Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management PGDBM (Online)

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.

Last Date of Application was: July 11, 2022 1 week of immersion per year at XLRI Campus

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.

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

(AICTE Approved)

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.

Target Participants

The target participants may include the following:

  • Graduates who have a career aspiration across diverse fields of management. Those completing their final Bachelors’ examination would be allowed to join the program provisionally, subject to submission of required certificates latest by October 31, 2022.
  • Professionals currently working in the corporate sector and eager to learn/update their skills through a systematic and rigorous education.
  • Executives looking to supplement their experience-based skills with widely recognized Post Graduate Diploma to boost the career prospects
  • Entrepreneurs who desire to hone their managerial skills are specifically encouraged.
  • Next generation members of business families who are getting molded for higher responsibilities

Program Advantages

  • Customized version of the highly reputed PGDM program at XLRI, modified to the requirements of an online program and participants from diverse background
  • Help you to overcome the limitations of space, resource constraints, unalterable obligations or missed opportunities to experience the PGDBM program from XLRI
  • Uniquely designed curriculum with conceptual rigour and practical relevance
  • Flexible Interactive Sessions: Your group has the option to decide the preferred slots (within a week) of approximately 22% of total attendance requirements
  • Blending synchronous and asynchronous online learning and encouraging peer learning
  • Learn while earning as participants continue to remain in their present employment
  • Two campus immersion opportunities with residency at XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Possibility to pick electives of your choice based on personal interest and strength
  • Courses delivered by XLRI fulltime faculty and experienced industry experts
  • Prescheduled tutorials hours every week to handhold those who need support
  • Remote access to XLRI library resources
  • Being part of the XLRI’s wider Alumni networks

Learning Method

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.

Career Advantage

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.

PGDBM Course Plan

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.

XOL Faculty

The program is taught by experienced fulltime faculty of XLRI - Xavier School of Management, select faculty from overseas as well as experienced industry professionals.

PGDBM Program Fee

The fee for the Program is Rs. 14 lakhs, paid over 4 instalments as follows

Instalments I II III IV
Rs. Lakhs 4.5 3.5 3 3

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.

Category Amount
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.


  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate mark of 50% from a recognized University/Institution recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • Those completing their final examination and obtaining certificates for final completion by October 31, 2022 may also apply.
  • Candidates with relevant work experience shall be given preference.

Award of Diploma

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.

Admission Closed for 2022-24 Bank Loan facility available
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Important Dates

  • Admission 2022-24 Closed on: 11th July, 2022
  • Classes commence: 24 July, 2022

Admission Criteria

Candidates shall be admitted through a two-step process, Step 1 (Shortlisting): Step 2(Personal Interview)

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Program Director

Dr Gloryson R B Chalil

Professor of Organizational Behaviour,
XLRI - Xavier School of Managent

Dr. Gloryson Chalil, a Fellow from IIM Bangalore teaches electives such as Strategic HRM, Organizational Change and Development, and other core courses at XLRI. He led HR department in three different sectors (Agriculture, Manufacturing and IT) during his initial stage of career and is also completed various consulting assignments with government and corporate sectors. His current research interests include linkages between HR and organizational performance, human resource architecture, attrition management and engagement initiatives. Dr Gloryson is currently offering popular corporate training programs on HR Analytics and HR Business Partnering.