynamic ethical leaders. This indeed is the true objective of our programme, aligned with the Institute’s vision of preparing responsible leaders, contributing positively to industry and society. This is the opportune time to reinvest in your skill set through an accelerated an intense programme, to be able to differentiate in the new normal and lead.

Thank you

Prof. Manju Jaiswall
Chairperson, MBA for Executives Programme
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta