Two year program for preparing leadership talent for the 21st Century.

The proposed two year full time Post Graduate Diploma will focus on emerging economies and their growth. It will offer a unique and nonpareil coverage of the economies of China, Far-East, Latin America and Africa in comparison to the India growth story. The program has been designed by the panel of experts, which comprises the best in the world of managerial academia. Regular inputs from Industry experts will keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market place. The course will help the students to develop into business-ready managers, capable of responding to complex business requirements that arise in a changing global business environment.

Objectives Of Program

Upon completion of the program, students will learn

  • To display competencies and knowledge in key business functional areas including accounting, finance, marketing, and management
  • To possess the skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • To work effectively and professionally in teams
  • To develop an understanding of the diverse and rapidly changing global business environment
  • To possess the skills to identify professional issues in a variety of contexts
  • To apply decision-making techniques, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis, to management issues
  • analyze and evaluate ethical problems that occur at all levels of business decision making
  • Conduct strategic analysis using both theoretical and practical applications.
  • To identify analyze and create business opportunities as well as solve business problems, developing their ability to think strategically and to lead, motivate and manage teams across borders.
  • To develop with the skills of curiosity, initiative, independence, reflection and knowledge transfer which will allow them to be in a position to manage new knowledge in their professional careers and to enhance their managerial effectiveness with superior written and oral communication.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT + /CMAT/MAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
  • For PGD 2016, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of years 2014/ 2015 or XAT scores of years 2015/ 2016 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2014 or CMAT scores of the year 2015/ 2016 or MAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2015.
  • All applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with minimum 50% marks.
  • Freshers are eligible to apply.
  • There will be a special preference for College / University rank holders in terms of an extra weightage gained as part of the selection process. The onus of proof of rank is vested in the applicant.

* Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Great Lakes academic programs.

+ Great Lakes is not an associate institute of XLRI but uses XAT scores only for screening applicants for admission & XLRI has no role to play in the conduct of any of Great Lakes Management programs.

Application Process

  • Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to the Institute by purchasing the application form from the Great Lakes Office in Gurgaon.
  • Candidates have to provide the official email-id of the recommender. The recommendation letter will be collected from the final selected students' recommenders and it must be submitted online.

Evaluation Process

Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience and performance in the personal interview. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:

  • Academic Abilities: The program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense; candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist.
  • Standardized Test Scores: To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level, Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT or XAT or CMAT or MAT scores in the overall assessment.
  • Rank Holders: The program gives a clear advantage / brownie points to College / University rank holders.
  • Integrity and Ethical Values: Great Lakes emphasize on integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism will be probed thoroughly during the process.
  • Diversity of Background: At Great Lakes, diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms ‘uncut stones’ into ‘diamonds’. We will actively try to bring an academic diversity into the PGD classroom.

The above conditions / clauses / terms can be reviewed by the Institute from time to time.

Fees Structure 2016-18

(in INR)
Tuition & Academic Fee 660000
Program Fee 355000
Total Fees 1015000

(in INR)
Accommodation (Twin Sharing) 315000
Food 145000

OTHERS Indian Applicant 
(in INR)
Caution Deposit (Refundable) 10000
Alumni Subscription 5000
Attire 5000


1. Great Lakes provides both AC and Non-AC hostel facilities which are optional and additionally chargeable.

2. Certain non-academic aspects like catering, skill development, admission processing are outsourced at the discretion of the Institution and the related charges are paid to the respective service providers on behalf of students with the Institute faciilitating and coordinating these services.

Financial Assistance

Selected students can contact the Admissions Office for assistance in applying for loans after receiving the offer of admission.

Course Structure

The proposed Post Graduate Diploma would be spread over six terms. The first year Academic work would be spread over three terms including Summer Training in industrial and business organization. Only after the successful completion of first year PGD, the Students will be allowed to register for the second year of the PGD.

For each course, there will be thirty hours of classroom contact and an additional seventy hours of out of class work required to successfully complete the course. This involves reading, projects and other assignments/exercises, case study preparation, etc. This unit would be treated as three credits equivalent of academic work attainment. Thus a course with thirty hours of in class contact would be three credit.

Summer Training

Each student would work with an organization, on a project for a period of 8 weeks at the end of first year. The objective is to allow students, intense day-to-day interaction with organisations. Summer Training would provide exposure to the student to working of an organisation in the real life setting. It would also help students to develop managerial skills and competencies, and facilitates an informed career choice by the students.

Empirical Studies

  • The Live Project implies a consulting/problem solving assignment wherein GLIM students work upon a problem/issue that a company wants to get investigated (for insights; solutions; and/or validation) either in an on-going business process/project or something that the corporation/division has plans to implement in the future.
  • This is a Live Project and NOT an internship. The project will be executed over a period of time as per specified milestones while the students are concurrently attending classes. The students will, therefore, visit the premises of the corporate office only periodically as the work flow demands, and will not be working full-time at the organization for any period of time.
  • This project is equivalent to two full courses and consists of 6 credits weight.


  • To develop holistic understanding of businesses, business models and how they are designed to exploit business opportunities
  • To inculcate an appreciation of SBU’s and their underlying processes as to how they are supposed to deliver high quality customer experience and, therefore, drive organizational goals.
  • To enhance and build upon managerial and analytical skills of participants by making them work upon cross functional or functional projects
  • To integrate the evaluation process of the program participants as a learning tool, through a practical hands-on methodology
  • To facilitate team-work, interpersonal skills, time management by making the participants work in small teams over an extended period of time

Termwise Details

Sno Code Course Name Credits
1 EC-101 Micro Economics 3
2 FN-101 Financial Accounting for Decision Making 3
3 MK-101 Marketing Management-1 3
4 OB-101 Individuals in Organization (OB-1) 3
5 GM-101 Business Communication 3
6 QA-101 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making-1 3
7 HR-101 Human Resource Management 3
Total 21

Sno Code Course Name Credits
1 EC-102 Macro Economics 3
2 IT-101 Management Information Systems 3
3 FN-102 Financial Management-1 3
4 MK-102 Marketing Management-2 3
5 QA-102 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making-2 3
6 OP-101 Production and Operations Management 3
7 GM-102 Personal Effectiveness 2
8 GM-103 Critical Analytical Thinking 2
Total 22

Sno Code Course Name Credits
1 FN-103 Management Accounting 3
2 FN-104 Financial Management-2 3
3 QA-103 Business Analytics 3
4 OB-102 Organizational Behaviour-II 3
5 OP-102 Optimization Models for Business Dec Making 3
6 GM-103 Strategic Management 3
7 MK-103 Marketing Research 3
     Total 21
Empirical Study 6
Summer Internship 6

Sno Code Course Name Credits
1 MK-104 Business Marketing 3
2 GM-104 Leadership 3
3   Elective-1 3
4   Elective-2 3
5   Elective-3 3
6   Elective-4 3
7   Elective-5 3
8   Elective-6  
Total 21

Sno Code Course Name Credits
1 GM-105 Corporate governance and business ethics 3
2   Elective-7 3
3   Elective-8 3
4   Elective-9 3
5   Elective-10 3
6   Elective-11 3
7   Elective-12 3
Total 21

Sno Code Course Name Credits
1 GM-106 Business Law 3
2 MK-105 International  Business Strategies 3
3   Elective-13 3
4   Elective-14 3
5   Elective-15 3
6   Elective-16 3
Total 18
Total Credits 124

Elective Papers

Each Paper is for 3 credits

MK-201 Digital Marketing
MK-202 Consumer Behaviour
MK-203 Sales & Distribution Management  
MK-204 Web and Social Media Analytics     
MK-205 Product & Brand Management  
MK-206 Customer Relationship Management  
MK-207 Services Marketing   
MK-208 Marketing and Retail Analytics   
MK-209 Rural Marketing  

OP-201 Project Management  
OP-202 Logistics & Supply Chain
OP-203 Supply Chain Modeling and Analytics  
OP-204 Service Operations Management  
OP-205 Demand Planning and Forecasting  
OP-206 Strategic Sourcing & Corporate Quality
IT-201 Internet Business  
AN-201 Business Intelligence   
AN-202 Enterprise Resources Planning  

FN-201 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
FN-202 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
FN-203 Banking Management
FN-204 Financial Modeling
FN-205 Derivatives and Risk Management
FN-206 Risk & Fraud Analytics
FN-207 International Finance
FN-208 Mergers & Acquisitions
FN-209 Project and Infrastructure Finance

GM-201 Business Consulting
GM-202 Entrepreneurship
GM-203 Negotiation
EC-201 Economics of Strategy 
HR-201 Performance Management
HR-202 Learning and Development
HR-203 Talent Acquisition
OB-201 Leadership, Influence and Power
OB-202 Motivation Theory & EQ

Post Graduate Diploma

Batch 2016-18
Duration of the Program 24 months
Proposed dates 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2018