Programme Structure


As per the curriculum, students need to earn 99 credits (1 Credit is of 10 hours). These 99 credits are divided into five components:

1. Foundational Component: It comprises of following 12 core courses of 2 credits each. A project of 10 credits will also have to be submitted by each student at the end of this component.

Foundational Component

  •  Organizational Behaviour
  •  Managerial Economics
  •  Information Technology for Decision Making
  •  Marketing Management
  •  Financial Management
  •  Operations Management
  •  Business Research Methods
  •  Strategic Management
  •  Financial Accounting & Analysis
  •  Human Resource Management
  •  Managerial Communication
  •  Quantitative Techniques
  •  Research Methodology

 2. Functional Component:
Given the background of the batch, ten courses (each of 2 credits) will be offered from a basket of 6 functional modules. Another project of 10 credits is to be submitted by each student at the end of this component.

Financial Management

  •  Financial Reporting and Analysis
  •  Derivatives & Financial Risk Management
  •  Project and Infrastructure Finance
  •  Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  •  Financial Reporting and Analysis

Operations Management

  •  Logistics and Supply Chain
  •  Project Management
  •  Quality Management
  •  Operations Strategy
  •  Lean Systems

Marketing Management

  •  Consumer Behavior
  •  Marketing Research
  •  Sales and Distribution Management
  •  Product & Brand Management
  •  Digital Marketing

Information Management and Analytics

  •  Management Information Systems
  •  Enterprise Resource Planning
  •  Business Analytics
  •  Visualization and Dashboard
  •  E-Business

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

  •  Employee Relation & Labour Law
  •  Business Negotiation Skills
  •  Recruitment and Selection
  •  Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
  •  Performance and Compensation Management

Banking and Financial Services

  •  Management of Financial Services
  •  Management of Banks
  •  Strategic cost & management control
  •  Entrepreneurial & Startup Financing
  •  Working Capital Management

3.  Cross – Functional Component: Each student is allowed to choose 5 elective courses (each of 2 credits) as part of their specialization. Minimum 15 students are required to float any course in this component.
4.  Experiential Learning: A very important component of the programme, where interactions with industry leaders will be facilitated, numerous academic activities will be conducted and to offer a holistic management learning experience.
5.  Comprehensive Project Component: Each student is required to undertake a comprehensive on-the-job project to implement the learning from the programme. This component is of 15 credits.


Faculty at IMI enjoys academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting quality 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 visiting faculty. Guest lectures from industry practitioners are also organized to expose students to the current business environment.


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

Schedule of Classes

Classes of the PGDM Programme for Professionals are held on Weekends/Weekdays. In case of elective subjects, the days for which a student would attend classes would depend on the number of courses a student has opted for in a particular term. Classes are of three hours duration with a break in between. All the 4 components are scheduled on back to back basis with upto 7 days break between each components so as to complete the course work in scheduled time.