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Executive PGDM


Alliance School of Business, Alliance University offers the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive PGDM) program for working professionals. This weekend based program provides an opportunity for working professionals to upgrade their skills and equips them to move up the corporate ladder as well as transition into newer roles both within the industry and across

The Executive PGDM course is delivered through the distributed learning mode to working professionals and blends contemporary theories with emerging technologies. The course responds to the functional needs of working professionals through quality management education without interrupting their professional commitments, as it is designed on a flexible platform of delivery.

Dynamic and highly-motivated working professionals aspiring to strengthen their functional domains, gain a better understanding of management concepts and their applicability at workplace and engage in a two way learning process should enrol in this innovative and interactive course.

The course is designed, developed, delivered and assessed based on inputs from a panel of highly acclaimed and accomplished full-time faculty at Alliance School of Business, well- known visiting faculty, renowned faculty from international universities and senior practicing managers from industry. Global management issues and aspects are seamlessly embedded in the curriculum design along with industry-relevant theories, best-in-class practices and applications so as to prepare leaders for the globalised market.

Course Duration

16 Months (Part time / weekend classes)

Accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), USA

Alliance School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specializations in:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business
  • Lean Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Analytics

Associate Partners

Jaro Education
Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. Oracle Hinduja Global
Jhonson & Jhonson Ltd. Control Components India Pvt Ltd Solutions
ACS Oriental Structural Target Corp India Pvt. Ltd
JP Morgan Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Hmd Nigeria
Allegis Services India Convergys India Pvt. Tata Consultancy Services
Kirloskar Electric Co. Ltd Services Ltd. Honeywell
ANZ Pharma Leaf Tech Mahindra
Manthan Systems Pvt. Ltd. Dell Hotel Leela Venture Ltd.
Aon Hewitt Polaris Software Lab Ltd. Tesco
Mastek Ltd Deloitte India Pvt. Ltd. HSBC
Apollo Hospitals Qwest Telecom The Oberoi Hotel
Mercedes Benz Deutsche Bank I Gate Patni Global Solution Ltd.
AT & T Realbridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Times of India
Micro Labs Ltd. First American (Indian) Pvt. Ltd. Ibm India Pvt. Ltd.
Axa Technology Service Releance Communications Titan Industries Ltd.
Microsoft Frontier Business Systems Ifb Industries Ltd.
Axis Bank Reliance Vision Express Toyota Kirloskar
Misys Software Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. GE Indian Airforce
Akzo Nobel India Ltd. Reuters TVS
Mphasis Limited Genpact Indian Oil Corporation
Barclays Bank SAP Volvo
Naizak (Uae) GMR Group Infosys Technologies
Biocon Sasken Velosis Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Nevion Middle East Goldman Sachs Service Pvt. Ltd. Ing Vysya Bank
Bosch Limited Sevcon Wipro Technologies
Northern Trust HCL Technologies Ltd. Intel
Buhler India Pvt. Ltd. Siemens Yahoo
Nous Infosystems Hdfc Bank Jet Airways
Cable Wireless Worldwide Sonata Software Ltd. Yokogawa India Ltd.
Mmantel Hewlett Packard Yell Adworks Inida Pvt. Ltd.
Capgemini Symphony Services Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
Commence of the course

January 2020 & July 2020

Course Duration

3 Years*

Mode of Study

Full Time Course


Graduation from a recognized University

A minimum of two years full-time work experience

Key Features

Executive PGDM is designed, developed, delivered and assessed by renowned faculty with global exposure. Global management issues and aspects are integrated and seamlessly embedded in the curriculum design.

16 months; Part time; weekend classes.

Delivered by senior industry professionals and accomplished full-time faculty

An emphasis on Leadership Development.

An accelerated, interactive and a self-paced course.

Rigorous, relevant, contemporary and progressive curriculum to reflect the needs of industry.

Peer-group interactions and an exposure to a diverse group of professionals.

Enhanced career opportunities in the global workplace.

Extensive network of alumni-executives across diverse industry sectors.

Assistance in career counselling, mapping and development

Flexible Delivery Mode

The Executive PGDM course is delivered to working professionals through two modes:

Campus Mode:

The campus mode is delivered through in-class and online sessions conducted over weekends at the City Campus. Working professionals who enrol for this mode also have the option of attending online sessions.

Mixed Mode:

The mixed mode is delivered through live in-class sessions held at the City Campus, which are simultaneously accessible online for working professionals.


  • Live classroom sessions every weekend using an advanced interactive technology.
  • Recorded lectures of sessions.
  • Prescribed textbooks.
  • An e-learning portal with access to term assignment questions, quizzes and articles on contemporary topics.
  • Additional learning support by way of PowerPoint presentations, case studies and subject-related articles from journals and publications.
  • Apart from this centre student is required to opt for the webcam-based exams.
  • Opportunity for working professionals to make use of the facilities at the Central Campus


The Executive PGDM course takes 16 months to complete and is comprised of four terms. Each term is for a duration of four months:

The first three terms have four subjects in each, and are mandatory for all students. The fourth and the final term offers specialization areas with three subjects in each area (subject 1, subject 2, subject 3), and is followed by a project work module.

In the project work module, working professionals are required to research on an industry project in their functional domain by using theoretical concepts and appropriate applications.

All subjects offered are to be completed simultaneously in each of the terms, which are sequenced in such a way that students must have a working knowledge of the subjects studied in previous terms to gain a better understanding of the current and the subsequent terms

Term Subjects
I Principles of Management
Management Accounting and Analysis
Business Communication
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
II Business Economics
Corporate Finance
Marketing Management
Quantitative Methods for Management
III Global Dimensions of Management and International Business
Operations Management
Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Legal Aspects of Business
IV Specialization
Project work

Specializations Offered

Marketing as a specialization has traditionally been the preferred choice of participants and is offered by an expert faculty group that creates and disseminates marketing learning. The specialization offers courses that build a comprehensive understanding of marketing as a business discipline, deciphering consumer behavior, connecting and communicating with consumers, and facilitating the delivery value solutions. The field of marketing is valuable preparation for many types of management careers, including consulting, entrepreneurship, and line management. Working professionals choosing a marketing specialization are offered three elective courses, which provide an in-depth appreciation of the process of acquiring, developing, and the retention of customers, and include:

  • Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research
  • Marketing of Services & B2B Offerings
  • Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication

The finance specialization prepares working professionals to become highly competent and ethical specialists. It equips them to handle leadership positions effectively and successfully in the fields of valuations, risk management and financial innovation. The success in any business is attributed to the way finance is managed. The specialization courses provide a working professional with a comprehensive understanding of how business managers ensure wealth maximization and share holders’ value creation on a consistent basis in a business organization, and include:

  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Project Appraisal and Financing

The human resource management area prepares working professionals to become highly competent and ethical specialists and equips them to handle leadership positions by maximizing human capital effectiveness. The specialization courses offered in the area prepare participants on the formation of employment relationships, building capacities in human talent, and focusing on the individual, group and structural elements that influence behavior in organizations. The courses offered under human resource management include:

  • Industry Relations and Labor Laws and Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Performance Appraisal Training and Competency Management
  • Compensation Management, Incentives and Productivity

Lean operations is a production philosophy that emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all resources used in various activities of the enterprise. Lean operations management involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, supply chain management, and customer interface. Lean produces employ teams of multi-skilled workers at levels of the organization to improve operations and the flow of value to the customer. The courses in the lean operations management specialization provide an over view of lean manufacturing systems, and the basic concepts, techniques, methods, and analysis used in quality management and supply chain management. The courses in the specialization include:

  • Total Quality Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Management

The phenomenal growth of information technology usage in almost all types of organizations has created tremendous change in critical processes: in methods and procedures, in information collection and dissemination techniques, in management control processes, and in decision making activities. Functional areas across a business organization require managers with capabilities to utilize information technology. The specialization prepares participants to build Enterprise Information Infrastructure through effective utilization and management of information technology and information systems resources, with an emphasis on information systems, enterprise resource planning, and software project management. The courses offered in the information systems specialization include:

  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Software Project Management

The subjects offered in the International Business Management specialization provide a comprehensive overview of globalization and international business. Specifically, the subjects prepare the students on various theories of international trade, international trade patterns, the institutional framework, the World Trade Organization and international economic integrations. Further, the subjects focus on international marketing, country evaluation and selection, the modes of international business expansion, foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises.International Business Management also covers international business operations and contemporary issues such as the global business environment, international Management, global business strategy, export-import management, international trade operations and logistics, export marketing and international economics. The subjects in the International Business Management specialization include: International Marketing Management, International Finance Management and International Human Resource Management and Cross Cultural Management. The specialization include:

  • International Human Resource Management and Cross Cultural Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • International Finance Management

The courses in the project management specialization are designed to provide an understanding of the different types of projects and the total approach to project management. Participants are exposed to the recent advances in project management tools and techniques including, project management concepts, projects and goals, organizing systems and procedures for implementation, project direction, coordination and control, and project management performance. The courses offered in the project management specialization include:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Risk Management

This Specialization provides an introduction to big data analytics for all business professionals, including those with no prior analytics experience. An executive will learn how data analysts describe, predict, and make informed business decisions and you’ll develop basic data literacy and an analytic mind-set that will help you make strategic decisions based on data. It makes extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modelling and fact-based management to drive decision making.

In the final Capstone Project, the student will apply skills to interpret a real-world data set and make appropriate business strategy recommendations

The courses in the specialization include:

  • Descriptive analytics and understanding basics of data
  • Predictive analytics
  • Prescriptive analytics

Dual Specialization Content

Professionals who are interested in expanding the scope of opportunities and their functional knowledge can opt for a second specialization post completion of the course. They would require to register for the second specialization separately.

Corporate Sponsorship Program

Global corporations today are faced with numerous challenges, a significant one among them being succession planning and the dearth of a leadership pipeline. While corporations are adept and skilled at finding solutions to perplexing situations with regard to innovation and market leadership, succession planning and creation of leadership pipeline requires identification of the potential performers, honing their existing skills and inculcating newer skills for them to take up senior roles in the organisation.

Organisations create opportunities for learning and development for their talented performers by helping them to accelerate their careers through advanced learning and by sponsoring enrolment in rigorous and carefully crafted management programs specially designed for working professionals. This allows the organisations to continue receiving their insights and groom them for senior positions.

Alliance School of Business welcomes all such high-potential, sponsored candidates to its Executive Education programs.

Corporate Sponsorship Programs

Note: An elective specialization stream is offered in the Executive PGDM course only if a minimum number of students enroll for the specialization.

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