PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)

Recognized by AICTE, Minstry of HRD, Govt. of India


About the Programme

The PGDM is the most sought after programme of AIMA-CME. It is recognized by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India. It is being offered since 1993 and is widely acclaimed for its strong curriculum in the industry and academic circles. It is designed not only to impart the knowledge of core subjects such as Accounting, Economics, Finance and Marketing but also lays special stress on developing skills and competencies through exposure to real business situations in the form of case studies. AIMA leverages its close linkages with the industry to assess emerging needs and factor them on to its programme. The latest and updated PGDM curriculum has been launched from July 2007.

Programme Structure:

PGDM has a modular structure. There are four modules in this programme. The first, second and fourth modules are common to all programme participants. The third module is specialization module where one has the option to select one specialization from six vital areas:

  • Marketing,
  • Finance,
  • International Business,
  • Human Resource,
  • Operations,
  • Information Systems

A modular certificate is awarded on successful completion of each module. The titles of the certificates are as follows:

Module Modular Certificate
1 Certificate in Management
2 Advanced Certificate in Management
3 Professional Certificate in Management
4 Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Course Content

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Module - I

GM11   Management Functions & Organization Behaviour
GM04   Managerial Economics
GM03   Quantitative Techniques for Managers
FM11   Financial & Management Accounting
IS01   Introduction to Information Technology
GM12   Business Communication

Award : Certificate in Management

Module - II

OM01   Operations Management
HR01   Human Resource Management
MM)1   Marketing Management
GM02   Economic and Social Environment
GM07   Research Methodology
FM12   Financial Management

Award : Advanced Certificate in Management*

Module - III Specialization Module **

Marketing Management (MM)
Financial Management (FM)
International Business (IB)
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Operations Management (OM)
Information Systems (IS)

Award : Professional Certificate in Management*

Module - IV

GM06   Business Law & corporate Governance
IB06   International Business
GM13   Entrepreneurial Management
GM14   Strategic Management & Ethics
GM100   Project Work

Award : Post Graduate Diploma in Management*

Specialization Module

Marketing Management (MM)

MM02   Sales and Distribution Management
MM03   Advertising and Brand Management
MM04   International Marketing Management
MM05   Marketing of Services
MM07   Consumer Behaviour

Financial Management (FM)

FM02   Management Control Systems
FM03   Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
FM04   International Finance
FM05   Corporate Finance
FM06   Management of Financial Services

International Business (IB)

IB03   Import Export Documentation
IB02   Indian Foreign Trade
HR06   International Human Resource Management
MM04   International Marketing Management
FM04   International Finance

Human Resource Management (HR)

HR03   Performance Management
HR04   Training and Development
HR08   Managerial Leadership
HR06   International Human Resource Management
HR07   Managing Change through Organisational Development

Operations Management (OM)

OM02   Technology Management
OM03   Project Management
OM05   Supply Chain Management
OM09   Operations Strategy
OM08   Quality Management

Information Systems (IS)

IS04   Computer Networks
IS05   Fundamentals of E-Commerce
IS06   Software Engineering
IS07   Database Management
IS09   Management of Information Technology

The modular certificate to be awarded.
* * Only one specialization is to be opted.


Graduation (10+2+3) from a recognized University
MAT / CET / CAT / XAT / ATMA / any other state level entrance test appeared.

Admission Procedure:

a) Candidates with minimum 50% in Graduation (under 10+2+3 scheme) from a recognized University are exempted from the entrance test for admission.

b) Admission in PGDM can be granted on the basis of MAT/ CAT/ XAT/ ATMA / any other state level test. Interested candidates with below 50% in graduation are required to appear in the test to be eligible for the interview. There will be no cut off score.

c) Interested Candidates if not appeared in any mentioned test and with less than 50% in graduation, if desirous for admission in the same session are required to appear in the Aptitude test to be conducted by AIMA / ISMT Business School from time to time. They may be given provisional admission with an undertaking that they will appear in the Aptitude Test whenever finalised.



1) Post Graduate Diploma in Management-from AIMA, Approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India,DEC.

Duration: 2 years



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