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Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Business Management (PGDM-BM)

The programme 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.

MDI is pioneer in starting 15 months Executive Graduate Program in 1987 named Post Graduate Diploma in Management (National Management Programme) - PGDM (NMP). The Duration & Nomenclature of the programme is now being changed as 18 months Post Graduate Programme in Management – Business Management from the Academic year 2021-22. The PGDM-BM focuses on developing visionary leaders for the rapidly changing business environment. The focus of the program is to build skills and competencies necessary to lead change as leaders. The PGDM-BM attracts talents from diverse industries, cultures and geographies.


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
  • global sensitivity and mindset
  • skills of communication, leadership and teamwork
  • commitment towards the betterment of society.

Programme Learning Goals (LGs)

LG1: Value Based Education

LG2: Global Management Perspective

LG3: Leadership Orientation

LG4: Consultative and Collaborative Mindset


The pedagogy employed in the programme demands substantial participation as it is highly interactive. 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 plays, simulations exercises, structured and unstructured group work and field visits. The emphasis is on motivating 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

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.

International / National Component

After completion of 12 months of the course at the MDI campus, participants shall be given an International/ National exposure for a period of 2 weeks. Around one & half month will be given in campus for Dissertation Synopsis & Workshops.


Participants are evaluated on a continuous basis. 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 dissertation project work. 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 PGDM-BM are to be completed within a period of maximum two years from the date of commencement of the programme.


Participants who successfully complete the Programme are awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Management –Business Management which is recognized by AICTE. The Programme is also accredited by AMBA


  • 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