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IPMX IIM Lucknow offers International Programme in Management for Executives or IPMX (One-year MBA) at its NOIDA Campus. This is a one-year residential programme designed for mid/ senior level professionals to prepare them for leadership roles. The programme was started in the year 2008 and is accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA). A valid GMAT score is a prerequisite for applying to this programme.


IPMX provides the students with all aspects of business education in Indian as well as the international business environment. It accelerates understanding of business at functional and strategic levels and prepares students to manage enterprises engaged in global business. The curriculum focuses on a strategic understanding of business and is rooted in practical skill development through projects and industry interface.

IPMX is a rigorous program which provides ample opportunity for personal development and professional growth through an interactive learning environment. NOIDA being the hub of commercial and industrial activity, the locational advantage also plays an important role in the learning process. Industry-related assignments and real management contexts form an integral part of the course curriculum.

The specific objectives of the program are :

  • To prepare mid/ senior-level professionals for the top management;
  • To develop entrepreneurial skills in professionals;
  • To provide students with the fundamental principles of effective management of modern business organizations;
  • To develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of business managers in the increasingly global nature of social and economic orders and corporate operations;
  • To sharpen diagnostic and analytical skills for effective decision making in complex business perspectives;
  • To sensitize students to the issues of cultural diversity and to develop skills for effective management within multi-cultural work environments;

Chairperson’s Message

Prof. Chandan Sharma In an increasingly volatile business environment, we require agile and able leaders, more than ever before. Our flagship program at IIM Lucknow - IPMX (The International Programme in Management for Executives) has consistently delivered on this front, since its inception in the year 2008. The programme is known for its academic rigor.

It is a proud moment for us to present the current and 12th batch of IPMX, which is an eclectic mix of experienced professionals from leading companies across industries such as Air Force, automotive, IT/ITES, BFSI, healthcare, energy, etc.; and functions such as consulting, manufacturing, marketing, sales, etc.

It is worth noting that owing to the demand for seasoned management professionals, the IPMX cohort has more than doubled in size compared to previous years. Peer learning this year is taking place amongst 101 experienced management professionals.

We look forward to building on the immense goodwill of IIM Lucknow and carrying forward the legacy of providing the highest quality management education and fresh perspectives to our students, as they prepare to address the business challenges, which await them.

Prof. Chandan Sharma
Chairperson, IPMX, IIM Lucknow

IPMX: 2019 – 20 CALENDAR:


April 05 - 06, 2019


April 08 - June 07, 2019


June 08 - August 13, 2019

International Immersion

August 16 - September 10, 2019

Term-3, cont.

September 15 - November 25, 2019


November 25, 2019 - February 20, 2020

IPMX consists of 23.5 credits courses, which includes core courses of 14.5 credits, courses during the overseas module of 2 credits, and elective courses of 7 credits. One credit course consists of 30 hours of classroom contact hours. The program includes non-credit workshops of 40 hours. Thus, the total number of classroom contact hours is 745. Term-wise list of courses is as below :

Term Course Title Credit Total Credits
Term I Marketing Management – I 1.0 7.0
Management Accounting 1.0
Quantitative Applications in Business – I 1.0
Managerial Economics 1.0
Organizational Behavior 1.0
Operations Management – I 1.0
International Business Communication 0.5
Information Technology System 0.5
Term II Marketing Management – II 0.5 7.0
Financial Management 1.0
Quantitative Applications in Business – II 0.5
Macro-Economic Environment 1.0
Human Resource Management 1.0
Operations Management – II 0.5
Management Information Systems 1.0
Strategic Management 1.0
Legal Aspects in Management 0.5
Term III International Immersion 2.0 2.5 + x
Written Analysis of Communication 0.5
Elective Courses x
(x=3 or 4)
Term IV Elective Courses (including CIS) 7 - x 7 - x
Grand Total 23.5

(In Term IV, a student may take CIS (Course of Independent Study) worth one credit in place of an elective course. It may be on any topic of interest of the student.)

Some elective courses offered in the past are:

  • Advanced Theory of Competition in Strategic Management
  • Applied Marketing Strategy
  • Applied Theory in Strategy and Competition
  • B2B Marketing
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Development and Sales for B2B Markets
  • Business Negotiation and Contract Management
  • Business Sustainability and Externalities Markets
  • Consumer Behaviour & Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Banking and Advisory services
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Corporate Valuation & Restructuring
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Transformation
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Investment Management
  • International Business Environment
  • International Finance
  • Management of Change and Transformation
  • Management Science in Practice
  • Marketing Research and Analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Operations Improvement and Consulting
  • Operations Strategy
  • Project Finance and Risk Management
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing
  • Spreadsheet Modelling in Management
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Strategic Business Negotiation
  • Strategic Management of Technology & Innovation
  • World Economy and Business
  • Executives with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent academic pursuit (i.e., 10+2+3), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA;
  • GMAT score for test taken during
    • November 16, 2014 – November 15, 2019, for first phase applicants, and
    • January 26, 2015 – January 25, 2020, for second phase applicants;
  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time post-qualification (after graduation) managerial experience as on March 31, 2020;
    ( Experience Certificate or Pay Slips would be required as proof )

(The Programme is open to executives of all nationalities. There is no fee for applying to the programme.)

  • Candidate fills and submit the application form online Application Form and upload the scanned copies of the documents in support of the attainments mentioned in Eligibility Criteria.
  • Completed Application Form must be submitted by November 15, 2019 for first phase and January 25, 2020 for the second phase.
  • Candidate provides the contact details with email ids of the recommenders. The suggested recommenders will receive an e-mail requesting them to submit the recommendation letters directly to the admissions office.
  • Based on GMAT scores, candidates are shortlisted for Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview;
  • After Writing Ability Test & Personal Interview are done, final score is calculated using following components:
    GMAT Score: 30%
    Academic and Professional Profile: 30%
    Writing Ability Test: 10%
    Personal Interview: 30%
  • Offer of admission is given based on the final score.

The admissions will take place in two phases. A candidate can apply only in either of the two phases. Important dates are given below:

Activity Phase 1 Phase 2
Announcement of the Program: 25-Jul-19 16-Nov-19
Last date of submission of completed application 15-Nov-19 25-Jan-20
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates 22-Nov-19 31-Jan-20
Writing Ability Tests and Personal Interviews 14 and 15-Dec-19 15 and 16-Feb-20
Announcement of Selected Candidates 24-Dec-19 20-Feb-20
Acceptance and Submission of First Installment of Fees 25-Jan-20 10-Mar-20
Induction and commencement of Program 1st Week of April, 2020 1st Week of April, 2020

Q. What documents need to be submitted along with the Application Form?
A. The documents that need to be submitted along with the Application Form are:

  • A recent passport-sized photograph
  • A copy of the candidate’s GMAT score card
  • Copies of Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Bachelor’s Degree Mark Sheet/Transcript
  • Experience certificates(s) from the candidate’s previous/current employer(s) (specific dates of joining and leaving the organization(s) need to be mentioned) OR Pay slips (First and Last) (Date of joining should be indicated)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. When applying online, candidate provides the contact details with email ids of the recommenders. The suggested recommenders will receive an e-mail requesting them to submit the recommendation letters directly to the admissions office. When sending the hard copy of the Application Form, two recommendation letters must be sent in sealed envelopes with each recommender’s signature across the seal on each envelope.
  • SC/ST/NC-OBC Certificate, if applicable
  • Certificate of disability, if applicable

Q. I have my own company. How can I choose my recommender?

A. You may ask a client, supplier or professional colleague with whom you have had a professional relationship, to be your recommender.

Q. Is there an upper age limit for applying to the program?

A. No, there is no upper age limit for applying to the program.

Q. Is GMAT compulsory?

A. Yes, GMAT is compulsory. We do not accept any other tests scores.

Q. What is the minimum acceptable GMAT score?

A. We do not specify a minimum GMAT score. The GMAT score is one of the criteria for evaluating a candidate. Some other criteria of evaluation include personal interview, professional experience, and leadership role, among many others.

Q. Should I submit my GMAT score card with the Application Form?

A. You need to submit the GMAT score card along with the Application Form. You should also inform GMAC. The code for IIM Lucknow is J39-VT-55.

Q. When will I know if I have been finally selected for IPMX 2019 - 20?

A. In case you have been selected we will inform you by email by the 3rd week of December 2018.

Q. In case I receive an admissions offer, and I am unable to join the Program, is the admission offer open to me for the next batch?

A. No. You will have to re-apply.

Q. Candidates from what kinds of organizations join the IPMX?

A. IPMX students represent a diverse group of participants. Successful candidates include those who have worked in the private sector, public sector, government departments, and NGOs (among others), and represent various professions including medicine, architecture, engineering, defence, civil service and entrepreneurship. Past and current students have academic training in various disciplines including science, commerce and the humanities

Q. Are there any seats reserved for company sponsored candidates?

A. We encourage sponsored candidates. Though, we do not have any reserved seats for such candidates.

Q. What are the selection process?

A. The selection process and eligibility criteria are mentioned under ADMISSION tab on IPMX page of IIM Lucknow website.

Q. If shortlisted, would I have to come to IIML NOIDA Campus for the interview?

A. Interviews will be held in major metro cities depending on the number of applications received from specific regions.

Q. What degree/diploma is offered on the completion of the programme?

A. A Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives is offered on the completion of the programme.

Q. What specialization does the IPMX offer?

A. IPMX has a general management focus. However, you have a choice of elective courses from which you could develop deeper understanding of various academic areas.

Q. What is the overseas module?

A. One full term of immersive experience at one of our partner business schools in Europe/ East Asia adds to the content of the program. The International Module is designed to enhance cross-cultural experience and broaden understanding of global management challenges. The international component comprises academic courses, workshops, industry visits and interactions with industry leaders.

Q. Does the Institute offer placement services?

A. The Career Development Services of the Institute facilitates in providing placement services for non-sponsored students. NOIDA provides great opportunities for interactions with leading practitioners in the industry, policy makers and thought leaders from private and public organizations, MNCs and industry bodies. Some of the key industry partners include Deloitte, L&T, Ford, Google, Ericsson India Pvt Ltd, Mu Sigma, Flipkart, TCS, IDEA Cellular, Myntra, HCL, ICICI Bank, Daimler India, Apollo Hospitals, Escorts, GE India, Genpact, Goldman Sachs, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., Sapient Nitro, Accenture, Dell, Godrej, Hewlett-Packard India, HSBC, Infosys, Wipro Limited, KPMG, SAP Labs, Tata Motors, Zee News, Snapdeal, among many others.

Q. Will I get placement even if I am currently in a senior position with over 15 years of experience?

A. The institute will provide career services to candidates across all age-groups, and will enable candidates to network for career development and opportunities.

Q. What kind of accommodation does the Institute provide?

A. Students are provided accommodation in hostel in single occupancy rooms. Some family accommodations are also available and can be provided on FCFS basis for an additional charges of INR 2,00,000. Rooms are furnished and have adequate storage facilities as well as Wi-Fi network.

Q. What facilities are available on campus?

A. The IIML NOIDA Campus is located on 20-acres of land in Sector 62, NOIDA. The Campus has a state-of-the-art library, computer centre, classroom block, hostels, Wi-Fi network, and facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The Campus is in close proximity to commercial complexes, corporate offices, markets and is accessible to the NCR (National Capital Region) area.

Q. What is the total cost of the Programme?

A. The total cost is mentioned under Fee tab on IPMX page of IIM Lucknow website.

Q. Is there any bank loan facility for IPMX?

A. The State Bank of India has provided education loan facility to our past as well as current IPMX batches. IIML does not process any education loan facility directly or indirectly through any bank. The loan application process is between the candidate and the bank. The Institute plays no role either on behalf of the bank, or on behalf of the student.

For further information, please contact:

  • Admissions Office
    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, NOIDA Campus,
    B-1, Sector-62, Institutional Area, NOIDA 201 307 (UP) INDIA
    +91-120-6678481, 6678507

Webinars and Seminars are being conducted for providing information and answering queries related to admissions to IPMX. If you wish to attend them, please click here (http://bit.do/ipmx2020).

The fee for IPMX: 2020 – 21 is INR 23,50,000 + refundable caution money of INR 30,000. The fee includes tuition fee, course material cost, food charges, computing & networking, library services, career counseling, students’ activities, alumni association, convocation, and basic accommodation facility on campus. The fee also includes the cost of academic inputs, travel, visa and stay during the overseas module. Expenses on food, local transport, internet, telephone, and stationery during the overseas module, would be borne by the student. A student may opt for a room with attached washroom for an additional charge of INR 60,000. Such rooms are available in limited number. There is a limited number of family accommodations available on campus for an additional charge of INR 125,000 per student.

Payment Schedule

Amount to be paid

Last date of Payment

For Phase 1 Students

For Phase 2 Students

INR 2,50,000 + Caution money of INR 30,000

January 25,2020

March 10,2020

INR 5,25,000 + Additional accommodation charges (if any)

2nd week of March 2020

1st week of April 2020

INR 5,25,000

2nd week of May 2020

2nd week of May 2020

INR 5,25,000

2nd week of September 2020

2nd week of September 2020

INR 5,25,000

2nd week of December 2020

2nd week of December 2020

At the time of giving the offer of admission to an applicant, a last date of withdrawal will also be announced. Any withdrawal from the programme by that date will attract INR 25,000.00 as processing fee and the remaining amount will be refunded. If the withdrawal request comes after the date of withdrawal, no money will be refunded. After joining the program, all paid fee installment amounts are non-refundable.

For further information, please contact

  • Admissions Office
    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, NOIDA Campus,
    B-1, Sector-62, Institutional Area
    NOIDA 201 307 (UP) INDIA
    +91-120-6678481, +91-120-6678507

The 12th IPMX batch consists of 101 students coming from diverse backgrounds. With an average work experience of 8.3 years and an average international experience of 2 years, the batch brings in a lot to the table that helps in the peer-learning process.

IPMX: Class of 2020

Batch profile at a glance


The world is ever-shrinking with continuously blurring lines between economies and countries. Global industry outlook requires managers with finely tuned skills and professional capability to excel in the new geo-economic world market. To facilitate the students with this need, IPMX has an overseas module, called as international immersion. Every year, IPMX students travel to partner universities across the globe where they get to interact with professors, students, and industry experts at a global level. The 12th batch of IPMX visited IESEG School of Management in Paris, France for its international immersion. They took courses on Emerging Technologies in Business, Big Data, Business Strategy and Tech Tools, amongst others during this overseas module. Students had some business visits to other European cities such as Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Luxembourg. IESEG School of Management is a post-bac business school in France, established in 1964 in Lille. It ranks 32nd in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking and 6th in the best Masters in Management in French Business Schools ranking. The students leveraged IESEG’s European identity to add critical insights to the business dimensions of international firms, cross-border mergers, and global workforce management, thereby empowering themselves with the tools needed to explore innovating means to collaborate and grow in a multi-cultural and multinational environment.

After the inception of IPMX in 2008, eleven batches are graduated. IPMX alumni today are serving with distinction in senior business positions across the globe and playing the influential roles in their organizations.

The IPMX program was an important milestone in my life. The intensity of the program, the breadth of coursework, and brilliance of the cohort prepared me to transition into a new domain and handle a variety of complex problems with ease. The IPMX program is a priceless investment one can make to prepare oneself for today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.

- Sridhar Turaga, Incedo Inc., IPMX 2008 – 09

IPMX is a transformative journey, both personally and professionally. This course gives you the opportunity to learn not only from world-class faculty but also from other students from different walks of life having humongous experience. The curriculum and pedagogy are meticulously designed for experienced professionals to reshape the way they approach business problems and make them effective decision makers. The great professionals you meet here remain connected with you as friends and mentors for the lifetime. It also gives you the opportunity to be a part of a strong and growing alumni network. Overall, IPMX is the right mix of fun and learning, it prepares you to be a better leader and steer your career in the desired direction.

- Himanshu Bhangre, KPMG, IPMX 2010 – 11

One word that encapsulate my entire IPMX experience is ‘Exposure’. First, there is thorough exposure towards learning alternate management functions that can supplement or enhance your prior expertise. Second, with my batch size of 67 and average intake work-ex of 8 years, I got exposed to 536-years’ worth of cross-industry insights. Further, mentoring by highly competent faculty from both Lucknow and Noida campuses, gave me the best of both worlds. Finally, the global exposure during the international module was instrumental to my grooming. After working for 10 years in bootstrapped startups, I needed a Launchpad… and I got one!

- Atul Prashar, Ericsson Global Learning Services, IPMX 2011 – 12

IPMX course stands out in my professional life as a huge inflection point.As a career bureaucrat, I was aspiring to learn about how businesses are run.I had the opportunity to interact with highly knowledgeable and experienced peers.The exposure to Managerial and Financial fundamentals enhanced my critical thinking abilities.The guidance from the World Class faculty was inspirational.I wish the incoming class of students the very best.

- Manish Rai, Manipal Hospitals, IPMX 2011 – 12

The International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) at IIM Lucknow is a uniquely designed management programme for mid-level managers in the industry. It helps one to graduate from a mid-management role to a leadership role. The perfect blend of classroom courses, international immersion programmes, leadership talk series, and interaction with the industry experts helps one to understand the intricate concepts of finance, strategy, operations, marketing, human resource management, and international business. The batch is uniquely designed to have students from various industry sectors which itself provides a platform for cross learning. The programme is designed and delivered appropriately by the highly committed and outstanding faculty members of IIM Lucknow through classroom lectures, case study analysis, workshops, and assignments. All these would eventually augment the way we used to manage our work and business, and help us to understand the bigger picture. My experience has been further enriched by the awesome life we had in the sprawling campus of IIM Lucknow with a strong cultural diversity and inclusion.

- Saunak Saha, Ernst & Young, IPMX 2014 – 15

I joined IPMX after more than 6 years of work experience. Unlike my previous learning experiences in school and graduation, IPMX was more focused on experiential learning. Its case study based learning, periodic quizzes, project activities, international module, experienced professors, guest lectures by industry stalwarts makes the course more interesting & challenging. In a nut shell, the learnings in IPMX have provided me with a structured problem solving approach which has helped me in every situation in my professional life. With IPMX's inter disciplinary learnings, I was able to make a successful career in Analytics consulting.

- Nimish Gupta, Kantar (Analytics Practice), IPMX 2014 – 15

After acquiring professional experience in IT and entry level management, I knew I needed a platform to hone my management skills and business acumen, and IPMX program provided me just that. The program is known not just for its academic rigor and case study based curricula, but also for the exposure it provides through a wide range of real business problems and holistic personal development that comes with learning from diverse group of intellects. Regular interactions with industry experts and industry visits helps one reset their perceptions and build perspectives. Change is the only constant in life, and I would attribute this program to the transformational change I was able to bring in myself.

- Anusar Gupta, Amazon, IPMX 2016 – 17

With a decade of professional work experience, I quickly realized that to make sense of business, I needed a Master’s degree and IIM’s were the natural choice. After much due diligence, I opted for IPMX, the full time one-year MBA program from IIM Lucknow. A tier 1 college, IIM Lucknow’s differentiating factors are its wide alumni base, excellent industry connects, and its top-notch faculty from the Operations, Finance, Strategy, Behavioral, and Marketing domain. The much relevant pedagogy of IPMX gave me the required skillsets to make myself relevant and ready for the next phase in my professional career. IPMX is a definite enabler that really gears oneself for the next level of responsibilities in the corporate world.To summarize, the decision to take a career break and spend one full year at IIM Lucknow pursuing the IPMX program was the best one I have made and would highly recommend aspirational and passionate leaders of tomorrow to go for it.

- Rijit Roy, Accenture Advanced Technology India, IPMX 2017 – 18

Having spent more than 7 years in the technology services industry, I had seen how technology is emerging as a key differentiator and source of competitive advantage for businesses. Already, the use of Big Data and Analytics, Digital Marketing, and Cloud Computing was creating strong impact across industries. This is the main reason why I wanted to move away from implementing technology systems to advising on the strategic implementation of new technology to create a long term business impact. However, to do this, I needed a deeper understanding of business functions to which technology is ultimately applied, more knowledge on emerging techno-business paradigms, and stronger leadership skills. This is exactly where IPMX at IIML played a crucial role. At IPMX, the core courses focused on decision-making through Micro, and Macro Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Quant for Business helped me gain knowledge across business functions. Next, the electives such as Management Science in Practice, Business Analytics and Applied Econometrics equipped me with specific skills to succeed in a technology consulting- Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence- role. At IPMX, learning went well beyond class room. I can’t ignore the importance of the CIS – Course of Independent Study – in my work life. The topic suggested by the Prof was “Effects of Monetary policy on equity Market”, and it was thoroughly focused on Applied Econometrics & advanced analytics. The study not only helped me to get my hands dirty, but also equipped me with so many priceless skills in the domain of Advanced Analytics. More than anything else, I got some friends for life, and some really knowledgeable professors as mentors for Lifetime.

- Sagar Samrat Das, eClerx, IPMX 2018 – 19

The International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) is the flagship programme of IIM Lucknow in NOIDA Campus. This one-year, full time residential programme with an intensive curriculum and a global outlook prepares the participants for leadership roles in Indian and international business environments. The rigor can be judged from the fact that the institute attract students with excellent GMAT score having minimum 5 years of experience in mid /sr. level management.

We at IIM Lucknow – NOIDA Campus act as a catalyst and provide the resources to pursue challenging career opportunities through an effective Industry students exchange strategy. One of our key roles is to ensure that everyone receives the information, advice and assistance necessary to carve their career thereby creating an environment where Industry and Students can create a symbiotic relationship. IPMX alumni today are working at top business positions across the globe as Vice President, Assistant Vice President, GM, Sr. DGM, Country Head, Sales Head, Principal Consultant, Sr. Consultant, Sr. Business Analyst, Senior Manager to name a few.

At IIM Lucknow, we don't disclose our placement statistics as a matter of policy. We have always stressed on our knowledge development. We maintain strong relationship with corporate world and our dedicated Career Development Services (CDS) office at NOIDA Campus provides assistance in the various career support activities and placements of IPMX graduates.

Some of our industry partners include Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte Consulting, Google, Apollo Hospitals, HSBC, Goldman Sach, Citi, ICICI Bank, ITC Infotech, Shapoorji Pallonji, Daimler India, Dell, HCL, Flipkart, Hero Motocorp, Tata Motors, IBM, IKEA, KPMG, Mahindra & Mahindra, Microsoft, Ericcson, NIIT, Oracle, PwC, Sapient, SAP Labs, TCS, Genpact, EXL Service, eClerx, Wipro, Zee News, Schneider Electric, Ashok Leyland to name a few.

For more details on placements, you may visit http://www.iiml.ac.in/placement-highlights>

  • Admissions Office
    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Noida Campus
    B-1, Sector-62, Institutional Area
    Noida 201 307 (UP) INDIA
    +91-120-6678481, 6678507