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. These are aimed at providing the student the 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.

FinanceMarketingOB & HRDecision Science and OperationsStrategyInformation Management and Analytics
Wealth Management and Personal Finance Consumer Behaviour Employee Relations and Labour Laws Logistics and Supply Chain Management Business in Emerging Markets Data Science Using R
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Product and Brand Management Corporate Leadership Service Operations Management Managing Business Risks in Uncertain Times Visualization and Dashboard
Financial Statement Analysis and Forensic Accounting Sales and Distribution Management Recruitment and Selection Project Management Strategizing & Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures Block Chain and Cyber Security
Financial Econometrics International Marketing Advanced HRM Total Quality Management and Six Sigma Business Negotiation Skills Finance and Risk Analytics
Financial Engineering and Risk Management Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communication Training and Development Operations Research   Marketing Analytics
Business Valuation Marketing Research Performance and Compensation Management Supply Chain Analytics   Customer Relationship Management
International Finance Marketing of Services HR Analytics Supply Chain Analytics   Digital Marketing
Management Controls & Strategic Cost Management Retail Marketing Business Negotiation Skills     Web and Social Media Analytics
Financial Derivatives Rural Marketing       Supply Chain Analytics
Management of Banks Business Forecasting       HR Analytics Enterprise Resource Planning
Project and Start Up Finance Marketing Analytics        
Strategic Financial Management Customer Relationship Management        
Business Forecasting Digital Marketing        
Strategizing & Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures Web and Social Media Analytics        
Finance and Risk Analytics          


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 2019.


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.