PGPM, or Post Graduate Program in Management, is a management course particularly aimed for working professionals who want to boost their career with this high level master degree qualification.
The course curriculum is based on blended learning and gives equal weightage to projects, industry internships and live projects, apart from classroom learning and presentations.
PGPM Syllabus & Subjects
The syllabus & course curriculum is different for 1 year course and 2 year course. A PGPM course of 1 year duration is usually a professional certificate level course, but a 2 years PGPM course is almost equivalent to an MBA degree.
PGPM course of 2 years duration is divided into terms that have different subjects related to business management such as Business Laws, Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, Competition & Strategy, etc.
In the second year, students can choose elective subjects based on their interest. Although the elective subjects are different in different B-Schools in India, but in IIM Bangalore, IIM Trichy & other IIMs provides electives in fields such as General management, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, etc.
The table below shows some of the common core and elective subjects included in the PGPM syllabus, along with the topics included in them:
|PGPM Subjects||Topics Included|
|Financial Accounting & Management||Nature and Scope of Financial Management||Capital Budgeting|
|Risk & Insurance Management||International Finance|
|Taxation & Tax Planning||Financial Engineering|
|Merchant Banking & Financial Services||Advance Equity Research|
|Business Communication||Theory of Communication||Important Parameters in Communication|
|Customer Relations||Customer Behaviour|
|Reputation Management||Consumer Behaviour|
|Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques||Behavioural Dynamics in Service Settings||Operations Strategy|
|Project Management||Strategic Sourcing Management|
|Supply Chain and Logistics Management||Decision Analysis for Managers|
|Business Forecasting||Quality Toolkit for Managers|
|Marketing Management||Business Marketing||Digital Marketing|
|International Marketing||Marketing to the Base of the Pyramid Consumers|
|Retail Management Concepts||Sales and Distribution Management|
|Strategic Marketing in Action||Consumer Behaviour|
|Business Analytics||Business Analytics for Decision Making||Data Mining for Business Decisions|
|E-Business and E-Commerce||Information Technology Consulting|
|Managing Software Projects||Managing Digital Transformations|
|Human Resource Management||Human Resource Metrics and Analytics||Managing Difficult People at Work|
|Manpower Planning Recruitment and Selection||Performance Management|
|Talent Management||Employment Relations Law|
|Human Resource Planning||Industrial Relations Law|
|SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM Admissions 2020||MDI Gurgaon PGPM Admissions 2020||Great Lakes Chennai PGPM Admissions 2020|
PGPM Entrance Exams Syllabus
Admissions to PGPM course is usually done through entrance exams such as CAT, MAT, CMAT, XAT, GMAT, etc. The minimum PGPM eligibility to take admission is a minimum of 50% at graduation level along with a valid score of the entrance exam that is accepted in the elected college.
Most of the management entrance exams are MCQ based having sections such as Logical reasoning, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and General Awareness.
The following are the common sections that are common in most of the PGPM entrance exams:
It includes questions from Number System, Sequence, Series and Progression, Arithmetic, Mensuration, Geometry, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Venn Diagram, etc.
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:
It includes questions from Unseen Passages, Analogies, Antonyms, Contextual usage, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumble, etc.
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation:
It includes questions from Data Sufficiency, Pie Charts, Caselets, Tables, Combination of Graphs, Critical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Logical Deduction, Analogies, Binary logics, etc.
This section includes questions from GK syllabus, current affairs, Business & Economy, Who’s who, taxation & duties, Film Awards, Indian Constitution, etc.
PGPM Entrance Exams Books
There are many preparation books and study material that a student can refer to while preparing for the PGPM entrance exams.
Check the table below:
|Name of the Book||Name of the Author|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CA||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|MAT Study Guide 2020-2021: MAT Exam Prep Review and Practice Test Questions for the Miller Analogies Test||Trivium Analogies Exam Prep Team|
|Quantitative Aptitude for CAT||Nishit K. Sinha|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S. Aggarwal|
|General Knowledge 2020||Arihant Experts|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT||Nishit K. Sinha|
|Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
Apart from the books mentioned above, there are many books and study material available in the market. There are many free PDF copies as well which are available on the internet.