PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)

Programme Overview

AICTE approved, the two-year full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), is going to be rated as one of the toughest, yet the most holistic MBA programme in the world to get admission, will be the flagship programme of SIM. Its main objective is to develop young men and women into competent professional managers, capable of working in any sector of organized activity, proceeding leadership and achieving excellence in performance while contributing to the welfare of the larger society. The programme specifically attempts to:

  • Equip students with the required conceptual and interpersonal skills and sense of social purpose for managerial decision-making,
  • Develop leadership capabilities to act as change agents and be a source of motivation in the organizations they work in,
  • Nurture the desire to excel in performance without compromising integrity, honesty and fairness.

SIM will be known for the depth and rigour of the programme. The curriculum, reviewed and revised periodically, remain relevant and contemporary.


The PGDM curriculum is the result of constant innovation and continuous review by the faculty with help from practitioners in industry, alumni and students. The course offers four types of courses spread across two years voz. Foundational, tools and techniques oriented, functional and perspective-building courses. It also provides opportunities for project courses and courses of independent study during the second year.

The compulsory/ core courses focus on rigorous grounding in the rudiments of every discipline in management and the development of a common foundation of business knowledge and management theory. The core courses consist of 500 sessions (Approx) encompassing 25 credits (Approx).

Following the first year programme, students undertake summer training with Institute's corporate partners for a period of eight to nine weeks. The Summer Internship is a powerful source of practical managerial insights, validation of management concepts, and valuable market knowledge.

The elective courses which are offered in the second year of the programme allow students to choose a bouquet of courses that interest them and develop proficiency in the areas of their choice. The elective courses consists of in-class courses, often with project components, offered by different areas, courses of independent study, exchange programmes, and intensive field courses, totalling 19 – 22 credits (380-440 sessions) over three Terms, each of which consists of 09 to 12 weeks' duration. Each credit requires a minimum of eighty hours of work.

Types of Courses

  • Regular Course :  This helps a student to learn tools, techniques, skills and concepts primarily through class discussions.
  • Seminar Course :  This provides a specified number of class sessions and time for research to explore the frontiers of knowledge.
  • Projects :  These are designed to suit individual student needs. There are four categories of projects.
  • (1) An Independent Project,
    (2) Project Course,
    (3) Course of Independent Study, and
    (4) Comprehensive Project.

  • An Independent Project provides an opportunity to apply the tools, techniques, skills and concepts, which a student may have already learnt, to the study of actual problems through field studies, computer based analysis and library research.
  • Students can do independent projects (IP) (Non Credit) for up to one per set of two slots. These can be undertaken only with the prior permission of the instructor(s) concerned. The project proposals, duly approved by the guide(s) should be submitted to the PGDM Office before the start of slot IX and XI. The IPs would not be taken into account towards meeting the credit requirements in second year and their grades would not be accounted in GPA calculation.
  • The Course of Independent Study (CIS) (2 credits) allows exploration of a topic in the student's "area" of interest. It makes possible the integration of several fields of study in searching for the solution to a single problem. It provides valuable experience in the research process such as definition of the problem, search for relevant data, analysis of the data and drawing conclusions. Thus CIS allows for individual initiative, judgment and resourcefulness well beyond what is possible in the regular curriculum.
  • The Comprehensive Project (CP) provides an opportunity to learn in a real world context. This provides a vehicle for integration of learning across functions and disciplines. The project must be organization-based, not based entirely on secondary data or library work. It must be multifunctional and multidisciplinary in nature.

Courses Offered

First Year Courses (Compulsory)


No Course Acronym Course Title
1 FRA Financial Reporting
2 FM Financial Markets
3 HRM-I Human Resource Management-I
4 ID Individual Dynamics
5 LAB Legal Aspects of Business
6 MC Managerial Computing
7 ME Microeconomics
8 MKT-I Marketing-I
9 OM-I Operations Management-I
10 PS-I Probability and Statistics-I
11 PS-II Probability and Statistics-II
12 WAC-I Written Analysis and Communication-I
13 OB Area Induction I&II (5 sessions each)


No Course Acronym Course Title
1 CCS Costing and Control Systems
2 DA Decision Analysis
3 FM Financial Markets
4 HRM-II Human Resource Management II
5 ISB Information Systems for Business
6 MEP Macroeconomics and Policy
7 MKT - II Marketing II
8 OM-II Operations Management II
9 IGP Interpersonal Group Processes
10 PCE Personal and Corporate Ethics
11 WIP Workshop on Interviews and Presentations


No Course Acronym Course Title
1 BES Business, Environment and Society
2 BRM Business Research Methods
3 CF Corporate Finance
4 GSP Government Systems and Policy Process
5 ITE Internet Technology and E-commerce
6 MKT - III Marketing III
7 ODY Organizational Dynamics
8 SCEB The Social and Cultural Environment of Business
9 SM Strategic Management
10 WAC - II Written Analysis and Communication II
Flexicore Courses (FC)
11 OM Manufacturing Operations Management Service Operations Management Managing Work Place Dynamics and Employee Collectives
12 HRM Talent and Competency Management

Courses Offered ( Second Year )

List of Electives Courses in Second year for Academic Year (Area Wise)

    Business Policy

  • Business Government and Law
  • Business and Intellectual Property
  • Competence, Capability and Corporate Strategy
  • Dynamics of Framing and Execution of Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning
  • Foundations of Strategy Consulting
  • International Business
  • International Business Dispute Resolution
  • Leadership in Professional Service Firms
  • Leadership: Vision, Meaning and Reality
  • Managing Diversified Organizations
  • Mysteries in Management
  • Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship

  • Fund Management - Project Course
  • New Technology Application, Design and Business Models
  • Practice of Social Business: Human Centered Problem Solving
  • Centre for Management in Agriculture

  • CINE: Understanding Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge, Networks and Entrepreneurship
  • Seminar Course on Globalizing and Resurgent India Through Innovative Transformation
  • Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Shodh Yatra (Off Campus)
  • Communication

  • Communicating Corporate Reputation
  • Cultural Identities and Communication
  • Communication Skills for Team & Leadership Effectiveness
  • Difficult communication
  • Media and Society: Economics, Politics, Ethics and Technologies for Mass Communication
  • Intercultural Communication Competence
  • Managerial Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Strategic Communication in the Digital Era
  • Strategic Negotiation Skills for Leaders
  • Economics

  • Economics Of Food Quality
  • Economics of Organization
  • Game Theory and Applications
  • Economics of Happiness
  • Economics of Organization
  • Game Theory and Applications
  • International Trade and Investment (Project Course)
  • International Trade: Theory and Policy
  • Issues in International Finance for Managers
  • Labour Markets in Developing Countries
  • Massive Change: Economics and Finance
  • Macroeconomics of India: An applied perspective
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Finance and Accounting

  • Asset Backed Securitization
  • Alternative Investments and Hedge Funds
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Fixed Income Securities-Rates
  • Financing of Firms
  • Futures, Options and Risk Management
  • Fraud Risk Assessment & Governance Mechanism
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
  • Management Control and Metrics for Organizational Performance
  • Microfinance Management
  • Modern Investment & Portfolio Management
  • Optimization Methods in Finance
  • Pricing & Hedging Derivative Securities
  • Strategic Perspectives in Banking
  • Securities Regulation
  • Trading Strategies
  • Valuation of Firms
  • Information Systems

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Consulting in e-Governance: From Vision to Implementation
  • Digital Inclusion for Development
  • Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  • Data Visualization for Decision Making
  • Enterprise Digital Infrastructure
  • Strategies for Internet Economy
  • Marketing

  • Advertising and Sales Promotion Management
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Customer Based Business Strategies
  • International Business and Foreign Market Entry in BRIC Countries
  • Innovation, Live
  • Mobile Marketing Essentials
  • Marketing Management in the World of High Technologies and Innovation
  • Market Research and Information Systems
  • Neuroscience and Consmer Behavior
  • Pricing
  • Seminar on Brand Management
  • Strategies for Digital Marketing and e-Business
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sports Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour

  • Co-Creating Organizational Change
  • The Creative Self at Work
  • Developing an Entrepreneurial Personality
  • Explorations in Roles and Identity-A - Off Campus
  • High Performing Teams: A Journey
  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Qualitative Research for Management
  • Talent Management
  • Understanding Indian Workplaces
  • Human Resource Management

  • Business & Society
  • Business Turnaround and Organizational Transformation
  • Global Leadership and Effective People Management
  • Games People Play: Psychology of HRM
  • H R Management in the Service Sector
  • Personal Competencies for International HRM
  • Production and Quantitative Methods

  • The Art and Craft of Decision Making
  • Advanced Methods of Data Analysis
  • Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis
  • Elephants & Cheetahs: Systems, Strategy Bottlenecks
  • Forecasting Techniques for a Practioner
  • Operations Strategy
  • Quantitative System Performance (Project Course)
  • Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing
  • Stochastic Calculus in Finance (Project Course)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Statistical Methods in Data Analysis
  • Why Projects Fail? Uncertainty, Complexity and Risk in Projects
  • PGP (Others)

  • Bionics
  • Contemporary Film Industry: A Business Perspective
  • Doing Business in India (Only for incoming Exchange Students)
  • Philosophical Foundatiuon of Management
  • Public Systems Group
  • Aviation Business Strategies
  • Airport Policy and PPPs
  • Carbon Finance
  • Good Governance and People Living in Poverty
  • Investigating Corporate Social Irresponsibilty
  • Infrastructure Development & Financing
  • Managing Energy Business
  • Manipulation, Myth-making, and Marketing
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy
  • Participatory Theatre for Development
  • Rail Transport Planning and Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Social Change
  • Strategic Transformation and Change in the Indian Economy
  • Sustainability and Environment Management
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • Urban Economy and Business Environment
  • Venturing in Health Care
  • Enterprise and Innovations in Education

Program Fee & Expenses:

Total program fee for PGDM will be INR 24 lakhs approx.

However, 100 students selected on Full Scholarship through SIMSAT will not have to pay any fee.

Accommodation and food expenses will be additional and paid by all students.

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