SPJIMR’s PGPM is suited for professionals having over 5 years of experience and looking for career acceleration. It helps candidates with strong domain expertise, to move to expansive roles in general management. To know more about the different facets of the programme, five of the PGPM participants from the Class of 2022 talk about their experiences with the programme till date and how it has created a lasting impact on them.
SPJIMR has state-of-the-art infrastructure that includes high-tech auditoriums, group work rooms for intense late-night discussions and submissions, a library with reading rooms, and access to wireless internet on the campus. The hybrid classrooms set-up ensured continuum of online sessions.
Says Anshul Upadhyay from the PGPM Class of 2022: “Staying in a lush green campus in the heart of Mumbai with a view of the lake from the hostel window is a stress buster from the power packed schedule of the classroom sessions, case discussions and assignments. Also, being in a commercial hub location like Mumbai, it provides an edge to students with a plethora of industry and alumni connect.”
One of the key differentiators in SPJIMR’s PGPM is that it conducts interviews on a rolling basis in rounds ranging for months which gives the candidates sufficient time to apply. PGPM admissions encompasses a case study analysis and interview rounds which paves the first step of a prospective candidate towards application-based and case study-based learning which forms the foundation of the PGPM course. Another differentiator in PGPM which is rarely present altogether in any other b school name are its prestigious AACSB International, AMBA and AICTE accreditations, which makes its course very trustworthy and streamlined.
Says Utsav Dasguptafrom the PGPM Class of 2022:“PGPM understands that its cohort comes from diverse industry backgrounds and hence it is offers a 3-month web learning module to the participants to get them up-to-speed and on the same page before the 12-month on-campus course begins”.
The PGPM curriculum is intellectually stimulating and challenging and introduces the participants to the many facets of business like Finance, Accounting, Design Thinking, Strategy, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Information Management and, New age Digital Technologies used in the industry. The course helps participants to understand how large corporations across the industries are managing their business and challenges in areas such as technology management, supply chain management, logistics, inventory management, procurement, manufacturing, traditional, marketing, digital marketing etc.
The faculty members at SPJIMR have rich academic knowledge and also a plethora of industry experience. The best part about in-class learning is that the faculty members understand the cohort’s diverse background and plan their course material accordingly.
Most of the learning is case-based which are carefully selected according to the current industry trends. Says Dhruv Khandelwal: “My favourite simulation isMarkstrat, which we used in the Marketing management course. The game lets players take control of a virtual corporation. We make several decisions in marketing, finance, research and development, and other areas to achieve better performance than competing players, who also take control of their own corporations. The simulation allows us to see how concepts like brand awareness, perception maps, brand positioning, channel distribution, advertising and advertising mediums, to name a few, can affect the growth of our corporation”.
Markstrat is played in over 500 academic institutions worldwide, including 8 of the top 10 international business schools and 25 of the top 30 in the United States.
Business Analytics Specialisation
Says DebanjanaChakrabarty:“Business Analytics specialisationwas introduced recently into the PGPM academic architectureand is designed to equip tomorrow’s managers with strong skills in analytics for decision making, which will enable them to shape the managerial practice in the coming years.The focus of the analytics specialisation is to build deep, hands-on skills in analytics.”
PGPM Extra-curricular activities
The SPJIMRPGPM Classalso find time for several extra-curricular activities. These include committees and clubs, sports activities and competitive events. Some of the committees are the Marketing committee, Alumni Relations committee, Placements committee, Academic committee amongst others. All these committees help cater to different purposes for the batch. Their roles can be very well understood from their names as well. The clubs like Speak-Up club give an opportunity to polish the participants speaking skills and not just excel but master the same. There is a rich culture of sports in theInstitute and PGPM has teams for volleyball, basketball, football and cricket.
Onkar Dwivedi talks about the many extra-curricular activities that the Institute offers including programme specific clubs and committees. He says, “Every evening, despite having a busy schedule, we find time to play and enjoy. Intra batch sports meets are regularly organized which develop camaraderie within the batch.”
PGPM Industry Integration
Every year PGPM organises an annual industry-academia conclave called ‘Samavesh’ which is a two-day event with 4 different conclaves: Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, and Information Management. In the conclave, prominent industry leaders are invited and intense panel discussions on contemporary topics are moderated by our eminent faculty members.
Talking about Samavesh, Raunak says, “Participants hugely benefit by these interactions with the industry leaders. We get to learn about the happenings and the needs of the industry and accordingly we prepare ourselves for the world after our course. All the events that we take up over and above our studies helps us develop in an all-round manner.”
PGPM comprises 15-months of in-class learning followed by 3 months of Industry Immersion. This programme is ideal for participants who are looking for an Executive MBA. It is designed as a career accelerator that enables candidates with minimum 5 years of work experience and strong domain expertise, to move to expansive roles in general management.
Last Date to Apply – August 15, 2022