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    Executive PGDM

    About Executive PGDM

    An Executive PGDM or an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management is a postgraduate management program designed for working professionals. The program is designed to equip working professionals with the skills and knowledge required for higher management positions. An Executive PGDM will help the candidates to update their basic knowledge about marketing, strategy, accounting and finance operations of an organization. 

    The duration and mode of the program will vary from college to college. Some colleges offer a part-time Executive PGDM while some offer a full-time Executive PGDM program. Candidates who can manage to attend full-time classes may join the full-time college while the rest of the candidates may choose for the part-time option. Syllabus of both the part-time and full-time Executive PGDM is generally the same comprising some important topics such as Operations Management, Business Communication, Marketing Management and Business Economics. An Executive PGDM is a perfect course for the candidates who are looking for growth in their career or those who have some work experience and want to apply for a managerial position in an organization. 

    Executive PGDM Highlights

    Check all the important details about Executive PGDM from the table given below.

    Short Name

    Executive PGDM

    Full Name

    Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management




    Regular/ Part-time




    1 -2 Years

    Exam Type


    Minimum Qualification Requirement

    Bachelor Degree 

    Selection Process

    Entrance Exam + Scores in Bachelors’ degree

    Average Initial Salary

    INR 2 to 10 lacs per annum

    Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement


    Employment Opportunities

    Financial Organisations, Educational Institutes, Banks, Multinational Companies, Personal Business and Brand & Marketing

    Executive PGDM Eligibility Criteria

    • Candidates must have cleared a bachelor's degree from any recognised institution/ university

    • Students from any stream in bachelor degree are eligible for Executive PGDM

    • Candidates must have secured at least 50% marks 

    • They should have at least 3-4 years of experience. There are some colleges that ask for at least 5 years of work experience

    • Candidates must have appeared for a management entrance exam to get eligible for admission

    If you want to know more about the admission requirements and eligibility criteria for Executive PGDM, you can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone

    Executive PGDM Admission Process

    Candidates who have applied for the Executive PGDM program will be shortlisted on the basis of their scores in the qualifying degree. Besides this, the college will also consider entrance exam scores while selecting candidates. Selected candidates will be called for the GD/ PI round. Candidates will then have to perform well in both the rounds to get selected for next round. After that, candidates will have to visit the college along with photocopies of all required documents. Final admission will be granted after the completion of document verification and fee submission. 

    Executive PGDM Entrance Exam

    There are many entrance exams available for admission in the Executive PGDM program. Candidates may check the official website of the college to know what entrance exams are accepted by the college. Some of the PGDM entrance exams are provided below.

    Top Executive PGDM Colleges in India

    Some of the well known Executive PGDM Colleges in India are provided in the table below. You can apply to these colleges by filling our Common Application Form or directly at the official website of the college.



    NITTE School of Management, Bangalore 

    INR 75,000

    International Management Institute, New Delhi 

    INR 11,00,000

    Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus, Hyderabad

    INR 50,000

    Alliance University, Bangalore

    INR 2,45,000

    ABBS School of Management, Bangalore

    INR 4,90,000

    Executive PGDM Syllabus

    Check the syllabus of Executive PGDM provided in the table below. 

    Business Environment

    Consumer Psychology

    Financial Accounting

    Business Research Methods

    Human Resource Management

    ERP & Supply Chain Management

    Managerial Economics

    Advanced IT Skills for Management

    Marketing Management

    International Business

    Operations Management

    Ethical Management

    Organizational Behaviour

    Financial Management

    Principles of Management

    Business Mathematics

    Executive PGDM Career Options and Job Prospects

    Executive PGDM will help the candidates from any department to apply for higher positions. Besides this, this program will also help the candidates to enhance their presentation skills and management skills. Candidates who have some work experience may apply to a managerial position after completing the Executive PGDM. Management professionals are majorly hired by MNCs, Financial Organisations, Educational Institutions, Investment Firms and Banks.

    Some of the major job profiles available after Executive PGDM are Human Resource Manager, Operations Manager, Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, Project Manager and Brand Manager. You can check the average salary of each profile provided below.

    Top Recruiters for Executive PGDM

    Some of the top recruiters for Executive PGDM are provided below.

    • Cognizant

    • Amazon

    • Accenture

    • ICICI Bank

    • Reliance

    • Tata Motors

    • Mahindra & Mahindra

    • Hero

    FAQs about Executive PGDM

    Where can I apply after completing an Executive MBA?

    You can apply to any sector such as MNCs, Educational Institutions, Financial Organisations, Investment Firms after completing an Executive MBA.

    How can I apply for an Executive MBA?

    You can fill the application form available on the official website of the college in order to apply for admission. Besides this, some colleges also allow you to apply for admission in offline mode.

    Which college is best for an Executive MBA?

    Some of the best colleges for Executive MBA are International Management Institute, New Delhi, NITTE School of Management, Bangalore and ABBS School of Management, Bangalore.

    Is Executive MBA full time?

    Executive MBA is available both as a full time and part-time option. You can choose the colleges depending on the mode of the program offered by them.

    What is the syllabus of Executive PGDM?

    Syllabus of Executive PGDM comprises some important topics such as Operations Management, Marketing Management, Business Communication and Business Economics.
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