Programme Structure


The course for the PGDM programme is spread over six trimesters, each trimester with a duration of 11-12 weeks. The first three trimesters are essentially devoted to foundation courses, across core areas of management.

These are aimed at providing the student the conceptual understanding of the functional areas such as:

  • Basic areas, eg. Economics and Organizational Behavior
  • Techniques, eg. Statistics and Research Methods
  • Functional areas, eg, Marketing and Finance
  • Integrative areas, eg. Strategy and International business
  • Technology, eg. Management Information Systems

Core Courses

Business Mathematics Management Information Systems
Business Statistics Managerial Economics
Business Strategic & Competitive Advantage Managing Oral Communication
Cost & Management Accounting Macroeconomic Theory & Policy
Corporate Strategy Marketing Management I & II
Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development Organizational Behavior I & II
Financial Accounting & Analysis Operation Management I & II
Financial Management I & II Principles & Practices of Corporate Governance
Human Resource Management Research Methods for Management
Information Technology for Decision Making Written Analysis and Communication I & II
Legal Aspects in Business  

Elective Courses

Courses in the 2nd year are designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue their interests in various functional areas. Students will thus have an opportunity to specialize in the functional area of their interest. A student can specialize in more than one area, the areas being Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and Operations. A student also has an opportunity to pursue a Course of Independent Study (CIS) in lieu of an elective, to further his/her interest in a particular area, subject to meeting the conditions specified for the purpose and reviewed from time to time.

An indicative list of elective courses, offered during the 2nd year of study, is given below which is subject to change.

MARKETING MANAGEMENT 11. Business Negotiation Skills
1. Consumer Behavior 12. Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
2. Marketing Research 13. Measurement in HR & IR
3. Distribution Management 14. Self Discovery and personal Growth
4. Business Forecasting FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
5. Business Marketing 1. International Finance
6. Sales Management 2. Financial Derivatives
7. Brand Management 3. Management of Banks
8. Customer Relationship Management 4. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
9. International Marketing 5. Project and Infrastructure Finance
10. Sales and Distribution Management 6. Behavioral Finance
11. Retail Marketing 7. Management of Financial Services
12. Marketing of Services 8. Financial Engineering and Risk Management
13. Advertising Management 9. Treasury & Risk Management in Banks
14. Sales Promotion and Public Relations 10. Private Equity
15. Strategic Marketing 11. Fixed Income Securities
16. Rural Marketing 12. Financial Econometrics
17. Product and Brand Management 13. Business Valuation
18. Digital Marketing 14. Corporate Taxation
19. Managing Customer Value 15. Wealth Management and Alternative Investment
20. Managing Corporate Reputation 16. Investment Banking
21. Marketing for HR Professionals 17. Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
22. International Trade Procedure and Documentation ECONOMICS AREA
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 1. Economics of Information
1. Enterprise Resource Planning 2. International Business and Economics Environment
2. Software Project Management 3. Regulatory Economics
4. E-Business 1. Advance Research in Human Resources Management
5. Business Analytics 2. Applications of Operations Research
6. ERP for HR Applications 3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
7. Implementing Enterprise Solutions Using Cloud Computing 4. Logistics Modeling
8. IT Consulting 5. Operations Strategy
1. Managerial Compensation 7. Quality Management
2. Career and Succession in Management 8. Service Operations Management
3. Talent Management 9. Six Sigma
4. Journey to Self 10. Time Series Modeling and Forecasting for Energy and Financial Markets
5. Power, Ethics and Politics STRATEGY & GENERAL MANAGEMENT AREA
6. Psychometric Testing 1. Business in Emerging Markets
7. Role of HR in Mergers and Acquisition 2. Corporate Law
8. Coaching and Mentoring 3. Mergers and Acquisitions
9. Industrial Jurisprudence 4. New Venture Creation
10. Diversity Management 5. Strategic Alliances

Summer Internship

On completion of 1st year, students are required to gain hands-on experience in the application of core concepts and functional skills. This practice of 'Learning by Doing’ helps the student relate the rigor of theory in the world of business. The students work on projects as per the specification of the company. At the end of eight to ten weeks of such a closely guided project, under the supervision of the company executive(s), they submit a report to the company and the Institute. The concerned company executive normally provides feedback to the Chairperson (Placements) on the student’s performance. Successful completion of Summer Internship is an essential requirement for the award of the IMI Diploma.


Faculty at IMI enjoys academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting education. Pedagogy would be a combination of lectures, case discussions, presentations, assignments and project work. The primary emphasis would be on interactive and participative methods of learning. Faculty for the programme is primarily in-house from IMI, but may also include Adjunct or Visiting faculty. Guest lectures from industry practitioners are also organized to expose students to the current business environment and practices.

Schedule of classes

Classes for the PGDM programme are held every day starting at 8.30 am and can extend up to late evening hours, including weekends, to suit the requirements of the programme. Each class is of 90 minutes duration. Attendance in all classes is compulsory. Classes tentatively begins, from the 2nd/3rd week of June every year.


Emphasis is laid on continuous evaluation of a student's performance through the six trimesters, culminating in a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score, over a 10 point scale being awarded.