GMP curriculum and programme structure

The programme includes the following phases –

  • Preparatory Term
  • Foundation
  • Compulsory Courses and
  • Electives

Once the participants enrol in GMP, access will be given to the six online course pack by Harvard Business Publishing Education, World Leader in Management Education, as part of the Pre-Term GMP Launch. This preparatory course is designed to provide world-class education and equip participants with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the business world.

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.

Programme 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 0.5 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 – eight 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

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Specialisations

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.

January admission cycle


Business School University
Aston Business School Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Brandeis International Business School Brandeis University, Boston, US
College of Engineering   | University of Miami University of Miami, Coral Gables, US
EBS Business School EBS Universität, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland, College Park, US
Stevens School of Business Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, US
University of South Florida University of South Florida, Tampa, US
USC Marshall School of Business University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US

Programmes offered by GMP in collaboration with the US Schools are STEM-designated. This gives 3 years of OPT to students after graduation. So, the timelines for these schools are as follows:

  • GMP: December – July
  • Semester I in the US – September
  • Semester II ends in April
  • Internship from May/June
  • Semester – lll completion depends on the partner school and the specialisation chosen

As the internship cycles start around May/June every year, it aligns well with the January intake of. This also goes well with the STEM requirement of studying for at least two semesters in the US, full time, without which a student is not eligible to take up internships in the US.

June Admission Cycle

Business School University
Aston Business School Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
EBS Business School EBS Universität, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
ESB Business School Reutlingen University, Germany
IÉSEG School of Management Université Catholique de Lille, Lille/Paris
Nyenrode Business Universiteit Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Amsterdam/Breukelen
Stevens School of Business Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, US
University of South Florida University of South Florida, Tampa, US

The June intake is mostly for the European B-Schools. There is no specific internship cycle in Europe, like in the US. Internships can be done as per partner school requirements & internship availability. Local language is a very important element of integrating with the country and acquiring internships. So, a lot of emphasis is laid on language training and approx. 200 hrs of language classes are covered. The partner schools along with support from alumni actively help GMP participants to seek internships and jobs.

  • 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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