IIM Kozhikode & Emeritus launch the first-of-its-kind Chief Product Officer Programme in India

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IIM Kozhikode & Emeritus launch the first-of-its-kind Chief Product Officer Programme in India
IIM Kozhikode & Emeritus launch the first-of-its-kind Chief Product Officer Programme in India

Designed to drive pioneering product-led growth, this is the first programme of its kind in the upskilling market being offered by an Indian Business School.

Recognizing this demand and need within organizations, IIM Kozhikode’s new programme is aimed at helping existing and emerging product leaders combine product capabilities, data, and insights to power up a product strategy and roadmap.

Bengaluru, December 13, 2023: Acknowledging the pivotal role of product leaders in creating customer-first product successes in the changing technological dynamics, the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode), acclaimed for its 3rd rank in the Ministry of Education’s NIRF 2023 rankings, has launched the first batch of a one-of-its-kind Chief Product Officer Programme in India. This programme is the first of its kind, being offered by an esteemed Indian business school, and is being launched in partnership with Emeritus, a global leader in delivering accessible and cost-effective high-quality education.

The 10-month programme is tailored for three specific employee groups: product leaders who want to infuse cutting-edge practices and insights into product strategy, propelling them to drive significant business impact; new and evolving CPOs interested in attaining a strategic and functional outlook on launching customer-centric products and shaping the future of product innovation; and business founders and consultants looking to master product-led growth strategies, build differentiated products, and boost profitability.

According to the Harvard Business Review, the average lifespan of an S&P 500 organization has fallen by 80% in the last 80 years (from 67 to 15 years). This market volatility and uncertainty make it clear that agility and innovation are essential components for a business to thrive. This is where the product leaders’ role becomes critical to accelerating internal product innovation. Recognizing this demand and need within organizations, IIM Kozhikode’s new programme is aimed at helping existing and emerging product leaders combine product capabilities, data, and insights to power up a product strategy and roadmap.

The directors of this programme are esteemed IIMK faculty with over 30 years of experience and have created a hero-module that encapsulates four major categories: product finance and performance control, product marketing and analysis, product innovation and growth, and leadership for product management. The Chief Product Officer Programme includes a series of live online lectures by esteemed IIM Kozhikode faculty, a 3-day immersive experience at the IIMK campus, a capstone project, a unique experience of peer-to-peer learning, hands-on business simulations on product strategy and product leadership,  and learning with real-life case studies, quizzes, and assignments.

The key learning outcomes of this programme include:

  • Fostering a strategic growth mindset and conceptualizing innovative product strategies
  • Mastering product finance and performance control for efficient product operations
  • Crafting product strategies for prioritization, digitalization, and life cycle management
  • Enabling cross-functional collaboration and driving portfolio efficiency through agile methodologies
  • Leveraging digital and advanced product analytics for effective product marketing and positioning
  • Cultivating a culture of innovation and driving product growth through continuous innovation
  • Enhancing leadership skills, influencing stakeholders, and driving organizational change for product success

Expressing his excitement at the programme launch, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM Kozhikode, said, “CPO is a cutting-edge leadership development programme on the transformative journey towards becoming an exceptional Chief Product Officer. Driven by our holistic curriculum and modern pedagogy, we have designed the programme to explore the intricate realms of product strategy, innovation, and leadership, empowering the product leaders with the skills and mindset needed to drive exceptional growth in the dynamic world of product management and C-suite leadership.”

Commenting on the programme launch, Mohan Kannegal, CEO, India and APAC, Emeritus, said, “We are thrilled to partner with leading institutions like IIM Kozhikode to launch this cutting-edge, one-of-its-kind programme in India that will drive high impact for professionals in product leadership. We understand the importance of building pioneering and innovative products to stay relevant in a high-pressure competitive market, and we are confident that this unique programme will help product leaders bring a new perspective and goals-driven approach to the table that will help curate trailblazing products and lead to organizational growth.”

The program is scheduled to commence on December 30, 2023, with a fee of INR 4,80,000 + GST taxes. Upon successfully completing all evaluation components and maintaining a minimum attendance of 75%, participants will receive a prestigious completion certificate from IIM Kozhikode along with IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni status.

You can find more information about the programme here.

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