Post Graduate Programme in Management

A Premier B-School
Established in 1973, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is an EQUIS-accredited management school, offering a range of doctoral, post-graduate and executive education programmes. Located in India's high-tech capital, IIMB is strategically positioned to expose students to all facets of India's burgeoning economy. Its charter is to build leaders and entrepreneurs through holistic, transformative and innovative education.

Post Graduate Programme in Management

The two-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Programme, leading up to a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, designed to equip students to take on leadership roles in an increasingly complex and dynamic global scenario.

The PGP lasts six trimesters, spread over two years, with a summer project between the two years. As an autonomous Central Educational Institution of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, IIMB awards graduating PGP students with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), equivalent to an MBA degree. 

The programme lays the foundation for conceptual and analytical reasoning, and gives the students an insight into the dynamics of the business environment. It 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 teams, and in a practical, application-oriented, user-friendly environment. Hence, admissions to this programme stand at around 400. 

IIMB benchmarks its curriculum against the best in the world to ensure that it delivers world-class business education, based on the best pedagogic practices, while focussing on the Indian context. The course content and design is inspired by management practice rather than ivory-tower academics, with a strong orientation towards current and emerging management issues. The curriculum is modified every year and rehauled completely every three years to stay in tune with the current business environment. 

IIMB has also invested considerably in developing multi-disciplinary Centres of Excellence that focus on different areas such as Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance & Citizenship and Supply Chain Management.

At the core of IIMB is its faculty – a 140-plus group of highly qualified researchers, educators and practitioners from the best universities and business schools worldwide. The faculty members keep themselves updated on present management realities through extensive involvement in cutting-edge research and consulting in all functional areas of management. 

Guest lectures supplement regular course work and the level of interaction required in the programme ensures that the pool of work experience among students is effectively tapped.

The IIMB Edge

IIMB's curricula, innovative teaching methods, exposure to industry best practices and experiential learning emphasize the distinctive challenges of managing in emerging economies. IIMB provides a real experience of learning in a vibrant emerging economy. Clubs, social projects and student self-governance initiatives help build leadership skills.

The PGP has moulded some of the brightest young minds of India for more than 35 years. Alumni have distinguished themselves across the world in leading organizations in finance and investment banking, consulting, sales and marketing. IIMB has posted a strong and sustained placement record since global corporations recognise it as a source of world-class talent for global locations. Recruiters on campus include American Express, A T Kearney, Bain, BCG, Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and P&G among others.

Though a majority of students in this programme have work experience of two-three years, there are students with no prior work experience. Hence, the programme is not considered for the Financial Times ranking.  However, some of our rankings include:

  • Ranked #4 in the Asia Pacific region of the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013.
  • Ranked best business school in Central Asia in 2014 by Eduniversal, Paris, for seventh consecutive year.