• Name of the B-School:  Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
  • Name of the course: Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management for Working Executives and Business Owners 

Executive MBA / MBA for Executives / PGDM(BM) Part Time (JSR) at XLRI Jamshedpur |   Accreditation | Ranking | Class Profile | Eligibility Criteria | Admission Process | Fees | Course Structure | Placement

Course overview

  • Course Duration: 3 Years
  • Course Type: Flexible
  • Course Start date: May 2020
  • Location: Jamshedpur


  • AMBA


  • Ranked 7th in the NIRF ranking, 2019

What is Executive MBA at XLRI?

As per the B-School, they have redesigned their highly successful and acclaimed three-year AICTE approved Evening Post-graduate Diploma Program as a Weekend program from 2017 onwards. The Three-year AICTE approved Weekend Post-graduate Diploma program is uniquely designed and structured to enable working executives and business owners to develop the requisite managerial and business skills and competence for a managerial / ownership role. The program comprises of 900 hours of coursework interaction that is spread over three years to accommodate the time constraints of working executives and business owners.

Sessions for the program will be conducted mainly using physical classroom-based sessions with very few virtual classroom-based sessions. This structure allows students to meet their requirements of continuing education of the highest quality while continuing in their current employment/business.

With the rich opportunities for interaction with renowned faculty, peers, and industry experts, the program allows students many opportunities to apply the conceptual insights gained in the classroom to their respective workplace on a day-to-day basis. The students also get multiple opportunities to share their work/marketplace experiences thereby enriching classroom learning and fostering meaningful, value-added discussions amongst peers.

In addition to the application opportunities provided in individual courses, the two field work based projects provide ample scope to apply the knowledge gained during the program to real-life business settings and decisions. Students are also given multiple opportunities to understand the real-life applications and relevance of the knowledge gained in different courses through in-built evaluation mechanisms such as projects, assignments, case study based assignment cum presentations, etc.

The program schedule has been done to maintain a balance between the pressures of work, personal life, and learning rigor to the best extent feasible. The physical classroom sessions for the program are scheduled on weekends at XLRI Jamshedpur. On a few select weekends, sessions will be conducted over the virtual classroom mode to provide greater flexibility to the students. The virtual classroom sessions shall not exceed 25% of the sessions for the program. The program schedule also provides for breaks between terms and during the financial year ending which is typically a hectic time for working professionals and business owners.

Class profile



As per the B-School, eligibility criteria are as follows:

Educational Qualifications

To be eligible to apply for the program, the candidate must have obtained a three-year Bachelors’ degree or its equivalent in any discipline from a University or a Deemed University. Candidates who have completed the four-year Bachelors’ degree in any Engineering discipline from a University or Deemed University are also eligible to apply. The candidate must have a score of 50% or more marks (or its equivalent GPA) in the above programs.

Work Experience

The candidate must have at least two years of work experience in one of the follwing role prior to April 30, 2019:

  • managerial
  • supervisory
  • executive
  • ownership

To be considered for eligibility, the work experience must be obtained after attainment of the above educational qualifications.

Admission & Selection process

As per the B-School, Candidates will be required to fill up the online application form on the website of XLRI. At the time of filling up the online application candidate will be required to upload soft copies of the required documents. The application fee of Rs. 1000/- has to be paid online at the time of application. In event that one is facing problem with online submission, s/he may get in touch with the Admission office [Weekend Program] or send a hard copy of the form along with the documents mentioned in Annexure 1 and a demand draft of Rs. 1000/- in favor of “XLRI Jamshedpur” payable at Jamshedpur to the following address.

Admission Office (Weekend Program), XLRI, Xavier School of Management, C. H. Area (East), Jamshedpur – 831001.

The candidates should appear for a written aptitude test on 7th April 2019. The test will have sections on quantitative ability, logical reasoning, and English language skills. Candidates who have written any of the well established, credible management entrance examination (e.g., XAT, GMAT, CAT, etc., in the last two years,) are encouraged to send a copy of the scores along with the application.

All applicants/candidates will also be required to appear for the personal interview held at XLRI Campus during 7th – 17th April 2019 (tentatively).

Dates and Deadlines

Last date of receipt of application with payments9 April, 2019
Interviews20 April – 25 April, 2019
Written Test21 April 2019
Last day of admission for selected candidates4 May, 2019
Last day of admission for wait listed candidates11 May, 2019
Commencement of program3rd week of May 2019

Fee Details

The tuition fees and other academic charges payable for this program, for the batch 2019 – 2022, year-wise is as follows.

1st Year (2019 – 2020) – Rs. 4.26 lakhs*

2nd Year (2020 – 2021) – Rs. 3.23 lakhs*

3rd Year (2021 – 2022) – Rs. 3.23 lakhs*

Course Structure


The classroom sessions for the program will be held at XLRI campus in Jamshedpur on the weekends. The virtual classroom sessions shall be delivered over a direct-to-desktop mode and shall normally be around 25% of the total sessions for core courses only.

Class Timing

During a term, the average weekly classroom load would usually be around 9-12 hours of classroom contact. The classes will be scheduled to start from 16:00 hours on Saturday and end by 16:15 hours on Sunday to allow students from outside Jamshedpur to attend the program.


May 2019 to March 2022


The program has been designed with a rich mix of core courses, elective courses, and dissertations to provide a holistic approach to both practical and conceptual aspects of management domains. Further, the course structures and choice of pedagogical approaches provide multiple opportunities for peer learning and application of knowledge to real-life business situations.

a) Core Courses (58 credits)

The core courses have been designed with credits that range from 2 credits to 4 credits depending upon the requirements of the courses as deemed appropriate by XLRI. One credit is the equivalent of a total of 10 hours of teaching. In addition to the core courses, students are offered the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in the individual management disciplines through elective courses. The program is spread over nine teaching terms over the three-year period with the first five terms comprising of the core courses and the remaining four terms covering the elective courses.

b) Electives (24 credits)

The core courses have a total credit requirement of 58 credits whereas the total credit requirement for elective courses is 24 credits. Each student should take up at least 12 elective courses of 2 credits each to meet the requirements of the program.

Elective courses are designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of specialized aspects of and recent developments in individual management disciplines. Each area will offer four elective courses, subject to an adequate number of students being registered per course. Each student should take up at least 12 elective courses to meet the requirements of the program.

c) Field-Work Based Projects (8 credits)

In addition to the core and elective courses, each student must do two Field-Work Based Projects having a total credit requirement of 8 credits (4 credits * 2 Field-Work Based Projects) under the joint guidance of a faculty member of XLRI and an industry expert (from the organization where student is doing the project). Each project may either be in a specific domain/specialization area of Management or it may be a general project cutting across multiple management domains.

d) Induction & Preparatory Course

A significant number of concepts, frameworks, and tools in management have origins in models that require a basic degree of knowledge of mathematics. To ensure that students do not face problems with the courses because of the inability to follow the required

mathematics, a preparatory course on Mathematics will be conducted a week prior to the commencement of the program. Such a preparatory course shall be conducted either in a physical classroom mode or virtual classroom mode as decided by XLRI. During the week allocated to the preparatory course, a few induction sessions will also be held to familiarize the students with the facilities and rules of XLRI.

e) Area of Concentration:

An “area of concentration” will be acknowledged if four electives and a dissertation from the same area are cleared successfully. Given the structure of the program, it is possible for a student to have at most two “areas of concentration”.



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