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The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at CMS IILM caters to the demand of management professionals and prepares its graduating students for challenging careers through an intensive and rigorous curriculum. IILM CMS believes in holistic development of the students and their participation in the education programme, instills into them professionalism, critical thinking, ability to work hard, and take decisions. The Institute also exposes the students to all aspects of management and its various facets like environment protection, human values, social responsibility, information and communication systems and so forth. IILM CMS is a centre of excellence in value based education, training, research and consultancy. IILM CMS’s mission is to develop tomorrow's business leaders through integrated learning and industry-academic partnerships.

The PGDM programme is divided into six trimesters. The students are expected to cover around 22 full credits from core courses and 10 electives.


The elective offerings are as follows:


  • For Dual Specialization (5 + 5), student will have to opt for 5 electives each from any two steams.

  • For Major-Minor Specialization (5 + 3), student will have to opt for 5 electives from any one stream and 3 electives from any other.

The Institute offers major specialization in Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management and minor specialization besides all of the above, in the areas of International Business, Information Technology, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship & Family Business. The Institute may change or add any major or minor area depending on the assessment of industry requirements and students preferences. In addition, the Institute also offers various value added courses which are mandatory for students.

It is mandatory to undergo two month summer internship with a corporate house after the completion of first year.

PGDM Curriculum Structure 2012-14:


Programme terms
Courses PG First year
Year One 1.Basics of Accounting
Term 1  2.Basics of Economics
June 25 –Sept.23 ,2012 3.Probability Modeling & Statistics
4. Understanding Organizations, Understanding Job Market, Getting Ready for Job
5. Managing Groups and Teams
6. Customer
7. Spreadsheet Modelling
Term 2  1. Employee
Sept.24-Jan.12,2012 2. Operations Engine
3. Global Macro ec.
4. Sourcing & Managing Funds
5. Careers
6. Negotiations
7. Innovator
Term 3 1. State & Society
Jan.14 – April 30,2013 2. Going to Market
3. Market Research
4. Problem Framing
5. Investor
6. Competitor
7. Integrated Leadership Perspective
8. Social Emotinal intelligence,Wonders of Intentional Networking,talent master
Note: Subject to change on the Management discretion

*As part of the ongoing curriculum review and development process at the Institute the above list is subject to revision.



Finance & Accounts


OB/ Human Resource Management

Operations & Information Systems

Economics & Strategy


Electives Mapped with Placements

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