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Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Executive (PGDM - Executive)

MDI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive) is a rigorous, demanding and relevant programme for working executives residing/ working in and around the National Capital Region (NCR) who have had no prior exposure to formal management education. It is approved by AICTE, Government of India and accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK.

  • The program has a remarkable history of more than two decades with alumni from prestigious clients like Maruti Suzuki, Accenture, KPMG, Carrier Air-conditioning, IOCL etc.
  • Starting academic year 2021-22, the programme will have a 24-month duration.

Target Audience

The Programme targets working executives and entrepreneurs who have a zeal to be updated with latest managerial tools and techniques through formal in-class interaction.

It not only equips managers for assuming higher responsibilities but also enables them to perform more efficiently and effectively in the context of the changing domestic and international business environment.

Programme Learning Goals (LGs)

  • Responsible Citizen consciousness
  • Global Perspective
  • Critical and Innovative Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Functional Competency

Programme Structure

  • Spread over seven terms across two years, each academic year comprises four terms of approximately three months each.
  • Participants complete 36 courses – eighteen core and elective courses each – of thirty contact hours each over the duration of the programme.
  • Participants choose elective courses from a platter of offerings*, subject to minimum class strength. The elective courses are offered from the following functional areas.
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Operations Management
    • Marketing
    • Information Management
    • Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
    • Strategy & General Management
    • Economics & Public Policy

    *For companies sponsoring more than 10 candidates, elective courses may be customized.

    • After successful completion of core and elective courses, participants work under the guidance of a faculty member on a compulsory dissertation carrying equivalent of two course credits, that may be taken up at the participant’s workplace and is required to be submitted within 3 months from the close of classroom courses.
    • Class Schedule

    • In the initial three terms, classes are held four days per week i.e. Thursday to Sunday
    • Term 4 onwards classes are held throughout the week and for an individual the class schedule depends on the electives chosen by him/her.
    • Classes are held in the evenings from 6.30 PM to 9.45 PM on weekdays, from 2.00 PM to 5.15 PM and 6.30 PM to 9.45 PM on Saturdays, and from 10.00 AM to 05.15 PM, with a lunch break from 1.15 PM to 2.00 PM on Sundays.
    • Pedagogy

    • Balanced mix of lectures, group discussions, presentations, case analyses, simulation exercises, business games, field visits and project work.
    • Interactive and participative methods of learning, in line with the recent advances in training methodology.
    • Opportunity for interacting with eminent academics, policy makers and industry leaders who delve into the current business and policy issues.
    • Evaluation

      Course evaluation is in terms of letter grades. Participants are required to achieve a certain minimum cumulative grade point average in each term, as well as a minimum letter grade in each course as well as in capstone/dissertation project.


    • The Chairman’s Gold Medal awarded for the highest CGPA in the programme.
    • The Director’s Gold Medal awarded for the highest CGPA in specialization in the programme.
    • Diploma

      On successful completion of the requirements of the programme, a student is awarded Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive), which has the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India. It is also accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK.

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