IIFT – One Year Full Time MBA (Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business / EPGDIB)

One Year MBA / Executive Post Graduate Diploma in international Business at IIFT Delhi

  • Name of the B-School: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi
  • Name of the program: One Year Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB)

Course overview

  • Course Duration: 18 Months
  • Course Format: Full Time, residential
  • Course Start date: September 2020
  • Location: New Delhi


Indian institute of foreign trade (IIFT) is a member of the following International organizations:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • European Foundation For Management Development (EFMD), Brussels
  • International Association of Trade Training Organisations (IATTO), UK

What is EPGDIB at IIFT Delhi?

As per the B-School, EPGDIB is a specialized Program that provides a scientific approach to business decision-making in todays dynamic and competitive international business environment.  EPGDIB provides an opportunity for middle and senior level executives to refresh and upgrade their managerial skills without interrupting their professional activities.  The EPGDIB Program is specially designed to cater to those executives for whom leaving the job and the city is not a feasible option. Student is awarded the Post Graduate Diploma on successful completion of evaluation process.

Class profile



Candidates who wish to apply for the exam must check the IIFT 2019 eligibility criteria first. Here are the complete eligibility criteria for IIFT exam for this year.

1. General category candidates with a minimum 3-year graduation degree in any discipline with 50% marks from a recognised university/institute/college are eligible to apply.

2. SC, ST and PWD category candidates with minimum 45% marks in graduation are eligible to apply.

3. Final year graduation students can also apply. However, they would need to submit the proof of requisite qualification by October 7, 2019.

4. Foreign nationals and NRIs can apply for IIFT entrance exam with a valid GMAT score which is not older than January 1, 2018.

5. Candidates of any age can apply for IIFT entrance exam

Selection process

  • Selection will be on the basis of GD, Essay writing and Interview.
  •  Seats are reserved for SC/ST/PH/OBC (Non Creamy Layer) candidates as per Government of India rules.

Admission Process 2019-20 Batch

  • Release of advertisement/Availability of Brochure and application form on IIFT’s website i.e.www.iift.edu : MAY / JUNE
  • Last date for sale and receipt of applications: FIRST WEEK OF JULY
  • GD/ Essay Writing/ Interview: JULRY/AUGUST
  • Commencement of the Programme: SEPTEMBER

Fees Structure

As per the B-School, fee for 2019-20 batch as per the B-School

The fee for the program is Rs 5,10,000/- (including alumni charges). The participants are responsible for the payment of the program fee whether it is paid by the individual or by the employing organization. Fee is to be paid in three installments as follows by candidate who have been offered admission in EPGDIB (On-campus)

  • First installment payable latest by 15th June, 2019 : Rs 2,10,000/-
  • Second installment payable latest by 15th January, 2020: Rs 1,50,000/-
  • Third installment payable by 30th May, 2020: Rs 1,50,000/-

SC/ST/PWD Candidates: 50% fee concession on tuition fee.

  • Late Fee Fine for all students is Rs 5,000/- Per week beyond the stated deadline.
  • In case the fee remains unpaid for Three Weeks, from the last payable, the student will be deregistered from the program.
  • Re-registration charges are Rs 15,000/-.
  • Re-registration will have to be done within one week of de-registration.

Course Structure

The EPGDIB (On-Campus) course- curriculum is divided over three semesters. The first two semesters are common for all students. Specialization streams are available in third semester. The detailed course structure is as follows (subject to revision, if necessary):

Semester I (August 2019 to December 2019) EPGDIB

  • Course Title  Credits
  •  Accounting for Managers 3
  • Business Economics 3
  • Business Statistics 3
  • Fundamentals of International Management 2
  • Human Resource Management 2
  • IT Applications in Management including Applications of Artificial Intelligence 3
  • Macro Economics 3
  • Marketing Management 3

Total Credits of First Semester 22 

Semester II (January 2019 to May 2020) EPGDIB

Course Title Credits

  • Financial Management 3
  • Data Analytics 2
  • International Economics 3
  • International Marketing Management 3
  • International Trade Operations & Documentation 2
  • Strategic Management 3
  • Supply Chain Management 3
  • International Port Visit 3

Total Credits of Second Semester 22 

Specialization stream: International Business

Semester III (May 2020 to September 2020) (International Business Stream)

Core Courses

Course Title Credits

  • International Business Strategy 2
  • Trade Logistics & Global Sourcing 3

Elective Courses

Research Project 3

Select any seven of the following in addition to the courses listed above

Course Title Credits

  • Cross Cultural Management 2
  • Corporate Governance & Business Ethics 2
  • ERP using SAS 2
  • Social responsibility & Business 2
  • International Business Negotiations 2
  • Management of Strategic Alliances 2
  • Market Access Issues 2
  • Entrepreneurship 2
  • Online Business & E-Commerce 2
  • Sectoral Strategies 2
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence 2
  • Trade Analytics 2
  • WTO & Regional Trade Agreements 2
  • Managing Change & Transformation 2
  • Managing Change & transformation 2
  • Innovation Management 2

Total Credits of Third Semester 8+(2*7)=22

Specialization stream: International Marketing

Semester III (May 2020 to September 2020)

Core Courses

Course Title Credits

  • Channel and Distribution Management 2
  • Market Research 3
  •  Research Project 3

Elective courses

Select any Seven of the following in addition to the courses listed above

Course Title Credits

  • B2B Marketing 2
  • Customer Relationship Management 2
  • Digital Marketing 2
  • International Brand Management 2
  •  International Marketing Communication 2
  •  Luxury Marketing 2
  • Pricing Management 2
  • Sales Management 2
  • Services Marketing 2
  • Strategic Marketing 2
  • Consumer Behavior 2
  • Retail Management 2
  • Total Credits of Third Semester 8+(2*7)=22

Specialization stream: International Finance

Core Course

 Title Credits

  • Financial Modelling 2
  •  Bond Market Analysis 2
  • Investment Banking 2
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 2
  • Financial Ethics 2
  • Project Appraisal & Financing 2
  • Financing International Trade 2
  • Commodity Market Analysis 2
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 2
  • Wealth Management 2
  • Business Taxation 2
  • Derivatives & Risk Management 2
  • Forensic Accounting 2
  • Business Valuation 2
  • Financial Risk Management 2

Total Credits of Third Semester 8+(2*7)=22



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