We have a special thrust on the high growth sectors of analytics, e-commerce, and digital marketing

Director's Message

Greetings from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon.

We, at Great Lakes, invite all of our external stakeholders – prospective students and industry executives to engage with us to experience our philosophy of management education and research. We believe in creating and disseminating knowledge that serves the needs of industry for which it must be relevant and contemporary.

Our two year PGDM is a unique program that, in addition to a full-time 10 week summer internship, also has a compulsory academic requirement of a 6 month industry live project in parallel with coursework during the last 6 months of the two year program. This is graded equivalent to two full compulsory courses. In these projects students act as consultants to the companies they do projects for. They not only derive significant industry relevant learning but also add value to the companies they work with.

To enhance the industry relevance of our students, we have implemented a variety of strong industry engagement activities. This includes guest lectures by senior industry executives, co-creation and co-delivery of curriculum by industry practitioners, and other industry facing activities.

We have a vibrant Industry Thought Leader Lecture Series where senior industry professionals speak to our students about challenges and opportunities in their space, where the sector is going, how students should prepare to be best equipped to be valuable contributors in that sector, etc. This is an excellent opportunity for students to broaden their horizons from a senior manager perspective in areas that are otherwise outside the formal curriculum.

Our other academic program is a one year accelerated PGPM for people with a minimum of two years of work experience. The average class work experience level in this program is four years. This is a full-time very intense general management program where students can specialize in marketing, finance, and operations. Even though this is a general management program, we have a special thrust on the high growth sectors of analytics, e-commerce, and digital marketing. We have special courses designed with industry inputs and delivered by industry executives in these domains. This makes our program unique in terms of being able to produce industry ready people in these new but burgeoning areas that are going to be game changers in global business. In addition to these domain and functional inputs, all students in both of our programs go through a very intense immersion in financial modeling, something that is an absolute necessity in any industry sector and any role today.

Over and above the direct industry inputs in our courses, we have a very vibrant culture of guest lectures by industry executives. We have an “Industry Thought Leader Series” where very senior industry executives speak about the future direction of their respective industry sectors. In our “Career Pathfinder Series” executives with 10-15 years of experience expose our students to a variety of career opportunities available to them based on their specializations. In addition, we have a Leadership Module and an Entrepreneurship Development Module where relevant speakers are invited to deliver special lectures on topics pertinent to these modules. We have on an average two guest lectures every week, which speaks volumes of the intensity of our regular industry interaction.

We look forward to associating with you and having you as part of the Great Lakes family.

Dr. Himadri Das

Director – Great Lakes Gurgaon

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