PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) Jobs, Salary & Career

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Sakshi Gupta

Content Curator | Updated on - Nov 2, 2021

PGDM course imparts knowledge, skills and training to the students who want to take manager and leadership positions across various sectors like healthcare, finance, banking, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, sales, business analytics, etc. 

This 2 year PGDM course is the most pursued management course, after MBA. The course curriculum consists of core subjects and elective subjects, required to have a career in a senior position in any industry.

Career prospects after this course is diverse, and apart from taking senior positions, you can also become a researcher, industrialist, entrepreneur, and much more.

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PGDM Job Sectors

The following are some of the common job sectors for both freshers and experienced PGDM graduates:

  • Multinational Companies
  • Banking Sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Educational Sector
  • Export Houses
  • Factories
  • Marketing Companies
  • IT Companies, among others.

Apart from these sectors, students can start their own business, or they can become a freelancer and work as a consultant or counselor for upcoming businesses and small companies, and even become a researcher or opt for higher education. 

PGDM Jobs

Common jobs after completing Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) course are:

  • Brand Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Investment Banking
  • Business Consultant
  • Finance Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Customer Relations Manager
  • Recruitment Manager, among others.

Below table shows some of the PGDM Jobs for freshers and experienced professionals with salary details:

Job Positions Lowest Salary (in LPA) Average Salary (in LPA) Highest Salary (in LPA)
Buisness Consultant 4.36 9.86 16
Marketing Manager 4.2 7.15 9.22
HR Manager 3.82 7.15 9.77
PR Officer 2.47 3.01 5.05
Finance Manager 5.11 9.99 12.05
Strategic Manager 7.6 10.84 15.44
Brand Manager 9.15 10.55 16.8
International Sales Manager 4.64 10.8 18.17

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Source: Paysacle

PGDM Jobs for Freshers

PGDM graduates with 0-1 year experience can opt for the following jobs available in the market:

  • Risk Analytics
  • Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Commercial Business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Operations
  • Sales
  • Customer Relations
  • Logistics

A fresher can earn anywhere between INR 3-8 LPA in one of the above mentioned job roles and sectors.

PGDM Government Jobs

A PGDM graduate are eligible to apply for a number of government jobs as well, basis they have skills and experience. Some of the jobs which can go for in the government sector include:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Decision Making
  • Strategy Planning
  • Law
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Production
  • Food & Agriculture Management, among others.

Gender Breakdown

Statistics show that the number of men are more in this domain, rather than women. Check below:

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● Top Answer By Rekha Solanki on 02 Nov 21

Ans. If you are not getting admission in top IIMs or reputed B-Schools then Jamia Millia Islamia can be a good option for doing your MBA. If we look at the placements at Jamia, it’s pretty good. The average CTC offered at the university is 7 LPA. Every year around 20-30 companies visit the campus. Like any other institute, the placement cell at Jamia depends on the hard work of the students.  The academics at the university are quite good. There is also good corporate exposure. Faculties are well-experienced. Students get to attend national and international delegation forums. The total course fee for MBA is 2 lakhs. Overall, Jamia Millia Islamia is a good option for doing an MBA. But you should not compare it to IIMs or IITs. Read more
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Ques. How is the MBA placement in Utkal University?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 02 Nov 21

Ans. You should always prefer a recognized B-School or a reputed college doing your MBA. Utkal University is a reputed university but doing an MBA from there may not be wise. As UU doesn’t offer good placement opportunities. I personally know a few people who completed their MBA from UU. According to them, the university doesn’t offer proper placement opportunities. Also, there are no such internship facilities available. So, you will need to search for jobs through off-campus placements.  Although Utkal University can be a good option for doing UG or PG courses, it is not good for an MBA course. Read more
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Ques. Is it advisable to go for a new IIM like IIM Jammu and do MBA? It is being mentored by IIM Lucknow so will placement be also mentored by them?

● Top Answer By Megha Rohilla on 29 Oct 21

Ans. One of my friends is studying at IIM Jammu. According to him, it is one of the youngest IIMs, though it has not made it into the big leagues, it is still growing every day. Let me share some facts about it. This will give you a clear idea. It is being mentored by IIM Lucknow, it tries to reach their level of education, thus keeping students busy with several activities that will help them grow intellectually and academically. You will also have committees, clubs, intra and inter-college festivals, competitions, etc. to improve holistic development. They have the same faculty from IIM Lucknow except for one or two subjects.  The pedagogy and curriculum are exactly the same as IIM Lucknow. The student crowd is very enthusiastic and competitive.  In terms of the ROI, IIM Jammu is a good option.  The batch size is small and the number of companies visiting the campus is more thus balancing it out. You cannot expect the placements to be the same as the top IIMs. But they are good, being a new institute. IIM Jammu is the only IIM with a foreign immersion program. Categories IIM Jammu Course Fee 14.82 lakh Placement Percentage 80% Highest CTC 24 LPA Average CTC 10 LPA Recruiting Companies Deloitte, HCL, TATA Power, Tech Mahindra, etc. Lastly, it can be assured that the IIM tag will forever be with you. Though mentored by IIM Lucknow the placements won't be at that level, but they won't be disappointing either. If you work hard, securing a job will not be a problem.Read more
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Ques. How is Kalinga University Raipur for an MBA?

● Top Answer By Abanti on 26 Oct 21

Ans. I have a few friends who graduated from Kalinga University Raipur and according to them, it is a decent option for pursuing an MBA.  The faculty of the university is great. They are well-qualified and cooperative. It has a good infrastructure. Students get facilities such as a well-stocked library, good hostel facilities, wi-fi campus, gym, canteen, mess, food zone, etc. The sports facilities on campus are also quite great. Kalinga University has maintained a decent placement record over the years. In the recent campus drive, the average CTC offered at the institute was 2.30 LPA and the highest CTC was 10 LPA.  As a student of Kalinga University Raipur, you will have exposure to companies like Reliance Jio, Nestle, NIBF, Genpact, etc.  They also offer parchment training to help you improve your skills.  So, overall Kalinga University Raipur is a good option for pursuing your MBA.Read more
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Ques. Is it worth studying for an MBA in Karunya University, Coimbatore? How is the placement?

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Ans. I have a few friends who graduated from Karunya University and according to them, it is a decent university for pursuing your MBA. The academics and teaching methodology employed at the institute is great.  However, the placement record of the university is not that great. The companies that come to campus placement for MBA are very few in number. But if you have the required skills you can get off-campus placement. According to the recent placement highlights the highest CTC offered at the institute is 25 LPA.Read more
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