Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM)

A Post Graduate Diploma in Management, PGDM course is offered by Institutions which conduct management courses as autonomous entities & not in affiliation with any Universities.

The primary benefit of a PGDM course is that the syllabus is industry relevant; the curriculum is updated regularly in alignment with corporate & technology trends. On the other hand, the Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore syllabus offered by University affiliated Institutions is revised every 3-5 years, which is definitely a long period of time in the rapidly changing global management scenario. As a matter of fact, 9 out of top 10 B Schools in India offer PGDM programs & not MBA courses.

There are several top management colleges offering the PGDM course in Bangalore.  Before considering taking PGDM admission in a PGDM College, you would need to carefully evaluate their infrastructure, curriculum, faculty & placement record before making the final selection.

The PGDM course duration would be for a period of 2 years

While different Universities set different percentage benchmarks, as a common requirement for PGDM course eligibility, applicants need to possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (in any branch of education) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent from any recognized University in India or abroad.

It is also mandatory for a candidate to have completed a minimum of 15 years of education in a 10+2+3 model where the three year Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent qualification) must have been obtained by the candidate post completion of higher secondary schooling under the 10+ 2 system.  Candidates also need to have appeared in any of the management entrance exams such as CAT/ GMAT/ XAT etc, as these scores alongwith the marks scored by the candidate in their academics & performance in the Personal Interview / Group Discussion rounds will be considered as a basis for final selection for PGDM admission.

PGDM course fees vary between different colleges & candidates also have the option of paying the fees in installments.

There are several career opportunities available in Top Colleges in Bangalore for a candidate with a PGDM degree.

Become an Entrepreneur! With finely honed management skills and grounded in the basics of finances, you could consider starting off on your own entrepreneurial journey!

Be a Business Consultant! As a business consultant, you can help manage processes end-to-end and be of a great value when it comes to problem solving. You could choose to be a management, financial, marketing or business consultant based on your interest areas, core subjects & aptitude.

How about working as a Business or Market Analyst? In your PGDM course, you would have been prepared to analyze business cases & as a business or marketing analyst you would study different business scenarios, assess their viability in terms of results & overall costs in implementation of different strategies and then help your organization to arrive at informed decisions.

Why not become an Investment banker?  Investment banking has emerged as one of the hottest career opportunities with the primary job responsibilities being handling assets & advising clients on acquisitions apart from raising fresh capital for equity ventures.

What are your views on the PGDM course offered by Indian colleges? Please share your ideas, comments & suggestions here.

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