Program Director's Message

A program that, in the course of one short year, takes you from the pristine green campus on the shores of the Bay of Bengal to the lush rich countryside of Bordeaux for an add on MBA!

A flock of faculty unmatched stretching from Singapore to Stanford; a roster of Industry and Global Thought Leaders from Dr. Ram Charan to Indra Nooyi.

A curriculum that is in lockstep with the evolving skill set demands of the industry; a cutting edge core curriculum that lays the foundation to navigate the minefields of the highly specialized elective offerings. Combine this with the ethos of Learning by Doing - the path breaking idea behind Karma Yoga that brings together a sense of community; sharing and empathy.

Great Lakes does not aim to teach you the ruthless predation of the Masters of the Universe, but to transform each of you into a day-one business-ready manager who can deliver and contribute as soon as you step into your roles, buoyed by a spirit of competitive cooperation and armed with an interlocking interdependent body of knowledge and a spirit of lifelong learning – self-motivated pursuits as well as peer learning in a group teeming with the diversity of region, experience, educational backgrounds that will finally create the ideal Great Laker.

E pluribus unum. Four hundred souls with a Global mindset and Indian roots - the spirit of the Unity of a Great Lakes PGPM graduate from the diversity of many.

I welcome you to the 2020-21 batch of PGPM.


Prof. Sanjoy Sircar
Director – PGPM

Prof. Sircar started his professional career as a Chartered Accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Assurance and Advisory. While pursuing his doctoral studies in the US, he entered the world of academia and was a faculty in the Finance area at the Fox School of Management, Temple University, Philadelphia and Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. He had been associated with SP Jain Institute of Management and Research at their Mumbai, Dubai and Singapore campuses and with the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and School of Business Management, NMIMS deemed to be University, as full time faculty in the Finance area. Prof. Sircar had been a regular presenter at the Washington DC Symposium on Schools of Business Annual Conferences.

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  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
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