Programme Structure

Programme Structure


The course for the PGDM Programme is spread over six trimesters, each trimester being of 11-12 weeks. The first three trimesters are essentially devoted to foundation courses, across core areas of management. Based on the feedback of all the stakeholders these courses are aimed at providing the student a conceptual understanding of the functional areas such as: 

a) Basic areas, e.g. Economics and Organizational Behavior
b) Techniques, e.g. Statistics and Research Methods
c) Functional areas, e.g. Marketing and Finance
d) Integrative areas, e.g. Strategy and International Business
e) Technology, e.g. Management Information Systems
f) Emerging Areas, e.g. Business Analytics and Social Media Analytics

Core Courses: 

  •  Business Analytics
  •  Business Communication Skills I & II
  •  Business Mathematics
  •  Business Statistics
  •  Cost & Management Accounting
  •  Corporate Governance & Business Ethics
  •  Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development
  •  Financial Accounting & Analysis
  •  Financial Management I & II
  •  Human Resource Management
  •  Information Technology for Decision Making
  •  Individual Dynamics
  •  International Business
  •  Legal Aspects in Business
  •  Management Information Systems
  •  Managerial Economics
  •  Macroeconomic Theory & Policy
  •  Marketing Management I & II
  •  Organisational Design & Theory
  •  Operation Management I & II
  •  Research Methods for Management
  •  Strategic Management I & II
  • And Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

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, Organisational Behavior & Human Resource Management, Decision Sciences & Operations, Information Management & Analytics, and Strategy. 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, which is subject to change.

Marketing & General ManagementAccounting, Finance & EconomicsOperations Management & Quantitative TechniquesInformation Management and AnalyticsHR & OB
Consumer Behaviour Financial Modelling using Excel Logistics & Supply Chain Management Data Management using SQL Advances in HRM
Sales and Distribution Management Finance and Risk Analytics Project Management E-Business: Model and Analytics Diversity Management
Product and Brand Management Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Quality Management & Six Sigma Data Visualization and Dashboard Recruitment and Selection
Marketing Research Financial Derivatives and Risk Management Machine Learning in Supply Chain Decision Modelling using Excel and VBA Business Negotiation Skills
Marketing of Services Fixed Income Securities E-Commerce Supply Chain Management Block Chain and Cyber Security Performance and Compensation Management
Business to Business Marketing Behavioural Finance Operations Strategy Marketing Analytics Employee Relations and Labour Laws 
Advertising and Integrated Marketing Hedge Fund and Alternative Investment Service Operations Management Digital Marketing Team Building 
Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid (Poor Urbanite & Rural) with Rural Immersion Financial Econometrics Agile Project Management Enterprise Resource Planning  The Science of Happiness 
Business Forecasting Quantitative Trading and Investments Production Planning and Control Customer Relationship Management  Training and Development 
Retail Marketing Strategic Financial Management Managing Sustainable Operations HR Analytics   
Pricing Policy Business Valuation Lean Management     
International Marketing Sustainable Finance Digital Operations Management     
Strategy Analytics International Finance Supply Chain Analytics     
Design Thinking & Innovation Management of Banks and Financial Services Qualitative Research     
Finance and Risk Analytics Wealth Management and Personal Finance      
  Fintech and Firm Profitability      
  Investment Banking      
  Financial Reporting
Analysis and Forensic Accounting


Summer Internship: 

On completion of the first year, the students gain hands-on experience in the application of core concepts and functional skills through a Summer Project with leading Corporate Firms. This practice of ‘Learning by Doing’ helps the students to relate the rigour of theory to the world of business. They work on projects as per the specifications of the company. At the end of 8-10 weeks of a closely guided project under the supervision of a company executive, the students submit a report to the company. Our students have also received Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) for their exemplary work during their internship.


Faculty at IMI Bhubaneswar 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 comprises of the core faculty at Bhubaneswar campus as well as faculty from IMI Delhi and 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 60 minutes duration. Attendance in all classes is compulsory. Classes shall tentatively begin, from the 2nd/3rd week of June 2024.


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