Programs – Post Graduate Certificate in Management

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara
Institute for Management Development

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Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM), an AICTE, Govt. of India approved One-Year plus rigorous and demanding program offered by the SDM Institute for Management Development Mysore for aspirants looking for career growth and path to setting up own business. We look forward to have,

  • Aspirants with work experience
  • Those aspiring to manage their family business
  • Fresh graduates from any UGC recognized degree with a strong inclination for entrepreneurship / executive role in corporate / decision making roles
  • Graduates aspiring for a career in financial markets/investment banking, and the entrepreneurial aspirants with business ideas for the respective specializations.


The program aims to impart relevant managerial principles, theories, concepts, cases studies and provide opportunities to interact with the experts and senior corporate leaders. The program construct gives direction for,


  • Creating future leaders who have Indian ethos and the relevant global knowledge
  • Developing relevant communication skills,
  • Providing opportunity to reach one’s full potential as a management aspirant
  • Developing the confidence and elan to effortlessly execute the chosen tasks with creativity and resolve.
  • Understand situational leadership by analyzing real life case studies
  • Developing competency to handle change and create value for oneself and the stakeholders


Highlights of the Program


  • 12 months of full-time classroom program followed by 3 Months of corporate internship
  • High performing select students are eligible for Student Exchange Program (SEP) at globally acclaimed partner institutions (based on selection criteria laid down by SDMIMD).
  • Entrepreneurship aspirants have the facility to receive guidance and hand holding from the partnering organization M/s Silicon Rd
  • Students aspiring for a career in financial markets/ Investment banking will undergo all the courses designed by National Stock Exchange (NSE). On successful completion, students will receive the coveted NSE certification in Investment Banking in addition to PGCM, from SDMIMD
  • Students of the PGCM – Business Analytics specialization will receive the Business Analytics Certification from the All India Management Association (AIMA) in addition to the SDMIMD PGCM certificate.

The 15 Months Full-time PGCM program has 75 credits distributed in 4 Terms and has 750 teaching hours including Socially Relevant Project, Study Abroad Program, and Corporate Immersion Program.


The tentative time schedule for the PGCM academic program

Preparatory Program July / August 2021
Term I August to October 2021
Term II November 2021 to January 2022
Term III February to April 2022
Term IV May to July 2022
Term V (Dissertation Work) August to October 2022
Certificate Awarding Ceremony November 2022

     *Please note: Dates will be announced in due course.

Preparatory Program


With the completion of the admissions process, candidates are introduced to the basics of management through MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses). Institute will provide access and permission to attend recommended MOOC courses as part of the preparatory program before commencement of Term I.


Term 1 and 2 Core Courses [for all the Specialization Students]


PGCM will run over 4 terms during the year. Each term will be of approximately 3 months duration.


The Term 1 and Term 2 courses offered for the One-year PGCM during 2020-21 is detailed below. (The list is subject to changes to be announced during the commencement of the course.)

Core Courses in Term I

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology for Management
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Organization Behaviour
  • Business Communication
  • Essentials of Business Analytics

Core Courses for all the Specialization Students

Core Courses III

  • Workplace Learning & Development
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Project Management

Core Courses IV

  • Digital Marketing
  • Recruitment & Selection & Compensation Management
  • Strategic Management

Core Courses in Term II

  • Corporate Finance
  • Costing for Decision Making
  • Marketing Research Methods
  • Operations Management
  • Economics (Micro + Macro)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business in Global Markets
  • Social Relevant Project at NGO / Organization



Students are engaged in their area of specialization right from Term I. The basic or fundamentals pertaining to the area of specialization will be introduced during Terms I and II. In Term 3 and Term 4, students will be offered the opportunity to choose specialization in one of the 3 streams indicated below. The choice of specialization has to be made at the time of application and cannot be changed in future. Rules regarding specializations and elective courses will be announced when students join the program in August 2021.


Dissertation Project


The program will end with 3 months dissertation project to be undertaken by the students from August 2022 to October 2022. The dissertation will be directly related to the specialization vertical chosen. The award function for students who complete the program successfully will be held in November 2022.

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