POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ACCELERATED PROGRAM
18-month (15+3) full-time AICTE approved and AACSB accredited residential program for Experienced Professionals.
- About the Program
- Industry Oriented Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Program Outcomes
- International Immersion
- Program Journey
- Program Architecture
- Core Faculty
About the Program
The accelerated PGDM ExP program is a full-time AICTE approved and AACSB accredited 18-month program in the nature of an accelerated MBA designed specifically for experienced professionals. PGDM ExP Program is a rigorous, demanding and relevant Program for the executives with no prior exposure to formal management education.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management for Experienced Professionals (ExP) program at IMT, Ghaziabad is designed to develop transformational and responsible business and management leaders. The program is designed to help accelerate career growth and enable career transition for high performing business executives with a minimum five years of work experience. Our cohort consists of executives from a variety of sectors ranging from IT, Manufacturing, Energy and Consulting. The PGDM ExP program (formerly known as the PGDM Executive program) is in operation from the year 2000, and our alumni are currently placed at the upper echelons of the industry. The graduates of the ExP program are distinct individuals who are aware of industry as well as societal issues, driving organizational change and growth simultaneously with sustainability and people initiatives.
Welcome to an era of tremendous opportunity and growth. The last few years have been about change and reset. Business models, careers and even our approach to life have transformed. At IMT Ghaziabad, we believe that this change increases the relevance of a good business education. The skill set it enables, the analytical orientation, problem solving capability, decision making, cultural dexterity, leadership and social influence, emotional intelligence – all this is very important as we plan for the next many years of our economic lives. The changed world will require new messages, new leadership approaches, new narratives, new skills – it will require business leaders to stand up for the challenge. As such leaders pick up new tools, they need to be ready to drop their earlier tools altogether. IMT Ghaziabad’s Accelerated PGDM ExP program offers an opportunity for experienced executives to upskill themselves and engage in collaborative learning. Our AACSB accredited and AICTE approved management program also inculcates in its participants a culture of creative and innovative thinking. Our award-winning faculty understand the requirements and pressures on the modern-day business leader. The curriculum as well pedagogy enable learning to happen in a challenging but supportive environment. Our immersive and experiential process stimulates the mind and provides unmatched peer-based learning. Being a full-time program, it enables the participant to utilise all the curricular and co-curricular facilities and events that are on offer. Opportunities to study abroad via an immersion, sensitization towards societal issues, workshop based courses, and cutting-edge content are a few other highlights of our program. I invite you to discover more about our Accelerated PGDM ExP Program including the career transformations and placement transformations that our dedicated team has been able to facilitate. Taking time off from work to help accelerate your career is an important decision and we understand that. I invite you to discover our program, interact with our faculty and students and visit the campus if you can.
Cutting Edge Curriculum
In 2022, the PGDM ExP program went through an extensive Architecture change and Curriculum review process wherein the program team consulted corporate partners, recruiters, alumni and subject experts to ensure our program caters to and exceeds industry expectations. The program is now positioned on the overlap of the increasingly convergent fields of technology and management. It offers students an opportunity to develop knowledge within emerging topic areas such as Data Science, Business Analytics, Digital Business Strategy, Business Transformation alongside the classical topics of Strategy and Leadership. The PGDM ExP program is AICTE and AACSB accredited which signifies world class standard of academic practices.
Practice Focused Pedagogy
The program offers 106 credits which are earned through core management courses, workshops and you even have the choice to opt for a specialization through cutting edge electives. We have adopted an Experiential learning pedagogy wherein we utilize Industry engagement and ‘live’ projects to help students develop and extend their practical skills. Besides extensive use of Harvard cases, there is regular interaction with Industry and Corporate leaders to help students understand contemporary business trends and problem statements. Our Alumni mentorship program offers insights to students on professional and career development from seasoned leaders. The 4-week International Immersion wherein our students spend a term with one of our triple accredited, FT ranked partners is designed to develop global perspectives on business and management.
Who is this program meant for
Whether you are a functional manager or mid-level or senior level executive, the program is designed to enable career growth, career change and to fast track your elevation in organizations. We will equip you with the knowledge to stand out amongst the crowd and our placement office will provide you 100% assistance in placement. An ideal mix of diverse experience within our cohort enables peer-learning and helps you develop a network for life.
- Develop competencies to lead teams in complex and uncertain business environments.
- Establish an orientation for ethical and sustainable business practices.
- Demonstrate strategic and innovative thinking in a globalised and technologically driven competitive environment.
- Develop action orientation.
IMT Ghaziabad PGDM ExP program provides 4-week international immersion to the students to spend a term with one of the top FT ranked partners to develop global perspectives on business and management.
International immersion program of PGDM ExP Batch 2021-23
IÉSEG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (28th August 2022- 17th September 2022)
IESEG School of Management holds “Triple Crown” of international Business School accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. The institute is a member of the private Université Catholique de Lille consortium, the largest private university in France in terms of student population and endowment.
IÉSEG is one of the most recognized and academically rigorous higher education institutions in France, with more than 10,000 alumni and 7,000 students on the Lille and Paris campuses, 2,600 of which are international students representing more than 100 nationalities.
This program is a part of the compulsory international immersion of the PGDM Executive course. This year, 39 Executive students got the chance to experience this carefully curated and innovative executive development program designed by our two-decade-long partner school, IESEG School of Management, France. The students completed 6 credits, i.e. 60 classroom hours, company and cultural visits along with other holistic activities.
The program officially began on August 29 with a very insightful course on “INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT” by Dr. Jacob Vakkayil. Over three days of this course, the students gained a thorough understanding of the cultural elements that determine business environments around the world through discussions about strategies of action in intercultural environments.
Next, the students participated and learnt the course “STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND AI FOR BUSINESS” by Dr. Ghassan Yacoub. The objectives of this course were to make students understand the business model to encourage innovation, be aware of platforms in the global digital world and discover state of the art AI applications in business.
The third course was on “CHANGE MANAGEMENT” by Dr. Antonio Giangreco. This course focused on mapping the elements that make change management critical in the life of organizations. The students gained insights into how to use the main intervention models and were taught the best practices to manage change and minimize resistance to change.
Lastly, the students completed the course on “ADVANCED NEGOTIATION” by Dr. Jimena Y. Ramírez. They were exposed to understanding the negotiation concepts and skills in an international environment and obtained the tools to create and maintain fruitful business relationships through negotiation processes aiming to reach mutually satisfying outcomes.
To aid the learnings from the sessions, the students went on two corporate visits. First visit was at B’Twin Village of Decathlon. B’Twin Village is Decathlon World Centre for cycling and sport. The building is home to the designers of the B’twin brand. It houses a shop, a food court, an event space, showrooms, design offices, testing facilities, prototype workshops, a bike assembly factory, and a warehouse for spare parts. At Decathlon SportsLab, engineers and researchers support the decathlon brands in product design. The second corporate visit was at Euratechnologies Incubator which is the 1st European start-ups incubator accelerator that boots projects in various fields including DeepTech, FinTech, eCommerce, PropTeach, AgTeach and Robotics entrepreneurship.
Apart from academics, the students also went on a city tour of the beautiful city of Lille. First attraction was called as the LA BRADERIE DE LILLE, it was an annual street market/flea market, that took place on the weekend of the first Sunday of September in Lille. It dates back to the 12th century, and welcomes almost three million visitors each year. The Braderie de Lille is one of the largest gatherings in France and the largest flea market in Europe. The braderie has 100 km of aisles for 10,000 exhibitors. It’s a fun-filled event surrounded by concerts, a fun fair, etc.
The batch also got a chance to explore Bruges (Belgium) which is a compact city in the northern region of Flanders in Belgium. It is a well-heeled and cosmopolitan place, and is famous for its lace and its network of canals, which make it the Venice of northern Europe. It is one of the only European cities that has retained its original street layout that was built before the introduction of the automobiles. The historic city centre is small and walkable, and the students enjoyed this opportunity for cultural immersion.
Overall, it was one of the most gratifying and transformative experience for students who went through interesting and innovative learnings, both theoretically and practically. We strongly believe that this immersion program is the key feature for the program which enriches the students’ journey to become responsible global managers.
- Financial Accounting
- Critical and Analytical Thinking (CAT
- Quantitative methods for Business
- Spreadsheet Modelling
- Case learning Pedagogy
- Writing Project Reports
Term – I – Foundation
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Managerial Economics
- Operations Management
- Marketing Management
- Business Communication
- Individual and Group Dynamics
- Personal Growth Lab (outbound)
- Contemporary Issues in Management
Term II – Functional
- Management Accounting
- Personal Branding (W)
- Emerging Technologies and Sectoral Analysis
- Organizational Design and Dynamics
- Business Research Methods
- Data Visualization and Processing (W)
- Contemporary Issues in Management
Term III – International Immersion
- Global Career Accelerator (GCA)
Term IV – Functional
- Business Environment
- Digital Business Transformation
- Corporate Finance
- Consumer Behavior
- Managing People
- Strategic Management
- Design Thinking and Corporate Entrepreneurship (W)
- Social and Sustainability Project
- Contemporary Issues in Management
Term V – Customizations
- Rethinking Strategy
- Operational Excellence
- Data Science, AI and ML (W)
- Managing Self (W)
- Customized Electives
- Elective 1
- Elective 2
- Elective 3
- Elective 4
- Elective 5
Term VI – Integration
- Cross Functional Simulation
- Corporate Law (W)
- Strategic Marketing
- Business Analytics
- Negotiation Skills (W)
- Digital Business Strategy
- Project Management
- Management Research Project/Strategic Consulting Project
- KPMG certifications
- Fintech (W)