Expanding its extensive portfolio of full-time and modular programmes, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has introduced a two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Online programme on Coursera, a leading online learning platform. The programme is specifically designed for professionals who wish to pursue formal management education from a top-tier institution while also maintaining their jobs and residing in their current locations.
The PGDM Online curriculum is curated to suit the industry requirements, with courses designed in consultation with industry veterans. The learners will have the opportunity to gain insights from industry professionals and SPJIMR’s faculty, distinguished thought leaders in their respective fields, during interactive, live sessions.
The programme spans over two years, with Year I comprising functional and general management courses. In Year II, students can choose from six industry-oriented micro-specialisations. With a total of 80 credits which is equivalent to 2400 hours of engagement, the degree is delivered in blended mode, providing both synchronous and asynchronous learning options.
Learners will have the opportunity to experience regular interactions with entrepreneurs and leaders from the industry under the mentorship program. The cohorts will be designed to help them build competencies such as problem-solving, leadership and communication, accountability, and social sensitivity.
Learners will also be able to tap into the SPJIMR alumni network that is based on strong relationships and shared interests. 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. The programme also includes three campus immersions of five days each.
SPJIMR Dean Dr. Varun Nagaraj said, “At the heart of the online PGDM is the belief that education should adapt to the needs of learners, and not the other way around. We enable participants to pursue higher education on their own terms, fitting their studies around their busy lives, thanks to the flexibility of online learning. Our course is designed to be accessible, convenient, and above all, responsive to the needs of the participants.”
“By partnering with leading Indian universities, we are opening doors to high-quality, flexible and affordable degrees to our global learners, helping them achieve their academic and career goals,” said Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India and APAC, Coursera. “We are thrilled to partner with S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) to launch their flagship PGDM programme on Coursera. With its innovative, contemporary, and practical approach to management education, this degree will empower learners with the cross-functional expertise and fundamental management skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment.”
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and digital, online education has become a crucial component of lifelong learning. By offering a comprehensive curriculum, flexible learning options, and access to world-class faculty, SPJIMR’s PGDM Online programme is committed to empowering students to succeed in their professional endeavours.
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a constituent of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and consistently ranks among the top ten business schools in India. With a mission to ‘influence practice and promote value-based growth’ through pioneering programs and pedagogical innovations, SPJIMR stands out for its unique and distinctive approach to management education.
Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with more than 118 million registered learners as of December 31, 2022. Coursera partners with 300+ leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalogue of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a B Corp in February 2021.