IIM Distance Education (Online) Courses Admission Fee Eligibility 2024

Indian Institute Of Management
The first name that comes to our mind when we think about an MBA, is IIM (Indian Institute Of Management) but many of us think that IIM also offers distance education courses, but the truth is that there is no distance education course offered by IIM although there are few specially designed courses for professionals that IIM offers in association with UpGrad, Coursera, NuLearn etc.

In one of our previous posts we have written about how to apply for distance education MBA in IIM, today we're gonna tell you about the courses offered, fee structure & eligibility criteria of those courses.

Distance education courses at IIM

The following IIM's offers executive management courses in partnership with NIIT Imperia & Hughes Education.

  • IIM-Ahmedabad
  • IIM-Calcutta
  • IIM-Lucknow
  • IIM-Indore
  • IIM-Kozhikode

Courses Offered By IIM-Calcutta

  • Executive Program in Human Resource Management - EPHRM 
  • Executive Program on Leading Organizations and Innovations - EPLOI* 
  • General Management Program for Accounting Professionals - GMPAP* 
  • Program on Leading & Managing - PLAM
  • Executive Program in Global Business Management - EPGBM
  • Executive Program in Sales & Marketing - EPSM
  • Executive Program in International Business - EPIB
  • Executive Program for Young Professionals - EPYP
  • Executive Program in Business Management - EPBM

Courses Offered By IIM-Kozhikode

  • Executive Post Graduate Program in Management- EPGP
  • Advanced Program in Project Management - APPM 
  • Executive Management Education Program - EMEP
  • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management - EPGDM
  • Executive Education Program in Marketing - EEPM
  • Executive Education Program in Operations Management - EEPOM
  • Executive Education Programs in Finance – EEPF
  • Executive Education Program in Strategic Management - EEPSM

Courses Offered By IIM-Lucknow

  • Advanced Program in Sales and Marketing - APSM







Eligibility Criteria For IIM Distance Education Courses

IIM offers courses for different level of executives i.e junior, mid & senior level professionals. The eligibility criteria for all distance education courses differ from program to program. For any junior-level course, a candidate must be at least one year of experience & should be employed or self-employed. For a senior-level of executive program an experience of 10+ years may be required depending upon the level of thinking process required to complete the program. For more details about the eligibility criteria, we advise our blog readers to contact the respective institute.

IIM Distance Education Fee Details

The fee & duration varies program to program. On average, the fees of the programs range between 2 lakh to 5 lakh. The fee is a bit costly and someone should inquire enough about the program before joining one. To get insight into the course fee & payment options some may step into the respective institute & can consult with a counselor there.

Is The Course Right For Me?

Let me clarify one thing about these courses. These courses are specially designed for working executives to excel in their field & not at all equivalent to regular courses offered by IIM, so if you wish to take just an advantage of IIM's name then I will not recommend you to join this course because you can't get the same advantage by doing these course which you would have got if I had joined a regular one.

Further, the fee for these courses is very high although a loan facility is available. You only do these courses if you have a clear career path in mind & you know what you're gonna accomplish after doing a distance education course from IIM.

All the courses are run in NIIT Imperia & Hughes Education campus & the instructor gives lecture through satellite learning mode.

We advise our students to confirm from the institution when the classes are going to start & how long will they take to complete the course because we've seen many complaints about the late commencement of the classes.