Post Graduate Programme in International Management
The emerging business scenario makes global and inter cultural working an imminent reality. The PGP-IM programme prepares managers and future leaders with a global mindset - managers who can appreciate global economic, political, legal and cultural realities, build networks across geographies, and live and work across cultures.
In 2006, MDI Gurgaon launched a unique, first of its kind programme in India - the Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGP-IM). This was one of the efforts made by MDI to develop managers with appropriate mindset and ability to work in global markets. The programme was launched in collaboration with European School of Management (ESCP- EUROPE) ranked 2nd in Europe by Financial Times. The unique dual degree programme is delivered partly in India (MDI) and partly in Europe (ESCP- EUROPE campuses). The first phase of the programme is delivered on MDI Campus, at Gurgaon. The second phase of the programme is delivered in Europe at the Paris, Berlin, Madrid & Torino campuses (English Track).
In Europe, students not only get classroom learning opportunity, they also get an opportunity to work there or in India on a paid internship basis. In addition, there is scope to get placement offers in Europe. Living and working in Europe enables students to understand and appreciate other cultures, hone their skills to work across cultures and develop global mindsets.
- PGP-IM that culminates into award of Post Graduate Diploma in International Management has the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Government of India.
- PGP-IM has been accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs) UK.
ABOUT ESCP Europe – MDI Partner School for PGP-IM.
Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world's oldest business school and has educated generations of leaders and forefront thinkers. With its five urban campuses in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Torino, ESCP Europe has a true European identity which enables the provision of a unique style of business education and a global perspective on management issues.
Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialized programmes. The School's alumni network counts 40,000 members in 150 countries and from 200 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.
Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes with integrated curricula, and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of a European, cross-national management culture. The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.
Five Campuses in Europe
There really is something for everyone; be it exploring the historical sites of the Bastille, Buckingham Palace, the Plaza Mayor or the Brandenburg Gate, or discovering the endless shows, theatres, operas, festivals and impressive markets. Each city is the political, cultural, economic or financial capital of their native country. However, each campus offers its own unique characteristics, which enables Masters in European Business (MEB) applicants to suit their individual preferences.
PARIS: The Paris campus is conveniently located in the centre of the city. It is the largest of the five campuses and hosts the greatest number of faculty and students. The school’s outstanding reputation and close relationships with leading international companies maximize internship and career prospects for students. With extensive campus facilities and over 50 active students clubs and associations, a strong sense of school spirit and community prevails.
BERLIN: The ESCP- EUROPE Berlin campus is located near one of the historical centre-pieces of Berlin. The Charlottenburg Castle, which is located in baroque gardens overlooks the school's beautiful late 19th Century building. Throughout the year there are events and conferences on the latest business issues. The Berlin campus is a " staatlich anerkannte wissenschaftliche hochschule" with a degree-awarding charter.
MADRID: Located in a residential suburb, the Madrid campus is an ideal place for students to focus their energy on the demands of the MEB programme. The surrounding gardens and parks set the scene for the hard work and personal reflection necessary during the development of managerial competencies. The close personal attention of the staff in Madrid provides an open and friendly environment for the best results in the programme.
TORINO: The Torino campus is located in Torino in a beautiful building with modern facilities. Torino is one of the main business centers of the Italian economy as well as a masterpiece of architecture and one of the favourite student cities in Italy. The Torino campus has strong relationships with a number of Italian and International companies, which contribute to its governance.
LONDON: The London campus is situated in Hampstead, in the Borough of Camden, and offers students state-of-the-art facilities in a traditional Victorian building dating back to the late 19th century. The bright city lights and the business community are only a tube ride away, whilst the fashionable area of Hampstead offers a broad cultural experience away from the hustle and bustle of inner city life.
The key objective of the programme is to groom global leaders with:
- Competencies to work across cultures
- Ability to work in unfamiliar markets
- Strong general management orientation
- Adequate grounding in various management functions
Several pedagogical tools such as case studies, simulations, lectures, discussions and role plays are employed for classroom teaching. Direct exposure to workplace realities is provided through consultancy assignments and internships in the corporate sector. An integrated batch of ESCP- EUROPE students and MDI students attends the entire programme. Close interactions of this kind develop understanding, appreciation and tolerance of differences across cultures and the skills to work globally.
The PGP-IM programme is spread over two years. The first semester comprising four terms is delivered at MDI campus. The focus during the first semester is to provide basic inputs in qualitative and quantitative domains and develop analytical and communication skills. Semester two of four months duration is held at ESCP EUROPE Campus on one of the allocated locations - Paris, Madrid, Berlin & Torino. In the Second Semester the focus shifts to giving an International Management perspective to the students. The Third & Fourth Semesters are dedicated to providing in-company exposure in a global context. Semester three constitutes 3 to 6 months of internship in Europe / India while the focus during Semester four is towards finalization and submission of dissertation work.