The programme includes three phases –

  • Prep Term
  • Foundation
  • Compulsory Courses and
  • Electives

Foundation and Compulsory courses cover Communication, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Statistics, Design Thinking, etc.

Electives provide more profound knowledge and are selected based on the partner school’s requirements and the student’s interest.

Participants undertake foreign language training (German, French, Dutch) irrespective of their chosen partner school.

Participants complete 54 credits at GMP with pre-reads, post-reads, individual assignments, group work activities, presentations, quizzes and exams. On completion of GMP, SPJIMR awards a certificate, and the international partner school awards the MBA/MS degree on successful completion of the programme.

Programmme structure

GMP programme architecture is flexible to accommodate specific partner schools’ needs for credit recognition. The programme has adequate coverage for core management courses and also provides coverage for data science-related courses like R/Python, data analytics, business modelling using spreadsheets and digital product management. One credit course in the GMP programme has 10.5 classroom contact hours.

Mandatory courses include project management along with certification, problem-solving using design thinking, quantitative methods for decision science, core management courses on marketing, finance & accounting, operations/supply chain, organisational behaviour, HR and foreign language. Four credits for a foreign language are compulsory. Language courses offered are German, French, and Dutch. Participants can opt for any one of the foreign language courses.

Partner institutions


International partner schools offer a portfolio of specialisations. The programme also provides electives for specific partner schools. Download the details of specialisations offered by each partner school to know more.

  • Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University, Boston, USA Download
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, USA Download
  • Stevens School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA Download
  • USC Marshall School of Business University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA Download
  • Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK Download
  • IÉSEG School of Management, Université Catholique de Lille, Lille/Paris, France Download
  • EBS Business School, EBS Universität, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany Download
  • Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Download
  • ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, Germany Download
  • University of Miami, College of Engineering, Coral Gables, USA Download
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