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One Year Full-time Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

PGPX is a one-year, full time residential programme for executives with substantial work experience leading to a One Year Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives. The design of PGPX is built on IIMA's well established experience of designing and running post-graduate management programmes for exceptionally bright students and a wide range of executive education programmes for practicing managers from many countries. PGPX students are selected through a rigorous admissions process that includes GMAT (www.mba.com), leadership profiling and personal interviews. The programme takes into account the substantial and varied experience the selected executives bring to the classroom. The objective of the programme is to develop bright, enthusiastic and high-initiative executives into management leaders and change agents in the global arena. The programme has a general management focus, including an emphasis on managing across borders and cultures. It has an international project (called International Immersion) besides teaching content drawn from many countries.

Programme Structure: This programme follows a six-segment course structure, each segment seamlessly joined to the next. The segments are  
   (i)   Induction 
   (ii)  Building Blocks 
   (iii) Preparing for Top Management 
   (iv) International Immersion 
   (v)  Electives 
   (vi) Capstone
Induction: Spread over two and a half days, it gives the students a chance to get familiar with the infrastructure, co-curricular and extra- curricular activities, while tuning into the programme content and the IIMA method of learning. It also helps the student to understand the self while making the transition to the PGPX and the future. 
 
Building Blocks:  The core segment gives the students a rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of management. It crystallizes and enhances their basic conceptual and analytical knowledge, pre-disposing them for managerial effectiveness.
 
Preparing for Top Management:  This segment, which is the differentiating element of the PGPX, further develops the students' skills, enabling them to better understand and envision the dynamics within complex management problems. It also prepares them for visionary leadership, being change agents and playing a role at the top.
 
International Immersion: Students are immersed in two intensive weeks of academics in an international location. This segment equips students with understanding of macro-level dynamics and unfamiliar economic environment in a foreign country.
 
Electives: The students are offered a wide range of elective courses including on marketing, finance, supply chain management, strategic management and various sectoral areas. While electives depend on student interest and faculty supply, this allows students the freedom of electives in areas of passion and proficiency, making every student's experience unique and customized to his or her chosen growth path. It is also an opportunity to explore new areas of learning and a chance to reflect on and leverage past experience 
As part of the 'electives' segment, students can opt for an Individual Research Project (IRP). The project is executed by PGPX participants with a faculty advisor. The result is a high quality written output, which could be any of 
• A case with analysis 
• An Industry Note 
• A paper on "Bridging the Divide" (focusing on a socio economic divide affecting the world) 
• A business plan for an entrepreneur
Capstone: A finale as an encapsulation of the learning experience, this segment provides an opportunity to integrate learning from the entire programme, reflect on one's own experience as an executive and understand what it means to work in large, multidisciplinary teams facing tough deadlines. 
 

 

Term

Dates

Segment

Responsibility

Credits

 

April 12, 2018

Inauguration

PGPX

 

 

April 12-14, 2018

Induction Sessions
- Case Methodology
- Knowing self & others
- Styling/Referencing
- Session on Excel Spread Sheet
- Knowing about IIMA &
PGPX Norms

Coordination:
OB Area + PGPX

0.50

(Non-graded)

I

April 16, 2018
To
June 06, 2018

Building Blocks (BB)

Areas

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

II

June 11, 2018
to
September 7, 2018

Building Blocks (BB)

+

Preparing for Top Management (PTM)

Areas

8.00

 

 

 

 

 

III

September 10-23, 2018

International Immersion Programme (IIP)

PGPX

2.00

(Pass/Fail)

 

 

 

 

 

IV

September 26, 2018
to
December 14, 2018

Preparing for Top Management (PTM)

PGPX

1.00

Electives

Areas + PGPX

4.50–5.50

 

 

 

 

 

V

December 17, 2018
to
March 8, 2019

Preparing for Top Management (PTM)

PGPX

2.25

Electives

Areas + PGPX

3.00-5.00

Business Game/Simulation Exercise
Coordination: BP Area

Area + PGPX

1.00

 

 

 

Total

28.25-29.25

 

 

Induction: Sessions: April 12 to 14, 2018 (3 days)

Area

Segment

Title

Credit

PGPX & OB

 

General Sessions

0.50

Induction

Case Methodology

 

Knowing Self & Others

 

Styling & Referencing

 

Introduction to the staff & systems; Processes at IIMA; and Academic Norms

Total

0.50

 

Term-I: All Compulsory Courses: April 16 to June 06, 2018 (8 weeks)

 

Area

Segment

Acronym

Course Title

Credit

1

Marketing

BB

ACCV

Assessing and Creating Customer Value

0.75

2

P&QM

BB

AD

Analysis of Data

0.75

3

P&QM

BB

DOMD

Designing Operations to Meet Demand

0.75

4

P&QM

BB

MD

Modelling for Decisions

0.50

5

F&A

BB

FRA

Financial Reporting and Analysis

0.75

6

Economics

BB

FAM

Firms and Markets

0.75

7

OB

BB

OB

Organization Behaviour

0.75

 

 

 

 

Total

5.00

 

Term-II: All Compulsory Courses: June 11 to September 07, 2018 (10 weeks)

 

Area

Segment

Acronym

Title

Credit

1

F&A

BB

CF

Corporate Finance

0.75

2

F&A

BB

FM

Financial Markets

0.75

3

F&A

BB

SCM

Strategic Cost Management

0.75

4

Marketing

BB

DMCV

Delivering and Managing Customer Value

0.75

5

Communication

BB

MC

Management Communication

0.75

6

Economics

BB

OEM

Open Economy Macroeconomics

0.75

7

P&QM

BB

SDSL

Setting and Delivering Service Levels

0.50

8

HRM

BB

SHRM

Strategic Human Resource Management

0.75

9

BP

BB

SMGT

Strategic Management

1.00

10

BP

PTM

LAB

Legal Aspects of Business

0.75

11

OB

PTM

LS

Leadership Skills

0.50

 

 

 

 

Total

8.00

 

Term-III: International Immersion Programme: September 10 to 23, 2018 (2 weeks)

Area

Segment

Acronym

Focus

Credit

Institutions

PGPX

International Immersion Programme

IIP

Macro-Economic Environment of the Foreign Country

2.00

Foreign Universities

 

 

 

Total

2.00

 

 

Term-IV: List of Compulsory Courses: September 26 to December 14, 2018 (13 weeks)

 

Area

Segment

Acronym

Title

Credit

1

BP+F&A

PTM

M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions

1.00

 

Areas + PGPX

Electives (including courses from other programmes)

4.50-5.50

 

 

 

 

Total (core & elective)

5.50-6.50

 

Term-V: List of Compulsory Courses: December 17, 2018 to March 08, 2019 (12 weeks)

 

Area

Segment

Acronym

Title

Credit

1

BP

Capstone

BSG

Business Simulation Game (Capstone)

1.00

2

BP

PTM

CG

Corporate Governance

0.75

3

BP

PTM

LVE

Leadership, Values & Ethics

0.75

4

F&A

PTM

MCMOP

Management Control and Metrics for Organizational Performance

0.75

 

Areas + PGPX

Electives (including courses from other programmes)

3.00-5.00

 

 

 

 

Total (core & elective)

6.25–8.25

 

Staging Enabled