Programme

The two-year full-time Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), rated as the toughest MBA programme in the world to get admission, is the flagship programme of IIMA. Its main objective is to develop young men and women into competent professional managers, capable of working in any sector of organized activity, proceeding leadership and achieving excellence in performance while contributing to the welfare of the larger society. The programme specifically attempts to:

  • Equip students with the required conceptual and interpersonal skills and sense of social purpose for managerial decision-making,
  • Develop leadership capabilities to act as change agents and be a source of motivation in the organizations they work in,
  • Nurture the desire to excel in performance without compromising integrity, honesty and fairness.

 

IIMA is known for the depth and rigour of the programme. The curriculum, reviewed and revised periodically, remain relevant and contemporary.

PGP Faculty strength

PGP students work experience - Sector wise

PGP cohort, as per work experience

 

Curriculum

The PGP curriculum is the result of constant innovation and continuous review by the faculty with help from practitioners in industry, alumni and students. The course offers four types of courses spread across two years voz. Foundational, tools and techniques oriented, functional and perspective-building courses.  It also provides opportunities for project courses and courses of independent study during the second year.

The compulsory/ core courses focus on rigorous grounding in the rudiments of every discipline in management and the development of a common foundation of business knowledge and management theory. The core courses consist of 500 sessions (Approx) encompassing 25 credits (Approx).

Following the first year programme, students undertake summer training with Institute's corporate partners for a period of eight to nine weeks. The Summer Internship is a powerful source of practical managerial insights, validation of management concepts, and valuable market knowledge.

The elective courses which are offered in the second year of the programme allow students to choose a bouquet of courses that interest them and develop proficiency in the areas of their choice. The elective courses consists of in-class courses, often with project components, offered by different areas, courses of independent study, exchange programmes, and intensive field courses, totaling 19 – 22 credits  (380-440 sessions) over three Terms, each of which consists of 09 to 12 weeks' duration. Each credit requires a minimum of eighty hours of work.

Types of Courses

 a)    

Regular Course: This helps a student to learn tools, techniques, skills and concepts primarily through class discussions.

 b)   

Seminar Course: This provides a specified number of class sessions and time for research to explore the frontiers of knowledge.

 c)      

Projects: These are designed to suit individual student needs. There are four categories of projects. (1) An Independent Project, (2) Project Course, (3) Course of Independent Study, and (4) Comprehensive Project.

  1. An Independent Project provides an opportunity to apply the tools, techniques, skills and concepts, which a student may have already learnt, to the study of actual problems through field studies, computer based analysis and library research. 
  2. Students can do independent projects (IP) (Non Credit) for up to one per set of two slots. These can be undertaken only with the prior permission of the instructor(s) concerned. The project proposals, duly approved by the guide(s) should be submitted to the PGP Office before the start of slot IX and XI. The IPs would not be taken into account towards meeting the credit requirements in second year and their grades would not be accounted in GPA calculation.  
  3. The Course of Independent Study (CIS) (2 credits) allows exploration of a topic in the student's "area" of interest. It makes possible the integration of several fields of study in searching for the solution to a single problem. It provides valuable experience in the research process such as definition of the problem, search for relevant data, analysis of the data and drawing conclusions. Thus CIS allows for individual initiative, judgment and resourcefulness well beyond what is possible in the regular curriculum.  
  4. The Comprehensive Project (CP) provides an opportunity to learn in a real world context. This provides a vehicle for integration of learning across functions and disciplines. The project must be organization-based, not based entirely on secondary data or library work. It must be multifunctional and multidisciplinary in nature. 

 

Courses Offered

First Year Courses (Compulsory) 2017-2018

 

Term 1
No Course Acronym Course Title
1FRAFinancial Reporting and Analysis
2FMFinancial Markets
3HRM-IHuman Resource Management-I
4IDIndividual Dynamics
5LABLegal Aspects of Business
6MCManagerial Computing
7MEMicroeconomics
8MKT-IMarketing-I
9 OM-IOperations Management-I
10QM-1aQuantitative Methods-1a
11QM-1bQuantitative Methods-1b
12WACWritten Analysis and Communication
13OB AreaInduction
   
   
Term 2
No Course Acronym Course Title
1CCSCosting and Control Systems
2FMFinancial Markets
3HRM-IIHuman Resource Management II
4IGPInterpersonal Group Processes
5TBIT Transforming Busines through Information Technology
6MEPMacroeconomics and Policy
7MKT-IIMarketing II
8OM-IIOperations Management II
9PCEPersonal and Corporate Ethics
10QM-2Quantitative Methods-2
11SCEBThe Social and Cultural Environment of Business
12WIPWorkshop on Interviews and Presentations
   
Term 3
No Course Acronym Course Title
1BESBusiness, Environment and Society
2BRMBusiness Research Methods
3CFCorporate Finance
4GSPGovernment Systems and Policy Process
5IEB Internet Enabled Businesses
6MACManagerial Analysis and Communication
6MKT-IIIMarketing III
7ODYOrganizational Dynamics
9SMStrategic Management
   
Flexicore Courses (FC)
11 OMManufacturing Operations Management
Service Operations Management
12 HRM Managing Work Place Dynamics and Employee Collectives
Talent and Competency Management

 

Courses Offered ( Second Year )

List of Electives Courses in Second year for Academic Year 2017-18 (Area Wise)

Business Policy

1

Business Government and Law

2

Business and Intellectual Property

3

Competence, Capability and Corporate Strategy

4

Dynamics of Framing and Execution of Strategy

5

Design Thinking for Innovative Business Design

6

Economics of Strategy

7

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning

8

Foundations of Strategy Consulting

9

International Business

10

International Business Dispute Resolution

11

Leadership in Professional Service Firms

12

Leadership: Vision, Meaning and Reality

13

Managing Diversified Organizations

14

Mysteries in Management

15

Strategy in Emerging Markets

16

Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

17

Fund Management - Project Course

18

New Technology Application, Design and Business Models

19

Practice of Social Business: Human Centered Problem Solving

Centre for Management in Agriculture

20

CINE: Understanding Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge, Networks and Entrepreneurship

21

Seminar Course on Globalizing and Resurgent India Through Innovative Transformation

22

Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights

23

Shodh Yatra (Off Campus)

Communication

24

Communicating Corporate Reputation

25

Cultural Identities and Communication

26

Communication Skills for Team & Leadership Effectiveness

27

Difficult communication

28

Media and Society: Economics, Politics, Ethics and Technologies for Mass Communication

29

Intercultural Communication Competence

30

Managerial Communication

31

Organizational Communication

32

Persuasive Communication

33

Strategic Communication in the Digital Era

34

Strategic Negotiation Skills for Leaders

Economics

35

Economics Of Food Quality

36

Economics of Happiness

37

Economics of Organization

38

Game Theory and Applications

39

International Trade and Investment (Project Course)

40

International Trade: Theory and Policy

41

Issues in International Finance for Managers

42

Labour Markets in Developing Countries

43

Massive Change: Economics and Finance

44

Macroeconomics of India: An applied perspective

45

Monetary Theory and Policy

Finance and Accounting

46

Asset Backed Securitization

47

Alternative Investments and Hedge Funds

48

Behavioural Finance

49

Financial Modelling

50

Fixed Income Securities-Rates

51

Financing of Firms

52

Futures, Options and Risk Management

53

Fraud Risk Assessment & Governance Mechanism

54

Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring

55

Management Control and Metrics for Organizational Performance

56

Microfinance Management

57

Modern Investment & Portfolio Management

58

Optimization Methods in Finance

59

Pricing & Hedging Derivative Securities

60

Strategic Perspectives in Banking

61

Securities Regulation

62

Trading Strategies

63

Valuation of Firms

Information Systems

64

Big Data Analytics

65

Consulting in e-Governance: From Vision to Implementation

66

Digital Inclusion for Development

67

Data Mining and Business Intelligence

68

Data Visualization for Decision Making

69

Enterprise Digital Infrastructure

70

Strategies for Internet Economy

Marketing

71

Advertising and Sales Promotion Management

72

Business to Business Marketing

73

Customer Based Business Strategies

74

International Business and Foreign Market Entry in BRIC Countries

75

Innovation, Live

76

Mobile Marketing Essentials

77

Marketing Management in the World of High Technologies and Innovation

78

Market Research and Information Systems

79

Neuroscience and Consmer Behavior

80

Pricing

81

Seminar on Brand Management

82

Strategies for Digital Marketing and e-Business

83

Strategic Marketing

84

Sports Marketing

Organizational Behaviour

85

Co-Creating Organizational Change

86

The Creative Self at Work

87

Developing an Entrepreneurial Personality

88

Explorations in Roles and Identity-A - Off Campus

89

High Performing Teams: A Journey

90

Power and Politics in Organizations

91

Qualitative Research for Management

92

Talent Management

93

Understanding Indian Workplaces

Human Resource Management

94

Business & Society

95

Business Turnaround and Organizational Transformation

96

Global Leadership and Effective People Management

97

Games People Play: Psychology of HRM

98

H R Management in the Service Sector

99

Personal Competencies for International HRM

Production and Quantitative Methods

100

The Art and Craft of Decision Making

101

Advanced Methods of Data Analysis

102

Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis

103

Elephants & Cheetahs: Systems, Strategy Bottlenecks

104

Forecasting Techniques for a Practioner

105

Operations Strategy

106

Quantitative System Performance (Project Course)

107

Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing

108

Stochastic Calculus in Finance (Project Course)

109

Supply Chain Management

110

Supply Chain Strategy

111

Statistical Methods in Data Analysis

112

Why Projects Fail? Uncertainty, Complexity and Risk in Projects

PGP (Others)

113

Bionics

114

Contemporary Film Industry: A Business Perspective

115

Doing Business in India (Only for incoming Exchange Students)

116

Philosophical Foundatiuon of Management

Public Systems Group

117

Aviation Business Strategies

118

Airport Policy and PPPs

119

Carbon Finance

120

Good Governance and People Living in Poverty

121

Investigating Corporate Social Irresponsibilty

122

Infrastructure Development & Financing

123

Managing Energy Business

124

Manipulation, Myth-making, and Marketing

125

Managing Sustainability

126

Public Finance

127

Public Policy

128

Participatory Theatre for Development

129

Rail Transport Planning and Management

130

Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Social Change

131

Strategic Transformation and Change in the Indian Economy

132

Sustainability and Environment Management

133

Transport Infrastructure

134

Urban Economy and Business Environment

135

Venturing in Health Care

Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Education Innovation

136

Enterprise and Innovations in Education

 

 

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