About Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW)

SPJIMR’s Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW) is the world’s first full-time general management programme, crafted exclusively for women who took a career break and now seek to return to a full-time professional role. PGMPW is designed to accelerate participants’ return to a corporate position in leadership roles. The key differentiators of the programme are its unique design, intensive curriculum and wide-ranging industry partnerships. The all-women PGMPW class has participants who are inspired, perseverant and ready to make a mark as they return to take up leadership positions in the corporate world. PGMPW participants help corporates add to their leadership pipeline, make it more diverse and enable businesses to draw from the varied experience that returning women bring to the workplace. PGMPW collaborates with the public sector and the government to champion and celebrate a plural, social definition of success and leadership which will acknowledge and reward the managerial roles played by women across multiple sectors of society.


From Batch 2024, the Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW) will be integrated with the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). If you are a woman with a career break, we encourage you to apply through the “Restart” initiative of PGPM.

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The goal of PGMPW is to assist women who have taken a career break in re-entering the workforce and mitigating the impact of their absence from the professional world. The programme helps women realise and achieve their leadership potential, and it works with the industry to create a strong pipeline of female managers and leaders. The programme is aligned with the following competency goals:

  • Well-rounded business leadership 
  • Application of functional knowledge in the general management context 
  • Problem definition and decision-making


Key highlights


PGMPW is offered from SPJIMR campus situated in Mumbai, the financial capital and cultural hub of India. This offers an immersive learning experience and facilitates a rich industry interface.  It provides the participants maximum exposure to the commercial and economical activities as well as a vibrant cosmopolitain culture.


To enable the participants to take on leadership roles PGMPW’s Career Development Cell (CDC) offers career services to prepare women for not just the next job but life-time
employability. It helps the participant find right job opportunities to leverage their domain background, qualifications and previous work experience. The Class of 2021  secured 100% final placements in top companies with 142% average hike over last salary drawn. The highest CTC offered was INR 30.06 LPA with the average CTC of INR 18.80 LPA.

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PGMPW was awarded the “Innovations that Inspire Award” by AACSB in 2017 and “MBA Innovation Award” by AMBA, UK in 2019. Today more than 200 women have successfully completed the programme and have returned to full-time corporate career in leadership roles.

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Innovative Pedadogy

PGMPW has received global recognition for its unique pedagogy which enables participants to up skill themselves with generalist orientation and functional focus. To develop well balanced women leaders and facilitate reintegration into industry each participant is assigned an Industry mentor and a Life-coach.

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Industry connect

PGMPW has partnerships with leading corporates who are involved in multiple activities like course design and delivery; mentoring of participants; facilitating industry projects and internships as well as forming the programme Advisory Council with industry representation

The PGMPW Governing Council Members and Industry Advisory Council Members champion the programme in their networks and within their organisations. They interact and mentor the participants regularly through the Industry Mentorship programme. A few companies represented on our Advisory Council are Aditya Birla Capital, Aditya Birla Group, Pidilite Industries Ltd; Axis Bank; P&G India; Larsen & Toubro; Cummins India; Robert Bosch; Landor and Fitch; Ernst & Young; Kellogg India.

Student experiences

PGMPW’s innovative programme design leverages its participants’ previous professional experience, negates the impact of a career break and helps them return to mainstream careers in a leadership role. An outstanding faculty of experienced scholars and industry experts combined with a range of opportunities like international immersion, industry mentorship, corporate internship, and a peer group from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences enable immersive learning and holistic development of the participants. In these videos, PGMPW participants share how PGMPW empowered them to reclaim their careers and transition into leadership roles.

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