National Management Programme
NMP was the first PG Programme launched at MDI and it attracts executives with diverse experiences and provides them with holistic business perspective and international exposure.
The National Management Programme is a 15 month post graduate programme that was launched in 1987 as a ground breaking endeavor to enable practicing managers to acquire skills from a wide range of traditionally segregated domains. Over time, the programme has evolved into the Consortium Executive Management Programme (Consortium Executive MBA) in partnership with ESCP-EUROPE. The programme is recognized by AICTE and is accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs (UK). It focuses on developing leaders who will excel in the rapidly changing business environment, become agents of change and be charged with a customer centric orientation.
The key objectives of the programme are to develop:
- A recognition of current business realities
- A holistic business perspective
- An ability to recognize and seize opportunities in a competitive environment
- A global sensitivity and mindset
- Skills of communication, leadership and teamwork
- An ardent commitment towards the betterment of society
The pedagogy employed in the programme is highly interactive and demands substantial participation. Teaching is based on recent research studies and experience gathered from around the world. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, seminars, group discussions, business games, role playing, simulations, exercises, structured and unstructured group work and field visits. The emphasis is on stimulating the participants to integrate the concepts, learned across the core curriculum and apply them to their own work experience and contemporary business situations.
Group activities provide excellent opportunities to examine a business problem collectively and to learn from the varied cross functional experiences of the participants. The group learning activities can be broadly classified as group assignment/submissions of case analysis and presentations and group tasks in learning by doing.
After completion of 12 months of the course at MDI, participants are given international exposure for a period of 5/6 weeks in European Business Schools.
Participants are evaluated on a continuous basis with quizzes, assignments, tests and examinations. There is a final examination at the end of each term. Course evaluation is in terms of letter grades. Participants are required to achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average in each term, as well as a minimum letter grade in each course. The overall performance in the programme would also include the evaluation of the project work/ dissertation. The dissertation/project report is required to be submitted within 3 months of completion of the course, else the candidate shall stand debarred from the programme.
All components of the NMP (Executive PGDM) are to be completed within a period of two years from the date of start of the batch programme.
Participants who successfully complete the Programme are awarded the Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).
- Prime Minister's Medal - awarded for the best overall performance in the programme.
- Finance Minister's Medal - awarded for the best performance in the Finance elective courses
- The Department of Personnel, Government of India Medal - awarded for the best performance in the
- Human Resource Management elective courses.
- ITC Medal - awarded for the best performance in the Marketing elective courses.