SDM IMD offers a two year, full time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program. The PGDM program is designed and structured to enable students to adapt to the changing requirements, challenges and opportunities of the global business scenario. It provides students with a strong theoretical and conceptual base.

The course is compiled from current industry practices and probing business case studies. The faculty has a wide knowledge base and rich teaching experience and this matched with Institute facilities of international standards, constitute the cutting edge advantage. The overall objective is to have high degree of academic rigour that is practiced to ensure that each student is driven from within to think and behave as a leader.

In their second year, students can opt to specialize in the areas of Marketing, Systems, Finance, Operations, or Human Resource Management. Students have the option of dual specialization. Students can also decide to be a generalist and not specialize in any area and instead opt for courses from various streams to make up the required minimum of 34 credits.

The PGDM program is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India vide their approval letter F.No. South-West/1-3514765428/2018/EOA. dt. 04 April 2018. The PGDM is considered as equivalent to MBA degree by GOI letter No. F. No. Eqvi./AB/Gen.Corr.(107)/2009-10 dated 05-06-2009.

This program has also been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) vide their letter F.No. 25-10/2010/NBA dt. 01.02.2018 for a period of two years with effect from 2017-18.

The Institute has tie-up with foreign universities for academic collaboration – Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France;  University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; Universidad Ean, Colombia, Suramerica; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe & EAE Business School, Spain.

Why PGDM at SDMIMD is different?

You must experience it to understand the difference!

SDMIMD believes in holistic development of the student with real time inputs from the academia and the corporate world in a serene atmosphere and salubrious climate in the heritage city of Mysore.

Program Highlights

The 2 year fully residential PGDM program comprises of 6 trimesters each of duration 12-13 weeks.

The general course contents and curriculum are revised periodically taking into account the latest development in business environment and managerial thought and in line with practices in other leading B-Schools the world over.

All the courses in the first year are compulsory core courses. These courses equip the students with basic knowledge in various areas of management.

The courses in the second year emphasize the multifunctional and strategic dimensions in decision – making.

In the second year, students can opt to specialize in the areas of Marketing, Systems, Finance, Operations, or Human Resources Management. Students have the option of dual specialization. Students can also decide to be a generalist and not specialize in any area and instead opt for courses from various streams to make up the required minimum of 34 credits.

SDMIMD has built into its curriculum some unique courses and programs that distinguish it from other Institutes, such as Ethics and Values in Management, Yoga & Socially Relevant Project.

Learning Experience

SDMIMD offers a two year, full time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program. The PGDM program is designed and structured to enable students to adapt to the changing requirements, challenges and opportunities of the global business scenario. It provides students with a strong theoretical and conceptual base.

In order to provide exposure to the International business scenario, the Institute has student exchange programs with 15 Institutes of global repute namely the 

  1. Texas A&M University, USA
  2. Shanghai University, China
  3. University of Bordeaux, France
  4. ESC Pau, France
  5. University of Montevideo, Uruguay
  6. Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  7. British University in Dubai
  8. Heilbronn University, Germany
  9. Universidad EAN, Colombia, Suramerica
  10. National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  11. Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia
  12. Business Analytics Institute, Europe
  13. EAE Business School, Spain
  14. La Rochelle Business School, France
  15. Montpellier Business School, France.

Socially Relevant Project

All the first year students are required to undertake a project titled Socially Relevant Project (SRP) in the third term. This course is a compulsory TWO CREDIT requirement for completion of PGDM program.
The Objectives of SRP are to:

  1. Sensitize students to Social Issues
  2. Instil and develop ethics, social responsibility and philanthropy – values which the SDM Trust is reputed for
  3. Expose students to non- corporate organizations, government departments, NGOs to help them understand the application of management concepts and principles to social issues
  4. To serve like a curtain raiser to students who might consider Social Entrepreneurship as a career option

Summer Internship Project

The SIP is a 3 credit course and is designed to provide the PGDM student with an opportunity to work and gain first-hand exposure to the environment, work culture and processes that prevail in real-life organizations. Based on the learning of the first three terms of the program, the student is equipped with the conceptual skills, but lacks the experience of putting this learning into practice. SIP provides the intern an opportunity of learning and decision-making.

SDMIMD requires that every student undergoes such an experiential learning process at the end of the first year of the PGDM program. The SIP duration is 6 to 8 weeks during the months of April and May. The Placement Cell will help the students in finding suitable summer projects and will also provide necessary guidance in completing their assignment. Students may be allowed to source a SIP on their own provided the project details meet the requirement of the Institute. In such a case, the concerned organization should provide a written communication to the Institute before a specified date confirming the project.