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 Management
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


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.