PGDM Online Curriculum and Programme Structure

PGDM Online programme curriculum is customised to help working professionals achieve their career goals, including transitioning to a leadership position or changing domains and sectors. The online post graduate programme curriculum is curated to suit the industry’s requirements with courses designed by our experienced faculty in consultation with industry experts. It enables participants to develop an overview of functional areas and excel in business decision-making for cross–functional impact.

To make participants industry ready, the online PGDM programme design includes experiential learning with curated immersive experiences, three campus immersions and application-oriented live projects. Participants will have the opportunity to experience regular interactions with entrepreneurs and leaders from the industry under the mentorship program. The heterogeneous peer group will also help in building competencies such as problem-solving, leadership and communication, accountability, and social sensitivity.

The teaching pedagogy includes live sessions by SPJIMR core faculty and visiting faculty, pre-recorded videos explaining the basics, case analysis and discussions, simulations, tutorials, and peer learning through group work sessions.

Programme Structure

The programme architecture for both years is divided into three terms respectively. The first year offers core general and functional management courses. In the second year, the participants can choose their preferred mix of courses and opt for three micro specialisations with 4 courses offered under each area. They will also work on projects worth 6 credits. Specialised workshops are conducted in both years. The learning hours include live faculty sessions, pre-reads, video tutorials, group work and self-study hours. PGDM online offers a total of 80 credits and involves cumulative 2400 learning hours.

Bifurcation of credits offered and expected learning hours:

Programme Architecture Credits Total hours of engagement
Year – I 38 1140
Year – II 42 1260
Total 80 2400
  • Year 1 - Functional & General Management Courses

    Term I Term II Term III
    Financial Reporting and Accounting Marketing Management Ethics in Business
    Data Analysis Finance Business Policy and Strategy
    Applied Economics for Business Operations Management Design and Innovation
    Decision making through Business Simulation Information Technology Strategy Legal Aspects of Business
    Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management Business Communication Journey to Self Mastery
    Non-Class Room Learnings Social Immersion
    Personal Growth Lab
    Workshops Business Negotiation
    Critical Thinking
    Career Development
  • Year 2 - Micro Specialisations & Industry Projects

    • Choice of six micro-specialisations with four courses of 3 credits
    • Participants can opt for three micro-specialisations of their choice
    • Industry projects
    Finance and Markets Advances in Supply Chain Organisation and Leadership Strategy Marketing Information Management & Analytics
    Financial Markets & Fintech Supply Chain Management Managing High Performing Teams Advance Digital International Business Consumer Behavior Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
    Corporate Valuation Operations and Supply Chain Strategy Organisational Transformation through Management of Change Technology Consulting – Leading Practices Sales and Distribution + B2B Business Intelligence & Analytics
    Securities Analysis & Portfolio Management Technology & E-commerce Employee Relations and Labour Legislation Game Theory in Business Strategy Marketing Strategy Cognitive Automation Leveraging RPA & Chatbots
    Investment Banking, Private Equity & Venture Capital Innovation and Sustainability in Supply Chains Leadership for VUCA World Microeconomics of Competitiveness Digital Marketing/Brand Management Blockchain for Business Applications
    Live Project

Areas of Micro Specialisation

Participants can opt for any three specialisations of their choice. Under each specialisation, four courses of three credits each will be offered in Year II.

Advances in Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Technology and E-commerce
  • Innovation and Sustainability in Supply Chains

Finance and Markets

  • Financial Markets and Fintech
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Investment Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital


  • Consumer Behavior
  • Sales, Distribution and B2B
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Digital Marketing and Brand Management

Organisation and Leadership

  • Managing High Performing Teams
  • Organisational Transformation through Management of Change
  • Employee Relations and Labour Legislation
  • Leadership for VUCA World


  • Advance Digital International Business
  • Technology Consulting – Leading Practices
  • Game Theory in Business Strategy
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Information Management & Analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Cognitive Automation Leveraging RPA and Chatbots
  • Blockchain for Business Applications.
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