The two year post graduate diploma in Business Management is a master level program equipping the participants with an integrated approach to management function and related skills.
XLRI started in 1949, is not only the oldest business school of the country, but also the first institute to offer management courses though online platform in India. XLRI is amongst the elite group of B-Schools with triple accreditation in the country from AACSB, AMBA and the NBA. Keeping true to its vision, XLRI strives to offer a management-centric education which is not just leading to a degree, but one that inspires future business leaders to respond to the unmet needs of the society. In consistent with its mission to disseminate the knowledge in management through a portfolio of educational programs, as a Category I institute in AICTE classification, XLRI brings you its flagship two-year programs leading to post graduate diploma in online mode to those who were not able avail it due to space, opportunity or other related resource constraints.
The two year post graduate diploma in Business Management is a master level program equipping the participants with an integrated approach to management function and related skills. The programme also provides an opportunity to concentrate in one or two of the functional areas (viz. Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Production, Operations & Decision Sciences and Strategic Management). To fulfil the requirement of area(s) of concentration, a participant is required to complete 150 hours of electives offered from that particular area. Participants also have the freedom to choose any of the offered electives that suit individual requirements without an area of concentration.
The PGDBM program is delivered online with 1 week of immersion per year at XLRI Jamshedpur during term I and term VI.
For working professionals, the PGDBM program is best suited as they learn while they earn. Fresh graduates will get more opportunities to learn from the experienced XLRI faculty as well as industry experts and can also interact with very diverse group of participants over an interactive online platform which monitor their learning as well as performance progression during the course.
The target participants may include the following:
The course pedagogy involves lectures, case analysis and discussions, hands on exercises, simulations, personal reflections, role plays, tutorials, and peer-to-peer learning through group work.
Online sessions are held on both weekends and on Thursdays from 6.30 PM - 9.45 PM. In addition to these contact hours mostly led by the faculty members of XLRI, the program offers you opportunities for systematic peer learning through flexible interactive sessions scheduled on Sunday morning (11.30 am - 01.00 pm) and Tuesday evenings (8.00 -9.30 PM). You will be working in groups in a monitored platform provided by the institute and groups are allowed to shift the timings of these interactions to any slot convenient to members increasing flexibility of the program. In addition, participants are also offered tutorial assistance on Monday and Friday (from 8.00 -10.00 PM) that can be availed by members on need basis.
The two year post graduate diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) is a master level program equipping the participants with an integrated approach to management function and related skills. Enrolled students will have opportunities of availing career guidance from faculty and Placement Office, including connecting with XLRI's global alumni network. Besides, the regular speaker sessions involving senior corporate executives will give students opportunities for interactions. We encourage fresh graduates enrolled for the program to use the networks both within the batch and outside to get enrolled for various internship opportunities during the course period to enhance practical exposure and professional abilities. Ultimately, of course, your job prospects would depend on the skills and expertise you gain in the specialised courses and the engaging relationships you develop during the program.
The course plan involves 447 hours of core courses across term one to four and 300 hours of elective courses chosen by the participant across term four to six, based on their preference. However, floating of any given elective course or approval to your choices is dependent on the market requirement, minimum number of registrations and other related administrative factors such as scheduling constraints. You need to visit XLRI Jamshedpur for two campus immersion experiences of five days (term I & VI) to interact with the faculty members, peer group, batchmates and others assisted/going to assist you during this life time opportunity.
In addition to these 747 hours across core and elective courses, participants are expected to spend 210 hours at group level to attend Flexible Interactive Sessions (FIS) to complete experiential exercises, class assignments and activities, application exercises, simulations, solving a case in groups, working on a project etc. as per the course outline. Program also offers 288 hours of scheduled tutorial hours spread across the year to provide support to the needy ones on a continuous basis. In addition to these 1245 hours designed and delivered form XLRI, participants are expected to invest 1155 hours as Indicative Self Learning Hours in the form of pre-readings, assignments & individual reflections, individual exercises, e-texts, self-assessment etc. across all courses depending on personal strengths and weaknesses.
Year 1 Courses (387 Scheduled Teaching Hours – 41.5 Credits)
Year 2 Courses (360 Scheduled Teaching Hours – 38.5 Credits)
There are four core courses in Term IV: Business Research Methods, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Sustainability and Operations Research. Participants can enrol for 60 hours of electives. During term V and term VI participants are expected enrol for 120 hours each of electives based on parameters mentioned under course plan.
The program is taught by experienced fulltime faculty of XLRI - Xavier School of Management, select faculty from overseas as well as experienced industry professionals.
The fee for the Program is Rs. 14 lakhs, paid over 4 instalments as follows
The fees include the cost of textbooks, reading materials, library resources , accommodation and boarding during the two mandatory campus immersion programs at Jamshedpur but exclude the travel and related costs.
To ensure diversity of the participants, the following scholarships amount shall be adjusted from the total fees. A candidate can avail any two scholarships for women candidate, ST/SC candidate and Tier II &Tier III location.
|Women candidate||Rs 50,000/-|
|ST/SC candidate||Rs 50,000/-|
|Tier II & Tier III*||Rs 50,000/-|
* *Candidates who have completed their 10th, 12th and Graduation degrees from institutions located in Tier II/III towns are eligible.
Top five performers are eligible for academic scholarship of Rs. 50,000/- at the end of first year.
Participants shall be awarded the “Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Online)” upon successfully meeting the academic requirements of the program as set by the Academic Council of XLRI Jamshedpur.
Candidates shall be admitted through a two-step process, Step 1 (Shortlisting): Step 2(Personal Interview)
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