POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT (PGDM)
St. Joseph's offers a two year Full Time PGDM program. The program is AICTE approved. The institute has been offering the program since 1996.
The institute has an independent campus located on Residency Road, the heart of the garden city of Bangalore.
The institute breaks the two year program into trimesters. Each trimester is approximately ten to twelve weeks long and the two-years have a
total of six trimesters. Students post successful completion of three trimesters undertakes "on the job" internships with corporate. This
internship is for a period of eight to nine weeks. The six trimesters and the internships together form the entire course structure for the
two year PGDM program.
The two year program is broken down into three specific portions, which are
• Core Program
During the first three trimesters, the students undergo rigorous grounding in the rudiments of every discipline in management and the
development of a common foundation of business knowledge and management theory. The core programme consists of approximately twenty one courses.
The "on the job" internship projects undertaken by students are evaluated and graded and is a mandatory requirement for completing the
The final three trimesters is wherein the students select electives of their choice. While the three trimesters have a few common subjects
for all students, majority of the topics are selected by the students depending upon their area of specialisation.
The PGDM program certifies students on dual specialisation. The students of the PGDM program are given the option of selecting two areas of
specialisation from the four that are offered by the institute. The institute offers students the choice between
• Human Resources
The PGDM curriculum is the result of constant change and continuous review by the faculty with help from practitioners in industry, alumni
and students. Students have to work on both individual assignments and group assignment during the two-year period.
Teaching Methodology & Evaluation
The objective of the program is to train the students to be competent managers and to inculcate in them qualities required for effective
leadership of organizations. The institute follows a structure of teaching that enables easier understanding and long term retention of
the subjects. The classes include lecture sessions, group projects, case studies, games, role plays, AV presentations and student workshops.
The institute tries to build team spirit by encouraging students to form groups when they undertake large assignments and report building.
However, each student is evaluated separately and is graded for their contribution to the assignment.
Further, students undergo frequent tests and assignments as a part of their evaluation process. The students are not only evaluated for
reproducing the content understood from the classes in tests but are also evaluated on the basis of how they utilise the knowledge in
simulated management scenarios. The objective of the evaluation is to be transparent to the student on the methodology followed in their
evaluation and to identify the areas of strengths and isolate their areas of weakness and work on improving them.
The institute converts marks given to assignments, tests, presentations and coursework to Grade points and award students a Grade Point
Average (GPA) for each subject. The cumulative GPA for a trimester is shared with the student as a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
This depicts the performance of the student across all subjects for each trimester. The same evaluation system is followed across all
trimesters as well as for the internship project.
|Accounting for Managers I
||Product Operations Management
||Corporate Finance II |
|Managerial Economics I
|| Corporate Finance I
||Management Accounting |
| Organizational Behavior
|| Human Resource Management
||Operations Research |
| Business Statistics I
|| Managerial Economics II
||Marketing Management II
| Business Communication
||Business Statistics II
||Personal Growth Lab
||Marketing Management I
||Organisational Structures, Process
| Business Ethics
||Counselling & Stress Management |
|Business Management Environment
||Business Management Environment
||Business Management Environment |
Two courses each from your chosen areas
| Courses in Areas of Specialization Finance|
|Analysis of Financial Statements
|Merchant Banking & Financial Services
||Mergers & Acquisitions / Valuations
||Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
|Direct & Indirect Tax Management
|Financial modeling using excel
||Financial Markets and services
| Human Resources|
|Compensation & Benefits Management
||Organizational Development & Change Management
|Competency Mapping Leadership development
|| Performance Management
||Human resources planning and talent acquisition
|Labour Laws Employee Welfare
||Training and Development
|| Product & Brand Management
| Rural marketing
|Integrated Marketing Communication
||Sales and Distribution
| Project Management
|| Lean Management
|Supply Chain Management
||World class manufacturing
| Productivity Management
||Innovation & Technology Management
| Materials Management