Worldwide, MBA programs have gone for transformational changes to suit with the rapidly changing and evolving requirement of the industries for survival and growth in the 21st Century. Programs have become theme based and need based to suit requirements of different groups of individuals and working executives. Program curriculum have been made flexible and focused on vertical specialization within inter-disciplinary and functional domains.
For surviving in one’s career in management today and to manage business well, one not only requires to have a generalized perspective on business and management but also requires to develop in-depth expertise in a functional or industry domain. In the emerging global economic, social, and political scenario, most businesses have become very competitive and complex to manage. This requires specialized skills in various domains and it is virtually impossible for one to master specialized skills across multiple domains. To keep up with the requirements, contemporary MBA programs have been made flexible and customized to help one develop skills which are vertically specialized in line with the career goals and plans for different individuals.
PGDM-Executive Program offered by SBS is AICTE Approved and has been designed to be the most advanced, most intensive, most relevant and most contemporary Management Education Program in India for the working executives and family business owners.
- The most advanced program Executive MBA: with an intensive yet flexible curriculum to suit individual career goals and career paths as well as individual business objectives.
- A completely customized program: a flexible curriculum focused on functional and industry tracks. Every participant is able to customize his learning to suit his career progression or suit his business interests.
- A very vast and wide range of electives to suit individual requirements: apart from a Core Curriculum which aims to develop rock solid foundation in Executive Skills and Functional Knowledge, a participant is able to choose what he wants to learn to suit his individual requirements. There are close to 300 elective courses spread across functional specializations and industry / business specializations
- Practice driven teaching methodologies: with no preaching of unnecessary theoretical inputs, the program methodology assimilates participants’ knowledge to derive theoretical constructs and link to essential theoretical models.
- Build to drive individuals along a planned career plan to secure an excellent placement: the program helps individual to work on a definitive career plan which evaluates a participant’s progress continuously and suggest corrective actions. The objective of the plan is to elevate an individual career to a new height post the program completion.
The primary aim of the program architecture is to offer unprecedented freedom of choice to each participant of the SBS-EEP PGDM to enable him to structure a program to suit his individual career goals and progression plan.
The program is completely customized, flexible and based upon the needs of an individual. A participant is required to take only a few modules of the core curriculum compulsorily. Choices of the rest of the modules of the core curriculum as well as the electives are completely left upon a participant.
Electives have been designed to help a participant develop functional expertise as well as vertically specialized knowledge within the context of one or more businesses and industries according to the choice of the participant. The concentration is on developing inter-disciplinary knowledge across functional domains and industry verticals.
Learning Team Outbound Retreat: This retreat is conducted over a weekend (2 days) before the beginning of the term to develop team building and team working mindset; learning teams, through which one has to learn in the program, are able to develop good working relationships during the retreat.
Emotional Ability Workshop: This workshop, conducted over 2 days in a weekend aims to make the participants knowledgeable about emotional abilities and help them to develop critical emotional intelligence which helps them to extract a great value from working in a team.
There are no credits to the Pre-Term sessions but all participants have to attend necessarily.
Core Curriculum: 40 credits
21 courses, each divided into 2 concurrent modules, are offered to develop executive skills, basic foundation knowledge, and domain knowledge in functional areas of management.
Each course is divided into 2 modules. The first module has common theoretical learning objectives. The second module is based upon a given industry vertical. The second module has learning objectives which are collaborative and assimilatory in nature.
Electives: 20 credits
A participant has to choose 10 courses from a basket of 294 courses spread across 9 Functional Management Tracks and 19 Industry or Business Vertical Tracks. A participant has to pursue a specialization by opting for 6 elective courses from a given Functional Management Track. Rest of the 4 courses could be from one of the given Industry or Business Tracks. All members of a learning team have to choose the same Industry or Business Vertical Track.
Choice of the Content of Elective Courses: A participant is not only given a very wide choice of elective courses across functional and industry domains but is also given a choice to design the content of the courses he wants to choose. Every learning team is given a content plan for each of the elective courses which consist of a wide range of topics arranged in a logical theme and sequence. A learning team chooses a set of topics from among the given topics in alignment with a learning theme to suit the team members’ career objectives.
Thus a participant can design the content of the elective courses he wants to study to suit his career goals and progression plan.
Structured Industry Immersion Program: 12 credits
A participant has to undertake a structured learning program in the business and the industry in which he was involved before joining the Program. He may also choose to undertake the structured learning program in any other business or industry. The program is undertaken under the guidance of a faculty / industry mentor.
Internship & Grand Action Project: 16 credits
During the 4th Term, a candidate goes for a full-term internship in a company of his choice / his own business. During this time also, he has to work on a Grand Action Project.
A Grand Action Project which is a culmination of the entire coursework in PGDM. A participant, under the guidance of an industry / faculty mentor, has to write a comprehensive business plan / expansion plan / strategic plan for the business in which he is involved to impact significant changes and alter the courses of actions in the future.
Outbound Retreat for workshop on Values and Spirituality: This retreat is conducted over a weekend (3 days) at the end of the program to help the participants reflect upon the learning over the entire length of the program. The participants also attend workshop on values and spirituality to develop tolerance and calmness. The participants learn to channelize their ego strength for constructive outcomes.
There are no credits to the Valedictory sessions but all participants have to attend necessarily.
TOTAL CREDITS IN PGDM: 88
The pedagogic architecture of the PGDM-Executive Program is driven by the newest and futuristic thinking in management education implanted into the proprietary Zeta Action Model. The pedagogy strives to be problem and issue-driven rather than theory driven. Typically, across institutions offering management education in India, it is the theoretical inputs that take precedence over practice and action based knowledge development. This leads to a wide gap between what is taught in the classroom and what works in the world of business.
Deliberation and Assimilation of Practice Knowledge
The pedagogy at SBS-EEP’s PGDM-Executive program follows a different approach which is completely practice driven. Here the theory is built on the learning from practice knowledge that is brought about by the participants collectively. Typically, a business problem or an industry issue is introduced to the participants to deliberate upon and develop a basket of possible solutions and approaches collectively which may solve or address the problem or issue appropriately. The faculty member facilitates the process of intelligent aggregation and assimilation of practice knowledge.
Practice Driven Theoretical Models and Constructs
Once assimilation of practice knowledge reaches a logical conclusion, the faculty member works as an expert to reflect upon and evaluate the practice knowledge collectively brought about by the participants based upon relevant theoretical models and constructs. The faculty attempts to develop a consensus and buy-in among the participants about what theoretical model or construct could improve the quality of the solution or approach in terms of objectives, value creation, and risk. The faculty also attempts to synthesize knowledge derived from cross-functional domains rather than be a single domain.
Cross-functional and Tested for Application
The theoretical models and constructs learnt through assimilation and synthesis of collective practice knowledge from cross-functional domains are put to test by the participants during their Structured Industry Immersion Programs (SIIP) and finally during their involvement in the Grand Action Project. Participants get further scope to deliberate and reflect upon the applications from industry expert mentors.
Tools and Know-how’ rather than irrelevant broad-based
Apart from being completely practice driven, the pedagogy also attempts to deliver tools and ‘know-how’ about common and specific business problems and issues rather than attempting to develop a broad-based theoretical knowledge much of which could be irrelevant. Thus the graduates of SBS-EEP PGDM programs become fast, dynamic and hands-on problem solvers rather than analytical problem solvers who often keep fixated within the boundaries of theoretical universe.
Simulated to create a replica of real world inside the classroom
The pedagogic architecture of SBS-EEP PGDM is built to simulate real world business situations. Real world business problems and issues are solved using knowledge developed from practice experience and with constructs synthesized from multiple functional domains. Real world business and issues are solved without any functional theoretical biases which are often dogmatic and myopic. Newer solutions and approaches are only accepted for application when there is better value creation and less risk or when the solutions and approaches are in tune with the objectives and desires of the decision makers. Moreover, like in real life business situations, solutions and approaches to given business problems and solutions keep on evolving at the SBS-EEP PGDM. Like in the real world, no knowledge is accepted as the last word but is tested in the context of changing situations.
SBS-ZETLEARNTM: the proprietary Zeta Action Model of Learning
Team based, collaborative and reflective learning
The methodology stress upon team based, collaborative, and reflective learning rather than sermonized learning underpinned to theoretical fixations. As practice knowledge is assimilated and synthesized to develop theoretical models and constructs, each participant need to work with the members of his learning team, the faculty members and the industry mentors.
Learning teams with members drawn from similar backgrounds
Learning teams are developed with participants with similar functional and industry background. The admission policies ensure that there are sufficient numbers of participants with similar functional and industry background. Learning teams work together on assignments and projects through close group seating at the classrooms, online interactions through video chat facility available on the online learning portal and collaborative studies in the weekend when necessary.
Negotiation Skills and Emotional Ability development
The methodology ensures that there is continuous emphasis on buy-in and consensus building process. Participants are continuously put under situations where they have to negotiate with fellow team members and fellow participants in the PGDM program. This methodology develops emotional abilities as participants are driven to develop self-awareness, learn to regulate own emotions, adapt to pressing situations, forced to keep themselves self-motivated and optimistic, develop empathy towards others, and develop social competence.
Online Learning Portal (OLP)
The SBS-EEP PGDM participants have exclusive access to a world-class multimedia online learning portal to assist them learning in a web based virtual 24 x 7 flexible environment. The backbone of the OLP is a powerful Learning Management System (LMS) in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
The portal features reading modules, print as well as multi-media case studies, e-books, podcasts, library of multi-media classroom sessions by faculty members, library of multi-media tutorials taken by faculty members, video chat facility as well as webcast facility – both on-demand webcast and live webcast.
The portal helps a participant to interact with other course participants, faculty members and mentors. They could see classroom scheduling, course topics, and study requirements on the portal. Participants are able to submit assignments through the portal too.
The curricular architecture helps one to design a program completely suited and focused to one’s individual career goals and progression plans.
Learning Team Outbound Retreat
Emotional Ability Workshop
1st Term 24 credits
Application of Information Technology in Business
Personal Development & Effective Leadership
Written Communication Analysis
Creativity & Innovation
Basic Building Blocks
Management Fundamentals for Effective Leadership
Framework of Micro-Economics for Business Decision Making
Application of Quantitative Methods in Business Decisions
Legal and Regulatory Environment for Business
Understanding Financial Statements
Individual & Group Behaviour in Organizations
Integrative & Experiential
Structured Industry Immersion Program
2nd Term 24 credits
Issues of Ethics and Corporate Governance in Business Practices
Basic Building Blocks
Analysis of the Eco-system of Business
Macro Economic Framework for Effective Business Decision Making
Research Methods for Business Sensing & Intelligence
Management Control Systems & Processes
Analysis of Markets and Customers
Managing People Resources
Framework of Financial Decision Making in Business
Operational Processes in Business
Integrative & Experiential
Structured Industry Immersion Program
3rd Term 24 credits
6 Courses from Functional Elective Track
4 Clusters of Topics from 1 Industry / Business Vertical Track
Integrative & Experiential
Structured Industry Immersion Program
4th Term 24 credits
Integrative & Experiential
Industry Internship leading to Grand Action Project
Valedictory Term Non-credited
Outbound Retreat for Workshop on Values and Spirituality
TOTAL CREDITS 96
*Electives are subject to minimum number of enrollment and collective choice of a learning team.
*One elective subject (in case of Industry / Business Vertical Track) may consist of a combination of a number of topic based workshops carrying 0.5 to 2 credits.
Elective course are designed to offer specialization in a functional track and in-depth knowledge in an Industry & Business Vertical track.
Functional Tracks (9 options)
- Investment Banking & Financial Market Operations
- Financial Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- General Management & Strategic Management
- Information Systems
- Organizational Behaviour
- Human Resource Management
- Productions and Operations Management
Industry & Business Vertical Tracks (19 options)
- Family Business Management
- Global Entrepreneurship & International Business
- Banking & Financial Services
- Consumer Sales
- Logistics & Supply Chain Management
- Industrial Sales & Marketing
- Public Enterprise Management
- Social Enterprise Management
- Energy, Utility, and Environment
- Retail Management
- Pharmaceuticals Management
- Infrastructure & Construction Management
- Real Estate Management
- Hospitality Management
- Telecommunication Management
- Healthcare Administration
- Media & Entertainment
- Textile Business
- Chemical Industry
List of Elective course across Functional Tracks and Industry Vertical Tracks
GROUP A ELECTIVES (FUNCTIONAL TRACKS)
I. CORPORATE FINANCE
- Behavioural Finance
- Capital Expenditure Planning
- Corporate Taxation
- Financial Analysis, Planning and Control
- Financial Decision Making
- International Financial Management
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- International Finance & Trade
- Advanced Accounting
- Financial Audit
- Project Appraisal
II. INVESTMENT BANKING & FINANCIAL MARKET
- Fundamental of Investment Management & Business Valuation
- Commercial Banking
- Commodities Market
- Financial Markets in India
- Global Capital Markets
- International Currency Markets and Forex Management
- Financial Economics
- Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring
- Venture Capital and Private Equity
- Forecasting & Cash Flow Modelling
- LBO Modelling
- Distress Security Modelling & Asset Reconstruction
III. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
- Financial Modeling Using Excel
- Financial Analytics
- Risk Management
- Technical Analysis
- Asset Pricing Theories & Risk Analysis
- Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
- Structured Finance
- Fixed Income Securities
- Options and Futures
- Insurance & Risk Management
- Mutual Fund Regulation & Governance
IV. GENERAL & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
- Managerial Decision Making
- Emotional Intelligence
- Networking for Business & Professional Growth
- Competitive Landscape in Globalised Environment
- Business Practices in Emerging Scenario
- Organization Structuring for Uncertainty
- International Management
- International Relations
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Resource Based Strategic Planning
- Game Theory
- Co-operation & Alliances
- Sustainability & Corporate Strategies
- Entrepreneurial Strategies & Creating New Venture
- Business Transformation
- Corporate Governance
- Cross-Cultural Management
- Building & Managing High Performance Work Teams
- Issues in Environment Sustainability
- Managing Negotiations
- Corporate Social Responsibility
V. INFORMATION SYSTEMS
- Strategic Advantages through Information System Design
- Digital Communication, Networks & Technology
- Business Intelligence and Data Mining
- System Dynamics
- Cyber Law
- Data Structures
- Decision Support Systems
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Information Systems Strategy
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Software Project Management
- Information Security
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Managing Business Process Outsourcing
- Integrated Marketing Communication
- Business-to-Business Marketing
- Consumer Behaviour
- Digital Marketing
- Marketing Decision Models
- Marketing Research
- Pricing Management
- Brand Management
- Sales and Distribution Management
- Services Marketing
- Strategic Marketing
- International Marketing
- Legal Aspects in Marketing
- Retail Management
- Rural Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
VII. ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
- Organisational Structure, Design & Change
- Learning Organisations
- Leadership, Influence and Power
- Management of Creativity
- Relationships at Work
- Stress Management
- Transactional Analysis
- Personal Growth and Positive Behaviour
- Leadership learning from Indian Philosophy
- Organization Politics
VIII. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGMENT
- Industrial Relations
- Labour laws
- Human Resource Planning
- Performance Management
- Manpower Planning
- Economics of Human Resources
- Executive Compensation
- Human Resource Information Systems
- Human Resource Management in Service Sector
- International Human Resource Management
- Managing Diversity in the Workplace
- Marketing Decisions for HR
- Psychometric Testing
- Participative Management
- Knowledge Management
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Learning and Development
- Wage Administration
- Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Process
- Financial for HR Managers
- HR Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions
- HR Measurement & Accounting
- Organisational Change and Development
IX. PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- Operations Research
- Engineering Drawing & Layout
- Manufacturing Technologies & Management
- Inventory Control
- Demand and Business Forecasting
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Global Sourcing & Materials Management
- Production Planning and Control
- Project Management
- Service Operations Management
- Supply Chain Analytics
- Technology Management
- Theory of Constraints
- Total Quality Management
GROUP – B ELECTIVES (INDUSTRY / BUSINESS TRACKS)
I.Global Entrepreneurship & International Business Track
- New Product Design & Development
- Process Innovation
- New Venture Creation in India
- New Venture Financing
- Intellectual Property Law
- Strategic Management of Innovation
- Software and Digital Business Management
- E-Commerce and M-Commerce Technologies
- International Market and Marketing Research
- New Venture Creation in Foreign Countries
- Financing of Global Ventures
- Legal Aspects of International Business
- International Trade & Logistics
- International Trade & Logistics
- International Business Strategy
- Macroeconomic Policy & Global Capital Markets
- Culture and Society
- Risk Management in Global Business
- Opportunities in Emerging Technologies
- Opportunities in Digital Technologies
II. Family Business Management Track
- Family Business Dynamics and Management
- Succession Planning in Family Business
- Family Governance
- Family Wealth Management
- Issues in MSME Management
III.Banking & Financial Services Track
Accounting & Finance for Banking
Principles of Banking
Banking Products & Services
Legal & Regulatory Affairs of Banking
Microfinance & Rural Banking
International Banking & Finance
Risk Management in Banking
Marketing of Financial Products
Financial Service Operations Management
Investment & Financial Planning
Competitive Strategies for Financial Services Firms
Risk Management in Financial Services Organizations
Insurance Product Planning
Legal & Regulatory Affairs in Insurance industry
IV. Consumer Sales Track
Sales & Distribution Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Rural Marketing & Sales
Developing and Managing High Performance Sales Team
V. Industrial Sales & Marketing Track
Structure of India’s Industries and Business Environment
Understanding Engineering Drawing and CAD for Industrial Sales
Industrial and B-to-B Marketing Essentials
Industrial Sales Procedures and Negotiations
Industrial Product Distribution
Industrial Customer Relationship Management
Branding of Industrial Products
Industrial Product Pricing
Strategic Industrial Marketing
Key Account Business Development
Logistics & Transportation of Industrial Goods
VI. Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Systems & Processes
Global Sourcing and Materials Management
Warehousing and Transportation
Demand Planning and Forecasting Models
Distribution Channel Management
System Management and Advanced Technologies in SCM
Supply Chain Finance and Costing
Global Trade Procedures & Documentation
VII. Public Enterprise Management Track
Strategic Management in Public Sector Enterprises
Leadership & Organization Development in Public Sector Enterprises
Public Finance & Policies
Welfare Economics & Economic Planning
Contract Management in Public Sector Enterprises
VIII. Social Enterprise Management Track
Issues in Social Enterprise Management
Developmental Issues in India
Issues in International Development
Business Innovations in Socio-Economic Development
Markets for the Poor
Financing Social Ventures
IX. Energy, Utility, and Environment Sustainability Track
Energy Venture Management
International Environmental Policy Analysis
Financing Energy Ventures
Water Resource Management
X. Retail Business Track
Retail Operations Management
Retail Business Strategy
Merchandise Planning & Sourcing
Management of Store Operations
Financing Retail Operations
XI. Pharmaceuticals Management Track
Strategic Management of Pharmaceutical Business
Pharmaceutical Market Analysis for Decision Making
Marketing of Pharmaceutical Products
Pharmaceutical Advertising and Promotions
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Legal Issues
Pharmaceutical Sales Management
International Marketing of Pharmaceuticals and Global Trade Procedures
XII. Infrastructure & Construction Management Track
Construction Cost Estimation
Legal Aspects of Infrastructure and Construction Sector
Project Management using MS-Project
Construction Safety Management and Sustainability Issues
Advanced Construction Technologies
XIII. Real Estate Management Track
Real Estate Development Process
Real Estate Business Environment
Legal Aspects of Real Estate Business
Understanding Drawings and CAD
Real Estate Accounting & Taxation
Marketing & Business Development of Real Estate Projects
Real Estate Finance
XIV. Hospitality Management Track
Hotel Operations & Management
Accommodation Operations Management
Food & Beverage Production & Management
Revenue & Pricing Management
Strategic Hospitality Marketing
XV. Telecommunication Management Track
Strategic Management of Telecommunication Business
Billing Operations Management
Telecommunication Network Management
Legal and Regulatory Affairs in Telecommunication
Risk and Revenue Management in Telecommunication Services
Customer Service Management in Telecommunication
Value Added Services
Global Trends in Telecommunication Services
XVI. Healthcare Administration Track
Epidemiology & Public Health
Principles and Practice of Healthcare Management
Legal & Regulatory Affairs in Healthcare Management
CRM in Healthcare
Quality Management in Healthcare
Labour & Industrial Relations in Healthcare Administration
XVII. Media & Entertainment Track
Strategic Management of Entertainment Industry Businesses
Strategic Management of Media Businesses
Strategic Corporate Communication
Event Management & Execution
Event Design & Décor
Branding Through PR
Principles of Print Journalism
Principles of Broadcast Journalism
Research Methods in Mass Communication
Globalisation, Communication & Society
XVIII. Textile Business Track
Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Management and Innovations
Logistics and Demand Driven Systems in Textile & Apparel Industry
Product Development and Innovations in Textile & Apparel Industry
Emerging Models and Technologies for Business Expansion in Textile
XIX. Chemical Business Track
Strategic Issues in Chemical Business
Leading and Managing Innovations in Chemical Industry
High Value Selling in Chemical Industry
Globalisation and Supply Chain Management in Chemical Industry
Regulatory Issues in Chemical Industry
The objective of the Structured Industry Immersion Program is to widen and broad-base a participant’s knowledge about the industry and business in which he wants to be involved. At the entry level and mid-level executive and managerial roles, one tends to get into a functional silo as the job requires him to deliver within a functional boundary. This often leads to narrowing down of business perspectives and which in turn leads to micro management of business issues and lack of strategic vision.
Senior managers and leaders, in the 21st Century business, social, economic, and political landscape, need to have a broad-based perspective on business. Business success today, at the strategic as well as in operational levels, does not come from functional perspectives but from an inter-disciplinary and cross-functional understanding of issues and challenges.
The Structured Industry Immersion Program (SIIP) will help a participant to go beyond his functional work domain and develop wider cross functional understanding of the industry and business in which he is involved.
Essentially, this SIIP will be customized as per the requirement of a participant. The customization will be based upon the career interest of the participant, the nature and scope of the business in which he wants to be involved and the nature and scope of the industry in which the business operate. The SIIP will be designed after the enrollment of a participant in the PGDM program under the guidance and direction of an assigned faculty member.
Typically a SIIP will involve 4 modules:
- Self-managed study about the industry in which a participant is involved to find answers to a pre-determined set of questions in regards to the industry under the guidance of an industry mentor.
- Field work for a planned number of hours to develop essential learning about the industry in which a participant is involved under the guidance of an industry mentor.
- Self-managed study about the business in which a participant is involved to find answers to a pre-determined set of questions in regards to the industry under the guidance of a business mentor / faculty mentor.
- Short projects / assignments to be completed which are structured on the business in which the participant is involved in under the guidance of a business mentor / faculty mentor.
Example of a SIIP for a participant who is working as a Marketing Engineer with a Steel Manufacturing Company:
- Self-managed study about the industry: Study about the global steel industry dynamics – study about steel making technology – study about the emerging and future steel making technologies - study of the global competitive landscape – study of the dynamics of the industries which supply inputs – understanding consumption patterns and behaviour of global buyers – understanding the macro economic trends which impact steel consumption – study of global socio-political scenario which impact steel consumption – understanding the threats to steel industry from other substitute products and technologies – understanding capital structure and financial dynamics of the global steel industry – etc.
- Field Work about industry: A short survey about industry outlook in regards to consumption of steel and other industry issues.
- Self-managed study about the business: Understanding about customers of the business; competitors of the business; investor mindsets; financing of the business; Indian and global macro-economic issues that may affect the business in the short, medium and long term; State and Central legislation and policies that may affect the business; understanding legal and statutory framework within which the business has to operate; understanding the employees of the business – their competencies, aspirations, and development; analyzing the innovations that the business may require; understanding the technology and operational dynamics of the business.
- Short Projects / Assignments structured upon the business: (i) Finding out prospective buyers in other States / Countries; (ii) Planning and costing of logistics operations across States and Continents; (iii) Product Innovations in the business that may create value; (iv) Service Innovations in the business that may create value; (v) Strategic cost management to unlock value; (vi) Employee motivation; (viii) Marketing strategies to attract new customers; etc.
Grand Action Project aims to be the crowning achievement or final stroke or the culmination of the PGDM program. The project is a culmination of the entire coursework in the PGDM program. The project is a highly focused and specialised research project. This project gives a participant a grand opportunity to apply functional and strategic business insights gained throughout the entire length of the PGDM program to address current or emerging issues / solve problems in a business in which he is involved at present / wants to be involved in future. He may also choose to work on plans to expand his current business or set up new ventures.
The outcome of the Grand Action Project will be a comprehensive business plan to help the current company address current or emerging issues / solve a business problem. A participant may choose to apply his efforts of their capstone experience to the strategic benefit of his current company, or he may bring an entrepreneurial focus to the capstone, taking advantage of the project to launch new business ventures.
The Grand Action Project has to be undertaken under a faculty guide / mentor who will conduct bi-weekly face-to-face review and guidance sessions to evaluate progress of the participant. The bi-weekly review and guidance sessions will carry weightage and will be credited towards the final credit points assigned for the Grand Action Project.
Final Outcome and defence of the Grand Action Project
At the end of the project work, a participant is required to file a complete project report in a given format to the faculty guide / mentor and get his approval. This written report is evaluated by an external expert chosen from a distinguished panel of experts comprising of faculty members and industry experts.
Apart from submission of the written project report, a participant has to defend his project work and recommendation in a seminar given to a review committee made out of the distinguished panel of experts comprising of faculty members and industry experts.
As management and leadership is more about inspiring, motivating and engaging people to achieve business objectives than about managing resources, a manager and leader of tomorrow has to have a critical level emotional and spiritual intelligence to be effective.
Emotional intelligence consists of:
the ability to understand one’s own emotions, strengths and weaknesses; understanding of how one’s emotions affect one’s thoughts and behaviour; channelizing one’s self-beliefs.
the ability to control one’s emotional responses and feelings; manage one’s emotion to feel good and optimistic and adaptability to changing situations.
the ability to understand others’ emotions and feelings; ability to influence others emotions in a way to make them motivated and committed; it is also an ability to behave appropriately in social situations and work in effectively in teams.
the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with others; ability to express oneself clearly in social circumstances and ability to manage conflicts with others.
The SBS-EEP’s PGDM-Executive program, through workshops, courses and pedagogic architecture facilitates participants to develop emotional abilities. The Pre-Term Retreat and Workshop on Emotional Abilities help participant build the foundation skills, which through the pedagogic architecture and the course of Personal Effectiveness and Effective Leadership gets reinforced into a strong set of emotional abilities.
Spiritual Intelligence consists of one’s fundamental values, ethics, integrity and passion. Much of our actions depend upon our beliefs and values which are learnt through our culture and experience. A strong value system which is founded on one’s tolerance towards others, pursuits of excellence, pursuits for accomplishment, commitment to personal and organization purpose, honesty, and integrity are much needed today for success in professions and business. One’s strong foundation on personal and business ethics are also cornerstones for sustainable success in career.
The SBS-EEP’s PGDM-Executive program, through team based and collaborative learning approach whereby one is constantly forced to accept and assimilate others’ viewpoints as well as through the Retreat and Workshop on values and spirituality help participants develop strong values and ethics.
To develop the intended skills and abilities one needs constant feedback and guidance on one’s progress and accomplishment in the academic program. As the PGDM program is designed to be customized to suit a participant’s career goals and career progression plans, participant needs assistance from experts to make good decisions on his milestones along the length of the academic program.
Besides advices and guidance on academics and careers, a participant also needs to manage the stress resulting from academic rigour and workload in the job in which he is involved. This often calls for expert intervention which can guide the participant in coping with the stress and be positive and optimistic.
SBS-EEP PGDM program has a four-pronged mentoring plan to assist participants develop the intended abilities and manage their careers appropriately.
Participants in the PGDM program develop cutting-edge competencies to deal with the leadership challenges faced by immensely complicated present day and future business situations.
Career Progression Outlook
At the completion of the program participants will have excellent placement prospect.
- Participants may continue working in the same companies in which they were employed in the beginning of the program. There will be a very high probability of getting a higher position and much better compensation.
- Participants may expect to receive lucrative offers from the companies in which they complete industry immersion program and / or Grand Action Project. Placement is completely assured.
- Placement guaranteed with salary hikes and change of industry / functions as per your career aspirations.
- Participants may participate in the proprietary Career Progression Mapping & Enhancement Program(TM).Participation in the program is mandatory if a participant is looking for an exciting placement. The program maps your career progress with psychometric assessment tools and structured interventions. Once the first stage of mapping is over, participants are given specific curricular, co-curricular and developmental goals to be achieved in a term. The mapping resumes in every term to assess the progress and setting of new term goals.
PROGRAM DURATION: 15 months
PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Classroom engagement, team learning hours and Industry Immersion hours from Monday-Saturday from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm.
Structured Industry Immersion Program: Involvement between 3-4 hrs during one’s working hours in the day.
- The participant has to be engaged in part-time work / business during the entire course of the program as part of industry immersion and internship modules.
- A participant has to have a minimum of 5 years of work / business experience.
- A participant has to be a graduate of a recognized University with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% in cases of scheduled caste / scheduled tribe) in the graduation examination or equivalent cumulative grade point average.
- One has to fill up the application form and write an essay on one’s purpose of doing the PGDM program (Statement of Purpose).
- Then one has to sit for a written aptitude test for admission conducted by Shanti Business School. CAT / GMAT / MAT / CMAT / XAT scores are acceptable but the test conducted by Shanti Business School is mandatory.
- If one qualifies in the written aptitude test conducted by Shanti Business School, then one has to appear for Group Discussion / Presentation and Interview.
- Work experience – number of years, nature of roles in which one is involved, achievements in work
- Performance in the aptitude and psychometric tests conducted by Shanti Business School
- Statement of purpose
- Performance in Group Discussion / Presentation
- Performance in Interview
- Past academic records
- As PGDM-Executive program’s pedagogy is hinged upon team based learning, the batch of 60 participants will be ideally chosen from 12-15 industry clusters. Each learning team will have 4-5 members.
- Also within a learning team, diversity of roles will be sought. The ideal composition of a learning team would be participants from similar industry but with different roles. The Admission Committee will attempt to achieve this similarity of industry backgrounds but diversity of roles.
- Preferences will be given to groups of candidates sponsored by a company provided they satisfy the selection criteria.
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Admissions Open for PGDM Executive 2013 Program