The two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is the flagship programme of the Institute. it is designed to enable students to acquire the skills and capabilities that will enable them to reach responsible Global positions in management.
The number of applicants admitted to this programme has increased to around 400. The Programme revolves around the principle that world-class business leaders are not mass-produced; they are nurtured and developed with personalised care and attention, in small work groups and teams, and in a practical, application-oriented user-friendly environment.
The programme lays the foundation for conceptual and analytical reasoning, and gives the students an insight into the dynamics of the business environment.
It prepares students to manage and lead in global business scenario which is getting increasingly complex and dynamic.
The programme design is inspired by management practice rather than ivory tower academics. The course material and design is oriented towards current and emerging issues in management. The curriculum undergoes a complete transformation every three years. In addition, it is adapted significantly every year to keep it abreast with the current business environment. IIMB has the distinction of offering the largest variety of elective courses in the second year of the PGP.
The faculty members keep themselves updated on present management realities by virtue of their extensive involvement in research and consulting. Further, the level of interaction required in the programme ensures that the pool of work experience among the students is effectively tapped.
Developing skills in leading and teamwork is an important facet of the programme. This anticipates practices in many of today's successful organisations. The interactive skills of effective communication, conflict management, negotiation and mobilising individuals towards common goals are the essential ingredients of effective management.
There is a strong emphasis on project work as a part of the regular courses at the Institute. While working on projects, students are required to interact with managers from the industry. A number of these projects are sponsored by organizations. On an average, a student graduating from the institute would have carried out fifteen projects, usually live, involving industry interaction and support.
The post Graduate Programme lasts six trimesters, spread over two years, with a summer project in between the two years.
The first year students are exposed to basic concepts in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Personnel Management and Human Resources Management, Quantitative methods, Operations and Behavioral Sciences through the 'core courses'. These lay the foundation for all the functional areas of management help develop problem solving skills.
In the second year, students specialize in functional areas of their interest. There is greater emphasis on the application of knowledge gained in the form of projects, group exercises and case discussions. Guest lectures supplement regular course work while the core Business Policy and Strategy course integrates the learning gained from the first year basic disciplines. Students are encouraged to take up dissertation work and to do a project on 'Contemporary Concerns' under the guidance of faculty.