Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Executive

15-month full-time AICTE approved and AACSB accredited residential programme for Experienced Executives.


The PGDM Executive is a full-time AICTE approved and AACSB accredited 15-month programme in the nature of an accelerated MBA designed specifically for high-performing professionals with work experience. Primarily aimed at grooming Experienced Executives for a General Management role in the Functional Domain with a Global Orientation, the programme is designed with six distinct modules, namely, foundation, functional, internationalization, customization, integration, and dissertation. The programme brings a global perspective to the participants by developing close associations with leading business schools across the world. Hence, the programme includes a 6-8 week Global Career Accelerator (GCA) at one of IMTs European Partners. The contents of the programme blend in components of knowledge, skills, and attitude with cutting edge courses like Design Thinking, Cross-Cultural Business Negotiations, Data Modelling, Execution, Critical Thinking and Personal Branding, to name a few. The participants are also exposed to personal growth lab and an assessment center that ensures a better self-appreciation for the areas of strength and development.

Programme highlights

  • A full-time residential programme taught by the best of faculty and industry practitioners.
  • Contemporary course curriculum weaved in six phases of Foundation, Functional, Internationalization, Customization, Integration and Dissertation.
  • The PGDM-EX programme provides participants the opportunity of a social immersion as a part of the sustainability and social responsibility course.
  • Self-learning Harvard Online Modules
  • Strong Industry Interface
  • A unique course on contemporary issues in management offered by leading industry practitioners allowing participants an opportunity to debate and discuss the current issues that managers and leaders are occupied with.
  • Based on the philosophy of ‘Knowing by Doing’ the programme architecture has an outcome-centered Elements of Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude are built into the programme through various courses, workshops, simulations, field projects and experiential learning social immersions.


Knowing by Doing & Experiential Learning are the guiding principles of Pedagogy for all IMT Executive Programmes. The learning and pedagogy experience in the PGDM (Executive) course encompasses a broad range of learning techniques including case studies, simulations; real life projects; debates; discussions with senior executives of organizations, start-ups and consulting projects; courses and workshops.

Programme Architecture



  • Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate, and around five years work experience after graduation as on June 30, 2017.
  • Test Score(s) Considered: CAT 2013 – 2016 / XAT 2014 – 2017 Or GMAT taken between June 1, 2012 to July 15, 2017.

Selection Process

Admission to the PGDM (Executive) programme requires score(s) obtained in CAT / XAT/GMAT, followed by interview process.


Is the cost of International Immersion included in the Programme fee?

Yes, the cost of International Term is included in the Programme. It is much more than immersion; students pursue a full term (6-8 weeks) at a partner school in Europe and complete at least six full credit courses along with industry and cultural visits. The batch of 2016-17 is completing the term at EM Normandie in France from the third week of April to early June 2017. 

Is the program AICTE approved?

Yes, the programme has the AICTE approval, as well as the prestigious AACSB accreditation.  

Does this course offer Specialization?

It is a General Management Programme. However, in the fourth term of the course, you will be offered customized electives from any domain(s) of your choice.  

What are the major attractions of this course?

The major attractions include a Global Career Accelerator Programme in which participants undergo a complete 40-day term with an international partner. This year, it is taking place at EM Normandie Business School, France. Courses like Design Thinking, Contemporary Issues in Management, Sustainability and Social Responsibility Immersion, Data Modelling, Personal Growth Lab, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Negotiation Workshop, etc., are the other distinct features of the Programme. mme.

Is the fees refundable?

The refund shall be as per the policy announced by AICTE. The candidate, who has been provisionally admitted, may request for refund of the fee by submitting a written application to the Admissions Office at IMT Ghaziabad.  The cut-off date for refund for PGDM Executive 2017-18 is Sunday, October 2, 2017. The refund of fee, as applicable, shall be made in due course i.e. within four weeks of this cut-off date. The refund shall be made after deduction of the cancellation charges as applicable. For further details, please visit the website.

Does the college provide support in placements for PGDM (Executive) students?

Yes, the college provides full support in placements for the PGDM (Executive) students. The Programme has a placement committee run by the students and led by the Head –External Relations.  

Is the placement committee for PGDM (2 year) and PGDM (Executive) same?

No, both the courses have separate management teams for almost all activities.  

What is the expected batch size for PGDM (Executive) 2017-18?

We are expecting around 40 students for the upcoming batch.  

How is the Course Architecture?

The details of the course architecture are available on the website.

What is the course start date and end date?

The course is planned to start on October 3, 2017, and being a 15 months course, shall end on January 2, 2019.  

How is this course going to help me advance my career?

The course has been designed in such a manner that it is best for the candidates who have more than five years of work experience. The past experience forms the fuel, the candidates serve as the engine, the course acts as a high octane additive, and thus, the overall combination proves as a career accelerator programme.  

What level of faculty teaches PGDM (Executive) students?

Leading faculty from across the world have been selected to impart education dedicatedly to the PGDM Executive Students. To name a few, we have Dr. Asish Bhattacharya, Dr. Kalyan Sengupta, Dr. Shekhar K. Sinha, Dr. Atish Chatopadhyay, Dr. N. L. Ahuja, Prof. Dr. Nello Gaspardo, Dr. S K Chaudhuri, Mr. Anand Pillai.  

What is the usual schedule of the classes?

The classes are usually scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with some deviations. Students are given one day every week for carrying out their activities.

What are the different pedagogies adopted in class?

Primarily Case Study method of learning, group activities, simulations, group projects methods of teaching are adopted in class. 

How strong is the alumni-connect at IMT Ghaziabad? Do they help the current students?

The alumni are quite engaged with the B-School. Apart from inviting senior alums for engaging guest lectures, there are batch reunions on regular intervals that happen both within and outside the campus. The huge alumni base spread across various locations throughout the world helps foster a sense of camaraderie among the students.  

In how many instalments do I need to pay the fees?

The fees need to be paid in three installments. Kindly refer the website for further details.  

What kind of accommodation will be provided at campus? Can my spouse stay with me?

You will be provided an accommodation on Twin sharing basis and common washrooms. The basic amenities like a bed, lockable Almirah, Study Table, Chair, Air conditioner, geyser in washrooms will be provided to you. You will have to get your mattresses, Bucket, etc. Given the rigor of the course, your spouse can not stay with you in the college hostel.  

I am a resident of Ghaziabad. I do not require accommodation in campus. Can my accommodation charges be waved off from the fees?

The PGDM (Executive) Programme is a full-time residential Programme. Since the participants shall be indulging in a lot of group activities, late night classes, assignments, Projects, it is compulsory for them to stay in the hostel.  

What other facilities does the campus have?

The Wi-Fi enabled campus boasts of various facilities, a few of which include a basketball court, two badminton courts, and a vast football ground; library including rich collection of e-books, e-journals, company & industry information, and country research databases.  

What is the academic calendar like?

The program is very fast paced, with courses, workshops, activities and projects. The academic calendar for the current batch is available on the website.  

Which are the companies where alumni have been working?

The alumni of IMT-Ghaziabad have been associated with a wide range of industries, which include Google, Virtusa, Tech Mahindra, Amazon, Idea Cellular, Accenture, Snapdeal, Videocon and the like.  

How can I get more updates on IMT through social media?

You are requested to kindly follow the activities of the current batch of participants through the hashtag (#IMTExEdFootprints).  

Can I take a sabbatical to attend the course or can my company sponsor it?

Sabbaticals are welcome.  


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