IIM Lucknow offers International Programme in Management for Executives or IPMX (One-year MBA) at its NOIDA Campus. This is a one-year residential programme designed for mid/ senior level professionals to prepare them for top positions in industry roles. The programme was started in the year 2008 and is accredited by AACSB and Association of MBAs (AMBA). A valid GMAT/GRE score is a prerequisite for applying to this programme.
IPMX provides the students with all aspects of business education in Indian as well as the international business environment. It accelerates understanding of business at functional and strategic levels and prepares students to manage enterprises engaged in global business. The curriculum focuses on a strategic understanding of business and is rooted in practical skill development through projects and industry interface.
IPMX is a rigorous program which provides ample opportunity for personal development and professional growth through an interactive learning environment. NOIDA being the hub of commercial and industrial activity, the locational advantage also plays an important role in the learning process. Industry-related assignments and real management contexts form an integral part of the course curriculum.
Objectives of the Programme:
- To develop an understanding of knowledge and skills in key functional areas
- To equip executives to become thought leaders in global context.
- To integrate and apply business knowledge, re-skill and refresh managers and enable further growth
- To develop a global perspective
- To equip participants with analytical and interpersonal skills and develop their leadership capabilities
- To enable participants to be change agents in businesses across borders and cultures
Note: IIML is working with other IIMs to engage with and to address the concerns of the MHRD related to the program. The final status of the program (Degree / Diploma) would depend upon the outcome of the said engagement.
In an increasingly volatile business environment, we require agile and able leaders, more than ever before. Our flagship program at IIM Lucknow - IPMX (The International Programme in Management for Executives) has consistently delivered on this front, since its inception in the year 2008. The programme is known for its academic rigor.
It is a proud moment for us to present the current and 13th batch of IPMX, which is an eclectic mix of experienced professionals from leading companies across industries such as Air Force, automotive, IT/ITES, BFSI, healthcare, energy, etc.; and functions such as consulting, manufacturing, marketing, sales, etc.
It is worth noting that owing to the demand for seasoned management professionals, the IPMX cohort has more than doubled in size compared to previous years. Peer learning this year is taking place amongst 101 experienced management professionals.
We look forward to building on the immense goodwill of IIM Lucknow and carrying forward the legacy of providing the highest quality management education and fresh perspectives to our students, as they prepare to address the business challenges, which await them.
Prof. Chandan Sharma
Chairperson, IPMX, IIM Lucknow
IPMX: 2019 – 20 CALENDAR:
April 05 - 06, 2019
April 08 - June 07, 2019
June 08 - August 13, 2019
August 16 - September 10, 2019
September 15 - November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019 - February 20, 2020
IPMX consists of 23.5 credits courses, which includes core courses of 14.5 credits, courses during the overseas module of 2 credits, and elective courses of 7 credits. One credit course consists of 30 hours of classroom contact hours. The program includes non-credit workshops of 40 hours. Thus, the total number of classroom contact hours is 745. Term-wise list of courses is as below :
|Term||Course Title||Credit||Total Credits|
|Term I||Marketing Management – I||1.0||7.0|
|Quantitative Applications in Business – I||1.0|
|Operations Management – I||1.0|
|International Business Communication||0.5|
|Information Technology System||0.5|
|Term II||Marketing Management – II||0.5||7.0|
|Quantitative Applications in Business – II||0.5|
|Human Resource Management||1.0|
|Operations Management – II||0.5|
|Management Information Systems||1.0|
|Legal Aspects in Management||0.5|
|Term III||International Immersion||2.0||2.5 + x|
|Written Analysis of Communication||0.5|
|(x=3 or 4)|
|Term IV||Elective Courses (including CIS)||7 - x||7 - x|
(In Term IV, a student may take CIS (Course of Independent Study) worth one credit in place of an elective course. It may be on any topic of interest of the student.)
Some elective courses offered in the past are:
- Advanced Theory of Competition in Strategic Management
- Applied Marketing Strategy
- Applied Theory in Strategy and Competition
- B2B Marketing
- Business Analytics
- Business Development and Sales for B2B Markets
- Business Negotiation and Contract Management
- Business Sustainability and Externalities Markets
- Consumer Behaviour & Marketing Strategy
- Corporate Banking and Advisory services
- Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Corporate Valuation & Restructuring
- Customer Relationship Management
- Digital Marketing
- Digital Transformation
- Applied Econometrics
- Economic Policy Analysis
- Global Supply Chain Management
- Investment Management
- International Business Environment
- International Finance
- Management of Change and Transformation
- Management Science in Practice
- Marketing Research and Analysis
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Operations Improvement and Consulting
- Operations Strategy
- Project Finance and Risk Management
- Product & Brand Management
- Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing
- Spreadsheet Modelling in Management
- Strategic Alliances
- Strategic Business Negotiation
- Strategic Management of Technology & Innovation
- World Economy and Business
The admission information for the new session will be updated soon.
The admission information for the new session will be updated soon.
The 12th IPMX batch consists of 101 students coming from diverse backgrounds. With an average work experience of 8.3 years and an average international experience of 2 years, the batch brings in a lot to the table that helps in the peer-learning process.
IPMX: Class of 2020
Batch profile at a glance
The world is ever-shrinking with continuously blurring lines between economies and countries. Global industry outlook requires managers with finely tuned skills and professional capability to excel in the new geo-economic world market. To facilitate the students with this need, IPMX has an overseas module, called as international immersion. Every year, IPMX students travel to partner universities across the globe where they get to interact with professors, students, and industry experts at a global level. The 12th batch of IPMX visited IESEG School of Management in Paris, France for its international immersion. They took courses on Emerging Technologies in Business, Big Data, Business Strategy and Tech Tools, amongst others during this overseas module. Students had some business visits to other European cities such as Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Luxembourg. IESEG School of Management is a post-bac business school in France, established in 1964 in Lille. It ranks 32nd in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking and 6th in the best Masters in Management in French Business Schools ranking. The students leveraged IESEG’s European identity to add critical insights to the business dimensions of international firms, cross-border mergers, and global workforce management, thereby empowering themselves with the tools needed to explore innovating means to collaborate and grow in a multi-cultural and multinational environment.
After the inception of IPMX in 2008, twelve batches are graduated. IPMX alumni today are serving with distinction in senior business positions across the globe and playing the influential roles in their organizations.
After serving in the Indian Air Force for over 20 years, I decided to transition to the Corporate world. An MBA was extremely essential to help smoothen the transition and provide me with the much-needed arsenal. IIM Lucknow’s 1 Year MBA (IPMX) was an ideal programme at this juncture thanks to the 1 Year format, a campus in NCR ensuring a great connect with the industry, an international immersion in a renowned Business School abroad and most importantly education imparted by some of the finest professors in the Country. The 1 Year at IIM Lucknow was an experience par excellence. Not only was the in-class learning of extremely high standards, but the out of class interaction with an amazing cohort of over 100 professionals from extremely diverse backgrounds provided extremely valuable insights. While my years in the IAF and the learnings therein play an important role even today in my Corporate Career, I must admit that brand IIM Lucknow and brand IPMX are something that have provided me an edge which I am sure is going to continue to benefit me in the years to come.
- Jitinder Singh Sekhon, Accenture, IPMX 2019 – 2020
For me IPMX was once in a lifetime experience, one that helped me explore and learn various facets of professional and personal life which were previously unknown to me. I came in with my own understanding of Analytics as a profession and came out with a broader perspective of where I stand in the vast Corporate ecosystem. In this journey, I was lucky enough to have interacted and gained access to a world class faculty and a very knowledgeable network of Batchmates & Alumni. The program gave me a relatively rare opportunity to switch my domain and try out a new role that would have been unthinkable to me previously. The fact that I am ready to undergo this program all over again, only exemplifies my love for IPMX, and the high regard it carries in the Industry.
- Shivang Sharma, Commercial Banking, HSBC, IPMX 2018 – 2019
Having spent more than 7 years in the technology services industry, I had seen how technology is emerging as a key differentiator and source of competitive advantage for businesses. Already, the use of Big Data and Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Cloud Computing was creating strong impact across industries. This is the main reason why I wanted to move away from implementing technology systems to advising on the strategic implementation of new technology to create a long term business impact. However, to do this, I needed a deeper understanding of business functions to which technology is ultimately applied, more knowledge on emerging techno-business paradigms, and stronger leadership skills. This is exactly where IPMX at IIML played a crucial role. At IPMX, the core courses focused on decision-making through Micro, and Macro Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Quant for Business helped me gain knowledge across business functions. Next, the electives such as Management Science in Practice, Business Analytics and Applied Econometrics equipped me with specific skills to succeed in a technology consulting- Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence- role. At IPMX, learning went well beyond class room. I can’t ignore the importance of the CIS – Course of Independent Study – in my work life. The topic suggested by the Prof was “Effects of Monetary policy on equity Market”, and it was thoroughly focused on Applied Econometrics & advanced analytics. The study not only helped me to get my hands dirty, but also equipped me with so many priceless skills in the domain of Advanced Analytics. More than anything else, I got some friends for life, and some really knowledgeable professors as mentors for Lifetime.
- Sagar Samrat Das, eClerx, IPMX 2018 – 19
With a decade of professional work experience, I quickly realized that to make sense of business, I needed a Master’s degree and IIM’s were the natural choice. After much due diligence, I opted for IPMX, the full time one-year MBA program from IIM Lucknow. A tier 1 college, IIM Lucknow’s differentiating factors are its wide alumni base, excellent industry connects, and its top-notch faculty from the Operations, Finance, Strategy, Behavioral, and Marketing domain. The much relevant pedagogy of IPMX gave me the required skillsets to make myself relevant and ready for the next phase in my professional career. IPMX is a definite enabler that really gears oneself for the next level of responsibilities in the corporate world.To summarize, the decision to take a career break and spend one full year at IIM Lucknow pursuing the IPMX program was the best one I have made and would highly recommend aspirational and passionate leaders of tomorrow to go for it.
- Rijit Roy, Accenture Advanced Technology India, IPMX 2017 – 18
After acquiring professional experience in IT and entry level management, I knew I needed a platform to hone my management skills and business acumen, and IPMX program provided me just that. The program is known not just for its academic rigor and case study based curricula, but also for the exposure it provides through a wide range of real business problems and holistic personal development that comes with learning from diverse group of intellects. Regular interactions with industry experts and industry visits helps one reset their perceptions and build perspectives. Change is the only constant in life, and I would attribute this program to the transformational change I was able to bring in myself.
- Anusar Gupta, Amazon, IPMX 2016 – 17
IPMX was a great enriching experience for me. The learnings I got from the esteemed professors are extremely valuable and gave me tremendous inspiration and insight. It gave me an opportunity to contemplate my own capabilities and provided a platform to hone my skills for future challenges. The programme and its well-defined curriculum helped me build perspective and a holistic approach towards management, and understand factors which drive business in the global environment. The diverse batch and the fabulous ways of pedagogy made my journey at IIML memorable."-
- Devyani Bansal, Jubilant Food Works Limited, IPMX: 2015 – 16
I joined IPMX after more than 6 years of work experience. Unlike my previous learning experiences in school and graduation, IPMX was more focused on experiential learning. Its case study based learning, periodic quizzes, project activities, international module, experienced professors, guest lectures by industry stalwarts makes the course more interesting & challenging. In a nut shell, the learnings in IPMX have provided me with a structured problem solving approach which has helped me in every situation in my professional life. With IPMX's inter disciplinary learnings, I was able to make a successful career in Analytics consulting.
- Nimish Gupta, Kantar (Analytics Practice), IPMX 2014 – 15
The International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) at IIM Lucknow is a uniquely designed management programme for mid-level managers in the industry. It helps one to graduate from a mid-management role to a leadership role. The perfect blend of classroom courses, international immersion programmes, leadership talk series, and interaction with the industry experts helps one to understand the intricate concepts of finance, strategy, operations, marketing, human resource management, and international business. The batch is uniquely designed to have students from various industry sectors which itself provides a platform for cross learning. The programme is designed and delivered appropriately by the highly committed and outstanding faculty members of IIM Lucknow through classroom lectures, case study analysis, workshops, and assignments. All these would eventually augment the way we used to manage our work and business, and help us to understand the bigger picture. My experience has been further enriched by the awesome life we had in the sprawling campus of IIM Lucknow with a strong cultural diversity and inclusion.
- Saunak Saha, Ernst & Young, IPMX 2014 – 15
IPMX course stands out in my professional life as a huge inflection point.As a career bureaucrat, I was aspiring to learn about how businesses are run.I had the opportunity to interact with highly knowledgeable and experienced peers.The exposure to Managerial and Financial fundamentals enhanced my critical thinking abilities.The guidance from the World Class faculty was inspirational.I wish the incoming class of students the very best.
- Manish Rai, Manipal Hospitals, IPMX 2011 – 12
One word that encapsulate my entire IPMX experience is ‘Exposure’. First, there is thorough exposure towards learning alternate management functions that can supplement or enhance your prior expertise. Second, with my batch size of 67 and average intake work-ex of 8 years, I got exposed to 536-years’ worth of cross-industry insights. Further, mentoring by highly competent faculty from both Lucknow and Noida campuses, gave me the best of both worlds. Finally, the global exposure during the international module was instrumental to my grooming. After working for 10 years in bootstrapped startups, I needed a Launchpad… and I got one!
- Atul Prashar, Ericsson Global Learning Services, IPMX 2011 – 12
IPMX is a transformative journey, both personally and professionally. This course gives you the opportunity to learn not only from world-class faculty but also from other students from different walks of life having humongous experience. The curriculum and pedagogy are meticulously designed for experienced professionals to reshape the way they approach business problems and make them effective decision makers. The great professionals you meet here remain connected with you as friends and mentors for the lifetime. It also gives you the opportunity to be a part of a strong and growing alumni network. Overall, IPMX is the right mix of fun and learning, it prepares you to be a better leader and steer your career in the desired direction.
- Himanshu Bhangre, KPMG, IPMX 2010 – 11
The IPMX program was an important milestone in my life. The intensity of the program, the breadth of coursework, and brilliance of the cohort prepared me to transition into a new domain and handle a variety of complex problems with ease. The IPMX program is a priceless investment one can make to prepare oneself for today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.
- Sridhar Turaga, Incedo Inc., IPMX 2008 – 09
The International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) is the flagship programme of IIM Lucknow in NOIDA Campus. This one-year, full time residential programme with an intensive curriculum and a global outlook prepares the participants for leadership roles in Indian and international business environments. The rigor can be judged from the fact that the institute attract students with excellent GMAT score having minimum 5 years of experience in mid /sr. level management.
We at IIM Lucknow – NOIDA Campus act as a catalyst and provide the resources to pursue challenging career opportunities through an effective Industry students exchange strategy. One of our key roles is to ensure that everyone receives the information, advice and assistance necessary to carve their career thereby creating an environment where Industry and Students can create a symbiotic relationship. IPMX alumni today are working at top business positions across the globe as Vice President, Assistant Vice President, GM, Sr. DGM, Country Head, Sales Head, Principal Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Sr. Business Analyst, Senior Manager to name a few.
At IIM Lucknow, we don't disclose our placement statistics as a matter of policy. We have always stressed on our knowledge development. We maintain strong relationship with corporate world and our dedicated Career Development Services (CDS) office at NOIDA Campus provides assistance in the various career support activities and placements of IPMX graduates.
Some of our industry partners include Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte Consulting, Google, Apollo Hospitals, HSBC, Goldman Sach, Citi, ICICI Bank, ITC Infotech, Shapoorji Pallonji, Daimler India, Dell, HCL, Flipkart, Hero Motocorp, Tata Motors, IBM, IKEA, KPMG, Mahindra & Mahindra, Microsoft, Ericcson, NIIT, Oracle, PwC, Sapient, SAP Labs, TCS, Genpact, EXL Service, eClerx, Wipro, Zee News, Schneider Electric, Ashok Leyland to name a few.
For more details on placements, you may visit http://www.iiml.ac.in/placement-highlights>