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 pioneered the full-time Executive Graduate  Programme in Management in 1987 named Post Graduate Diploma in Management (National Management Programme) - PGDM (NMP).
  • The duration and nomenclature of the programme was changed to 18-month Post Graduate Diploma 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 programme is to build skills and competencies necessary to lead change. The  pro-gramme attracts talent from diverse industries, cultures and geographies.
  • Unique aspects of the programme include a two-week international/domestic immersion module and an experiential learning module on leadership competency development.

Objectives

The programme is aimed at developing:

  • A recognition of current business realities
  • A holistic business perspective
  • An ability to recognise and seize opportunities in a competitive environment
  • Global sensitivity and mindset
  • Skills of communication, leadership and teamwork

Programme Learning Goals

  • Responsible citizen consciousness
  • Global perspective    
  • Critical and innovative thinking
  • Strategic leadership orientation
  • Functional competency

Programme Highlights

  • 18-month residential programme
  • AICTE approved and AMBA accredited
  • The oldest full-time programme of MDI Gurgaon
  • For professionals with a minimum work experience of 5 years
  • Participants can opt for dual specialisations
  • Integrative capstone simulation for comprehensive under-standing of business
  • Global exposure through International Immersion
  • Leading companies participate in the placement process
  • Strong and vibrant alumni network

Programme Structure/ Term Schedule

  • The programme has five terms of course work followed by a dissertation project
  • An academic term is of twelve weeks duration which includes mid-term and end-term examination.
  • A participant has to earn a minimum 84 credits from 28 courses in which 17 are core courses and 11 are elective courses (3 credits from each course) plus 9 credits from dissertation.
  • Besides the core and elective courses, the students will undertake an International/ Domestic Immersion module besides a mandatory experiential learning module on leadership competency development. The programme also includes practice oriented courses in workshop mode, besides a capstone dissertation at the end.
  • The compulsory dissertation / project may be taken up at the workplace and is required to be submitted presentation before a panel of experts.

Pedagogy

  • The participants get to interact with the industry leaders by way of guest lectures
  • Teaching based on recent research studies and international experience, includes lectures, case studies, seminars, group discussions, business games, role plays, simulations exercises, structured and unstructured group work and field visits.
  • Emphasis 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.

Evaluation

  • Participants are evaluated on a continuous basis which includes a capstone dissertation project.
  • 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.

Awards

  • 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.

Courses

There are two types of courses - Core and Electives. Core courses lay the foundation and cover all aspects of Management. They are mandatory and 17 in number. The participant has to select 11 Elective courses, for which s/he has a wide choice. S/he would choose the Electives based on her/his specialisations of interest. An indicative list of Core and Elective Courses are given below:

Core Subjects
• Business Communication
• Legal Aspects of Business
• Marketing Planning
• Micro Economics
• Organisational Design & Change
• Organisational Behaviour
• Quantitative Techniques in Management
• Accounting for Business Decision Making
• Corporate Finance for Enhancing Value
• Decision Sciences
• Human Resource Management
• Macroeconomics Environment Policy
• Management Accounting
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing Practices and Implementation
• Research Methods
• Operations Management
• Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Electives

Economics
• Applied Game Theory to Business
• Behavioural Economics
• Modelling & Forecasting Energy & Financial Markets
• Foreign Direct Investment
• Environment Economics and Green Accounting
• International Macro and Foreign Exchange Markets
• International Oil & Gas Markets and Geopolitics Elective

Finance
• Investment Management
• Fintech
• Corporate Restructuring & Business Valuation
• Financial Risk Management
• Financial Modelling
• Management Control Systems

Information Management
• Emerging Technologies & Their Applications
• Creating Digital Startup
• Fintech    
• Business Development in ’IT’
• Management of IT Projects
• Customer Relationship Management
• Data Analytics    
• Information Security & Privacy Management for Individuals & Organisations
• Data Visualisation
• Business Process Management
• Artificial Intelligence Applications in Management

Marketing
• Business to Business Marketing
• Strategic Brand Management    
• International Marketing Management
• Marketing Insights
• Sales & Distribution Management    
• Customer Relationship Management
• Marketing Communications: An Integrated Approach
• Strategic Marketing Management
• Business Communication
• Legal Aspects of Business
• Marketing Planning
• Micro Economics
• Organisational Design & Change
• Organisational Behaviour
• Quantitative Techniques in Management
• Accounting for Business Decision Making
• Corporate Finance for Enhancing Value
• Decision Sciences
• Human Resource Management
• Macroeconomics Environment Policy
• Management Accounting
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing Practices and Implementation
• Research Methods
• Operations Management
• Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Electives
• Marketing of Services
• Consumer Behaviour

Operations
• Systems Approach To Materials Management
• Project Management
• Management of Quality
• Supply Chain Management
• Service Operations Management
• Operations Strategy

Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
• Negotiation Skills
• Leadership and Emotional Intelligence    
• Team Building for High Performance    
• Managing Across Cultures    
• Management of Creativity and Innovation    
• Organisational Transformation
• HR Analytics    
• Talent Management

Strategy & General Management
• Corporate Governance    
• Strategic Alliances & Joint Ventures    
• Negotiation Skills    
• Mergers & Acquisitions    
• Innovation    
• Managing Image & Corporate Reputation    
• Effective Communication Through Theatre Technique