PGDM (Flagship Programme)

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Building Leaders And Captains Of Industry

Today, success in business is as much about understanding global markets and technology and more so about understanding the interdependence of Human Resources (HR), Finance, Operations, Marketing, and Analytics. With our expert faculty, competitive and innovative curriculum, active learning, and unique campus network, PGDM is committed to educating not just leaders of business, but captains of the Industry

Highlights of PGDM

  • A Two-year full-time programme approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India and accredited by the NBA.
  • Accredited by the South Asian System of Quality Assessment, Improvement, and Accreditation (SAQS).
  • Students can widen their career opportunities with cutting edge flagship Programme with dual specializations in Human Resource (HR)/ Marketing/ Finance/ Operations/ Analytics.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To provide society with a cohort of young postgraduate students equipped with basic managerial skills.
  • To prepare students to have the ability to solve problems and take decisions amid complexity and uncertainty of business environment.
  • To promote social awareness, sustainable development and team orientation amongst students.
  • To produce ethically responsible and technically competent management graduates for absorption by industry.

Program outcomes

  • Graduates would exhibit clarity of thought in expressing their views.
  • Graduates will have the ability to communicate effectively across diverse channels.
  • Graduates will be able to flesh out key decision points when confronted with a business problem.
  • Graduates will have the capacity to formulate strategies in the functional areas of management.
  • Graduates would be able to analyze the health of an organization by perusing its MIS reports/ financial statements.
  • Graduates would be able to analyze the health of an organization by perusing its MIS reports/ financial statements.
  • Graduates would demonstrate a hunger for challenging assignments.
  • Graduates would display an empathetic attitude to alleviate societal problems.

Why Should Students Join the PGDM Program?

  • The PGDM programme at IPE, being the flagship programme, is in high demand due to the fact that it follows the concept of “Mass Customization”.
  • The programme is almost three decades old and has evolved into a versatile Two-Year Full-Time programme since its inception in 1995.
  • Following studies of foundational management subjects in their first year, students have the flexibility to choose their dual specialization in the second year according to their interests, strengths, and the needs of their industry.
  • PGDM students are highly sought after by a variety of industries and have been recruited by companies for different roles in HR, Finance, Operations, Marketing, and Analytics.
  • The students will be taken on industrial and international tours to get practical experience of management concepts.
  • They will be trained on the operations of Public Sector Units, which will give them a deeper understanding of business policies crafted by the Indian government.
  • This programme exposes students to cutting-edge subjects in public enterprises, banking, insurance, international business, infrastructure management, supply chain management, financial modelling, blockchain technology, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), business analytics, Industry 4.0, etc.
  • Students are facilitated to earn SAP certifications, Bloomberg certifications, Six Sigma certifications, digital marketing certifications, and analytics credentials using R, Python, Tableau, SPSS, etc.
  • The PGDM programme has a high student intake and rich student diversity in terms of gender, cultures, innovative ideas, multi-disciplines, experience and region.
  • As the programme with the largest student intake, the PGDM also has an extremely large alumni network that can offer guidance to aspiring managers.
  • The PGDM students get hands-on experience incorporates through the eight-week Summer Internship Project (SIP).
  • The PGDM students will have assistance from academic and industry mentors to become industry-ready.
  • The PGDM students can participate in various extracurricular and co-curricular activities that will ensure their holistic development.
  • The PGDM students are trained by industry experts to hone their soft skills in order to better prepare them for placements.

PGDM Program Overview at a Glance

  • Innovative Trimester curriculum and Pedagogy

  • Distinguished faculty with a vast academic and industry experience.

  • Comprehensively designed curriculum with a scope for exposure to all sectors.

  • Integrated understanding of all business functions to meet the challenges of globalization and competition in the current and future scenario.

  • Rigorous curriculum with a judicious blend of core courses and dual specializations (HR/Marketing/Operations/Finance/Systems).

  • Provided with an in-depth understanding of the operational and strategic aspects of management


First Year

Trimester I
Course Code Course Name Credits


Management and Organizational Behaviour



Business Statistics for Decision Making 



Economics for Managers



Accounting for Managers



Personality Development and Business Communication



Marketing Management



Foreign Language – French


Total Credits


Trimester II
Course Code Course Name Credits


Operations Research



Corporate Finance



Macro Economics



Computer Applications for Business



Business Negotiation Skills



Human Resource Management



Enterprise Risk Management


Total Credits


Second Year

Trimester III
Course Code Course Name Credits


Production and Operations Management



Cost and Management Accounting



Business Analytics for Decision Making



Marketing Research



Priming for Placements (Business Aptitude)



Start-ups and Entrepreneurship 



Leadership and Change Management 



Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)



Comprehensive Viva


Total Credits



Trimester IV
Course Code Course Name Credits


Strategic Management



Legal Aspects of Business



Project Management



Elective 1 – Subject 1



Elective 1 – Subject 2



Elective 2 – Subject 1



Elective 2 – Subject 2



Summer Internship Project


Total Credits


Summer Intership Project (SIP - 8 weeks)
Trimester V
Course Code Course Name Credits


ESG for Corporate Sustainability



International Business



Elective 1 – Subject 3



Elective 1 – Subject 4



Elective 2 – Subject 3



Elective 2 – Subject 4


Total Credits


Trimester VI
Course Code Course Name Credits
C-118 Public Sector Policy and Issues in Management  3
C-161 Infrastructure Management 2
P-102 Research Project  3
Total Credits 8
Term Credits
1 15
2 21
3 20
4 24
5 18
6 8
Total No. of  Credits 106



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


Finance Elective (IV Trimester)

Finance Elective (V Trimester)

EF224001 Financial Analysis and Credit Management EF225001 Risk Management
EF224002 Financial Modelling EF225002 Derivatives and Structured Finance
EF224003 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management EF225003 Financial Planning and Wealth Management
EF224004 Tax Planning and Management EF225004 Entrepreneurial Finance
EF224005 Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions EF225005 Strategic Financial Management
EF224006 Strategic Cost Management EF225006 Financial Analytics
EF224007 Fixed Income Securities EF225007 Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
EF224008 Financial Econometrics EF225008 Private Equity
    EF225009 Mutual Funds


Marketing Elective (IV Trimester)

Marketing Elective (V Trimester)

EM224001 Product and Brand Management EM225001 Marketing Analytics
EM224002 Customer Relationship Management EM225002 Rural & Agri Marketing
EM224003 Digital & Social Media Marketing EM225004 Global Marketing Management l Marketing Management
EM224503 Integrated Marketing Communications EM225005 Social Marketing
EM224404 Sales and Distribution Management EM225207 Consumer Behaviour
EM224405 Services Marketing EM225504 Strategic Marketing

Human Resource

HR Elective (IV Trimester)

HR Elective (V Trimester)

EHR224001 Contemporary HRM EHR225002 Balanced Scorecard
EHR224002 Industrial Relations EHR225224 Organization Development
EHR224003 HR Auditing EHR225225 Learning and Development
EHR224004 Cross Cultural Management EHR225307 Leadership and Change Management
EHR224312 Talent Management  EHR225508 HR Analytics
EHR224408 Strategic Human Resource Management 


Operations Elective (IV Trimester)

Operations Elective (V Trimester)

EOP224001 Supply Chain Management EOP225001 Total Quality Management
EOP224002 Management of Service Operations EOP225002 Strategic Sourcing
EOP224003 Lean Management EOP225003 Warehouse Management
EOP224004 Optimization Models for Industry EOP225004 Technology and Innovations Management
EOP224005 Operations Strategy EOP225005 Advanced Inventory Modelling
    EOP225006 Operations Analytics

Business Analytics

Business Analytics Elective (IV Trimester)

Business Analytics Elective (V Trimester)

EBA214001 R for Data Science and Machine Learning EBA215001 Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence using Advanced Python
EBA214002 Python for Data Science and Machine Learning EBA215002 Big Data Analytics
EBA214003 Web and Social Media Analytics EBA215003 SQL for Data Science
EBA214004 Data Visualization using Tableau EBA215004 Mastering Data Analytics using SAS
EBA214005 Business Intelligence using PowerBI    


Systems Elective (IV Trimester)

Systems Elective (V Trimester)

ESY214001 Cloud Computing for Business ESY215001 Cyber Security and Cyber Laws
ESY214002 Enterprise Resource Planning ESY215002 IT Infrastructure
ESY214003 Data Modelling with R and Python ESY215003 e-Commerce
ESY214004 Data Visualising using Advanced Excel ESY215004 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
ESY214005 Relational Database Management system ESY215005 Digital Governance


Economics Elective (IV Trimester)

Economics Elective (V Trimester)

EECO224001 Industrial Economics EECO225001 Natural Resource Management
EECO224002 Public Finance EECO225002 Energy Economics
EECO224003 Urban Economics EECO225003 Econometrics
EECO224004 Agricultural Economics EECO225004 Contemporary Government Policies & Business
EECO224005 Environmental Economics EECO225005 Monetary Economics
EECO224006 International Economics   EECO225006 Economics of Infrastructure
EECO224007 Mathematical Economics EECO225007 Digital Economy


Entrepreneurship Elective (IV Trimester)

Entrepreneurship Elective (V Trimester)

EENT224001 Entrepreneurial Finance   EENT225001 Corporate Entrepreneurship  
EENT224002 Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation   EENT225002 Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship  
EENT224003 Family Business Management   EENT225003 Detailed Project Report (DPR)  -Compulsory in nature



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 / TS ICET ).

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

What Kind of Career Opportunities Students Can Seek While Opting for PGDM?

In today’s environment, the generic PGDM is in more demand because of its broad outlook and management skills. PGDM students can make their career in many of the following fields:

  • Finance Management Experts
  • Market Analysts
  • Corporate Strategy Planners
  • Finance Analysts
  • Sales & Marketing Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Public Relations Executives
  • Group Product Managers
  • Consultants
  • Project Managers


Aditya Birla, Berger Paints, Jaro Education, Airtel, CMC Ltd, Federal Bank, India Cements, KPMG, Orient
Cements, Yashoda Hospital, Allahabad Bank, Hyundai, Amara Raja Batteries, Franklin Templeton, Karur
Vysya Bank, Shopper’s Stop, Amazon, Hindustan Coca-Cola, Kotak Mahindra, Oracle, Sify Technologies Pvt
Ltd., Andhra Bank, Invesco, Andhra Paper Mills, Cognizant, Mecon, Midhani, Transgraph, Asian Paints, Axis
Bank, Berkadia, Google India Pvt Ltd., Idea Cellular, ITC Ltd, L&T, MIDHANI, NMDC, RINL - Visakhapatnam Steel
Plant, State Bank of India, Yes Bank, Bank of Baroda, Deloitte, Infosys, Medplus, Tata Consultancy Services,
Dr.Reddy Labs, TIME Education Pvt. Ltd., eClerx, IDBI, WIPRO, Elilly, Metrics4 Analytics, ICICI Securities, ING
Vysya Bank, Trinity, Karvy, SBI Life Insurance, UCO Bank, Union Bank

Contact Persons

Prof Y Rama Krishna

Professor & Programme Head PGDM

+91 7702465393

Contact Persons

Dr. Samarendra Kumar Mohanty

Assistant Professor &  Joint Programme Head PGDM

+91 8639351342