Great Lakes Institute of Management has consistently been ranked among the most innovative B-schools in responding to the business needs of the future. Being approved by AICTE, the Institute offers 2 full-time and  4 corporate programs in the field of management.

Great Lakes Institute of Management offers full time programs in management namely PGDM, PGPM, PGXPM, PGPM Flex, etc. The institute has 50+ full-time faculty and 130+ visiting faculty hailing from top schools like Yale, Kellogg, and Stanford ensuring global perspectives. Great Lakes admissions take place on the basis of score in exams like CAT/XAT/GMAT and on merit basis as well.

Great Lakes Institute of Management has associations with many prestigious International Institutions namely the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC), HKUST School of Business, Universite De Bordeaux, University of Houston, BABSON, IIT Stuart School of Business, and BAUER College of Business.

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Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai Admission Dates

Particulars  Date
The application Submission deadline of PGDM Admission December 01, 2020
The application Submission deadline for PGPM Admission December 01, 2020
Last date to Apply for PGXPM November 30, 2020
Last date to Apply for PGPM Flex November 30, 2020

Great Lakes Institute of Management Highlights

Established  2004
Official website
Type of Institution Private – Self Financed
Accreditations AMBA, SAQS, NBA, and AICTE
Type of Programs Postgraduate Degree and Diploma
Courses Offeres PGPM, PGDM, PGXPM, PGPM Flex
Total Students  240
Full-time | Visiting Faculty 50+ | 130+ International
Entrance Exam CAT/ GMAT/ XAT/ CMAT
Application mode Online
Boys | Girls Hostel 372 | 144
Location Manamai Village Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Top Recruiters CS, Infosys, Airtel, JP Morgan Chase, World Bank

Great Lakes Chennai Rankings

Since its inception, the Institute has aimed to provide the best education to its students. Given below are some of the achievements of the B-School: 

  • 1st ​among top Indian B-schools in Analytics by Analytics India Magazine
  • Ranked 16th Overall and 4th among non-IIM/IITs and 2nd among private B-schools in NIRF 2018 Rankings
  • Ranked 3rd  by Outlook India for the 1-year program
  • Ranked 4th by Businessworld for MBA program
  • Ranked 6th in 2017-18 NIRF Rankings for teaching and learning
  • 9th by Business India & 14th by Business Today among top Indian B-Schools 

Great Lakes Institute of Management Courses

Course Details

Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 2 years of work experience

Total Fee: INR 19,25,000 for Indian Students and USD 38900 for International Students

Specializations offered: Marketing, IT & Operations, Finance, Analytics, AI & Machine Learning, and Organizational Behaviour & Strategy

Duration: 1-year | Full-time

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Duration: 2-year | Full-time

Total fee: INR 17,15,000

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 2 years of work experience

Specializations offered: Marketing, IT & Operations, Finance, Analytics, and Organizational Behaviour & Strategy

Post Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM)

Duration: 2-year

Eligibility: Completed 10+2+3 years of education with 50% marks with a work experience of 8 years

PGPM Flex Eligibility: Completed 10+2+3 years of education with 50% marks.

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Great Lakes Chennai Admission 

The Institute has a comprehensive selection process that considers multiple parameters beyond just competitive exam scores. It has 2 admission cycles; first in November and other in January. The admission will be based on the marks secured in the Great Lakes Aptitude Test (GLAT) and interview conducted by the Institution. The shortlisting of students takes place on the basis of academic track record; work profile; professional as well as personal achievement and performance in the entrance test.

The admissions to Great Lakes are based on the scores secured in the following entrance exams:

  • CAT (Common Admission Test) – Read more
  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test) – Read more
  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) – Read more
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test ) – Read more

Note: Candidates having a valid score in the above-mentioned exams are exempted from the entrance test conducted by the Institute. 

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Great Lakes Chennai Placements

At the Institute, the students are exposed to an appropriate mix of knowledge and experience of the real-world. In terms of placements, the Institute has an excellent placement record with over 97% of students placed in 2019.  

Placement Highlights PGPM 2019

  • Average CTC – INR 13.1 LPA  
  • Highest domestic CTC – INR 29 LPA 
  • Job Profiles offered –  Analytics, BFSI, IT/ITES, Consulting, E-commerce, Technology Consulting, FMCG and Product
  • Maximum Offers made by – TCS, Deloitte US & India, Accenture, and HCL 

Placement Highlights PGDM 2019

  • Average CTC – INR 10.14 LPA
  • Median CTC – INR 10.25 LPA
  • Job Profiles offered – BFSI, Consulting, FMCG, Healthcare, IT/ITES, Manufacturing, Analytics, Pharma and Real Estate
Great Lakes Institute of Mangement Salary Range

Major recruiters for the PGPM program include Accenture, Aditya Birla Capital, ADP, Amazon, Barclays, Cognizant, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, Gartner, HCL, Honeywell, HSBC, Infosys, ITC Infotech, L&T Infotech, Mentis, etc. The PGDM batch witnessed participation from Bristlezone, HDFC Bank, Societe Generale, Virtusa, Kotak Mahindra, ICRA, ICICI Bank, Chola MS, Crisil, etc.  

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About Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai a top-flight business school and one of the best institutes in southern states. It was founded in 2004 and located on the East Coast Road which is 9 kms from Mahabalipuram. The Chennai campus in a short span of time emerged as a premier business school in India. Established in 2010, Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Gurgaon is the second campus of Great Lakes and offers the same high-quality education as the first campus in Chennai.

Great Lakes Institute of Management Faculty

Great Lakes has an excellent mix of Indian and International faculty. Our visiting professors are acclaimed academicians, researchers, and experts from the Industry. Given below are the details of the faculty members at the Institute:

Dr. Bala V. Balachandaran

  • Designation: Founder and Chairman and Dean Emertius 
  • Contributions: Published more than 100 research papers and books on Finance and Accounting
  • Awards: AMBA, AMDISA, Padmshri, AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership

Mr. Vaidyanathan Jayaraman

  • Designation: Chair Professor and Program Director
  • Awards: Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty Excellence, Louis Brandt Faculty Research award
  • Contributions: Published more than 70 journals and authored 2 books

Prof. S. Bharadwaj

  • Designation: Professor
  • Contributions: Published more than 10 research papers
  • Awards: Best Reviewer Award, Emerald All India Management Association Award, AMA- Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow

Great Lakes Institute of Management FAQs

Ques. How challenging is the MBA program at Great lakes if I have been away from academics for a few years?

Ans. The PGDM course is very demanding and intense these days with limited off days. It is specifically designed for experienced individuals who can work hard. With discipline, one can easily cope with the difficulties. You need to properly manage classes, projects, assignments, sports, and other activities. It will make you master the skill of time management. 

Ques. Does the Institute provide any scholarships?

Ans. No, the institute does not offer any scholarships to the students. But it hs some merit awards for high performing students at the end of the program. Great Lakes ensures students with high paying jobs, therefore, they can easily finance the cost of education through loans. 

Ques. What are the loan facilities offered by the Insitute?

Ans. You can avail loans from leading Education loan providers such as Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, HDFC Credila. The terms and conditions are the same as offered by other leading business schools.