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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-International Business which we refer to as International Managers’ Group (IMG), aims at preparing students to take up careers in the corporate, and family businesses engaged in International Business operations. 

Objectives

  • 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 changes emerging in the global environment.

Thrust

The basic thrust is on understanding the independent nature of organizational dynamics and its managerial implications. This shall help students acquire conceptual and analytical abilities required for appropriate decision-making, and their 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 potential opportunities in the global market, and developing and executing strategies in International business situations.
  • Demonstrate the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to gain employment in the corporate sector or in family businesses globally.

Pedagogy

The instructional methodology comprises 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 written case reports, individual or group presentations. Further opportunity is provided through participation of students in various seminars.

Curriculum

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 content and design of courses are directed towards developing managers who (i) have holistic and deep knowledge of their functional specialization along with the appreciation of its role in the value proposition of the firm; (ii) are industry-ready due to understanding of concepts, frameworks and models steeped in the context of practice; (iii) and have sustainable employable competencies suffused with learning through cutting-edge courses that are contemporaneous as well as 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 only core courses, Term-3 has 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 successful completion of the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) is a mandatory requirement for the completion of the Post Graduate Diploma 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 acquired in the classroom.

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

The International Immersion Programme is a part of the full time course curriculum held after 
Term-3 for students to have an exposure to 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 credits earned in the IIP accrue 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 100 hours of work– 30 hours in the classroom, and the rest for preparation and assignments. 

A student at FORE is required to do 103.5 credits (in total) for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Out of the required credits, 97.5 credits come from classroom teaching and the balance 6.0 credits from Summer Internship. The 97.5 credits of classroom 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 are not used for calculation of CGPA.

Year and Term Wise Credit Course Structure

First year

Term-1

21  credits (core)

Term-2

21 credits (core)

Term-3

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

Term-4

18 credits (Electives)

Term-5

9 credits (Electives)

Term-6

10.5 credits (Electives including 1.5 credit earned in IIP)

TOTAL

103.5 credit

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