GLIM Course with Focus on Emerging Economies

GLIM Course with Focus on Emerging Economies

Great Lakes Institute of Management ( GLIM ) has launched a two – year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management ( PGDM ), focusing on emerging economies.

With the BRICS economies growing at anywhere between six per cent to nine per cent and collectively set to overtake the US GDP in the next three to four years, the understanding of emerging markets takes on a new significance, a need the programme aims to fulfil.

The PGDM programme, which is set to start in July 2012, will admit 120 students every year in one take. The GLIM Chennai institute is also in the process of developing several strategic tie – ups with colleges and universities abroad to facilitate semester abroad programmes and student or faculty exchanges.

“The Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management will have a term structure in sync with many international B – schools. This will facilitate student and faculty exchange, semester abroad studies and globally oriented projects, thereby enriching student’s quality of learning and exposure,” said Tapan Panda, Director – PGDM.

GLIM is investing [rupee] 50 crore on its Chennai campus to expand its infrastructure to accommodate the new course, he said.

The PGDM programme, which will admit both fresh college graduates and professionals with up to 24 – months’ work experience, will be offered with six specialisations including marketing, finance, operations, OB – HR, IT & systems and international business. It will also span across several industry verticals with a special thrust on entrepreneurship.

Upon course completion, students can expect to work in companies with transnational operations that require trained and qualified talent to handle businesses in geographies within and outside India with knowledge of local nuances.

The GLIM institute is also poised to start the Executive Fellowship programme in early 2012, which can be used as a platform to undertake research in the field once students complete the course.