(With Dual Specialization)

A Crucible for Global Business Leaders

The Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (PGDM – IB) which started in 2009 is a two-year full-time program approved by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE).

IPE’s programme PGDM – International Business, is a cutting-edge MBA level program with state-of-the-art curriculum comprising all courses of a standard MBA program and additionally international business related courses such as Strategic Management, Global Finance & Foreign Currency Risk Management, Global Marketing, International Brand Management, International HRM / Cross Cultural HR Management, Global Supply Chain Management, and significantly, Innovation Management & New Product Development, WTO, etc.

With such a power-packed curriculum, the PGDM-IB program can provide a gateway to envious national and international placements.

Optional Overseas Study Module

On completion of the first year the students of PGDM International Business could undertake overseas/domestic study tour to international business establishments, arranged by the Institute. The full cost will have to be borne by the students who opt for it. The students have a choice to undertake either International or domestic study tour.

Programme Educational Objectives

To familiarize the students with basics of management theory and practice.

To impart knowledge in the domain of international business environment.

To develop business acumen of executives with sensitivity to global management and business issues.

To equip students with necessary skills and knowledge that will help them to take up roles in organizations having domestic and global operations and to take up businesses having global operations.

Program outcomes

Students will be able to analyze and explain the basic concepts of management theory and practice

Students can evaluate the impact of global issues on an organization’s international business operations

Students will be able to prepare international business plan

Students can assess the impact of cultural diversity on the policies of an organization

Students would handle the responsibilities in the domain of domestic and global business environment

Students will be well versed with software packages and would be able to apply them in managerial decision making


First Year

Trimester I

Course Code Course Name Credits
21IB1101 Management and Organizational Behaviour 3
21IB1102 Statistics for Management 3
21IB1103 Economics for Managers 3
21IB1104 Financial Accounting 3
21IB1105 Personality Development and Business Communication 3
21IB1109 Marketing Management 3
21IB1111 International Business – I 3

Total Credits


Trimester II

Course Code

Course Name


21IB2112 Human Resource Management 3
21IB2201 Operations Research 3
21IB2202 Financial Management 3
21IB2203 Macro Economics 3
21IB2204 IT Applications for Management 3
21IB2211 International Business – II 3
21IB2212 Export Marketing 2
21IB2107 Foreign Language – French 3

Total Credits


Second Year

Trimester III

Course Code Course Name Credits
21IB3301 Production and Operations Management 3
21IB3302 Cost and Management Accounting 2
21IB3303 Business Analytics for Managers 3
21IB3309 International Marketing Research 3
21IB3305 Priming for Placements (Business Aptitude) 3
21IB3306 Start Ups and Entrepreneurship 3
21IB3310 Global Finance and Foreign Currencies 3
21IB3CIS Contemporary Issues/ Seminars 1
21IB3CV Comprehensive Viva 1

Total Credits


Trimester IV

Course Code Course Name Credits
21IB4401 Strategic Management 3
21IB4407 International Business Laws 3
  Elective 1 – Subject 1 3
  Elective 1 – Subject 2 3
  Elective 2 – Subject 1 3
  Elective 2 – Subject 2 3
21IBSIP SIP & Viva Voce 3

Total Credits

Summer Intership Project (SIP - 8 weeks)
Trimester V
Course Code Course Name Credits
21IB5501 Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
21IB5507 International Brand Management 3
Elective 1 – Subject 3 3
Elective 1 – Subject 4 3
Elective 2 – Subject 3 3
Elective 2 – Subject 4 3
Total Credits 18

Trimester VI

Course Code Course Name Credits
21IB6610 MNC Strategies in Emerging Markets 3
21IB6611 WTO and Regional Trading Agreements 3
21IB6502 Project Management 3
21IB6RP Research Project 3
21IB6CV Comprehensive Viva 2

Total Credits

Term Credits
1 21
2 23
3 22
4 21
5 18
6 14
Total No. of  Credits 119


The students have to select any one or two Elective Streams from the list mentioned below as per the norms of the course


1. Risk Management
2. Financial Analysis and Credit Management
3. Derivatives and Structured Finance
4. Financial Modelling
5. Financial Planning and Wealth Management
6. Security Analysis and Portfolio Mgmt
7. Tax Planning and Management
8. Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions
9. Entrepreneurial Finance
10. Strategic Financial Management
11. Strategic Cost Management
12. Financial Analytics
13. Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
14. Private Equity
15. Fixed Income Securities
16. Financial Econometrics
17. Mutual Funds


1. Product and Brand Management
2. Integrated Marketing Communications
3. Consumer Behaviour
4. Services Marketing
5. Customer Relationship Management
6. B2B Marketing
7. Strategic Marketing
8. Digital Marketing
9. Rural Marketing
10. Agri-Business Marketing
11. Sales and Distribution Management
12. Retail Management
13. Global Marketing Management
14. Social Marketing
15. Media Management
16. Marketing Analytics

Human Resource

1. Learning and Development
2. Contemporary HRM
3. Industrial Relations I
4. Industrial Relations II
5. Talent Management
6. Organization Development
7. Cross Cultural Management
8. Leadership and Change Management
9. Balanced Scorecard
10. Strategic Human Resource Management
11. HR Auditing
12. HR Analytics


1. Supply Chain Management
2. Management of Service Operations
3. Total Quality Management
4. Lean Management
5. Optimization Models for Industry
6. Operations Strategy
7. Strategic Sourcing
8. Warehouse Management
9. Technology and Innovations Management
10. Advanced Inventory Modelling
11. Operations Analytics


1. Cloud Computing for Business
2. Enterprise Resource Planning
3. Relational Database Management system
4. e-Commerce
5. Data Mining and Business Intelligence
6. Data Modelling with R and Python
7. Data Visualising using Advanced Excel
8. Data Visualising using Tableau
9. Digital Governance
10. Cyber Security and Cyber Laws
11. IT Infrastructure


1. Industrial Economics
2. Public Finance
3. Urban Economics
4. Digital Economy
5. Natural Resource Management
6. Energy Economics
7. Environmental Economics
8. Econometrics
9. Contemporary Government Policies & Business
10. Monetary Economics
11. Economics of Infrastructure
12. Agricultural Economics
13. Mathematical Economics
14. International Economics
15. Green Economy


1. Creating a New Venture from Idea to launch
2. Entrepreneurial Finance
3. Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
4. Digital Marketing for Startups and SMEs
5. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
6. Family Business Management
7. Corporate Entrepreneurship
8. Business Model for Sustainable Growth
9. Aligning Startups with their Market
10. Detailed Project Report (DPR)

Business Analytics

1. R Studio for Data Science and Machine Learning (ver.1.2.1335)
2. Python for Data Science and Machine Learning (ver.3.7.3)
3. Data Visualising using Tableau
4. Web and Social Media Analytics
5. Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence using R Studio (ver.1.2.1335)
6. Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence using Advanced Python (ver.3.7.3)
7. Big Data Analytics
8. SQL for Data Science



The candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50%
marks or equivalent CGPA. (45% in case of SC/ST candidates),
from a UGC recognized university/deemed university recognized
by the Ministry of HRD, GoI.

Selection Procedure

Step-1 Candidates have to appear in any one of the admission test (CAT / XAT / MAT/ ATMA / CMAT / GMAT).

Step-2 Register for IPE Admissions online.

Step-3 Short listed candidates will be called for Group Discussions and Personal Interviews to be held at IPE Hyderabad and in major cities. Timely updates on the same will be posted to all the applicants by Team Admissions

IPE website provides updates time to time on Course, Hostel and Transport,and Fee details


Attractive placements are offered to the students by prestigious companies. Some of the past recruiters are: Google, TCS, Deloitte, Oracle, Sify,, Ultratech (Aditya Birla Group), Vedanta Group, Amara Raja Batteries, Franklin Templeton, Allahabad Bank, Axis Bank, Dena Bank, Karvy, Crisil, Vodafone, Oceanic Pharma, DMV, Global Data, FSS, Havells' India, Vizag Steel Plant, Times Group, etc.

FOR THE YEAR 2022 - 2024

Contact SPOC

Dr. M. Karthik

Associate Professor
Programme Head PGDM – International Business

+91 934 651 5819

Contact Persons

Dr. Rajesh Gangakhedkar

Assistant Professor
Co-Programme Head PGDM – International Business

+91 9866613403