Post Graduate Programme in Management
Having made a mark in the area of executive education in the country, KIAMS ventured into training bright young minds in high quality management education to meet the managerial leadership gap in the country. The resources and competencies developed for the managerial training were extended by the Institute to the students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme (PGDM).
KIAMS offers a two year fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme to train and develop managers for the next millennium. We provide a state-of-the-art learning environment with top-of-the-line facilities.
Programme Objectives
To be effective leaders, students must understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and look for opportunities to grow by overcoming weaknesses and sharpening strengths. Cognitive preparation is a mandate to challenge the future. They must also be able to understand organizational objectives, the relative importance of different factors; and be efficient in implementing the ensuing policies. It is vital that they are also capable of convincing other people and at the same time are proactive team players.

During the 2 years of this intensive programme they develop

  • Familiarity with a wide range of managerial skills and operating techniques
  • Confidence in assessing and analysing complex problems and in making decisions
  • The ability to think critically and rationally
  • A clear overview of how different aspects of business relate to each other and the flexibility to fit into a wide range of business functions
  • The ability to cope with pressure over an extended period
  • Willingness to take a co-operative approach to problem solving
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Uniqueness of the PGDM Programme
The Institute through its executive training programs provides a platform for practicing managers, academics and professionals to meet, interact and exchange concepts, ideas, and experiences in different fields of management. PGDM Students benefit by interacting with these participants and experts. Very few business schools in the country provide this opportunity. The alliance with the Kirloskar Group companies enables students to have hands-on experience as well as link theory to practice.
The thrust of the program is to prepare true global managers - with capabilities to manage successfully in the fast changing global economy.
Faculty Interaction
Expert Consultancy
KIAMS gives its faculty a unique opportunity to grapple with live business issues through Consultancy projects and visioning exercises. In the early days, the faculty have been involved in Consultancy assignments such as Strategic planning assignments for K-Group, Business Process Reengineering for Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd., Strategic repositioning for Kirloskar Brothers, AOP planning for (the erstwhile) Kirloskar Copeland and Competitive Marketing Strategies for NDDB. The more recent assignments include Process Orientation Training for the Group. Overseas Assignments include Human Capital Restructuring for Abdullah Hashim Co Ltd, Saudi Arabia and executive coaching for Dubai businessman. The consultancies are a rich source of experiential knowledge that guides the faculty teaching and research endeavors.
Industry Integration
In the first year the students study a manufacturing and a service organization in the framework of the Business Excellence Model and the Balanced Score Card to get a feel for integrated operations of an organization.
Summer Internship
A 6 -8 week stint in an organization between the first and second year to get an intense experience of organizational realities.
Capstone Exercise
Undertaken the second year of the PGDM course, the capstone exercise requires a student to develop a business plan for an organization and address its implementation issues, using all the concepts learnt in PGDM course. It covers all the functional area of Management and is meant to be the culmination of the PGDM program
  • It's of nine months duration which gives the opportunity to do in depth study
  • The company chosen is preferably within 250 kms from the institute which allows the student to make frequent visits
  • It covers all the functional area of management and is meant to be the cumulation of the PGDM program