KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Research and Studies – One Year Full Time MBA (Post Graduate Diploma In Management / Executive PGDM)

One Year MBA / Executive PGDM at KJ Somaiya Institute  of Management Research and Studies

  • Name of the B-School: K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (KJ SIMSR)
  • Name of the course: One Year Post Graduate Diploma In Management (EPGDM)

Course overview

  • Course Duration: 15 Months
  • Course Format: Full Time, Residential
  • Course Start date: Sept 2020
  • Location: Mumbai, India


KJ Somaiya institute of management research and studies (KJSIMSR) is NBA accredited

What is One Year MBA / PGDM Executive at K J Somaiya?

According to the B-School, the PGDM executive program is exclusively designed for working professionals and entrepreneurs who are hungry to learn and wish to transform themselves according to the changing nature of their industry or business. With this course, they can climb up the career ladder faster in-sync of today’s situation in the industry. It provides them with an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and become more relevant in today’s time. It is designed with a flexibility to accommodate the timings of working professionals. According to their time, the students can work and engage with the course to gain perspective and knowledge of the recent times. They are encouraged to collaborate and share their experience and knowledge with the faculty and peers. This PGDM course offers them a platform to enhance their skills and develop new skills to excel in their respective fields.

Why PGDM Executive at KJ Somaiya?

Decision Making

Enhance more effective decision making at the General Management level to give you increased confidence to take on challenging roles and Develop an intense understanding of “Value Management”

Holistic Development

Development of a holistic personality on the basis of varied leadership attributes. Also, develop an understanding of strategy process as an optimal fit between the firm and its environment


There is a dedicated Placement Cell within SIMSR consisting of professional managers and students that will provide assistance to the students in placements in appropriate organizations. Some of the organizations who recruit from our campus are Polaris UK, Accenture, PwC, Target Inc, etc.

Market-Attuned Pedagogy & Curriculum

In the quest to expand the horizons of a future manager, to hone their skills and develop their forte, the pedagogy and curriculum encompasses the latest advancements in the industry.

Student Faculty Ratio

SIMSR maintains a healthy Faculty-Student ratio of 1:15; the Institute has 80 core faculty members, 35 of them with Ph.Ds. 28 at various stages of completing Ph.D. More than half of the faculty have rich industry experience.

Class profile 2018-19

  • Number of Students: 60
  • Average work experience: 90.5 months
  • Average Age: 27 Years
  • 64% of the class last Year was from Engineering background
  • 9% of the batch from Science and 9% from commerce background
  • 18% are from other academic background
  • Men /  Women Ratio: 73:27 

Eligibility Criteria

Students having completed a minimum of three year graduate program in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate marks from any University, recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) / AICTE, are eligible to apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM-Executive) program. Students having completed 5 years of work experience (after graduation) are eligible to apply for PGDM – Executive program.

Selection Parameters

  • Qualifying Exam 50%
  • Personal Interview 30%
  • Statement of Purpose 5%
  • Past Academic Records 5%
  • Outstanding Achievements 10%

Dates and deadlines

Programme Commencement4th Sept 2019
Inauguration of PGDM Executive Programme4th Sept 2019
Online form filling & Counselling01st Nov 2018 to 31st July 2019
PI DatesAs per the date wise schedule which will be made available on the website. PI will be ongoing via skype and Google hangouts.


Admission Process


Appear for CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 / CMAT 2019 & GMAT (Valid scores of last three years are accepted for GMAT)

Statement of purpose / SOP

Candidates to fill candidate profile form & statement of Purpose (SOP)

Personal Interview / PI Process

  • PI process will be conducted in different cities across India. PI may also be conducted over Skype
  • Proposed PI centers: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Trivendrum, Guwahati, & Mumbai

Merit list declaration

Selected candidates will get an invite for admission

Final Admission

Candidates will register and pay fees

Fee Structure

Fees for 15 Months
Indian Residents – 2850/-
Annual Fee: 7,40,400/-
Caution Money: 10000/- (Refundable)
Total:  7,50,400/-
Alumni Membership
fee: 2500/-


Hostel Fees
Rs. 1,62,500/-Rs. 2,43,750/-Rs. 4,87,500/-
Rs. 25,000/-Rs. 25,000/-Rs. 25,000/-
Rs. 1,000/-Rs. 1,000/-Rs. 1,000/-
Rs. 1,88,500/-Rs. 2,69,750/-Rs. 5,13,500/-


Course Structure

Trimester I

  • Business Perspectives in the Global Context
  • Entrepreneurship & Managing New Ventures
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Financial Reporting & Accounting Standards
  • Cost Modeling & Strategic Cost Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management & Operations
  • People & Performance Management
  • Strategic Talent Management
  • IT for Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Techniques in Management
  • Foreign language


  • Business Communication
  • Corporate Etiquette & Personal Branding
  • Written Analysis of Cases
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Planning & Corporate Budgeting
  • Training & Development

Trimester II

  • Business Law &Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Development
  • Country Analysis for Global Marketing
  • Corporate Finance and Valuation
  • Financial Markets & Institutions
  • Problem Definition and Data Analysis
  • Competencies &Performance Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Foreign language


  • Rural Marketing Immersion (Including Offsite Workshop)
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Venture Capital Financing & Management
  • Winning Negotiations and Decision Making
  • Software Project Management (With Exposure to MS Project)
  • Disruptive Business Models
  • Presentation Skills- 30 hours – 30 minutes
  • Career Management-From Image to Job Conversion
  • Fundamentals of Banking

Trimester 3

  • Industry Internship

Trimester 4

  • Strategic Management Simulation
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • 360 Degree Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Strategic Leadership & Change Management
  • Leadership Incubator
  • Cloud Computing
  • International Finance
  • Digital Project Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Foreign language
  • Master’s thesis


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (Including immersion)
  • Shopper’s Experience Management
  • Enterprise Rating and Evaluation
  • Six Sigma
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Information Technology Business Development IT

Trimester 5

  • Corporate Strategy & Implementation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Project Finance
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Data Modeling &Decision Making
  • Operational excellence (TQM,BPR, Benchmarking)
  • HR & Management Consulting
  • Foreign Language
  • Master’s thesis


  • Marketing Engineering
  • Personnel Finance & Taxation
  • Advance Logistics tools
  • Labor Laws

Placements Data (Approx)

  • Average Package: 10.7 LPA
  • Highest Package: 15.5 LPA

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