EXPGDM Curriculum

900 Contact Hours | 10 Elective Courses | 18 Core Courses I Field Project

  1.  Executive PGDM with International Module: 12 months of course work over 4 terms at IMI Delhi and, 5 weeks of course work at a global partner Business School outside India followed by 5 weeks of Field Project completion.
  2. Executive PGDM without International Module: This option consists of entire 15 months of course work over 5 terms at IMI Delhi including the On campus/Off campus Field Project.

The complete program is of 90 credits, where each credit corresponds to the equivalent of 10 hours of classroom contact. During the program, students will complete 18 core courses of 54 credits, and 30 credits of elective courses as well as a 6-credit field project. The Field project needs to be completed along with the final report submission and presentation by the end of the 5th Term. Participants opting for the International module will do two elective courses with the international partners. Other participant will do two elective courses at IMI, Delhi. A student also has an option to pursue a Course of Independent Study as per the norms defined in the student's handbook. Classes are of ninety minutes duration and each course (of 3 credits) has twenty sessions which means 30 hours of class room interaction. The entire program is completed over a 15-month period.

Core Courses

The list of core courses offered in Executive PGDM (2019-20) is: 


The indicative lists of core courses that are offered in Executive PGDM Program are :

Term I

Term II

  • Data Interpretation for Managers
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Financial Markets                     
  • Managing People at Work
  • IT for Managers 
  • Micro Economics
  • Legal Aspects of Business       
  • Managerial Communications
  • Assessing and Creating Customer Value
  • Competition and Strategy
  • Macro Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Systems and Processes
  • Delivering and Managing Customer Value
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Research Method in Management
  • Management Information System 


Term III

 Term IV

  •  Managerial Accounting for Decision Making                                       
  • Corporate Governance       
  • International Business                                                     
  • Sustainable Development 

*The list is indicative may be modified, if required.

Elective Courses*

A wide array of elective courses, across functional areas, are offered in Term III & Term IV to enable a participant to pursue his/her area of interest. An indicative list of electives offered in EXPGDM is as follows:



  • Management of Banks
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Project and Infrastructure Finance
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management of Financial Services
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Micro Finance
  • Working Capital Management
  • Wealth Management and Financial Planning
  • Tax Planning and Management
  • Strategic Profit and Cost Management
  • International Finance
  • Treasury & Risk Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Business Valuation
  • Bank Management
  • Sales and Distribution Management         
  •  Marketing of Services
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Product and Brand Management
  • B2B Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing to the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Marketing Research
  • Business Forecasting **

Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques

Information Systems

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Simulation Modeling
  • Business Forecasting **
  • Time Series Modeling
  • Project Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making
  • Business Analytics**
  • Excellence in Operations Management

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • E-Business
  • Data & Information Security
  • Enterprise Data warehousing & Intelligence
  • Introduction to R Programming
  • IT Consulting (Visiting Faculty)
  • Software Project Management
  • SMAC(Social Media, Analytics & Cloud)
  • Enterprise & Business Simulation
  • Business Analytics**

Strategy and General Management

Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour

  • Business Modeling
  • In-organic Growth through M&A
  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Recent Trends in Corporate Governance
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business Ethics and Ethical Behaviour
  • Strategy Execution and Change
  • Digital Business Strategy
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Employees Relations in the Global Context
  • Personal Growth Lab
  • Competency Management
  • Talent Management
  • Diversity Management
  • Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness
  • Team Building & Conflict Management
  • Business Negotiation Skills
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Management of Organizational Change: Issues & Challenges
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Meaning, Happiness and Well-being at Work
  • Designing Organizations for Sustainable Competitive Edge

*The list is indicative may be modified, if required.

** Multidisciplinary Elective

Field Research Project (6 credits)

The field research project for self-sponsored candidates is to be undertaken for any company of their choice in consultation with their faculty mentor. For Company sponsored candidates, the field research project is to be conducted at the place of employment of the participant. The project is to be jointly guided by IMI faculty and a project supervisor from the employer organization (wherever applicable). The field project is an important and integral component of work in the Executive PGDM Program. It provides an opportunity for the students to demonstrate their independence and originality, to plan and organize a large project and to put into practice management concepts and frameworks they have been taught throughout the 12-month course. Successful completion of the Field Project is an essential requirement for qualifying the Executive PGDM Diploma.

International Study Module (Optional)

The International Study Module is conducted in collaboration with leading business schools across the globe, with the objective of enhancing cross-cultural knowledge and understanding challenges faced by Global Managers. In this five-week International study module students will undergo course work equivalent to 6-credits at the collaborating institution, visit industries, interact with business leaders, attend workshops and explore various business opportunities. This module will tentatively take place in April - May, 2020.


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


Teaching pedagogy includes case-based learning, class discussions, assignments,   field projects, seminars/workshops, management games, role-plays and simulation based learning. IMI organizes number of industry interactions and Business Thought Leadership sessions by practitioners to offer experiential learning.

Schedule of Classes

Classes for the Executive PGDM Program are held every day starting at 9.00 am and can extend up to late evening hours, including weekends, to suit the requirements of the Program. Each class is of ninety minutes duration. Classes shall commence from 01 April 2019.

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