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Full Time PGDM IB

PGDM (International Business Management) Programme

International Managers Group (IMG)

The Two Year Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) - International Business Management programme aims at preparing students to take up careers in corporate houses and family businesses engaged in International Business operations.


  • To develop and train participants for assuming positions of responsibility in corporate houses and family businesses
  • To provide a thorough grounding to the participants in the conceptual framework of management theory, in the skills appropriate to managerial practice, as well as in the essential issues in international business operations
  • To equip the participants for working in a competitive global environment enabling them to face confidently the pressures and challenges of the new millennium
  • Evolve with the dynamic and complex emerging Global environment.


The basic thrust is on understanding the independent nature of organisational dynamics and its managerial implications. This shall help students acquire conceptual and analytical abilities required for appropriate decision making and effective implementation. A number of generic learning outcomes are specified, which relate to the theme of corporate performance, and link the various functional modules.


Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to :

  • Analyse and evaluate the issues that arise out of the greater integration of the Indian economy and businesses with the global environment
  • Identify and describe the implications of trends within international business for Indian corporate houses
  • Identify and respond appropriately to differences in business culture and ethics in the international business arena
  • Use a range of practical tools and techniques for conducting international business
  • Demonstrate the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to gain employment in the corporate sector or in family businesses globally
  • Identify and evaluate options for developing strategies in international business situations
  • Identify potential opportunities in the global market.




The instructional methodology comprises of an optimum mix of lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, role-plays, group discussions, special sessions from professionals from industry and trade, management games, sensitivity training, management films, industrial visits and industry interaction. Students are encouraged to present their cases through individual or group presentations. Further opportunity is provided through participation of students in various seminars.




The curriculum of the PGDM-IB (IMG) at FORE School of Management is an outcome of benchmarking against the best in the world and continuous review by the faculty in concert with practitioners from industry, alumni and students.  The courses, its content, and design are directed towards developing managers who (i) have holistic and deep knowledge of their functional specialization alongwith the appreciation of its role in overall value proposition of the firm; (ii) are industry- ready due to understanding of concepts, frameworks and models steeped in the context of practice; and (iii) have sustainable employable competencies suffused with learning through cutting edge courses, both contemporaneous and futuristic.


In the two years of the programme, students have to undergo both core and elective courses. These courses are an eclectic mix of foundational, perspective building, tools and techniques oriented, and functional courses. The core courses provide rigorous grounding in the discipline of management and the understanding of business in their proper relief. The core courses are taught in the First year which is divided into three Terms (a Term is typically of 10 weeks of classes and at most 2 weeks of examinations).  Elective courses begin from Term-3 onwards. Thus, while Term-1 and Term-2 have just core courses, Term-3 have both core and elective courses. The elective courses allow students to choose and develop proficiency in their Area of Specialization.


Following the first year programme, students are required to undertake 10-12 weeks of  summer internship in a public or private corporate organization. The summer internship programme is a mandatory requirement for the successful completion of the Programme. Summer Internship is expected to provide students powerful managerial insights with regard to business problems, understanding of management concepts in the bedrock of industry practices and refinement of knowledge gained in the classroom.


The second year of the programme, from Term-4 to Term-6 consists  only of elective courses.  These electives comprises of courses offered by different Areas, course of independent study, exchange programmes, and mandatory International Immersion Programme.


International Immersion Programme is a part of the full time course curriculum held after Term-3 for students to have an exposure of international business scenario and global best practices in their respective Area of specialization.  The immersion involves 15 hours of in-class course  in an elective of choice along with  industrial and corporate visits at any one of the international partner institutions abroad. The credit earned in the IIP accrues in Term-6.


Programme Structure and Credits


The institute uses the concept of credits to indicate the number of in-class contact hours in a course  and thus to define the weight of a course. One credit equals 10 in-class contact hours.  The rule of the thumb is that a 3.0 credit course involves around 90 hours of work– 30 hours in the classroom and the rest for preparation and assignments. 


A student at FORE is required to do a total of 103.5 credits for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Out of the required credits, 97.5 credits come from class room teaching and the balance 06 credit from summer internship. The 97.5 credits of class room teaching is obtained from 54.0 credits of core courses and 43.5 credits of electives. It must be noted that the credits earned from summer internship is not used for calculation of CGPA.



Year and Term Wise Credit Course Structure

   First year


21  credits (core)


21 credits (core)


18 credits ( 12 credits from Core courses + 06 credits from Electives)

1 week International Immersion Programme of 1.5 credit (Will reflect in Term-6)

8-10 weeks summer internship Programme  of 6.0 credit

   Second year


18 credits (electives)


9 credits (electives)


10.5 credits (Electives including 1.5 credit earned in IIP)



103.5 credit




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