The flagship programme of IMI Kolkata is the two year   Post   Graduate   Diploma in   Management (PGDM) programme designed to prepare and train students to become excellent managers and high-level-decision-makers across functional areas with broad strategic vision. The programme is designed to designed to prepare students for a career in the corporate, across all functional areas. The programme enables students with strong conceptual skills to manage businesses in an integrated manner and also develops versatile managers who are capable of handling responsibilities across domains who can respond effectively to changes in the economic, technological, cultural and political environments in a socially sensitive manner. The Programme inculcates a strong sense of business fundamentals along with ethical values.

The programme is

  • Approved by AICTE
  • Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
  • Equivalence to MBA given by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Programme Objective

Goals and objectives: PGDM

Programme goals / objectives

Goal 1: Demonstrate written and oral communication skills

  • Objective 1.1 – Student should be able to write well organized and grammatically correct business reports and letters.
  • Objective 1.2 – Student should be able to make effective oral presentations

Goal 2: Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Objective 2.1 – Student should be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills by understanding the issues, evaluating alternatives on the basis of multiple perspectives and presenting a solution including conclusions and implications
  • Objective 2.2 – Student should be to demonstrate problem solving skills by understanding and defining the problem, analysing it and solving it by applying appropriate theories, tools and techniques from various functional areas of management.

Goal 3: Develop ability to explain responsible leadership behaviour in management

  • Objective 3.1 – Student should be able to illustrate the role of responsible leadership in management.
  • Objective 3.2 – Student should be able to identify social concerns and ethical issues in management.

Goal 4: Develop a global perspective in management

  • Objective 4.1 – Student should be able to identify challenges faced by the organization at the global level.
  • Objective 4.2 – Student should be able to take decisions in the global business environment.

Course Structure

The PGDM course is spread over two years. The first year of the course essentially focuses on developing essential skills and knowledge in the areas of economics, organization and behaviour, finance and accounting, management control, marketing, human resource management, information systems and quantitative methods. At the end of first year, students undertake summer internship with Institute’s partners for a period of eight to nine weeks. This helps them to gain hands-on experience in the application of management concepts and functional skills. The Summer Internship is a six credit course which is evaluated on the basis of Report, Presentation and Viva. It is compulsory for every student to successfully complete the summer internship.

Group Term I Term II Term III
Finance  Financial Accounting and Analysis Financial Management Core Financial Management II
Cost and Management Accounting Advanced Financial Management Core Elective
Economics Managerial Economics Macro Economic Theory and Policy Indian Economy
Operations Management Operations Management Core I Operations Management Core II Operations Management II
Operations Core Elective
OBHR Organisational Behaviour I Organisational Behaviour II Human Resource Management
Marketing Marketing Management Core Marketing Management II
Marketing Core Elective
Management Information Systems and Analytics Information Technology for Decision Making Quantitative Techniques II Management Information Systems
Quantitative Techniques I Analytics Core Elective
Data Preprocessing and Visualisation
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Business Communication Skills Business Strategy Legal Aspects of Business
Entreprenuership and Innovation
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainaible Development
Corporate Strategy Core Elective

In the second year of the programme, students can choose their elective courses to suit their aptitude and interest. They can select courses from the multiple electives that the institute offers. Students willing to delve deeper into a topic that is not covered by the elective courses can do Course of Independence study under faculty supervision. There are also two other core courses in the second year, namely, International Business and Comprehensive Assessment. Specialization is offered in the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Strategy,Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Information Systems and Analytics
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Broad Area Sl. No. Course Name
Economics 1 Economics of Strategy and Competition
2 International Business
3 Games People Play: Strategic Thinking for Managers
4 Understanding Emerging Markets
5 Project Appraisal: Cost Benefit Analysis
Strategy , Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 Managing Consulting Engagements
2 Design Thinking for Innovation
3 Foreign Language
Operations Management 1 Project Management
2 Supply Chain Management
3 Service Operations Management
4 Total Quality Management
5 Lean Six Sigma
6 Operations Research
7 Multiple Criteria for Decision Making
Information Systems and Analytics 1 Data Analytics
2 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
3 Technology for E Business
5 Cloud Computing
6 Multiple Criteria for Decision Making
7 Business Forecasting
8 Artificial Intelligence in Business
9 Block Chain and Business Applications
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management 1 Fundamentals of Labour Law & Application
2 Compensation Management
3 Recruitment & Selection
4 HR Analytics
5 Performance Management & Reward System
6 Training & Development
7 Strategic HRM
8 Managing Organizational Change
9 Sustainability & Green HRM
Marketing 1 Sales and Distribution Management
2 Retail Marketing
3 Customer Relationship Management
4 Rural Marketing
5 B2B Marketing
6 Pricing Strategy
7 Integrated Marketing Communication
8 Services Marketing
9 Consumer Behaviour
10 Strategic Brand and Product Management
11 Digital Marketing Strategy
12 Advanced Marketing Research
13 Marketing Strategy and International Markets
14 Entertainment, Media and Sports Marketing
Finance 1 Fixed Income & Equity Valuation
2 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
3 Banking & Financial Services
4 Margers ,Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
5 Tax Planning and Management
6 Strategic Cost Management
7 Portfolio Management
8 International Finance
9 Financial Institutions Markets & Services
10 Futures, Options and Derivatives
11 Financial Risk Management
12 Behaviorial Finance
13 Financial Modeling
14 Investment Banking
15 Wealth Management & Alternative Investment
16 Project & Infrastructure Finance

The method of instruction varies at IMI Kolkata. Case studies, lectures, group and individual exercises, class projects, student presentations, simulation games etc., are used in different courses. Many courses bring in industry experts to integrate classroom learning with industry practice in the form of guest lectures.