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    PGD in Business Management

    About PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) is a popular choice of management aspirants after graduation. It is an AICTE-approved course that can be offered by autonomous higher education institutes for 2 years. The course is equivalent to an MBA or PGDM and has a similarly defined course curriculum in the business management sector.

    PGDBM course is general and involves the theoretical and practical learning of different areas of management. The curriculum of this course is defined to increase the overall aptitude of a student in all functional areas of management and to enhance their managerial skills through the development of their analytical abilities, general awareness and problem-solving attitude.

    The PGDBM course prepares a candidate for a career in the business management sector. After pursuing this course, a candidate can explore career opportunities in the services sector majorly. Since academic study and internship both are part of the course, its graduates are well-qualified to take up leadership positions in top organisations and businesses.

    PG Diploma in Business Management Highlights

    Course Name

    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management

    Short Name


    Course Level

    Post Graduate

    Course Type

    Diploma Course


    Post Graduate Diploma in Management


    Business Management

    Course Duration

    2 years



    Course Mode

    Full Time / Distance

    Minimum Qualification Required

    Graduation in any stream


    No Limit

    Selection Process

    MBA Entrance Exam + GD / PI round of colleges

    Average Course Fee

    Rs. 1,50,000

    PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates interested in applying to the PGDBM course can take a look at the details of the eligibility criteria given below.

    • The candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree course from a recognized university.
    • The candidate must have at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved category candidates) in graduation.

    • The candidate must not have any live backlogs in their bachelor's degree course.

    • Candidates from all streams are eligible to apply for admission to the PGDBM course.

    PG Diploma in Business Management Admission Process

    The following steps can provide a candidate with an idea of how admission to the PGDBM course is carried out. For exact information, a candidate will have to refer to the details specified by the college.

    • Admission to the PGDBM course is based on merit in entrance exam, plus the overall application and selection process of the college.

    • Aspirants have to appear for management entrance exams such as CMAT XAT, MAT etc. Individual colleges may also have their own entrance exams for admission.

    • Candidates who qualify the entrance exams are then shortlisted based on their scores by colleges individually.

    • Shortlisted candidates have to appear for a GD / PI round their institute for admission.

    PG Diploma in Business Management Top Colleges

    Here are some popular PGDBM colleges that offer good placements and infrastructure.

    If you are interested in taking admission to PGDBM colleges, you can apply easily through the Common Application Form (CAF). For any inquiries related to admission, please don't hesitate to call our helpline number 18005729877.

    PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) Syllabus

    First Year

    Principles of Management Managerial Economics
    Macroeconomics Financial Management
    Management Accounting Marketing Management
    Managerial Communication Business Law
    Management Information Systems Research Methods

    Second Year

    Organisational Behaviour Human Resource Management
    Operations Management Operations Research
    Strategic Management Sustainable Development
    Corporate Sustainability Project Management

    PG Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) Career Options and Job Prospects

    The PGDBM course prepares a candidate for a career in Business Management and Administration and provides him/her with a functional knowledge of all major areas and processes of a company. The course serves as an excellent means to increase the value of a candidate from being a simple graduate to becoming a management professional. It enables a student to handle leadership roles in an organisation by equipping them with the necessary knowledge while also providing training to take up such type of roles.

    There are many career choices open for PGDBM graduates. However, what defines their suitability for a role is the electives they choose during the course. Hence, a student for PGDBM has to have an idea of their career direction before taking admission to the course as they are allowed to customise the course curriculum and studies. Given below are some of the common job positions available for PGDBM graduates.

    Job Role

    Average Salary

    Marketing Manager

    Rs. 7.00 LPA

    Business Consultant

    Rs. 9.75 LPA

    Product Manager

    Rs. 16.75 LPA

    Business Development Manager

    Rs. 6.00 LPA

    Sales Manager

    Rs. 4.60 LPA

    FAQs about PGDBM

    Which government jobs are available after PGDBM?

    After completing PGDBM, you can apply for many government posts in Banks, Government Organizations, Government Agencies, state-run companies etc. The posts available include Marketing Office, Management Trainee, General Manager etc.

    How to take admission in a PGDBM course?

    In order to take admission to the PGDBM course, you will first have to qualify an MBA entrance exam and get shortlisted by a college. You will then be required to appear for the selection process of the college, which usually includes GD / PI rounds.

    Is there any entrance exam for PGDBM?

    Yes, colleges accept the scores of MBA entrance exams such as CAT / CMAT / XAT / GMAT etc. for admission to the PGDBM course. Some colleges such as SIMSREE even conduct their own Common Entrance Test for admission to the course.

    How much salary can I get after completing PGDBM?

    The average starting salary after PGDBM will depend on your job position, prior experience, hiring company etc. The starting salary for most PGDBM holders ranges from Rs. 4 to 10 LPA.

    Is PGDBM a professional qualification?

    Yes, since PGDBM results in a PGDM degree, it is considered to be a professional qualification.
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