The Programme structure for PGDM are finalized based on the stakeholders needs and general structure of the programmes.
Core Courses: Core courses of PGDM programs provide a holistic approach to management education, giving students both an overview of the field, and a basis to build, and specialize upon. These core courses are the strong foundation to establish management knowledge and provide broad multi-disciplined knowledge that can be further studied in depth during the elective phase.
The core courses provide students with more than just practical knowledge, case-based lessons and collaborative learning models, train students to analyse, decide, and lead—rather than merely know— while creating a common student experience that fosters a deep and tenacious community.
A wide range of core courses provide groundwork in the basic management disciplines: accounting, marketing, responsible business, finance, information management system, organizational behavior and human resources, statistics, strategy, and supply chain management. The integrated foundation is important for students because it not only allows them to build upon existing skills, but also to explore career options in a range of industries, and expand their understanding of various business fields. Table 1 Depicts the list of core courses for PGDM programmes.
Quantitative Techniques for Managers
Elective Courses: Usually, elective courses fall under at least one of the eight functional areas of business: finance, human resources, organisational behaviour, business analytics, information management, strategy, operations management and marketing. The model curriculum has also identified new and evolving specialisations. The list of elective courses in functional and non-functional area are portrayed in Table 2.
|Functional Area||Elective Courses|
|Finance||Management Control Systems
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Management of Financial Services
|Marketing Management||Sales and Distribution Management
Advertising and Sales Promotion Management
International Marketing Management
Marketing of Services
|Operations Management||Technology Management
Business Process Re-engineering
Supply Chain Management
|Human Resources Management||Performance Management
Training and Development
HRD for Competitive Advantage
International Human Resource Management
Managing Change through Organisational Development
|International Business||Import Export Documentation
Indian Foreign Trade
International Human Resource Management
International Marketing Management
|Information System||Computer Networks
Fundamentals of E-Commerce
Management of Information Technology
|Insurance Management||Fundamentals of Risk & Insurance Management
Principles & Practices of Life Insurance
Principles & Practices of General Insurance
Marketing of Insurance Services
Other possible Applications in Emerging Areas: The application of business management skills and competencies have found to be relevant in various emerging business areas, providing wide spread employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to the graduates. The business schools/ institutions may offer specially designed electives to strengthen the competencies of the students and meeting the requirements of enterprises. We outline these courses as; Infrastructure Management, Tourism and hospitality Management, Health care Management, Social enterprise management, Agri-business management, Educational Institutions Management, Sports Management, Management of Rural Business.
Alternative Study Credit Activities: Today there is a need to prepare PGDM students for a VUCA (Volatile Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. Business models are being redefined, and Model Curriculum for Management Program (PGDM) the lines between careers, industries and geographical boundaries are constantly being redrawn. To stay relevant, PGDM students must go beyond the boundaries of their campus. The future very much rests on how current and future leaders are being prepared, both inside and outside of the classroom by PGDM programs. Higher education today is no longer confined to the classroom alone. The classroom is now less a place for knowledge transmission than a platform for development i.e. to apply acquired information to debates and discussions, drive inquisitiveness as well as develop causal thinking and analytical prowess.
Employers expect graduates to be work-ready from day one and are increasingly focused on applicants’ verifiable skills. Thus, non-classroom non-traditional sources of learning have a critical role to play. It is about the context and environment for learning and development. Students should be taken outside the walls of the campus to learn at various locations around the city, and the world, in order to put lessons into a larger context. Also, it helps the students to develop communication and networking skills to obtain the information they need, and then employ their own analysis, judgment and moral compass to make the right decisions. Business schools are much more integral part of their surrounding community. Students should work on projects that strengthen local organizations, government, businesses and the society. Engagement is an important aspect of producing management education that is responsible and accountable. To meet the demand for work-ready graduates, experiential learning is an essential curriculum component. Apart from core and elective courses, the following vital programmes (with appropriate credits) engage and empower students by allowing them to discuss, debate and solve real business challenges are to be considered as alternatives for the core and elective courses for PGDM program:
- Outbound Experiential Learning Programmes
- Communication Through Theatre Techniques
- Course of Independent Study
- MOOC Courses
- NSE and other similar Certification Programs
- Social Sensitization Projects
- Community Development Projects
- Rural Innovation Projects
- Consulting Projects
- Industry or Academic Internships
- Field/Live Projects
- Global Virtual Team Project
- Study Abroad Programme
- Student Exchange Programs
Through above activities students demonstrate their ability to apply learned skills and also students push boundaries and propose and explore much needed solutions across disciplines and cultures. Every institute is expected to conduct special workshops, business thought leadership series, resume writing and career development counselling, to improve the personality of students and make them confident to face the employment process.
Equivalent to MBA
Value added courses
Students would be given an Macbook Air at the beginning of the first year
Students would be taken for an International educational tour (5 nights 6 days) during the third semester.
Industrial visits would be part of the study program
Outbound training for all the students at the beginning of the first year (to inculcate team spirit and better understanding of each other)
Uniforms for each student consisting of 2 trousers, 2 shirts and a tie every year. ( one Blazer at the beginning of the first year)
The fee payable is inclusive of all the other statutory payments towards the university(Hostel fee separate)
All students are eligible to get Educational Loan. Students can pay fee on monthly basis.
Free access to quality management e-books and journals.
Courses taught by faculties with International Exposure.