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Post-Graduate Program in Management

The Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM), is the flagship full-time MBA program offered by Great Lakes since 2004. The PGPM is a one year MBA program custom designed to help transform high potential professionals into competent business ready managers and leaders with  mentorship from world class faculty, unparalleled industry interface and cutting-edge curriculum.

The Great Lakes PGPM is among top ranked one year MBA programs and is meant for achievers, high performers and go-getters who want to change the world for the better. The carefully crafted MBA course is designed to develop business administration competencies, effective team-work and leadership skills to set you up for an accelerated career growth. The program experience is further enhanced by the fact that the class comprises students from very diverse backgrounds and across industries which provides incredible peer learning and sharing of perspectives based on real world experiences. The PGPM is accredited by AMBA, UK, one of the world’s most prestigious accreditation bodies for MBA institutes. Discover more about Great Lakes PGPM here and start your journey of transformation.

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Globally benchmarked curriculum. Truly world class faculty.

World’s renowned Management Gurus and thought leaders are a part of our Academic Advisory Council who help us continuously innovate and globally benchmark our one year PGPM curriculum.


Full time faculty with rich academic and industry experience from across the world ensure that you learn business management from the best of the best.


International visiting faculty from the best colleges for MBA in the world, the Ivy League schools such as Kellogg, Stanford, Yale, etc., provide global perspectives to our PGPM students.

Term Zero with Global Thought Leaders & Industry Doyens

In line with our motto of Global Mindset - Indian Roots, Great Lakes has consistently attracted global thought leaders to share their perspectives with the students in the past. The students of the one year program get a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with management doyens from some of the best MBA Schools of the world like Harvard, Stanford, Booth, Yale, INSEAD, Kellogg, etc - people who have impacted management education, written textbooks and advised CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

Career Impact

Every year India’s leading companies vie to recruit from the PGPM Batch leading to 100% of the class getting placed consistently before the completion of the program. The recruiters represent a wide range of industries and offer diverse roles across functions. Irrespective of where they work, Great Lakers are equipped and driven to outperform with well-rounded competencies and strong values.

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Perspectives from Global Thought Leaders

Thought leaders and industry veterans from across the world interact and share their perspectives with Great Lakers every year.


Full time member strong Business Advisory Council headed by Dr. Ratan Tata and comprising the who’s who of business helps us stay connected and business relevant.

Adi Godrej, Great Lakes

Adi GodrejChairman, Godrej Group

Vijay Govindarajan, Great Lakes

Vijay GovindarajanProfessor, Tuck

Ram Charan, Great Lakes

Ram CharanGlobal Thought Leader

Philip Kotler, Great Lakes

Philip KotlerProfessor, Kellogg

Ratan Tata, Great Lakes

Ratan TataChairman, TATA Sons

Indra Nooyi, Great Lakes

Indra NooyiEx-Chairperson & CEO, PepsiCo

The Great Lakes CXO Connect

Each year, Great Lakes hosts top executives from the world's largest organisations and most well-known brands. CXO talks present interactive sessions with business leaders on several topics which include management functions, AI, data science, digital transformation and evolving business models.

Mr. R. Seshasayee, Great Lakes

Mr. R. Seshasayee Fmr Chairman, Infosys

Mr. Ganesan Ramachandran, Great Lakes

Mr. Ganesan Ramachandran MD, Accenture Strategy

Suresh Narayanan, great lakes

Mr. Suresh Narayanan Chairman & MD, Nestle India

Mr. Ananth Krishnan, great lakes

Mr. Ananth Krishnan CTO, TCS

Mr. Mohan Nair, great lakes

Mr. Mohan Nair SVP & CIO Cambia Health Solutions

Mr. Shrijeet Mishra, great lakes

Mr. Shrijeet Mishra CIO, Aditya Birla Group

Experiential Learning

As an MBA student, experiential learning helps the participants put into action the concepts learnt in the class - be it developing leadership and managerial skills, honing strong analytical skills or understanding and analyzing business cases.


A unique Transformational Leadership program which helps the participants develop leadership and management skills while having a lasting impact in 27 villages and lives of thousands of people.

Empirical Study

An important aspect of MBA and one-of-a-kind platform for participants to study and critically analyze a real life business problem under the guidance of seasoned industry and faculty mentors.

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PGPM Class Profile 2022-23

Great Lakes actively seeks to enhance the student diversity in terms of gender as well as academic and professional backgrounds. The One Year PGPM cohort consists of students from major industry and roles ranging from Finance, Accounting, Advertising, Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Operations, Tech, Human Resources, Defence, Law, Journalism, etc.

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Meet the Class of PGPM 2023


Indian Navy Pilot who loves bike riding, and photography

From whimsical adventures flying the Pilatus PC 7 MK2 for the Indian Navy, Vagish wanted to pursue an MBA to get into a strategy consulting role. After serving in the Navy, his driving force to pursue the PGPM at Great Lakes was the industry-ready curriculum and management competencies that he would develop. Vagish aims to specialize in strategy.

Shireen Choudhary

Shireen Choudhary

Architect who designed the Bengaluru Metro

Shireen has worked in the real estate space for 7 years prior to her MBA and led design operations for high-impact projects pan India. She wants to move to Consulting and leverage her MBA skills along with the data-driven decision-making approach that Great Lakes teaches. Her artwork has been featured by Google on their Instagram handle too!

Archit Jain

Archit Jain

Turning his love for sports into a profitable idea

A sports fanatic at heart, Archit turned his passion into his entrepreneurial venture when he founded Playspace, an organization that offers a means for sports enthusiasts to find places and opponents to play sports with. He created the first cricket arena in Jaipur and was able to build on problem-solving and analytical skills while working on his startup.

Muralidharan G

Muralidharan G

Aerospace engineer with a passion for Operations

Having landed project management roles early on, Murali has worked across roles and responsibilities that have enriched his personnel skills. Alongside Operations, he also wishes to minor in Finance and Marketing. A movie buff and a language lover, he enjoys watching movies in all languages!

M Soumya

M Soumya

Avid reader with a financial risk appetite

Soumya has worked for 4 years of experience in EY’s financial risk consulting practice on digital transformation projects across industries. Wanting to pivot to product management roles, Soumya aims to collaborate with cross-functional industry experts to create minimum viable products. She is also fond of reading psychological thrillers and cooking.

Sudeep Pandey

Sudeep Pandey

Data Engineer who loves Trekking and Photography

With a special interest in AI and Data Analytics, Sudeep is looking to pursue a career in business strategy. He looks to find ways to integrate technology with day-to-day business processes and customer acquisition. He likes to explore new things very often and believes the MBA will enable him to learn the know-how of businesses and how decisions are made.

Diversity and Merit Scholarships

Peer learning is an integral part of the learning experience in any MBA program and especially for the Great Lakes One Year Post Graduate Program. Students with diverse professional and personal backgrounds bring in new perspectives and add value to the learning experience of the entire class. To encourage students from different backgrounds, Great Lakes is offering diversity based scholarships to students from different under-represented industries and with unique experiences. Great Lakes is also offering merit based scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic and professional excellence and enriching the peer group. A total of 40 diversity and merit based scholarships worth Rs. 5 lakhs each will be awarded for the Class of 2022-23 and minimum of 30% of the scholarships would be for female students in line with Great Lakes objectives to be a preferred destination for female candidates. For more details, click here.

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