The curriculum is designed to prepare participants for successful careers in wide variety of business functions.

As per the curriculum, students need to earn 90 credits. These 90 credits are divided into four broader components:

  1. Compulsory Component: It comprises of 10 core subjects of 3 credits each. These subjects are the foundation for any management programme.
  2. Elective Component: The participants are provided with a basket of 8 elective modules of which they are required to choose 2 modules of 18 credits each.
    The participants have the choice of pursuing their interest (Specialization) area from the basket across all functional areas as listed in the course offerings.
  3. Cross – Functional Component: The course is designed to provide nuances of cross disciplinary managerial solutions to enable the participants an eclectic perspective. Each participant is required to choose 5 subjects of their choice from the remaining elective pool. This will provide a holistic learning to the participants of the programme.
  4. Comprehensive Project Component: The Comprehensive Project Component is comprised of 9 credits. The participant is required to prepare a dissertation by applying the tools & techniques learned during the programme. IMI will assign a faculty guide for the project work to each participant. At the end of the project the participant is expected to present the dissertation to the evaluation committee for successful completion of the component.

Compulsory Component
Business Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Organizational Behaviour 3
2. Managerial Economics 3
3. Information Technology for Decision Making 3
4. Marketing Management 3
5. Business Research Methods 3
6. Operations Management 3
7. Strategic Management 3
8. Financial Accounting & Analysis 3
9. Human Resource Management 3
10. Managerial Communication 3


Elective Component
Financial Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
2. Financial Risk Management 3
3. Business Valuation 3
4. Indirect Taxation 3
5. Project on Financial Management 6


Operations Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3
2. Project Management 3
3. Quality Management 3
4. Applications for Operations Research & Logistics Modelling 3
5. Project on Operations Management 6


Marketing Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Consumer Behavior 3
2. Sales and Distribution Management 3
3. Product & Brand Management 3
4. Digital Marketing 3
5. Project on Marketing Management 6


Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Industrial Relations & Labour Law 3
2. Talent Management 3
3. Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness 3
4. Compensation and Benefits Management 3
5. Project on Human Resource Management 6


Information Management and Analytics
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Management Information Systems 3
2. Enterprise Resource Planning 3
3. Business Analytics 3
4. E-Business 3
5. Project on Information Management & Analytics 6


Banking and Financial Services
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Banking Law 3
2. Treasury Management 3
3. Management of Financial Institutions 3
4. Risk Management in Banking and Financial Services 3
5. Project on Financial Services & Banking 6


Entrepreneurship Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 3
2. Creativity for Entrepreneurial Excellence 3
3. Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management 3
4. Management of Family Business 3
5. Project on Entrepreneurship 6

General Management
S.No. Subject Credits
1. Legal Aspect of Business and Cyber Laws 3
2. Customer Relationship Management 3
3. e- Governance 3
4. Information Systems for Emerging Economy 3
5. CSR & Development Management 3
6. International Business and Economic Environment 3


Faculty at IMI enjoys academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting quality education. Pedagogy would be a combination of lectures, case discussions, presentations, assignments and project work. The primary emphasis would be on interactive and participative methods of learning. Faculty for the programme is primarily in house from IMI but may also include visiting faculty. Guest lectures from industry practitioners are also organized to expose students to the current business environment.


Emphasis is laid on continuous evaluation of a students’ performance throughout the duration of the programme culminating in a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score on a 10 point scale, being awarded.

Schedule of Classes

Classes of the PGDM Programme for Professionals are held on Weekends/Weekdays. In case of elective subjects, the days for which a student would attend classes would depend on the number of courses a student has opted for in a particular term. Classes are of three hours duration with a break in between. All the 4 components are scheduled on back to back basis with upto 7 days break between each components so as to complete the course work in scheduled time.