IFIM Business School

Executive Education Program

Country’s only PGDM for Working Professionals by a premier AACSB accredited business school.

PGDM for Working Professionals

  • Harvard Business School (HBS) foundation module integrated in the program
  • Delivered in your city (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune) by IFIM Business School’s world class faculties
  • Get up skilled in the next-gen areas Digital Business, Analytics, MarTech and FinTech
  • Industry 4.0 ready curriculum vetted by internationally acclaimed academicians
  • Opportunity for international immersion
  • Best value for money

A unique course designed for working professionals for enhancing their managerial and professional skills. The curriculum is designed to enhance skills of participants with a blend of managerial focus on Business Analytics, Investment / Credit FinTech (Finance), Market Research (Marketing), HR-Information Systems (HR), E-Commerce, Retail, Supply Chain (Operations).

At IFIM, we have extensive use of simulation, case studies, alternate weekend classes, online classes, synchronous and asynchronous learning through integrated systems for experiential learning. IFIM Business School’s Bespoke Management Programmes empowers students to create their own learning paths and career goals, thereby creating a better industry fit compared to generic management programmes that are inflexible in their approach. The flexibility to choose courses freely enables students to custom-create a curriculum uniquely suited to their individual needs and aspirations. IFIM is the only institution with a completely flexible PGDM WP programme, patterned on leading international B-Schools, which has been widely appreciated by the corporates as they get highly-focused resources. Students can pace their learning, they can take extra credits or reduced credits in a term according to their aptitude. They can even choose to drop a course if they are so inclined. The ultimate purpose is to leverage their strengths and align their learning path to the needs of the Industry and Business. IFIM’s exceptional faculty and industry mentors guide students in every step of the way to help them discover the areas in management they are passionate about. IFIM Business School’s holistic and integrated learning methodology is geared not only towards creating rewarding careers, but also towards learning and aiming for life-changing experiences.

IFIM’s unique Industry Internship Programme (IIP), has been very well received by recruiters across industries for its unmatched exposure and valuable on-the-job learning. The advantage for the recruiting companies is that students would have already completed all coursework that is expected from a graduating student. IFIM students pursue their internships with leading companies, which adds to their repertoire of achievements and accomplishments. IIP has been recognized as the most effective method of enhancing employability at the Indian Management Conclave. IIP is completely integrated into the curriculum of the programme, which spans about 4.5 months.

The IFIM Business School is working on the following four distinct interventions to align with the refreshed positioning of ‘Beyond Tomorrow’:

Curriculum for the Industrial Revolution 4.0

While the Industrial Revolution 1.0 used water and steam power to mechanize production, the 2.0 used electric power to create mass production, and the 3.0 used electronics and information technology to automate production; the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is building on the previous three revolutions, characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The sheer velocity, scope, and impact of this revolution has seen no precedent and is evolving at an exponential pace disrupting almost everything around us. It is imperative then that management systems of production, operations, and governance etc. will be significantly transformed, and so will the essential skill sets. The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) has identified a set of distinct skills such as Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, People Management, Coordinating with Others, Emotional Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Cognitive flexibility for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Design Thinking and Innovation

For those who aspire to be innovators and entrepreneurs, IFIM Business School is contemplating offering Innovation Incubation as a choice in lieu of Research Incubation. Thus, a student will need to complete either Innovation Incubation or Research Incubation to successfully fulfil the academic obligation associated with the program.

The Innovation Incubation will be supported by the Start-up Foundry of IFIM Business School. The Start-up Foundry was established by IFIM Business School in 2016 for incubating start-ups. The foundry provides infrastructural support, legal services, marketing and branding services and mentoring by seasoned entrepreneurs. The Start-up Foundry has successfully incubated and graduated many ventures, few of them being “Hostel Backpack”, “Cliceat”, and “Rhythm on Wheels”.

As part of the Innovation Incubation, the student will need to complete a course on Design Thinking and Innovation. In the four semesters, the student will be expected to develop a business plan and either demonstrate the proof of concept or develop a minimum viable product. The plan and the outcome of the POC/MVP will then need to be presented to potential investors. If the plan solicits interest from an investor the student will be permitted to incubate the venture as part of the Industry Internship Program which follows the completion of the four semesters.

IoE (Internet of Education) Platform

IFIM Business School is developing a platform for upskilling the industry, the academia, and professionals in gen-next technology areas. The platform will comprise the latest in hardware, software and real-life datasets hosted on a cloud for easy access. We have identified four areas, namely: Artificial Intelligence; Data Engineering and Business Analytics; Digital Commerce and Blockchain aligned with new emerging job roles. The platform will host datasets from various verticals such as Healthcare, Financial Services, E-commerce, Retail etc which will allow users to develop algorithms and models for business solutions. This idea has found good traction with the industry and CXO’s from companies such as Fractal Analytics, Infosys, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Walmart, Flipkart, Amazon, Intel have come forward to form a think tank in Bangalore to help us develop the platform. The think tank is also helping us develop courseware, domain-specific use cases and source real-life datasets for capstone projects. Providing professional development programmes on this platform is on our agenda.

Research Resource Centre (RRC)

IFIM Business School has also embarked on laying the foundation for a Research Resource Centre. This centre will be an open platform to help international faculty to tap into the growing Indian economy. The RRC will consist of a group of qualified PhD scholars to provide research support to top end international faculty who are time-starved but would like to apply their research findings to India and other Asian economies. The RRC will also be powered by the IoE platform giving easy access to real-life data sets making the research more effective and authentic.

Program Features:

  • Bespoke curriculum – Tailor made to prepare you for the Industry Revolution 4.0
  • ‘Experiential Learning’ course delivery by industry-experienced IFIM and visiting faculty, to enable you to apply the concepts and ideas at your work place
  • Focus on developing the core managerial competencies required in modern business: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Global Perspective and Leadership
  • PGDM WP Program is approved by AICTE
  • Extensive use of simulation, case studies and learning management systems for experiential learning
  • Peer group interaction with students from other sectors/companies enabling cross-fertilization of ideas - each participant will be able to investigate the issues in their company from different perspectives
  • Alternate Weekend classes that do not disrupt your work schedule
  • Study material/lectures made available online for ready reference

Batch Composition:

  • The program has gained significant attention from corporate world as well as practitioners. Individuals from various companies like IBM, Genpact, Infosys, TCS, PWC, Accenture, CGI, Cognizant, Dell, E&Y, HCL, L&T, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Wipro, Schneider Electric, Titan, Mindtree, etc., having different career aspirations, have enrolled for the program.
  • The average work experience of the batch is 8 years

Academic Background:

Students speak: Mr.Viswanath , PGDM-WP July 2018 batch:

Admission Criteria:

  • Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.

  • Work experience of a minimum two years and above

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