Post Graduate Diploma In Management

The two-year online Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) offered by Great Lakes Institute of Management, Center of online learning, With an industry-relevant curriculum taught in a flexible format, you can learn future-ready concepts from one of India’s leading b-schools without pausing your career journey. The program’s unparalleled academic rigour is paced to match your convenience. Through a combination of live virtual classes and recorded lectures, you can engage in cutting-edge online learning as you gain hands-on experience with guidance from industry experts.

The AICTE Approved online Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program has been designed keeping in mind the professionals who are aspiring to move to managerial positions, and eventually become leaders in their organisations. The course helps the students develop into business-ready managers, capable of responding to complex business requirements that arise in a dynamic global business environment.

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Eligibility

Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university/institution and have scored a min of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Course Highlights

The online PGDM program spans 2 years and is designed to build strong foundations in all the core business management principles as well as deep dive into your chosen area of specialization. The 2 years consist of:

  • 16 Core courses
  • 8 well-crafted sequence of courses in your chosen specialization
  • 2 Capstone projects (1 in each year). These are integrative and practical projects.

The overall course is delivered through a well-thought-out combination of:

  • Lecture videos and Learning materials: Short pre recorded videos lectures to teach basic concepts of a topic
  • Live Virtual Classes: Weekly live video lectures to complement pre-recorded lectures. These lectures bring an interactive learning experience to the program
  • Discussion Forum: Participate in curated discussions as part of the course and enrich yourself with enhanced peer learning
  • Case-based learning: Case studies and Simulations from Harvard Business School and other top institutions to enhance critical thinking and reflective judgment

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour & HR
  • Managerial Economics
  • Statistical Methods for Decision Making
  • Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Finance
  • Financial Accounting for Decision Making
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Effective Communication for Business Leaders
  • Core Business Project

Year 2

  • Economics for Business leadership
  • Marketing Research
  • Project Management
  • Managerial & Cost Accounting
  • Business Environment, Law & Taxation
  • Business Ethics & Leadership
  • Design Thinking & Innovation
  • Specialisation Project

Specialisations Offered

  • Business Analytics
  • Data Visualisation
  • AI for Business
  • Machine Learning for Business Applications
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics & Forecasting
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Consumer Experience Management
  • Web & Social Media Analytics
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • B2B Marketing
  • Sales & Distribution Management
  • Business Excellence
  • Analytics for Operations & Supply Chain
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Total Quality Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Service Operations Management
  • Strategic Sourcing Management
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Management

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Assessments

Continuous assessment helps you understand where you stand, keeps you on your toes, and reflect on adjustments needed to enhance your learning. The program consists of shorter assessments throughout a course which are followed by more substantial assessments like projects, case studies, and online exams at the end of the course

Faculty

Dr. Jones Mathew

Dr. Jones Mathew

Marketing

Dr. Ravindra Ojha

Dr. Ravindra Ojha

Operations

Dr. C P Gupta

Dr. C P Gupta

Finance

Dr. Poornima Gupta

Dr. Poornima Gupta

Organisational Behaviour

Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Data Science

Dr. Seema Gupta

Dr. Seema Gupta

Marketing

Dr. V P Singh

Dr. V P Singh

Economics & Statistics

Dr. Pavan Kumar Gurzada

Dr. Pavan Kumar Gurzada

Marketing & Data Science

Prof. Papiya De

Prof. Papiya De

Business communications

Prof. Ramya Pattabiraman

Prof. Ramya Pattabiraman

Finance

Prof. Vinit Thakur

Prof. Vinit Thakur

IT, Operations & Analytics

Dr. Anindita Chakraborty

Dr. Anindita Chakraborty

Finance

Program Fees

Payments

Candidates can pay the program fee through net banking, credit cards, or debit cards.

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Admission Process

Application Form

Step 1: Application Form

Register by filling up the online application form and provide some basic details.

Application Form

Step 2: Screening

Go through a screening call with the Admissions Director’s office.

Application Form

Step 3: Join the Program

If selected, you will receive a letter for the upcoming cohort. Secure your seat by paying the admission fee.

*Admission to the program is subject to documents verification

Next Steps

Great Lakes Alum Speak

The vast alumni network of Great Lakes Institute of Management includes professionals from various backgrounds, industries and domains. Our 10,500+ alumni work in numerous reputed and highly aspirational companies across 30+ countries. Here's what some of our learners have to say about their experience:

Sanath Hosur Ramesh

Sanath Hosur Ramesh

Project Manager, Software AG

software

For an engineering graduate like me, Economics was all greek and Latin. The topic needed a very good introduction. The faculty was able to convey the concepts in a way that I could understand and relate to relevant examples. The study materials in the class- it was a Great Experience.

Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma

Guest Relation Manager, Intercontinental Hotels

IHG

Tools of marketing like segmentation, targeting, and positioning are keys to an organisation but the true meaning of the same has been taught by professor Jones Mathew.

Sandeep Naryan Kulkarni

Sandeep Naryan Kulkarni

Project Manager, Cognizant

Cognizant

I choose Great Lakes because of the brand name. I have pursued a similar program in the past but it didn’t really add any value to my career. The faculty at Great Lakes was extremely knowledgeable and explained the concepts really well.

Arun Vasu Sriranga

Arun Vasu Sriranga

Associate, Cognizant

Cognizant

The flexibility and the quality of the program are the two things that stand model (blended) and schedule of the program made me choose Great Lakes over others, and I was assured that the quality of education is on par with other premier institutes.

A Diverse Learning Community

The learner profiles for other online programs offered by Great Lakes Institute of Management tend to comprise of professionals from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. Most of our candidates are from the IT and technology sector, followed by manufacturing.

Work Experience

Work Experience

Industry Sector Distribution

Industry Sector Distribution

Educational Background

Educational Background

Our Learners Come from Leading Organizations

ORACLE
Honeywell
TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Deloitte
Adobe
accenture
Infosys
LARSEN & TOUBRO
EY
Cognizant
hp
AVIVA

FAQs

The online Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program is intended for working professionals aspiring for growth in managerial careers as well as fresh graduates. An Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university/institution and have scored a min of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

The online PGDM from Great Lakes Institute of Management comprises of Core Management foundations along with a capstone project and in demand Specialisations. The program involves learning spread across Live virtual classes, online self- study videos, assessments and project work. Candidates would need to dedicate about 3-5 hours on a weekly basis.

The online PGDM program from Great Lakes Institute of Management is based on the learnings and achievements of other full time Great Lakes management programs. Great Lakes Institute of Management has consistently ranked within the top B schools in the India for Management programs.

The online PGDM is designed specifically for professionals keeping in mind their learning needs and career requirements. Some of the salient features that distinguish the online PGDM in Management program include:

  • In Demand Specialisations: online PGDM program enables candidates to skill themselves in industry relevant and high growth advanced competencies, which are crucial skills needed to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy.
  • World class faculty and Industry Experts: The courses are taught by distinguished faculty from Great Lakes and industry experts.
  • Career Assistance: The online PGDM program enables candidates to acquire skills that can accelerate their career progression. Candidates in the program get to benefit from our extensive career support services which includes Job Boards, resume and interview workshops, interacting with industry guests.
  • Learn from anywhere online: The Live virtual classes delivery model of the program makes it convenient for learners to attend live online sessions from the anywhere and without having to quit their job.

The academic modules will be taught by Renowned Great Lakes faculty who also teach on-campus programs at Great Lakes Institute of Management. In addition to Great Lakes faculty, senior leaders from the industry would also participate in delivering certain topics/modules.

The online PGDM is designed to be a holistic and rigorous program and follows a continuous evaluation process. All courses in the program get evaluated through graded discussions, quizzes, case studies, assignments and projects.

The evaluations follow an application oriented approach rather than being purely theoretical. The capstone projects form a crucial part of the overall evaluation of a candidate's performance and understanding of the program.

1. Fill the application form
Start by filling up the simple application form

2. Application Shortlist
Your application is shortlisted based on the information provided by you or any additional information sought by the admissions team.

3. Screening Round
Go through a screening call with the Admission Director’s office.

4. Offer rollout
Offer will be rolled out to selected candidates. Pay admission fee to secure your seat.

If you are interested in the Program, you can apply through the online application form. If you need assistance from our team, write to us at [email protected] or call us at 08069484677 and we shall guide you through the process.

The total Program fee of Rs.3,50,000. Financial assistance is also available for the course, please ask for EMI options when signing up for the program

In a future governed by ever changing technologies, online PGDM from Great Lakes equips learners with relevant skills to best navigate this ever changing landscape. With an industry relevant curriculum and future oriented specializations the online PGDM caters to the needs of young professionals who are looking for managerial roles as well as senior professionals who are looking to upskill themselves in modern business management practises.

Yes, successful candidates will be considered alumni of Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Successful candidates receive a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Great Lakes Institute of Management

Yes, this program is AICTE approved. You can read the official documents here

Yes the UGC has explicitly mentioned that online degrees/diplomas to be treated at par with conventional ones. You can read the official statement here