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Courses in PGDM(BDA)

Courses and Credits

A student is required to complete 60 credits of courses in the first year of the programme, out of these, 54 credits are earned from core courses and the rest 6 credits from electives. Following is the list of Courses, their Area, and the associated Credits offered to the students in the First Year.

Term-1
S.No Name of the Course Area Credits

1

Managerial Communication

Communication

3.0

2

Managerial Economics

Economics and Business Policy

3 0

3

Financial Accounting

Finance and Accounting

3.0

4

Marketing Management-I

Marketing

3.0

5

Human Behaviour in Organizations

OB & HR

3.0

6

Business Statistics

QT & OM

3.0

7

Optimization Model for Decision Making

QT & OM

3.0

Total Credits

21.0

Term-2

1

Written Analysis and Communication

Communication

3.0

2

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Economics & Business Policy

1.5

3

Data Exploration and Visualisation using Python Part-I

Information Technology

1.5

4

Corporate Finance

Finance and Accounting

3.0

5

Information Technology and  Systems

Information Technology

3.0

6

Marketing Management-II

Marketing

1.5

7

Human Resource Management

OB & HR

1.5

8

Business Research Methods

QT & OM

1.5

9

Operations Management-I

QT & OM

1.5

10

Strategic Management

Strategy

3.0

Total Credits

21.0

Term-3

1

Business Ethics and Governance

Economics & Business Policy

1.5

 

2

Data Exploration and Visualisation using Python Part-II

Information Technology

1.5

 

3

Digital Commerce

Information Technology

1.5

 

4

Project Management

QT & OM

1.5

 

5

Operations Management-II

QT & OM

1.5

 

6

Strategic Entrepreneurship and New Age Business Models

Strategy

1.5

 

7

Managerial Skills for Effectiveness

OB & HR and Communication

1.5

 

8

Organisational Design and Change

OB & HR

1.5

 

9

Elective course/s from Specialization-I

3.0

 

10

Elective course/s from Specialization-II

3.0

 

Total Credits

18.0

 

Electives

From Term-3 onwards in the First Year, students are required to undertake Elective courses. A student enrolled in the PGDM(BDA) program is required to complete 43.5 credits from the Elective courses spread over Term-3 in the First year, and Term-4 to Term-6 in the Second year of the Two Year Programme. Out of the above, 1.5 credits will accrue in Term-6 from the IIP, which are usually held after Term-3.

FORE School of Management offers dual specialization to all the students enrolled in its program. This means that a student may specialize in at most two Areas. For students enrolled in PGDM(BDA), Specialization-I must be Big Data Analytics or Information Technology for 15 credits and for Specialization-II, student can opt for Big Data Analytics or Information Technology or other Academic Area for 15 credits. Students are not permitted to specialize in any third Area, they are not allowed to opt for more than 9 credits out of the balance credit of courses from any ONE particular Area.

In order to provide the students opportunities to specialize in their Area of choice, each Sentient Area will offer Elective courses. The Sentient Area may specify certain Elective courses as Specialization Area Pre-requisite (SAPR) courses that must be taken by those students who have chosen that Area to Specialize in.

The Elective courses are offered by the following Sentient Areas:

  • Communication
  • Economics & Business Policy
  • Finance & Accounting
  • International Business
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources
  • Quantitative Techniques and Operations Management
  • Strategy

Specialization wise List of Courses

Note: The list of elective courses, including those specified as SAPR, is indicative and tentative. Students may opt for these courses subject to specialization requirements, availability, eligibility, limitations on class size, etc.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND COURSES CREDIT
COMMUNICATION

Effective Leadership Communication Through Theatre Techniques

3.0

Communication on Digital Platforms

3.0

Effective Workplace Communication Behaviours

1.5

Cross Cultural Communication

1.5

Corporate Communication

1.5

Communication Audit

1.5

CIS in Communication

3.0

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS POLICY

Social Enterprise and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies 

3.0

Foreign Trade and Exchange Market

3.0

Public Policy for NGO Management

3.0

MacroEconomics & Business Policy

3.0

Industrial Organization

3.0

Principles of Sustainable Business

1.5

CIS in Economics & Business Policy

3.0

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Financial Markets, Institutions and Services (SAPR)

3.0

Equity Valuation and Portfolio Management

3.0

Investment Banking

3.0

Financial Derivatives

3.0

Commercial Banking Practices and Treasury Management

3.0

Fixed Income Securities and Structured Products

3.0

Wealth Management and Alternative Investments

3.0

Project Appraisal and Financing

3.0

Applied Financial Risk Management

1.5

Financial Strategies for Value Creation (IIP)

1.5

Credit Risk Management (IIP)

3.0

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Machine Learning with Python

3.0

Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers (Using Python)

3.0

Deep Learning and NLP

3.0

Machine Learning, Blockchains, Fintech

3.0

Managing Business on Cloud

3.0

Functional Analytics

1.5

.5

Systems Thinking

1.5

Business  Development In IT

3.0

Social Media Analytics

3.0

Data Summarization and Visualization

1.5

Cyber Security

1.5

Digital Innovation 

1.5

Analytics and Machine Learning in Business (IIP course)

1.5

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Trade and Geopolitics (SAPR)

1.5

Export- Import Procedures and Documentation (SAPR)

1.5

International Management

3.0

Export – Import Management: A Starter’s Toolkit              

3.0

Business in Asia-Pacific

3.0

International Economic Organizations

3.0

Trade, Technology and Development

1.5

Commercial Geography

1.5

CIS in International Business

3.0

Cinema, Global Business and Film Diplomacy

1.5

International Business (IIP Course)

1.5

MARKETING

Advanced Marketing Research

3.0

Sales, Distribution and Retail Management

3.0

Marketing Strategy with MARKSTRAT

3.0

Advertising and Brand Management

3.0

Consumer Behavior

3.0

Digital Marketing & Analytics with Digital MediaPro

3.0

B2B Marketing

3.0

International Marketing

3.0

Services Marketing

3.0

Marketing Models and Analytics

3.0

Green Marketing

1.5

Marketing Analytics (IIP)

1.5

Digital Marketing (IIP)

1.5

ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR & HUMAN RESOURCES

Employee Relations – Legislations & Compliances (SAPR)

3.0

Learning & Development

3.0

Competency Mapping

3.0

Personal Growth Lab

3.0

Performance & Compensation Management

3.0

HR Analytics

1.5

Strategic HR Management (IIP)

1.5

Negotiation Skills

3.0

Managing Talent & Career in Organizations

1.5

CIS in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources

1.5

QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Business Analytics - II (SAPR)

3.0

Advance Project Management

3.0

Procurement Manufacturing Planning & Control

3.0

Multivariate Data Analysis

3.0

Supply Chain Management

3.0

Operations Strategy

3.0

Service Operation and Analytics

 

3.0

Decision Modelling with Spread Sheet

3.0

World Class Operations

3.0

Global Logistics Management

1.5

Healthcare Operations and Analytics

1.5

STRATEGY

Strategists’ Tool-kit and Competitive Intelligence

3.0

Strategy Business Simulations using CESIM

3.0

Mergers and Acquisitions

3.0

Creativity and Design Thinking for Strategic Value Creation

3.0

Strategic Analysis and Globalization

3.0

Current and Emerging trends in Strategic Management

1.5

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

1.5

CIS in Strategy

3.0

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