Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Ahmedabad



22 months




30000 - 40000 USD

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IIM Ahmedabad currently offers post-graduate diploma (PGPs) in management rather than MBA degrees (this is set to change with the passing of the IIM Bill). The IIMA PGP is highly ranked internationally, and is equivalent to an MBA. The main objective of the IIMA PGP is to "develop young men and women into competent professional managers, capable of working in any sector of organized activity, proceeding leadership and achieving excellence in performance while contributing to the welfare of the larger society.” The IIMA PGP includes a core curriculum of business fundamentals in the first year, while the second year is structured to focus on electives across diverse fields. Students can also work on academic papers. The two-year program is divided by a summer internship. IIMA PGP students also have the option for exchange programs. Each year, IIMA selects a quarter of its second-year PGP students to spend one academic year at one of 80 leading partner educational institutions across the world. In turn, IIMA receives a select number of foreign students, with 92 students from other countries in 2016. As a member of Partnership in International Management (PIM), IIMA offers a dual-degree program with six leading partner schools in Europe: ESSEC, HEC Paris, European Business School, ESCP Europe, University of Cologne, and University of Bocconi. IIMA also offers the two-year PGP-FABM, which focuses on the global food and agribusiness marketplace. The first year consists of general management coursework, and the second involves developing expertise in the agriculture and food-processing sector. PGP-FABM builds on core managerial training, with a specific focus on food and agribusiness sector; in the years since it was introduced, the program has produced several entrepreneurs, and thought and industry leaders in this sector. IIM Ahmedabad increasingly aims to foster entrepreneurship. In 2017, eight students opted out of the placement process to start their own ventures, with a placement holiday offered to them in the next two years in the event the venture doesn’t work out. The start-ups are in sectors such as adventure tourism, data analytics, e-commerce, and food processing. Admissions to PGP are primarily through the Commons Admission Test, which is conducted jointly by the IIMs. The course is extremely selective, with an applicant-to-admission ratio of about 500:1; one of the toughest entry procedures for any school across the world. Fresh graduates account for a little over 20% of the class, with the rest having work experience across the public sector, consulting, IT and IT services, industrial goods and finance. Post-graduation, 91% of students are placed in jobs, with salaries of up to US$127,275 representing an increase of 105%. More than 120 recruiters participated in the placement process in 2017, with companies from multiple sectors across different geographies hiring candidates for a wide range of functions. Principal employers in 2017 included Amazon, TAS, McKinsey & Co, Goldman Sachs, HUL, P&G, SC Johnson, Sprinklr, and Samsung.

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Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad
Gujarat 380015

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