Post Graduate Diploma in Management Online

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research


Sneak peek into the programme design

SPJIMR Behind the scenes video

Hear from the distinguished faculty members of SPJIMR, including Prof. Snehal Shah, Prof. Vidyut Lata Dhir, Prof. Debmallya Chatterjee, Prof. Sushmita Shrivastava, and Prof. Tanvi Mankodi, share their insights on crafting the courses in this Post Graduate Diploma in Management Online. The faculty has harnessed innovative approaches to ensure a rewarding learning journey for students.

Programme overview

The PGDM Online programme aligns entirely with the on-campus programmes. You will prepare for a successful career in the business world with the unparalleled learning experience offered in the curriculum. Receive a comprehensive overview of diverse functional areas in a holistic manner through a tailored curriculum. Moreover, you also have the flexibility to choose your own combination of micro-specialisations that directly align with your career goals. The coursework is designed by SPJIMR’s distinguished faculty members, who have expertise in fostering a stimulating learning environment while encouraging critical thinking. You will have multiple opportunities to refine your managerial aptitude by participating in various beyond-the-classroom learning initiatives. Benefit from the three optional immersions at the SPJIMR campus in Mumbai, which will give you opportunities to connect with your faculty and peers. The variety of courses included in the curriculum empower you to devise solutions to complex business problems.


The programme offers a fully immersive learning experience with an extensive curriculum spread across 2 years.

YearCreditsHours of engagement
Year I381140
Year II421260

Academic session

The first-year academic session is divided into 3 Phases of 3.5 months each.There will be 16 functional and general management courses in the first year. The first phase includes classroom learning, while the other 2 phases also have non-classroom learning consisting of Social Immersion, and Personal Growth Lab and workshops on Business Negotiation, Critical Thinking, and Career Development. The last two phases of the first year specifically focus on facilitating your holistic interpersonal development.

The second year offers a bouquet of 6 micro-specialisations with 4 courses of 3 credits each. You will have the flexibility to choose any 3 micro-specialisations that align with your future goals.

Academic requirements

Following is the summary of the academic requirements for completing the programme successfully:

  • You need to earn 80 credits for graduation.
  • You will undertake a 6-credit project in the second year.
  • The minimum duration of the programme is 2 years, and the maximum is 3 years, subject to approval from the Programme Head or Academic Council.

First-year curriculum

The first year curriculum consists of functional and general management courses.

Phase IPhase IIPhase III
AccountingMarketing managementEthics in business
Data analysisFinanceBusiness policy and strategy
EconomicsOperations managementDesign and innovation
Decision analysis simulationInformation technology strategyLegal aspects of business
Organisational behaviour and human resource managementBusiness communicationJourney to self mastery
Non-classroom learningsSocial ImmersionPersonal Growth Lab
WorkshopsBusiness Negotiation, Critical ThinkingCareer Development

Second-year curriculum

In the second year, the curriculum features:

  • Six micro-specialisations, each with four 3-credit courses
  • Flexibility to choose three micro-specialisations according to personal goals
  • A live project
Finance and MarketsAdvances in Supply ChainOrganisation and LeadershipStrategyMarketingInformation Management & Analytics
Financial markets & fintechSupply chain managementManaging high performing teamsAdvanced digital international businessConsumer behaviorArtificial intelligence & machine learning
Corporate valuationOperations and supply chain strategyOrganisational transformation through management of changeTechnology consulting - Leading practicesSales and distribution + B2BBusiness intelligence & analytics
Securities analysis & portfolio managementTechnology & e-commerceEmployee relations and labour legislationGame theory in business strategyMarketing strategyCognitive automation leveraging RPA & chatbots
Investment banking, private equity & venture capitalInnovation & Sustainability in Supply ChainLeadership for VUCA worldMicroeconomics of competitivenessDigital marketing/brand managementBlockchain for business applications
Live project

Campus immersions (optional)

  • There will be three optional in-campus immersions of 5 days each at the SPJIMR, Mumbai Campus. The immersions are tentatively planned in March 2024, September 2024, and March 2025.
  • The in-campus immersions are subject to the conditions that prevail at that point of time. The sessions during the in-campus modules are included in the total number of sessions offered per course.
  • The immersions will include academic sessions, workshops and guest sessions.

Programme length

The programme is designed so you can enrol from anywhere in the world and complete courses at your own pace. The minimum duration in which you can complete the programme duration is 24 months and the maximum duration is 36 months.

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Access all course materials anywhere with the mobile app, used by over 80 percent of degree students on Coursera. Available on iOS and Android. Using the mobile app, learners can:

  • Save a week’s worth of content for offline access with one click
  • Save and submit quizzes offline
  • View text transcripts of lecture videos
  • Take notes directly in the app
  • Set reminder alerts to help you make progress

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Round 2 applications for the 2024-2026 batch are closing on May 1, 2024.

Why apply to the online PGDM?

  • Learn with a customisable programme
  • Application oriented curriculum, experiential and immersive learning
  • Learn from one of the leading B-schools in India
  • Scholarship opportunity for women applicants

Benefits of applying early:

  • Adequate time to submit all application documents
  • Get an early decision from the admissions team on your application
  • There are limited seats in the 2024-2026 cohort, so applying early increases your chances of getting a spot if your candidature is found eligible for the programme

The selection process is a competitive merit-based process.

Classes start in July 2024.

Want to know more?

Talk to the admissions team:

Book a meeting with the admissions counsellor and get all your questions answered in a 1:1 session. Click here to book.

Live Q&A sessions with SPJIMR faculty:

  1. Watch the recording of Q&A webinar with PGDM Online Chairperson, Dr. Debmallya Chatterjee on 27 Feb 2024 here.
  2. Watch the recording of Q&A webinar with PGDM Online Chairperson, Dr. Debmallya Chatterjee on 28 July 2023 here.
  3. Watch the recording of the admissions webinar by the SPJIMR team on 15 June 2023 here.
  4. Watch the recording of the masterclass on Learning to learn- Finding your sweet spot, by SPJIMR faculty on 16 October 2023 here.

Live application guidance from the admissions team

If you have started your application and need guidance on the application process, register here for a live interaction with the admissions team. You may choose to attend one or more sessions from the slots below:

  • Apr 17, Wed | 5 PM IST
  • Apr 24, Wed | 5 PM IST
  • May 1, Wed | 5 PM IST

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