Chief Executive Officer Programme

Reframe your future as a visionary 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

Round Application Deadline

Upcoming Round Application Deadline: April 13, 2024 | Application Fee: INR 3,000 + GST

Programme Overview

The 2023 Gartner CEO Survey shows the recent short-term reactivity giving way to relative stability, allowing leaders to return to long-term planning. Close to 50% of CEOs cite growth as their top priority, with a focus on the next three- to seven-year strategy. At the same time, profitability and productivity are also key, with 34% of CEOs strongly pursuing tech-related investments in analytics, AI & automation to unearth next-level productivity and bottom-line gains. In other words, modern CEOs want to aim for the stars with business growth and profitability at the forefront, while keeping both feet on the ground.

 To enable modern-day CEOs transformative journey, IIM Kozhikode has launched its Chief Executive Officer Programme. An orbit-shifting journey, it equips leaders with the strategic and innovative acumen to steer their ships towards long-term success in an ever-evolving business landscape. The programme delves into CEO essentials: financial strategies, supply chain excellence, brand leadership, and innovative technologies including AI and GenAI. Participants also learn ‘ace up the sleeve’ CEO skills: negotiation, conflict resolution, crisis leadership, and global market strategies. Add corporate governance, cyber security, and sustainability, and you can aim to drive transformation that seizes the present and secures the future. Participants will also gain global advantage through learning from Kellogg Executive Education, on modules such as AI Applications for Growth and Leading Growth Strategy.

Key Takeaways

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Master financial, supply-chain, and risk management strategies for optimized business performance

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Develop strong leadership, change management, negotiation, influence, storytelling acumen for board room management and developing stakeholder trust

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Drive market leadership and growth through strategic brand leadership and digital strategies, enabling sustainable competitive advantage and cross border excellence.

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Lead digital transformation and innovation prowess and cybersecurity initiatives for innovation and competitiveness.

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Leverage AI for organizational innovation, automation, and strategic decision-making.

Programme Highlights

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Live Online Lectures by IIMK Faculty (8 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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Advanced modules on innovation prowess, influential leadership dynamics & AI Applications for Growth

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Capstone Project guided by IIMK Faculty

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Hands-On Business Simulations

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Insights from industry practitioners for a real-world perspective

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Networking Opportunities with CXO Peers

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Annual Subscription to the Wall Street Journal

Note: **The programme is designed to be delivered approximately over 12 months, including some occasional breaks that may be provided. This is only indicative. The actual calendar time may be more or less by a few weeks depending on the number of topics covered during on-campus immersion and other variables like breaks provided/not provided. 

Who Is This Programme For?

  • Functional and Business Leaders looking to advance to the highest level of leadership role with the ability to spearhead business transformation, set long-term directions for the organisation, and enable smooth navigation in the rapidly changing complex business landscape. 

  • Existing CXOs, New CEOs, and Founders, looking to master next-level capabilities. You are keen on navigating uncertainty and propelling growth with strategic decision-making, reengineered productivity, AI-led transformation, influential communication, financial cognizance, and confident boardroom management.

Eligibility: Graduate (10+2+3) or Diploma holders (Only 10+2+3) from a recognized University with minimum 10 Years of experience (after graduation) as on 30 March, 2024.

Meet the Faculty

The role of the CEO has evolved into a multifaceted position that demands strategic vision and unwavering adaptability. To prepare aspiring and current CEOs for the ever-changing demands of the modern world, the Chief Executive Officer Programme is delivered by leading faculty experts from both India and the US.

IIMK CEO Faculty - Deepa Seth
Deepa Sethi

Dean (Outreach, Executive Education and Internationalisation)

Prof. Deepa Sethi has extensive experience in teaching, research, training, and consulting activities in the areas of Managerial Communication, Soft Skills, and Behavioral Asp...

IIMK CEO Faculty Deepak Dhayanithy
Deepak Dhayanithy

Associate Professor, Strategic Management, IIM Kozhikode

Dr Deepak Dhayanithy is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at IIM Kozhikode. He has been at IIM Kozhikode since 2011, offering and teaching elective courses to MBA an...

Programme Modules

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge CEO essentials: growth strategies, innovation, digital transformation, data-driven decision-making, and more. Our modules ensure a holistic CEO education through case studies, dynamic discussions, simulations, and a collaborative group Capstone Project, providing a comprehensive and impactful learning experience.


  • The in-campus modules are subject to the conditions/ unavoidable circumstances that prevail at the given point in time. In case the current situation maintains thestatus quo, suitable alternatives that can replace the in-campus modules will be made available via live online sessions.

  • The modules and topics are indicative and subject to change at the discretion of programme coordinators.

  • The primary mode of learning for this programme is via live online sessions with IIM Kozhikode faculty members.

  • The modules by Kellogg Executive Education would primarily include pre-recorded video lectures by faculty of Kellogg School of Management.

  • The recording of the live sessions will be made available to the participants until the completion of the programme

  • The programme curriculum includes individual class readings, assignments, quizzes, two business simulations, case study discussions, guided capstone project,leadership workshops, and much more to apply and demonstrate classroom learning.

Integrated Capstone Project - Guided by IIMK Faculty

Harness the synergy of classroom wisdom, faculty insights, and peer collaboration to tackle a genuine leadership challenge head-on. Craft a tangible, actionable solution by integrating your team’s perspectives. Elevate your leadership prowess by refining both hard and soft skills, presenting your insights to faculty and your class.

Programme Certification by IIM Kozhikode

Programme Certification by IIM Kozhikode

Participants will be awarded a completion certificate from IIM Kozhikode on successfully completing all evaluation components including a capstone project 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 School of Management

IIMK CEO Kellogg Ceritificate

On successfully completing the modules of AI Applications for Growth and Leading Growth Strategy, you are eligible to receive short certifications from Kellogg School of Management.

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

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. 

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. 

Pay Later - Finance Options

Programme Fee

Maximum Loan Amount Available

Tenure (months) 


INR 6,50,000 + GST

INR 7,28,650


INR 26,940


  • 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

Elevate your career with this programme!

Flexible payment options available.

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