EXPGDM Curriculum

The Program is spread over 15 months with flexibility of following two options: 

  1. Executive PGDM with International module: This option consists of 12 months of course work over 4 trimesters of 11 to 12 weeks each, and three months of field research project at the end of the course work.  Of the 12 months, 5 weeks of course work will be carried out at our partner Business School in Europe and the balance will be on campus in Delhi. 
  1. Executive PGDM without international module: This option also consists of 12 months of course work over 4 trimesters of 11 to 12 weeks each, and three months of field research project at the end of the course work. The entire course work is held on campus in Delhi. 

The complete Program is of 90 credits, where each credit corresponds to the equivalent of 10 hours of classroom contact. During this program, students will complete 18 core courses of 54 credits, and 24 credits of elective courses as well as a field research project. Participants opting for the International module will do two courses with the international partners.  Other participant will do two elective courses at IMI in lieu of the international module. A student also has an option to pursue a Course of Independent Study in lieu of two elective subjects, as per the norms defined in the student’s handbook. Classes are of ninety minutes duration and each course (of 3 credits) would have twenty such sessions which means 30 hours of class room interaction. The entire program is normally completed over a 15 month period, with a maximum allowed duration for completion being 2 years from the date of enrollment. 

Core Courses

The list of core courses offered in Executive PGDM (2017-18) 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                                             


  • Sustainable Development 


Elective Courses*

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


  • 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


Information Technology

  • Research for Marketing Decisions
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Simulation Modeling
  • Business Forecasting
  • Time Series Modeling 
  • Marketing Research
  • Project Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • Performance Management
  • Management  of Organizational Change: Issues & Challenges 
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Meaning, Happiness and Well-being at Work

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

International Study Module (Optional)

The International Study Module is conducted in collaboration with leading business schools in Europe with the objective of enhancing cross-cultural knowledge and to understand challenges being 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, 2019.

Field Research Project (6 credits)

The field research project for self-sponsored candidates will be undertaken for any company of their choice based on the data provided by the company. 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 some of  the techniques 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. 


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   would   include   case-based   learning,   class   discussions,   assignments,   field projects, seminars/workshops, management games, role-plays and simulation based learning.  IMI also organizes number of industry interactions to offer a real life experiential learning environment..

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 first week of May 2018.

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