Chief Product Officer (CPO) Programme

Distinguish Yourself as a World-class Product Leader
  • Global edge with 2 online modules by Kellogg Executive Education
  • Get IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Status
  • Live online lectures by IIMK faculty with 3-day immersion at IIMK campus
  • 1 certificate of completion by IIMK and 2 module certificates by Kellogg Executive Education
Work Experience

Enrolment Benefit

Enrol before July 12, 2024 to get INR 40,000 benefit on the programme fee. Apply now. Limited slots available.

Round Application Deadline

Application Deadline: July 12, 2024 | Application Fee: INR 2,000 + GST

Programme Overview

To address the necessity of upskilling in the realm of product leadership, IIM Kozhikode has launched a first-of-its-kind Chief Product Officer (CPO) Programme. As the responsibilities and influence of Chief Product Officers have expanded, this programme will offer you a tactical and strategic guide to help you foster strategic thinking, customer empathy, effective communication and leadership abilities. You will learn how to lead with vision, break through a noisy market, and deliver customer-centric products. Participants will also gain global advantage through learning from pre-recorded lectures by Kellogg Executive Education, on ‘Data Strategy for Generative AI Platforms’ and ‘AI Applications for Growth’.

  • Live learning and on-campus immersion Embark on an experiential learning journey on product leadership with live lectures from IIMK’s leading faculty and a 3-day campus immersion. Learn, network, and collaborate with a seasoned peer-group.

  • Hands-on Business Simulations Expand your business acumen with scenario-based business simulations on product strategy and product leadership

  • Executive Alumni Status Be eligible for IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Status. Gain industry-recognised, top-ranked IIM education on your resume.

Key Takeaways

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Foster a strategic growth mindset and craft product strategies for prioritisation, digitalisation, and life-cycle management

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Master product finance and performance control for efficient product-ops

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Enable cross-functional collaboration and drive portfolio efficiency through agile methodologies and innovation

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Enhance leadership skills, leverage digital and advanced product analytics for effective product marketing and positioning

Programme Highlights

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Live Online Lectures by IIMK Faculty (8-9 months)*

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Pre-recorded video lectures by Kellogg Executive Education (3-4 months)*

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3-Day Immersion at IIM Kozhikode’s Campus 

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Capstone Project guided by IIMK Faculty

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Hands-On Business Simulations on Product Strategy and Product Leadership

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Insights from industry practitioners for a real-world perspective

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Networking Opportunities with CXO Peers

Note: The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the program's desired outcomes. *The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with faculty members. Post session video recordings will be made available, at the discretion of faculty members.

Who Is This Programme For?

  • Product Leaders who want to infuse cutting-edge practices and insights into product strategy, propelling them to create significant business impact. 

  • New and Evolving CPOs interested in attaining a strategic and functional outlook of launching customer-centric products and shaping the future of product innovation. 

  • Business Founders and Consultants looking to master product-led growth strategies, create differentiated products, and boost profitability.

Eligibility: Graduate (10+2+3) or Diploma holders (Only 10+2+3) from a recognised University with minimum 8 years of work experience (after graduation) as on 30th June, 2024.

Programme Directors

IIM Kozhikode’s Chief Product Officer programme is carefully conceptualised and taught by the country’s leading faculty who bring both technical and strategic thinking skills, a user-centric approach, and unbridled passion for product leadership to every class.

Kamal Kishore Sharma
Dr. Kamal Kishore Sharma

Fellow of IIMA, Professor of Practice at IIM Kozhikode

In a distinguished career spanning over 34 years, Dr. Kamal Kishore Sharma has made significant contributions to both the corporate and academic realms. His journey has taken ...

Prof. Sreejesh S
Prof. Sreejesh S, PhD

Associate Professor, Marketing Management at IIM Kozhikode

Professor Sreejesh brings a wealth of expertise to the Product Leadership MDP, with a strong focus on key research areas including marketing analytics, brand management, servi...


  • The Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be provided closer to programme start date.

  • Industry Expert sessions could be scheduled in a different time zone, depending on speaker availability.

Programme Modules

Capstone Project Work

A capstone project lets you work on a real-world product problem as a team or solo member. Capstone projects strengthen your ability to work on various product development stages. You can learn how to assess customer needs, generate product ideas, create and map a product life cycle, develop product prototypes, monitor product development, ensure quality production and ensure consumer acceptance through sales and after-sales customer service.

Business Simulations for Hands-On Learning

Product Strategy Simulation

  • Implement insights on product strategy nuances of development, R&D, positioning, pricing, etc.

  • Learn about financial statement analysis in a competitive context.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally and lead product success via customer centricity and innovation.

Product Leadership Simulation

  • Navigate complex dynamic scenarios with risk assessment and strategic decision-making.

  • Learn to be a resilient leader, responding effectively to unforeseen challenges.

  • Build agile leadership styles to achieve optimal business results.

Real-world Application Through Case Studies

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Building Uber's Product: The Human Challenge of Product Management by Noah Askin; Lisa Duke: INSEAD Case

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Sustainable Product Management at Solvay by George Serafeim; Vincent Dessain; Mette Fuglsang Hjortshoej: Harvard Case

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Ramco Systems: Product Management by Abhishek Kumar; Sankaran Muniandy: IVY Case

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Digital Transformation at Tata Steel by Krishna G. Palepu; Das Narayandas; Radhika Kak: Harvard Case

Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

Participants will be awarded a completion certificate from IIM Kozhikode on successfully completing all evaluation components and maintaining a minimum attendance of 75%. Participants who are unable to clear all evaluation components but have a minimum attendance of 75% shall be awarded a participation certificate. 

We encourage you to attend all the live sessions and make the best out of these interactive learning experiences.

Note: The certificate shown above is for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact prototype of the actual certificate. IIM Kozhikode reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice 

Certification by Kellogg Executive Education

Upon successful completion of each module, Kellogg Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants. These modules are graded as pass or fail; participants must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion for each module.

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  • All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Kellogg Executive Education. 

  • Kellogg Executive Education reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice. 

  • This online certificate program does not grant academic credit or a degree from Kellogg School of Management.

IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Status Benefits

On successful completion of the programme, participants will be eligible for the prestigious IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Status. These participants will subsequently receive the alumni registration details from IIM Kozhikode. The benefits include:

  • Access to a new Alumni Email Id with login details and credentials

  • Eligible to receive Publications and Newsletters of IIMK periodically

  • Online access login details to Kasebook (Online Alumni Portal)

  • Issuance of Alumni Identity Card

  • Availing MDC/Guest Rooms at prevailing rates subject to availability

  • Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of IIM Kozhikode.

Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of IIM Kozhikode.

Pay Later - Finance Options

Programme Fee

Maximum Loan Amount Available

Tenure (months)


INR 6,00,000 + GST

INR 6,72,600


INR 24,868


  • The above EMI's are indicative. The EMI's offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.

  • Other EMI tenures available (Months): Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you will receive a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news to technology, life, and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

The Learning Experience

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

Elevate your career with this programme!

Flexible payment options available.

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