IIM Sambalpur Welcomes Its First MBA Batch

The degree program for working professionals aims to aid entrepreneurship and digital transformation.

After introducing their MBA degree program for working professionals in March 2021, IIM Sambalpur welcomed their first MBA batch through a virtual inauguration program. There are 54 students in the first batch of the two-year program. They have come from diverse sectors from Banking and Finance to IT & ITEs, manufacturing and several others. SBI, ICICI, AXIS, TCS, Deloitte, Amazon, IBM, JK Cement, Tata Steel, Alstom, Ministry of Home Affairs are some organisations whose employees are a part of the first batch. The average work experience of the students is 9.7 years, and they are working as mid to senior-level executives in their respective organizations. There are 2 students from Germany in the mix.

The Two-year degree program will follow the institute's innovative experience learning through Flipped classroom pedagogy in blended mode (mostly online). The classes will be scheduled on weekends and weekday evenings. The program has been designed to provide candidates with a rigorous, cutting-edge curriculum to build leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset. It will entail interactions with faculties from national and international Business Schools, a CEO immersion program, and specialization in all domains with an emphasis on digital innovation. With the core values of Integrity, Inclusivity, and Innovation, the institute will be extending its aim of creating responsible leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset, for working professionals as well, while accelerating the digital transformation of the country. 

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