The Program

Education must train for self-development, fearlessness of mind, integrity of purpose and strength of conscience. In order that knowledge is liberating and life-giving, the mission of the IILM Graduate School of Management (IILM GSM) is the pursuit of education, scholarship and research at the highest levels of excellence.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme was launched in the year 1993 to cater to the demands of management professionals and prepare its graduating students for a challenging career through an intensive and rigorous curriculum. The programme endeavours for holistic development of its students, thereby making them intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually balanced human beings. We believe in an education system that looks beyond employment and concentrates on individual development by imparting “Life Skills” and enhancing life time opportunities.

Duration of the Programme – PGDM is a Two Year full time Programme

Programme Learning Goals:

L1 – An understanding of organizations, their external context and their management.

L2 – An understanding of appropriate techniques sufficient to allow investigation into relevant business and management issues.

L3 – The ability to acquire, analyze and understand data and information.

L4 – Critical thinking and informed judgement leading to problem solving and decision making skills.

L5 – Cognitive flexibility which enables adaptability to uncertainty in a rapidly changing environment.

L6 – An understanding of disruptive and technological change and the ability to seek innovative and entrepreneurial solutions.

L7 – Be able to effectively communicate and negotiate.

L8 – Demonstrate emotional intelligence and people’s skills in working in teams and with people.

L9 – Be cognizant of the impact of their individual and corporate actions on society, recognize responsible and inclusive business practices and bee sensitive to the social, economic and environmental responsibilities of business.

Programme Structure

• The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at IILM Graduate School of Management caters to the demand of management professionals and prepares its graduating students for challenging careers through an intensive and rigorous curriculum. IILM GSM believes in holistic development of the students and their participation in the education programme, instills into them professionalism, critical thinking, ability to work hard, and take decisions. The Institute also exposes the students to all aspects of management and its various facets like environment protection, human values, social responsibility, information and communication systems and so forth. IILM GSM is a centre of excellence in value based education, training, research and consultancy.

• It is mandatory to undergo three month summer internship with a corporate house after the completion of first year.

Programme Curriculum Structure 2017 - 19


Term 1 (July to September)

  1. Managerial Skills
  2. Managing Groups and Teams
  3. Excel Workshop
  4. ELS Workshop
  5. Financial Accounting
  6. Leadership Labs
  7. Optimisation and Simulation Modeling
  8. Marketing Management
  9. Microeconomics
  10. FIELD 1 (Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development)
  11. Career Trek 1

Term 2 (October to 15 January)

  1. Strategic Leadership
  2. Corporate Finance
  3. Finance
  4. HRM
  5. Information Management
  6. Macroeconomics
  7. Operations
  8. Career Trek 2
  9. Spoken Business Communications

Term 3 (15 January to 15 April)

  1. Ethics in Management
  2. Data Analysis and Decision Making
  3. Managerial Accounting
  4. Strategy beyond Markets
  5. Legal Aspects of Business
  6. Business Research Methods
  7. FIELD 2
  8. Written Analysis and Communications (WAC)

YEAR 2 (Electives)

Area: Economics, International Business and Government

  1. Growth and Stabilization in the Global Economy
  2. The International Economy
  3. The Economics of Internet Search
  4. Nations, Politics & Markets
  5. Business in the Global Political Environment
  6. Building Sustainable Cities & Infrastructure
  7. 12 Design ideas that changed the world
  8. Health Care Policy, Finance & Economics

Area: Managing Organisations, OB and HR

  1. Human Resource Planning and Acquisition
  2. Performance Appraisal and capability building
  3. Talent Management Strategy
  4. Industrial Relations and Labor Laws
  5. Managing Change and Transformation
  6. Cross Cultural Management
  7. HR Analytics (outsourced)
  8. Negotiation
  9. Power and Influence
  10. Building High Performance Culture
  11. Redesigning work for 21st Century Managers
  12. Leadership and Corporate Accountability

Area: Management

  1. Family Enterprise Management
  2. Power and Influence
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Managing Change and Transformation
  5. Venture Capital and Finance of Innovation
  6. Social Entrepreneurship
  7. Business at the base of the Pyramid
  8. Innovating in Health Care
  9. Create New Venture: from idea to launch
  10. International Business Strategy

Area: Marketing

  1. Marketing & Electronics Commerce
  2. Marketing Channel strategies
  3. Retailing
  4. Dynamic Marketing Strategy
  5. Customer Insights
  6. Business at the Base of the Pyramid
  7. Market research and Analytics
  8. SEO & Google Adwords (GSM)
  9. Managing Customer Value
  10. Advertising
  11. Business Marketing
  12. Biomedical Marketing
  13. Business of smart connected products (IOT)
  14. Customer Acquisition for New Ventures
  15. Brand Management

Area: Operations and Logistics

  1. Operations Strategy
  2. Enabling Technologies
  3. Quality Management
  4. Business Analytic
  5. Understanding Behavior with Big Data
  6. Supply Chain Management & Technology
  7. Managing Service Operations
  8. Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  9. Project management
  10. E commerce business models and Applications
  11. Digital innovations and transformations