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Courses in PGDM(FM)

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 Academic Area Credits

1

Managerial Communication

Communication

3.0

2

Managerial Economics

Economics & Business Policy

3 0

3

Financial Accounting

Finance

3.0

4

Marketing Management-I

Marketing

3.0

5

Human Behaviour in Organizations

Human Resource

3.0

6

Business Statistics

Operations

3.0

7

Optimization Model for Decision Making

Operations

3.0

Total Credits

21.0

Term-2

1

Written Analysis and Communication

Communication

3.0

2

Legal Aspects of Business

Economics and Business Policy

1.5

3

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Economics and Business Policy

1.5

4

Corporate Finance

Finance

3.0

5

Exponential Technologies in Business

Information Technology

3.0

6

Marketing Management-II

Marketing

1.5

7

Organisational Design and Change

Human Resource

1.5

8

Operations Management-I

Operations

1.5

9

Business Research Methods

Operations

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

Financial Reporting and Analysis

Finance

3.0

3

Management Accounting

Finance

1.5

4

Operations Management-II

Operations

1.5

5

Strategic Entrepreneurship and New Age Business Models

Strategy

1.5

6

Managerial Skills for Effectiveness

Human Resource and Communication

1.5

7

Human Resource Management

Human Resource

1.5

8

Elective course/s from Specialization-I

3.0

9

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(FM) programme 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 is usually held after Term-3.

FORE School of Management offers dual specialization to all the students enrolled in the Financial Management Programme. In order to specialize in Finance, a student must opt Finance-I or Finance-II as Specialization-I of 15 credits and for Specialization-II, a student can opt for Finance-I or Finance-II or other Academic Area of 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
  • International Business
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Operations
  • 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

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND COURSES CREDIT
COMMUNICATION

Cross-Cultural Communication

1.5

Communication on Digital Platforms

3.0

Effective Leadership Communication Through Theatre Techniques

3.0

Communication Audit

1.5

Corporate Communication

1.5

Effective Workplace Communication Behaviours

1.5

CIS in Communication

3.0

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS POLICY

Macroeconomics for Business Policy

3.0

Social Enterprise and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies 

3.0

Public Policy for NGO Management

3.0

Econometrics for Consultants

3.0

Foreign Trade and Exchange Market

3.0

Principles of Sustainable Business

1.5

FINANCE

Business Valuations

1.5

Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions

1.5

International Financial Management (IIP Course)

1.5

FINANCE (INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT)

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

3.0

Financial Derivatives

3.0

Investment Banking

3.0

Fixed Income Securities and Structured Products

3.0

Corporate Restructuring

3.0

Trading Strategies

1.5

Behavioral Finance

1.5

FINANCE (BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES)

Bank Management

3.0

Foreign Exchange and Treasury Management

3.0

Applied Financial Risk Management

3.0

Project Appraisal & Financing

3.0

Wealth Management & Alternate Investments

3.0

Management of Financial Services

1.5

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Managing Business on Cloud

3.0

Machine Learning, Blockchains, Fintech

3.0

Social Media Analytics

3.0

Business  Development In IT

3.0

Technology Strategies and Consulting

3.0

Data Summarization and Visualization

1.5

Digital Innovation 

1.5

Cyber Security

1.5

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (BIG DATA ANALYTICS)

Machine Learning with Python

3.0

Deep Learning and NLP

3.0

Big Data and Data Analytics for Managers (Using Python)

3.0

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Business

3.0

Streaming Data Analytics

3.0

Functional Analytics

3.0

Capstone Projects in AI

1.5

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Trade and Geopolitics

1.5

Export- Import Procedures and Documentation

1.5

International Management

3.0

International Economic Organizations

3.0

Business in Asia-Pacific

3.0

Export – Import Management: A Starter’s Toolkit              

3.0

CIS in International Business

3.0

Trade, Technology and Development

1.5

Commercial Geography

1.5

Cinema, Global Business and Film Diplomacy

1.5

India-entry Processes for Foreign Business

1.5

MARKETING

Advanced Marketing Research

3.0

International Marketing

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

Rural Marketing

1.5

Services Marketing

1.5

Marketing Models & Analytics

1.5

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Employee Relations – Legislations & Compliances

3.0

Learning & Development

3.0

Competency Mapping

3.0

Personal Growth Lab

3.0

Performance & Compensation Management

3.0

Digital Transformation of HR

3.0

CIS in Human Resource Management

3.0

Managing Talent and Career in Organisations

1.5

Negotiation Skills

3.0

Employer Branding & Value Propositions

1.5

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Advanced Optimization Techniques

3.0

Multivariate Data Analysis

3.0

Procurement Manufacturing Planning & Control

3.0

Advance Project Management

3.0

Service Operation Analytics

3.0

Supply Chain Management

3.0

Operations Strategy

3.0

Decision Modelling Using Spreadsheets

3.0

World Class Operations

3.0

Global Logistics Management

1.5

STRATEGY

Strategists’ Tool-kit and Competitive Intelligence

3.0

Strategy Business Simulations using CESIM

3.0

Mergers & Acquisitions

3.0

Strategic Design Thinking: Capstone Project

3.0

CIS in Strategy

3.0

Strategic Analysis and Globalization

3.0

Strategic Alliances & Joint Ventures

1.5

Current and Emerging trends in Strategic Management

1.5

Strategy Execution

1.5

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