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PG Program in Management Executive (PGPM-Ex)

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Why PGPM - Executive

INDIA’S FIRST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR LEADERS OF DIGITAL ECONOMY

Managers and business leaders in today’s digital economy require not only a foundation in business and management concepts but also should know how to grow and compete using the latest tools and technologies.

INDUSTRY FOCUSSED ADVANCED MODULE

Dual Certification from Great Lakes & Stuart School of Business, IIT Chicago.
 

Top Reasons to Join PGPM-Ex

PGPM-Ex is India's first executive management for those looking to lead and grow businesses in the digital economy. The program equips managers with the latest tools and thought processes in Analytics, Digital Marketing and Product Management.

BECOME FUTURE READY

Managers need to be able to take decisions based on data and insights apart from experience and intuition. PGPM-Ex is a unique 12 month executive management program for those looking to climb up the management ladder and transition into business or leadership roles.

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT TOOL-KIT

The courses in the General Management Foundations module will build foundation in finance, operations and marketing, While the courses in Advanced Module like Digital Marketing, Analytics, and Product Management will expose you to real-life business problems, approaches to solutions to grow businesses and techniques that can be utilized to compete effectively.

FLEXIBILITY

PGPM-Ex is designed specifically for working professionals so candidates can complete the program along with professional work commitments. The program structure provides you with unmatched flexibility to learn at your own pace and start where you left off.

CAREER ENHANCEMENT SESSIONS

The program works on the holistic career development of candidates through supporting career workshops. These workshops are aimed to build self- reliance by identifying strengths, charting future career paths and throwing light on learning the right competencies to have successful career transitions.

WORLD CLASS FACULTY

You gain from the decades of experience and expertise brought by Great Lakes faculty in their chosen domains. Our faculty comes from leading international and national schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, University of Chicago, IIMs, and IITs.

INDUSTRY EXPOSURE

You will be exposed to current trends and insights from industry leaders in knowledge sharing sessions and guest lectures, which will allow you to stay ahead in the industry. These industry experts also mentor you during the application-oriented capstone project and career enhancement sessions.

MENTORED CAPSTONE PROJECT

The capstone project is a mandatory application-oriented industry project undertaken by all candidates to develop the acumen to solve real-life business problems in collaboration with their mentors. Industry experts and Great Lakes faculty mentor you through the entire duration of the capstone project.

E-PORTFOLIO

An e-portfolio is a body of work that you build as you learn and apply new concepts during the course of the program. It is a ready- made technical resume that consists of several mini-projects and a capstone project all based on real-life business problems. The e-portfolio demonstrates the skills developed through project- based learning gained across the different modules.
 

A Unique Learning Experience Awaits You.

The PGPM-Ex uses a combination of learning methods that include classroom teaching, self-learning through videos and reading materials, team-based problem solving, and sessions with industry experts. Classes are conducted on weekends and assisted by online self-learning, discussions, and assignments. Unlike other executive MBA programs, candidates can continue to access the course content online even after they have graduated.

Mentored Capstone Project

The Capstone project allows you to apply your learning to real industry projects and add it to your portfolio for potential employers to see as a tangible body of work.

Industry Exposure

Interactive sessions with thought leaders from the industry help our candidates gain perspective and exposure to industry norms.

ADVANCED MODULE

In addition to general management module, candidates have exposure to the advanced module where they develop skillset in industry-relevant competencies of Analytics, Digital Marketing & Product Management.

Career Enhancement Module

The career enhancement module includes a combination of workshops to help candidates learn several non- academic aspects critical to a successful career. The module will focus on refining interview skills, identifying areas of development and providing career counselling.
 

Program Structure

The Program has about 400 learning hours organized in a modular architecture that enables the learner to take charge of the learning objectives, timing, and outcomes. The program comprises of a General Management module, Advanced module, and Career Enhancement module.

General Management Foundation Module

  • Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Sales Management
  • Business and Market Research Methods

Advanced Modules

Analytics
  • Visualization and Reporting using Tableau
  • Marketing and Social Media Analytics
 
Digital Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Foundations and Tools
  • Marketing Strategy and Campaign Management
  • Strategic Sales Management
 
Product Management
  • Design Thinking
  • User Research and Customer Insights
  • User Interaction Design and Experience
  • Product Strategy and Pricing
 

Learn from the Best

The faculty pool of the program consists of leading academicians in the area of management along with experienced industry practitioners from leading organizations.

Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer

Associate Professor

Dr. Jones Mathew

Professor

Dr. V P Singh

Professor

Dr. Preeti Goyal

Professor

Dr. Poornima Gupta

Associate Professor

Vinit Thakur

Data Science Consultant & Trainer

Kushal Banerjee

Visiting Faculty

Piyush Sharma

Visiting Faculty

Shrinath V

Visiting Faculty

Samrat Kakkar

Visiting Faculty

Prof. Vinod Kalia

Profressor

 

Hands-On Learning from Management Practitioners

Get invaluable inputs from the who's who of the industry:

Suresh Krishnaswamy

Director Consulting

M Ramakrishnan

Associate Director, Absolutdata

Jayatu Chaudhury

Vice President, American Express

Sanjay Ojha

Managing Director, Accenture

Sundar Varadarajan

Senior Vice President, Hexaware

V Subramaniam

Vice President, Accenture

Venkat Vishwanathan

Chairman, Latent View Analytics

Sanjoy Roy Chawdhury

Vice President, Evalueserve India

Titir Pal

Director, Absolutdata

Lakshmi Narayanan

Chief Executive Officer, Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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Corporate Partners

The Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives is conceived and delivered in collaboration with an impressive array of Corporate Partners, who contribute to making this program industry-oriented through practical instruction, real-world case studies and expert mentorship.

 

Capstone - The Cornerstone

The Capstone Project is an application-oriented industry project where candidates are mentored and evaluated by Great Lakes faculty and Industry Experts. It allows them to apply their learning to real life problems and add it to their portfolio as a tangible 'body of work' for potential employers to see. It is a growth enabler that instills both confidence and conviction in our candidates’ ability to use advanced tools, latest techniques and thought processes to solve business problems and add value to the organizations where they work.

DEVELOP A ELECTRONIC MEDICAL SYSTEM TO ACCESS MEDICAL RECORDS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

Domain: Product Management
 
The Indian Healthcare industry is valued to become a US $ 280 Billion industry by 2020, while the fragment of IT- Healthcare is currently estimated at $1.45 billion The government is facing serious challenges in its efforts to adopt an electronic health records (EHR) system—a digital database of every Indian’s medical record that can be accessed by doctors and hospitals—that is aimed at transforming healthcare in the country.These challenges range from digital infrastructure creation, policy and regulations, standards and interoperability to research and development.
 
Objective: To develop an online Medication Administration Record (MAR) catering to 1800+ bed integrated delivery system with multiple campuses and outreach clinics in the first stage. The orders and results would be aggregated and stored in a central repository with a record retrieval system that will enable patients and healthcare professionals to access the health records from anywhere in the world.

Develop the marketing strategy for rural markets for newly conceived Mahindra and Mahindra Vehicle

Domain: Marketing
 
India's rural market is not a single, homogenous market looking for "cheap" products. Mahindra and Mahindra conceived a new product (based on a completely new platform of a Quadricycle) which combines the advantages of a personal vehicle (seating up to 5 passengers) while also carrying a load of about 20 bags of cement or thereabouts. The product has a high ground clearance and is fitted with a locally sourced frugal diesel engine (BS-III compliant) that gives a maximum speed of 55 kph at about 28 km/l of fuel.
 
Objective: To conduct need-gap analysis for rural individual transport segment in India and develop a marketing plan for new M&M vehicle including the marketing mix (price, promotion, placement, positioning) by studying the consumer behavior to identify the decisions and attributes driving the purchases.

Develop a product to elevate customer's supermarket experience by helping retailers digitize their operations using latest technology

Domain: Product Management
 
The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players. It accounts for over 10 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and around 8 percent of the employment. While the sector growth is promising, retailers are still facing problems in imparting great shopping experience to customers. The use of technology is only limited to POS systems. 
 
Objective: To develop a technology product for retailers to enhance customer shopping experience with in-store assistance, relevant recommendations and drive better profits by simplified inventory management, better utilization of shelf space, etc.

HR DATA ANALYTICS ON SOFTWARE ADOPTION, USAGE AND PREFERENCES

Domain: Analytics
 
Digital disruption and the need for automation in almost all functions have increased over the years. With the advent of cloud technology and the prices of software going down through use of SaaS, organizations are more open to adopting them. There are many tools available to automate HR functions, deliver real time insights and predictions and provide self-support for employees.
 
Objective: To analyze the software adoption for various industries and Organizations is to help them and business users to improve the HR functions, Business Processes, and Business Strategy.

PREDICTING RED WINE QUALITY- BASED ON PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Domain: Analytics
 
The right wine quality evaluation is important for the market. Evaluation prevents the illegal adulteration of wines and assures quality for the wine market. Wine can be classified by human experts or by physicochemical laboratory tests – pH or alcohol values or density determination.
 
Objective: The primary goal of this project is to use data mining techniques to predict the best wine quality, to suggest the sellers on the best wine composition available in the niche market.

DEVELOP A CUSTOMER LIFE TIME PROGRAM FOR EXISTING DOMINOS CUSTOMERS

The food delivery market which was dominated by Dominos has now become the food tech market with dominant players like Swiggy and Zomato. Currently these players are getting incremental business for Dominos with lower margin due to their commissions, however in the long term the real threat is loss in market share with customer loyalty lying with food ordering platforms with multiple pizza brands available.
 
Objective: To develop a customer life time program for existing Dominos customers in order to drive repeat and upsell irrespective of where the customer choses to order by deploying RFM Model to segment customers.
 

Meet the future industry leaders

This is how the class of PGPM-Ex 2017 looks like.

The class comprises of professionals working with some of the leading organizations across different domains. Most of our candidates are from the technology sector, followed by BFSI, consulting, manufacturing, and others.

work-ex distribution

The PGP- management candidates come with a wide range of work experience from 4 to 10+ years. The class consists of CXOs, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Business Unit Heads, mid-level managers, and young professionals bringing in their unique experiences to the fore.

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Industry-sector distribution

Candidates come from leading organizations working in different roles and industries. While most candidates are from the technology sector; BFSI, Consulting, and Manufacturing sectors also contribute significantly to the batch composition.

Industry-sector distribution

Educational Background

The education backgrounds of PGPM-Ex candidates is also kept into mind during selection. The focus has been to ensure diversity across various degrees and disciplines of education. While 33% of the class had received their education in Sciences, Commerce and other disciplines,50% of the class is composed of Bachelors in Engineering and about 17% have their Masters degree (M.Tech, MBA, MCA, MS),

Educational Background

Our candidates have been associated with leading Indian and global organizations. Some of these are:

 

Testimonials from our Alumni

At Great Learning, we take immense pride in our students making successful transitions to managerial and leadership roles. Here are a few success stories of our students.

Why a Product Management professional chose PGPM-Ex to further her career in the same domain?
Sandeep Naryan Kulkarni
Project Manager - Cognizant Technology

"I chose Great Lakes because of the brand name. I have pursued a similar program in the past but it didn’t really add any value to my career. The faculty at Great Lakes was extremely knowledgeable and explained the concepts really well."

Arun Vasu Sriranga
Associate- Cognizant

"The flexibility and the quality of the program are the two things that stand out for me. The program delivery model(blended) and schedule of the program made me choose Great Lakes over others and I was assured that the quality of education is on par with other premier institutes."

Sanath Hosur Ramesh
Project Manager- Software AG

"For an engineering graduate like me, Economics was all Greek and latin. The topic needed a very good introduction. The faculty was able to convey the concepts in a way which I could understand and relate to with relevant examples and case studies. The study materials complemented to what was discussed in the class. It was a great experience."

Sushant Sharma
Lead Engineer - Target

"The faculty is great. They present the concepts in a very easy manner and the sessions are highly interactive. They use live examples and case-studies that help understand the concepts in a much easier manner."

 

A visual insight into the world of Executive Management

Here are a few class videos from the recent sessions.

How Google is Profiling Us
The Sherlock Holmes Theory
Human Mind is Open to Manipulation
The Secret of getting your dream-job.
 

Admission Details for the PGPM-Ex

Following are the eligibility criteria and selection process for the PGPM-Ex

Eligibility

  • The program is designed for working professionals with at least 3 years of full-time post-qualification work experience.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in graduation or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have completed their Post-Graduation or Masters Program can also apply.

Selection Process

Interested candidates need to apply by filling up an Online Application Form. The Admissions Committee and the faculty panel will review all the applications and shortlist candidates based on their profiles. These candidates will be invited for an interview and an offer will be made to the selected applicants.
 
*Admissions will be closed once the requisite number of candidates have been admitted into the program.
 

Admission Details for the PGPM-Ex

Following are the payment details for the program:

Fees

  • Bangalore

Rs.2,95,000 + GST

Includes cafeteria, tuition fee, and learning material.

For information on easy payments and scholarship options, please contact our admissions office at +91 9599963671.

 

Payments

 

Candidates can pay the program fee through Cheque, DD, Net Banking, Credit Cards or Debit Cards. Cash payments are not accepted. We issue receipts for all fee payments made towards the programs.

Financial aid

Selected students can contact the Admissions Office for assistance in applying for loans after receiving the offer of admission. Our lending partners include HDFC Credila and Avanse.

 

Mark the Dates

Here are the Application Deadlines for the program

Upcoming Application Deadline: 18th October 2018

Batch commencement dates

Bangalore


To be announced

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a list of the commonly asked questions about the program.

What are the eligibility criteria for this Program?

The PGPM-Ex is intended for working professionals aspiring for growth in managerial careers. Eligibility includes having a Bachelor's degree with 50% aggregate score and a minimum of 3 years of work experience. There is no upper limit on the amount of prior work experience.

What is the Program structure for PGPM-Ex?

PGPM-Ex comprises of two modules (Foundation and Advanced) and involves a total of around 400 hours of learning spread across classroom learning, online self- study, assessments and project work. Candidates would need to dedicate about 3-5 hours on a weekly basis. In class sessions will happen at the Great Lakes learning centre in, Bangalore one weekend every month (~8 hours each day).

What is unique about the curriculum in PGPM-Ex?

PGPM-Ex program is based on the learnings and achievements of Great Lakes PGPM program, which is now ranked within the top 10 in the country. PGPM-Ex is designed specifically for working professionals keeping in mind their learning needs and career requirements. Some of the salient features that distinguish the PGPM-Ex program include:

  • Advanced Competency: PGPM-Ex program enables candidates to skill themselves in industry relevant and high growth advanced competencies around Digital Marketing, Product Management and Analytics, which are crucial skills needed to succeed in today’s digital economy.
  • World class faculty: The courses are taught by distinguished faculty from Great Lakes and senior executives from the industry.
  • Career development: PGPM-Ex program enables candidates to acquire skills that can accelerate their career progression. Candidates in the program get to benefit from career development initiatives such as career planning workshop, resume and interview bootcamps and interacting with industry guests. Candidates are also provided access to lateral opportunities that can help them achieve career transitions.
  • Learn while you work: The blended delivery model (classroom and online) of the program makes it convenient for working professionals to attend classroom sessions without having to quit their jobs and pace their learning through online sessions.
  • Flexibility: PGPM-Ex offers unparalleled flexibility for candidates in the program that it can be completed in one go or can be finished in a staggered manner.
How will PGPM-Ex help me progress in my career?

The PGPM-Ex equips candidates with the relevant competencies and skills to excel and transition into business and managerial careers. Some examples of business / techno – commercial roles for early career professionals are Product Manager, Business Analyst, Digital Marketing Specialist and so on. The program is also suitable for Senior Professionals who may be leading teams and now require upskilling in these new technologies and thought processes so as to lead, manage and grow businesses in an increasingly digital and data driven world.

Who would be teaching this course?

The academic modules will be taught by senior Great Lakes faculty who teach on campus programs at Great Lakes. In addition to Great Lakes faculty, senior leadership from the industry would also participate in delivering certain topics/modules.

Where will the classes be held?

PGPM-Ex follows a blended learning approach wherein lecture delivery happens through classroom and online modes. Contact classes will be scheduled for one weekend every month and will be held at the Great Lakes Learning Centre in Bangalore (HSR Layout).

Is PGPM-Ex accredited by UGC or AICTE?
The format of the program (one year blended executive program) does not lend itself to accreditation from AICTE/UGC. However, Great Lakes is an AICTE accredited institution and is one of the few colleges in India to receive accreditation from AMBA (Association of MBAs, UK).
What is the fee payment schedule for the Program?

The total Program fee of Rs.2.95 lacs + GST and can be paid at one go or according to the following payment schedule:

  • Payment of Rs.50,000 at the time of acceptance of admission
  • Payment of the remaining amount in 3 equal installments

 

Is accommodation also provided?
Any costs associated with accommodation are not included in the program fee. Program office can provide information regarding accommodation options to participants if needed.
What is the refund policy for the program?
Once an offer has been accepted and the fee has been paid, there shall be no refunds.
Would I have to spend extra on books, online learning material or license fee?
The entire learning content for the program is shared with all candidates through the LMS and is covered as a part of the course fee. However, candidates may choose to purchase any of the additional suggested reference books.
Would the content be available to me after completion of the course?

We believe that learning should continue and hence, all the learning material in terms of lectures and reading content would be available to the candidates until 3 years post completion of the program. Continued access beyond this period would include a nominal fee.

How will I be evaluated during the Program?
PGPM-Ex is designed to be a holistic and rigorous program and follows a continuous evaluation. All courses in the program get evaluated through graded discussions, quizzes, assignments and projects. The evaluations follow an application oriented design rather than being purely theoretical. The capstone project also forms a Crucial part of the overall evaluation of a candidate's performance in the program.
Does the program grant alumni status to all candidates?
Upon successful completion of the program, all PGPM-Ex candidates are considered as Great Lakes alumni and have the same alumni privileges as students from any of the full time programs. These privileges include access to alumni portal, job boards, meetups and networking sessions, Great Lakes events and conferences, etc.
Will there be placements at the completion of the Program?
Though the program does not conduct placement process, having acquired the relevant skills and knowledge required for various industry roles, we expect candidates to have career transitions or growth within their existing organizations and outside. Moreover, through the Career Enhancement Support module and activities, we will be providing career counseling, self-effectiveness and development workshops, industry speaker sessions and networking events that could further enable career transitions.
What is the admission process?
All interested candidates are required to apply to the Program through the online application form. The admissions committee shall review the applications and shortlist candidates for admission interviews. The admission interviews are conducted through telephonic or video conferencing by Great Lakes faculty. Post the interview process, the candidates may be offered admission to PGPM-Ex on the basis of their profile and interview assessment.
How can I apply for the Program?
If you are interested in the Program, you can apply through the online application form. If you need assistance from our team, write to us at pgpmex@greatlearning.in or call us at 9599963671 and we shall guide you through the process.
Is there any financial aid provided?
Great Lakes PGPM-Ex Program has tie-ups with HDFC Credlia, Avanse Education (DHFL Group), MoneyTap, Credifiable, and Axis Bank for providing education loans.