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
• Internship
• Specialisation

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 course successfully.

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
• Finance
• Marketing
• Human Resources
• Operations

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.

Course Structure

I Trimester II Trimester III Trimester
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
MIS Marketing Management I Organisational Structures, Process and Design
Business Ethics Business Law Research Methodology

IV Trimester V Trimester VI Trimester
Strategic Management Entrepreneurship 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 International Finance
Merchant Banking & Financial Services Mergers & Acquisitions / Valuations
Derivatives Management Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Direct & Indirect Tax Management Commercial Banking
Financial modeling using excel Financial Markets and services

Human Resources
Compensation & Benefits Management Organizational Development & Change Management
Competency Mapping Leadership development Performance Management
International HRM Human resources planning and talent acquisition
Labour Laws Employee Welfare Training and Development

B2B Marketing Product & Brand Management
Consumer Behaviour Retail Management
Rural marketing Digital Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communication Sales and Distribution
Marketing Research Services Marketing

Project Management Lean Management
Supply Chain Management World class manufacturing
Productivity Management Innovation & Technology Management
Materials Management

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