• Name of the B-School: Indian Institute Of Management Lucknow (Noida Campus)
  • Name of the course: Post-Graduate Program in Management for Working Executives (PGPWE) formerly Working Managers’ Programme (WMP)

Executive MBA at IIM Lucknow – Know More Details About MBA Executive Program At IIM Lucknow

Course overview

  • Course Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Type: Part-Time (Weekends Only)
  • Course Start date: April 2020
  • Location: Noida, UP




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What is PGPWE Executive MBA at IIM Lucknow?

According to its official website, at its NOIDA campus, IIM Lucknow offers a two-year Post-Graduate Program in Management for Working Executives (PGPWE), previously known as Working Managers’ Program (WMP).

The program is structured to meet the learning needs and methodologies in such a way that one can continue to work and engage in formal education simultaneously. The program maintains the high standards and rigor as in all postgraduate programs in management Executive MBA at IIM Lucknow. It aims at developing strong conceptual fundamentals and skills required to manage businesses of the future. The PGPWE helps to inculcate leadership amongst participants, and foster the development of change agents to take top roles in the global business arena.

On successful completion of the program, the students get a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management For Working Executives.

Who is this course for?

As per the B-School, The PGPWE is a uniquely designed program for working executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals, who desire to enhance their managerial knowledge and skills through formal management education while continuing to work full time in their ongoing professions/businesses.

Class profile



Eligibility criteria for PGPWE are as follows

Executives with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent academic pursuit (i.e., 10+2+3), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA;

Score on any one of the following test

  • A valid GMAT score (test taken during the last 5 years);
  • CAT / XAT / GATE score for the test taken in the year 2018 onward;
  • PGP-WE Entrance Exam scheduled during the first week of February 2020 at IIML Noida Campus;

A minimum of 3 years of full-time post-qualification (after graduation) managerial/ professional experience as on March 31, 2020; (Experience Certificate or Pay Slips would be required as proof)

(The Program is open to executives of all nationalities. There is no fee for applying to the program.)

Selection process

Candidate sends duly filled Application Form along with copies of documents in support of the attainments mentioned in Eligibility Criteria.

(Candidate may apply online or download the Application Form ;

Candidates who apply for PGP-WE Entrance Exam are informed about the exam details.

Based on the scores in GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE/ PGP-WE Entrance Exam, candidates are shortlisted for Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview;

After Writing Ability Test & Personal Interview are done, the final score is calculated using the following components:

Test Score30%
Academic and Professional Profile30%
Writing Ability Test10%
Personal Interview30%


The offer of admission is given based on the final score.

Dates and deadlines

The important dates for admission related activities are given below:

Announcement of the Program11 Nov 2019
Last date of submission of completed application 27 Jan 2020
PGPWE Entrance Exam08 Feb 2020
Announcement of Shortlisted CandidateFeb 2nd Week 2020
Writing Ability Tests and Personal Interviews 22-23 Feb 2020
Announcement of Selected CandidatesFeb 4th Week 2020
Acceptance and Submission of First Installment of Fees2nd Week of March 2020
Induction and commencement of Program  1st Week of April 2020


Fee & Scholarship

The fee for PGPWE: 2020 – 22 is INR 13,55,000 + refundable caution money of INR 5,000 + Alumni membership fee of INR 5,000 + Convocation fee INR 5,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rules.

The fee includes tuition fees, computing and networking, library services, books, and instructional resources, boarding and lodging during campus visits, and visa, travel, accommodation, and academic expenses for the international module.

Payment Schedule

AmountLast Date of Payment
INR 75, 000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of acceptance of admission offer in the second week of March 2020
INR 80, 000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of registration to the Programme in the first week of April 2020 (includes Students activities/ events fee, alumni membership fee, caution money also)
INR 1,35,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of inception of Term 2
INR 1,35,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of inception of Term 3
INR 3,35,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of inception of Term 4 (includes half of the international module fee also)
INR 3,35,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of inception of Term 5 (includes half of the international module fee also)
INR 1,35,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of inception of Term 6
INR 1,40,000 + Taxes as per Government of India rulesAt the time of inception of Term 7 (includes convocation fee)


One may opt-out of the campus accommodation facility (this includes dinners on Fridays and Saturdays and breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays) during your campus visits. In that case, one will have to pay INR 14,000 less in each of the last 7 installments, after the payment of Acceptance fee of INR 75,000.

At the time of giving an offer of admission to an applicant, a last date of withdrawal will also be announced. Any withdrawal from the program by that date will attract INR 7,500/- (plus taxes as per Government of India rules) as processing fee and the remaining amount will be refunded. If the withdrawal request comes after the date of withdrawal, no money will be refunded. After joining the program, all paid fee installment amounts are non-refundable.

Course Structure

PGP-WE is a two-year program; the first year consists of four terms and the second year consists of three terms. Students come to IIM Lucknow, NOIDA Campus on Friday afternoon, and go back on Sunday afternoon, every alternative weekend. Each term, leaving Term-5, has 7 visits distributed over 3 months’ period, approximately; Term-5 has 5 campus visits on alternate weekends and a two-week International Module. For PGPWE: 2020 – 22, the classes will commence from the first week of April 2020. The details of the courses covered are given below:

First Year

First Year
Term-I(3.75 Credit)Term-II(3.75 Credit)Term – III(4.0 Credit)Term – IV(4.0 Credit)
Financial Reporting and Analysis (1.00)Marketing Management-I(1.00) Quantitative Analysis for Management-II (1.00) Financial Management (1.00)
Managerial Economics (1.00) Macro-Economic Environment (1.00)Management Accounting (1.0)Management Information Systems (1.0)
Quantitative Analysis for Management-I (1.00)Operations Management-I (1.00)Human Resource Management (1.00)Marketing Management-II (1.00)
Behaviour in Organizations (0.75)Designing Work Organization (0.75)International Business Environment(0.5)Strategic Management – I (0.5)
Communication for Management (0.5)Operations Management-II(0.5)

Second Year

Second Year
Term-V(3.50 Credit)(2.5 Credit + International Module [1 Credit])Term – VI (4 Credit) (4 Credit + Dissertation)Term – VII (3 Cr + 2Credit) (3 Credit + 2 Credit of Dissertation)
Strategic Management – II (1.0)Four electives + Dissertation (Progress Report and Presentation)Three electives + Dissertation (Final Report and Presentation)
Legal Aspects in Management (0.5)
Quantitative Analysis for Management-III (0.5)
Leadership (0.5)
WMP-I Batch (2019- 21)Term – IV
DurationJan – May 20
Visit: 131 Jan – 2 Feb 2020
Visit: 214 – 16 Feb , 2020
Visit: 328 , 29 Feb & 1 Mar, 2020
Visit: 413 – 15 Mar, 2020
Visit: 527 – 29 Mar, 2020
Visit: 610 – 12 Apr, 2020
Visit: 724 – 26, Apr 2020
Visit: 88 – 10 May, 2020

In parenthesis, course credits are mentioned. 1 credit is equivalent to 30 hours of classroom contact hours.Total Credit = 28.00 (Core = 18.00, Elective = 7.00, Dissertation =2.00 and International Module = 1.00)

A wide basket of elective courses from all functional areas is offered in order to meet the specific career goals of the students. The functional areas are:

  • Decision Sciences
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Business Environment (Economics)
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Strategy Management
  • Communication
  • General Management

International Module

A two-week immersive experience at one of the leading business schools in Europe adds to the content of the program. The International Module is designed to enhance the cross-cultural experience and broaden the understanding of global management challenges, where a deeper insight is obtained about business procedures in overseas markets. The International Module comprises academic courses, workshops, industry visits and interactions with industry leaders.

Time to complete the program

In the normal course, the program is completed in two years. However, students who fail to meet the prescribed minimum attendance or academic standards due to extenuating circumstances may be allowed two more continuous years if the PGP-WE Committee recommends so, and can complete the Program in a total of four years (maximum overall duration).

Student Advisory Services and Corporate Interface Events

The Student Advisory Services helps prepare candidates to meet career goals and aspirations. The advisors would guide students on the choice of electives, events, and networking opportunities. Such assistance will help participants to springboard their careers and add substantial value to the organizations where they work.



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